Orbus Exhibit & Display Group Acquires Fabric Images

September 16, 2020

Woodridge, Illinois-based Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, a wholesale supplier and manufacturer of display, exhibit, graphic and event tools, has acquired Fabric Images, a company that designs, builds and installs printed tensioned fabric architecture.

The merger combines Orbus Exhibit & Display Group’s service, quality, print capability and extensive portfolio of signage, portable, modular, fabric structure and custom exhibit and display solutions with Fabric Images’ expertise in creating innovative custom fabric architectural solutions for exhibits, events, hospitality, retail and commercial interiors.

“The addition of Fabric Images to the Orbus Exhibit & Display Group family of brands elevates our design and print capabilities in building materials, printed textiles and fabrics,” said Giles Douglas, president and CEO of Orbus Exhibit & Display Group. “Together we now offer our customers an unmatched combination of elegant design, speed, quality and service in fabric structures, fabric architecture and fabric printing.” 

Fabric Images CEO Marco Alvarez will become part of the executive team at Orbus, teaching and leading the engineering, design and consultancy-driven approach to custom fabric architecture with a larger combined team.

“Becoming part of Orbus provides our customers with expanded resources and capabilities across North America, adding a Las Vegas and Canadian facility in addition to a vastly larger Illinois facility,” said Alvarez. “Access to an expansive range of portable, modular, sign and fabric structure solutions — supported by an exceptional team committed to service — promises a limitless future for what we can do for our customers.”

In the past, Fabric Images has worked with a variety of companies on top-notch projects. For example, it created a Central Park environment for Autodesk University, an annual event for architectus, engineers and structural designers, in collaboration with Freeman XP and Autodesk. Another project included helping to develop a 25,000-square-foot climbing facility with First Ascent in Chicago.

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group’s other brands include The Exhibitors’ Handbook, The Promo Handbook, Nimlok and SignPro Systems. Learn more here.

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