(Pictured closing the deal L-R: Exhibit Systems’ President/CEO Richard Magliocco, KMK Industries’ President Ron Malliet and Exhibit Systems’ Exec. VP/Partner David Jentz)
Brookfield Company Buys Assets of Milwaukee-Based Tradeshow Design & Mfg. Co.
Exhibit Systems, a premier exhibit and display company offering one-stop service for tradeshows and events, has acquired all assets of KMK Industries, a Milwaukee-based firm known for designing and manufacturing quality tradeshow exhibits.
KMK Industries, led by Ron and Patti Malliet, has provided custom and modular tradeshow displays for more than 50 years. The existing KMK manufacturing facility will remain operational, with improvements planned to the plant’s infrastructure. The company’s entire talented team will be merged into Exhibit Systems, with more than 45 employees at the new organization.
KMK will operate as KMK Industries, a division of Exhibit Systems. Its joining also brings an exclusive local partnership with Nimlok Company, with capabilities to manufacture the best in portable displays and customized systems.
“KMK has been well respected in the tradeshow industry for many years,” says Richard Magliocco, president and CEO of Exhibit Systems. “Its entire team is passionate about the same things we are—creating exceptional face-to-face marketing environments and establishing long-term partnerships with customers. This acquisition continues our growth trajectory by expanding our in-house capacity for producing custom exhibits. We look forward to working with KMK’s customers, and introducing them to additional tradeshow marketing services through Exhibit Systems.”
Ron Malliet, founder and president of KMK Industries, adds, “Exhibit Systems aligns well with our history of delivering first-class customer service and top-quality exhibits and displays. We’re excited to offer more support and expanded capabilities. Exhibit Systems and KMK are united by a common culture founded on integrity. We look forward to working closely with Exhibit Systems to ensure a seamless transition.” Malliet will continue to serve KMK’s clients in the role of president emeritus/account manager.
Exhibit Systems has grown steadily in the past decade, celebrating its 25th anniversary in September 2017. Just a few months earlier, Exhibit Systems expanded its marketing services offered to clients via a partial acquisition of Results Marketing, a longtime branding, e-mail, and marketing automation firm that generates leads and nurtures them to create productive, long-term relationships.
Exhibit Systems offers comprehensive services in exhibits, graphics, event design, and production. Its core focus is on providing outstanding face-to-face marketing solutions and customer service by establishing and sustaining trusted partnerships with clients. Customers enjoy the convenience of online ordering and asset management of exhibit properties. Exhibit Systems also offers rental exhibits, storage, transportation, and on-site installation and dismantling of exhibits. For more info, call (262) 432-8410 or visit www.exhibitsystems.com.
For more info on KMK Industries, visit https://kmkexhibits.com/