Berkshire’s CORT Events Expands in Texas with New Round Rock Warehouse

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Berkshire Hathaway’s CORT, the nation’s leading provider of home, office, event, and trade show furniture rental, has announced the expansion of its trade show and event division, CORT Events. On July 1, a new warehouse opened in Round Rock, TX, to serve Austin, San Antonio, and the surrounding regions.

Damon Ross, CORT Events Senior Vice President, expressed enthusiasm about the expansion, stating, “We are thrilled to expand our event and trade show offerings and bring our exemplary service to this exciting market. Austin has a reputation for hosting innovative, exciting events, and we look forward to partnering with our clients in this rapidly growing event and convention city.”

The new warehouse is expected to positively impact the local economy by creating jobs in Round Rock and fostering partnerships with local businesses. This move underscores CORT Events’ commitment to the communities it serves.
As the nation’s largest event and trade show furniture rental company, CORT Events boasts 16 warehouses across the country. They offer a wide selection of furnishings, lighting, and event drapes, along with free interactive design tools to assist meeting, exhibit, and trade show planners in creating engaging, functional spaces.

Daniel Tiepelman, CORT Events Vice President of Operations and Asset Management, emphasized the strategic importance of the new location, stating, “Opening a new location in the heart of Austin, Texas, is not just a strategic move to grow our footprint. It is about a commitment to bring our customers closer to an unparalleled trade show and event solution with increased service levels in Austin and surrounding areas. We are excited to better serve our partners with this new location.”

Austin, known for hosting large annual events such as SXSW and Formula 1, is home to major companies like Dell, Apple, Amazon, and IBM. The Austin Convention Center is undergoing renovations, expanding to 1 million square feet with 360,000 square feet of expo space.

CORT Events also operates warehouses in Dallas and Houston, further solidifying its presence in the dynamic Texas market.

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Disclosure: David Mazor is a freelance writer focusing on Berkshire Hathaway. The author is long in Berkshire Hathaway, and this article is not a recommendation on whether to buy or sell a stock. The information contained in this article should not be construed as personalized or individualized investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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