Buena Park, CA (May 3, 2013)—After 18 years in Glenview, IL, Gand Concert Sound (GCS) has moved to a new location in Elk Grove Village, IL, that quadruples its space.
“We have been busting at the seams for the last few years and started looking for more space closer to O’Hare International Airport,” said Gary Gand, President of GCS. “Real estate being in a slump allowed us to scale up square footage without taking on more financially.”
The new Gand space features a 25’ ceiling, allowing full-size rigs to be flown for testing, and the layout allows for a concert-sized stage to be erected for full rehearsals of touring shows.
“We can now turn trucks around in a matter of hours without having to play Rubik’s Cube with the gear,” said VP Tim Swan. “GCS intends to expand its backline presence and may team up with other production vendors, all under one roof.”
Coinciding with the move to the larger space, the company just took delivery of another 28-box Nexo Geo T speaker system, bringing its inventory up to five arena-sized rigs. The company already owns quite a stash of Nexo Geo S12, S8, Alpha, and PS series speakers and 4X4 NXAmps, making it one of the largest Nexo houses in the USA. GCS began its stable of Geo T systems with the model's first concert rig in the USA, used at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta in 2003.
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