The Grosh and Tru-Roll Partnership

The Grosh and Tru-Roll Partnership

Mar 3, 2016

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In anticipation of the USITT conference and tradeshow coming up March 16th to the 19th, we wanted to feature our partner company, Tru-Roll. They specialize in theatrical rigging and hardware. They will be in booth #1827 with the Grosh backdrop hanging right next door on wall #5.  Below is a brief history of the many services they provide to the many businesses involved in our distinct industry.

Tru-Roll was created and run by Jack Grosh in 1947 to fill clients’ needs for tracks and rigging services.  Jack was so meticulous on how each system was made and adapted that Tru-Roll came to be known as “the Cadillac” of theatrical rigging in entertainment technology.  Being the best in the business, they expanded and in 1993 Tru-Roll opened up separate offices and is now a division of Advanced Entertainment Technology.  They have broadened the number of services they offer, but still specialize in designing and manufacturing standard and customized theatrical rigging systems for drapery.  Many of their clients include schools, universities, theatres, theme parks, casinos, event producers, film, and churches. They’ve worked with such names as Disney, Warner Bros., Universal, Paramount, UCLA, and USC, to name a few.

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An Employee’s 35th Anniversary, and Counting!

An Employee’s 35th Anniversary, and Counting!

Jul 23, 2014

Not many people can say they have been with the same company for 35 years, but Eric Mueller, Warehouse Manager at Grosh Backdrops and Drapery can! Eric has been with Grosh Scenic Rentals since 1979. After college, Eric ventured into the Hollywood area in search of work. At the tender age of 19 he began his career at Grosh. In his time he has met celebrities, worked with myriad artist from big production companies (Warner Brother and Paramount, to name a few) and watched old Hollywood turn into what it is today. HA USE for sure

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Event Planning: Controlling Expenses for a New Year

Event Planning: Controlling Expenses for a New Year

Sep 16, 2013

September is a good time to start thinking about next year before the excitement and busyness of the holiday season begins. Here are some cost and time saving things to think about as you plan your new year.

1. Time Management  – TIME is MONEY. As much as things change, this is still true. In order for your business to grow you have to carve out time to make and implement growth plans. If you find yourself always working on client tasks it is going to be hard for your business to grow. Look for opportunities to delegate.  Schedule time to work on your business in the same way you schedule time for clients. Compare and analyze growth potential against investment of hiring, marketing and equipment cost.

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Will Your Rented Backdrops Pass a Fire Marshal Test?

Will Your Rented Backdrops Pass a Fire Marshal Test?

Jul 30, 2013

Grosh’s Backdrops Do.

When backdrops and drapery are being used in a public space (theater, auditorium, school, convention hall, etc.), it is the responsibility of the user of the backdrops to ensure the safety of attendees. This includes fire safety, specifically that all items are flame retardant. While actual fires are rare, another risk to avoid is an inspection by your local fire marshal who forbids use of your backdrop or drape if it is not properly certified. Rest assured that Grosh Backdrops and Drapery sets the industry standard for fire safety.

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Five Tips for Transforming a Venue into a Dream Wedding

Five Tips for Transforming a Venue into a Dream Wedding

Jul 17, 2013

There is something really spectacular about before and after transformation. Transforming a venue into a breathtaking wedding experience is truly an art form.  Here are the top five tips we found for doing so.

Light the Room According to Features – Lighting is an amazing tool. You can highlight your favorite parts of the venue while hiding the less-appealing features. For instance, if you love the Gothic columns throughout the room, placing a light at their bases will emphasize their details. Hate the floral rug? Project a pattern on the ceiling to draw eyes upward, or call guests’ attention to the dance floor by shining your monogram or motif onto it. You can also change the mood of the space with color washes. Intense ambers and reds let guests know it’s time to party, while cool blues and purples set a soothing, sophisticated vibe. Use lighting to enhance themed backdrops and scenic designs. Most venues don’t provide lighting, so you’ll need an outside lighting designer. It can cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to several thousand, depending on how many effects you want but it will undoubtedly have the most transformative effect on your venue.

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