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Innovative Displays Establishes PPE Resource Center at Greater Columbus Convention Center

August 21st, 2020

Innovative Displays (ID), a partner of the Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC), is establishing a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Resource Center within the venue featuring an online ordering portal and curbside pick-up of orders.

ID expanded its offerings to assist clients and the community during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Innovative Displays is not just our company name, it’s also the way we do business. Our unique ability allowed us to quickly pivot during the pandemic utilizing our existing design, engineering, and manufacturing to launch an entire PPE product division. We have invested over $2 million since March developing over two dozen new products and inventory and will continue to expand our offerings,” said ID President Mike Foley. “We are proud to be the preferred supplier for many of the world’s largest companies executing programs throughout North America.”

The wholesale distribution portal offers sustainable, FDA-approved, ADA compliant, medical grade products made in North America. More than 95 percent of the products are manufactured in ID’s plants in Canada and Columbus.

“We thought about how we could help and move our focus from signage and graphics to supporting our partners, client and local community,” added ID National Account Executive Valerie Shaw.

Customers utilize an online portal to order PPE, sanitizing and hygiene products by selecting the desired item number and quantity and uploading artwork for custom orders, such as adding company logos. Minimum ordering quantities and delivery times vary by product.

Items available include floor decals, face shields, sanitizer, sanitizer dispensers and holders, custom PPE indoor and outdoor graphics, partitions & sneeze guards, and miscellaneous items, such as door pulls and 10-packs of disposable face masks.

“As a local resource for the Columbus community and surrounding areas, we have a team ready to assist with pick up Monday through Friday throughout the day,” said Shaw.

Once orders are placed, customers receive a confirmation and follow-up email from ID with an estimated timeframe for bulk order pickup or a delivery confirmation. Contactless curbside delivery is located at the convention center’s east connector turnaround.

The designated area to pick up orders is accessible from the far-right lane of the Third Street bridge overpass ramp leading to the facility. GPS directions can be accessed by entering the 500 N. Third St. address.

The pre-order link can be accessed at It is regularly updated as new items enter the product mix. Depending on customer preference, orders can also be shipped to specified locations.

“This is an exciting partnership for both companies and supports our community in its need to resume business safely and responsibly,” said GCCC Assistant General Manager Sue Graves. “It is great to work with such innovative thinkers and help build a sense of confidence, comfort and safety during these tough times.”

The award-winning, 1.8 million-square-foot Greater Columbus Convention Center offers 373,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space, 75 meeting rooms and a total of 114,000 square feet of ballroom space among three ballrooms. The facility is owned and developed by the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority and managed by ASM Global.

ASM Global is the world’s leading provider of innovative venue services and live experiences. The company was formed by the combination of AEG Facilities and SMG, global leaders in venue and event strategy and management. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 300 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention, and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. From Aberdeen to Anchorage, and Sydney to Stockholm, its venues connect people through the unique power of live experiences.

The ASM Global diverse portfolio of clients benefits from the company’s depth of resources and unparalleled experience, expertise and creative problem-solving. Each day, the company’s 61,000 passionate employees around the world deliver locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to deliver maximum results for venue owners and amazing experiences for guests. By consistently looking for new ways to envision, innovate and empower the spaces and places that bring people together, ASM Global elevates the human spirit while delivering the highest value for all stakeholders. For more information, please visit