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China-Based Leyard and Planar Expand Hillsboro, Oregon Operations

China-based Global leaders in visualization products, Leyard and Planar expanded their presence in the United States by adding the assembly, configuration and testing of LED video wall products to their manufacturing facility in Hillsboro, Oregon. Next year the company will be expanding its manufacturing facilities in Hillsboro.

“As the global market share leader in LED video displays, we are continuing to expand to ensure our solutions meet the strictest requirements for our U.S. customers,” said Adam Schmidt, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for North America at Leyard and Planar.

“By shipping Leyard LED video walls from within the U.S., we’re shortening delivery times, lowering freight expenses and meeting the demands of American customers, reflecting our commitment to American job creation and products that are locally sourced,” he added.

According to company officials, through Leyard’s acquisition of Planar in late 2015, the combined company is unique in its ability to leverage core LED technology and supply chain as the worldwide leader in fine pitch LED, while designing, engineering, manufacturing, servicing and marketing LED products in North America to meet the needs of western markets. Leyard and Planar is also bringing products to partners and customers across the United States with five new showrooms.

To support the assembly, configuration and testing of LED video walls at the Hillsboro facility, the company added new employees to its manufacturing organization, representing a 50 percent growth over the past 18 months. Leyard and Planar also added 35 percent more headcount to its U.S. customer service organization in the last year.


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