On behalf of all of us at Calzone / Anvil / Ascot Cases, welcome to our April newsletter. One of the elements of this E-newsletter that I enjoy most is the diversity displayed through our staff’s expertise and the wide range of case product applications shown. Each month we give you a glimpse into a few of the exciting markets we service, and hopefully our passion for this business is reflected throughout. 2015 is a very special year, as The Calzone Case Company celebrates 40 years in business. More on that in the months to come …
This month marks the return of some familiar faces, notably Frankie ‘No-Neck’ Bravico in Steel Ball Corner. As one of our most seasoned sales veterans, Frank brings a unique perspective on our last four decades in business. Calzone Pro Tour Manager Linda Tilson is also back with another ‘Rolling Backstage’ installment of rock n’ roll news.
We’re thrilled to include a new column by Anvil Cases’ legendary designer / sales person Marge Murphy, now in her fifth decade of service at Anvil. In Ms. Murphy’s Law, Marge will lead us through the evolution of her long career at Anvil, and hopefully pass on some good stories along the way.
Richard Johnson (AKA Doctor Anvil) and my brother Vin are at the NAB show this week in Las Vegas, meeting with the movers and shakers of the broadcast industry on their protection requirements. Unlike most of the rest of the pack, we recognize the importance of meeting with our customers firsthand, at trade shows and at their businesses, to address their needs. The tools of the broadcast industry are stellar examples of equipment that requires our level of protection, and often a high degree of individual customization.
Anvil Cases’ Carlos Chavez introduces a new column for our readers, appropriately titled ‘Behind The Lens’. Though adept in many areas, Carlos brings particular experience and skill in servicing the photography and film markets. In subsequent installments, Carlos will explain the intricacies of protecting sensitive camera equipment, and show you a few tricks on how to streamline your workflow through proper case design.
Finally, Anvil Cases’ Roger Lopez and Natalie Garcia report on their activities at the recent SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas. It’s no secret that emerging as well as established bands need their equipment safe and secure, and Anvil’s been doing that since 1952.
With all this new (and old) blood injected in our newsletter, hopefully you see that we’ll never be a company that rests on our laurels. And while our illustrious past is fascinating, I am more focused on our future, and how our passion can interface with your current and future needs for protection.