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Restyling Monuments

Ashley BrayIt was a change of pace for Phoenixville Hospital recently, as it wasn’t a patient that needed patching up—it was the signage. In order to stay current in today’s competitive environment, this Pennsylvania hospital was in need of a fresh, updated appearance. Elmark Graphics was up for ...
   
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NCCCO to Offer Exams, Examiner Workshops

New candidates and existing certificants alike will be given an opportunity to take a wide variety of CCO written, practical, and recertification exams at CONEXPO/CON-AGG, to be held March 22-26 in Las Vegas, Nevada. For the first time, practical examiner accreditation workshops for nearly all CCO programs will also be conducted onsite befor...
   
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Detroit Mayor Says “No” to Robocop Statue

When Detroit Mayor Dave Bing took to Twitter, soliciting requests for a statue to build and erect that would best represent the city, it turned a bit surprising when he actually took the time to respond to suggestions for the 1980s action movie icon RoboCop (which, in the 1987 film, took place in a “future” Motor City). His answer: Negatory. Actually Mayor B...
   
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Awards & Contests

1. OSHA Recognizes Gemini’s Safety Practices at Texas Plant  Gemini Incorporated employees at the manufacturing facilities in Taylor, Texas were recently honored with OSHA’s Safety and Health Recognition Program (SHARP) Award at a recognition ceremony. This is Gemini’s third facility to receive SHARP status, joining ...
   
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JLG® Telehandlers Now Equipped with Firestone Tires

JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a leading manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, recently announced an agreement with Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, Off Road Tire division for the exclusive supply of the Firestone DuraForce MH tires on JLG®, Lull® ...
   
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New Blog Dedicated to Foam Monuments

Peachtree City Foamcraft is ready to meet industry demands head on by going viral with foam monument news. On January 1st, 2011 Peachtree City Foamcraft officially launched its new Foam Monument Blog: www.foammonuments.com. “The focus of the blog is foam monuments and everything that can help sign shops beco...
   
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JLG LiftPod Wins Top Product Award

JLG Industries, Inc., of McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, an Oshkosh Corporation company and a leading manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, announced today that its ...
   
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Gold Leaf: To Clear or Not?

By Jim Hingst Most gilders agree that for most sign applications, you should not clear coat 23-karat gold leaf.  What differentiates gold from other metals is its brilliance. Clear coating diminishes its shiny surface. But as with all rules, there are exceptions. If it is likely that the general public will put their grubby mitts o...
   
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ISA Crane Safety Training in 2011

The International Sign Association’s updated Mobile Crane Operator Safety Certification Training, which begins in January, will offer courses in more than 40 cities throughout 2011. In addition, each training course immediately will be followed by testing conducted by The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO). The training and cer...
   
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Gerber Introduces 3M Laminating Adhesive 467MP and 468MP

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Gerber Scientific Products, a worldwide leader in sign making and specialty graphics systems, introduces 3M Laminating Adhesive 467MP, available in two thicknesses, 2.3 mils thick (467MP) and 5.2 mils thick (468MP).

Read more: Gerber Introduces 3M Laminating Adhesive 467MP and 468MP

   
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OSHA Recognizes Gemini For Safety Practices

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Decorah, Iowa—
A recognition ceremony was held recently for Gemini Incorporated’s manufacturing facilities in Decorah, Iowa to present employees with OSHA’s Safety and Health Recognition Program (SHARP) Award.

Read more: OSHA Recognizes Gemini For Safety Practices

   

Building Sign Cabinets

Bruce AmaroSteel and aluminum sign cabinets—or “cans” or “box  signs,” as some builders call them—are to the sign industry what the wheel is to Detroit. They are standard fare that looks simple but that are actually compiled from a myriad of specs, each with a different application. And like wheels, sizes of sign cabinets vary in all three dimensions: height, width, and depth. And maybe everything about these signs comes in threes, because t...
   

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