City Theatrical announced that it has purchased all of the assets of A.C.T. Enterprises, Inc., the Seattle-based manufacturer of lighting hardware.
Included in the purchase are all of A.C.T.’s lighting related product lines including the award winning Moving Light Hangers™, Track Tamers™, Safer Sidearms™, and Vertical Extension Tubes™, as well as their related patents, trademarks, production machinery and inventory, and an agreement for future product development. All equipment and manufacturing will be consolidated into CTI’s New York production facilities.
“I have admired [A.C.T. president] Alan Crawshaw and his products ever since I met him," says Gary Fails, CTI president. "He’s an inventor and innovator as well as being a well-known stagehand who knows the professional lighting world and its electricians and designers. This knowledge enables him to create products that meet the needs of lighting users. This purchase agreement gives Alan more time to concentrate on product development, as well as a path to market for his future products.”
“This agreement gives us a chance to do what we both do best," comments Crawshaw. "CTI will take care of the manufacturing and distribution, and I will have more time to design new products for them. I think it works out well for both companies.”