Allstar Show Industries Inc. have purchased stage lighting company Lighting by Monty Ltd.

Robert Montgomery, owner and president of Lighting by Monty, and his staff have relocated to Allstar Show Industries headquarters in West Edmonton, Alberta. The move and integration was completed through January and February 2006.

Originally founded by Rob's father, Monty, Lighting by Monty is one of the oldest established stage lighting rental and sales companies in Western Canada with branches in Edmonton and Calgary.

"This merger makes tremendous sense for our clients, and provides great opportunity for our employees. The combination of management and staff experience, along with a great product depth allows an opportunity for two successful, service-driven organizations to unify and deliver the quality and efficiency we believe our customers deserve," says Montgomery. "For current Monty's clients, the change over should be seamless, as all the front line personnel will be at the same phone, fax and e-mail addresses. I am looking forward to bringing our history, product knowledge and staff, and combining it with the depth of resources and business infrastructure at Allstar."

Allstar Show Industries Inc. handles sales, rentals and integration of professional sound, video and stage lighting equipment. Allstar has three branches in Western Canada: Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.

Allstar director Clive Alcock comments: "We are anticipating a major step forward in the quality and levels of service this will bring our existing lighting clients. We are happy to welcome all of Lighting by Monty's clients and reassure them that they will continue to be handled with the skill and respect that they have always enjoyed."