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Tradeshow companies move around Vegas

Throughout the last few months, several companies in the tradeshow industry have opened new offices or moved their operations to new buildings within the Las Vegas valley.

MC2 Las Vegas office

MC2’s new Las Vegas office

MC2, who specializes in exhibit booth designs, tradeshow exhibits, and event production, has eleven differentoffices throughout the U.S. The company recently moved into a new office building located on Spencer Street in the Southeast part of Las Vegas.

“The new space came with a better work space for our shop, graphics production and storage,” said Rob Murphy, chief marketing officer, MC². “The open office space will better lend itself to future expansion and a more modular space plan for regional meetings.”

The new building is also increases flexibility, opening up the option for more development within the company.

“Our plan is to always be in expansion mode,” said Murphy. “This space will serve that purpose and serve our existing clients needs who are attending Las Vegas-based events.”

Another business that recently moved from one Las Vegas office to another is Edlen Electrical, whose new operations are located on Eastern Avenue.

Edlen Electrical has 15 offices throughout the country, including a location in Chicago, Ill., where it is a prequalified electrical contractor for McCormick Place and Navy Pier.

“We found a beautiful new building in a central location with room for Edlen to expand and grow its operation,” said Julie Pazina, director of sales for Edlen Electrical. “We’ve grown enormously since opening in Las Vegas in 1994.”

GES, a general contractor with 58 worldwide offices, continued the trend of relocating, but opened a completely new office rather than moving like MC2 or Edlen.

“While we could have opened the new office in any of the markets we serve, we choose to remain in Las Vegas, which has been home to GES’ headquarters for many years,” said Detra Page, PR manager for GES. “We’ve ended our lease at the offices previously located at 950 Grier. Our shared services accounting and IT teams who worked in that location have relocated to our new office on Tenaya Way.”

As for the new GES office, which is shared with their parent company, Viad Corp., many changes have been made to make it an eco-friendly work environment. These updates include installing high-efficiency lighting and air conditioning, as well as placing recycling bins at each station.

“We carefully selected this new office space as it is an important investment in our employees and the Las Vegas community,” said Steve Moster, president of GES.

However, ASTOUND, who creates brand experiences for the tradeshow floor and already operates a 50,000-square-foot office and warehouse location, just opened an 8,000-square-foot satelite warehouse in North Las Vegas.

“Las Vegas is the Mecca of the North American exhibit industry, and as such it was critical for ASTOUND to have a strong presence there,” said Kendall Manor,account coordinator for ASTOUND. “The rich history of exhibitions in the area has led to the creation of a huge pool of talented and experienced carpenters and installers, along with countless top-notch suppliers and partners that ASTOUND have eagerly embraced.”

Astound Warehouse

Astound’s new Las Vegas warehouse

The new facility will be used to serve projects in the Central and Southwestern United States, as well as British Columbia and parts of Canada.

“Our LV location has allowed us to effectively double both our space and our workforce, and has helped us to offer dramatic cost savings and increased value to our customers exhibiting along the West Coast,” said Manor. “Our current facility is located just minutes from the highway, so we have fast and easy access to all the major exhibition routes. We’re also only minutes from the major Las Vegas convention centers, which adds greatly to our overall efficiency and ability to react quickly to service all of our customers’ needs.”

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