The Orbus Exhibit & Display Group is a market-leading, privately owned group of companies that specialize in the manufacture and trade only supply of portable modular and custom modular, exhibit and display, products, graphics and solutions. Companies within the group include Orbus365, SignPro Systems, Origin and Nimlok.
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Orbus® established in April 2001 in a modest facility on South Michigan Avenue. It launched with a staff of three and two primary products. By 2002 the line expanded to 22 exhibit and display products with a growing need for graphic services. As a result, Orbus merged with Paul Person Graphics, a Chicago-based tradeshow inkjet print house. The new and improved business relocated into a facility on the Northwest side of Chicago.
By January of 2003, the Orbus graphics department was fully established and providing graphic services that coordinated with a range of over 50 various display products. Orbus later introduced The Exhibitors’ Handbook™, a professionally designed unbranded catalog, which is now a leading exhibit & display product catalog used by Exhibit Companies and Sign Franchises across the country. In 2005, with over 60 employees and a continually increasing product range, Orbus made plans for relocation.
March 2006 marked an agreement for a newly-constructed facility in Bolingbrook, Illinois. By summer Orbus had been recognized as one of America’s top five market leaders by several trade publications and leading tradeshow authorities. SignPro Systems® was launched in November 2007 as Orbus’ first step into the modular wayfinding and architectural signage industry. In 2009, Origin® was launched as a provider of full custom modular and fabric-based exhibit solutions.
May 2010 marked a major expansion for the company with the addition of 150,000 sq. ft. for custom manufacturing. The expansion gave the company a total capacity of 300,000 sq. ft. and at the time, the company employed over 175 employees. Additionally, in 2010, Orbus’ product line grew to include over 300 products and the company’s two facilities achieved ISO 14001:2004 “Green” environmental management certification.
August 2011 marked another expansion for Orbus Exhibit & Display Group® – the addition of over 56,000 sq. ft. for product and graphics distribution outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. It also marked the introduction of the company’s trade-only ecommerce store SHOP.ORBUS365.com. That fall, the company’s facilities also achieved G7 Master Print Certification.
In June of 2014, Orbus Exhibit & Display Group marked their largest expansion yet with the consolidation of their Illinois-based operations in Bolingbrook and Niles to a brand new, built-to-suit manufacturing and distribution facility in Woodridge, IL. This 350,000 sq. ft. facility will improve efficiencies and combine the company’s custom exhibit manufacturing capabilities and its portable display production and distribution under one roof. Additionally, the Woodridge facility will support a unified corporate culture, and allows for future growth and expansion.
Orbus Exhibit & Display Group is a privately-owned group of companies that specialize in the manufacture and trade only supply of portable modular and custom modular, exhibit and display, products, graphics and solutions. Companies within the group include Orbus365®, SignPro Systems®, Origin® and Nimlok®. Orbus has facilities in Woodridge, IL and Las Vegas, NV.