Kramer & Leonard donation 2014

This 2014 file photo shows a sampling of items that were being donated to charity by Kramer & Leonard in Chesterton. The company has merged with McShane’s Business Products and Services in Munster. 

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Two Region-based office equipment, supply and office furniture companies have combined operations.

McShane’s Business Products and Services in Munster and Kramer & Leonard in Chesterton announced late Tuesday the companies merged to form McShane's, Kramer & Leonard. The combined businesses will offer everything from office furniture, equipment and supplies to information technology services. 

Merging operations creates a "full-solution stop for all things office," the company said in a statement. 

McShane's 44 employees and the 22 people employed at Kramer & Leonard will be retained, the company said. The company's locations in Munster and Chesterton also will remain open.

Brian McShane, who has served as president and CEO of McShane’s, will serve as the CEO of the merged businesses. Greg Fox, who was president of Kramer & Leonard, will continue in the same position with the new company.   

McShane's and Kramer & Leonard will continue to partner with Illinois-based Des Plaines Office Equipment. Chip Miceli, CEO of the Des Plaines firm, also served as chairman of McShane’s and is a shareholder in McShane's and Kramer & Leonard.

Miceli will serve as chairman of McShane's, Kramer & Leonard and work with McShane and Fox, the company said. 

McShane’s Business Products and Services began in Hammond in 1921 as a printing and stationery company, evolving into a large, independent office products dealer and eventually expanding into copy machines and information technology services.  

Kramer & Leonard launched in 1983. The company offers office products and furniture and employs a team of office space designers. 

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Business Editor

Larry is the Business Editor of The Times of Northwest Indiana.