Our Trade Show Tour is heading to St. Louis to exhibit at one of the largest full production event conference’s in America—the USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo. With over 307 exhibitors and thousands of attendees, USITT’s conference is a valuable place to “generate new ideas, examine new products, create and strengthen connections, and learn about what you need to succeed in the coming production and year.” (Learn more about the USITT conference at their website by clicking here)
With the industry’s top experts and organizations spread across the world, an active blog can be a great way to stay on top of expert opinions, innovations, big projects and the resources you might need to reach your full potential. Here are six of our favorites to follow for all things event production. Please comment and share with us the blogs and publications that you count on.
As we continue to expand our product offerings, we’re excited to announce the addition of Columbus McKinnon’s Top Industrial Products in our Rigging Hardware and Manual Chain Hoist collections. We’re proud to be a Master Distributor of Columbus McKinnon’s renowned inventory, including both entertainment and industrial gear. Some of the new offerings include Wire Rope Clips, Screw Pin Shackles, CM’s Hammerlok®, and a variety of manual lever chain hoists. The CM brand is legendary in the entertainment field, but perhaps even more widely used in industrial houses due to the superior manufacturing and design of their hardware, chain, attachments, hooks, and slings.
Restock, replenish, and prepare for the busy season ahead!
Are you ready for the 2017 season? Now is the time to order all of the equipment you will need to kick-off the spring and summer event circuit. We have a great promotion in our rigging department that will help you save money and time as you prepare for your upcoming events.
Success in the event production industry often relies on teamwork, experience and the quality of your equipment. As we approach this holiday season and Mountain Productions’ Holiday Blowout Sale, we’ve put together a list of some of the equipment that would keep us smiling well beyond the winter months.
1. Dirty Rigger Sub-Zero™ XC Cold Weather Gloves
While any member of the Dirty Rigger family of gloves would make an excellent gift for the event production expert in your life, the Sub-Zero XC gloves are perfect for those fighting against the elements.
Forget buying another sweater—get the gifts that really matter! At Mountain Productions Rigging Shop, we’re getting ready for our biggest sale yet on select items from DBI-SALA & Python Safety, Dirty Rigger, Estwing, Petzl, and KASK. These products are proven crowd pleasers and what’s better than giving a gift that will continue giving all year?
Our safety and fall protection offering is extensive and provides only the most reliable brands. These items will keep your loved one, friend, or colleague safe on the job all year and will actually improve efficiency and comfort.
As the colder weather approaches, event production crews may find themselves with a little bit of free time. Whether you’re a rigger just getting started or an industry veteran, these five books are an excellent way to spend your time off the road.
1. Stage Rigging Handbook
By Jay O. Glerum
The Stage Rigging Handbook by Jay O. Glerum has become an industry staple. This go-to guide is to the point and provides an understanding of the rigging system, how to operate each type of rigging, and maintaining and inspecting your equipment.