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Explore Our Newest Charging Station Counters

October 14th, 2019 COMMENTS
Charging Stations for Trade Shows and Events

In 2016, we decided to design attractive charging solutions for trade shows and events. At the time, most charging solutions resembled sea monsters with tentacles or space aliens from a B movie. Not much has changed. Most are still ugly.

At Classic Exhibits, we never stopped introducing new designs, like the over 40 tables, counters, kiosks, and towers in our Charging Gallery in EDS. Not enough? Add wireless charging to the 200+ counters in our Counters and Pedestals Gallery for just $125 per pad.

Perhaps it’s time to consider phone and tablet charging like intermittent wipers. How did we ever survive without them? 

Custom Charging Counters for Trade Shows and Events
Backlit Charging Counters for Trade Shows and Events
Portable Charging Counters for Trade Shows and Events

Free Ground Shipping on Sunrise and Sacagawea Portable Displays

October 2nd, 2019 COMMENTS

Fall Special on Portable Displays

Sunrise VK-1912 Portable Display

It’s October, the leaves are changing, and Thanksgiving and the Holidays are just around the corner. Perhaps it’s time to celebrate early this year.

Recently, we re-engineered and improved the portable SEGUE Sunrise line, which allowed us to lower the prices. For example, the VK-1905 went from $4838 to $3499. YOWSA! You can see all the lower prices on the 10 ft. and 20 ft. Sunrise portable designs in Exhibit Design Search. See the Exhibit Specials link.

In addition, we’re throwing in FREE Ground Shipping on all Sunrise and Sacagawea kits in Q4. Three full months. If you are looking for a portable display of exceptional quality with more bells and whistles than a one-man band, then Sunrise and Sacagawea are the perfect choices.

The Sunrise and Sacagawea are Made in the USA and come with a Lifetime Warranty on Workmanship. Choose from over 30 designs.

Sunrise and Sacagawea Portable Displays

Classic Exhibits Corporate Profile in Exhibit City News

September 18th, 2019 COMMENTS

To many trade show folks, Classic Exhibits is still a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. It’s time to untangle the mystery. This month, we’re featured in Exhibit City News, online and in print. In the article, we explain our unique “unbranded” business model.

See the article below and the link to the full ECN online version.

Classic Exhibits Inc.: An Industry Chameleon

There’s a good chance you’ve heard of Classic Exhibits but don’t know all they do. Mel White, VP for marketing and business development, describes the Portland, Ore.-based company “as a chameleon that not only changes its colors, but also its shape. Repeatedly.” Every four to five years the company morphs into something different based on the needs of its more than 200 distributor partners and their customers.

So, who is Classic Exhibits right now? That depends upon who you ask—and what they need.

According to White, “Our customers come to us for a broad range of solutions. In short, we’re a job shop for over 200 distributor partners who assist their customers with tradeshows, retail displays, events and corporate environments, both for purchase and rental. We accomplish that as a ‘White Label, Unbranded’ designer and builder that’s largely invisible to end-users but not to the tradeshow and event industry. Our mission has always been to prioritize our customers’ brands in the marketplace, not only with unique designs, but also with brandable marketing tools.”

Founded in 1993, Classic started as a portable systems company, then a modular-hybrid supplier and now a design and builder of 3D structures. Currently, about 75 percent of what the company builds and ships can be classified as custom or customized. Nothing gets pulled from a shelf and shipped, even rentals. “We’re not that kind of company,” according to White. “We build to the order, stage each one, take extensive photos and create job-specific setup instructions and customized reusable packaging.”

Identifying Trends

Classic has been remarkably adept at identifying trends and creating tradeshow and event-specific solutions. Those include modular iPad and Surface stands, wireless charging stations, counters, pedestals and kiosks and tool-less LED lightboxes with accessories like tablet brackets, literature holders and adjustable shelves.

Wireless Charging Stations

Most recently, their evolution has included modular wall systems, like the tool-less Gravitee One-Step. “As modular wall systems have come to the forefront,” says White, “we’ve worked hard to introduce new designs on Exhibit Design Search. One of the benefits of a large distributor network is identifying successful designs quickly and making them available to our partners. For example, the blending of modular walls, custom components and LED lighting has been very popular. Every week we introduce new designs to our network through our Design Monday emails.”

Being Invisible

According to Executive VP Kevin Carty, “Invisibility often comes with misunderstandings and misconceptions about who we are and what we do. We’ve never been a Portland or Northwest-focused company. From the very beginning, we’ve relied on independent distributor partners for our sales since we don’t sell direct. This wasn’t unusual in the past, but the model has become less common as our competitors have either disappeared or chosen to sell direct to end-users. In some ways, we are the last company standing that honors that model.”

Classic’s “White Label” model includes, at the distributor’s request, branded crates, instructions and mailing labels with the distributor or end-user’s logo.

Carty, who has been with the company since its inception, has watched it grow to 85 employees across four divisions, encompassing 120,000 sq.ft. outside of Portland, Ore., that uses five internal web cameras to share the progress of exhibits from design to finish with customers.

Click HERE to read the full article in Exhibit City News.

Since 1993, Classic Exhibits has been North America’s leading builder of quality trade show exhibits for professional exhibitors. Browse through 1500 contemporary displays or request a custom design personalized to your trade show marketing goals.

Find success on the trade show floor with an exhibit that reflects your marketing message… at a price that will make your CFO giddy. For more information, see http://www.classicexhibits.com.

SuperNova Tool-Less LED Lightbox Video

September 17th, 2019 COMMENTS

SuperNova™ LED Lightboxes with SEG Fabric Graphics feature fast, tool-free assembly. The aluminum extrusion frames assemble with knobs, using both slide and corner connectors. Single and double-side lightboxes are available in standard and custom sizes.

Ask about shelving, literature holders, and tablet attachment options.

SuperNova Includes:

  • Attached UL-approved LED Modules
  • ColorTrue LED Lights
  • Durable 6063/6065 T6 Aluminum
  • Translucent Knobs (no shadows)
  • HD Silicone Edge Fabric Graphics
  • Single and Double-sided Frames
  • Standard and Custom Sizes
  • Lifetime Warranty on Workmanship
  • Reusable Packaging
  • Purchase and Rental Options
  • Custom and Portable Options
  • Tool-Less Assembly

Since 1993, Classic Exhibits has been North America’s leading builder of quality trade show exhibits for professional exhibitors. Browse through 1500 contemporary displays or request a custom design personalized to your trade show marketing goals.

Find success on the trade show floor with an exhibit that reflects your marketing message… at a price that will make your CFO giddy. For more information, see http://www.classicexhibits.com.

Why There’s No Such Thing as a Standard Wood Crate

September 16th, 2019 COMMENTS

No one designs and builds better crates than Classic Exhibits. No one! Our custom wood crates are fabric-lined and jigged to ensure your booth ships safe and secure. And not just the first time. Every time.

The exhibit and crate come with detailed assembly and packing instructions to save you time during installation and dismantle. The crates are sized, divided, layered, and even the doors built to ensure maximum efficiency. Every crate is a little different because every project is different.

You’ve made an investment in a booth. The crate should do everything possible to protect that investment at the show, during transit, and even during storage. See the difference that attention to detail can make.

Since 1993, Classic Exhibits has been North America’s leading builder of quality trade show exhibits for professional exhibitors. Browse through 1500 contemporary displays or request a custom design personalized to your trade show marketing goals.

Find success on the trade show floor with an exhibit that reflects your marketing message… at a price that will make your CFO giddy. For more information, see http://www.classicexhibits.com.