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Remembering Our Fallen is a photographic war memorial that honors our country’s military Fallen from The War on Terror.

Remembering Our Fallen

by Britten Studios  

Remembering Our Fallen is a photographic war memorial that honors our country’s military Fallen from The War on Terror.  Because 9/11 was such a defining moment, this memorial includes our country’s Fallen since that tragic day in our nation’s history.

Unlike brick and mortar memorials, Remembering Our Fallen is designed to travel and includes both military and personal photos. Its legacy will be that these men and women will be remembered and their names will be spoken, while helping to lessen the grief of their families.

“At about 6:30 AM on Saturday morning, I pulled up in front of the Pinnacle Arena in Lincoln, NE where Scott and Howie directed a bunch of Marines in the installation of the Remembering Our Fallen exhibit. When it all is set and out in the morning sun, it is really an amazing tribute! The Gold Star Families that were present were very touched and I hope all of you are as proud as I am to have played a role in making this happen.

This exhibit will make its national debut in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC in September. We still have another 15 to 20 towers to go, but I want to thank everyone who has worked so hard to make this first debut a huge success!

www.PatrioticProductions.org had very kind words for the suppliers who were great partners in making this happen… Once again, thanks everyone for such great work. I know this exhibit will help to make sure that those men and women who gave all in our fight against terror since 2001 will not be forgotten.”

— Doug Buchanan, Renze Display

Learn more at https://www.rememberingourfallen.org/

Britten’s BannerSaver brackets were included as part of this display.

Remembering Our Fallen Memorial

Kenny Chesney Gillette Stadium Backlit Knit Fabric Concert Backdrop

Paul’s Corner, September 2017

by Paul Britten  

Stadium Concerts

This huge concert backdrop was recently on display at Gillette Stadium, where Kenny Chesney was rockin’ the stage for #NoShoesNation. This wall of heavy knit fabric measures a staggering 40′ H x 80′ W and required special fabrication so the curtain could be lifted like an accordion.

For years, Britten has been the behind-the-scenes manufacturer for custom stage & theatrical drapes for everything from the small stage to huge stadium backdrops. Who knows? You might’ve seen our work at the last concert you saw!


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CustomWallpaper.com

This hotel in McLellan, CA is situated near the site of the former McClellan Air Force Base and contacted Britten about custom printing an aviation theme on our specialty wallpaper material.

While we love working on custom projects like this one, did you know that Britten has one of the largest selections of ultra high-quality landscape photography, perfectly suited for wall murals? You can browse our selection of photo murals by category to use our search!


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Murals for Athletic Facilities

We love working with universities and athletic departments, too!

This wall decal was produced on a low tack decal called Busmark. Britten stocks a variety of specialty adhesives that are ideal for a wide range of applications, including floor graphics and window treatments.


OVIO Frames at Central Florida University

OVIO™ Frames for Large Format Banners

Britten Services recently completed a project that included the installation of four large format OVIO frames & heavy duty banners for a university in central Florida.

Our exclusive OVIO framing system is designed for professionals and allows for an ultra-simple, user-friendly placement. The exclusive ‘clipping’ technique goes up quickly and gives the canvas perfect tension, every time. Clean and discreet, OVIO is the ideal support structure to enhance visual displays.

Our customer was highly satisfied, and already planning on banner frames on several other buildings!


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Suspended Scaffolding in Manhattan

What you don’t see is a 26-story plunge down a ‘shaft’ in front of the wall!

Britten Services used suspended scaffolding to install this specialty 3M decal in vertical sections.


Britten Headquarters in Traverse City, MI

How can we help with your next creative project?

With over 400,000 sq. ft. of production space and a diverse range of capabilities, Britten is ready to fulfill your creative request.

Please think of us whenever you need:

Fabric BannersDisplay SystemsCustom BackdropsTrade Show SignageSpecialty Metal FormingCaseworkCustom Wall CoveringDécorPop-up StoresEvent Truss Structures • and much more!

We sincerely appreciate you and your patronage and wish you the very best.

Cordially,

Paul

Meet Samantha

Employee Spotlight

by Britten Studios  

Hello, I am… Samantha Konopko.

Est. 2/2

I’m skilled at: Singing really loud in my car and MarioKart — you know, the important things. 

The best sweet or salty snack is: BBQ Chips, or just chips in general. I like chips.

On the weekends and free time I am often doing: Outside things!  Hiking, Paddle-Boarding, Biking, Skating, Camping, basically anything but running. I do not like running. 

I never: Thought I’d live in Northern Michigan. I’ve lived in Chicago, Central Illinois and Breckenridge, CO but I never thought I’d live in Michigan.  

Best movie ever: Overboard – my sister and I used to watch it over and over again.

My favorite candy is: Sour Patch Kids

My favorite sports teams are: Cubs and Bears (I’m from Chicago)

If calories didn’t count I would drink: MILKSHAKES!

My “at bat” song would be: “Live Your Life” by T.I. and Rihanna

My start date at Britten: 8/30/2016 

This store/brand has a great deal of my money: REI – I want to hike the Michigan Shore-to-Shore trail so I’ve been gearing up.

My hero is: This is a tough question.  My heroes are people who feel their fear and do it anyway.

People say I look like: Brittany Snow (from “Pitch Perfect”)

*If you are interested in being featured or want to nominate someone, please reach out to the marketing team!

OVIO Framed Display at Eastern Florida State College's Melbourne Campus

EFSC Campus Rebranding

by Mike Dudek  

Britten Studios recently returned to college.

That is to say, our service team was recently on site at four campuses that comprise Eastern Florida State College in order to change out banners in the hardware systems that were installed in 2013.

The school was officially renamed at that time with the introduction of 4-year programs in health care and business management. And with the name change also came a new logo, and the need to build recognition for their expanded programs of study.

The tagline for that campaign was “Look to the East”. Four years later, new students fill the halls and it was time for an updated slogan.

EFSC’s new tagline (“Where Titans Rise”) and photos of undergrads and recent graduates replaced each and every graphic system at all four campuses. An increasing range of sports teams and athletic facilities were also Titan-branded with player images and EFSC blue.

EFC BannerSaver Brackets

Britten’s patented BannerSaver brackets, BannerStretch frames and BannerDrop ceiling hoists now all proudly display the new tagline.

In the fall of 2017, students were greeted by colorful new light pole banners along the boulevards and parking lots, marquee decals, and several framed systems as large as 16′ square can be seen from nearby roads. And in common areas inside of buildings, large format murals display the new collegiate branding and scenes of students and graduates.

Like many of the other Florida community colleges, Brevard Community College expanded its educational mission to provide affordable Bachelor’s Degree programs beginning with two business-related bachelor’s programs in 2013 that prompted the name change to EFSC.

More than half a century since it was founded, over 15,000 students take classes each year on one of Eastern Florida State College’s four brick-and-mortar campuses that span 544 acres throughout the county.

Download this case study as a PDF

Rebranded graphics recently installed at EFSC's four campuses

Britten Studios Trade Show Booth at NACDA 2017

Trade Show Planning

by Melissa Kilbourn  

The words of my wise, old dad keep ringing in my ears. Prior planning prevents piss poor performance. This rings true in regards to my first trade show experience as an exhibitor, which is also what prompted me to write down my top 5 prior planning tips to prepare for total trade show domination. 

Prior planning tip #1: Start early. Think through all logistics of the show – reserving your space, what products or services you would like represented in the booth, how will it be shipped (do you have an internal logistics team? If yes, you are lucky!), where it will be shipped, how is it received, who will be setting up the booth. Make sure your shipping team doesn’t use a star bit on the crate, when on site all you can find is a Phillips drill bit. You get the idea. If you can, try to select your booth location strategically based on flow of traffic or other appealing areas (open bar?). Bring hand sanitizer, pens, scissors, markers and business cards.

Prior planning tip #2: Create purposeful booth design and layout. First impressions matter – design a booth with a deep understanding of the attendees and their needs in mind. Also ensure you are properly reflecting what differentiates your company from your competitors to the masses.

Prior planning tip #3: Spread the word! Market before, during and after the show – create messaging about why anyone should visit your booth. Determine “why” people may attend this event and what solution you could provide them. Market this message before the show (hey, we’ll be there if you want to chat in person or see our products in the flesh!), during the show (hey, look at our booth. We’re really the most fun people at the show and you should come see us so we can help provide you with solutions), and after the show (hey, it was great meeting you, here are some more ideas to take your brand to the next level).

Prior planning tip #4: Decide who goes and who stays. Select the correct people to attend the show (Subject Matter Expert? Social Butterfly? Seasoned in Sales?) and prep them on messaging. Those without prior experience may tend to start a conversation by asking strangers for marriage immediately, instead of asking them for coffee. This can come off as a bit creepy. A better approach is to ask the person what brought them to the show and where they are from, just to ease into it a little bit.

Prior planning tip #5: Create a memorable experience. Plan to have a valuable, interactive giveaway instead of junk that has to be hauled around – like a cornhole board – that can be customized and shipped directly to the winner at a later date. This could also be useful after the show when you’re waiting two hours for your crate to pack up your booth!

Ready to get started? Learn more about which trade show display system is best for you, or order today!

Trade Show Display Systems