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All four sectors of the sign and graphics industry are expected to rebound next year. The report, which assesses printing and electrical/digital signage supplier markets and electric/digital signage and architectural signage end markets, anticipates steel prices declining and the consumer price index inflation to shrink to 2.4% in 2022. Strong demand and pandemic recovery should drive industrial production next year, although if supply chain issues and rising material costs continue, growth may take longer.
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Many organizations post signage to warn others of hazards. But poorly-worded, unclear, or badly-located signs defeat the purpose. Some signs communicate distinct information, with the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) requiring specific signs like danger, warning, caution, and notice signs. This article offers insight into how you can use signs to change behavior, communicate appropriate messaging, and place them properly to have the greatest effect.
Read the full article at: www.ishn.com
An Institute for Supply Management (ISM) survey found the manufacturing index increased to 61.2 in May 2021. Anything over 50 indicates expansion within the manufacturing sector — which accounts for 11.9% of the U.S. economy. The manufacturing sector is slowly regaining speed.
Other manufacturing industries reporting growth include appliances and components, computer and electronic products, electrical equipment, furniture, machinery, and transportation equipment. Fabricated metal product manufacturers expect supply chain issues to remain tight until Q4 of this year, or perhaps 2022. Learn more about the ISM survey results.
Read the full article at: www.reuters.com
Sign of the Times, a well-known publication specializing in comprehensive sign-industry news, technical information, and in-depth analysis, featured Metro in its July 2021 issue. The article, “Catch the Wave” highlights Metro’s work with faux-neon LED signage and features a sign Metro designed, manufactured, and installed for the Ryder apartment complex in Revere Beach, MA.
LED sign design involves several logistical considerations including fit, turning radius, and long runs. Learn more about how Metro created this fun sign to light up the beachside apartment complex.
Read the full article at: editions.mydigitalpublication.com
Newer mixed-use developments have embraced “Live, Work, Play” as their motto. These town centers, designed for inclusivity, require an incredible amount of thoughtful planning to support environmentally and economically sustainable development. Their infrastructure must include financially feasible systems and services scalable to meet increased demand but not so onerous that residents and businesses feel overburdened.
A town center’s success lies in the partnership between its design and marketing teams. Collaboratively, they work to create its overall tone and character so it becomes a place where people gravitate to live, work, and play. Learn more about other important elements—from design and planning to safety and usability—needed to create a successful town center.
Read the full article at: www.legat.com
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