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Metro is Design/Build Firm for Waterside Residences

Our Team presented an incredible presentation to the owner of this fabulous new Residential Build Out in Boston, MA and we’re excited to report that Metro was awarded the sign package for this fantastic new site!   Our Design Team and Account Reps are working diligently on conceptual design of interior room signage to match all related signage for submittal of a complete sign package, returned within budget. Much thanks to our friends at Suffolk Construction and the Realestate Development Group who has decided to partner with Metro on this exciting new project.  We look forward to working with you!

Interview with a Vehicle Wrap

You’ve seen vehicle wraps on the street, in your parking lot, and all over. They’re hot, and they’re busy, appearing everywhere, generating new business as they go. But what do you know about vehicle wraps? We cornered one to see what it could tell us. Q&A with a Vehicle Wrap Metro Sign & Awning: So, what do you do all day? Vehicle Wrap: You’re kidding, right? I hang out where you hang out. I can be seen anywhere, and everywhere, I go. I’m outdoor advertising in motion! [looks left, then right] Between you and me, billboards are extremely jealous. MSA: What are you made of? VW: Sugar and spice and everything nice. The Right Stuff. [laughs] Seriously, you don’t want

How Our Clients Say it with Signs

We’ve been busy updating our portfolio! Not only have we added many signs for Boston restaurants, businesses, and residential developments that we’ve fabricated and installed (plus photos of signs we’ve installed in other cities, states, and even countries) – we’ve also made the portfolio easier to search, by adding navigational tools to help you find signs by industry and different types of signs. So, if you’re looking for a blade sign, a pylon, or a monument sign, or want to see images of channel letter sign designs, vinyl graphics, dimensional letters, awnings, carved signs… well, you know where to look: right here! Thanks for allowing us a little self-indulgence. We take great pride in making our clients look good, so

All Signs Say “Home:” Overcoming Technical Challenges in Residential Design

Bridgewater-based Callahan Construction Management came to us with a challenge: Actually, several hundred of them – of varying sizes.   Maxwell’s Green, an exciting “lifestyle amenity center,” needed interior and exterior signage to suit its style and budget – all designed and fabricated according to architectural specifications, installed in time to appeal to prospective tenants, and beautiful and sturdy enough to look good while performing well in the bustling apartment complex.   Rustic Style, Seamless Appearance   The first big challenge was Maxwell’s Green exterior sign:  a 24-foot-long, curved metal sign, with watercut letters and backlit with LED illumination. Because the architectural drawings called for a rusted, industrial aesthetic, Metro Sign & Awning designers knew Cor-Ten steel would be an

Mixed Materials in Interior Signage? Right, on Time

Sometimes it takes a combination of experience and expertise to “bring it all to life.” For The Blackstone, a 145-unit residential build out in Boston, CWC Builders needed interior signage that was ADA compliant and that reinforced the interior design theme. CWC selected Metro Sign & Awning because, among other things, Metro’s design team and fabricators could handle the entire job in-house. That was important, because CWC’s architects would specify a combination of materials not every signage company can handle. CWC recognized one of the benefits of partnering with Metro Sign is that many of our designers and fabricators have more than 25 years of experience combining materials – not to mention delivering complicated jobs on time, on spec, and

Introducing Fabricated Thoughts

Introducing Fabricated Thoughts It’s official: Metro Sign & Awning’s blog has a name! Thanks to all who participated. The contest drew about two dozen entries, so we gathered the crew and tossed around the options while tossing back some root beers and a few pounds of peanuts. (Hey, we don’t take big decisions like this lightly.) All of the names suggested had merit, and it wasn’t easy to narrow down the field. Ultimately, when the final vote was tallied, Fabricated Thoughts it was. The winning entry came from our own Ben Brierre. Thanks and congratulations, Ben! Did we mention that the winner gets to write a blog post every week from now on? No? Oh, well… we’ll talk later. Seriously,

Emergency Sign Service & Repair

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. Obviously, there are good reasons why many municipalities don’t allow roof mounted signage, and why virtually all municipalities that do allow roof-mounted signage require an Engineered Stamped Drawing, or ESD, before a permit is issued. An ESD shows that a licensed engineer has calculated anticipated wind and snow loads and verified that the proposed sign, mounting hardware, and installation will withstand the weather forces it’s likely to be subjected to. Fallen signs like this one, fortunately, are not terribly common in the Boston Metro area. This photo illustrates the tremendous liability posed by roof-mounted signs for store owners, property managers, and landlords. Metro Sign technicians are available for emergency sign service. If

Name This Blog Contest!

Name This Blog Contest! We need a name for the Metro Sign & Awning blog. Seems like a good excuse for a fun contest. <p”>Here are the rules: Metro employees, customers, readers, spouses, kids, heck – even your cat – can participate.  We’ve kicked around ideas like “Sign of the Times” (taken) “Sign Language”(cute, but also taken) and we haven’t found one we like yet. We’d like to name this blog so that it reflects the business-to-business nature of our industry, the hard work and dedication to excellent craftsmanship and customer service that Metro is known for, and we’d also like something cute and catchy that will scream “Read Me!” Mmm, yeah, that’s about all. Submit your suggestions using the

More Names for Name That Blog Contest

More Names for Name That Blog Contest Last week, we launched our Name that Blog Contest, and the suggestions are rolling in via email and on our Facebook and LinkedIn pages. Thanks to all who have put on their thinking caps and sent in some great names! We’re still accepting ideas through end of day tomorrow, so please keep ’em coming. Meanwhile, don’t worry, our usual helpful content will return soon. Until then, here are the entries we have so far: From Susan, on LinkedIn: Blogging Our Signs Out From Diane, on Facebook: Sign Me Up From Mike, via email: Metro’s Northern Lights “Signing On” “Sign Effects” “Sign Language” “And the sign says…” “I saw the sign…” “I need a sign…”

Signage 101: Road Speeds and Sign Colors

Signs are important for your business, and Metro Sign and Awningwants to help you make the most beneficial, cost-effective decision possible.That’s why we’ve created our Signage 101 resource section on our updated website, where you will find information that will help you decide what type of sign is appropriate for your company. The Signage 101 section has information that many of you may find useful, including: How posted road speed affects signage visibility The most to least visible sign color combinations We continue to add to this section, so be sure to check periodically fornew information you can use. If you’d prefer to have Metro help you get started right away, please contact us.

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