Chief Becomes AIA Cornerstone Partner!

By partnering with the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Chief will be able to offer more effective communication with architects.

Minneapolis, MN. - - (April 23, 2007) - Chief® Manufacturing Inc., the industry leader in mounting solutions, is excited to announce a Cornerstone Partnership with the American Institute of Architects (AIA). With the new partnership, Chief will be better able to educate and serve the mounting needs of architects, consultants and designers.


AIA represents the professional interests of American architects, and is "the voice of the architectural profession and the resource for its members in service to society." By being a part of the AIA Cornerstone Partner program, Chief will be more effectively able to communicate with architects nationwide.

Chief's offers a variety of resources for architects and designers, including a newly designed Design Center website. The site is focused on helping architects, consultants and interior designers to integrate technology into projects, while respecting the integrity of the structure and overall design.

With the website, architects and designers can get up -to -date information, specifications and drawings on the largest line of mounting solutions worldwide for flat panels and projectors. Find state -of -the -art solutions and easily download related documents in minutes. The site features a "product specs" tab with downloads for CAD drawings and Technical Manuals, CSI specs coming soon! The "FAQ" section makes it easy to
choose the right custom or universal mount for your application. Users can also register on the site to receive the latest news and product updates from Chief. Access the site at www.designcenter.chiefmfg.com.


About Chief
Chief Manufacturing, a division of CSAV - Chief/Sanus Audio Visual, has more than 29 years of proven product and service excellence. Committed to responding to industry needs in the Pro AV, Residential and Office markets, Chief offers a complete line of mounts, lifts and accessories for flat panel displays and projectors.

Chief continues to design innovative mounting solutions that complement the technology they support. With multiple product awards and patented designs, Chief provides unique mount features, and is recognized for delivering not only quality products, but knowledgeable, helpful customer service.

U.S. and Europe sales offices support a global network spanning the Americas, Europe, the Pacific Rim and beyond. Chief distribution centers are located in Minnesota and the Netherlands. www.chiefmfg.com.

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