Our Story 

Founded in 1931, Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc. is a third generation, family-owned company based in Grafton, WI. Throughout the years, we have embraced transforming design concepts and ideas into a reality within the in-store merchandising industry.

Today, Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc. is a leader in in-store merchandising and is recognized in the point-of-purchase industry for the company's ability to meet and exceed clients' expectations.


  

"In an ever changing marketplace, we are the constant that provides you with a creative, responsive and thorough approach to every in-store merchandising or interactive kiosk program. Our mission is to create an environment which focuses on turning targeted in-store merchandising initiatives into guaranteed results."

 

- Michael Mayer, President

 


Early Years

1930s


1931

Frank G. Mayer establishes a sign painting business

1940s


1948

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First screen printing facility in Milwaukee, WI

1950s


1952

Frank G. Mayer pioneers the use of four-color process in screen printing

1956

Celebrate 25th Anniversary

1958

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Cylinder press arrives at FMA in 1958 – the largest automatic sheet fed press in the U.S.

1959

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The largest film camera installed at FMA, the Borrowdale

 

Growth and Expansion

1960s


1964

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Groundbreaking on headquarters office in Grafton, WI

1966

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Design and produce merchandising solution for Ampex cassette and 8-track tapes 

1970s


1973

Enter the point-of-purchase industry with award winning displays for Brown Forman Distillers

1975

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First interactive console game for Atari marketed

 

Kiosk Revolution

1980s


1980

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Frank W. Mayer is named President of Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc.

1981

50th anniversary celebrated

1985

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Produce first interactive display, “The Shopping Machine”

1988

Design and produce first automotive showroom for Lexus

1988

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Win “Display of the Year” for Nintendo

 

Point-of-Purchase Boom

1990s


1992

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Win “Display of the Year” for John Deere

1992

Receive Nintendo Vendor Award of Excellence

1995

In 1995 FMA expands and adds an assembly, warehousing, production facility – Midwest Assembly, Warehouse, Distribution

1998

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Mike Mayer is named President of Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc.

 1998

Receive PPG Excellent Supplier Award

2000s


2004

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Two coveted industry awards “Display of the Year” for BMW Kiosk and “Best of Times/Platinum Award” for MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc. Thomasville Selection Center

2006

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Celebrate 75th year in business

2008

RoHS Compliant manufacturer, restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

 

Legacy Grows

2010s


2012

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New corporate identity with re-designed logo.

2013

Nintendo Wii U™ Interactive Display program wins “Best of Times” award

2014

ISO Certification for contract design, development, and manufacture of self-service health screening devices.

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