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Christie Lites Opens New York Office
New York - The new office for Christie Lites New York is officially open for business. The warehouse is in a newly renovated 30,000 square foot space at 13B Division Street in Fairview, NJ. This 14th location further strengthens Christie Lites’ multi-office network supplying full service stage lighting equipment rentals across North America.
Said Christie Lites VP Rentals Ken Alexander: "We are proud of this new expansion which allows us to directly service our already loyal Northeast client base like never before and also provides the perfect avenue to reach new clients in the months and years to come."
Christie Lites New York has been unofficially operating for the past few months while ramping up and accumulating equipment inventory prior to any official opening announcement. Since October, the CLNY office has fulfilled several tour preps including a new NETworks Presentations touring production of
Phantom of the Opera – as well as TV packages such as "The Carrie Diaries" and Meredith Vieira’s talk show pilot – and along with several corporate and special event projects.
CLNY operations manager is Tom Cowdery, who began his CL career in 2010 in Seattle and since then has opened Christie Lites expansion offices in Las Vegas and Nashville. "In New York, Tom has built another topnotch team and facility which emulates the Christie Lites network model completely," Alexander said.
Leading the New York Rentals team is Chris McMeen who joined Christie Lites in July 2012 and has continued to serve his career long-term clients in the touring, Broadway and TV marketplace. Recent events McMeen has supported include: NFL Draft 2013, Amazing Spider-Man 2 film, the Lumineers U.S. tour and more.
Other CL Rental account reps are also already supplying their clients through the New York location as a part of the national Rentals management system. The entire team is excited to have CLNY added as a major part of its business growth in 2014 and beyond.
Christie Lites CEO Huntly Christie is extremely pleased with the brisk business atmosphere surrounding the new office when word leaked out about its opening.
In addition, he joked, "We have always wanted to have a shop close to a decent deli. We already have locations near excellent sushi, steak and BBQ and now we are finally in the neighborhood of the holy grail of dining!"
Contact the new office at 201-941-8370
3rd December 2013
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