i.2 - Independence2, LLC
623 W. Liberty St., Hubbard, OH 44425 | P.O. Box 40 | Ph. 800-414-0545 | Fax 866-468-0767
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About i.2® – Independence2, LLC...

“Where Architectural Door Hardware meets Value and Design meets imagination” is more than just a Tag Line.


i.2 doesn’t wave flags, preaching loyalty or offering programs that are more marketing than substance; nor are we dictating your margins, your return on investment, nor are we selling discounts based on your volume.


We believe that you don’t have to be told how to read a ‘balance sheet,’ ‘income statement,’ or dictated too as to where and how much product to buy.


Our products are UL listed, ANSI Graded, and manufactured to the specification of the construction marketplace.  Our warranties and guarantees exceed the industry standards, and our work isn’t colored by ‘financial holding groups’ or off-sight ownership.


Our work is our bond, where a ‘handshake’ still counts.


Company Overview
Management Team

Independence2, LLC is a private-labeled, architectural-door-hardware company serving the commercial-construction industry through the contract door-hardware distributor or general contractor where no distribution exists.  i.2® is the source manufacturer of the i.2® United States registered-trademark product line of privatized, commercial door-hardware designed in Ohio.  Our goal is to serve all Contract Door-Hardware Distributors and Affiliates or Contractors by providing them a loyal source from which to purchase high-quality door-hardware products at Value Pricing.


Ronald Baldine: Managing Partner, Founder – Mr. Baldine earned his B.S. Degree at Kent State University and his M.A. Degree from Case Western Reserve University.  He has 30 years of management experience:  6 years as President/CEO of Amweld Building Products, Inc., 2 years with WWH Holding Company specializing in M & A work as well as establishment of a ‘door hardware company’ for a division of Amweld.  Author of articles for Door & Hardware Magazine:  Published September 2001 Can Independent Entrepreneurs Survive Industry Consolidation?  Published September 2003 A Strong, Independent, Entrepreneurial Distributor Base: The Key to Continued Success,  as well as author of a blog entitled “The 2am talk radio show,” on the website and also located at http://the2amtalkradioshow.blogspot.com.  Previously published non-fiction book: Drug Abuse and Preventive Law Enforcement in Selective Counties of Ohio.


Nick Ingledue, Logistics and Technical Partner – Mr. Ingledue has 15 years of experience in the areas of retail, manufacturing, and distribution;  most notably, the last 9 years in the area of inventory management and logistics/supply chain management within the architectural door hardware and hollow metal building products industry with two startup/launch companies.  This includes priceless experience in the areas of import/export of finished goods, technical expertise as to ‘fit and function’ of our i.2® vast product line, and customer service experience.  All of which add immeasurably to making i.2®’s product line better equipped to provide excellence of quality and service for  the supply chain including distributors, affiliates, manufacturing representatives, and other key individuals within the order fulfillment process of  various sales channels.