The Future of Hybrid Trade Shows and Events

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MultiQuad® Floor Sconces

Who Doesn’t Love To Hear The Words NEW PRODUCT? You asked, and we have delivered.

Introducing Our NEW MultiQuad® 23″ & 46″ Floor Sconces

  • Easy To Assemble (No Tools Required)
  • Folds Flat For Easy Storage And Shipping
  • Gives An Upward Glow Unlike Anything In The Industry
  • Easily Detachable – Connected By Velcro
  • Graphics Can Be Printed Directly Onto Its Surface

Assembly instructions will never be misplaced as they are printed directly onto the 

surface of the bottom of this fixture!

Our NEW sconce light is available in two convenient sizes.

 23″ MQ-LFFS23  $227.00

46″ MQ-LFFS46  $288.00

You can find all of the product and pricing details on our website HERE

Don’t delay! Order your NEW sconce lighting today and have it available for use at your next event.

New Product Announcement

Do you have items that need to be displayed within your exhibit?

Our new MultiQuad® shallow showcase gives you the ability to display multiple items or an individual item on its own. You can now draw attention to your exhibit like never before!!

Our shallow showcase is bolted into the MultiQuad® framework. This allows the showcase to hold a substantial amount of weight. Therefore, it will most likely be able to hold almost anything that you can find to display.

This new addition to our MultiQuad® product lineup is perfect for highlighting your new products! This lit showcase can be easily incorporated into a new design or an existing exhibit. 

 Visit our website to get complete details for this new product.


Exceeding Expectations

Method-1 and Mercedes have a long-standing relationship that includes many amazing interior projects. Over the years Mercedes has come to us for help to transform their After-Sales Experience showroom, their Body Shop Café, their Visitor Center and their MBUSI cafeteria. We have worked together on each of these projects with great success and continue to transform their spaces with both technology and functionality.

In May of 2019, Mercedes contacted us about a potential project that would be unlike any other we had done for them in the past. They wanted to host a very large training event in Birmingham, AL and it would require transforming spaces both inside and outside. This event had previously only been held at a training facility in Germany. The event would be focused on employee training for the Mercedes AMG class of performance vehicles. These vehicles are tuned in a specific way that allows for additional power and sets them apart from a “normal” Mercedes vehicle.

Needless to say, we were very intrigued by both the size and scope of the event. Honestly, who wouldn’t be excited about the opportunity to work on this project. It’s the best of the best from Mercedes and it was an opportunity to stretch the limits of our capabilities to heights that even we didn’t know.

The event was to take place at two locations within Birmingham. The hands-on training would happen at Barber Motor Sports Park and the classroom training at Ross Bridge Resort. These locations are approximately 12 miles apart and would need to be transformed to become two separate, yet cohesive AMG branded facilities. The vision was that attendees would recognize the same branding in both locations and that branding would truly transform the two locations into what looked and felt like an AMG facility.

After having multiple site meetings with management from Mercedes Birmingham, Atlanta and Germany to discuss the event we felt as though we had a firm understanding of what would be required  to make this event successful.

Once we were all in agreeance on the plans for the project, our design team went to work!! We were able to utilize designers from both our custom interior division as well as our tradeshow division in order to create branding that would be fluid for both inside and out.

Between the two locations, we designed, fabricated and installed hundreds of components. We as a team worked simultaneously in both locations to ensure that the timelines were met for this week long event. It had to be flawless to be an accurate representation of Mercedes and we made that happen.

Graphics and furnishings included the following:
– Tension fabric arches and structures, Large format mesh banners, SEG fabric walls
– Vinyl on glass and cars – Banner stands – 3D foam letters at various sizes
– Large format fabric banners – Faux plants
– Furniture in the restaurant @ Ross Bridge 
– Accent Battery powered LED up-lighting – Accent lighting for cars
– 80” monitors on rolling carts
– PA systems for training modules

This event turned out to be a very successful one for all involved. The team at Mercedes AMG was thrilled with how everything looked as well as how smoothly the weeks’ events ran. We at Method-1 were proud to step back and look at the overall accomplishments of our staff. We knew that we had stretched the limits of anything we had done prior and we had superseded our own expectations.

Flite, Fabric Podium/Counter

ExpoDisplays has changed the game this week with the launch of their new Flite, a Fabric Podium/Counter for Silhouette and Voom. This new podium is lightweight and could not be easier to set up. It provides a solution to tradeshow exhibitors who would like to showcase a high quality elegant podium that complements their fabric display.

The podium features a dye-sublimation printed fabric graphic that gives a guaranteed exceptional color execution. This podium is both sleek and stylish, and with its pop-up style assembly you don’t even have to apply the fabric. It stays attached to the podiums aluminum frame structure at all times.
With a total weight of 21 lbs, it’s hard to believe that this podium measures 42”W x 39.5”H x 15.5”D. So much style in such a convenient design. The new podium transports in it’s own compartmented carrying bag and has a 2 year warranty.

This podium is now available for order. For all details visit

Celebrating 50 Years of Creativity

Birmingham, Alabama-based ExpoDisplays has announced its 50th anniversary as a national, leading designer and manufacturer of portable, modular and custom trade show exhibits.

Since its inception in 1970, ExpoDisplays has set the industry’s pace in creative design, innovative new products and state-of-the-art manufacturing systems. ExpoDisplays builds the finest quality products for the serious exhibitor.

ExpoDisplays has experienced exceptional growth and development recently and is now over 100 employees strong.  Owner Jeff Culton believes that this growth will continue as the economy continues to grow and businesses increase their trade show schedules.

Over the past 50 years, ExpoDisplays has been successful at evolving with the industry while pushing creativity to the next level. This has allowed the company to flourish.

ExpoDisplays works collaboratively with its clients and resellers  to design, build, manage and set up trade show exhibits both large and small. The company offers product availability in portable, modular and custom exhibits. The ExpoDisplays team of employees consists of extremely talented and creative designers, administrators, managers, installers, graphics production specialists and sales and marketing professionals. ExpoDisplays is an EDPA Certified company. 

For more information on ExpoDisplays and their products and services please visit //

Contact info:

Name: Melissa Johnson

Organization: ExpoDisplays

Address: 3401 Mary Taylor Rd Birmingham, AL 35235

Phone: 205-439-8200


Top 3 Custom Projects of 2019

20x20 custom design1. Mizzen + Main

Known for their  performance technology in menswear, this 20′ x 20′ exhibit for Mizzen + Main blends the company’s legacy of tradition and classic style with the modern elegance of today’s design. The open layout of the design was conducive to foot traffic as well as staff attendee interactions and was an incredible experience for all who entered.



2. Ocean Mist

As the largest grower of fresh artichokes in the country, Ocean Mist’s custom exhibit proved to be a polished, welcoming and functionally efficient space that reflects their brand’s personality and commitment to their customers.


3. Oil Gear

Since 1921, the world’s most demanding hydraulic control applications have relied on Oilgear high-performance fluid power solutions. We knew we had to create something equally as impressive when it came to their trade show exhibit. This double-deck exhibit commanded attention and was filled with large, striking graphics while housing private meeting areas for client consultations.

Top 3 Portable/ Modular Projects of 2019

1. DS&L

Interested in battery powered lighting in a trade show booth? How about lighting that doesn’t require charging for the entirety of the show? If you answered yes, then read more about this show stopping 10′ x 20′ MultiQuad® booth that we completed in 2019.


2. Cerro Wire

Hybrid designs are the new normal in trade show exhibits. Cerro Wire creatively features 2 of our best selling products, MultiQuad® and ExpoLight™, to showcase their diverse products and services.


3. International Code Council

This towering 20′ x 50′ exhibit, created for International Code Council features bold messaging that broadcast across the trade show floor. Using MultiQuad®, the exhibit showcases the modular design flexibility of the structure while creating an inviting environment for attendees.

3 Ways to Display Product at a Trade Show

 1. Showcases

Heavy, complicated displays and customized vitrines could be a thing of the past with easy to assemble, portable showcases like these. MultiQuad® has a simple, portable solution for displaying items.  Whether it’s pens, koozies, manikins or safety gear as used by RPB Safety, MultiQuad® has you covered.

Product Showcase


2. Shelving

Set up a  versatile, fabric backwall at any trade show, marketing event or retail sale in minutes.  Include these simple waterfall shelves for easy display.

shelf for fabric wall


3. Pegboard

This versatile accessory offers plenty of  merchandising options to show products within plain view and easy reach of your target audience.  This merchandiser’s sweetheart has just about every option available for merchandising your product.  Customized pegboard, slat wall, shelves, and showcases.  What’s not to like?

Peg Hook



Set up a quick phone call with a trade show specialist to see which solution is right for you.




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Top 3 Portable /Modular Displays of 2018

  1. Cerro Wire 

    According to the Business Development Manager at Cerro Wire, “We crushed it (at the show).  Thank you for setting us up for success.”  That powerful testimony catapults this clean displays to our top list of portable displays for the year.  Read More  

  2. SWARCO 


    16′ high towers in a modular display?   Yes, you can.  It’s super-light, too.  We’ll be honest, we love fabric, too…but what do  you do if you have items to store and display on the show floor?  This towering MultiQuad® could be your answer.  Read More  


    Excuse us, if we’re tooting our own horn here.  But this inline MultiQuad® has it all.  If you’re merchandising product on the show floor, this portable/modular workhorse is for you.  Slatwall, pegboard, shelving…  Read More  

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