Founded by a small-town entrepreneurial Arkansas couple in 1956, Pinnacle Frames & Accents began as the Magee Company. Today, it is one of the largest designers and manufacturers of photo frames for the consumer market.
In 2005, the company relocated its corporate and creative offices to Austin, Texas, where the company continued to bolster its design, marketing and sales groups with experienced industry professionals.
In 2007, Pinnacle significantly expanded its logistical capabilities with a 425,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution facility in Pocahontas, AR.
As part of the Nielsen Bainbridge family, Pinnacle has enjoyed continued success by striking a successful balance between domestic operations in Pocahontas and global sourcing throughout Asia. Pinnacle has also stood by its commitment to customized customer service and superior quality
In 1956, Rachel Magee launched the Magee Frame Company with $350 in a cramped room over her father-in-law’s furniture store in Corning, Arkansas. Projected monthly profits were $25-$50, enough to help pay for her daughter’s college expenses. After two years, her husband John quit his father’s store below to join the fledgling enterprise fulltime, promoting products at the Chicago Housewares Show from the back of his car while staying at the YMCA.
By September 1959, the company’s rapid growth forced a relocation. The town of Pocahontas, Arkansas, welcomed the Magee’s with open arms and a $4,000 incentive package, allowing the company to begin production in November.
In the spring of 1966, Pocahontas voters overwhelmingly passed a $125,000 bond funding a larger, permanent facility for the Magee Frame Company.
By 1971, Magee employed more than 125 workers in Pocahontas and in 1972, Magee produced its first metal photo frame.
Magee, now operating under the name of Pinnacle Art and Frame, continued its aggressive growth throughout the 1980s and 90s, expanding alongside several up-and-coming retail partners thanks to vast improvements in manufacturing processes and efficiencies.
In December 2002, Magee was acquired by Newcastle Partners, a Dallas private equity fund, and the company was renamed Pinnacle Frames & Accents.
In the winter of 2005, Pinnacle relocated its corporate and creative offices to Austin, Texas. Two years later, Pinnacle drastically expanded its logistical capabilities with a new 425,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution facility in Pocahontas. And in the spring of 2008, Pinnacle acquired Thompson Products of Lakeville, Massachusetts to expand its photo album offering.
In 2011, the company became part of the Nielsen Bainbridge Group, completing its journey from one-room enterprise in small-town Arkansas to an industry leader with operations throughout the world.
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