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