|Posted: September-06-2006 at 1:03pm | IP Logged
Carney-McNicholas, Inc. has just completed a purchase agreement for the name and assets of Midwest Fine Arts Service and Transportation Co. (sometimes called Midwest FAST) of Kipton, Ohio. Midwest FAST packs and ships fine art and is well known regionally to museums, galleries, and collectors.
Marvin and Judy Fannin, founders of Midwest Fine Arts
Services and Transportation (Midwest-F.A.S.T.) are proud to announce their
merger with Carney-McNicholas, Inc.
“With constant increases in fuel, insurance, and operating
expenses, this merger will provide better and more efficient logistics in the
transportation and handling of all mediums of art”, Marvin Fannin announced.
Carney-McNicholas, Inc., with over 100 years of
experience, provides a fleet of over 50 vehicles featuring air-ride suspension,
lift-gates, climate control, and equipment sizes from 15 foot cube vans to 75
foot long tractor trailer rigs. Carney's
affiliation with United Van Lines expands access to a fleet of specialized
trucks to over 7000. The combination maintains the personalized care and
individual attention that Midwest Fine Arts is known for, while greatly
expanding the scope and services now available.
“We wish to thank all the faithful clients we have
serviced over these past 15 years,” said Marvin Fannin; many have become close
Handling and transporting art,” Fannin commented, “is not
only a monetary thing, but, it is very personal endeavor as well. The Artist pours their person and soul into a
creation, it is like their child. The Collector
respects and reflects their love of a piece and/or its creator. Museums collect and protect art, to be
appreciated and interpreted for the future generations to enjoy. They all entrust their precious objects to us
to safely protect and move through its various journeys. The combination of our services greatly
enhances our ability to serve the Fine Arts Community.”
It is with this philosophy that Marvin and Judy born and
operated Midwest Fine Arts and the staff at Carney-McNicholas is committed to
perpetuating their support of the arts.Marvin, Rick, Michael and Midwest F.A.S.T.'s trained staff
will continue to provide the finest service and consideration for their current clients. This will be enhanced with
changes such as more cost effective coast to coast shipping; international
crating and forwarding, including Mexico and Canada; and scheduled routine
Thomas J. Carney, President
800-599-6459, ext. 15