Cleveland, Ohio (Sept. 12, 2006)- Carney-McNicholas, Inc. of Berea, Ohio has announced it has acquired Midwest Fine Art Services and Transportation, also known as Midwest F.A.S.T. of Kipton, Ohio. Midwest F.A.S.T. was founded in 1990 by Marvin Fannin who saw a specific need from his position as Technical Shop Supervisor at the Oberlin College Art Department and the Allen Art Museum in the regional transportation market for specialized art handlers and art transporter. Midwest F.A.S.T. became well known in the art world for delicate and painstaking diligence in preparing, packaging, handling and safely transporting art.
The partnership, effective immediately, positions Carney-McNicholas, Inc., a Youngstown, Ohio based agent for United Van Lines, as an industry leader. The acquisition includes a fleet of specialized climate controlled vehicles, large and small, specially designed for both safety and security of precious, one-of-a-kind cargo, and a highly trained and experienced staff who share a respect for fine art.
“With this joint venture, I feel as though our firm, Carney-McNicholas, will become the go-to affiliation in terms of fine art handling and transportation. With the addition of Andy Rock (a noted art handler in Northeast Ohio for the past two decades) a couple of years ago and the climate-controlled vans we now offer in our fleet, we were already making a name for ourselves in the art world. With the reputation and experience of Midwest F.A.S.T. now under our umbrella, I think the service we can provide to those with specialized collections and artwork will be unparalleled,” T.J. Carney, the firm’s president, said regarding the announcement.
Carney-McNicholas, Inc. Art Transfer
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TJ Carney, President
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