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 January 31, 2014
Shepard Exposition Services Acquires Arizona-Based US Expo & Convention Services

 Shepard Exposition Services, one of the country's largest trade show general services contractors, has acquired Arizona-based US Expo & Convention Services.

Both of US Expo's operations in the Phoenix and Tucson areas will be integrated into Shepard's countrywide system of branch operations, adding to Shepard's national footprint and presence in the U.S. trade show industry.

"US Expo's reputation as an above-and-beyond service-provider is a perfect cultural fit for our organization and our Blue Diamond Customer Service Program. Also, it will strengthen our existing national operations network by adding these key markets to our growing western operations," said Carl Mitchell, Shepard's President.

Maurya Palmer, US Expo's founder and owner said, "The market in the southwest U.S. is beginning to explode. For us to take advantage of the opportunity, while maintaining our commitment to superior service, we needed to join forces with a group of people who share the same values. Shepard provides that fit along with significant operational resources."

"We've always calibrated our growth based on our ability to have the right people in the right place delivering our own style of personal service. Maurya and her team are the perfect match for Shepard, and our customers, as we continue our growth in the western United States," said Richard Maples, Shepard EVP of Sales.

The integration of US Expo's operations into Shepard's will be complete within 30 days. For additional information about the acquisition, please contact Richard Maples - rmaples@shepardes.com

Shepard Exposition Services

Founded in Atlanta in 1905, Shepard Exposition Services is a leader in the event services industry. Today, the privately held firm operates in 10 U.S. markets. Thanks to groundbreaking initiatives such as the Customer Concierge Program, the Custom Order Matrix, and other customer-focused innovations, Shepard creates a unique customer-centric experience for their customers: The YOU Experience!

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