LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gallagher Staging, the nation’s preeminent custom and rental staging company, recently announced it has pivoted all operations, focusing completely on providing health professionals and government officials with at-cost disaster relief structures amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Paying only labor and trucking fees, recipients will receive high-quality equipment for the lowest possible price. Despite most large-scale events coming to a sudden halt, Gallagher Staging CEO Joey Gallagher and his team, which had been tapped for the second year in a row to construct the main stage at Coachella, are now committed to delivering at-cost solutions to benefit a medical community in need of the company’s unique support.
And Gallagher is encouraging others to shift their pricing models to an at-cost structure, too.
“There are so many amazing companies in our industry with not only a wide array of staging, flooring and lighting equipment but also skilled staff on standby to turn medical needs into action,” he said. “Our industry was one of the first to be impacted by this terrible virus, which caused almost every entertainment-driven enterprise to come to an immediate standstill.”
The standstill means hundreds of thousands of skilled professionals, including Gallagher Staging team members, are available to work on designing, planning and building temporary hospitals, testing facilities and more.
“Safety has always been at the heart of what we do,” said Gallagher. “This is not about the state of the staging business; this is about how the staging business can help the state; it’s our responsibility to step up and deploy resources to assist those in need.”
Gallagher Staging is uniquely suited for quickly delivering structures around the country and can customize sizing to fit any emergency situation. The company can supply elevated stage platforms, barricades to create pathways, decking for level ground, temporary wall structures, medical-grade flooring, ADA-compliant ramps, rain and shade structures and more. The team has set up a digital crisis center on its website – www.gallagherstaging.com/COVID19 – that is updated daily with new services, systems and products.
Not even a week into the company’s new mission and Gallagher has already started planning for rapid deployment.
“All the world’s our stage now,” he said. “And we’re here to help it however we can.”
For a complete list of Gallagher Staging’s capabilities and vast resources, visit www.gallagherstaging.com/COVID19.
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