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Hargrove Wins High Profile Job as Official General Contractor for the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Events


Washington, DC – When you watch the news coverage of the presidential inauguration on January 21, you will see Hargrove’s creativity and logistical mastery on display. Hargrove was “re-elected” general services contractor for the U.S. presidential inauguration in Washington, DC. The company has had a role in inaugural festivities ever since Harry S. Truman’s second inaugural in 1949.

After President Obama is publicly sworn in for a second term January 21, an army of VIPs and the politically connected will fan out across the capital for a night of glistening galas that will include the official events designed and staged by Hargrove.

“This will be our 17th inaugural and we looking forward to being a part of the event’s success,” said CEO Tim McGill. “Preparations for the inaugural take place within a very short time frame and are extremely high profile.”

McGill and his crew will be responsible for a full platter of preparations for events covering two days at the National Building Museum and the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Hargrove will design, fabricate and install all of the elements and provide technical services, including lighting, audio-visual and signage.  The company will also create floats for the inaugural parade along Pennsylvania Ave., which like the parties, is sold out.

Hargrove serves over 1,000 trade show, event and exhibit clients annually and TSE is proud to have Hargrove as the staging and signage designer for TSE’s Gold 100 Awards & Summit and TSE’s Fastest 50 Awards & Summit – and a Silver Sponsor — ever since we first launched our first event in 2008.

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