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Franklin Named to Sales Staff 

Vincent Lighting Systems (VLS) appointed Drew Franklin, LC, to outside sales for the Michigan area.

Mr. Franklin’s background includes years in the architectural lighting and electrical design arena, as well as specification sales. He has far-ranging talents in project management, load calculations, AutoCad, and sales in the retail, commercial, education, and theatrical industries. He spent seven years teaching AutoCad and architectural lighting design at the university level. He has made presentations at USITT conferences and is a member of the Illumination Engineering Society (IES) and the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP).

Mr. Franklin can be reached at 734-660-8959 or

The Cleveland office has expanded to a new location at 6161 Cochran Road Suite D, Solon, Ohio 44139. The phone, fax, and remittance address remain the same. For more information, log onto

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Eos Debuts in Japan 

The first Electonic Theater Controls (ETC) Eos lighting control system to be sold in Japan just hit the road with singer-songwriter and pianist Angela Aki. It is the first time an ETC console has been selected as the main console to control moving lights and LED fixtures in Japan.

The rig for the Angela Aki tour, which was supplied by KM Station, includes some 50 moving lights along with 100 conventional fixtures and 52 five-color LED units manufactured by KM Station in Japan.

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Clancy's PowerLifts Meet Standards 

PowerLift, J. R. Clancy’s industry-leading automated theatre hoist, officially meets the rigorous CE Mark directives for safety as required by 30 countries in the European Union (EU). PowerLifts will now carry the CE Mark.

This mark signifies that PowerLift conforms with the safety requirements of the EU’s Machinery Directive and related safety requirements, indicating to the governments of European countries that PowerLift can be sold legally within the EU and the European Free Trade Area.

To be allowed to use the CE mark, the product must undergo extensive testing: normal operation tests, a strength test, grounding, starting current, temperature, power failure, and short-circuit testing, among others.

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Bad Boy Joins Trump in Boardroom 

Production Resource Group, LLC, (PRG) recently supported lighting designer Matt Ford when he lit the live finale of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice recently.

PRG provided VX Lighting with the complete lighting package, including the PRG Virtuoso DX2 console for control during the live television event at New York City’s American Museum of Natural History. Mr. Ford used the PRG Bad Boy Luminaire to highlight Donald Trump’s entrance to the boardroom where he chose his next Celebrity Apprentice.

For more information on PRG, visit

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