Planar's 2007 $37 million purchase of Runco International was "the right thing to do," said Scott Hix, vice president and general manager of Planar's home-theater unit, adding that the company has worked especially hard to communicate with Runco dealers on the company's direction. Calling the maker of high-end home-entertainment designs a "perfect fit," Hix said the biggest challenge had been "trying to transform Runco by leveraging our back office, manufacturing, global support and service."

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