Made in CT Program
Connecticut is home to 5,000 manufacturers who employ nearly 170,000 people and generate more than 12.7 percent of the state’s GDP.
Staffed by a productive and highly skilled workforce, Connecticut manufacturers are a significant driver of innovation and exports, and account for more investments in research and development than any other sector. As the Connecticut Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), CONNSTEP has developed the Made in CT Program to showcase the diversity of products and services of the Connecticut manufacturing industry – and to celebrate the companies who continue to make it in Connecticut.
Company: John Oldham Studios, Inc
Contact: Mark Oldham
About John Oldham Studios, Inc
John Oldham Studios, Inc., is the premier tradeshow display design and fabrication company located in central Connecticut. Since 1931, Oldham Studios has been supporting local, domestic and international customers with their tradeshow programs throughout the world. We are a family owned business creating new and innovative displays solutions while practicing family values – honesty, integrity and respect.
At Oldham Studios, we develop environments that express everything about you, your company and your business practices, products and services. We create innovative displays and tradeshow spaces that get results. We can support your individual trade show needs completely, from concept to show site, or partially. That’s up to you. Our talent and experience allows us to bring the same creativity to different areas in the design/build field. We incorporate the similar design standards for installations, museums, corporate lobbies, signs and customized build/service programs.
Oldham Studios is made up of a Creative Design Team, Project Coordinators, Seasoned Carpenters, Graphic Production and Warehousing – all under one roof.
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