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Image SFX

Mike Wharton •
  • Company 411
  • September 2018
• September 14, 2018
Image Engineering Teams Up with Doug Adams to Form Image SFX Image Engineering, led by the brothers Suehle, whose passion for special effects began in the basement of their parent’s home in the 1990s, is bringing yet another new phase to their now multimillion dollar enterprise by forging an unprecedented collaboration of service and design […] Read More...

Nationwide Video

Mike Wharton •
  • August 2018
  • Company 411
• August 13, 2018
How Two Kids on a Hockey Team Developed a World-Famous Brand Nationwide Video’s recent major Investment in the new Sony HDC Series Studio and Live Camera Systems and Sport Lenses continues to build on the successful business philosophy Gary Becker put together with the support of Bret Tracey 20 years ago based on their bond […] Read More...

HIGHLT PDS Inc.

Bryan Reesman •
  • August 2018
  • Company 411
• August 13, 2018
Myles Mangino’s Previz Studio is Based in See Factor’s Facility in Queens, NY When Myles Mangino was searching through New York City for a home for his new previz and production design studio, Highlt PDS Inc., to his surprise he could not find anything like that. And his search was extensive. But after settling into […] Read More...

See Factor Industry Inc.

Bryan Reesman •
  • August 2018
  • Company 411
• August 13, 2018
Legendary Company Makes Their Move and Plans the Future The warehouse is buzzing and business is booming when PLSN visits See Factor at their new headquarters in Queens, NY. The giant Foreigner “4” logo made out of aluminum truss for the group’s summer tour is being assembled on the floor before it gets shipped out. […] Read More...

Solotech is Making its Move

Kevin M. Mitchell •
  • Company 411
  • July 2018
• July 13, 2018
Solotech seems to be living by the “you can’t hit a moving target” axiom, as they are everywhere, yet going someplace else all at once. Rattling off a list of projects as he starts to provide the visitor with a tour of the Montreal HQ, director of productions Hugo Tardif mentions clients Pink, Justin Timberlake, […] Read More...

ETC Continues Growth and Expansion

Kevin M. Mitchell •
  • Company 411
  • May 2018
• May 14, 2018
Fred Foster Discusses High End Systems’ Merger a Year Out Stepping into the lobby of ETC’s headquarters in Middleton, Wisconsin, is to step into a stylized historic version of New York City. The reception area is a recreation of Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks diner. Across from that is a “school,” P.S. 8 — named so because […] Read More...

Columbus McKinnon at Rock Lititz

Nook Schoenfeld •
  • April 2018
  • Company 411
• April 12, 2018
On March 7, Columbus McKinnon (CM) opened their latest facility at the Rock Lititz Entertainment Campus near Lancaster, PA. The worldwide leader in chain hoist manufacturing for the industrial and entertainment business invited PLSN to attend. Approximately 100 fellow employees in the entertainment field were on hand as CM demonstrated their latest wares and explained […] Read More...

A Look at Absen in the USA

Mike Wharton •
  • Company 411
  • March 2018
• March 12, 2018
Absen opened their headquarters in Orlando with only four employees in 2013. There are now more than 50 employees associated with the subsidiary handling the exponential growth that has taken place over the last three years. Absen’s Gary Fuller, Jeremy Fish and Alison Maxson recently gave PLSN the 411 on their growing company. We also spoke with Evolve Media Group’s Tyler Mayne. Read More...

At MEGA Systems, It’s a Family Affair

Nook Schoenfeld •
  • Company 411
  • Current Issue
  • February 2018
• February 16, 2018
M.E.G.A. Systems Inc. (Mega) consists of the four Cabada brothers, doing what they do best — developing new fixtures, selling all kinds of gear, maintaining relationships with clients and backing their products. They do all these things well, because each brother has a separate job in the company that they are responsible for. They work in tandem, and despite their different roles, all company-wide decisions are made by the four partners. On top of that, I love hanging out with all of them because they are happy, fun people who have a zest for life. Read More...

Luxium Lighting

Nook Schoenfeld •
  • Company 411
  • January 2018
• January 11, 2018
Founded in 2014 by “serial entrepreneur” Arlie Conner, Luxium Lighting was originally conceived as an entity that would target “an interesting little niche market,” Conner says, supplying school auditoriums and other theatrical venues with the fixtures they’d need as they migrated away from conventional lighting and toward LEDs...For 2018, fresh off the success at the 2017 LDI show, the company, based in the Portland, Oregon’s “silicon forest” region, is poised for growth, led by a core team of three partners — Conner, the inventor of the company’s products; Roger Hicks, the marketing guru; and Tom Roth, who is in charge of sales, setting up channels and all things customer-related. Read More...
Vanguard, formerly Aeson, is a young company on the move.

Vanguard LED Displays – Leading the Way

PLSN Staff •
  • Articles
  • Company 411
  • December 2017
• December 14, 2017

Michael Wiener, founder and CEO of Vanguard LED Displays, is first and foremost an entrepreneur in its truest sense. Originally a CPA by training from Montreal, he’ll be the first to tell you that the pattern of his string of business ventures in his early years was pretty much that of a yo-yo, as he experienced many ups and downs.

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The company started out as Bay Fireworks, and aerial shell displays are still an important part of their business.

Pyro Engineering

PLSN Staff •
  • Company 411
• November 9, 2017

Fireworks Company Now Offers Broad Array of Pyro, Lasers and Special Effects

We recently sat down with Dennis Brady, the CEO of Pyro Engineering, an effects company with main headquarters located in Bethpage, NY, a New York City suburb on Long Island. He introduced us to a company that has been blowing up explosives for more than 30 years and providing other thrilling effects in recent years.

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