SOURCE: BergerUSA, Mega-StageUSA

October 11, 2006 11:55 ET

World's Largest, Safest and Fastest Deployed Mobile Stages -- Mega-Stage and Berger Group of Canada -- Announce Expansion to the USA at LDI 2006 in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 11, 2006 -- Berger Group of Canada, experts in providing lighting, video production, indoor and outdoor staging, fabrication and turn-key event services for the entertainment industry, and Mega-Stage, one of the world's premier designers and manufacturers of premium quality mobile stages and accessories, sold under the trademarks Dynastage and Logicstage, announce their expansion to the USA under the names of BergerUSA and Mega-StageUSA in Las Vegas. The official announcement will be made in conjunction with the LDI 2006 show held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Oct. 16-22.

"We selected the LDI platform to launch the expansion of our firms because this is the largest U.S. tradeshow and conference focused on technologies for the live entertainment industry, and it features products and services that are particularly relevant to our business," says Gary McGinness, Jr., CEO of BergerUSA.

"We like the fact that professionals in the interrelated areas of lighting, audio, special effects, projection and staging technologies come to LDI to see the latest products, interface with vendors and attend educational meetings. The show provides a unique opportunity for our team to stay up-to-date on cutting-edge technology," says Aaron Dean, President of Mega-StageUSA.

Mega-StageUSA and BergerUSA representatives will be available on the convention floor in booths 262 and 263 to conduct demonstrations and answer questions. In addition, the firms' principals invite attendees to come and see the debut of "ArtAbout," a special event showcasing their world-famous stages in action on Saturday, October 21 from 10 a.m -10 p.m.

BergerUSA encompasses more than 30 years of experience in the show business industry gained from its parent company, the Berger Group, a privately owned Canadian company founded by the Berger family in 1975. BergerUSA offers a full range of products and services, both new and used, for lease, rent and sale to satisfy any entertainment need, including sound reinforcement, lighting, fabrication, video production, indoor-outdoor staging and turn-key service for any type of event. BergerUSA is also an authorized dealer for 142 manufacturers.

Mega-StageUSA designs and distributes the world's largest and safest mobile stages ranging in size from 24' to 68', built for the show business by show professionals. The company combines standout stage design, convenient mobility, and generous capacity with built-in controls, providing modern day shows more than a shell to perform. Mega-StageUSA's mobile stages are marketed under the Dynastage and Logicstage trademarks. The Logicstage product line offers stages from 52' to 68' x 40', making it the world's largest mobile stage. Logicstages provide more space for their performance as well as safety enhancements and are the fastest way to start any large scale show. Hydraulically deployed mobile Dynastage products offer quick and robust performance in a variety of formats to suit every need. Their specially designed chassis conform to international road regulations and provide plenty of internal cargo space.

Media: All media must request credentials in advance to be admitted to ArtAbout. Media check-in is available all day. Check-in for the press conference begins at 4:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 21, 2006 at the VIP Valet at the intersection of Charleston Blvd. and Casino Center Blvd. Contact Trish Williamson at 702-990-0899 for credentials, interviews or information.

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