Who should I buy copiers from?
In North Alabama you have both direct manufacturer outlets and independent dealers. Below are the companies with good representation and the ability to bring the customer options and ongoing service.
RJ Young Company out of Nashville. One of the largest independent copier dealers in the nation with offices in most of the southern states. RJ Young represents Canon, Ricoh, Lexmark, and many other manufacturers. RJ carries some of the largest equipment in the market to handle the large production printers in the industry. In North Alabama, they have a sales branch and many local technicians in the area to service your copier. They have strong guarantees for customer service. RJ keeps their copier, parts and supplies inventory centralized in Nashville and has an extensive distribution system to keep their technicians stocked with parts and supplies. www.rjyoung.com
Berney Office Solutions (A Xerox Company). This is a combination direct manufacturer with a dealer approach. Berney mostly represents the Xerox line but does have the ability to carry other lines to serve their customers as needed. They have an extensive presence throughout Alabama with their headquarters in Montgomery. Berney centralized their warehousing in Birmingham for equipment parts and supplies. Recently XBS has taken strong measures to streamline and automate their locations to bring improved customer service and lower prices. www.berney.com
Ameri Tek Document Solutions. This company is based in Guntersville with offices in Huntsville and Birmingham. Their primary line of equipment is Konica Minolta, but they also have Copystar, Lexmark, KIP and HP. They have extensive experience in printer management and supplies. A local company with good service and local warehousing. http://myameritek.com
Southeastern Business Machines. SBM is the oldest local dealer in the area. Originally started by Earl Bean, SBM is now owned and managed by his son Alan. This dealer carries Toshiba and Sharp copiers with extensive knowledge in large format equipment. SBM also managed IT services MNS and were an early adopter in this field. A local company with local warehousing and service. www.sebmhsv.com
Other competitors in North Alabama include:
DPSI – Sharp, Lexmark