Woodridge, IL – March 11, 2024: Orbus Visual Communications® is proud to announce the relocation and grand opening of a new manufacturing facility for SEG Systems® and Fabric Images® in Huntersville, North Carolina. Orbus is North America’s largest producer of visual communications solutions for tradeshows and events, retail environments and workplace interiors.

The media is invited to join us in commemorating a significant milestone at the ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 17th, 2024, at 1:30 p.m. RSVP by April 5th to Yuliana.Alvarez@segsystems.com.

This event marks a pivotal moment in the history of SEG Systems and Fabric Images, symbolizing growth, innovation, and a commitment to excellence.

New Production Facility in North Carolina for two of Orbus Visual Communications brands - SEG Systems and Fabric Images. 10701 Hambright Rd., Huntersville, North Carolina, 28078

The relocation and expansion are a $25 million investment and will create 100 new jobs, in addition to the 86 jobs moving from Charlotte. The new facility is approximately 225,000 sq. ft. and will incorporate SEG Systems’ and Fabric Images’ entire production capabilities: printing, metal fabrication, fabric architecture manufacturing, wood working, acoustical felt production, powder coating, and lighting. The brand-new facility is 50% larger than the previous space. The expansion will unlock new opportunities for enhanced productivity and innovation.

“The Town of Huntersville is appreciative of SEG Systems’ and Fabric Images’ choice to expand and relocate,” said Christy Clark, Mayor of Huntersville, North Carolina. “This partnership has led to continued growth with new jobs and investment added to our community.”
“As a Huntersville native, it is beyond exciting to bring SEG Systems to Huntersville,” said Dori Tilson, President of SEG Systems. “The location is perfect for our existing employee base, logistics needs and for attracting new employees.”
“Fabric Images’ move to North Carolina is a significant expansion of space for fabric architecture and acoustic production,” said Marco Alvarez, Vice President of Fabric Images. “Large-scale projects require extensive square footage, and this investment supports our needs very well.”
“I am proud of Orbus Visual Communications and our success, marked by this relocation and expansion to a new cutting-edge facility,” said Gary Keefer, CEO of Orbus Visual Communications. “This relocation and expansion propels us forward and reinforces our commitment to excellence in the Retail and Interiors markets.”

We look forward to sharing this special moment with the community as we celebrate this achievement and embark on this exciting new chapter.


Orbus Visual Communications acquired SEG Systems in 2022 and Fabric Images in 2020.

SEG Systems specializes in the engineering, design, and manufacture of lightboxes, merchandising display systems, and highly creative solutions to bolster retailers and brands. SEG Systems has built their reputation on having a solution for any project.

Fabric Images is a comprehensive design-focused manufacturer of dynamic, award-winning printed and non-printed tension fabric architecture, acoustical products and custom design solutions for workplace interiors, hospitality, retail spaces, museums, and events around the globe.

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About Orbus

Orbus Visual Communications® is a market-leading group of brands in the United States and Canada that specialize in the manufacture and production of portable, modular, and custom displays used in events, exhibits, retail, and workplace interiors. Brands within the group include The Exhibitors' Handbook®, The Promo Handbook, Nimlok®, Nimlok Canada, Fabric Images®, SEG Systems & Services®, Orbus Visual Communications Canada, and SignPro Systems®.

Orbus is a proud member of ISA, PRINTING United Alliance, EPDA, ASI, PPAI, UPIC, and SAGE; the company boasts G7 Master IDEAlliance certification and is registered to ISO 9001:2015 for the highest manufacturing quality standards and ISO 14001:2015 for its environmental management system.

Orbus Group’s supply and manufacturing operations reside in Chicago, Las Vegas, Huntersville NC, and Toronto. For more information, visit www.orbus.com.