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Vendors Exchange International Inc. / Headquarters: Cleveland / Employees: More than 100 / Specialty: Vending machines Brent Garson, president: “What makes us unique is we’re the soup-to-nuts supplier.” Machine Makeovers vendors exchange international inc. keeps its vending machine clients up to date with the latest technological advances. by brian salgado Products sold in vending machines change with the trends and fads consumers demand year after year. Over the last five decades, Vendors Exchange International Inc. has made it its mission to give owners of vending machines new and innovative ways to display products in their machines and attract consumers away from traditional stores. Through the years, Vendors Exchange International has grown into a global operation that handles everything related to vending machines from cradle to the grave. Not only does the Cleveland-based firm manufacture new vending machine Revision Doors, but it refurbishes and upgrades machines for clients and the aftermarket industry, as well as selling parts to refurbish old machines. “What makes us unique is we’re the soup-to-nuts supplier,” President Brent Garson says. “If you need equipment and parts, electronic services, repairs, or if you’re looking to sell used equipment, I think there’s no one more pervasive in those collective aspects of our business than us anywhere in the world.” After 50 years, Vendors Exchange International has worked with just about every type of vending machine imaginable. Today, the company focuses on innovation and technology to separate itself from the competition, ensuring that its machines keep up with the latest advances that keep consumers dropping in more coins or inserting more bills. vendors exchange says it provides complete vending machine solutions for new and existing machines. Modernizing Vending Today’s consumers demand more from their shopping experience, even when it comes to vending machines. With that in mind, Vendors Exchange International has launched a number of product lines and refurbish kits that keep up with the times. The company’s latest innovations include universal control boards, LED lighting kits, energy-saving sen- sors, MIND screens and the “7th Tray,” which can be used to sell larger packs of gum. Vendors Exchange International’s universal control board works with most machines and helps owners reduce inventory and training WINTER 2012 85

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Manufacturing Today - Winter 2012
Wauseon Machine
Applied Energy Solutions
Carter Control Systems
Global Technology Systems
Positech Corp.
Tampa Tank Inc./Florida Structural Steel
Carbide Products
Datacard Group
Fullerton Tool Co. Inc.
Honda of South Carolina
Fintube LLC
Sapa Extrusions North America
ACE Controls Inc.
Vendors Exchange International Inc.
EXEL North America
DJO Global
Capewell Components Co.
U.S. Sugar Corp.
Industrial Magnetics Inc.
Lakeside Plastics Ltd.
Norpak Handling Ltd.
Mid-State Machine Products
TenCate Protective Fabrics
The Dupps Co.
Western Manufacturing Ltd.
Wisconsin Plastics Inc.
Metrolina Greenhouses
LaSalle Bristol LP
Clarion Bathware
DAP Products Inc.
Honsa Ergonomic Technologies Inc.
Engineered Material Solutions LLC
Master Spas Inc.
Nypro Inc.
Kelly-Moore Paints
Palomar Technologies
U.S. Chemical & Plastics Inc.
Varflex Corporation
Votaw Precision Technologies
Watry Industries
Wigwam Mills
Banker Steel Co.
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Manufacturing Today - Winter 2012