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MINNESOTA MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR

SKYLINE EXHIBITS WINS MINNESOTA MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR, BEST IN CLASS: LARGE COMPANY

Designer and Producer of Trade Show Exhibit Systems Receives Award for Overall Excellence In the Manufacturing Industry

ST. PAUL (September, 2014)  – Minnesota Business magazine has named Skyline Exhibits the Gold winner for the Minnesota Manufacturer of the Year, Best in Class: Large Company. The award recognizes overall excellence in the manufacturing industry in Minnesota. Skyline, based in Eagan, was also a top three finalist in 2013.

Nominated companies were judged on significant achievements over the past few years, in new products or services, competitive improvements and successes.

Skyline’s recent achievements include winning several exhibit design awards, new product design awards, winning the 2012 Outstanding Corporate Innovator Award given by the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA), and realizing growth 2 ½ times that of the exhibit industry.

New products and services include the launch of several new exhibit systems including Envoy®, which has become Skyline’s most popular system, and the revolutionary WindScape®, the world’s first air powered exhibit system – and Skyline’s fastest-growing system. Both received industry awards for product design. Skyline also launched its new Creative Services Group (CSG), which offers creative content services like 3D animations, videos and promotions to its clients through a worldwide Dealer network.

“We are deeply honored to receive this award. To have won this award in Minnesota, the land of Fortune 500 companies, makes it all the more impressive,” said Bill Dierberger, President, Skyline Exhibits. “I am so happy for our people, especially Tim Brengman, our Vice President of Operations. His leadership in this endeavor has been evident. The secret to our success is really no secret at all: it’s our people. Skyline’s worldwide employees and dedicated dealer network collaborate every day to create award-winning exhibits through designing with our proprietary and innovative products. The best evidence of this is the fact that 30% of our sales today come from products that were invented within the last 5 years. When you have earned in excess of 100 patents during 34 years and continue to ship exhibits at an on-time rate of 99.8%, it’s no wonder we are excited about our future.”

StartTribune

 

  • Article by: NEAL ST. ANTHONY , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 13, 2013 – 9:32 PM

Bill Dierberger, the president of Skyline Exhibits, had a moment of panic recently over a four-year, seven-figure investment in an inflatable exhibit technology that his management team hoped would pump up sales. The exhibits are durable, permanent-looking, easy to collapse and carry, and come in 46 shapes and sizes.

“I was worried that maybe we’d drunk our own Kool-Aid,” Dierberger said. Would the conference and trade-show industry — still recovering from the recession — show interest in the new product?

The answer started to come two days after the Eagan-based company announced its Skyline WindScape technology on Wednesday. Dozens of orders came in for the units that sell for up to $6,000 for a 10-foot exhibit.

“You picture ‘inflatable’ as a gorilla above a car dealership, but this is not cheap or cheesy,” Dierberger said. “It’s a quality exhibit. You can’t tell it’s inflatable. We think we’ve got a winner that’s going to really encourage exhibitors to spend money.”

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