Draper Unveils 10th Building at Indiana Manufacturing Campus

November 16, 2023

Draper, Inc. today unveiled the 10th building at its manufacturing campus in Spiceland, Indiana, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring company leadership. The 100,000-square-foot building brings the amount of total space to 500,000 square feet. “This building will add seven much-needed loading docks and also storage and production space. It will enable us to add a […]

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Bond, Draper at Home’s Roller Shades Now Compatible With Bond Bridge Pro and Sidekick for Shades

November 13, 2023

Bond and Draper at Home announced that its roller shades (powered by Somfy) are now compatible with Bond Bridge Pro RF-to-WiFi device hub and Sidekick for Shades Gen2 wireless universal keypad. The companies say the Bond Bridge Pro ($379) and accompanying Bond Home App (iOS and Android phones) bring control of up to 50 motorized […]

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Draper Launches Ascend ‘Manual Roller Shade of the Future’

October 6, 2023

Draper just launched something they are calling the manual roller shade of the future — one without hanging cords, bead chains, or locking springs — it’s called Ascend. The all-new Ascend is a cordless shading system that uses a light touch of one hand upwards at the bottom of the hembar to move the shade […]

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Draper Details CEDIA Expo Plans

August 8, 2023

Expect more Draper at Home innovation indoors and out at the 2023 CEDIA EXPO, Sept. 7-9 in Denver. Inside, in booth 3912, you’ll find new roller shade innovations as well as the debut of a new fixed frame screen. Its latest roller shades on display will include the FlexStyle Cassette, a trim and elegant shade […]

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Draper Adds Livella Brand Group to ProAV Roster

May 11, 2023

Draper has added an independent manufacturer representative for the Pro AV market. As a leading professional audiovisual brand, and one of our industry’s oldest family-owned companies, Draper is celebrating our best year ever. Livella Brand Group will represent Draper projection screens, projector lifts, and AV mounts and structures in the central United States. “Livella Brand […]

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Draper at Home FlexStyle Motorized Window Shade System Named 2022 WCMA Product Award Winner

April 21, 2023

The Draper at Home FlexStyle motorized window shade system has been named a Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) Product Awards winner for 2022. FlexStyle is designed to meet the “exacting standards of the most fashion-conscious homeowner.” The alluring, stylish aluminum brackets are available in nine colors and plated finishes. Every FlexStyle shade is custom manufactured […]

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Draper Adds New Shade Products for Unusual Window Sizes

February 16, 2023

Draper announced a new square, triangle and overlap shade product for all sorts of unusual window sizes. The Gabled Bottom-Up FlexShade can be sill-mounted in the window. It can handle angles up to 45 degrees in either direction. The shade panel is kept under constant tension by thin cables that deploy from tensioned spring boxes […]

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Draper Adds New Outside Sales Team Focused on Residential Shading and AV

December 15, 2022

Draper has announced an outside sales team focused solely on residential shading and AV. The residential sales team is part of the company’s ongoing effort to prioritize the residential market. Tom Brochard is the new residential regional sales manager, Northeastern United States. Brochard has more than 22 years in the consumer electronics industry with well-regarded […]

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Draper Plans to Add Seven Independent Manufacturer Representatives to its Network

December 6, 2022

Effective Jan. 1, Draper will expand its network of independent manufacturer representatives with Mizzen Marketing and Richard Dean Associates being joined by Audio Biz, Excellence Marketing, Farm AV, HWPco, Mainline Marketing, McFadden Sales and SKMac. “Our future is bright, and we want to share the excitement with our dealers and partners. I can’t think of […]

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Draper’s Revamped Sales Team Contains Over 100 Years of Combined ProAV Experience

December 2, 2022

Draper has announced that it is restructuring its sales team to focus solely on the ProAV market. Kevin C Barlow, CTS-D, has been named Director of Sales, ProAV. Barlow has been Director of Business Development at Draper since 2017. His 30+ years of AV experience include work with Barco, Sharp, Christie and Prysm. Barlow was […]

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Draper Promotes Chris Sitarov and Pat Harron to Directors of Sales

November 2, 2022

Draper has announced the promotions of two regional sales managers. Current regional sales managers Chris Sitarov and Pat Herron have been named director of sales, eastern U.S., and director of sales, western U.S., respectively. In their new roles, they will be responsible for regional sales managers for architectural products and newly created residential sales managers […]

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Draper Announces 20% Expansion to Manufacturing Headquarters

October 3, 2022

Draper has announced a major expansion that will add 20% to its manufacturing headquarters located in central Indiana. The 100,000-square-foot addition will bring the total size of the facility to over 500,000 square feet. “We see a lot of good growth opportunities, and this building is going to allow us to continue to take care and […]

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Draper Announces Clint Childress as Director of Residential Markets

September 1, 2022

Draper has announced a new position to work exclusively with the custom install and residential markets. The new role of director of residential markets will be filled by Clint Childress, LEED AP. Childress joined Draper in 2000 and has served as a window shade product specialist and green buildings coordinator. He was most recently solar control solutions manager, where […]

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Draper, Inc., Designated Charter Member of Sony Electronics’ Professional AV Alliance Partner Network

June 17, 2022

SPICELAND, IND., June 6, 2022 — Draper, Inc., a leading manufacturer of innovative mounting solutions, has aligned with Sony Electronics as a flagship member of their AV Alliance Partner Network. Sony’s AV Alliance Partner Network is powered by strategic alliances across the industry, offering compatible software and hardware solutions that bring additional value, creative freedom […]

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Draper Is Now a Flagship Member of the Sony AV Alliance Partner Network

June 17, 2022

Draper has aligned with Sony Electronics as a flagship member of their AV Alliance Partner Network. Sony’s AV Alliance Partner Network is powered by strategic alliances across the industry, offering compatible software and hardware solutions that bring additional value, creative freedom and enhanced compatibility to their lineup of professional displays. This growing partner ecosystem, which […]

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Draper Announces New Pro AV Partnership with Mizzen Marketing

June 14, 2022

SPICELAND, IND. – Draper, Inc., has announced a new partnership with a leading Pro AV manufacturer’s representative to support the company’s continued growth in Texas and three other states. Mizzen Marketing will represent Draper screens, projector lifts, AV mounts & structures, and shading solutions in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. “We’re really looking forward to […]

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Draper Sells Subsidiary Company, Draper Europe AB

January 18, 2022

Draper announced the sale of its subsidiary company, Draper Europe AB, located in Halmstad, Sweden, to members of their current management team. Draper purchased Bjurab AB (now Draper Europe) in October 2002. At that time, Bjurab was a manufacturer of projection screens with sales throughout Europe. During the 19 years that Draper owned the company, Draper Europe […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1072: Check Out Draper at InfoComm 2021!

October 25, 2021

Not only will Draper be exhibiting at InfoComm 2021 this week but, the company will be heading there with two new product lines for you to see and touch! Gary was joined by Draper’s Randy Reece, who talked Foundation and Acumen. The Foundation Mounting System is aimed at dvLED installs and includes an innovative and rugged design, a complete side-trim option and […]

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Draper Working To Raise $20,000 To Provide Mobility Chair To Wounded U.S. Veteran

October 25, 2021

Draper and partners, including Mermet USA, are close to reaching the goal to raise $20,000 to provide a mobility chair to a catastrophically wounded U.S. veteran. Corporal Sue Downes is a mother of two from Tazewell, Tennessee. She sustained severe injuries while serving in a military police unit in Logar province, Afghanistan, including the loss of both of […]

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Draper Releases Foundation Mount System for LED Video Wall Installations

September 16, 2021

Draper Inc. announced Draper Foundation, a mounting system for LED video wall installations. The FoundationMount System is designed and manufactured with two levels of adjustability. Adjustability at the wall allows it to absorb inconsistent flatness to create a flat attachment surface. The second level allows fine Z-adjustment at the panel to overcome tiny imperfections between […]

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CEDIA Expo 2021 Product Booth Tour Highlights

September 8, 2021

rAVe [PUBS] Coverage: Video Highlight We’re excited to bring you video coverage of many of the exhibitors at CEDIA Expo 2021! Though the show was a little smaller than usual, we were able to get some great coverage of exhibitors and booths who were able to attend in person. Below are a few highlights of […]

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Draper Releases Draper@Home Interior and Exterior Fabric Sales Kit

September 7, 2021

Draper is offering a new shade fabric sales kit, which was introduced at CEDIA Expo 2021. The kit includes hundreds of Draper@Home interior and exterior fabric samples from domestic weavers Phifer and Mermet USA. “We very much designed this new kit with the custom integrator in mind,” said Penny Sitler, LEED AP, director of marketing for […]

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Draper to Highlight Draper@Home Collection and Shading Solutions at CEDIA Expo 2021

August 30, 2021

Draper is coming home to CEDIA Expo 2021 and will highlight the Draper@Home collection, outdoor shading solutions and more. The Draper@Home collection includes Motorized FlexShade window shades with 120V, low voltage and battery motors powered by Somfy. The collection features single and dual roller solutions, and manual and fixed panel shades are also available for […]

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Draper Introduces Battery-powered Projection Screen Series, ‘Acumen Recharge’

August 10, 2021

Draper introduced the battery-powered Acumen Recharge. The Acumen Recharge installs like a manual screen without wiring or the need for an electrician thanks to the lithium-ion battery located inside the roller. The motor only needs to be recharged about every 500 cycles. You can leave the Recharge plugged in all the time; automatic shut-off guarantees […]

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Draper Moves the Indoors Outdoors at CEDIA 2021

August 3, 2021

At the 2021 CEDIA Expo, Draper says it will show how to create and take advantage of those spaces with outdoor shades. The motorized, wind-tunnel-tested FlexShade ZIP filters harsh glare in outdoor covered spaces. The unique ZIP detail along the sides of the fabric keeps the shade panel firmly in place and helps resist wind, […]

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Draper Inc Releases Foundation Mount System LED Panels

July 13, 2021

The Draper Foundation Mount System for LEDs is now available for nearly any LED panel on the market. The company says the foundation was designed specifically with installers in mind and is loaded with features to help technicians install and precisely align LED panels in significantly less time. The Foundation is preconfigured at the factory […]

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Draper Achieves UL Listing for Four Motorized FlexShade Models

February 10, 2021

When specifying or installing window shades, two important factors to always keep in mind are safety and quality. However, proving that a product is safe can be difficult when the electrical inspector arrives. That’s why Draper sought and achieved UL Listing for several models of Motorized FlexShade. UL Listing is for the entire unit, and not just […]

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Draper Adds Lee Denhart as New VP of Sales

January 25, 2021

Draper has announced a new vice president of sales, Lee Denhart. Denhart has been with Draper for 31 years, serving as field sales manager and most recently as most recently architectural market manager. “Lee has been a big part of our success over the past three decades,” said Draper president Chris Broome, “so when we […]

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Draper Now Shipping Foundation Mount System for Absen Acclaim Series

August 14, 2020

Are you looking for a better and faster way to install Absen Acclaim Walls and Plus LED panels? Well, Draper just started shipping its Foundation Mount System explicitly designed for the Acclaim and Acclaim Plus series. Draper designed the Foundation Mount System specifically with installers in mind. Walls that aren’t flat, floors that aren’t even […]

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Draper Designs Clarity Shield — See-Through Social Distancing Barriers

August 6, 2020

Instead of using an ad-hoc piece of see-through plexiglass for schools and coworking desk spaces — during the COVID-19 pandemic, Draper has designed something called the Clarity Shield, a series of see-through social distancing barriers. Although initially developed with schools in mind, it can be used in any public place where people gather, including huddle […]

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New Tech LAVNCH Day: Temperature Checks, Holographic Tech and a Whole Lot of UCC

June 24, 2020

Wednesday’s LAVNCH WEEK 2.0 theme was New Tech LAVNCH Day: a day dedicated entirely to something we’re all desperately missing by not being able to attend conferences this year — new product launches, like those you typically see on the trade show floor. This day looked a little different from all our other LAVNCH WEEK […]

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Draper Announces New Regional Sales Manager

April 14, 2020

(Spiceland, Ind.) – Draper has announced a new AV regional sales manager in the south-central United States. Tabitha Quick will cover the territory out of her home base in Austin, Texas. Tabitha brings 20 years of sales experience to this position, with the last 12 years in projection screens and audiovisual products. “I’m excited to […]

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