Audio Visual staging and rental company Paratore Audio Visual, Inc. announced that it is expanding its facilities in midtown Manhattan. Paratore AV has expanded by opening its own in-house repair department and DVD duplication department.

“The in-house repair department will allow us to keep our equipment in better shape as well as get it back to our clients quicker,” says vice president David Paratore.

Additional space will be used to house Paratore AV’s expanding inventory. “We are purchasing more equipment now than we ever have in the past,” says director of operations Doug Quynn.

The company has also hired Les Schubert to its full time staff. Schubert has worked in the AV industry for more than 8 years both in freelance and at companies such as Presentation Services and AVSC.

“We are very lucky to have someone of Les’s caliber join our organization,” says Paratore.