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Draper, Inc. Named to 2010 ‘Best Places to Work in Indiana’ List

Draper, Inc. has been named to a list of the 70 best places to work in the state of Indiana.
The annual rankings are compiled by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, which recognizes the state’s top employers in two categories: companies with 25-249 employees, and companies having 250 or more employees. The top companies are determined through employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys. more

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Draper’s Childress Presents Green Education at InfoComm Academy

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Draper’s Clint Childress.

(Spiceland, Ind.)–Draper, Inc.’s Green Buildings Coordinator will be presenting an Infocomm Academy class on “Green AV? at the 2010 InfoComm show in Las Vegas.

“Green: The Good and the Bad and How to Come Out on top? will get beyond surface labels and define what “green? really means, and how A/V can fit into LEED® projects. Eco-labels will be discussed, along with tips on how choose the right “green? product for an application. more

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Draper StageScreen® with Dress Kits and Legs

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Draper StageScreen.

(Spiceland, Ind.) –Last year at InfoComm, Draper, Inc. introduced a completely new concept in staging screens. Since then, the StageScreen® has proven wildly popular. During InfoComm 2010, Draper will show off newly available dress kits and legs that make the StageScreen the only rental and staging screen you’ll need. more

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Draper Introduces Tab-Tensioned Large Venue Screen

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Draper’s Paragon/V.

(Spiceland, Ind.) – Draper’s Paragon large venue projection screen screen, designed for auditoriums and lecture halls, now offers the advantages of Tab Tensioning for a perfectly flat viewing surface. Tab Tensioning is preferred for perfect picture quality—the flatter the surface, the clearer the image. Computer-driven data and graphics, as well as large-screen video images, always look their best on a tensioned screen. more

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Draper Announces Personnel Moves

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Draper’s new Regional Sales Managers, Paul Leiva (l) and Mike Mitchell (r).

(Spiceland, Ind.) – Draper, Inc. has announced that three sales territories in the United States will be covered by new Regional Sales Managers.

Mike Mitchell is the new Regional Sales Manager for the Pacific Northwest Territory. Mitchell comes to Draper after more than 17 years in the AV industry, including 15 years working for A/V dealers in the Northern California area in sales, customer service, design, specification and installation for a wide variety of projects. His territory includes northern California, Washington, Oregon, northern Nevada, Alaska and British Columbia. more

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Draper Offers “Green AV? Training Course at InfoComm 2009

(Spiceland, Ind.) –During the 2009 InfoComm trade show, Draper, Inc. is once again presenting the “green? face of AV. Draper will present a manufacturer’s training course during the 2009 show.

“A/V in Green Buildings: What You Need to Know,? will be presented June 17, 12:30 PM – 02:00 PM in room MT32. This class will discuss green buildings, the issues that they represent for A/V conditions and how to overcome these conditions with proper product selections and new product considerations. The session will also cover how to impress your buyer on green A/V products. more

Draper Expands Window Shade Manufacturing Capacity

Draper, Inc. has moved its window shade manufacturing operations into a newer and larger building at its Spiceland, Ind. headquarters. The move increases Draper’s floor space for window shade manufacture by more than 50%. “This increased capacity, coupled with our heavy investment in improved order entry software and automated manufacturing equipment, will enable us to continue to grow rapidly in the window shade business,” said Jeff Miller, Manager of Window Coverings for Draper. more

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Draper Names New Export Manager

pericson.jpgDraper, Inc. has named Per Ericson as the company’s Export Manager.

Ericson will be responsible for overseeing Draper’s international sales force and company dealings with Draper dealers and distributors in more than 100 countries.

“Draper is already recognized as a global leader in projection screens and related products,? according to Ericson, “and I hope to use my experience to help the company continue to expand market share around the world. It is also my goal for the export department to grow to the point where we are one of the most important departments for Draper, Inc. in terms of revenue and product development.? more

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Draper Completes Plant Expansion

(SPICELAND, IND)— Draper, Inc. has just completed a 56,000 square foot, $2.5 million addition to the company’s Spiceland, Ind. manufacturing facilities. Move-in began January 14.

“This addition will provide badly needed manufacturing space for our expanding projection screen, window shade and gymnasium equipment product lines,” said Mike Broome, Vice President of Manufacturing.

The addition was to Draper’s Building 9, the largest of the eight manufacturing buildings at its Spiceland headquarters. more

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Draper Receives Award for Energy Conservation

(SPICELAND, IND)—Draper, Inc., a leading manufacturer of gymnasium equipment, projection screens, window shades and lifts and mounts for flatscreens and video projectors, has been recognized for its efforts to reduce energy use in the company’s facilities.

Draper was one of 20 companies to receive a 2008 Green-Tint Energy Award from the Indiana Energy Savings Initiative and Westinghouse Corporation. This award is given to Indiana companies who effectively reduce their energy footprint by 50 percent.
Draper received the Green-Tint Energy Award for cutting warehouse energy consumption through the use of Applied Air hybrid heating systems and Westinghouse T5 high efficiency light fixtures. more

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