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ETC Asia Moves

ETC's Asia office in Hong Kong relocated to a new building on November 15. To keep up with the growing market in entertainment and architectural lighting in Asia, the new office is bigger, has a new, fully-functioning conference room, and features an improved demo area to serve clients.

Situated in the Kowloon Bay region of Kowloon, the office is on the 18th floor of the Enterprise Square high-rise. The busy office in Hong Kong serves China, India, Japan, Singapore, Korea, and more. ETC Asia's recent client list includes such notable venues as Hangzhou Grand Theater, Hangzhou, China; Imperial Palace Hotel, Seoul, South Korea; and Grand National Theater, Beijing, China.

The new address, is ETC Asia, Ltd., Room 1801, 18/F, Tower 1 Phase 1, Enterprise Square, 9 Sheung Yuet Road, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong. The phone number is +852-2799-1220, and the fax +852-2799-9325.

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JR Clancy Honored at LDI

J.R. Clancy received more than just positive customer feedback at this year's LDI in Las Vegas about its PowerAssist Counterweight Automation System. It was awarded both the 2006 Live Design International Product of the Year in the Rigging and Staging category as well as the ESTA Dealers' Choice Product Award, Equipment Category for its PowerAssist.

"This year at LDI we were honored to receive both awards on top of the extraordinary feedback from attendees on the show floor. We were very happy with the response at the show before Saturday night's awards, but we were really happy on Sunday morning," says Tom Young, vice president of marketing for J.R. Clancy. The PowerAssist allows the consumer to automate existing counterweight rigging sets, as well as add motorized rigging to new projects in a cost-effective manner.

Both awards were presented during the LDI 2006 ‘Viva Las Vegas' awards ceremony on October 21. The Live Design Products of the Year Awards were chosen by panels of working designers, technicians, and consultants and represent the best products released since last fall's trade show season. The ESTA Dealers' Choice Product Awards recognize outstanding entertainment technology products; these awards were established in recognition of the fact that dealers have an enormous impact on the success of a new product, as well as a unique perspective on its merits.

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New Space for Apollo

Apollo Design Technology, Inc. was granted an occupancy permit for the recently completed 5,000-square foot building expansion at its headquarters in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The space will be used for additional glass gobo production and warehousing for its growing lines of gel and motion effects products and accessories.

"Everyone at Apollo welcomes the additional space," states company founder and President Joel Nichols. "Not only can we expand and breathe, it will also allow us to pursue additional opportunities within the entertainment industry."

Apollo is a leading manufacturer and distributor of lighting effects products and accessories for the entertainment industry.

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Creative Stage Lighting Assists Third Day Tour

Creative Stage Lighting was the lighting supplier for Third Day's Fall 2006 tour.

Third Day is a Grammy Award winning Christian rock band. Equipment on tour with Third Day includes High End Systems Color Commands, Studiobeam PCs, Catalyst Pro version 4 with an Apple dual-processor PowerMac G5, Syncrolite SX3K-2s, a Main Light SoftLED high-res drop with fiber optics, Tomcat Swing Wing truss, James Thomas truss, an Entertainment Power Systems power distribution rack, ETC Source 4 fixtures, Martin Mac 2000 Profile IIs and Reel Efx DF-50 Hazers.

The tour crew included lighting designer John Caudill, production manager Dave Jacques, lighting crew chief Andrew Miller, and lighting technician Will Kent.

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