Nimlok Chicago

Nimlok Chicago

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Specialty Print Communications
Specialty Print Communications
W Howard Street, Niles

We strive to inspire through engaging environments. We design and build branded spaces for tradeshow

Since 1985, Nimlok Chicago has been a premier exhibit provider and driving force in the trade show industry. Long a mainstay of corporate clients representing hundreds of industries worldwide, today Nimlok Chicago offers a wide range of solutions for business: custom and modular trade show exhibits and display systems in every size and configuration imaginable as well as the expertise to stage cor


From the Nimlok Chicago Team, we sincerely hope you have the best holiday, and we can’t wait to see everyone in the new year!

Our office will be closed Dec. 25th, 26th, and Jan. 1st.

Photos from Nimlok Chicago's post 12/15/2023

We worked with McDonald’s to create a 35 x 40 custom island booth for the 2023 Anime Expo. The goal was to take their existing outdoor structure and repurpose it for an internal event, creating a restaurant complete with a drive through window, digital menu boards, and a serving counter. To celebrate Grimace’s 51st birthday, we also incorporated a nostalgic kids birthday party table settings and photo ops!

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Nimlok Chicago Team! 🍂🍁
Our office will be closed Nov. 23rd and 24th.

Photos from Nimlok Chicago's post 11/18/2023

Chester’s Chicken went through a full brand refresh a few years ago and proposed Nimlok Chicago to create a 30 x 30 booth space to represent both the Chester’s Chicken and BirdShack brands. They were looking for a modern style with height that captured attention. Another must-have was space in the booth for a fully functioning kitchen and food sampling areas. The ability to reconfigure the booth size and branding was also important. Lastly, their previous trade show booth was very heavy and expensive to ship, so they preferred to use lighter and more flexible materials this time around.

Nimlok Chicago first tackled the kitchen aspect and dedicated a generous 24.5’ x 14.5’ space to fit the equipment and two sampling counters. We seamlessly incorporated different flooring, designating a separate space for each brand. A dramatic 17.5’ tower and multiple hanging signs really commanded attention and highlighted the brand. Structures were made with versatile aluminum and fabric elements, creating blunt corners that emphasized a modern feel. The booth also featured many backlit graphics, animated displays, and unique acrylic panels giving dimension to the large space.

Photos from Nimlok Chicago's post 10/27/2023

Kold Draft is an Ali Group Company that specializes in ice machines. They worked with Nimlok Chicago a few years back on a new inline booth design and wanted to reuse a few properties to recreate a larger 20 x 20 exhibit for a bigger presence at industry shows. Additional goals for the exhibit included highlighting several ice machines and showcasing ice forms, updating branding to a high-end luxury feel, and avoiding a crowded space.

The Nimlok Chicago team accomplished this by producing a bold, slightly asymmetrical design that reaches 16’ tall and gives an open feel to the booth. The clean, squared edges of the crisscross columns and stacked design features were inspired by the Kold Draft square ice cube. With low lounge furniture, black finished trim, and raised lit platforms around the perimeter to feature the ice machines, the booth gives a clean yet seductive look, resembling a modern jewelry store meets cigar lounge. Nimlok Chicago also strategically reused some key features from their smaller exhibits to allow for green initiatives along with keeping costs down.

Photos from Nimlok Chicago's post 10/10/2023

ASCP hosts their own trade show that travels to different locations each year, so flexibility with a new booth design was key. They wanted 30 x 30 and 40 x 40 configurations, with booth properties that could be adjusted for shorter or taller ceilings. ASCP’s previous exhibit had been used for many years, was dated, and did not provide the grander presence they were looking for. Along with a more modern look, they wanted easy graphic change-outs and a maximum build time of 1.5 days.

Nimlok Chicago designed a rounded 360-degree exhibit to draw attention and create a big impact for ASCP making them the “feature” as the host of the show. The entire booth consisted of modular and tubular structures, making it lightweight while maximizing flexibility. In the center of the exhibit, we added a custom-made structure to work at adjustable heights depending on venue requirements. In larger booth spaces, comfy couches allowed for lengthier conversations and in smaller spaces, high-tops were used for quick impromptu meetings. Lastly, we used lighting and monitors for demos to create an even bigger impact, further enhancing ASCP as the centerpiece of the show.

ASCP loved their new exhibit and the debut show in Chicago was very successful. The team was grateful that Nimlok Chicago could check off every box on their wish list, even adding a few extra things for a bolder impact.

Photos from Nimlok Chicago's post 09/22/2023

Ahoy! ⚓️ The Nimlok Chicago team enjoyed our company summer outing aboard the Spirit of Navy Pier 🛥️ The weather was beautiful, and we had a blast!


Enjoy the holiday weekend!
Nimlok Chicago will be closed on Monday, Sept. 4th.

Photos from Nimlok Chicago's post 08/16/2023

Nimlok Chicago worked with to create a new booth design with rental properties and a custom flair for the Sweets and Snacks Expo. The company is internationally based, so their objectives were to create brand awareness in the US market and to promote their vegan, healthy alternative chocolate bars. Our design achieved this with dimensional and illuminated branding and by having two product sampling counters. A selfie station was also incorporated to engage attendees and leave a fun and lasting impression!


Join our team of talented and creative people! Nimlok Chicago is hiring for the Senior Account Manager and Exhibit Builder positions.

Visit our website for more information:

To apply, please send your resume to: [email protected]


Wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday weekend! 🇱🇷🎆

Photos from Nimlok Chicago's post 06/30/2023

Nimlok Chicago partnered with longtime client, Frain Industries, to design new booth elements for the PACK Expo 2022. The primary goal of the updates was the ability to engage prospects in the aisles and transition those conversations to a more private setting. This was accomplished with the large tower structure, backlit features, and greeting stations at the front of the booth. These elements ensured attendees would stop at their booth, giving Frain Industries the opportunity to engage and qualify! This is a timeless approach in exhibit design that is still effective today.

Partner with Nimlok Chicago for all your exhibit needs!

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Photos from Nimlok Chicago's post 06/02/2023

This beautifully hand-crafted kiosk was built for FANUC America Corporation with integrated technology simulating their machines working in a real-life scenario. FANUC uses the simulator for trainings in the workplace, at universities, trade schools, and trade shows. It provides multiple benefits including savings in place of shipping heavy machinery. The custom kiosk was fabricated with birch plywood and painted to match FANUC’s brand colors. It features pocket doors for interior access and a dimensional logo.

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Photos from Nimlok Chicago's post 05/17/2023

Amada Machinery America, Inc. utilized Nimlok Chicago’s rental structures for their 60 x 95 booth space at the IMTS show. Their focus was a clean, minimalistic design with ample space to showcase their machinery equipment. The large booth setup included private meeting spaces, a refreshment bar with tables, and effective brand callouts with dimensional logos and monitors throughout the booth.

Learn more about the benefits of rental trade show booths:

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Photos from Nimlok Chicago's post 05/02/2023

The Logisnext & Rocla showroom was an extensive and fun project! The warehouse style building was previously sitting vacant, so Nimlok Chicago worked together with the Logisnext team to create a plan for a beautiful, interactive showroom space. We provided a completely turn-key experience including initial consultation, space planning, architectural plans, graphic design, 3D design, and custom fabrication.

Standout features include:
✔️ Custom printed wallpaper with modern-industrial edge, providing a 3D immersive experience
✔️ Woodgrain reception counter with custom brand color lighting
✔️ Oversized metal mesh and woodgrain lightbox wall accents
✔️ Multiple 3D brand logos with backlighting

Initial walk-through to final completion of the project took 4 months. Nimlok looks forward to phase 2 projects as well!

Photos from Nimlok Chicago's post 04/21/2023

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the loss of a great leader and visionary, Simon Perutz.

Simon was the son of Nimlok co-founder, Gerald Perutz. Simon took the Nimlok business founded in the UK in 1970, to the USA in 1981 where he built an amazing team of colleagues and dealers. His warmth, commercial acumen, and technical mind allowed him to pioneer many of the product innovations that still underpin our success to this day.

In honor of Simon, our flag will be at half-staff. Nimlok Chicago will mark his passing with the planting of a tree to celebrate his life and legacy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Perutz family during this extremely difficult time.

Photos from Nimlok Chicago's post 04/12/2023

This 30 x 30 custom island booth was designed for Aspire Bakeries and was displayed at the Tim Horton’s Owners Convention. A standout feature is the tower backwall with woodgrain shelving and a beautifully unique display of donuts and pastries! Other details include a matching woodgrain curved countertop and awning, a rustic-style café area, and multiple product display cases.

Photos from Nimlok Chicago's post 03/17/2023

☘️ Happy St. Patrick's Day from the Nimlok Chicago family! ☘️
You know we had to celebrate with a delicious corned beef lunch 😋

Photos from Nimlok Chicago's post 03/15/2023

The FFF Enterprises booth is a great example of how rental properties can be customized for cohesive branding and a clean, professional feel. This 30 x 20 island booth displayed at the show in December 2022. It featured 14’ tall backlit tower graphics with integrated tv monitors. It also provided privacy half walls with the FFF logo repeated on sheer fabric.

Rental properties can be repurposed and resized for many future shows to come. This gives a unique approach for each show, while remaining budget friendly.

Photos from Nimlok Chicago's post 02/09/2023

This stunning 20 x 20 booth was designed for to showcase at the Show last November. The booth embodies a retreat that engages your senses while immersing you into three luxurious environments. Each unique space features a handcrafted flower cloud, neon LED branding and 3D logos, sheer curtains recessed into archway panels, an aromatic essential oil diffuser and an elegant display of carpet swatches hanging on the walls.

Reach out to Nimlok Chicago to see how you can create an indulgent booth experience at your next trade show!

Photos from Nimlok Chicago's post 01/04/2023

The Clear Capital booth is a custom 20 x 20 island exhibit that displayed at the show last October. The booth layout seamlessly integrates two brands - Clear Capital + CubiCasa - by incorporating a workstation, tv monitors and cabinets on both sides of the house structure. The black matte metal frame creates a beautiful semi-enclosed meeting space with a matching chandelier for added elegance. The main windowpanes allowed for plenty of space for company branding and eye-catching graphic design.

Partner with Nimlok Chicago for your custom booth needs!


Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday from the Nimlok Chicago family! 🎄

Photos from Nimlok Chicago's post 12/20/2022

Throughout the month of December, Nimlok Chicago hosted many good-spirited, festive events for our team! We celebrated with ugly sweaters, food & blanket donations, Christmas hats, Christmas cookies, and a White Elephant present exchange. Some note-worthy gifts were Poo-Pourri spray, an angry stuffed animal and the infamous SINGLE ice skate that keeps making its rounds year after year! 😂⛸️ We also enjoyed our annual holiday outing at TexasdeBrazil for some amazing food. It was an amazing time filled with holiday cheer and reflection on the many blessings of a successful year!

Our office will close at 12pm on 12/22 and will be closed 12/23 & 12/26.


We are so grateful for all of our clients and the work that came our way this year. We hope you have a wonderful holiday and enjoy some delicious food! Our office will be closed 11/24 & 11/25.

Photos from Nimlok Chicago's post 11/22/2022

Serrala entrusted Nimlok Chicago to design two cohesive booths for conferences earlier this year. The 20 x 20 design was for the Insider show and the 10 x 20 design was for the show. The design was created so that properties from the smaller booth, such as the countertop extrusions, could seamlessly integrate in the larger booth, allowing multiple layouts and options with one design. Both booths featured unique lighting and counter tops that were custom color matched to the Serrala brand.

Photos from Nimlok Chicago's post 10/05/2022

that Nimlok Chicago offers services to cover all of your tradeshow and marketing needs? We take care of creative, show coordination, exhibit management, logistics and everything in between.

Our consultants, designers, and craftspeople truly see themselves as partners in your success – just think of us as an extension of your marketing team. Our top priority is to create a seamless process for our clients and provide them with a positive experience that delivers results for their brand.

Reach out to learn more!

Photos from Nimlok Chicago's post 09/13/2022

The Kamstrup booth shined bright 💡 at the ACE22 Annual Conference this past June! This 30 x 30 island booth featured blue LED tube lighting, a huge LED tiled screen and a unique etched acrylic panel.

Photos from Nimlok Chicago's post 08/31/2022

Cheers to turning on our and enjoying quality time as a team at our summer company outing at Pinstripes! Bocce matches, delicious food, and good times were had. Thanks to everyone who helped set this up and came out for a good time!

Photos from Nimlok Chicago's post 07/13/2022

It's all about product display in this 20x20 Island Exhibit, designed to spotlight the client's elite chef apparel at this year's ! 👩‍🍳


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111 Rawls Road
Des Plaines, IL

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Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

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