Raising the Bar on Retail Manufacturing Since 1944

Sama has over seven decades of retail problem solving, offering dependable and custom store fixtures and POP displays to brands of all sizes.

Read more about our humble background and how we grew our business on quality, integrity and customer service.


  • 1940
  • 1950
  • 1960
  • 1970
  • 1980
  • 1990
  • 2000
  • 2010
  • 2020
  • 2024
  • 1944

    Ernst Salomon and his brother-in-law Max Hirsch founded the company in a garage and made acrylic display cases to compliment products at Ernst’s job as a Fuller Brush salesman. They named the company Sama, which is an acronym for their names. Eventually they outgrew the garage and started a small factory in Union City, NJ.
  • 1978 - 1979

    When Ernst and Max retired, they sold the company to Marty & Gail Wolfberg. The new owners created a 100-page catalog of retail accessory items and developed a nationwide network of local distributors that carried Sama’s products marketed them under their own name. Sama expanded into a 12,000 square foot space and landed its first major national account. Sama started designing and developing displays for AT&T’s new Princess Phone and shortly thereafter became the company’s exclusive acrylic vendor nationwide, eventually winning the coveted Partners in Progress award.
  • 1984

    With business booming, Sama moved again into a new 34,000 square foot facility in Carlstadt, NJ. Sama was one of the first plastic fabrication facilities to have both a CNC panel saw and CNC router in the industry.
  • 1993

    Mark Wolfberg joined Sama and lead the company in expanding its offerings to include wood, metal, lighting and other materials.
  • 1999

    In order to meet growing customer demand for fixturing and solutions made with materials other than acrylic, Sama Wood LLC was founded. National chain retailers received turn-key solutions from design through installation and appreciated Sama’s one-stop-shop formula and commitment to providing unparalleled service.
  • 2007

    Sama moved to its current headquarters in Cedar Grove, NJ, with just over 100,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space, and five pieces of brand new CNC equipment. Sama’s improved supply chain and in-house manufacturing processes continued to deliver on some of the fastest and most reliable lead-times in the industry.
  • 2009

    Sama has worked with brands in nearly every industry, including retail, hospitality, office, residential, commercial and medical facilities.
  • 2020

    Sama is actively helping defend against COVID-19 by using acrylic materials and expertise to create custom barriers and guards used by retailers, schools, medical facilities and other companies across the United States.
  • 2024

    Sama celebrates our 80th anniversary in business. Reinventing ourselves each year to make our company stronger and better positioned to help you!

A History of Quality

For EIGHT decades, Sama has created quality, custom store fixtures and POP displays for thousands of retailers, from the most high-end stores on Fifth Avenue to small mom and pop shops. If you want your brand to have a custom, premium look, give us a call to discuss your next project.

We look forward to working with you.

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