Company

About Us

Headquartered in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, Showdown Displays is a privately-held* global manufacturer and supplier of visual communication, event and display products. Showdown Displays solely markets its services and products through authorized distributor partners in a collection of diverse distribution channels, including: Promotional Product Distributors, Marketing & Experiential Agencies, Exhibit Display Providers, Sign Shops, Commercial Printers and Event Planners.

Showdown Displays has been recognized and awarded by numerous publications (Inc. Magazine, Counselor Magazine, PromoMarketing Magazine Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal and Minnesota Business Magazine) and associations (ASI, CCW & PPAI) as the leading provider of visual communication products, as well as one of Minnesota’s top employers. Showdown Displays owns and operates highly efficient and socially responsible manufacturing facilities in Minnesota, Alabama, and the Czech Republic as well as eleven (11) independent distribution facilities throughout the United States and Europe.

Founded in 1999, Showdown Displays continues to demonstrate exceptional growth fueled by innovative products, a collaborative and engaging company culture and legendary customer experiences. Known for its legendary On Target Guarantee, Showdown Displays strives to be on target, on time, every time.

  • Showdown Displays is owned by Pfingsten Partners.
    • Pfingsten is an operationally focused private equity firm formed in 1989. From its headquarters in Chicago, IL and representative offices in ChangAn, China, New Delhi, India and Chennai, India, the firm builds better businesses through operational improvements, professional management practices, global capabilities and profitable business growth rather than financial engineering. Since completing its first investment in 1991, Pfingsten has raised five investment funds with total commitments of approximately $1.3 billion and has acquired 138 manufacturing, distribution and business services companies. For more information, visit www.pfingsten.com.


Awards

  • ASI Counselor Magazine’s Distributor Supplier of the Year (2017)
  • OPPA - Supplier of the Year Award (2019)
  • VAPPA - Supplier of the Year Award (2019)
  • IDEA Alliance G7 Master Certification (2011 – 2019 Present)
  • ASI Counselor Magazine’s Distributor Choice Award Winner – Flags & Banners (2019)
  • ASI Counselor Magazine’s Distributor Choice Award Winner – Flags & Banners (2018)
  • ASI Counselor Magazine’s Distributor Choice Award Winner – Flags & Banners (2017)
  • ASI Counselor Magazine’s Distributor Choice Award Winner – Flags & Banners (2016)
  • ASI Counselor Magazine’s Distributor Choice Award Winner – Flags & Banners (2015)
  • ASI Counselor Magazine’s Distributor Choice Award Winner – Flags & Banners (2014)
  • ASI Counselor Magazine’s Distributor Choice Award Winner – Flags & Banners (2013)
  • ASI Counselor Magazine’s Distributor Choice Award Winner – Flags & Banners (2012)
  • ASI Counselor Magazine’s Distributor Choice Award Winner – Flags & Banners (2011)
  • ASI Counselor Magazine’s Distributor Choice Award Winner – Signs & Displays (2019)
  • ASI Counselor Magazine’s Distributor Choice Award Winner – Signs & Displays (2018)
  • ASI Counselor Magazine’s Distributor Choice Award Winner – Signs & Displays (2017)
  • ASI Counselor Magazine’s Distributor Choice Award Winner – Signs & Displays (2016)
  • ASI Counselor Magazine’s Distributor Choice Award Winner – Signs & Displays (2015)
  • ASI Counselor Magazine’s Distributor Choice Award Winner – Signs & Displays (2014)
  • ASI Counselor Magazine’s Distributor Choice Award Winner – Signs & Displays (2013)
  • ASI Counselor Magazine’s Distributor Choice Award Winner – Signs & Displays (2012)
  • ASI Counselor Magazine’s Distributor Choice Award Winner – Signs & Displays (2011)
  • PromoMarketing Magazine’s Supplier Excellence Award Winner – Signs & Banners (2019)
  • PromoMarketing Magazine’s Supplier Excellence Award Winner – Signs & Banners (2018)
  • PromoMarketing Magazine’s Supplier Excellence Award Winner – Signs & Banners (2017)
  • PromoMarketing Magazine’s Supplier Excellence Award Winner – Signs & Banners (2016)
  • PromoMarketing Magazine’s Supplier Excellence Award Winner – Signs & Banners (2015)
  • PromoMarketing Magazine’s Supplier Excellence Award Winner – Signs & Banners (2014)
  • PromoMarketing Magazine’s Supplier Excellence Award Winner – Signs & Banners (2013)
  • PromoMarketing Magazine’s Supplier Excellence Award Winner – Signs & Banners (2012)
  • ASI Counselor Magazine’s “Best Place to Work” – (2016)
  • ASI Counselor Magazine’s “Best Place to Work” – (2015)
  • ASI Counselor Magazine’s “Best Place to Work” – (2014)
  • ASI Counselor Magazine’s “Best Place to Work” – (2013)
  • ASI Counselor Magazine’s “Best Place to Work” – (2012)
  • ASI Counselor Magazine’s “Best Place to Work” – (2011)
  • PPAI Silver Pyramid Award, Marketing Award – Self Promotion - WINNER (2019)
  • PPAI Silver Pyramid Award, Supplier Award – WINNER (2018)
  • PPAI Supplier Star WINNER (2017)
  • PPAI Supplier Star WINNER (2016)
  • PPAI Supplier Star WINNER (2015)
  • PPAI Image Silver Award, Integrated Supplier Product Marketing (2017)
  • PPAI Image Bronze Award, Printed Supplier Catalog 1, Category 1-25 pages (2016)
  • PPAI Image Bronze Award, Printed Supplier Catalog IV, Category 150+ pages (2016)
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal “Best Places to Work” (2015)
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal CFO of the Year Award – Medium Private Companies
    • Deb Weston (2015)
  • Minneapolis Business Magazine’s Manufacturer of the Year; Any Size (2014)
  • Minneapolis Business Magazine’s Manufacturer of the Year; Mid-Size Company (2013)
  • Minneapolis Business Magazine’s Executive of the Year Award
    • John Bruellman CEO (2014)
  • Minneapolis Business Magazine’s Emerging Leader of the Year
    • Janet Bearmon, VP Human Resources (2015)
  • Manufacturer’s Alliance Manufacturer of the Year Award for Mid-Size (2016)
  • CCW Excellence Awards, Best in Class, Top 5 National Contact Centers,
    • Category: Under 99 Seats (2017)
  • CCW Excellence Awards, Best in Class, Top 5 National Contact Centers,
    • Category: Under 99 Seats (2018)
  • CCW Excellence Awards, Best in Class, Top 5 National Contact Centers,
    • Category: XXXXXXXXXXXXXX Seats (2019)
  • Horizon Goodwill Industries Business Partner of the Year (2015)*
  • Inc. 5000 ‘Fastest Growing Private Companies in America (2015)
  • Inc. 5000 ‘Fastest Growing Private Companies in America (2014)
  • Inc. 5000 ‘Fastest Growing Private Companies in America (2013)
  • Inc. 5000 ‘Fastest Growing Private Companies in America (2012)
  • Inc. 5000 ‘Fastest Growing Private Companies in America (2011)
  • Inc. 5000 ‘Fastest Growing Private Companies in America (2010)
  • Inc. 5000 ‘Fastest Growing Private Companies in America (2009)
  • Inc. 5000 ‘Fastest Growing Private Companies in America (2008)
  • EXHIBITORLIVE Buyers Choice Award (2005)

Showdown Displays was honored as being a company which has demonstrated outstanding effort to partner with Goodwill. The mission of Horizon Goodwill Industries is to remove barriers and create opportunities through the dignity and power of work.

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