As part of its expansion campaign, Airstar Space Lighting has established a joint venture in the New York and New Jersey markets. The new venture partners Airstar with Rob Hulsmeyer, co-owner of Empire Force Events in New York. Hulsmeyer has named Susan Valentine director of sales. The new contact information is Airstar New York, 71 West 23rd Street, Sixth Floor, New York, NY 10010, phone: 212-255-3299, e-mail: svalentine@airstarny.com, website: www.airstar-light.com.

Effective January 1, 2003, KATIE Group Inc. has relocated its world headquarters from North Hollywood to Los Angeles. The new address and contact information is 2615 South Santa Fe Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90058, phone: 323-584-7900, 323-587-9189, and 800-648-9915, fax: 800-648-6687. E-mail and website addresses remain the same. KATIE will also continue its relationship with LA Propoint Inc., a full-service stage machinery and rigging company, which will be housed in the same facility.

Texas Scenic Company, the stage equipment contractor and systems integrator, opens a new mid-Atlantic office in Frederick, MD, on January 6, according to TSC president Glenn C. Martin. Dennis Degen and Virginia Croskey, formerly of Kinetic Artistry, will staff the office. They bring over 40 years combined experience in stage equipment to the new office, which is located at 4101 Harvard Place, Frederick, MD 27013. The same toll-free phone number (800-292-7490) will reach both the San Antonio and the Frederick office. Information on products and services can also be accessed at the TSC website, www.texasscenic.com.