Atlanta-based Shepard Exposition Services has acquired US Expo & Convention Services, which has offices in Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.
"US Expo's reputation as an above-and-beyond service-provider is a perfect cultural fit for our organization and our Blue Diamond Customer Service Program,” said Carl Mitchell, Shepard's president.
He added, “Also, it will strengthen our existing national operations network by adding these key markets to our growing western operations.”
US Expo’s operations will be integrated into Shepard’s within the next 30 days, adding to Shepard’s expanding national footprint.
Maurya Palmer, US Expo's founder and owner said, "The market in the southwest U.S. is beginning to explode. For us to take advantage of the opportunity, while maintaining our commitment to superior service, we needed to join forces with a group of people who share the same values. Shepard provides that fit along with significant operational resources."
Shepard services five shows on the most current TSNN Top 250 trade show list, including the ATA (Archery) Trade Show and SGIA (Specialty Graphics) Expo.
"We've always calibrated our growth based on our ability to have the right people in the right place delivering our own style of personal service,” said Richard Maples, Shepard executive vice president of sales.
He added, “Maurya and her team are the perfect match for Shepard, and our customers, as we continue our growth in the western United States.”