2015 was a year of growth. 2016 will be the year to Thrive!

How Apple Rock Grew and Improved in 2015 To Serve You Better

2015 was a year of exceptional growth for Apple Rock and our customers.  Since 1988, we have maintained a passion for continuous improvement through productive change and innovations.  We strive every day to make your face-to-face marketing experience the best it can be by bringing you better products, more creative designs, quicker turns, and unbeatable cost savings. 

State-Of-The-Art Flatbed Printer

Our new large-scale flatbed printer allows us to print directly on almost any solid surface – laminate, slatwall, sintra, flooring, carpet, acrylic, glass, ceiling tiles, etc.  By printing direct onto your exhibit’s substrates, it eliminates possible bubbles and peeling, and it allows for a better quality print overall. It also expanded our printing abilities to print up to 60” wide! 

Xylea-Wood, Our New Patented Slatwall System

This year we were excited introduce our new lightweight slatwall panel system, Xylea-Wood.  It is HALF the weight and TWICE the strength of conventional slatwall materials, it is more affordable than conventional options, and it comes with both slatwall and flatwall options!  With its patented gravity cleating system, Xylea-Wood ensures easy installation, reduced shipping and show service charges, and it is the only slatwall system in America that is thin enough to go through a flat-bed printer, therefore allowing you to print directly onto it!

POWER UP! Display Experience

At the Exhibitor 2015 show, we debuted our new POWER UP! Display.  The display touts graphics and technology that are remarkably customizable to reflect your brand, allowing you to digitally share your company’s story with ease.   The 10’ x 10’ displays are created to fit into one custom made rollable fiber case for easy portability, and you can turn your 10’ x 10’ display into a 10’ x 20’ display effortlessly.   

Expansion of Our Manufacturing Facility

In June, we opened the expansion of our manufacturing facility, which allows us to continue to produce the quality exhibits we are known for.  The new state-of-art fabrication building is equipped with a modernized paint booth, as well as a top of the line dust collection and filtration system

Marcom Awards Winner

We were presented with three Marcom Awards in the category of Trade Show Exhibit for 2015.  The company won the highest honor, a Platinum award, for a custom built 60x70 display for Vecoplan, and two Gold awards were earned in the same category for custom rental designs for both Biesse America and Bermuda Sands Apparel.  This is the 4th consecutive year that Apple Rock has won multiple MarCom awards for our trade show display designs. 

Charitable Giving

Giving back to the community is an important part of our goals as a company.  In 2015, the Apple Rock family walked and raised money for the Out of Darkness Community Walk, provided 21 coats to the Give A Kid A Coat Campaign, and adopted 5 families in need during the holiday season. 

Team Building

To celebrate our 27th anniversary this year, the entire company went to Xtreme Challenge and participated in challenges designed to test our ability to work together as a cohesive unit while accomplishing tasks. Team work is essential to our business, and without it, we would not be able to produce amazing results for our clients.  These team building activities taught us how to successfully work together for the betterment of us all and the company we proudly work for.

So, what’s to come in 2016?  We are going to THRIVE!  We recognize that our minds are powerful tools, and we can do anything we put our minds to.  Stay tuned to see how Apple Rock THRIVES, and how we help you THRIVE along with us! 


Alison JamesEvent Marketer & Brand Enthusiast

Alison has been with Apple Rock for 12 years. She is not only an industry expert, but also an experienced brand ambassador for all her clients. When she is not working hard for her clients she is enjoying the thrills of parenthood, along with her husband, to their 15 month old son.


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