“The work done by Global Scenic Services and the jobs they’ve created for our city are truly amazing. We are proud of the success they’ve had all over the country and happy that they chose Bridgeport as the place to let their business grow. They’re just another example of folks here in Bridgeport making a name for themselves in their chosen fields.” – Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch
- WHO: Mayor Finch, Global Scenic Services Representatives, Community Leaders.
- WHAT: Walkthrough of Global Scenic Services production facility.
- WHERE: 46 Brookfield Avenue.
- WHEN: Monday at 1:00 p.m.
Bridgeport, Conn. (July 27, 2015) – Today Mayor Finch will tour Global Scenic Services, a high quality production facility found right here in Bridgeport.
Global Scenic Services builds scenes and props for fashion shows, store displays, and television and theater sets all over the country. They have created sets for Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows, Rocky on Broadway, The Jerry Springer Show, DKNY window displays and many more.
“The work done by Global Scenic Services and the jobs they’ve created for our city are truly amazing,” said Mayor Finch. “We are proud of the success they’ve had all over the country and happy that they chose Bridgeport as the place to let their business grow.”
Warren Katz, the company’s owner, says they chose Bridgeport as the location for the company because of its proximity to Manhattan, the real estate prices, the taxes, and the long history of theater in the area.
“The state of Connecticut and the city of Bridgeport have been very good to us,” Katz said. “They’ve worked very hard to keep us here and keep people employed. One of the great things about Bridgeport—for investing in Bridgeport—is that there are tax breaks. So when we decided to grow in Bridgeport, they made it, tax-wise, very easy.”
Katz, who is originally from Brooklyn, purchased the business in 2006. Back then, the company had only eight employees and took up a 6,000-square-foot facility. Today, Global Scenic Services has grown to a 50,000-square-foot warehouse and employs over 50 workers, creating a host of jobs for the city.
The company got its start creating sets for cruise-ship entertainment. Now, they craft sets for big names in fashion, Broadway, TV and more.
“This is just another example of folks here in Bridgeport making a name for themselves in their chosen fields,” said Mayor Finch.