FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 5, 2023
ST. LOUIS BASED IRONMAN SOUND INDUSTRIES NOW AN EMPLOYEE-OWNED COMPANY
Ironman Sound Industries (ISI) based in St. Louis, Missouri is excited to announce the acquisition of the company by Markey’s effective January 1, 2023.
“Our employees will now become owners of the company they love with increased opportunities for development and growth,” commented Bob Horner, former owner of ISI and now Vice President of Corporate Development and manager of the St. Louis operation for Markey’s. “By joining the team at Markey’s, we are able to combine strengths and resources of a much larger entity to accelerate growth and enable ISI to offer new products and services to our existing clients. We will now have national reach with offices all over the country, making sure we can handle our clients’ needs in markets previously not possible. We all look forward to continuing to service our clients like we have since the beginning, but now in new and exciting ways,” explained Horner.
The ISI brand will remain intact in the St. Louis market and all ISI staff have been retained and are now employee-owners of Markey’s.
“The opportunity to join forces with ISI was a top priority for us from the start. Bob and Stacy built an amazing company over the past 25 years; a company committed to providing excellent customer service, industry expertise and high-quality equipment. The ISI culture is nearly identical to ours at Markey’s and blending our two companies will bring added value to all the customers we serve collectively,” commented Mark Miller, Markey’s President and CEO.
Together, Markey’s and ISI remain dedicated to serving their customers at the highest level.
Markey’s is an employee-owned, full-service national event technology company headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana with offices in 9 states and in Washington D.C. Founded in 1959, Markey’s has grown with the technology industry and is proud to provide leading edge production and equipment for all aspects of live events including event management, technical production, creative services, equipment rental, technical support and consultation. Markey’s offers solutions to fit a wide array of budgets for in-person, hybrid or virtual event needs and is consistently lauded for outstanding customer service, high-quality inventory and skilled technical professionals. For more information, visit www.markeys.com.
ABOUT IRONMAN SOUND INDUSTRIES
Ironman Sound Industries creates some of the highest quality and most memorable events in the St. Louis region and beyond. Founded in 1997 by Bob and Stacy Horner, ISI has steadily grown over the last 25 years to become one of the Midwest’s most praised and sought-after event production companies. ISI maintains the finest tools and specialists in sound, lighting, video, staging and decor, allowing endless possibilities for their clients. With the goal of building a lasting relationship, ISI excels at providing production design, planning and management, giving every event the personal attention necessary to bring your vision to life.