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CMS Established

Don Smith started the business with a heavy emphasis on grocery store display fixtures. Initial products included Eurotables and other produce-based merchandisers.

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First CMS Product was designed

This product became one of our most popular items which we sold thousands of. This unit was designed to create a high and low presentation for all volume products. Our product line has continually grown over the years and we’ve since designed several products that offer this same presentation.

3 Tier Merchandiser CMS Produce Displays
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Purchased first truck to supply freight

Shipping to companies from California to New York, CMS began to offer its own shipping services. Having our own fleet of trucks, we were able to provide on-time delivery service for our customers.

CMS First Truck
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CMS purchases first building

CMS expanded into its first building in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This building allowed for us to have more space for warehousing, manufacturing, and business development.

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Expansion into wine and bakery departments

During the late nineties, CMS began to diversify into new markets. After years of improving produce departments, CMS began manufacturing bakery and wine fixtures for use in supermarkets, cafés, bakeries and wineries.

wine department - CMS fixtures
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Executive VP, Michael Smith comes on board

After several years of working in sales at UPS, Michael Smith joined the CMS team. Throughout the years, Michael has provided excellence and leadership in areas such as sales, business development, and marketing.

Don and Michael Smith
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CMS expands to new building

With the exciting rise in business, CMS built its new headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Associated Builders and Contractors recognized CMS for excellence in merit shop construction.

CMS Headquarters Building
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CMS purchases 2 CNC machines

To assist with the drastic increase in business, CMS purchased these highly technical machines to help improve manufacturing productivity and efficiency.

CNC machine
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Popular Frontier Orchard Bin designed

Our engineering team wanted to create a high-quality design that provides maximum functionality for all products. Today, we’ve sold thousands of Frontier Orchard Bins to customers around the globe.

Frontier Orchard Bin in-store Frontier Orchard Bin
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CMS diversifies into different markets

Since specializing in supermarket display fixtures, CMS felt both comfortable and confident in trying new markets like hospitals, bars, restaurants, cafes, and even schools. Since 2013, CMS has helped design numerous projects at schools, hospitals, and other retail environments from coast-to-coast.

copper bar at Gravity Taphouse Project Gallery
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President of CMS, Don Smith

Thank you to all of our customers for your continued business and affiliation over the years. Our team at CMS appreciates the relationships you’ve provided us with and the loyalty we’ve gained!

Don Smith