from Hargrove Inc.
December 29, 2008
(Washington, D.C.) December 29, 2008 – The
Presidential Inaugural Committee selected Hargrove Inc. as the general
service contractor to design, fabricate, and install the décor
and manage all Technical Services (lighting, sound, and video) for ten
official Inaugural Balls, and other official Inaugural events. The
company will also provide floats for the Inaugural Parade and
directional signage related to many of the inaugural events. “We are
proud to continue Hargrove’s tradition of service to Presidential
Inaugurals that date back to 1949,” said Hargrove CEO Tim McGill.
In addition, the company will provide staging and décor for a
host of private events surrounding the inaugural, ranging from outdoor
building decorations along Pennsylvania Avenue to private parties and
Hargrove has been a major contractor for every Presidential Inaugural
since the 1949 inauguration of Harry Truman. “Preparations for every
inaugural take place in a very short time frame, but the event takes
place on the world stage. That’s why Hargrove’s experience in producing
inaugural events over nearly 60 years is so important,” said company
founder Earl C. Hargrove, who has worked on each inaugural since 1949.
In addition to installing décor for Inaugural Balls at the
Washington Convention Center and the D.C. Armory, Hargrove will work
continuously at the National Building Museum, Union Station, and the
Washington Hilton, where décor must be installed for
pre-inaugural events on January 19 and then changed overnight for the
Inaugural Balls on January 20.
Hargrove’s first involvement with Presidential Inaugurals came in 1949
when the company provided floats for the parade honoring Harry Truman.
The company will continue that tradition by providing spectacular
floats for the 2009 parade.
For the 2005 Presidential Inaugural, Hargrove serviced 58 events in 38
venues over seven days.
Hargrove, Inc. is an event, trade show,
and exhibit company providing
nationwide service from its Lanham, Md. headquarters. For more
information about Hargrove, visit www.hargroveinc.com
Contact: Marvin A. Bond