GoVision Acquires Assets of Custom Design & Fabrication
Cutting-edge manufacturing and design capabilities add to GoVision’s growing portfolio
ARGYLE, TX (Feb. 23, 2016) – Marking its fifth strategic acquisition since the beginning of 2014, GoVision LP announced today that it has acquired the assets of Custom Design and Fabrication, LLC, adding decades of experience in the design and manufacturing of LED support elements to the company’s comprehensive portfolio of services.
Founded in South Dakota in 2012 by Jay DeBlonk, CDF’s expert workforce includes designers, welders, CNC programmers and operators that specialize in building mobile display trailers for professional and college sports teams, local sports associations, LED rental companies and national market activation firms. CDF has also supplied custom components to several of the largest LED screen suppliers in the world for various projects.
“Given the rapid growth we’re experiencing, particularly from events that require custom design and fabrication work, this asset acquisition made perfect sense for us,” said Chris Curtis, founder and CEO of Argyle, TX-based GoVision, a premier, full-service provider of large-scale LED video displays and related services, including production, creative content, custom design, fabrication and installation. “The event business is evolving rapidly, and it’s becoming more and more essential to offer a full suite of services under one roof. GoVision is now arguably the most comprehensive one-stop-shop in our industry today.”
Equipped with such high-tech machinery as CNC plasma tables, a CNC plasma pipe cutter and a CNC router table, GoVision’s newest unit can design and manufacture components and parts from virtually any material, including aluminum, steel, stainless steel, HDPE, polycarbonate, woods and laminates.
“I’ve enjoyed working with Chris and his team for many years, but we took it to another level when we moved down to Texas last July to become GoVision’s primary design and fabrication vendor,” said deBlonk, now GoVision’s Solutions Manager. “That added another strategic element to the company’s portfolio, so officially joining forces was the logical next step.”
One of the CDF unit’s first high-profile projects for GoVision was building the largest mobile video display trailer in North America, dubbed TITAN, for M31 Design Group in Edmonton, Alberta. Mounted on a 53-foot trailer, the state-of-the-art LED screen, supplied by Daktronics (NASDAQ: DAKT), measures 39’ wide by 22’ high. TITAN, which is being used primarily by the FC Edmonton soccer club and at other live events throughout Canada, is also equipped with a complete control room with full live production and broadcast capabilities.
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GoVision L.P. (jumbo.tv) is a premier provider of large-scale LED video displays and related services specializing in state-of-the-art mobile and modular LED technology, closed circuit TV, creative/content services, custom design, fabrication and installation. Our full-service LED solutions span from the most complex modular configurations, custom built to any size, to North America’s largest fleet of turnkey mobile units. GoVision prides itself on delivering “More Ways to Get Noticed” through exceptional customer service, innovative design and a relentless pursuit of perfection in the unpredictable event business. GoVision has provided broadcast and production support for countless national events, including the 55th (Bush), 56th and 57th (Obama) Presidential Inaugurations, the 2015 Papal Visit, Major League Baseball and NBA All Star Games, NCAA Final Fours, the 2012 Ryder Cup and U.S. Open
Championships and the 100th Anniversary Scouting Jamboree. It is the screen provider of AT&T Stadium Plaza, TCU, several college football programs and PGA tournaments. GoVision is based in Argyle, Texas, with offices in Los Angeles and Napa, Calif., and Portland, Oregon.
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