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Pecan Penny’s Bar>B>Q opens in Columbus with a Custom Menu & Custom Signs

No Pigs Allowed There’s a new Bar-B-Q in town, and Pecan Penny’s is really something. This project was obviously going to be different from the start when co-owner Brad Hobbs clarified upfront, “No Pigs.” He was referring to the sign design. Having worked with Brad and co-owner Kevin Burns on the neon projecting Walrus sign, just doors down on E Main Street from their new downtown venue, it was already obvious that they understood the power of great custom signs. The partners came prepared with a well-planned design and a vision of twinkling stars for the old Ray’s Fish Market pole sign. Normally twinkling would not be allowed by code in Columbus, but the Downtown Commission can override code if they deem it to be appropriate for the growth and culture of downtown Columbus. With the first hurdle crossed, a Certificate of Approval in hand, DāNite Sign Company focused on the mechanical task of twinkling. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star The first LED flash controller that was installed for the stars blinked far too fast, so one of the techs came up with a creative solution… turn signals. They hooked up the individual stars to the automobile controller for a left turn signal. While that worked great, it was still a tad too fast. The hunt was back on for a flash speed that Brad and Kevin felt would be safe for drivers, and further adjustable if necessary. Finally it was found in a 10-channel digital lighting system where the speed is controlled for each individual channel by the turn of a screwdriver. Problem solved! Below was the sign with...

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.

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