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SGIA’s recent 2011 SPIRE meeting addressed change management and building business opportunities. The highly strategic meeting highlighted market development opportunities for the specialty imaging industry. (Note: SPIRE is a self-funded, exclusive group of qualified colleagues committed to building strategic industry relationships and advancing the specialty imaging industry.) SPIRE members were able to learn from focused presentations, as well as...
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Continuing its Mobile Crane Operator Safety Certification Training, the International Sign Association (ISA) has partnered with The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), which has agreed to administer tests the day following the completion of training. The crane operator certification tests will be held in the same location as the training. Currently, the program has a...
Agfa Graphics has hired Lois Catala as marketing communications manager. She will be responsible for implementing Agfa’s strategic branding campaign. Catala previously held marketing positions at Sharp Electronics and Sony Electronics.  Cineplex Entertainment, which acquired Digital Display & Communications, has renamed the digital signage unit Cineplex Digital Solutions (CDS). The announcement comes with news that Labatt, a CDS client...
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Continuing to set the bar as the leader in the visual communications industry, FASTSIGNS®, the world’s premier business-to-business marketing solution franchise with more than 530 locations, announces the signing of a new conversion franchises in Toledo, Ohio and Salem, New Hampshire. The deal is part of a national growth strategy focusing on expansion through a combination of new center...
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Delcam will demonstrate new versions of its ArtCAM family of software for computer-aided design and manufacturing at the ISA Sign Expo in Booth 2622, April 28-30, 2011, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The range of software is comprised of ArtCAM Express, the entry-level version for users new to CNC machining; ArtCAM Insignia for production...
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No the American Sign Museum is not auctioning off its vintage sign collection.  But what the museum is doing for the first time ever will be holding its annual fundraising auction of donated sign products and services online. This year's auction will all begin at midnight on April 1.  No foolin’! For the last seven years, the museum’s major...
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Joseph and Carol BerkeScott and Lynette Lewis of O’Fallon, Missouri are the owners of technology consultant Winning Technologies and both hail from military families (with Lynette even serving in the military). The couple recently wanted to do something to salute veterans from the Revolutionary War on through the current conflicts—a patriotic wrap. Part of this tribute is in support...
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Thomas G. DolanAccording to Mike Freeborg, sales/marketing director for YESCO Electronics in Logan, Utah, one of the worst things that can happen to a sign shop is to sell an elec­tronic sign and have it disappoint your customer’s expectations.It’s not that Freeborg isn’t a believer in electronic message centers (EMCs). In fact, he’s been in the sign business for...
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Jim HingstI never was able to see the value of the molding and casting process—that is, until I recently visited Chicago artist Chris Maylone at his studio on the city’s upscale North Side. He had just taken an order to produce twenty-five hand-carved Christmas trees for a retailer. Carving just one would involve tedious detail; carving twenty-five of the...
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Lori ShridhareIn an economy where customers want to ensure their dollars go a long way, options for affordable signage allow all businesses—large and small—to add this necessary component to their advertising strategy. While a corporation or chain might prefer an electric sign, “mom & pop” businesses might choose a classic carved sign made of wood or, more often these...




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