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Terry Dowd, LLC merging with MANA For Immediate Release:
February 17, 2015

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Renowned Art Handling, Installation and Storage Company
Will Move to Expanded Facilities in Spring 2015

CHICAGO —Terry Dowd, Inc. (TDI), a nationally-respected art handling and storage company with more than 35 years of service, will relocate their Chicago operations and storage facilities to Mana Contemporary Chicago (2233 S. Throop St.) in spring 2015. Moving to the Mana building will allow TDI and its staff to grow and include expanded services such as barcode tracking of all assets, private viewing rooms and enhanced inventory options. Continuing to set the highest standards in the market for art installation, shipping and storage services from their new location, TDI will manage and oversee properties in the new facilities at Mana Contemporary Chicago, while the company’s Denver location will remain unchanged and operate from their current location.

“Moving to the Mana Building is a milestone in TDI’s history and represents an exciting moment in our evolution,” said founder and President Terry Dowd. “Operating from this new, beautiful space with added resources and technology, we look forward to continuing to serve the art world through the sensitive and knowledgeable treatment of priceless objects.”

Since 1978, TDI has supported private collectors, corporations, institutions and museums around the world by handling original, high value objects including fine art, antiques and artifacts. The company has been regularly contracted for the collection, crating, transport and storage of individual loans, large-scale public works and entire collections and exhibits. Known for superior packing and crating services, TDI’s expansive resources include a fleet of air-ride, climate-controlled vehicles and a project management staff with experience in a wide range of projects in a variety of media.

Mana Contemporary Chicago is a rapidly expanding art center located in a landmark building in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. Designed by noted Chicago architect George Nimmons in 1926 and refurbished in 2013, the enormous building is now home to artists’ studios, exhibition spaces, classrooms, a café and a library. Created with the needs of the art community in mind, the 400,000 square-foot, 9 level building also includes a shop specializing in custom-built crates, climate-controlled state-of-the-art storage areas and viewing rooms. Mana has been in the transportation and storage business for a variety of industries for more than 30 years, developing technologies and techniques that will now be applied to Chicago’s fine arts industry.

“We are creating one of the nation’s largest and most esteemed art organizations,” said Mana Contemporary Chicago co-founder Micha Lang. “Collaborating with Terry Dowd, a respected veteran in the market, and his company reflects Mana’s confidence that we can meet the growing demand in the U.S. for expert art handling services.”

Along with the relocation of TDI’s headquarters, the company will undergo a rebranding campaign to underscore and celebrate the transition to the new space. An open house will take place in spring 2015 in alignment with open studios and exhibitions on view at Mana Contemporary Chicago.  

More information on services provided by Terry Dowd, Inc.

Since 1978, Terry Dowd, Inc. has been handling fine art, artifacts, and antiques; objects that are high in value, fragile and irreplaceable. TDI, Inc., is perhaps best known among museums for its superior packing and crating services and its innovative adaptation of commercially available materials that meet conservation standards. Our crating methods have been informed by the research of the Canadian Conservation Institute, and in turn our standards have served as a guide for many institutions.

Our clients, including many of the most prestigious museums, private collectors and corporations in the world, regularly contract us for the collection, crating, storage and transport of individual loans or entire exhibits.

TDI maintains full service facilities in both Chicago and Denver, that offer fully climate controlled storage with state of the art security, a fleet of air-ride, climate controlled vehicles and a project management staff that formulates packing and installation decisions based on years of experience. Whether it’s installing a simple flatwork, rigging an over-sized sculpture into a residence or evacuating an entire collection from a disaster type situation, Terry Dowd, Inc. has the resources to accommodate.

We strive to guarantee a perfect transfer, for one piece of art, or an entire collection.

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