(NEW YORK CITY - Dec. 2, 2013) - The new office for Christie Lites New York is officially open for business. The warehouse is in a newly renovated 30,000 square foot space at 13B Division Street in Fairview, NJ. This 14th location further strengthens Christie Lites’ multi-office network supplying full service stage lighting equipment rentals across North America.
Said Christie Lites VP Rentals Ken Alexander, “We are proud of this new expansion which allows us to directly service our already loyal Northeast client base like never before and also provides the perfect avenue to reach new clients in the months and years to come.”
Christie Lites New York has been unofficially operating for the past few months while ramping up and accumulating equipment inventory prior to any official opening announcement. Since October, the CLNY office has fulfilled several tour preps including a new NETworks Presentations touring production of Phantom of the Opera – as well as TV packages such as “The Carrie Diaries” and Meredith Vieira’s talk show pilot – and along with several corporate and special event projects.
CLNY Operations Manager is Tom Cowdery, who began his CL career in 2010 in Seattle and since then has opened Christie Lites expansion offices in Las Vegas and Nashville. “In New York, Tom has built another topnotch team and facility which emulates the Christie Lites network model completely,” Alexander said.
Leading the New York Rentals team is Chris McMeen who joined Christie Lites in July 2012 and has continued to serve his career long-term clients in the touring, Broadway and TV marketplace. Recent events McMeen has supported include: NFL Draft 2013, Amazing Spider-Man 2 film, the Lumineers U.S. tour and more.
Other CL Rental Account Reps are also already supplying their clients through the New York location as a part of the national Rentals management system. The entire team is excited to have CLNY added as a major part of its business growth in 2014 and beyond.
Christie Lites CEO Huntly Christie is extremely pleased with the brisk business atmosphere surrounding the new office when word leaked out about its opening.
In addition, he joked, “We have always wanted to have a shop close to a decent deli. We already have locations near excellent sushi, steak and BBQ and now we are finally in the neighborhood of the holy grail of dining!”
2013 has been a busy year for Christie Lites. In addition to opening a new Canadian office in Winnipeg earlier in May, the company has been providing lighting and rigging equipment for a growing client roster including: concert tours such as Justin Bieber, Michael Buble, Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, KISS, Motley Crue, Fun, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights and more; corporate event clients have included: Microsoft, John Deere, Boeing, CES, Dell, and booths for more than 20 major automobile brands at the five top-tier motor shows in the U.S. and Canada. CL continues to service an ever-increasing list of festivals, theatre and entertainment productions across North America.