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Rainier Industries Acquires Outdoor America Images Corporation

Deal will allow Rainier Display to offer a full suite of design, print and project management services

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(PRESS RELEASE) TUKWILA, WA — Rainier Industries announces the acquisition of Outdoor America Images (OAI) Corporation, located in Tampa, Fla.

Together, Rainier Display and OAI offer a full suite of services including design, print, dimensional fabrication (wood and metal), project management and installation – nationwide. Each organization is well established with designers and other wholesalers, and this merger is will strengthen and broaden those relationships.

Key practice areas for both organizations include Sports Marketing, Events and Venues, Out of Home Advertising, Corporate Branded Environments, Industrial Art, Retailer Branding and Product Activation, and Tradeshow Marketing, to name a few.

“OAI’s strengths in printing, and the niche positions that OAI holds in the markets we serve, are the perfect complement to Rainier Display’s positioning and their dimensional fabrication capabilities,” said Jim Mannino, General Manager, OAI. “Customers of both brands will directly benefit from the combined product expertise, geographic reach, and manufacturing capabilities of our new company.”

The Rainier/OAI partnership, in the short-to-medium term, will be the continuation of each brand individually, with long term growth goals of becoming the premier visual branding company in the United States.

“The business combination of Rainier Display and OAI Visual Branding allows both brands to execute a key part of their independent strategies – to offer a full suite of design, print, dimensional, project management and installation services, at a national level.” Said Chris Inverso, CEO, Rainier Display.

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About Rainier Industries (Parent Company of Rainier Display)

Founded in 1896, Rainier Industries (originally named Puget Sound Tent and Duck) built canvas tents for prospectors headed to Alaska for the Klondike Gold Rush. Originally located on a dock in downtown Seattle, the company expanded into manufacturing awnings and moved into downtown, changing its name to Puget Sound Tent and Awning. In 1992, the company changed its name to Rainier Industries.

Today, Rainier is owned by LFM Capital, Nashville, TN and composed of three divisions – Display, Shade and Shelter The company makes a variety of products that improve lives and lifestyles. From wall tents, yurts and cottages to retractable power screens and awnings, branded environments and experiential marketing elements, commercial tents and industrial products, Rainier uses visionary creativity, unique engineering and precision manufacturing to make the best Display, Shade and Shelter products on the market. Learn more at rainier.com

About OAI

Outdoor America Images is a full-service supplier of Visual Branding solutions that enhance brand identity. OAI specializes in the design, production and installation of high-resolution displays, décor packages, banners, billboards, signage and much more. As a minority owned enterprise, founded in 1989, OAI has since mastered the integration of brand expression, designed environments and signature events to create compelling and functional visuals. Constantly pursuing new directions and technologies, OAI has evolved into the most prominent grand-format printing firm in the Southeast US, as well as the preferred provider of Visual Branding products and services for hundreds of events, venues and organizations. Learn more at oaicorp.com.

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