SOURCE: GO3E, LLC

October 10, 2007 09:00 ET

Triple E Acquires West Coast-Based Utility Inc.

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire - October 10, 2007) - Go3e, LLC ("Go3e"), the parent company of Exhibit Effects - East, LLC, (dba Triple E), a leading provider of retail fixture and trade show exhibit marketing solutions, announced today that it has acquired Utility Inc. ("Utility"), a Seattle-based full-service provider of custom exhibits, point of purchase displays, retail environments, and design services. Financial terms of the purchase were not disclosed.

The acquisition enables Triple E to more fully address the growing needs of clients in the west coast market. "Utility provides us with a deeper team of talented designers, project managers, and engineers, allowing us to continue to push the boundaries on creative work for existing and future clients. Additionally, the combined companies will supply us with a broader scope of capabilities and flexibility in operations to an already existing wide-ranging array of services," stated Craig Heisner, President of Triple E.

Founded in 1996, Utility has become one of the leading west coast providers of design and production of trade show exhibits and point of purchase store displays. The Company has received recognition through its work with national clients such as Patagonia, Scott USA, Smith Optics and Woolrich, and in 2007 received a NASFM store design award for its work with Ducati.

"Utility adds depth to our platform investment in Go3e, which was made about a year ago. Their reputation in the industry and broad range of talents will be a great addition to Triple E," added Jim Bolduc, Vice President of JPB Enterprises and the private equity group behind Triple E.

About GO3E

GO3E, LLC is the parent company of Exhibit Effects - East, LLC (dba Triple E). Triple E is a leader in display fixture manufacturing, design, logistics and project management for the retail and trade show industries. It has facilities located in Cleveland, Chicago, Las Vegas and Orlando. For more information, visit www.go3e.com.

About JPBE

JPB Enterprises, Inc. is a premier merchant bank serving the lower middle market in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States. Founded in 1995 by J.P. Bolduc, JPBE provides a full range of services to lower middle market companies, including private equity (leveraged buyouts and venture capital), real estate development (residential and commercial) and investment banking advisory services. For more information, visit www.jpbe.com.

Contact Information

  • For more information:
    Kathy Gennaro
    Triple E
    440 386 4131