Magnum Companies, Ltd. In Atlanta, GA announced today that it has acquired East Coast Lighting & Design (ECLD) with David "Duck" Burns joining the Magnum Production Services staff as production manager/live entertainment. The formal purchase of ECLD took place on July 15th and the past two and-a-half months have been focused on integrating ECLD's inventory and customer base with Magnum's, with the integration of the two companies now complete.

The addition of the ECLD concert-oriented inventory and the 15+ years of David Burns' experience in live entertainment production now give Magnum 's clients a full range of lighting services and technical support, from special events, industrial theatre, trade shows, concerts, tours, and venue support.

"We are excited about Duck joining the Magnum team. ECLD has been a good rental customer, re-rent supplier, and a friendly competitor to Magnum for the past five years, and we are looking forward to a mutually beneficial partnership going foreword." says Erik Magnuson, president of Magnum.

Todd Finch, Magnum production services manager says, "The live entertainment side of the business is completely built on a model of efficiency and repetition. The event and corporate side is much more of a 'one-off' model built to make it perfect for a single evening. We now have the expertise and gear to combine the two models for our clients. It's the prefect bridge between styles and strengths and will allow our clients to rely on us further as a strong resource and asset for any type of production."

Duck adds, "Having the seasoned in-shop support and broad equipment inventory of automated and conventional gear now immediately available, as well as all the great back-office support, I can now focus on the customer and their shows. The combined resources and expertise of the two companies is also a great tool for pursuing larger shows and more diverse clients. Plus, none of these guys have heard any of my tour stories and it's great to have a new audience for my bad jokes."

ECLD's well-established and much-loved slogan, "We Rock, They Suck" will be retired and Magnum's, "Brilliance Is Our Business" tag will be retained and continue to be used by all Magnum 's divisions.