Impressive freestanding entry sign aids pub's growth
By Patti Canady
Patti Canady is marketing director for Thomas Sign and Awning Co. Inc. (Clearwater, FL).
Equipment and Materials
Cranes: Elliott HiReach 65-ft.-reach lifts, from Elliott Equipment Co. (Omaha, NE), (402) 592-4500 or www.elliottequip.com
EMC: Double-sided, RGB, 10mm-pitch electronic display, from Optec Displays (Ontario, CA), (800) 876-1668 or www.optec.com
Printer: UV-cure-ink GS EFI-VUTEk 3200 printer, from EFI (Foster City, CA), (650) 357-3500 or www.efi.com
Lighting: White LEDs, from Hanley LED Solutions (Miami), distributed by Grimco, (800) 542-9941 or www.grimco.com
Metal benders: Accu-Bend channel-letter bender, from Computerized Cutters (Plano, TX), (800) 310-2887 or www.computerizedcutters.com; Kombi auto-brake machine, from Roper Whitney (Rockford, IL), (815) 962-3011 or www.roperwhitney.com; aluminum angle, and aluminum and steel sheet material, available from building- and metal-supply stores
Paint: Acrylic-polyurethane paint, from Akzo Nobel (Pontiac, MI), (800) 233-2303 or www.signfinishes.com
Router: MultiCam 3000 Series CNC router, from MultiCam (DFW Airport, TX), (972) 929-4070 or www.multicam.com
Software: CorelDRAW X6 software, from Corel Corp. (Ottawa, ON, Canada), www.corel.com
Thermoforming: Polycarbonate rigid sheet, from such vendors as Covestro LLC (Sheffield, MA), (800) 628-5084 or www.covestro.com; Thermoforming machine, from Plastic-Vac Inc. (Charlotte, NC), (800) 438-4139 or www.pvi-plasticvac.com
Vinyl: Translucent vinyl, from 3M Corp. (St. Paul, MN), (888) 364-3577 or www.3m.com/graphics
Welder: MIG-welding system, from such vendors as Miller Electric Mfg. Co. (Appleton, WI), (920) 734-9821 or www.millerwelds.com
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