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TOMCAT offered a “different perspective” at Mexico's sound:check expo

TOMCAT, a leading manufacturer of aluminum truss, structural components and custom stages for various industries (, participated for the first time in sound:check expo 2011 held at the World Trade Center in Mexico City, March 20-22. TOMCAT showcased an array of products to create solutions for the entertainment and live event industry in Latin America. With customers worldwide, and offices and factories in Guadalajara, Mexico and Midland, TX, USA, TOMCAT is part of the UK based Vitec group plc and works together with its sister staging companies Brilliant Stages and Litec, which provide unique integrated staging products for total show solutions.

“TOMCAT is honored to participate in sound:check expo as it is the most important event of its kind in Mexico and a forum to share solutions with a different perspective to customers of Mexico and Latin America to create spectacular stages. Actually we have being doing so since 1987 in the US and since 1999 in Mexico” stated Tony Vierling, TOMCAT Sales Manager for Mexico and Latin America. “We have been a part of important projects, like the gigantic screen for the bicentennial festivities in Mexico, the Soda Stereo concerts in Venezuela, several Televisa productions, among many others, and our support systems have been used for many artists in Mexico and Latin America. Our customers are highly satisfied with the quality of our products and services provided and consider us as their business partners to bring about spectacular moments” added Vierling.

During the event, TOMCAT exhibited an array of products to provide solutions to the live events production industry. The truss products manufactured and shown were CORE truss, TRACK truss, EDGE truss; LIBERA grid; DANCE Tower, L-25 Speaker Tower and M-30 Speaker Tower; TOMCAT also displayed a rigging and motor package in its 20 x 30 booth. In addition, TOMCAT displayed its Speaker Towers and EDGE truss on the ATLAS booth grid.

“Much of TOMCAT's success can be attributed to high quality products created by an incredibly dedicated staff in design, engineering and production that work together to serve worldwide customers. Helping our customers create memorable events while maintaining the highest standards of quality and safety is our mission” said Don Dimitroff, Marketing and Sales Director of TOMCAT USA, Inc. “TOMCAT Mexico has been doing an outstanding job serving the Mexican and Latin America markets, and we foresee growth in our business and new opportunities for the industry in the years to come as the Latin American customers needs for standard products and custom projects continues to grow” added Mr. Dimitroff.

“TOMCAT is committed to education and training in our exciting industry, as evidenced by our ETCP recognized training programs we have been delivering for the last 18 years which are highly respected among the professionals of the entertainment technology world,” shared Will Todd, Product Manager of TOMCAT USA, Inc. “These have been a great learning experience for students that receive training on truss, chain hoists, rigging, fall protection and automation with our team of world class instructors, through classes, live practice sessions, as well as after class discussions with the instructors and TOMCAT's staff. We plan to announce a workshop for the professional user community in Mexico soon” added Todd.

TOMCAT participation in sound:check is yet another example of the company's commitment to provide solutions to customers in Mexico and Latin America offering a different perspective to create an unforgettable and high impact live event and capture the moment.

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