Cincinnati, OH — April 1, 2019 — Fern today announced that it has acquired Seattle-based Triumph Expo & Events and Portland-based DWA Trade Show & Exposition Services. Fern is one of the nation’s leading providers of exposition and event production services whose core focus, on service and innovation, has not wavered in its 110 plus years of doing business.
The additions of Triumph and DWA to the Fern organization is a natural integration, based on the consistent values exhibited by each organization, as it relates to their philosophy and approach in servicing their customers. “Both Triumph and DWA are the preferred contractor in the markets they serve while also having a core customer base they serve across North America. Additionally, the move into the Pacific Northwest will allow us to serve this growing market for existing customers more effectively”, stated Fern CEO Aaron Bludworth. Triumph and DWA will both operate under the Fern brand with the leadership from both organizations being integrated into the existing Fern leadership team. Bludworth added, “I have personally known the leadership of both Triumph and DWA for many years and have great respect for the values and culture they have instilled in their businesses. We are very excited to have the teams from both companies join the Fern family”.
“As Triumph celebrates its 20th Anniversary, we are excited for this next chapter where we will be better able to meet the needs of our clients directly, regardless of location and with additional services.”, said Christine Skrak, Triumph’s founder and owner.
“DWA has been serving the Northwest region for over 40 years and being able to combine with Fern will allow us to provide greater opportunities for our employees and allow us to expand the services we offer to our customers.” said Dave White and Patti Beyer, long-time owners of DWA.
As the integration of Triumph and DWA into Fern occurs, all business and customer facing aspects associated with the servicing and production of events will remain unchanged, ensuring a smooth and effective transition.
Fern is one of the largest exposition and event service contractors in North America, best known for a personalized approach to service. With an experienced team, dedicated to understanding their client’s objectives, Fern is a true extension of the clients they serve. As a result of their personalized approach to service, Fern delivers the event experience and results that are the most important to each client and participant. Fern believes that every event organizer deserves to have an event production and marketing partner that provides extraordinary, dedicated, and personalized service to help create exceptional event experiences.
Triumph provides their clients with exceptional tradeshow and event experiences, by consistently exceeding their expectations on every level. This year, Triumph celebrates its 20th anniversary. Since then, they have grown and evolved from a small, local trade show contracting company, to a sophisticated marketing partner for a national client base. With a focus on solution-oriented processes that assist their clients in realizing their goals, Triumph’s professionally trained staff is dedicated to extraordinary customer service.
With over 40 years of service, DWA Trade Show & Exposition Services consistently provides detail-oriented service to their customers. They strive to provide the latest innovations, high-quality inventory of equipment, and outstanding customer service to their customers. DWA provides employees with an environment that encourages creativity, teamwork, and opportunities for individual advancement; while they provide their clients with excellent event execution and a superior customer service experience.