Peter Hoffend, president of Rochester, NY-based rigging company Hoffend & Sons, can never be accused of resting on his laurels or the reputation of the 88-year-old company. Started in 1917 by his grandfather, noted scenery painter Aloysius J. Hoffend, the company thrived in painting scenery upstate and then shipping it down to Manhattan for Broadway or Vaudeville shows. After WWII, Don Hoffend Sr. (Aloysius' son) got involved with the company and created a series of counterweight systems ...

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