At the grand opening, guests enjoy one of the many rooms in Solotech’s new Las Vegas digs.
Canadian production company Solotech has opened a new facility in Las Vegas, where the technology providers can more effectively support client venues such as the Colosseum at Caesars Palace and the Cirque du Soleil KÀ theater at MGM Grand.
“We worked on the opening of some of Las Vegas' major showroom projects,” says Pierre Leduc, VP and general manager of Solotech U.S. Corp. “With this new facility, we'll continue to support the region's installation projects, including the Elvis showroom in City Center and the Kodak Theater in L.A., offer local rental services and have a storefront to meet the supply needs of local A/V professionals.”
“The idea with the Las Vegas expansion is that we can create any production virtually — wherever you are, we can make something for you,” adds Richard Lachance, Solotech's VP of development. “Within five years, Las Vegas will be bigger than Montreal, so we're laying the foundations for that forecast. We don't see ourselves as a typical touring company or audio-visual provider per se. We tend to think and operate as a full-service provider of multiple media technologies. For a production to be successful, it's critical that the show's entire technical infrastructure be designed and supported with the same degree of integration.”
Solotech puts a heavy emphasis on ongoing technical development opportunities for its worldwide staff of more than 500 A/V professionals. “We deal with a lot of different technologies,” says Lachance. “And to do it right, you need to have highly competent people to run them. We're much more than just a rental company. Our gear doesn't go out without seasoned technicians who will maximize the performance of the products. These talents are the foundation of our success and will continue to play a key role in Solotech's growth.”