Illinois, , United States
Services Products - Services,
Public. Ltd. Firm Since 1953
CalCo has been designing and producing high quality cutaways since 1953. It all started when founder, Jim Calhoun, was a sales manager at the RegO Division of the Bastian-Blessing Company of Chicago. The company, a manufacturer of gas controls, used cutaways to demonstrate its products. Because of other priorities, the company's tool room couldn't make the cutaways on a timely basis so Jim decided to make them on his own. Eventually, he started his own cutaway business, selling his services to former competitors in the welding industry. He soon became the industry's major producer of cutaways. With his son, Tom, taking over in 1980 CalCo grew to be the leader in cutaways for all manufactured goods. Tom's footprint of unparalleled customer service is still the cornerstone of CalCo's corporate philosophy.
In the 50 years that CalCo has been in the cutaway business CalCo has expanded to include many new products, including motorized display pedestals, shipping containers, cases, printed materials, training kiosks, web enabled training and custom sales awards. CalCo is constantly striving to bring new, innovative products to our clients.
Products & Services -Cutaways CalCo can cutaway virtually all materials to create a vision of your product or a working model of your product. Our emphasis is on quality so each piece is expertly painted and finished in a variety of ways to enhance your products appearance. For detailed information, please visit our Process and Cutaway section. -Booth Design and Fabrication Our designers work with you to create a unique trade show booth, bringing your designs to life. We manage the elements of your project requiring additional outside services, making sure your expectations are always met. Fixtures: -Permanent Shipping Containers Often overlooked are the properties of custom-fitted, permanent shipping containers; ones that stand up to the rigors of repeated trade show use. CalCo's are so durable that we have customers that have been using the same container for 15-20 years. -Cases CalCo works closely with several case makers who provide us with a variety of products to protect, carry and display your product. We work in any quantity, from one custom case to dozens of cases for regional salespeople, or hundreds for distributor sales or point-of-purchase displays. We offer a multitude of sizes and styles from hand held, soft-sided cases with an embroidered logo or exotic wood briefcases for special gifts or awards to highly durable ATA cases with custom cut, dense foam interiors, heavy duty wheels, locks and telescoping handles. -Photography We offer a wide suite of photography services that encompass everything from a single shot to a 1/2 day to a full day product shoot. Our stable of seasoned commercial product photographers are able to accomodate the largest and smallest of projects. -Motorized Display Pedestals CalCo's custom designed, motorized display stands enhance and differentiate the appearance of your product. Well-planned product movement can provide the activity levels crucial to exploit tradeshow traffic and training efficiency. -Lighting It is becoming increasingly popular to use various lighting techniques to illuminate a product's various features and functions. From subtle accentuation to full interactivity, we can turn creative ideas into real and stunning displays that will capture a viewers attention and imagination. -Stands CalCo's design staff has amassed a large quantity of materials and designs for display bases and stands. We are constantly sourcing new and improved materials best suited to present the image of your company and your products. For a more detailed description of possible stand options please visit our bases page. -Electronic Media CalCo has the ability to offer 'state of the art' electronic media presentations such as 3D animated product modeling, product demonstration CDs, interactive presentations as well as Trade Show Kiosks and demonstrations. -Printed Materials Numerous types of materials are available, ranging from indoor and outdoor banners to various stocks for collateral materials and brochures. The latest technology in image-setters, scanners, digital color proofing, oversize color printers and digital color presses are available, as well as direct-to-plate presses, conventional presses, and bindery machines. -Web Enabled Training We have partners that can provide training platforms for your staff or distributors using CD ROM/DVD coupled with the Internet. These multimedia courses are available anytime and are helpful to illustrate concepts, increase retention and test knowledge. This drives self-directed continuous improvement for all your staff, distributors and clients. -Distributor Program We understand that today's highly competitive markets demand that your product samples are in the hands of your sales force and distibutors as much as possible. For years, we have helped design and implement distibutor programs geared towards giving you the advantage over your competitors by highlighting key design details of the product and identifying brand awareness. -High Impact Custom Sales Awards and Corporate Gifts We have found world-renown master craftsmen specializing in lines of unique, handcrafted corporate gifts. Our accessories such as exotic wood briefcases, letterboxes and unique awards are custom designed to be a memorable gift for a valued employee, distributor or client. -Cleaning Kits Working with a leading automotive finish manufacturer, we are able to offer easy to use display maintenance kits. Provided are specialized cleaners and polishers designed to keep your displays looking showroom new. -Heaters
316 Cary Point Drive
Illinois - 60013 () United States