• Array acquires Summit Manufacturing, a New York-based manufacturer of point of sale merchandising, retail displays and fixtures.

Summit Manufacturing
  • Acquired a 50% stake in Vulkan Retail in Mexico
  • Array opens third Toronto area facility, significantly expanding capacity.

350 Progress Location Opened - 2016


Array's Third Toronto Location

  • Purchased by The Carlyle Group in partnership with the Array management team
  • Paint & Decoration Department – Significant investment to modernize this facility

Purchased by the Carlyle Group -2015
  • Bradford facility expansion completed; size doubles to 120,000 square feet

Bradford Plant Expansion - 2014
  • Acquired state-of-the-art CNC equipment for Vacuum-Form Tooling
  • Employee Bright Ideas Program is re-launched

Cost Savings Idea Program, is re-launched as Employee Bright Idea Program
  • Array acquired by Torquest Partners

Torquest acquires Array
  • Opened in-house Quality Control testing lab
  • Recognized with Estée Lauder Supplier Excellence Award. First time an Indirect Procurement company has won this award.
Estée Lauder Supplier Excellence Award
  • Launched ‘DataWeb’ proprietary ERP system
  • Implemented Lean Manufacturing in acrylic facility

Implemented Lean Manufactuing
  • Awarded Ulta Beauty ‘Vendor of the Year’ Recognition
  • Array introduces toll free Customer Service line

  • Array invests in Rapid Prototyping technology
  • Held 2005 Array Creative Conference in Toronto
  • Opened Array Asia office in Shenzhen, China

Opened office in Shenzhen, China
  • Hosted inaugural Array Quality Conference with divisional Presidents and Quality Managers

  • IDMD acquired by Brentwood Associates, becomes Array Marketing Group

IDMD acquired by Brentwood, becomes Array Marketing
  • Expanded Toronto location to 265,000 square feet
  • Opened Manhattan, New York office

Opened Manhattan, New York office
  • Sponsored Toronto’s premiere of ‘Ragtime’ The Musical; all proceeds go to BCRF

Sponsored “Ragtime” the Musical world premiere in Toronto Ford Centre for the Performing Arts (later renamed the Toronto Centre for the Arts). Proceeds went to Breast Cancer Research Foundation
  • New state-of-the-art facility, moved into our current location

  • IDMD pioneers Open Service merchandising system and has a hand in revolutionizing the way cosmetics are sold today

IDMD pioneers Open Service merchandising and revolutionizes the way that cosmetics are sold today
  • Began the tradition of manufacturing Pink Ribbon promotional displays
  • Acquired first CNC machine
  • Became involved with Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Got involved with and started manufacturing for Breast Cancer Research Foundation
  • First Estée Lauder Job: IDMD expands into cosmetic merchandising
  • First international order from Clinique Paris, France
  • Begin producing pharmaceutical packaging

Began doing pharmaceutical packaging
  • IDMD incorporated
  • IDMD purchases molding equipment
  • First significant order – miniature IBM PC caddy desk set

First significant order – IBM PC caddy leave behind, for which IDMD purchased Molding Equipment
  • IDMD Founded: distributed promotional items such as mugs, key chains, and bottle openers

IDMD Founded in 1981