Founded in 2013 as a design and project management agency, S[+]UDIOS, also known as PLUS Studios, has grown in size and function since Matt Naert started the company.
When PLUS Studios acquired Elements Exhibits in November 2013, the agency also took over a 65,000 square-foot production facility and storage space. Growing client demand during the past two years prompted PLUS Studios to expand even more in April 2015.
Moving its stored client-owned exhibit booths into a new 30,000 square-foot freestanding building behind its existing facility allowed PLUS Studios to increase the size of its production facility. Relocating its storage inventory gave the agency the green light to incorporate automotive paint finishing capabilities to be used for exhibit components and custom rental components.
Planned cosmetic changes to the main facility, including repainting in corporate colors, will enhance and transform the interior of the building to PLUS Studios branding from Elements Exhibits original facility.
Outside of PLUS Studios is a two-acre lot where the agency will be able to stage large outdoor exhibits.
Taking on more than just show floor exhibits, PLUS Studios also boasts a mobile exhibits division. According to Founder Matt Naert, retail is beginning to experience a comeback since the recession.
“We started doing a lot of retail spaces in the last two months,” he noted. “Companies are now re-fixturing and rebranding stores again for the first time since 2008, as part of the economic recovery.”
Also adding several to its roster, PLUS Studios welcomed four staff members. Steve Schaff was named vice president of new business development, Michael Laskowitz was announced as operations manager, Amanda Lovelady joined as account manager and Dave Jeffries came on as engineering manager.