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A & A Global Industries

“Innovative approach to products, traditional approach to people.”

A&A Global Industries

A&A Global Industries

A&A Global Industries, founded in 1939, is still family owned and operated in the Greater Baltimore Area. It is the leading distributor and manufacturer of bulk vending machines and supplies in the industry.

Today, A&A employs over 200 personnel nationwide and occupies over 375,000 square feet of space. Product categories supported by the company include gum, candy, nuts, superballs, toys, novelties, empty and filled capsules, stickers, temporary tattoos and innovative point-of-purchase displays. Equipment categories include machines, stands, racks and parts.

With over 63% market share, A&A has a presence in nearly every retail location including shopping malls, deep discount merchants, specialty stores, amusement centers, grocery and convenience stores, and restaurants to name a few.

A&A will always continue its deep commitment to the bulk vending industry through new innovative products and machines that are being developed on an ongoing basis. A&A’s future is secure with years of experience and ability to adapt quickly to market changes.

The A & A Global Industries History

In 1938, lrv Kovens, a Baltimore cab driver, was trying to make extra money by repairing a few stamp machines. He sold these machines to several acquaintances and it was so successful that his new business began to grow.

Eventually he founded Parkway Machine Company, (which later became A&A Global
Industries), as a vending machine repair company in the Baltimore area. Quickly seeing the
need and demand for a business that specialized in vending, lrv expanded the business to include
bulk vending machines and products.

His passion of an “innovative approach to products, traditional approach to people” has
supported A&A Global Industries ever since. While lrv Kovens founded what is today A&A
Global Industries, lrv’s son Edward Kovens and Ed’s two sons Brian and Steven Kovens
now hold executive positions. These men have helped A&A take on dramatic industry
changes, including licensing, and machine and price improvements. These changes have
not only helped the company grow, but have made it overall superior to its competition.

Today, A&A is still owned and operated by the Kovens family in the Greater Baltimore Area and is
the leading distributor of bulk vending machines and supplies.

Product categories supported by the company include gum, candy, superballs, toys, novelties,
empty and filled capsules, stickers, temporary tattoos and innovative point-of-purchase displays.
Equipment categories include machines, stands, racks and parts.

With over 63% market share, A&A Global has over 10,000 active customers, and therefore,
presence in nearly every retail location including shopping malls, deep discount merchants,
specialty stores, amusement centers, grocery and convenience stores, and restaurants to name a few.

A & A Globals Company Timeline

  • 1938 – lrv Kovens founded Parkway Machine Company in the Baltimore area
  • 1941 – Parkway Machine begins to distribute bulk vending machines and products
  • 1950- Founded National Bulk Vending Association and was its first member
  • 1961 – Ed Kovens joins his father in the company
  • 1980- A&A Plastics Division is launched
  • 1983- Brian Kovens, Ed Kovens son, joins the company
  • 1985- Steven Kovens, Ed Kovens son, joins the company
  • 1991 – The Company celebrates 50 years in the business
  • 1992- A&A Parkway Machine Company purchases the Advance Sticker machine company (flat vending) in California
  • 1993- A&A Powder Coating Division is launched
  • 1994- A&A Tool and Die Division is launched
  • 1995- The Company starts a retail candy division called Koko’s Confectionery in Texas
  • 1997- A&A Parkway Machine Company opens it’s west coast operations
  • 1997- A&A introduces licensed products to bulk vending
  • 1998- The Company receives patent for an electronic bulk vending machine
  • 1999- A&A Parkway Machine Company changes its name to A&A Global Industries
  • 2004- A&A moves to new facility in Cockeysville, MD
  • 2009- The company introduces candy crane mix to it’s product offerings
  • 2010- A&A Plush Toy Division is launched

 

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Beaver Machine Corporation

Beaver Machine Corporation

Beaver Machine Corporation

Beaver Machine Corporation is recognized worldwide for their innovative foresight in product design and engineering that is unsurpassed within the vending industry. Their quality, customer service, product support, and lifetime guarantee against manufacturer defects are part of the Beaver family promise. Each vender is custom built using the highest quality standards and materials. Originally founded by Josef Schwarzli, Beaver Machine Corporation is a privately owned company known for being one of the most innovative firms in the business.

Established in 1963 as Machine-O-Matic, Beaver started as an aluminum and zinc casting manufacturer, producing replacement parts for bulk venders. Once established, the company quickly expanded, casting a variety of components for a wide range of customers.

By the mid 1960’s the firm re-entered the bulk vending industry, having created their first complete machine, the “Round Beaver 16” (RB16). Over the years the RB16 went from using a glass globe, to a ‘plexi’ globe. Today Beaver’s machine has a polycarbonate, shatterproof globe, the first in the industry to have this. Enhancements continued through the 70’s and 80’s when the company launched the “Northern Beaver”. This machine was designed for capsule vending and has become a success for Beaver Machine Corporation.

Another innovation by the company was Beaver’s mechanical rotary coin mechanism. It quickly became acknowledged as the best in the industry, setting standards for global bulk vending technology. The NG coin mechanism is presently sold to original equipment manufactures (OEMs) of several types of vending equipment, worldwide. The mechanism is offered in over 100 countries around the world, measuring the diameter and thickness of a coin, while rejecting slugs and foreign currency of similar size.

With each change and innovation, Beaver Vending has helped reshape the industry to what it is today. Beaver came to promote the vending industry beyond traditional tenders, launching a series of stands and configurations designed for non-traditional locations. Shopping malls and movie theatres soon became interested in Beaver “Towers”, “Tri-Towers” and “Pyramids”. These new products transformed bulk vending from simple gum machines, to interactive works of art.

As one of the oldest companies in the industry, Beaver Machine Corporation has developed enormous respect, and established itself as a leader in service and functionality. Today the company works in much the same way as it always has, driving the industry forward in both mechanical function and service. Continually staying on the leading edge of research and development, the company is known for developing new products first and setting industry standards.

Beaver Machine Corporation continues to believe in constant improvement. Beaver invests much of its time and energy on research and development for the creation of new products, as well as the maintenance of established lines. Today, with the help of Computer Assisted Design, or CAD models, Beaver Machine Corporation continues to research, refine and earn the utmost respect in the bulk vending industry.

 

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Northwestern Corporation

Northwestern Corporation

Northwestern Corporation

Since 1909 . . . For over 90 years, The Northwestern Corporation has been at the forefront of the Bulk Vending Industry. Northwestern® machines are known the world over for their superior quality, longevity, and ease of operation.

A successful vending business begins with the equipment . . . The vending machines you choose to operate have a profound effect on the level of success you are able to achieve in Bulk Vending. In essence, vending machines are your sales force, and Northwestern® machines enable you to have the most attractive, reliable and professional sales force possible!

The Northwestern Corporations History

Chapter 1: Emerson A. Bolen

Emerson A. Bolen

Emerson A. Bolen

The late Emerson A. Bolen, who founded Northwestern, was one of those imaginative entrepreneurs whose genius preceded the big corporation, the corps of professional managers, and the idea of the “team” which professional managements fostered. Born in Newark, Ohio, Bolen moved his family to Marion, Indiana, graduated from public schools without particularly distinguishing himself, and became a traveling salesman.

At this he was good. So good that in his early 20’s he packed his satchel and a sample case and sailed off to South Africa as the sole representative of the Fireless Cooker Company and of a firm which manufactured illustrated blackboards. In later years his family like to josh “that dad made his living selling fireless cookers to cannibals.” Whoever his customers were Bolen appears to have been quite successful.

He had his ups and downs, of course. He got himself drafted briefly to serve in the British Army during those desperate days of the Boer War despite his protest that the British could not draft an American citizen. When he wasn’t selling cookers and blackboards he used his spare time as a volunteer teacher in a mission school. He might have well stayed in South Africa, except his heart was back home in Marion and belonged to a young lady named Jenny Fullhart.

After three years in South Africa Bolen started for home. He stopped off in London to convert his currency into gold and wait for a ship. Bolen’s absent-mindedness, a trait still remembered around Northwestern and the town of Morris, almost cost him his three years’ savings. While waiting for his ship Bolen wrote his friends at home to tell them of his plans for returning. The letters finished, he set out to find the London Post Office. As always, he carried all his gold with him.

Having posted the letters and with hours of waiting still ahead, Bolen decided to see London on foot. Later that day, patting his pockets, he discovered his gold was missing. Then he remembered he had laid the gold down on one of the high tables in the post office lobby while he fixed stamps to the envelopes. He rushed back to the post office certain he was wiped out. But his good fortune held. As he hurried in to the lobby a postal clerk came along to meet him. “We know what you’re after” the clerk said as he handed over the gold.

Back in Marion, Emerson Bolen promptly married his young sweetheart. In time the Bolen’s had three children: Marjorie, Charline, and Waldo.

Chapter 2: Kitchen Matches

At the turn of the century, the gentlemen, young and old, of Marion, Indiana were free and easy with kitchen matches in the town saloons. They came to put their feet on the brass rails, lean an elbow on the bar and drink a nickel stein of the frothy stuff. Before they left they reached out for a generous helping of kitchen matches which were a staple item on every well stocked bar. Unfortunately for the saloon keepers, those free fistfuls of matches cut deeply into profits.

Still and all, if the gentlemen of Marion had been a bit easier on the kitchen match supplies, the Northwestern Corporation would not be in its 88th year of production.

Like the other gentlemen of Marion, Emerson Bolen had his favorite places to stop for a glass of nickel beer. On one of these stops, the problem of the free loaders and the kitchen matches changed his life. Bolen stood at the bar patiently listening to a saloon keeper friend describing how the fistfuls of free matches were eating away at his profits. Why not, thought Bolen, find some way of providing free matches and yet gracefully keep the customers from stuffing their pockets?

Chapter 3: The Yankee

The Yankee

The Yankee

Out of this thinking came a small, bar top device which Bolen called the Yankee. You opened the top of the Yankee and loaded it with 100 or so kitchen matches. Then the top was locked back on. When you pushed down a lever about an inch of matchstick popped out of an opening in the top. You grasped the matchstick and pulled, and as you pulled the match head struck itself against an abrasive and emerged lighted, ready for use. The end of the lever which actuated the device also contained a cutter to nip off the end of your cigar.

Bolen kept his device to himself. He took the train to Chicago to find someone who would manufacture the Yankee. In Chicago he contacted the Coleman Hardware Company, which had a foundry in Morris, about 654 miles southwest of the city. The Coleman people suggested that Bolen take his model and drawings down to Morris to see the works manager of their foundry. This Bolen promptly did.

When a number of cast iron samples had been produced, Bolen set out to test the sales reception it would have. Morris, the seat of prosperous Grundy County, sits on the banks of the Illinois River. Through the town runs the old Illinois-Michigan canal, a busy waterway until 1933 when the river itself was opened to shippers. Like most small river towns Morris was populated by saloons: 23 all told in the year 1909 when Bolen’s Yankee was ready for production.

Bolen’s sales approach was simple and right down to closing the sale, wordless. He simply ticked the Yankee under his arm, marched into a saloon, and ordered a beer. As the beer was being delivered, he pushed down the handle of the Yankee, pulled out a lighted math and lit a cigar. When the saloon keeper expressed amazement at the device, Bolen would repeat the performance, again without words. By this time the Yankee usually sold itself. Within days, 21 of the saloons in Morris had purchased the Yankee and the word was out around town that young Bolen had hold of a good thing.

Chapter 4: The Northwestern Novelty Company

Northwestern Novelty Company

Northwestern Novelty Company

At this point Bolen was approached by Earl D. Fuller and Frank H. Hayes. Fuller, a recent college graduate, was looking for some business to get into. Hayes, an attorney newly arrived in Morris, had some money to invest. On August 12, 1909, the three formed the Northwestern Novelty Company with $3000 capital. Fuller became active in the business while Hayes, who later gained prominence as a circuit court judge, was a director.

Northwestern sold the Yankee through specialty salesmen and grocery tobacco wholesalers. The retail price was $2, and the company minute books disclosed it cost exactly $1 to produce. Business boomed. One entry in the original company minute book contains the following resolution: “In the event that the regular 10% dividend is not declared at the monthly meeting, an explanation shall be given.”

In the first nine months Northwestern Novelty Company built and sold about 100,000 of the Yankee. The handwriting was on the wall: in 1910 the safety match took the country by storm and the conveniently free kitchen math passed into history.

Determined not to let the trend get away from him, Bolen planned to capture his share of the safety match business. In 1911 he brought out a penny match box vending machine the first in a long line of coin activated silent salesmen the company was to produce. The box match vender listed at $2.70, and Waldo Bolen figured the company sold half a million of them before the model was discontinued.

Chapter 5: Diversification

Box Match Vender

Box Match Vender

Pleased with the success of the box match vender, Bolen, who had no formal training in engineering or design, turned his energies to other vending machines. In 1912 Northwestern brought out its first postage stamp vending machine. It was not the first stamp vender. Shermack in Detroit built one several years earlier. The Northwestern stamp machine had a glass front and back which allowed the customers to see the rolls of postage stamps inside. It offered two choices, four penny stamps or two 2-cent stamps for a nickel. “They were getting into high priced things now,” Waldo Bolen observed. The first stamp machine sold for $8.

In the 1911-1913 period Northwestern got into vending in a big way. It brought out a package chewing gum vender, a gumball vender and a machine to sell rolls of mints. It augmented its vending line with a sturdy cigar box lid holder. At least one was still in use in 1959 at the cigar counter in Chicago’s staid old Union League Club!

In 1912 the company moved from a store building in the business district of Morris to a spanking new manufacturing plant out on Armstrong Street. The building had been built by the Morris Industrial Association in an effort to attract industry to the farming community. “But the industry they brought into the plant folded before it started,” Waldo Bolen said, “so they had to pick up an orphan.” From 1912 to 1936, Northwestern occupied only half the plan – the other half was used for paper storage by a local paper mill. In 1936 Northwestern bought the other half of the plant and 10 years later built an addition, bringing its total square footage to 65,000.

World War I was a difficult time for the young Northwestern organization. Although materials were not on priority restrictions, as they were in WWII, shipping finished machines and transporting raw materials was extremely difficult. One of Waldo Bolen Sr.’s earliest recollections of his days at Northwestern revolves around the year 1919 when he was 13 years old. “I had a Model T which I bought from Pete Truntland when he went off to war. And I used to haul our nut machine castings from Morris up to Chicago to be porcelined and then bring the porcelined castings back down to the plant.”

Chapter 6: Ice Cream

Having survived the war and the inflationary period which accompanied its ending, Emerson Bolen saw a great opportunity to expand his business in 1922. An inventor had brought Bolen a model of a machine to automatically make chocolate coated ice cream bars. Bolen perfected the model and readied it for production. But the company’s resources were insufficient to put the machine on the market. As a result, in 1922, Northwestern Novelty Company changed its name to The Northwestern Corporation and issued stock to 80 investors, most of them local citizens.

The ice cream bar machine sold well to Eskimo Pie Company and to JoLo (which makes popsicles). Waldo Bolen Sr. figured that by 1945, when Northwestern sold the device to the Mojonnier Company in Chicago, about one out of three U.S. ice cream companies had purchased one of the machines.

“We decided to get out of this phase of the business for two reasons,” Waldo said. We felt that we’d do better concentrating on the vending machine business. And then, too, the larger ice cream companies had by then adopted the brine tank (molded) rather than mechanical method of making ice cream bars.”

Chapter 7: Waldo Bolen

Waldo Bolen

Waldo Bolen

Emerson Bolen called his son into the business in 1927 when Earl Fuller, then just 40, died suddenly of pneumonia. Waldo Bolen was a senior at Marquette University in Milwaukee. He started at the University of Colorado, but transferred to Milwaukee because he wanted to start a route of ten-cent packaged nut vending machines and he needed a big city location.

“I probably would have gone on into law,” Waldo Bolen said. Instead he sold his fledgling nut operation to three Marquette students (“they used to see me counting all those coins and must have thought it was a good business”) and came home to Morris to assume the office duties at Northwestern.

One year later, in 1928, Waldo Bolen married Ellen Keating of Pueblo, Colorado. They met while they both studied at Colorado College. They had two sons, W.E. Bolen Jr. and Richard K. Bolen. In January 1934, Emerson Bolen stepped out of the presidency and his son became president. In December of that year, while on a business trip to Toronto, Canada, Emerson Bolen suffered a stroke which left him an invalid. The elder Bolen lived until 1942 and watched his oldest son take a good firm grip of the reins at Northwestern.

Chapter 8: New Horizons in Bulk Vending

Between Earl Fuller’s death in 1927 and the introduction of the Penny Merchandiser in 1931, the company completely reversed its approach to the vending market. Like some other pioneers in vending, Earl Fuller apparently lacked real confidence in the future of automatic selling. For one thing, he did not believe that Northwestern should build the kind of equipment that would be purchased by the operating companies which were then springing up around the country. Fuller wanted Northwestern to build machines to sell direct to his retailers, and he had his way. His policies were continued until the great depression. “When the depression came along,” Waldo Bolen observed, “you just had no chance to sell a vending machine to a retailer when the retailer couldn’t even pay his utility bill. So we decided to build our machines for operators.”

Accordingly, in 1931, the company brought out its Penny Merchandiser, a revolutionary machine for its day, and set about building up a network of distributors who could seek out and sell established and potential vending operators. The Penny Merchandiser was a considerable step forward in bulk vending wince it was designed to sell many kinds of products in addition to gum balls and nuts. This was accomplished by developing a flexible measuring device which permitted the vending of soft and irregular shaped objects. What the Penny Merchandiser did was to expand bulk vending’s horizon. Now in our 88th year, we are still selling to some of the same operators, and scores of new ones. Northwestern has distributorships around the globe, faring extremely well in international markets.

Chapter 9: Landmark Machines

 Model 80

Model 80

It would be impossible to list here all the various models and types of merchandising machines Northwestern produced. Some were real landmarks in the development of the company. In 1933, Northwestern brought out its Model 33 (the company has a penchant for naming its machines after the year in which they are introduced) and the Model 33 Junior, a small peanut vender which Northwestern sold by the thousands to automatic Canteen.

The Deluxe (1936) offered the first real protection against slugs; the Triselector (1936) had three separate compartments; the Model 49 (1949) gave customers a fast, full-for-empty service routine; the Golden 59 marked Northwestern’s 50th anniversary; the Model 60, an improved version of the 59, is still considered the workhorse of the industry and spawned the Model Super 60 (late 60’s) and the lovable Fathead in 1996.

When the space age took hold of the country in the early 60’s Northwestern launched its Moon Rocket, shaped like a space vehicle and complete with countdown lights and a miniature rocket launching.

In 1973 Northwestern’s first talking vender, Mouthy Marvin, chatted his way into the market. The Model 80(designed in 1979) used Northwestern engineering and lots of operator input to produce a large capacity machine that was the talk of the 1979 NBVA convention and is still one of automatic merchandising’s biggest sellers.

The Triple Play (1990), surely the most elegant multi-merchandise machine in the industry, was designed with the thought of opening up new and more upscale markets, and the Pro Bowl (1995) was Northwestern’s entry into the giant gumball machine market.

On a few occasions, the company has even ventured out of the bulk and stamp vending field. Once it built a two selection Hershey candy bar vending machine, and then a big capacity, multi selection bar candy vender (The Sweet 16). During WWII and again in the Korean War, the company went into the business of making shell cases. Northwestern was given the Army-Navy E award on three separate occasions.

Innovation after innovation, Northwestern never ceases to improve quality and create new machines, stands and accessories for a constantly growing market.

Chapter 10: Disaster

Northwestern entered the sixties just like the country did, with a turbulent beginning. In the early morning hours of April 1960 a fire started in the factory. By the time employees arrived at the plant, Northwestern was ablaze. When it was over the company was leveled, except for the warehouse and 7000 machines therein. Overnight a successful business was gone.

Grief stricken at first, Waldo Bolen Sr. was determined. His courage and fight quickly grew and the rebirth of Northwestern was underway. In July production began in what was previously the warehouse and by December of that year Northwestern was back in operating order.

Sadly, Waldo Bolen Sr. did not live to see the completion of his dream. In October 1960 he died, and his eldest son, W.E. “Pat” Bolen Jr. stepped into the presidency.

Chapter 11: Pat and Richard Bolen

Pat had come to Northwestern in 1957, after graduating from the University of Arizona. He was married and had three sons. Northwestern flourished in the sixties and the bulk vending industry continued to grow.

In 1979, Richard K. Bolen, a man of many talents (father, published author, athlete and artist), became President of Northwestern and W.E. Bolen Jr. took the position of Vice President. Richard, an engineering graduate from Stanford, was instrumental in designing and improving Northwestern equipment over the years, and was now ready to pursue a more visible role in the company.

Chapter 12: Northwestern Today

Today business goes on as usual. Northwestern employees are dedicated and many have worked here for most of their adult lives. That in itself says something about the company that Emerson Bolen founded in 1909 and continues to thrive and grow with the third generation of Bolens at the helm.

Emerson would have taken great pride in the knowledge that ingenuity and hard work have made Northwestern the foremost producer of bulk vending equipment in the world.

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Bulk Vending Machines

Round Beaver

Round Beaver

Round Beaver

The Round Beaver is a classic, low maintenance vender featuring a solid colored body and die cast metal components that are triple chrome plated.

Its dependability, durability and safety features have earned this product a global reputation. The Round Beaver offers a choice or body colors and dispensing conversions, coin mechanisms, and additional options for convenience and efficiency. The Round Beaver features a triple chrome plated lid, hopper, adapter ring and base.

 

 

 

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Southern Beaver

Southern Beaver

Southern Beaver

Economically priced, the Southern Beaver candy and gumball machine has a red, black or yellow powder coated finish on the die cast metal parts including the hopper, lid and base. The globe adapter ring is ribbed ABS plastic also available in red, black or yellow. The coin mechanism and door are triple chrome plated.

This vender offers a choice of body colors, dispensing conversions, coin mechanisms, and additional options for convenience and efficiency. The machine is composed of the same components as the Round Beaver with a less expensive powder coat finish which has high durability at a more economic price.

 

 

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Ball Globe Beaver

Ball Globe Beaver

Ball Globe Beaver

The Ball Globe Beaver is a low maintenance vender featuring a solid colored body and die cast metal components that are triple chrome plated. With a 10, 12 or 14-inch diameter globe, this vender has more capacity than the Round Beaver and a distinct look. Dependability, durability and safety features have earned this product a global reputation. The BGB offers a choice of body colors, dispensing conversions, coin mechanisms, and additional options for convenience and efficiency.

 

 

 

 

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Northern Beaver

Northern Beaver

Northern Beaver

The Northern Beaver is a high capacity, low maintenance vender featuring a solid colored body, polycarbonate shatterproof panels, triple chrome plated lid, door and coin mechanism, and other powder coated accessories. The dual locking system allows for access to merchandise, while restricting access to the cash box. This vender offers a choice of body colors and dispensing conversions, coin mechanisms, and additional options for convenience and efficiency. With the Northern Beaver a wide variety of items can be dispensed up to a maximum size of 3”.

 

 

 

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Beaver FLAT-PAK

Flat Pak

Flat Pak

The Flat-Pak sticker machine is available in 7 colors and features two columns, each having a 300-card capacity. It is the only 2 column flat vending machine that uses the Beaver NG rotary coin mechanisms. For added security the Flat-Pak incorporates the Tamper Guard System, a specially designed die cast plate that prevents damaging articles from entering the dispensing slot. This machine also features a dual locking system, allowing access to the product area without necessarily allowing access to the cash box.

Loading the Flat-Pak is easy as stickers do not have to be sorted to all face one way. Stickers can simply be placed in machine. A large product display panel, a high capacity cash box and two New Generation Coin Mechanisms that are adaptable for currencies in over 100 countries, are other standard qualities of the Flat-Pak.

 

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Beaver Meridian

The Meridian

The Meridian

The Meridian is a high capacity machine with a futuristic appeal that demands attention. It is constructed using die cast metal components with a durable powder coated finish, triple chrome plated die cast metal base, lid, chute assembly, and New Generation coin mechanism. It also has a choice of different vending conversions and a high capacity shatterproof polycarbonate globe. The high capacity cash bag system, which is concealed at the back of the machine, is secured within the cast metal stand flanks and accessed by sliding up the aluminum cast cover plate. The Meridian is available in three unique colors and has many service friendly standard features.

 

 

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Northwestern 60 Series

60 Series

60 Series

Known as the best selling bulk vending machine of all time, the 60 Series has played an integral role in the evolution of the Bulk Vending Industry.  The tool of choice for many of the world’s most successful operators, the 60 Series’ combination of good looks, reasonable pricing and rugged functionality never goes out of style.

 

 

 

 

 

Standard Features

  • Rugged steel and cast alloy construction
  • Brilliant, scratch resistant powder coat paint (New Red)
  • High-impact plastic globe
  • Choose louvered, Mylar or plain machine front
  • Vending possibilities include· gum, candy, small capsules, superballs, nuts, trail mix, animal feed, ping pong balls, and more! (please specify when ordering)

Coin Mechanism

  • Triple plated chrome finish
  • Available for 25 cent and 50 cent vends (globe decal included)
  • Patented “drop-thru” feature prevents jamming by allowing small coins and other items to drop into cash box (25 cent only- please specify when ordering)
  • 60 Series coin mechanism available for most foreign coins (additional set up charge)

Options

  • Chrome top
  • Additional color choices
  • High security lock and key
  • 1″ capsule or JB wheel
  • Metal chute
  • Anti-piling spring
  • Merchandise tray
  • Coin counter
  • Cash-n-Dash quick-service feature

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Northwestern 80 Series

80 Series

80 Series

The Model 80 was introduced to offer operators a higher capacity option for rack installations in high traffic locations. Today the Super 80 can be ordered up to 50″ tall and is known around the world as a dependable workhorse. Don’t be fooled by inferior imitations, build your business with Northwestern’s 80 series.

 

 

 

 

 

Standard Features

  • Rugged steel and cast alloy construction
  • Patented “crack-back” design for quick access to removable cash box
  • Brilliant, scratch resistant powder coat paint (New Red)
  • Patented “soft-touch” brush housing prevents capsule breakage during machine operation
  • Vending possibilities include . . . large (1.75″ 2″, 2.3″) and small capsules, superballs, gum, candy, nuts, trailmix, animal feed, ping pong balls, golf balls, and more! (please specify when ordering)

Coin Mechanism

  • Triple plated chrome finish
  • Patented “drop-thru” feature prevents jamming by allowing small coins and other items to drop into the cash box
  • Available for .25, .35, .50, .75 or $1.00 vends (display decal included)
  • Available for most foreign coins (additional set up charge)

Options

  • Chrome top
  • Metal side panels
  • Locking front (for increased security)
  • Additional colors
  • High security lock and key
  • Coin counter
  • Excap to expand capacity

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Northwestern Pro Bowl

Pro Bowl

Pro Bowl

Extremely high capacity and quick, easy servicing are the keys to the Pro Bowl’s success.  Looking like something out of a 1960’s sci-fi movie, the Pro Bowl is perfect for getting attention at high traffic locations.  Its gigantic globe holds up to 5,500 gumballs, and its easy-drain system can empty all those gumballs in less than 4 minutes!  Equipped with the legendary 60 Series coin mechanism, the Pro Bowl is ready to take on the masses!

 

 

 

 

Standard Features

  • Rugged steel and cast alloy construction
  • Brilliant, scratch resistant powder coat paint (New Red)
  • High-impact plastic globe
  • Capacity of up to 5,500 gumballs (850 count)
  • Removable, extra large cash box
  • Base and trim in black
  • Sturdy Pro Stand pipe painted to match machine color

Coin Mechanism

  • Triple plated chrome finish
  • Available for 25 cent and 50 cent vends (globe decal included)
  • Patented “drop-thru” feature prevents jamming by allowing small coins and other items to drop into cash box (25 cent only- please specify when ordering)
  • 60 Series coin mechanism available for most foreign coins (additional set up charge)

Options

  • Chrome base and trim
  • Additional machine colors
  • High security lock and key
  • Coin counter

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Northwestern Sports Challenge

Northwestern Sports Challenge

Northwestern Sports Challenge

An old fashioned gumball machine with a twist· The Sports Challenge features a Mega 60 mounted above one of five different sports playing fields. When the coin is inserted and turned, a gumball drops onto the field and must be ‘scored’ using a plunger at the front of the unit. Only after a score can the customer then claim their gumball, making for an entertaining vending experience!

 

 

 

 

Standard Features

  • Sport choices include soccer, basketball, baseball, football, and hockey
  • Choose louvered, Mylar, or plain Mega 60 front
  • Brilliant, scratch resistant powder coat paint (New Red)
  • Unit is mounted on Northwestern’s Pro Stand (semi-gloss black finish)
  • Separate cash box with locking security door
  • Interactive challenge to entice more plays

Coin Mechanism

  • Triple plated chrome finish
  • Available for 25 cent and 50 cent vends (globe decal included)
  • Patented “drop-thru” feature prevents jamming by allowing small coins and other items to drop into cash box (25 cent only- please specify when ordering)
  • 60 Series coin mechanism available for most foreign coins (additional set up charge)

Options

  • Chrome top for Mega 60
  • Additional Colors for Mega 60
  • High security lock and key
  • Chrome base
  • Coin counter

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Northwestern Sticker Machine

Northwestern Sticker Machine

Northwestern Sticker Machine

Based upon many of the same design features that make the 80 Series an industry standard, Northwestern’s Sticker Machine is tough, reliable and extremely easy to service. It can operate as a stand alone unit, or as part of a rack combined with 80 Series and 60 Series machines. Two columns, with a capacity of 280 stickers each, along with front servicing access, make Northwestern’s Sticker Machine a powerful addition to any operator’s vending repertoire.

 

 

 

Standard Features

  • 280 Sticker capacity per column
  • Removable front display panel
  • Three-point locking front for easy cash box access
  • Two Greenwald G-4 coin slide mechanisms
  • Vend stickers, tattoos, etc… anything in 3”x 4.5” folder
  • Front, top or rear sticker loading access

Coin Mechanism

  • Industry tested Greenwald G-4 coin slide can vend nickels, dimes and quarters, up to $1.00
  • 5-Slot option allows you to vend up to $1.25 (additional charge)
  • Available for most foreign coins (additional set up charge)

Options

  • Chrome top
  • Additional colors
  • High security lock and key
  • 5-slot coin slide
  • Sports trading card option allows 3 sports cards per vend
  • Coin counter

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Northwestern Triple Play

Northwestern Triple Play

Northwestern Triple Play

The Triple Play’s rugged elegance is immediately noticeable and extremely eye catching…perfect for securing upscale locations or just classing up a regular joint! But what good is form without function? The Triple Play utilizes three 60 Series coin mechanisms for ultimate reliability, and its patented design allows for the easiest servicing of any multi-vender available. Still, gumball machines are just not supposed to look this good!

 

 

 

 

Standard Features

  • Rugged steel and cast alloy construction
  • Brilliant, scratch resistant powder coat paint (special color combos)
  • High-impact plastic display panel
  • Removable cash box with three compartments
  • Anti-spill tray
  • Vending possibilities include… gum, candy, small capsules, superballs, nuts, trail mix, animal feed, and more! (please specify when ordering)

Coin Mechanism

  • Triple plated chrome finish
  • Available for 25 cent and 50 cent vends (display decals included)
  • Patented “drop-thru” feature prevents jamming by allowing small coins and other items to drop into the cash box (25 cent only- please specify when ordering)
  • 60 Series coin mechanism available for most foreign coins (additional set up charge)

Options

  • Chrome top
  • Additional colors
  • High security lock and key available for top and back door
  • 1” capsule or JB wheel
  • Excaps to expand merchandise capacity (up to three per machine)

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A&A Global PO89

AA Global PO89

AA Global PO89

Simple to service, the PO89 highlights the simplicity of vending. Offered in a variety of servicing head configurations, the PO89 in its basic version is available in Cherry Red, and for a nominal charge, a variety of colors are available. The all-metal tapered body design allows for additional flexibility when adding several machines to racks and stands.

 

 

 

 

 

Features

  • Vends gum balls, candy, nuts, superballs, 1.1″ capsules and self vending items (specify when ordering)
  • Drop through coin mechanism – allows smaller coins to drop into the cash box, preventing jams and increases revenue
  • Fits on all racks and stands
  • All metal chrome plated mechanisms can be set for $.25 or $.50
  • Flat key barrel twist lock
  • Slip clutch handle to prevent vandalism
  • “Inside” price decal

Optional Accessories

  • Heavy Duty Coin Mechanism
  • Matching chute door for Heavy Duty Mechanism
  • Coin Counter – Battery operated for sale auditing and security

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A&A Global PN95

AA Global PN95

AA Global PN95

The PN95, A&A’s most popular bulk vending machine ever! Available in many different configurations, this machine is the work horse of a successful bulk vending route. Available in a red/orange color, this machine is highlighted by a durable powder coated finish, a body and top that is made of all metal construction, and attractive maintenance free chrome triangles for eye-catching appeal.

 

 

 

 

 

Features

  • High-Impact Plastic Globe
  • Vends gum balls, candy, nuts, superballs, 1.1″ capsules and self vending items (specify when ordering)
  • Fits on all racks and stands
  • All metal chrome plated mechanisms can be set for $.25 or $.50
  • Flat key barrel twist lock
  • Slip clutch handle to prevent vandalism
  • “Inside” price decal

Optional Accessories

  • Finger Guard – Prevents children from sticking fingers up the chute
  • Coin Box – Collects coins in an easy to remove tray for faster servicing
  • Coin Counter – Battery operated for sale auditing and security

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A&A Global PM Supreme

AA Global PM Supreme

AA Global PM Supreme

The PM Supreme offers the same quality and features as A&A’s standard PO89 series – but a chrome hopper and top for those demanding locations. Also offered in a variety of servicing head configurations and a variety of colors. The all – metal tapered body design allows for additional flexibility when adding several machines to racks and stands.

 

 

 

 

 

Features

  • Vends gum balls, candy, nuts, superballs, 1.1″ capsules and self vending items (specify when ordering)
  • Drop through coin mechanism – allows smaller coins to drop into the cash box, preventing jams and increases revenue
  • Fits on all racks and stands
  • All metal chrome plated mechanisms can be set for $.25 or $.50
  • Flat key barrel twist lock
  • Chrome plated metal top and hopper
  • Slip clutch handle to prevent vandalism
  • “Inside” price decal
  • Available in 6 different colors

Optional Accessories

  • Heavy Duty Coin Mechanism
  • Matching chute door for Heavy Duty Mechanism
  • Coin Counter – Battery operated for sale auditing and security

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A&A Global PM Elite

AA Global PM Elite

AA Global PM Elite

The PM Elite offers the same quality as our PN95, but this upgraded version is perfect for those locations that need a little something other than a standard vendor. Available in many different configurations, this machine is the work horse of a successful bulk vending route. Available in your choice of several durable powder coated color finishes (refer to our color chart below), the machine is highlighted by chrome accents including the base, hopper, and top for extra eye-catching appeal.

 

 

 

Features

  • High-Impact Plastic Globe
  • Vends gum balls, candy, nuts, superballs, 1.1″ capsules and self vending items (specify when ordering)
  • Fits on all racks and stands
  • All metal chrome plated mechanisms can be set for $.25 or $.50
  • Chrome plated metal top and hopper
  • Flat key barrel twist lock
  • Slip clutch handle to prevent vandalism
  • “Inside” price decal
  • Available in 12 different colors

Optional Accessories

  • Finger Guard – Prevents children from sticking fingers up the chute
  • Coin Box – Collects coins in an easy to remove tray for faster servicing
  • Coin Counter – Battery operated for sale auditing and security

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A&A Global 2001

AA Global 2001

AA Global 2001

This, the 2001, is AA’s most popular 2″ capsule vendor on the market. The ease of operation includes a drop down front door to collect coins, display holder, and baffle (prevents the weight of the product from causing a strain on the mechanism). Available in a red/orange finish, these machines are perfect for any location where you sell toys. Available in three sizes; mini (20″), standard (25″), and jumbo (30″).

 

 

 

 

Features

  • All metal body construction
  • All metal chrome plated mechanisms available in $.25, $.50, $.75, or $1 vend with slip clutch handle
  • Fits on all racks and stands
  • Black base and hopper adapter
  • Powder coated top

Optional Accessories

  • Additional Locking Device for Added Security
  • Metal Panels
  • “ExCaps” (Extra capacity backs jumbo models only)
  • Bulk candy wheel for mini (20″) model
  • Coin Counter – Battery operated for sale auditing and security

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A&A Global PM Premier

AA Global PM Premier

AA Global PM Premier

The PM Premier is s fancy version of our 2001 capsule vendors, these machines are the same quality and style, but offer a variety of decorative options for those demanding locations. The ease of operation includes a drop down front door to collect coins, display holder, and baffle (prevents the weight of the product from causing a strain on the mechanism). Available in a variety of powder coated finishes (please refer to our color chart) these machines are perfect for any location where you will sell toys. The base, hopper adapter, and top are chrome plated for that extra-professional look. Available in three sizes; mini (20″), standard (25″), and jumbo (30″)(refer to individual machines for capacities).

 

Features

  • All metal body construction
  • All metal chrome plated mechanisms available in $.25, $.50, $.75, or $1 vend with slip clutch handle
  • Fits on all racks and stands
  • Chrome base and hopper adapter
  • Chrome top

Optional Accessories

  • Additional Locking Device for Added Security
  • Metal Panels
  • “ExCaps” (Extra capacity backs jumbo models only)
  • Bulk candy wheel for mini (20″) model
  • Coin Counter – Battery operated for sale auditing and security

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A&A Global Advance Sticker/Tattoo Machine(s)

AA Global Advance Sticker and Tattoo Machine

AA Global Advance Sticker and Tattoo Machine

The Advance Model Sticker machines are the work horse of the vending industry. Designed to sell stickers and temporary tattoos, these machines are designed to vend time after time. A durable powder coated finish prevents scratching and rusting. It’s unique – and imitated – front loading design is perfect for ease of service and enhances security. Machines are available in 2, 3, and 4 column models and can be stacked to create space saving 4, 6, and 8 column models.

 

 

 

 

Features

  • 14 gauge all steel construction
  • Cash boxes
  • Round Key Cam Locking System
  • ESD Vertical 5 Mechanisms for vend from .25 to $1.25
  • Fits on all racks or stands
  • White powder coated front
  • Available in black or red

Optional Accessories

  • Hood for advertising and attractive design
  • Coin Counter for accurate accounting
  • Bulk fronts to sell candy, gum, and toys

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Bulk Suppliers

Sam’s Club

Sam’s Club is your one-stop shop for vending machines, concession and vending supplies. They offer a variety of snack, beverage, candy and combo vending machines for all types of products. Start your own vending business, upgrade your current one, or stock up on vending supplies. Service all your vending and concession needs for less at Sam’s Club.

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CandyMachines.com

candymachines.com. For over 40 years, a family-owned and operated business specializing in the distribution of vending machines , gumball machines , gumballs , candy, and other bulk vending supplies . candymachines.com has a great variety of vending machines and products, providing you with solutions for all your bulk candy vending needs.

Their job at candymachines.com is to ensure your success. Their friendly, knowledgeable staff is available 24 hours-7days to assist you with:

  • Initial consulting to provide the best candy and candy machines to suit your customers–and your budget.
  • Order status updates, confirmations, and timely deliveries.
  • Live support follow-up to make sure the product mix is working for you, and to update you on the newest–and most popular–candy and gumball product offerings.

In other words, they don’t just sell you candy and candy machines and forget about you. candymachines.com is in business to help your business succeed. Whether you are a vending route operator, a business owner, or just purchasing gumball or candy items for gifts, you can turn to them with confidence when, where, and for as long as you need it.

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Quill.com

Quill.com; Fantastic prices, great service and mail-order convenience since 1956.

From the very beginning in Dad’s chicken store, and each of the steps along the way, we’re proud of the fact that we never lost sight of what it takes to make shopping for office products easier, more efficient and more economical.

That sense of pride is also shown in how we do things, in the ways we serve you.
Quill’s exclusive everyday-low-pricing policy is just the start. Working hard to give you the very best customer service, like answering your calls quickly… often before you even hear it ring, is also a matter of pride.

Our pride is also reflected in making ordering extremely easy and customer friendly… in offering a wide variety of products… and, most especially, in presenting the line of Quill national brand products with their high value and combination of performance, excellence and competitive prices. We are proud to be a supplier to you and we will continue to do everything possible to deserve your business.

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Allstar

Allstar Vending has been in the vending industry since 1989. They enjoy a wonderful reputation worldwide. They specialize in manufacturing our own Allstar sticker, gumball and capsule machines, as well as the stickers, tattoos, 3D puzzles and beanies that vend through these machines.

Everyone at Allstar are proud of their achievements and accomplishments in the relatively brief period they have been in the sticker and toy industry. They attribute their success to hard work, integrity, honesty and above all, impeccable service. They take pride in the fact that many people have reached their financial goals as a direct result of our guidance and affiliation with Their company.

They are a strong and secure company, which prides itself as a leader in its field . They enjoy an excellent reputation in the vending industry, not only in North America, but internationally as well.

A major phase of Allstar’s business is the operation of their own machines across Canada in numerous national chains, where they have established themselves as one of the preferred operators throughout Canada on a corporate as well as grassroots level. Having their own route definitely enables them to better provide each distributor with the training they require in merchandising the sticker and beanie machines.

Since plunging into the world of manufacturing approximately ten (10) years ago, they have sold in excess of 100,000 sticker machines and 5000 beanie machines internationally. Their machines can be adapted to accept any foreign currency.

Allstar is very proud to announce that our sticker machines can be found in Las Vegas at The Mirage, New York New York and Treasure Island Hotels, in addition to various national chains in the USA and Canada such as Wal-Mart, Safeway, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, KFC, Toys R Us, McDonalds, Arby’s, Cici’s Pizza, Fuddruckers, Perkins, Ponderosa, Boston Pizza, Church’s Chicken, Shakey’s Pizza, Golden Corral, Wehrenberg Theatres, American Steakhouse, etc. This is an accomplishment for which they are very proud.

Their main objective has been and will continue to be, providing faithful customers with encouragement and tools to make their business as successful as they have
made theirs.

Why choose Allstar?

– They have experience in dealing with national chains for the last fifteen years
(Pizza Hut, KFC/Taco Bell, and various other corporations).

– They print our stickers on the highest quality prismatic paper. In addition, their temporary tattoos are all FDA approved.

– They specialize in customizing machines with various colors and logos.

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