MSE Gets Arsenal Lighting “Ready to Shoot”

Ben Suarez and his ARSENAL of MSE support

Matthews Studio Equipment is proud to announce that they have shipped a truckload of Matthews lighting and grip support to the newly formed Arsenal Lighting. Founded by Ben Suarez, formerly of Available Light in Queens, Arsenal’s motto is “Ready to Shoot” for the production needs of New York City and Tri-State Film and Video and Commercial Production Community.

“I feel that it is very important to help start up companies like Arsenal Lighting,” says MSE’s Eastern Regional Sales Manager Ken Emker. “If we’re there for Arsenal in the beginning, then Arsenal will be with us in the end. When Ben reached out to Matthews, we couldn’t have been more than happy to help. I pride myself not just as a salesman but as a provider of top notch customer service.”

“That’s the reason one of the first calls I made was to Ken and MSE,” says Suarez. “I’ve known Ken for years. When I heard that he’s joined MSE, it seemed like a perfect match. Both Ken and MSE are extremely organized and they back up their products.


“With MSE’s phenomenal equipment, I will never have to worry that my order will arrive wrong, or that I’ll get something I didn’t order, or worse, if I order a part for a particular item it won’t fit. I know – whatever I order from MSE it’s going to be the right ‘fit’ for every job. And, when it comes to custom fits – MSE is there for me as well. That’s why Arsenal’s trucks will always be exclusive MSE.”

Suarez’s first truck, a 26-footer, is now packed with MSE C-stands, flags, accessories and a range of grip and electric hardware. It’s already taken on shoots around the Tri-State area.

Arsenal Lighting is located 1115 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, New York.


MSE is a 43-year-old manufacturer of industry-specialized hardware, camera and lighting support. Its equipment is being used on entertainment productions and in major studios in over 70 countries around the world. The company has been honored with the Presidential “E” Award for outstanding contributions to growing U.S. exports, strengthening the economy and creating American jobs. MSE is the exclusive distributor of the FLOATCAM products throughout Asia and the Americas. MSE recently moved into a new state-of-the-art facility at 4520 West Valerio Street, Burbank, CA 91505.