The big day is finally here! As of December 1st, 2013, the commercial and residential security businesses of Ingersoll Rand have become a new company – Allegion!
Quite a few people have asked what this means to iDigHardware (or iHateHardware if you still hate hardware). I don’t foresee any major changes to the site, other than the obvious…what was once red is now orange! I have a new email address – firstname.lastname@example.org. That will definitely take some getting used to after more than a decade with my old email address. Of course you can still find me here, or by following me on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook. You can also subscribe to this site to receive new iDigHardware posts by email.
If you have questions about Allegion that are not answered below, please leave them in the comments section. And while you’re commenting…if you would like to leave a few words about how iDigHardware has helped you with your job, I have Allegion travel mugs for the first 33 people who share their experience (even if you’re one of my Allegion colleagues!). Be the envy of all your coworkers – the first to have an Allegion mug on your desk! 😀
Answers to frequently asked questions about Allegion:
Q: How will the spinoff affect architects?
A: Architects will continue to receive the same level of support from our Sales, Customer Care, Marketing, and Operations teams they do today. Over time, the spinoff will allow Allegion to deploy resources in a more focused way that further enhances its ability to anticipate and satisfy customer needs.
Q: Will my architectural consultant change?
A: No, your Allegion architectural consultant will be the same individual who currently serves you at Ingersoll Rand.
Q: Can I still get Schlage, Von Duprin and your other brands from Allegion?
A: Yes, the portfolio includes aptiQ®, LCN®, Schlage®, Steelcraft®, and Von Duprin®, as well as Dexter®, Falcon®, Fusion Hardware Group™, Glynn-Johnson®, Ives®, Kryptonite® and XceedID®.
Q: Where will Allegion’s headquarters be located?
A: North American headquarters are located at 11819 N. Pennsylvania St. Carmel, IN 46032.
Q: Will your products still be available through the same distributors?
A: Yes, Allegion will continue to support its existing distributors with the same well-known brands and superior products.
Q: Where can I find the Allegion website?
Q: What will be my contact’s email address?
A: All Allegion email addresses will change email@example.com.
Q: What if I have a questions or an issue with a product previously purchased for or installed on a project?
A: We’ll continue to support and service products purchased prior to the spinoff, in accordance with warranty and product standards. Contact Customer Care at 877-671-7011.
Q: Will the spinoff affect product pricing?
A: All products will continue to be offered at competitive prices. Additionally, we will monitor costs and make adjustments to pricing as appropriate.