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Take a virtual tour of a custom sign fabrication facility – ISA Sign Manufacturing Day 2017

Field Trip! ISA’s Sign Manufacturing Day Everyone loves a good field trip. According to the International Sign Association (ISA), “Some 3,700 students of all ages visited sign, graphics, and visual communications companies as part of Sign Manufacturing Day 2017. The event is sponsored annually by the International Sign Association and the National Association of Manufacturers. This year, at least 68 locations opened their doors to students throughout the U.S. and Canada. DāNite Sign Company was one of them!  Students from the Central Crossing High School, Grove City HS, Franklin Heights HS, Westland HS, and the Southwestern Career Academy got to tour DāNite’s 33,000 sq ft facility during Sign Manufacturing Day. They saw examples of the diverse variety in trades required for the production a single sign. From administrative and sales staff, estimators, graphic designers, engineers, metal fabricators, welders, electricians, painters, printers, crane operators, service techs, and helpers, it takes all sorts of skilled tradesmen and women. They work together towards a common goal of excellence to produce each and every sign. Many students claimed that the filed trip was an eye opening experience and expressed interest in pursuing a career in the sign industry. Mission accomplished!   This Field Trip “Works” In a 2016 press release, Lori Anderson, ISA president and CEO states,  “We’ve seen companies make hires as a direct result of participation in previous Sign Manufacturing Day events. This program, and the ongoing relationship that it affords participants to develop with local community colleges, technical schools and high schools, will go a long way toward addressing the challenge of finding skilled workers.” DāNite Sign Company can attest to that! Help Wanted...

Village Wines Retro Sign: A Nod to the Past

You Can Please All of the People (Some of the Time) The true retro sign has become so highly desirable to signage clients, and municipalities alike, that it brings to mind a quote shared by John Lydgate and Abraham Lincoln: “You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.” In other words, it’s a special kind of success when you can actually please all of the people! In this case, a nod to the past seems to be just the ticket. Sign companies, of course, aim to please their clients while satisfying the local municipality with jurisdiction over zoning, a building department, historical review boards, area commissions, and the surrounding community at large. It becomes the sign company’s job to attempt to please all of the people, all of the time, and that’s a pretty big goal to shoot for consistently. It’s really nice to know when you’ve earned an enthusiastic and unanimous thumbs up, and the neon Village Wine & Bistro retro sign recently achieved that feat. The Village Wine & Bistro Retro Sign (Another Man’s Story to Tell) This sign’s story was graciously provided by the client via email to Mark Rubcich, the DāNite Sign Design Consultant who managed the project from start to finish.  “We purchased the building in October of 2016 and we talked with many ” locals ” about the building history. As luck would have it met with Earl Cathers about 6 months ago… Earl and his wife...

Sign Stats Matter

Sign stats matter. A picture may say a thousand words, but the numbers tell a pretty compelling story too. We’ve assembled some telling sign statistics to share with you.

The Clock Is Literally Ticking

See how DaNite Sign added an LED Shot Clock to The Gateway’s huge basket ball backboard on OSU’s South Campus, for the “Take Your Best Shot” photo contest.

This is exciting…

Well this is exciting… DaNite Sign Company dominates the cover of the Matthews Paint brochure. We are proud to use this high performance paint, made especially for the sign industry!...

Signs of Early Voting

Early voting started on October 12th in Ohio. But Franklin County Board of Elections had one heck of a hurdle to cross in updating an existing sign first.

Vote DaNite

DāNite Sign Company has been nominated in Columbus CEO Magazine’s “Best of Business” 2016 Survey. If you love DāNite, please vote for us!

Not Your Average Slam Dunk

DāNite Sign Company builds and installs a 40′ tall basketball backboard for an ambient media campaign at the North Campus Gateway.

Leadership is about Luck.

DāNite president, Tim McCord, recently named as 1 of 3 finalists, for the Columbus Chamber Small Business Leader Award, shares his thoughts on leadership.

The Walrus Opens Downtown

Watch a video of the making of the retro style neon Walrus sign in downtown Columbus. It shows the signs journey through fabrication to installation.

What’s Your Vector Victor?

Often there is confusion about what kind of image files can be used for signage, but this article and printable pamphlet should help to clear things up.

The Making of The Walrus Sign

The Making of the Walrus Sign DāNite Sign Co. condensed weeks of manufacturing and the installation of the neon & LED illuminated, retro-style WALRUS sign down to a few short minutes so that you can see how the the entire process works, from start to finish. The Walrus is new a bar, grill, and live music venue, coming soon to Downtown Columbus,...

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