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  • Remarkable
  • Event Production
  • EVERY Time

WHAT WE DO

YOU'RE ON THE RIGHT TRACK

We are a full-service production and design company that puts your results first.

Production Management

Audio, Lighting and Video

Event Infrastructure

When all you need is oversight of your project, turn to BirchTech first.  Event creative/design, professional staffing, contract management, price negotiation with vendors and on-site project or stage management are all CORE COMPETENCIES.  Rely on our decades of experience so you can focus attention on other aspects of your event.  Why worry about the technical logistics when you need to focus on marketing and sponsorships?

 

Look to BirchTech for all your technical production needs.  Audio systems from powered speakers to large format line arrays; conventional lighting packages to full-on intelligent moving fixture rigs; broadcast quality video cameras and video switching/distribution systems; large format LED video screens.  Whatever department you need us to cover, our gear and our crews keep PRODUCTION VALUE in focus - EVERY TIME!

 

Staging, roof structures, REMARKABLE decor elements, generators, power distribution, tenting, tables…if your event needs it, we can get it and usually at lower prices than you can get direct.  Our wholesale agreements help us keep your budget UNDER CONTROL.

Sports Management

The BirchTech team is becoming a leader in the sport management field.  Our leadership and execution skills have been called upon to assist multiple properties in the sports industry.  From one-off events such as Red Bull Crashed Ice, the Hockey City Classic, the Quicken Loans Skills Challenge, and the State Farm College 3 Point and Slam Dunk Contest to full-time opportunities at TCF Bank Stadium we provide service to any size event in the sport industry.


TCF Bank Stadium, the temporary home of the Minnesota Vikings, contracted with BirchTech for facility operations support.  Tasked with developing and implementing all pre- and post-game duties, the BirchTech team lead a seamless transition between Gophers and Vikings home games by providing excellent customer service, supervising stadium contractors and executing all tasks on game days.

Likewise, when the new MLS franchise Minnesota United F.C. moved into TCF Bank Stadium, BirchTech brought its experience to the table and took over stadium operations support.  BirchTech conducts all pre and post-game operations, game day oversight of stadium contractors, and building the pitch side LED wall and advertisement boards.

WHAT'S OUR PURPOSE

Remarkable Event Production EVERY Time.

VALUES

GOALS

FOUNDATIONS

• High production standards

• Respect and Gratitude

• Passionate Imagination

• Uncommon Courage

• Dedicated Balance

• Client loyalty

• Revenue growth

• Financial security

• Collaborate rather than compete, thus create a new playing field
• Quality partners to create an “All Star Team”
• Innovate means:
        • We will do what nobody else does – FIRST
        • We will do it better

LAUNCH A GALLERY BELOW

Examples of years in event production & only partnering up with the best in the industry, this is how we do it.

After working elsewhere in the Live Event industry for two and half decades, Chris Tahti founded BirchTech in 2012, aiming to better reach the ultimate vision of our clients. We work closely with all our clients and take pride in our communication, project management, and execution abilities. With our considerable experience in a variety of sectors, our SERVICE is what makes us different...thank you for taking the time to familiarize yourself with our services, our capabilities, and most importantly what our clients say about us.

 

Getting Cats Out of Trees

 

When you have a daunting  problem that nobody seems capable of solving, call BirchTech.  When the Metrodome roof collapsed in a blizzard, the Monday Night Football Game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears needed to be moved to TCF Bank Stadium.  One small problem: the stadium was buried under 4 feet of snow.  Every other contractor in Minneapolis said "No" – Chris put together and managed a no-nonsense crew who got it done.

 

In early 2015, a client was in trouble - deep trouble.  When it became apparent that the in-house staff had simply bit off more than they could chew.  BirchTech teamed up with the best professionals in the Midwest and hit a home run with only weeks to plan a multi-city rebranding event.

 

If you are faced with unique challenges, and failure is NOT an option, or if you simply demand remarkable RESULTS ON INVESTMENT, collaborate with BirchTech on your next event.

 

BirchTech will deliver. We are committed to sourcing the best professionals in the industry to ensure amazing service and your ideal outcome. We are Birch Technical Productions, L.L.C., but please call us BirchTech.

 

WHY WE LOVE WHAT WE DO!....

ABOUT

MEET THE TEAM

BirchTech. This strong team is the backbone of everything we do.

Josh Needham - Project Manager

(507) 440-2828

josh@birchtech.net

 

                                 Growing up in Austin, Minnesota,  Josh spent his free time playing soccer
                                 and hoping to one day become one of the Mythbusters. He landed just  
                                 north in the Twin Cities at the University of Minnesota, graduating with
 a marketing degree from the Carlson School of Management. During his tenure, Josh spent 3 years at TCF Bank Stadium learning the ropes of crew supervision, asset management, large event preparation and game day operations. This experience brought the realization that sitting at a desk 8 hours a day would not cut it when he graduated.  Luckily, his time at TCF Bank Stadium also connected him with Chris Tahti, founder of BirchTech. Chris brought Josh on board in November of 2013 and sealed the deal, making him an official employee in February of 2015. When he’s not busy leading a crew or managing an event,
Josh likes nothing better than relax on the couch watching Minnesota sports.

While Sammie Jo is the newest project manager at Birch Tech, she has been a vital member of the team since 2015. For two years, Sammie has been managing the Birch Tech crew at TCF Bank Stadium during MN United home MLS soccer games. Growing up Sammie always loved to be behind the scenes. Throughout high school she had a love for sports and was an accomplished team manager for three sports over three years. During her second year at the University of Iowa, she realized her passion, changed majors and transferred to Hamline University to major in sport and recreation management. The timing of Sammie’s decision was pivotal; within the first month of returning to Minnesota, she joined Birch Tech’s operations crew for Vikings games as a supervisor. During the following year as she was exposed to a wide array of events, Sammie grew to love the fast-paced live event industry. In addition, Sammie has developed proficiency in the technical aspects of live productions from systems integration to operation at the tech table. When Super Bowl LII came to town Sammie directed a crew to set all signage for Super Bowl Live on Nicollet Mall.  Sammie’s other interests include volunteering her time with the 2016 PGA Ryder Cup, Special Olympics, Merrick and Women’s Advocates of Minnesota.

 

Chris Tahti - Team Founder

(651)785-6254

chris@birchtech.net

After a decade of promoting live events as Entertainment
Director at the Minnesota State Fair, Chris crossed over and
worked 8 years in a production management/sales role in
Minneapolis.  During his years on both sides of the production
desk, Chris honed a rare skillset and emerged a sought-after, effective technical production manager.  From budget to load out, offer to settlement and design to logistics, Chris is known for steady and effective management with remarkable outcomes.  Chris is a graduate of the University of Minnesota where he participated in two varsity sports for the Gophers and was Captain of one of his teams in 1985-6.  Chris served on the Board of the “M” Club at the University, as well as the Board of Directors of the International Entertainment Buyers Association.  He honorably served his community as a fire fighter for 18 years.  Chris is the proud father of two adult daughters and resides in his hometown of St. Paul, Minnesota.

 

Sammie Jo McGuire - Project Manager                                                          (763) 647-0386sammie@birchtech.net

BE REMARKABLE...

   CONTACT US

LET'S TALK ABOUT IT

Get started on the path to your ultimate vision right now. Contact us for more information on how we can make it a remarkable day for you.

 

Chris Tahti - (651)785-6254   chris@birchtech.net

Josh Needham- (507) 440-2828   josh@birchtech.net
Sammie Jo McGuire -  (763) 647-0386 sammie@birchtech.net

 

Office Address:

Birch Technical Productions, LLC

2324 University Ave W Suite 106

St. Paul, MN  55114

 

Mailing Address:

Birch Technical Productions, LLC

P.O. Box 14215

St Paul, MN 55114

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