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Plum Grove Merges with Trade Shows and Displays Inc.

Two Chicagoland marketing services firms join forces to extend impact for their business clients

Hoffman Estates, IL • September 17, 2014 – Print, promotional products and signage firm Plum Grove announced today that it had merged with Schaumburg-based Tradeshows and Displays. Tradeshows and Displays will migrate its entire staff and roster of clients down the road to Hoffman Estates, becoming a subsidiary of Plum Grove. Both businesses point to broader spectrum of marketing services for their clients and increased efficiencies as the logic of the merger.

Plum Grove, one of the nation’s fastest-growing business printers, gains a seasoned staff of trade show experts and a strong foothold in the world of trade show booths and display printing. Plum Grove already produces many printed products used in trade show marketing, like custom promotional pens, logo mugs, business cards, and promotional literature. With its recent expansion into wide-format printing, the firm can also print large-scale display signs, wall displays, and vinyl decals.

Now Plum Grove together with Tradeshows and Displays can offer clients decades of experience selling custom trade show displays.

Tradeshows and Displays, founded in 1989, specializes in printing trade show displays for businesses that market through conventions. A six-person staff consults with conventioneers to craft branded trade show booths, banners, pop-up displays, and more. The firm delivers high-impact wide-format printing for the competitive atmosphere of the trade show floor.

Partnering with Plum Grove offered the firm a snug niche in a rapidly-growing, top 50 American printer – and one that’s headquartered literally only a few miles down the road.

“We go together like peas and carrots,” said Tradeshows & Displays President Jim Noon. “We can now offer even more integrated marketing solutions.”

“Plum Grove is now a one-stop trade show print marketing powerhouse,” explained Plum Grove founder Peter Lineal. “Trade show clients will receive expert consultation from the Tradeshows and Displays staff to design their display booths and graphics. At the same time, we can deliver the full-color brochures, imprinted pens, logo ad specialties, and branded shirts for traffic-building at the exhibit hall. We can provide a 360-degree approach to trade show marketing for all our clients whether they are a Plum Grove client or a Tradeshows and Displays client.”

Tradeshows & Displays will continue its operations as a separate brand within the Plum Grove family. All full-time staff will continue on from both firms.

Plum Grove, based in the Chicago suburbs since 1980, emerged strong from the harsh 2009 recession that put many printers out of business. The printer bloomed with 27% growth in 2012 and 36% growth in 2013, compared to a 1.5% industry average. Plum Grove has invested its profits back into the company, purchasing two new digital printing presses and launching a signage printing division before the recent merger with Tradeshows and Displays.

The merged Plum Grove and Tradeshows and Displays company, with a combined staff of 27, will be based at Plum Grove’s environmentally friendly plant in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.


About Plum Grove

Plum Grove – printing, signage, & promotional products with powerful execution.
Founded in Chicagoland in 1980, Plum Grove is a Top 100 business printer based in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Specializing in direct mail marketing, promotional products, printed marketing materials, signage and point-of-sale graphics, Plum Grove offers expertise from over three decades in the industry. The firm’s manufacturing services include printing, copying, bindery, mailing, signage, trade show displays and professional design. Plum Grove is a leader in eco-friendly printing– using green power, environmentally sustainable papers, and extensive recycling and waste reduction. The state of Illinois recognized Plum Grove with its highest award for environmentally-friendly business. Visit Plum Grove on Facebook.


About Tradeshows and Displays Inc.

Tradeshows And Displays Inc. was founded in 1989 as a custom publisher providing editorial services, pre-press production, digital imaging and printing. The firm moved quickly into large-format digital printing technology and trade show displays. Today, Tradeshows And Displays Inc., delivers complete trade show and event marketing systems, including modular and portable displays, all with finished graphics to firms marketing at both business-to-business events and business-to-consumer events. We are trade show experts, with many decades of marketing, design and engineering expertise on staff, working with 125 exhibitors in 2013 alone.

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