SAN DIEGO, CA…
The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) today announced a new partnership with Mace Security International, manufacturer of personal defense and electronic surveillance products marketed under the famous brand name, Mace®. Under this new agreement, the more than 50,000 franchised outlets owned by AAFD members have access to Mace’s broad security line at partnership pricing.
“Security is a huge issue with many of our franchisee members and certainly an area where you don’t want to spare quality due to expense. This new partnership gives our members access to state-of-the art security equipment at a reduced rate from a company, Mace, that’s literally a household name in the world of security,” said Robert Purvin, chairman of AAFD.
While Mace is a household name for its personal defense sprays, the company boasts an extensive product line of security equipment. Mace’s security products include: security systems, cameras and accessories, monitors and accessories, digital video recorders and other security products (e.g. mirrors, domes, and signage).
John O’Leary, president of Mace Security Products, expressed his excitement about the new partnership. “Our association with AAFD is a classic win-win, relationship,” said O’Leary. “Mace wins because we now are associated with the industry’s most respected franchisee advocate, AAFD, many of whose members need our products. AAFD wins by enabling its members to save on state-of-the-art security equipment.”
About the AAFD
The AAFD is a national non-profit trade association representing the rights and interests of franchisees and independent dealers throughout the United States. Formed in 1992, the AAFD is focused on market driven reform to achieve its mission to define and promote collaborative franchise cultures that the AAFD describes as Total Quality Franchising. Since its formation the AAFD has grown to represent more than 50,000 franchised locations throughout the United States. The AAFD has members in all 50 states and represents more than 100 different franchise systems.
The AAFD’s Fair Franchising Standards, Fair Franchising Seal, Trademark
Chapters, and emphasis on Marketplace Solutions led to the Association’s recognition as a growing force in franchising. The AAFD’s Branded Partner programs add a new dimension to the value of AAFD membership. The AAFD provides a broad range of member services designed to help franchisees build market power, create legislative support of interest to franchisees, provide legal and financial support, and provide a wide range of general member benefits.
For more information about the conference or the AAFD, please call toll free – 800-733-9858 or visit www.AAFD.org.
Mace Security International, Inc. is a manufacturer of personal defense and electronic surveillance products marketed under the famous brand name, Mace®, and is an owner and operator of a wholesale central monitoring station. The Company also operates a Digital Media Marketing and e-commerce business. In addition, Mace owns and operates car washes, and has previously announced that it is exiting this segment of its business. The Company’s remaining car washes are located in Texas. Mace’s web site is www.mace.com.