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Calzone / Anvil Cases Launch Distributed Products Website

Posted on: August 19th, 2015

In a move to better serve their customers, Calzone / Anvil Cases have launched a new website dedicated to their distributed products, WIth 100+ years of combined experience, Calzone and Anvil can offer customers a nearly infinite range of interior and exterior custom options. The companies’ extensive range of interior treatments is not limited to Anvil and Calzone products; customers may order injection molded, roto-molded, thermoformed and other case types by Pelican, SKB, Bel-Air, Portabrace, Tenba and other manufacturers.

Calzone and Anvil’s value-added interior treatments result in a custom product uniquely designed to protect. Calzone Products Brand Manager Frank Bravico commented, “The new website is a great resource for existing and new customers alike, and gives a good feel for the products and processes that make up our distributed product division. Many customers missed the site, and will be very pleased with its rebirth.”

With manufacturing and customer service facilities in Bridgeport, CT, Dallas, TX and City of Industry, CA, Calzone and Anvil Cases are the leading manufacturers of ATA style road cases for every market and application conceivable. For more information on the company, visit

Calzone / Anvil Cases To Appear on Nat Geo’s ‘Showdown of the Unbeatables’

Posted on: May 22nd, 2014


On Friday, May 23rd, the Calzone / Anvil Case Company, the leading manufacturers

of ATA style road cases, will be featured as a contestant on ‘Showdown of the

Unbeatables’, a new National Geographic Channel television program that premiered in

April of this year. Hosted by Brian Unger and Zane Lamprey, the series pits opposing

companies who compete in a showdown with their most sophisticated machinery as

Calzone / Anvil Cases will face off against the New Way Sidewinder refuse truck. New

Way is America’s fastest growing manufacturer in the waste industry, and their state-of-

the-art refuse trucks are recognized for their strength and construction.


Calzone / Anvil President Joe Calzone commented, “It is an honor to compete in this

exciting new televised competition. Calzone / Anvil and New Way are each leaders and

innovators in our fields, and this show is not only great entertainment, it reminds us that

the words ‘Made In America’ still hold incredible value. I hope that our many users past

and present will tune in to root for us, and to learn more about the technologies behind

The Calzone / Anvil Cases vs. New Way episode will air on Friday, May 23rd at 10

p.m. EST, but check local listings for exact times. Learn more about ‘Showdown of the

Unbeatables’ by visiting NatGeo’s social media channels or on the web at

To learn more about the full range of Calzone and Anvil Case products, visit, or

Anvil / Calzone Cases’ Guitar Hangar Saves The Gig

Posted on: October 31st, 2013

The Anvil / Calzone Guitar Hangar is now available as an option on all Anvil and Calzone ATA and XLT style instrument cases. For a modest upcharge, you can now turn your road case into a functional guitar or bass stand for stage, studio and display applications. When turned on its side and extended, the Guitar Hangar case forms a sturdy base for the stand, while a folding telescopic handle secures the headstock of your instrument.

Company President Joe Calzone comments, “While we typically strive for – and achieve – quantum leaps in case technology, we also try to give our customers innovative features to make their lives easier. After years of seeing guitarists rest their instruments on chairs and other unsafe spots at gigs. it became obvious to me that our industry standard cases could be adapted into a display medium, and thus far we’ve received some great feedback on the Guitar Hangar.”

With guitars, amplifiers, effects, cables, tuners and more in tow, modern musicians already have enough things to keep track of. Investing in the Anvil / Calzone Guitar Hangar means you’ll never again be stuck at the gig without a guitar stand. Cost for the Guitar Hangar option is $65 installed, or $45 plus shipping if the customer wishes to install the system. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

Recognized worldwide as the industry leader in protective case manufacturing, Anvil and Calzone Cases have over 20,000 standard designs available for immediate production. WIth our proprietary PRO Engineer case design and modeling system, and facilities in Bridgeport CT, Dallas TX and Los Angeles CA, we make cases for all industries and applications, including aeronautics, military, medical, sports, exhibit, audio/visual, computers, lighting and film / entertainment. For more information, visit us online at or or call 800/243-5152.

Calzone / Anvil Cases Acquires Ascot Cases

Posted on: July 12th, 2013

Calzone / Anvil Cases, the industry leader in the manufacture of fabricated cases, announced today that it acquired the assets of Ascot Superior Flight Cases on May 31, 2013. Ascot Cases was founded by Rob Cooksey 32 years ago in Newbury Park, CA, and quickly became a favorite among many industries, including rock n’ roll touring, where his roots ran deep. Cooksey began as a touring roadie and production manager for numerous classic 1970s bands, ultimately becoming Deep Purple’s manager before getting off the road and founding Ascot Cases. He directed his efforts towards providing the touring industry what he felt would survive life on the road. Ascot’s unique ‘one box’ fabrication processes and raw material components assured the company’s products the respect of the touring industry.

Calzone / Anvil President Joe Calzone comments, “The acquisition of Ascot Cases brings another level of protection to Calzone / Anvil product offerings, in support of the touring world, as well as the expanding aerospace, trade show and exhibit markets. Rob also brings a tremendous reputation among tour managers with his ability to deliver products on time and correctly – even under the most challenging delivery requirements. This coincides with our philosophy of exceptional customer service and support.”

Cooksey adds, “I’d like to thank our many exceptional customers who have supported us through the years, and tell them how excited I am to be a part of this team; I’m thrilled the Ascot name will live on through our incorporation.”

Cooksey will remain with the company as the key contact for his customer base in support of sales and designs. The Ascot facility will be relocated into the newly expanded Anvil Case facility in City of Industry, CA. The companies wish to assure all of the loyal Ascot clients that the manufacturing processes and material choices which have set Ascot apart from its competitors will be continued after the move into the Anvil facility. Ascot’s telephone number (805/498-6156) and email ( will remain in operation. Please contact Rob Cooksey at 805/498-6156 or Joe Calzone at 203/352-6900 to learn more about the combined companies or to receive a quote on your case requirements.

Calzone and Anvil Cases at NAMM

Posted on: February 7th, 2013

Calzone/Anvil at the 2012 I/ITSEC Trade Show

Posted on: December 3rd, 2012

Exhibiting in Booth Number 2931 at the I/ITSEC Conference, December 3rd through 6th: Orange County Convention Center in Orlando Florida.

The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) was initiated in 1966 as a Naval Training Device Conference and has evolved to what has become the largest show of it’s kind. The Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Industry Academia have all joined bringing the best of all training simulation and equipment and philosophy to one event.

As an industry leader, experience has taught us that equipment takes as much of a beating traveling around the country as it does around the globe. At Calzone/ Anvil we help protect freedom with every case we engineer and are proud to be a part of protecting America.

Calzone Knows Sports

Posted on: October 29th, 2012

Our trunks are found at most every sporting event, from Protecting Auto Racing to the Stanley Cup we are there providing protection. Perfect for transporting everything sports related we build our cases to be reliable, strong and easy to use. Insure everything arrives the way it left by using the best cases money can buy, Calzone.

2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL

Posted on: September 5th, 2012

Calzone Case Company recently received a special thanks from our colleagues at NBC Network News for providing protective cases and technical support at the recent Republican National Convention in Tampa Florida.

The Set Up Pictured above broadcast the Republican Convention to homes across America and around the world. With our experience and history of providing the best quality Racks cases we’re proud to say we are there helping make things happen at this important juncture for our country.

Much appreciation and mutual respect for our relationships at NBC Universal and thanks for your loyalty and kind words. “It’s a partnership….Our work could not be completed without you.”

Providing Protective Cases For Touring Bands of Today

Posted on: August 23rd, 2012

Whether you’re the next big band to make it on the scene, or you’re the musician who has toured all over the world, you don’t want to hit the road without Calzone protection. We not only protect the equipment, but we also protect history in the making.

Our newest clients The Dirty Projectors, Passion Pit, The Head and the Heart and Gotye knew where to go to get protection for their instruments on Tour.  Calzone has been providing bands and tours protection since the birth of rock and roll.



Posted on: June 13th, 2012

Our team was on the road with the Warped Tour last weekend doing an on-site drum case repair for Rian Dawson, drummer for the successful punk band “All Time Low”. Our cases are built to take just about anything, but every now and then one will loose a battle with a forklift.

That’s why we offer a full repair department to handle these situations. We make the best musical instruments cases money can buy and stand behind them with our lifetime guarantee.

Who said no one does house calls anymore?