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News Archives - southwestdisplays.com

Busy Start to 2015

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As many of us are still reeling from the holidays, it’s been a brisk start to 2015 at Southwest Displays & Events. We welcomed the addition of Stefan Vann to our sales team working out of our Austin, Texas location. Kevin Corley returned in his sales capacity after a brief “visit” to a competitor and we added Randy Gately to begin sales from Cincinnati, Ohio.

In December of 2014, Southwest Displays & Events was also selected to partner with TNT Promotions to produce an event for The Dallas Morning News participation in the first-ever College Football Playoff Fan Central held at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas. A brief video of the event can be found here.

Looking forward to what the rest of the year brings our way.

Impact Graphics

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Creating a high impact graphic can be a challenge. How do you support the image, how do you produce the image, and most importantly, how do you ship something that BIG?

Almost all of today’s aluminum extrusion makers (Octanorm, AGAM, etc.) have a gasketed graphic retainer. This is a small groove in the extrusion that accepts a silicone rubber gasket. The gasket is sewn into the perimeter of a fabric graphic which can then be inserted into the extrusion retainer. Kind of like making a window screen, or for you old-timers, me included, like stretching a screen for screen printing.

SWD&E Welcomes Cognizant

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cognizantslide2We are privileged to welcome Cognizant, one of our newest clients! Cognizant is a global leader in business and technology services that helps clients bring the future of work to life – today – in a business environment that is being transformed by accelerating globalization, virtualization, and the shift toward cloud technologies, according to their website.

Chatsworth Debuts New 20×20

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ChatsworthSouthwest Displays & Events is proud to present Chatsworth’s new 20×20. This high tech exhibit debuted at the BICSI Winter Conference 2012 in Orlando. The exhibit was designed by Southwest Displays & Events Design Director, Derek Dewberry. Chatsworth is a long-time client of Southwest Displays & Events Account Executive, Chad Bishop.

Southwest Displays & Events Expands Operations Westward to Las Vegas

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mike-230x220Las Vegas, NV. September 17, 2012– We have expanded our operations westward to Las Vegas, NV. Brian Cree; Owner and CEO has named Mike McDaniel as General Manager of the full service Southwest Displays & Events –Las Vegas custom exhibit house. “Mike’s expertise and experience in the Trade Show industry will be the key to the success with our Las Vegas operation, ” says Cree. Mike McDaniel has over 30 years experience in the exhibit trade show industry. Mike previously held upper management positions in both show management and exhibit design firms. He has held positions from Texas to California and has international experience as well. He counts his many friendships throughout the industry as one of the greatest benefits gained during his career. “I am proud to be associated with a company that has a strong industry reputation. We are going to hit the ground running and aggressively pursue building a loyal client base.” says McDaniel. The Las Vegas Southwest Displays & Events facility is a 40,000 square feet operational facility located at 6625 Arroyo Springs Street, Suite 110, Las Vegas, NV 89113. Mike can be reached at 702-666-8505 or mmcdaniel@southwestdisplays.com.

File Prep 101

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When setting up your files for output, try to work 1:1. If you can’t, at least add a note in the margin or edge of the file stating the scale factor the file has been created in. For example, “This file is 1/2 actual size”. This will help us in determining the final output size more easily.