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Orbus Visual Communications announces acquisition of CRĒO Industrial Arts

Company News, News | May 22, 2024 | By:

Orbus Visual Communications®, based in Woodridge, Ill., announced its acquisition of CRĒO Industrial Arts in Seattle, Wash. Orbus Visual Communications is a group of brands in North America that specializes in the manufacture of visual communications solutions for exhibits/live events, retail and interiors market segments.

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CRĒO Industrial Arts is a full-service custom fabricator that has been producing architectural elements for over 40 years. CRĒO provides products for environmental graphics, museums, public art and other permanent installations.

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“We are excited to collaborate with CRĒO’s remarkable team,” says Gary Keefer, CEO of Orbus Visual Communications. “Their outstanding capabilities in technical design, metal fabrication, woodworking, lighting and more are best in class. Further, CRĒO’s custom interior and exterior solutions complement and supplement Orbus’ existing custom offerings.”

“Being a part of the Orbus family will enable CRĒO to serve its clients even better than we do today, and it will significantly fuel our strategic growth plans,” says Jeff Braaten, president of CRĒO Industrial Arts. “Access to a larger platform of manufacturing operations enables our company to expand our reach throughout North America and increases the breadth of capabilities we can provide.”

“CRĒO and Orbus collectively have a passion for visual storytelling and a collaborative spirit that produces remarkable results,” says Mark Matthews, CRĒO’s director of exhibits. “Our partnership enhances our ability to build unique permanent exhibits and environments for the public that are inspiring and educational.”

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