Let’s Do The Time WARP:
Our Company History
The year was 1992. As Seattle’s music scene captivated the world’s attention, a small company was formed to make travel packs for a well-known local tour guide. This is the Pacific Northwest – we work indoors but we live outdoors in the mountains, sound, rivers and parks.
We made a quality product, so business boomed. REI enlisted us to make ski bags, mesh duffels and eventually camping tents. We were soon producing upwards of 1000 tents per month. Stuff sacks, hiking accessories and many other outdoor items soon joined WARP’s catalog of signature products.
In 2000, one of our customers needed a tent structure to use at a national tradeshow. This was our first “Tension Fabric Exhibit”. Shortly after making that tent we were hired by a library in Oregon to make a large outside dome to house an annual event. We custom made a 40’ diameter dome with a vinyl cover and door flaps that enlarged the overall covered space of the structure.
Discovering an untapped frontier, we entered the tradeshow business in earnest. We added a full machine shop with lathes, milling machines, saws, drill presses and ring rollers and bought our first dye sublimation printer. We recruited the best fabricators in the Pacific Northwest. The sewing part, we had a pretty good handle on.
As the printing technology improved at a feverish pace, so too did the imagination of our designers and the designs of our business partners. Thankfully, our skilled welders and sewing staff consistently brought even the most outlandish designs to life, inspiring the designers to dream even bigger.
Want your booth to look like a giant frosted cupcake? Padded audio headsets? A flowering tulip? A giant star? No problem.
Want standard arcs, ovals, squares and rectangles? We have most sizes in stock and can custom build to any size. What is in your imagination?
Want to project video? Light from within? Blast with spotlights? Hang from the rafters? Drape an office building? We can do that too – and the colors will always be spectacular!
Our knowledge gets bigger and better with every passing year and we’re always first to adopt leading-edge printing technology. We’ve done small tabletop displays up to walls 31’ high x 180’ long, with vivid full color dye sublimated printing on both sides.
What will we build next? Well, that’s up to you.