Business: Designs and manufacturers exhibit systems for trade shows, events and exhibits. Products include banner stands, pop-up displays and island exhibits and large, custom modular exhibits.

Headquarters: Eagan


Employees: 250 locally, 2,000 worldwide

Executives: Bill Dierberger, president; Dave Bouquet, vice president, sales/business development, domestic sales; Tim Brengman, vice president, operations; Jeff Meyer, vice president, finance/chief financial officer

2011 revenue: Generated more than $300 million in retail sales through 75 U.S. offices and dealers in more than 40 countries.

Strategy: Continue to develop innovative solutions through new customer-focused product development process, look to open a service center in Europe and align efforts along new "Helping the World Trade" tagline.