City Theatrical Inc. (CTI), the Bronx, NY-based manufacturer of entertainment lighting accessories, has acquired the New York City-based firm of Matsuda-Dunn Design (MDD), an engineering and design firm specializing in products and projects related to the entertainment lighting industry. It will be integrated into City Theatrical's production facilities in the Bronx, and the entire organization will be known as City Theatrical.
CTI president Gary Fails says, “This acquisition strengthens City Theatrical's engineering and product development base, and gives us an experienced custom projects group. While we have always done a great deal of custom metalwork and manufacturing, we now can offer our dealer network a much higher level of support on their systems and installations work, including electrical and mechanical engineering and software development. We hope to work even more closely with our dealers and support them in more ways than ever.”
MDD principal Larry Dunn says, “I've known and worked with City Theatrical for many years while I was with Production Arts, and then the Fourth Phase Systems Group, and more recently as the founder of Matsuda-Dunn Design, and have always admired City's quest for innovative product development. This move gives us the ability to create a wide range of useful catalog products, while participating in really interesting custom projects with our dealers. I think we have the ability to participate in some of the most interesting new products and projects in the industry.”