Orbus Exhbit & Display Group Expands Again & Opens New Facility
The Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, one of North America’s leading trade suppliers of display, exhibit and event solutions, expands its US presence by opening a new full-service facility just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.
The company anticipates providing greatly improved savings in time, transit and shipping costs to clients located in Western states, which include Arizona, Colorado, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. This facility, located just 10 miles just north of the Las Vegas strip, will carry and fulfill hardware and graphics for the full line of Orbus products. Clients in Western states will continue to be served by the same superior sales staff and client service teams they’ve been accustomed to working with.
By opening a new facility just outside of Las Vegas, Orbus will be able to supply products and graphics to clients in the entire continental US with FedEx Ground service in three days or less.
Orbus has been serving clients across the US from its two Chicago-based facilities, but recently had the opportunity to open a third and completely new facility to serve clients in Western states with even better turnaround times and shipping rates.
Orbus signed a five-year lease for the 56,073 square foot facility and created over 50 jobs in distribution, manufacturing and printing as a result.
“We are thankful for the opportunity to expand into this region,” said Aaron Kozar, Vice President of Orbus West Coast Operations. “The West is one of the largest markets for our current client base and my hope is that our experience, along with our remarkable client service, will help us grow well beyond our existing presence in this key area.”
The Orbus Exhibit & Display Group is a market-leading, privately owned group of companies that specialize in the manufacture and trade only supply of portable modular and custom modular, exhibit and display, products, graphics and solutions. Companies within the group include Orbus365, SignPro Systems, and Origin.
Orbus was established in April 2001 in a modest facility on South Michigan Avenue. It launched with a staff of three and two primary products. By the spring of 2002 the line expanded to 22 products with a growing need for graphic services. As a result, Orbus merged with Paul Person Graphics, a Chicago-based tradeshow inkjet print house. The new and improved business relocated into a facility on the Northwest side of Chicago.
By January of 2003, the Orbus graphics department was fully established and providing graphic services that coordinated with a range of over fifty various display products. Orbus later introduced an unbranded catalog with the first edition of The Exhibitors’ Handbook. With over one hundred products and trade customers in almost every major US city, Orbus had established a solid reputation and foundation. In 2005, with over sixty employees and a continually increasing product range, Orbus made plans for relocation.
March 2006 marked an agreement for a newly-constructed facility in Bolingbrook, Illinois. By summer Orbus had been recognized as one of America’s top five market leaders by several trade publications and leading tradeshow authorities. SignPro Systems was launched in November 2007 as Orbus’ first step into the modular signage industry. In 2009, Origin was launched as a provider of full custom modular exhibit solutions.
May 2010 marked a major expansion for the company with the addition of 150,000 sq. ft. for custom manufacturing. The expansion gave the company a total capacity of 300,000 sq. ft. and at the time, the company employed over 175 team members. Additionally, its product line grew to include over 300 products.
July 2011 marks another expansion for Orbus Exhibit & Display Group with the addition of over 56,000 sq. ft. for product and graphics distribution outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. At the current time, Orbus employs 250 team members and looks forward to continued growth in the future.