In 2006, we had a crazy idea. We wanted to assemble a group of talented, inspired and motivated individuals who shared a common dream to build unforgettable events… and we made it happen! For more than a decade, we have been proud to help create thousands of events. We promise to keep that momentum going by following one simple truth:
We are the answer to everything?
Maybe you’re organizing a fundraiser to benefit a local non-profit and are in need of accent lighting. Or maybe you’re building an outdoor concert in the heart of your city and need staging. Whatever your needs are, trust the pros.
We’ve been in business for 14 years and our team collectively boasts over 200 years worth of industry-related experience. And while our home address is located in Youngstown, we proudly produce events nationally.
Let’s connect! We believe in your dreams as much as our own.
Meet the team
At FortyTWO, we wholeheartedly believe in giving our all to make event production so much more than a service. We’ve hand-picked a band of movers and shakers who are invested in the work they produce. We take pride in encouraging creativity and outside-the-box thinking; after all, what’s work without a little whimsy? Our goal is to find the everyday joy in projects we take seriously.
“No one can whistle a symphony.
It takes a whole orchestra to play it.”
Halford E. Luccock
Our productions are built by union stagehands.
Event Production is not to be confused with Event Planning.
Event Production includes providing event support – from professional audio and video, to lighting and staging. Everything you see and hear at an event – we can do it because at FortyTWO, we do it all!
Absolutely! Our office and warehouse may be located in Youngstown, but we have produced many events locally, regionally and nationally.
We offer three-tiers of production support that will surely fit any budget:
- Equipment Rental
- You rent technology and equipment from us to use it as you need. You tell us what you need, pick it up (or we can ship if needed) and you return it.
- Ideal for experienced professionals, event companies and touring productions.
- Rental & Setup
- We deliver, setup and remove the equipment from your location, freeing you up to manage other event details.
- Ideal for standard event rentals such as stage risers, drapery or bike rack fence.
- Full Production
- We will deliver and setup as well as provide onsite technicians to do the rest.
- Ideal for the vast majority of our clients seeking problem-free event solutions.
Our goal is a perfect event so we don’t typically playback DVD’s directly from disc at a live event. They are prone to error and hard to cue up just right! We can convert DVD files to show media, but we need the media in advance.*
We will not playback Blue Ray Disc. They are way to slow and have HDCP protection. They are only usable as Home Media.
We carry decked out Show Control Computers based on Apple MacBook Pro and Apple Mac Pro. With the best software in the Pro AV industry. We can playback most any file that will playback in Apple Quicktime. Best Video Format:
Codec: H.264 Presentations: !
Our systems are loaded with Microsoft PowerPoint and most have Apple Keynote. Please let us know what software you need and we will be ready to go when you walk in the door. Not
Of course! Upon submission of a request for a quote, a member of our Dream Team will contact you to help assess your needs.
It all comes full circle as to why we chose the name FortyTWO – an homage to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. In the book, the number 42 is believed to be “the answer to life, the universe and everything.” It is our strong belief that we are the answer to everything.
When you entrust FortyTWO, you will gain more than a vendor. We believe in being a dedicated extension of your team. We’re in this together because we believe in your dreams as much as our own.