Mills James chosen as Greater Columbus Convention Center production and rigging partner
Mills James has been selected by The Greater Columbus Convention Center to provide on-site production and rigging services at the facility. The multi-year contract names Mills James as the GCCC’s preferred provider of production services, and the exclusive provider of rigging services. Mills James maintains an inventory of lighting, sound, rigging and projection gear at the GCCC as well as a sales office and a staff of managers and technicians.
“Mills James has been a great partner of the GCCC through the years and their quality work and focus on providing an outstanding customer experience have placed them in a position of great success,” said GCCC General Manager John R. Page. “As we enter into our future with an expanded and renovated convention center to sell and service, we look forward to raising the bar at the GCCC with continued growth in our customer base and enhanced experiences that will be provided through this new partnership.”
“Although we do AV, we are definitely a production company, and there is a distinction, from initial contact to delivery,” said John Aldrich, director of event technologies for Mills James and primary contact for the GCCC account. “We’re about providing memorable experiences for our clients’ audiences.”
“We’ve grown with our clients’ needs,” said Mike Yearling, one of Mills James’ managing partners. “Some of our most enduring relationships started with something as small as a projector rental and grew to high profile, large-scale productions. We’re able to provide production value that rivals anything you’d see in New York, LA or Chicago, but at client-friendly price points and with far greater speed, which is also increasingly important in strategic client relationships.”
The Greater Columbus Convention Center production and rigging operation is part of Mills James Hospitality Services, which provides on-site production equipment and technical staff for leading hotels and conference centers in Central Ohio.
Mills James is one of the nation’s largest creative media production firms. Headquartered in Columbus with offices and production facilities in Cincinnati and Cleveland, the employee-owned company provides creative media solutions to a wide range of advertising, broadcast and corporate clients, including many Fortune 500 corporations.