Orbus Visual Communications Acquires CRĒO Industrial Arts

Seattle-based CRĒO Industrial Arts is a full-service custom fabricator of high-end architectural elements.

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Orbus Visual Communications recently announced its acquisition of CRĒO Industrial Arts.

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 interior market segments.

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

“We are excited to collaborate with CRĒO’s remarkable team,” said 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,” stated 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,” remarked Mark Matthews, CRĒO 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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Marie Fennema is the managing editor of GRAPHICS PRO, including GRAPHICS PRO Today, covering news and guidance in apparel decoration, awards and engraving, and sign and digital printing.

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