Christie Lites augments operations with new Seattle and Nashville shops

Christie Lites has opened new strategic locations in Seattle and Nashville, USA.

Christie Lites has opened new locations in Seattle and Nashville, USA. These new shops add valuable local industry expertise, plus a diverse and well serviced inventory, to Christie Lites’ existing network across the USA, Canada, and the UK.

Christie Lites CEO, Huntly Christie, says: “No one can deny that it has been a tough couple of years for the entertainment industry. Almost every business in the sector has had to make some very painful tactical decisions to survive, including Christie Lites. However, I am delighted to say that 2022 is seeing a phenomenal upturn in productivity, prompting us to add these two strategic new locations. Nashville is an epicentre for the music industry and the Seattle shop will bolster Christie Lites’ support for the Pacific Northwest and demonstrate a commitment to key local clients.

“Seattle and Nashville have welcomed local, skilled, and respected production and lighting talent into the Christie family. The addition of both locations will ensure that we can respond to production lighting requirements, regardless of their origin or destination, quickly and effectively. These two sites will continue our mission to guarantee our clients the same high-quality service and choice of equipment regardless of which Christie Lites office they deal with.”

Chris Patton, VP for Rentals, continues: “As with existing Christie Lites locations, each new site has an equipment portfolio that is optimized to meet the expectations of frequent or regular events in their home city alongside the new projects that come in. Both location teams will be fully embraced and supported by Christie Lites’ central operation and our existing resources across the USA, Canada and in the UK. This will ensure Christie Lites continues to offer a local presence with an international reach.”

Safeguarding Christie Lites’ mission to develop every part of its business through the lens of sustainability, the Nashville site is built using Carbon Cure Concrete, a material that captures approximately 23 pounds of carbon dioxide per cubic yard of concrete. This is achieved by converting CO2 into Calcium Carbonate, a mineral that is an effective CO2 vault that will not release it in the future. This move augments the already existing sustainability strategies that Christie Lites has put in place, across its international lighting operation, to ensure its impact on the environment is actively reduced where possible.