The competition was stiff, but Metro Sign & Awning won the job. The challenge was to design and engineer a very high-end architectural sign package for the new $68 million, state-of-the-art athletics complex at Deerfield Academy in northwestern Massachusetts. Partnering with project development giant Skanska USA-New England, our team embarked on a major upgrade to the existing facility situated on the bucolic campus. A new, three-story facility was to be added to an existing building to provide 130,000 square feet of additional space. The centerpiece of the plan was a new 20,000-square-foot structure where every sport could be played including football, field hockey, soccer, lacrosse, volleyball, baseball and softball. The building would also have a jogging track, batting cages, exercise/yoga
Your company’s signs, awnings and enclosures do much more than simply tell people where your establishment is located. When designed and displayed correctly, quality signage can instill trust in your brand, attract new customers and even provide familiar physical and conceptual landmarks for existing customers. Whether for retail, corporate, hospitality, healthcare, or education, a reputable sign company should be able to complete just one piece of your sign project or handle it all. They should also be able to finish your project on time, on budget and compliant with property and local ordinances. A Design to Support & Enhance Your Company’s Brand A professional and comprehensive sign company will help you design your signage by first understanding your needs and
Sign of a Fitting Tribute From putting greens to Bose speaker screens, you’ve seen and touched their industrial fabrics manufactured for over 65 years to meet a myriad of consumer and commercial needs. Still, the Delaware Valley Corporation is not a household name you’re likely to hear even in passing. But now anyone passing 600 Woburn Street will surely notice the name on the new sign flanking the entrance to Dom DiMaggio Industrial Park in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. Consolidating two manufacturing plants and moving their corporate headquarters here from Lawrence, Massachusetts, occasioned the new signage. The customer hired Metro Sign & Awning to design and deliver a statement piece that would be prominent and well positioned. Delaware Valley Corporation was
It is always exciting to work on and around Boston’s infrastructure, so when the opportunity to partner with Skansa Group for the installation of wayfinding and ADA signs came about for the South Boston Waterfront Transportation Center, we grabbed it with both hands. Considering our experience in signage projects in urban centers (see Signs and the Downtown Experience) as well as our expertise in fabrication, installation, service and repair of signs, we were a natural choice for Skansa and the union’s installation team. Staying true to our reputation, we provided the best possible service and supervision to ensure the successful completion of the project that added more than 600 wayfinding and ADA signs to the South Boston Waterfront. Following is
If you’ve been impressed by the design of the freestanding illuminated sign at the Center at Innovation Drive in Tewksbury or the external building sign at Marcou Jewelers in Waltham, you’re not alone. The US Sign Council recently selected both signs as winners in its 2016 USSC Sign Design Competition. In a statement recognizing the work of Metro Sign & Awning Designer Susan MacGregor, USSC Executive Director Nancy Maren said, “On behalf of USSC, I offer personal congratulations for your outstanding work, as well as your interest in advancing our efforts to encourage high standards among industry design professionals.” Award Winning Signs Always on Display The award-winning signs will be featured at Sign World International, and the USSC Awards will
Some signage manufacturers don’t do awnings. We do. Some stick with just the basics. We do a little more. If you’re in the market for a new awning, enclosure, or canopy for your business, we invite you to contact us to discuss your plans, needs, branding and budget. Call us at 978.319.6561 or send us a note about your business plans. Looking for Awning Ideas? Below are some of our most popular posts and publications on awnings and enclosures. If you have questions about size or fit, durability, installation, maintenance, cost, or something else, please contact us. With more decades of experience in commercial signage, storefront awnings and service enclosures, we can help you accurately determine what is the best investment for you and your business. And warranties?
Metro Sign and Awning Receives Two 2016 Watchfire LED Sign Awards Watchfire Signs has announced the winners of the 2016 Watchfire LED Sign Awards, established to recognize partners who showcase the capabilities of outdoor digital advertising in superior sign design, and Metro Sign & Awning is proud to have won two Gold awards for signage at Wamesit Lanes and The Crossings. The award recognizes signs that display excellence in effectiveness, design and legibility in digital messages. Effective LED Displays, Beautiful Exterior Signage The 2016 Watchfire LED Sign Awards highlight unique designs and eye-catching graphic messaging that can be created using modern LED sign design techniques. Our graphic designers and fabricators have extensive experience and training in both traditional design and LED sign creation.
While Metro Sign & Awning has long been happy to call Boston our home, we nevertheless get excited when we’re asked to design and/or fabricate signage for natives of other parts of the U.S. Whether we’re working with a West Coast architectural firm, or designing custom signs for a national partner based in Texas or Tennessee, we love what we do, wherever we’re asked to do it. In fact, we’re just as proud to point some pylon signs we’ve installed in South Carolina or to show off photos of a giant banner in Chicago as we are wayfinding signs or a public park here in the Boston area. We’ve even developed our ROI calculator than any business around the country
How much do you really know about signs and signage? Avid readers of this Metro Sign and Awning blog are probably near-experts in signs and signage, with a detailed understanding of signage technology and an encyclopedic knowledge of signage history. To see how much you know, here’s a quick quiz based on previous posts in this blog. How many answers can you get right? All the answers should be known to you, provided you’ve been reading this blog: Question 1: What many people don’t know about ADA signage is: a) The rules are all about putting Braille where blind people can read it. b) The rules are all about helping people with mobility problems. c) The rules are all about
We are pleased and proud to announce that we have completed the acquisition of the premiere sign company in the Southern New Hampshire and Vermont region. Custom Designs Signs (CDS), located in Keene, NH, has been a leading provider of signage design, fabrication, installation, and service since 1969. The company has built its enviable reputation by crafting high quality and eye catching signs and displays for a large number of local businesses, architects, and developers in the greater Monadnock and Brattleboro regions of New Hampshire and Vermont. Recent projects include the Keene State “Wall of Donor Recognition,” Nanotech, Brattleboro Ford, TGI Friday’s, and The Center at Keene. Key people at CDS, including Jim Vitous and sign maker Kris Arnold, will