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Serapid To Sponsor Architecture Competition

Serapid, Inc., a supplier of stage, orchestra and piano lift systems for the entertainment industry, will exhibit at the 2009 USITT Stage Expo in Cincinnati March 19 to 21.

Visitors to Serapid's booth will see the LinkLift live in action. The patented, award-winning LinkLift was most recently seen during the 2008 Olympic Opening Ceremony in Beijing.

In addition to exhibiting, Serapid is proud to co-sponsor the third annual USITT Design Competition for Architectural and Theatre Students. The "Ideal Theatre" competition will judge the winning design during Stage Expo.

For more information about Serapid solutions for stage engineering visit booth 1083 at USITT Stage Expo 2009, call 586-274-0774, e-mail, or visit

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Supplier Helps Stage Corporate Event in China

In one of the largest corporate events yet staged in mainland China, Hippotizer media servers helped launch the new Montblanc watch collection at the National Indoor Stadium in Beijing. The event took place November 7, featuring a custom-scored rock opera "Journey Through Time," a tribute to the history of timekeeping.

Hippotizer is manufactured by Green Hippo and distributed by TMB. For more information about Hippotizer, visit the TMB Hippotizer web page at Learn more about other innovative and exciting products from TMB at

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Installs Safety System in South Dakota

Sapsis Rigging, Inc. recently completed the installation of a Fall Arrest system for the Rushmore Plaza Civic Arena in Rapid City, South Dakota. The system consisted of 15 horizontal lifelines ranging in length from 30 feet to 125 feet.

The system is designed to give the venue riggers full access to the rigging beams in the ceiling and to provide full range of movement for each rigger. Chris Harris and Scott Sloan, both ETCP Certified riggers with Sapsis Rigging, worked with the local rigging staff for four days to complete the installation.

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Welcomes Dealer in Spain

Wybron, a veteran lighting company based in Colorado, has expanded its global distribution network to Spain.

Based near San Sebastian with offices in Madrid, Entertainment Equipment Supplies will distribute Wybron products across the western European country. Founded in 2004, EES sells a variety of lighting equipment and mainly serves the rental, television, and theatre markets.

For more information about EES or Wybron, visit

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To Offer Scene Seminars

Cobalt Studios will offer several Specialty Pro Seminars this spring.

They include: Guns & Sprayers in the Scenic Arts, March 2 to 6 with Kamilla Nilsson Harkless; Faux Woodgrain, Interior Grade, March 24 through 26 with Nels Christianson; and Foliage II: Trees, Brushwork, and the Artist, March 30 to April 2 with Rachel Keebler.

For more information about any of these programs, click here.

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