(Pictured: The TLS Productions team celebrates at Strategic Brilliance Event in Las Vegas during NAB)
by Ray Smith and Amadeus Finlay
Hibino Corp. of Japan, through its Hibino USA subsidiary, acquired Henderson-based TLS Productions effective March 1, adding value to the company’s tradeshow capabilities and guiding the new enterprise into the future.
The partnership was launched at Strategic Brilliance, an evening of hospitality, networking and the latest in impressive, hi-tech displays at the Renaissance Hotel in Las Vegas during the National Association of Broadcasters show. Guests mingled with executives from both TLS and Hibino and learned how H&X LED screen technology combined with the audio, lighting and rigging capabilities of TLSP will create turnkey client solutions.
“It is with great excitement that we look to a future that will allow the people that make the TLSP brand successful and to join with other creative, like-minded professionals providing the service and excellence that our customers expect—now, with global reach,” says TLS Productions CEO Brad Hayes.
Established in 1996, TLSP is the second-generation incarnation of Tobins Lake Studios, and over the past 23 years this innovative firm has grown into a major player in the tradeshow and event industry. TLSP recently opened a West Coast office to complement their warehouses/offices in Ann Arbor, Mich., and Las Vegas, Nev., with the acquisition expanding its reach into California as the sister company of Hibino-owned subsidiary, H&X Technologies, headquartered in Irvine, Calif.
Established in 2017, H&X is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hibino, and breakthrough provider of LED media for large, live audience events and experiential marketing applications. Hibino Corporation is a global specialist in sound and visual technology, as well as a supplier of high-resolution LED screens and top-of-the-line sound equipment. Founded in 1964, the firm employs more than 1,000 employees across the world, and takes pride in its ability to provide integrated and comprehensive guidance designed to meet the diverse needs of myriad vertical markets.
Ultimately, TLSP will offer a true “turnkey” approach providing integrated services such as audio, visual, lighting, rigging and design, says Carl Kedzierski, director of operations and marketing. The acquisition opens TLS Productions to the global market with partner brands in Europe, Asia and expanded offerings in the U.S., Hayes explains.
By uniting with Hibino Corp., a $350 million public company, TLS Productions gains access to product resources, professional services and state-of-the-art LED equipment worldwide. It will have the resources necessary to meet the evolving needs of its partners, adding services and top equipment to a stellar team of professionals that will continue to serve clients’ production needs.
“Our goal is, as always, to make your projects and events more successful,” Hayes says.
Founded in 1964, Hibino Corp. is a global sound and visual specialist, and leading supplier of superior, high-resolution LED screens and compelling sound equipment. With more than 1,000 employees around the world, Hibino is a total solutions company that provides integrated and comprehensive guidance to help meet the diverse needs of its customers. For more info, visit www.tlsproductionsinc.com.
This story originally appeared in the May/June issue of Exhibit City News, p. 55. For original layout, visit https://issuu.com/exhibitcitynews/docs/ecnflipbook_mayjune_2019_web