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Hockey Night with the Raleigh Police Department and Carolina Hurricanes

Hockey Night with the Raleigh Police Department and Carolina Hurricanes

The Raleigh Police Department organized an awesome event to support Special Olympics of North Carolina at the PNC Arena. We were beyond excited to be involved. The night began with a show and tell by the RPD, featuring the department’s horses, motorcycles, K9 units, bomb squad and their SWAT truck in the parking lot. The night culminated with a showdown on the ice between the RPD blueliners and a team of Carolina Hurricane alumni. 

The show and tell was tons of fun for our mascot Zig, who loves any opportunity to get out and interact with the people, and there were a lot of people. Attendance for the free event reached over 1000. 

During the game, Zig drove the crowd wild and was honored to share the spotlight with Stormy, the mascot for the Carolina Hurricanes. Between donations, merchandise sales, the “chuck-a-duck” activity and the memorabilia auction, the total funds raised for the Special Olympics of NC blew away the record set at the previous year’s event. 

It was a night we will never forget and for a cause we are proud to stand behind.

With community support, Special Olympics can transform lives through the joy of sport, each and every day.

Every day they empower athletes to shatter stereotypes and exceed their personal bests on the playing field and in life. But for every inspiring Special Olympics athlete in North Carolina, there are 6 more people waiting for their chance - and so many more around the world.

We encourage you to get involved or to make a donation.

Triangle Fast 50 2018

Triangle Fast 50 2018

Each year, Triangle Business Journal recognizes 50 area businesses as the fastest growing, through their Fast 50 award program. Winners are selected and ranked based on a formula that counts revenue growth and profitability in the preceding three years.

This year marks the second consecutive year Zig Zibit has been honored with a spot on the list. As Jake wrote when we were named on last year’s list, we are extremely proud to be included, because of what growth represents and what it allows for Zig Zibit. 

In short it makes us feel that our core values are appreciated by the market and it allows us to continue adding capabilities to best support our clients.

The importance of those relationships really sinks in when reviewing the entire 2018 TBJ Fast 50 list and realizing that 8 of those companies are Zig Zibit clients.

Seeing so many clients throughout the night’s winners was the most rewarding part of the experience for us. 

We are intent on making it back on the list in 2019 and we are excited to do our part in driving growth to help even more of our customers make it as well. 

Zig Zibit Takes On IMTS 2018

Zig Zibit Takes On IMTS 2018

The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) is held every even-numbered year in Chicago. IMTS 2018 was the 32nd edition of the event and hosted over 2,500 exhibiting companies with more than 1.4 million square feet of exhibit space and more than 129,000 registered visitors.

Zig Zibit was fortunate enough to design and build 9 unique exhibits for 8 great clients.

3D Systems

ATI Industrial Automation

Bucci Industries

Chiron

Koma Precision

Schunk

Starrett

Wen Technology

Mike's Big Race!

Mike's Big Race!

"Where is he?  He should have been here by now?"  I said at 3:30 a.m. as I sat in the bucket seat of a seven-passenger van stuffed with spare running shoes, snack food, five guys and a pallet of waters.

Earth Day 2018 Volunteer!

Earth Day 2018 Volunteer!

For Earth Day 2018, Zig Zibit joined 200 employees and 17 Triangle Businesses to compete in EarthShare North Carolina’s Corporate Challenge.  We joined forces volunteering with Sensus – Xylem to help #ImpactNC at Good Hope Farm in Cary, NC. 

A Big Thank You From Jake, CEO

A Big Thank You From Jake, CEO

As we pack up the team to head to Exhibitor 2018, I can’t help but reflect on how far we have come as a company in a year. Nothing says how much we are changing than the fact we were named one of the top 50 fastest growing companies in the Triangle in 2017.

Meet Craig Kassan, Fabricator and Master Woodworker - turning wood into art

Meet Craig Kassan, Fabricator and Master Woodworker - turning wood into art

Craig Kassan turns wood into works of art. For over 6 years, Craig has created amazing exhibits, displays and trade show environments as a master fabricator. For over 25 years he has been an artist-in-wood creating stunning sculptures and fine furniture from raw wood. “The versatility of wood is what I love. You can do so much with wood – build a house, create furniture, sculpt, mold, carve…you can do anything”.

Keith Erickson Doesn’t Need The Credit

To Keith Erickson, seeing his name in the long, rolling credits at the end of the movie would be more than enough. That, and the satisfaction of knowing he built the sets that framed all of the action and drama.

 Keith did get a taste of working in show business when he worked on set construction for some commercials and for one season of the television program, “The Game.” Today he works in the slightly less glamorous world of trade show exhibits as our CNC router operator.

For their trade show booths, companies should dream big

In one of his most famous speeches, on May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy promised America, and the world, that the United States would put a man on the moon before the clock struck midnight on December 31, 1969.

He literally asked for the moon.

Nobody knew for certain it could be done, yet he still made the promise. It was then up to the engineers at NASA to figure out how to do it.

That’s the same approach companies should take when working with an exhibit company like Zig Zibit. Ask for the moon, then let us figure out if and how it can be done.

In other words, never hold back. Don’t temper your expectations, assuming something can’t be done.