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Electronics distributor Electrograph enters liquidation process

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. Electrograph Systems Inc. has announced that it will be moving forward with a liquidation process of all its inventory and assets.    “We are very disappointed with this outcome,” said Alan Marc Smith, Electrograph’s outgoing CEO. “There were a number of factors leading to this result including poor economic conditions and constrained access to vendor credit. After exploring all other possible avenues for sustaining the company, including an unsuccessful sale process, our board decided this was the only path for our company.”   “After being with Electrograph for 22 years, I am deeply saddened by the result of this situation. We would like to thank our resellers for their business over the past 25 years, our vendor partners and other friends in the industry for their support. Above all, we thank our loyal employees for their hard work and dedication,” said outgoing president Sam Taylor.   During the wind-down period, a group of 60 employees will be staying and the four warehouses in City of Industry, Calif., Grove City, Ohio, Hauppauge, N.Y. and Middletown, N.Y. will remain open and shipping product. The remainder of Electrograph’s 75 employees were laid off today. “The last couple of months have been challenging for our employees and we’d like to say thank you for their loyalty, professionalism and service to our customers and to each other,” said Smith.   The company’s Web site will remain functioning during this period where it will advertise promotional offerings and post updates on the liquidation process.