CGM-NV History

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CGM Security Solutions, Inc. was established as a manufacturer in February 1977.

Under the leadership of Erik Hoffer, the company invented and produced a series of tamper-evident technologies for tape and labels which were designed to identify pilferage and physically protect unattended cargo in boxes, courier packs, envelopes, drums, on pallets or in trailers.

The company expanded to include cargo seals for sea containers, rail cars or most commonly, in tractor trailers or straight trucks.

In 2005, Mr. Hoffer sold the company to CGM-AST. However, in 2011, CGM-AST encountered financial difficulties and the company was returned to Erik Hoffer.

In May 2011, Mr Hoffer signed agreements with NovaVision to resume operations as CGM-NV. For more information about the transition, please see Press Releases.

Prior Companies -- these were prior companies affiliated with CGM Security Solutions:

A) Consolidated Graphics Materials, Inc (CGM)

CGM was the original company founded by Eric Hoffer in 1977. The office and plant was originally located at:

223 Churchill Avenue
Somerset, NJ 08873
Tel: 732-448-1400

In the 1990's, the company was re-named CGM Security Solutions, but usually was referred to by the initials CGM.

CGM was an innovator in tamper evident tapes and labels. A notable example being a special tamper evident tape for military applications (Customer Part Number: 12982998; Vendor Part Number: S5-200), which is now being produced by CGM-NV (a NovaVision company).

B) CGM Applied Security Technologies (CGM-AST)

In 2005, Digital Descriptor Systems, Inc (DDSI) formed CGM-AST to purchase and operate the assets of CGM. CGM-AST was a public company (traded under the ticker: ADSN), but with common management to DDSI.

After the purchase, the CGM-AST office was relocated to Farmingdale, NJ and the production plant was relocated to 55 LaSalle St., Staten Island, NY 10303.  The main phone number for the CGM-AST produciton plant was 718-447-7855.

After the sale of the business, Mr. Hoffer retained CGM-SS and marketed unrelated security products to other markets.

CGM-AST is now defunct, but DDSI continues to operate.

Former CGM-AST contact info:

1709 Route 34 S. Farmingdale, NJ 07727
Tel: 732-751-1044 Ext.101
Toll free: 800-899-2246
Fax: 732-751-1050

DDSI contact info:

Telephone: 904-794-1111
FAX: 904-794-1451
Postal Address: P.O. Box 809 Manasquan, NJ 08736
General e-mail:

C) CGM Security Solutions (CGM-SS)

In early 2011, CGM-AST encountered financial difficulties and the company assets were returned to Mr. Hoffer and CGM-SS. Mr. Hoffer then negotiated an agreement with NovaVision, LLC (headquartered in Bowling Green, Ohio) to exclusively market the CGM products and temporarily resume production at the Staten Island plant.

CGM-SS contact info:

Contact: Mr. Erik Hoffer, President
Telephone: 941-575-0243
Postal Address:
24156 Yacht Club Blvd.
Punta Gorda, FL 33955

D) CGM-NV (A NovaVision Company)

NovaVision created a new company (CGM-NV) to market to the former CGM-AST customers. All Staten Island production was transferred to NovaVision's Ohio production facility by December 2012. The Staten Island plant was closed in December and operations were discontinued.

The website formerly operated by CGM-AST ( was converted to (a NovaVision-operated website)

CGM-NV continues to exclusively market all of the former products offered by CGM, CGM-AST and CGM-SS.

CGM-NV Contact Info:

Contact: Bill Schoenherr, President of NovaVision and CGM-NV
Telephone: 419-354-1427
Postal Address:
524 E. Woodland Circle
Bowling Green, OH 43402

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