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Doing Our Part to Help Boston Grow

Anyone watching NECN, New England Cable News, on January 16, 2014, probably saw its featured story on the Boston metropolitan area’s future growth. Specifically, the cable news channel covered a Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) report on demographic and economic trends, which calculates the need for some 435,000 new housing units – including affordable apartments, single family homes, condos, townhouses, and even something called “micro units” – by 2040 if our region is going to sustain the record of strong economic and civic expansion we’ve establishing during the past couple of decades. Even if we fall short of “strong” economic growth, we’ll apparently still need some 300,000 additional housing units. Various  experts and officials spoke about the need for additional

Metro Sign and Awning in 2014: Creating Signs to Bring Our Customers’ Message to the Public

Metro Sign and Awning recently added two new talented members to our Project Management Team: Adam Brodeur and Tom Rogers. Adam comes to Metro with a strong background in the service industry, having previously supported a customer service team with great success. We like Adam’s unswerving attention to detail, along with his ability to ‘get the job done.’ With Adam on board, we further increase our confidence that our customers will receive the extremely high level of support we insist on from our Sales Team. Tom comes to Metro Sign with several years’ experience in various aspects of the signage industry.  Having worked in project management at both Sunshine Sign and Viewpoint Sign, Tom is already highly knowledgeable in both

Metro Sign & Awning 2013: The Year in Review

What a great year! Despite all the turmoil and difficulties for Boston, the northeastern U.S., and the world at large, we at Metro Sign and Awning have enjoyed the opportunity to meet the year’s challenges, to grow, to serve, and to do our bit to make the world a better place. Some of our more exciting and successful 2013 projects include: The Forum Restaurant: After the horrific events of Marathon Monday and the destruction that took place outside one of our valued customers, we did our small part to help them rebuild. Working with Boston Nightlight Ventures and the Back Bay Architectural Commission we put together a plan to reinvigorate the remodeled restaurant that included new awnings and face lit

Inside Metro Sign and Awning – Craig Wondrasch, Cost Estimator / Purchasing Manager

Although the products rolling out the big door are nearly always “one of a kind,” and often highly artistic or creative, at the base of it all, Metro Sign and Awning operates around a factory. Every day, artisans and support staff deal in actual, physical goods that have to be cut, bent, shaped, carved, welded, sanded, finished, painted, and more. Nothing happens until that material and the requisite supplies for the various manufacturing processes are procured. So in a real sense, Craig Wondrasch sits at the very heart of the Metro Sign and Awning complex. Pricing the Materials and Supplies – Putting It All Together “In my purchasing role,” explains Craig, “I look at a complete set of drawings for

Signage Scam Stresses Small Business Owner

Signage Scam Stresses Small Business Owner If you can’t trust your sign-maker, who can you trust? That’s what Shay Kindle, owner of a do-it-yourself workshop in Lubbock, TX, is wondering after a run-in with a sales rep who scammed her, big time, on what should have been a simple, affordable, and effective signage project. In May, 2013, Shay found herself targeted by local representatives of Signtronix, a national company. The smooth-talking sales rep proposed to fabricate and install an electronic sign to promote her business, Pinspired, which is conveniently located on a high-traffic corner lot. Intrigued, Ms. Kindle listened carefully while the shady operator waxed poetic about how Signtronix wanted her business so bad it would discount the cost of

Wayfinding Signs Key Part of National Cemetery Expansion Project

Metro Sign and Awning is immensely proud and honored that we were selected to partner with general contractor Spanish Springs Construction to provide all the wayfinding signs at the completely refurbished Bourne National Cemetery on Cape Cod. Bourne National Cemetery is one of only 122 official interment sites for our nation’s brave veterans. For most people visiting a national cemetery – understandably coping with a powerful mixture of pride, grief and distress – it can be difficult to keep your wits about you. That’s why the wayfinding signs must be extremely clear, concise, unmistakable, and – when they’re subject to the harsh weather that is so typical in New England – durable. Accordingly, we pulled out all the stops for

Wayfinding Signs Key Part of National Cemetery Expansion Project

Metro Sign and Awning is immensely proud and honored that we were selected to partner with general contractor Spanish Springs Construction to provide all the wayfinding signs at the completely refurbished Bourne National Cemetery on Cape Cod. Bourne National Cemetery is one of only 122 official interment sites for our nation’s brave veterans. For most people visiting a national cemetery – understandably coping with a powerful mixture of pride, grief and distress – it can be difficult to keep your wits about you. That’s why the wayfinding signs must be extremely clear, concise, unmistakable, and – when they’re subject to the harsh weather that is so typical in New England – durable. Accordingly, we pulled out all the stops for

Attention Shoppers: New Sign Designs Coming Soon

We are excited to announce that Simon Properties awarded Metro Sign & Awning the Design/Build contract for all new signage at Auburn Mall in Auburn, Massachusetts. From Pylon Signs to Main Entrance Identification … Our creative team is already thinking about the best way to guide visitors from the surrounding streets and thoroughfares, into and around the parking lot, and all over the mall.  The package includes parking lot directional signage and traffic guidance, the mall’s main entrance identification signage – also known as the “big” pylon signs and exterior wayfinding. We can’t wait to get started… and what a coincidence, it’s back to school shopping time. … to Interior Wayfinding and Branding Metro will also handle interior wayfinding and

Attention Shoppers: New Sign Designs Coming Soon

We are excited to announce that Simon Properties awarded Metro Sign & Awning the Design/Build contract for all new signage at Auburn Mall in Auburn, Massachusetts. From Pylon Signs to Main Entrance Identification … Our creative team is already thinking about the best way to guide visitors from the surrounding streets and thoroughfares, into and around the parking lot, and all over the mall.  The package includes parking lot directional signage and traffic guidance, the mall’s main entrance identification signage – also known as the “big” pylon signs and exterior wayfinding. We can’t wait to get started… and what a coincidence, it’s back to school shopping time. … to Interior Wayfinding and Branding Metro will also handle interior wayfinding and

Signs That It’s a Great Country: Happy Independence Day!

While Metro Sign & Awning is happy to call Boston home, we get excited when we’re fabricating signage for a West Coast architectural firm or designing custom signs for businesses based in Texas, or Tennessee. We’re just as proud to say we’re installing pylon signs in South Carolina as we are showing off photos of a giant banner in Chicago (or even a local sports team). What’s our point? As the Fourth of July approaches, we remember that no matter where we go in this land, there are always signs reminding us that we’re ever so grateful to be here. Happy Birthday, U.S.A.!

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