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February 26, 2015

70th Anniversary February 26, 2015 (Mentor, OH) – The Rogers Company is celebrating a major milestone as it reaches its 70th anniversary in 2015. The company was founded in 1945 by industry icon, Van Rensselaer Rogers, a scenic artist who worked for a time at Walt Disney Studios in Hollywood.

The company was founded shortly after the conclusion of World War II. It was originally known as Rogers Display Studios. Van Rogers became a true force within the trade show industry, easily recognized by his iconic ten-gallon Stetson hat and waxed mustache. He was also instrumental in the founding of several associations within the trade show industry. In 1972 Van Rogers sold the company to Nesco Inc., which still owns the company that bears his name, now known as The Rogers Company.

Rogers is currently headquartered in Mentor, Ohio utilizing a 150,000 sq/ft facility to design and build custom trade show exhibits for its clients in the U.S. and overseas.  The company also has an extensive rental inventory allowing it to accommodate a wide range of budgets and designs.

As a visual communications company, Rogers does more than just design and fabricate exhibits and environments. Digital marketing has become an invaluable element in the world of face-to-face marketing and as such the company now offers technology solutions including digital libraries, animation and real-time lead retrieval and follow-up that will dynamically improve the effectiveness of their clients’ trade shows and events.

“Any company that has been in business for 70 years has seen innumerable changes over the years and The Rogers Company is no different. While some of the materials used in building exhibits has changed and technology now plays an ever increasing role in trade shows, this industry is still about the power of face-to-face marketing. Our job is to help our clients build brand equity and brand awareness by creatively displaying their products, services and capabilities at trade shows around the world.  Just as the trade show industry is about engaging people, it is our people at The Rogers Company who continue to provide state-of-the-art exhibits and extraordinary customer service to our many invaluable clients across the globe.” said Jeffrey Blackwell, President of The Rogers Company

About The Rogers Company

For 70 years, The Rogers Company has been an award winning designer and manufacturer of branded environments for trade shows, corporate events, showrooms, customer experience centers, corporate interiors and executive conference centers – essentially any place where communicating a brand is vital. In addition to its 3D marketing services, The Rogers Company is also a full service trade show and event implementation partner providing turnkey services and support for both its U.S. and international clients.

With its complete design staff, skilled craftsmen and construction facilities, Rogers can custom build a wide range of branded environments to suit any need. Through its strategic partner network, the company also provides a wide range of event technology, portable and modular display solutions, support and logistics for international trade shows and private events, and an extensive rental inventory of both custom and portable display products.

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