Need a Quote?

Contact Us

(978) 319-6567

170 Lorum Street Tewksbury, MA 01876

Sign And Awning Blog

Fabricated Thoughts from Metro Sign and Awning

Metro Sign & Awning’s latest blog posts, white papers, videos, expert advice and commentary

Economic Improvement Heading into 2022
Branding Curated Content Exterior Signage Functional Signage

Economic Improvement Heading into 2022

A TOUGH QUARTER, THEN IMPROVEMENT HEADING INTO 2022, ACCORDING TO THE SIGN INDUSTRY QUARTERLY ECONOMIC REPORT ALEXANDRIA, VA – October 18, 2021 – All four sectors of the sign and graphics industry are looking slightly worse for 2021, but expected to rebound by 2022, according to the Sign Industry Quarterly Economic Report, produced by IHS Markit for the International Sign Associati
Read More
How to Effectively Use Safety Signage
ADA Architectural Signage COVID-19 Curated Content

How to Effectively Use Safety Signage

ISHN is written for safety and health professionals who direct safety and health programs in high-hazard industrial and construction workplaces.
Read More
Signage: Enhancing Environments in a Post-COVID World
ADA Design/Build Functional Signage Interior Signage Sign Design

Signage: Enhancing Environments in a Post-COVID World

With vaccines readily available and the post-COVID landscape evolving, businesses will continue examining and creating policies to ensure the safety...
Read More
U.S. manufacturing gains steam; raw material, labor shortages mounting
Curated Content Exterior Signage Interior Signage

U.S. manufacturing gains steam; raw material, labor shortages mounting

U.S. manufacturing activity picked up in May as pent-up demand amid a reopening economy boosted orders, but unfinished work piled up because of shortages of raw materials and labor.
Read More
Signs of the Times July 2021
Branding Curated Content Exterior Signage Interior Signage

Signs of the Times July 2021

Sign of the Times, a well-known publication specializing in comprehensive sign-industry news, technical information, and in-depth analysis, featured Metro in...
Read More
Inside Metro Sign
Architectural Signage Branding Customer Spotlight Design/Build Inside Metro Others

Inside Metro Sign

One of the easiest ways to get recognition is to put up a sign. We’ve all seen those iconic signs...
Read More
Sign of the Times: Communities Where We Work, Live, and Play
Branding Community Customer Spotlight Design/Build

Sign of the Times: Communities Where We Work, Live, and Play

Read More
Live/work/play: the new town center experience
Architectural Signage Branding Curated Content Design/Build

Live/work/play: the new town center experience

How design helps the new town center create an identity and convince target audiences to stay longer.
Read More
Curating a ‘Live-Work-Play’ Experience Through Flexible Design
Architectural Signage Branding Curated Content Design/Build

Curating a ‘Live-Work-Play’ Experience Through Flexible Design

Presented by: HotelExecutive Author: Felicia Hyde, Hendy The “live-work-play” lifestyle is a growing priority for modern consumers. Renters and travelers alike are in search of accommodation that offers
Read More
Protect Diners, Grow Profits with Enclosures
Architectural Signage Awnings and Canopies Customer Spotlight Design/Build Enclosures

Protect Diners, Grow Profits with Enclosures

The restaurant industry has always operated on a shoestring budget. When COVID-19 arrived in early 2020, restaurant owners and operators...
Read More
Awnings and Canopies COVID-19 Curated Content Enclosures Exterior Signage

Consumers Want Curbside, Outdoor Dining to Stay in 2021

A recent National Restaurant Association survey found 83% of diners aren’t eating in person at restaurants as often as they’d...
Read More
Let Me Entertain You: Signage for Event and Entertainment Spaces
Branding COVID-19 Design/Build Digital Signage Electronic Message Centers (EMC) Exterior Signage Freestanding Signs

Let Me Entertain You: Signage for Event and Entertainment Spaces

Imagine this scene: A giant arena filled with tens of thousands of screaming fans.  Bright lights flood the stage. The...
Read More
Restaurant Signage Enhances Dining and Profits
Architectural Signage Branding Design/Build Exterior Signage Interior Signage Others Sign Design

Restaurant Signage Enhances Dining and Profits

With warmer weather upon us, vaccination rates increasing, and restrictions lifting, people have been venturing out to visit their favorite...
Read More
Restaurant Sign Ideas: 4 Ways to Create Memorable Signage
Awnings and Canopies Branding Curated Content Exterior Signage Functional Signage

Restaurant Sign Ideas: 4 Ways to Create Memorable Signage

Grab the attention of potential customers and show off specials with a unique outdoor restaurant sign. We give 4 tips for creating eye-catching signage!
Read More
20 Event Signage Ideas to Improve the Attendee Experience
Branding Curated Content Interior Signage Signage Tips

20 Event Signage Ideas to Improve the Attendee Experience

Event signage doesn’t have to be utilitarian to be helpful. Here’s five creative ideas to use signs to enhance the attendee experience.
Read More
Who Doesn’t Love a Good Challenge?
Customer Spotlight Design/Build Functional Signage Interior Signage Metro Sign & Awning Others

Who Doesn’t Love a Good Challenge?

Here at Metro, we’ve developed a reputation for overcoming challenges. In 2020, the pandemic required us to rethink our approach...
Read More
At the Heart of New Ways of Working are Trusted Communities
Architectural Signage Branding Community Curated Content Sign Design

At the Heart of New Ways of Working are Trusted Communities

A connected network knows no boundaries as it enables people internally and externally to connect around purpose and common needs and interests.
Read More
Design-Build Projects: The Top 10 Reasons Why It Works So Well
Curated Content Design/Build

Design-Build Projects: The Top 10 Reasons Why It Works So Well

Continue reading to learn why design-build projects might be the best method to approach your next signage project.
Read More
Forming a Decision
Branding Customer Spotlight Design/Build Exterior Signage Interior Signage

Forming a Decision

Different types of plastics trends can influence what material makes sense to use for signage construction. Various plastics options —...
Read More
Branding Customer Spotlight Exterior Signage Sign Design

Why It’s So Easy to Love Neon Lights

Neon lights evoke a certain nostalgia. This long-lived lighting, while not as efficient as LED neon lights, is durable and...
Read More

Critical Role of Signage During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Branding Community COVID-19 Electronic Message Centers (EMC) Exterior Signage Functional Signage Interior Signage

Critical Role of Signage During the COVID-19 Pandemic

While COVID-19 has presented incredible challenges across nearly all industries, it also highlights the critical role being played by the...
Read More
Optimizing Higher Education Signage with Metro Sign & Awning
ADA Colleges and Universities Customer Spotlight Digital Signage Electronic Message Centers (EMC) Exterior Signage Interior Signage Metro Sign & Awning Original Posts Wayfinding

Optimizing Higher Education Signage with Metro Sign & Awning

No one likes to get lost! And one of the best ways an institution can help people find their way...
Read More
Controlling Costs on a Complex UMass Boston Signage Project – Higher Education Series Post 2
ADA Colleges and Universities Customer Spotlight Interior Signage Metro Sign & Awning Sign Design

Controlling Costs on a Complex UMass Boston Signage Project – Higher Education Series Post 2

While Fitchburg State needed updated signs that complied with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations and a visually appealing...
Read More
9 Types of Business Signs and Services
Exterior Signage Interior Signage Original Posts Signage Tips

9 Types of Business Signs and Services

If you’ve been looking into business signage, you might have found yourself bombarded with new terminology. Pylon, monument, blade... what's...
Read More
Intuitive Wayfinding Design Unveiled at Children’s Hospital
Curated Content Interior Signage Legacy Wayfinding

Intuitive Wayfinding Design Unveiled at Children’s Hospital

Browning says one of the most compelling aspects of the project was recognizing that the previous concourse was adding stress to users’ experiences. “We definitely improved the intuitiveness and added a calming sense,” he says. Furthermore, he says the project’s architectural language will be used when the main concourse is extended to connect to the new critical care building. In fact, designers have already started developing the addition’s wayfinding cues, starting with its animal character: a giraffe.
Read More
5 Business Benefits of Custom Interior Signs
Interior Signage Original Posts

5 Business Benefits of Custom Interior Signs

When opening and running a business, one of the biggest mistakes people make is neglecting their interior signs. Avoid doing...
Read More
Soaring With the Eagles
ADA Colleges and Universities Interior Signage

Soaring With the Eagles

The Boston College Eagles soared to new heights this year as the 156-year-old research university unveiled its new state-of-the-art recreation...
Read More
Grainmaker is Bowled Over with Our Signs
Customer Spotlight Exterior Signage Interior Signage Original Posts Window and Door Graphics

Grainmaker is Bowled Over with Our Signs

“I passed a new place and it looks pretty cool. We should try it.” How many times has a friend...
Read More
The Rise of Indoor LED
Curated Content Interior Signage Legacy

The Rise of Indoor LED

Businesses from Hong Kong to Australia and beyond have embraced indoor LED technology. From its seamless look to its high performance in daylight, LED is changing minds among those who might have been resisting it as a fad or short-term trend. Among the most common reasons for pursuing LED screens are improved customer attraction and longevity of the equipment. Today’s LED solutions support retailers’ ads, video content, and more.
Read More
Lessons in Middle School Remodeling
Colleges and Universities Community Interior Signage Metro Sign & Awning

Lessons in Middle School Remodeling

In 1989, the Quincy public school system made the “honor roll”. That’s when the broad, horseshoe-shaped brick home of South-West...
Read More
The Writing’s On the Wall
Functional Signage Interior Signage Metro Sign & Awning Others Sign Design

The Writing’s On the Wall

Bette Davis once said, “I’d luv ta kiss ya, but I just washed my hair.” The tough-talking, Academy Award-winning actress...
Read More
LEDS – Retrofits continue, even as color-changing choices challenge regulations.
Curated Content Exterior Signage Interior Signage Legacy

LEDS – Retrofits continue, even as color-changing choices challenge regulations.

Read More
Finding Your Way at Garage at Post Office Square
Customer Spotlight Interior Signage Others

Finding Your Way at Garage at Post Office Square

Working on some of Boston's signature spots always gives us a special feeling of pride. So when the Friends of...
Read More
Boston YOTEL Opens with Smart Spaces in Seaport District
Branding Exterior Signage Interior Signage Original Posts Others

Boston YOTEL Opens with Smart Spaces in Seaport District

We’re very excited about YOTEL Boston’s Grand Opening! The forward-thinking micro hotel offers a “smart, flexible space that suites individual...
Read More
The Infinite Possibilities of Vinyl Graphics
Branding Exterior Signage Interior Signage Original Posts Others Window and Door Graphics

The Infinite Possibilities of Vinyl Graphics

New owner of full-service salon sees vibrant results with new logo, new sign When Infinity Hair, a full-service salon and...
Read More
Overcoming Signage Restrictions with Creativity and Style
Branding Customer Spotlight Exterior Signage Interior Signage New England Signs Others Window and Door Graphics

Overcoming Signage Restrictions with Creativity and Style

Glass House in Cambridge was working with a visibility issue with respect to its new Kendall Square location. Since the...
Read More
Who Knew: Joe Lyons, Sign Collector
Curated Content Interior Signage Legacy

Who Knew: Joe Lyons, Sign Collector

Every sign tells a story, and this local sign collector's office has a lot of stories to tell. We love the original lollipop "T" sign - the ones we make today are not nearly so heavy!
Read More
Our Top Interior Sign Posts of 2016
Interior Signage Others Sign Design Signage Tips

Our Top Interior Sign Posts of 2016

Interior signage is a complex animal. One part interior design, one part marketing, one part pure function... with equal parts...
Read More
West of Chestnut Project a Marvel, Inside and Out
Architectural Signage Design/Build Interior Signage Others Partners-Developers-Contractors Residential Signage Signage Tips Wayfinding

West of Chestnut Project a Marvel, Inside and Out

All of us here at Metro Sign & Awning send a hearty "Congratulations!" to the team at Dellbrook and everyone involved...
Read More
High-Quality Interior Signage at Historic School Features Innovative Material
Colleges and Universities Interior Signage Original Posts Others Sign Design

High-Quality Interior Signage at Historic School Features Innovative Material

Arches punctuate the distinctive architecture of St. Mark’s School in Southborough, MA. The 150-year old institution has a dedicated faculty,...
Read More

Branding Customer Spotlight Exterior Signage Sign Design

Why It’s So Easy to Love Neon Lights

Neon lights evoke a certain nostalgia. This long-lived lighting, while not as efficient as LED neon lights, is durable and...
Read More
Fun with LED Neon
Branding Customer Spotlight Exterior Signage Sign Design

Fun with LED Neon

For more than 100 years, neon signs have blazed brightly, humming faintly as their curved and bent tubes illuminate the...
Read More
Apartment Branding: Everything You Need to Know
Branding Community Curated Content Design/Build Exterior Signage Green Residential Signage Signage Tips

Apartment Branding: Everything You Need to Know

Find out what it takes for your brand to be recognized and remembered with our comprehensive guide to apartment branding.
Read More
2021 Signage Trends
Architectural Signage Exterior Signage Functional Signage Interior Signage Signage ROI

2021 Signage Trends

An explosion of technology innovation has fueled and supported creativity across many industries — and the signage industry is no exception....
Read More
Signage for Financial Institutions
Architectural Signage Branding Design/Build Exterior Signage Freestanding Signs Sign Design

Signage for Financial Institutions

Banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions reap many benefits from effective signage. Well-designed and placed signs can: Grow outreach...
Read More
Hanging Signs Isn’t Always a Straightforward Task
Architectural Signage Exterior Signage Functional Signage Others Sign Design Wayfinding

Hanging Signs Isn’t Always a Straightforward Task

You’d think a parking garage would be a fairly cut and dry project, with color-coded signs for each level, arrows...
Read More
A Functional AND Attractive Sign Project
Awnings and Canopies Customer Spotlight Design/Build Exterior Signage Interior Signage

A Functional AND Attractive Sign Project

Whenever a client requests a sign that’s a little different from the norm, the Metro Sign team gets excited. We...
Read More
Behind the Scenes at the Majestic 7 Cinema
Architectural Signage Branding Customer Spotlight Exterior Signage Sign Design

Behind the Scenes at the Majestic 7 Cinema

Lights! Camera! Action! In 2019, the family-owned and operated Majestic Cinemas began a major build-out at the Arsenal Yards shopping...
Read More
Financial Institutions Benefit from Effective Signage
Design/Build Digital Signage Exterior Signage Interior Signage

Financial Institutions Benefit from Effective Signage

Well-designed signage allows companies — including financial institutions like banks and credit unions — to increase brand awareness and build trust...
Read More
A Solar Solution for Manzo Freeman
Architectural Signage Branding Design/Build Exterior Signage Freestanding Signs

A Solar Solution for Manzo Freeman

In early spring of 2020, Manzo Freeman Development (MFD) — a privately-owned commercial real estate firm — reached out to Metro...
Read More
Solar Powered LED Sign Lighting Systems with Floods or Internal LEDs
Curated Content Exterior Signage Green Sign Design

Solar Powered LED Sign Lighting Systems with Floods or Internal LEDs

Commercial solar LED sign lighting systems manufactured in the USA by SEPCO providing a great solution for businesses, cities, communities, HOA signs.
Read More
A Signage Transformation: From Average to Elegant
Branding Customer Spotlight Design/Build Exterior Signage Sign Design

A Signage Transformation: From Average to Elegant

The most effective outdoor signage does more than point out the entrance to your business’s parking lot. Well-designed outdoor signs...
Read More
A Guide to Freestanding Signs for Your Business
Exterior Signage Freestanding Signs Signage Tips

A Guide to Freestanding Signs for Your Business

Read More
The Massport Sign at the Braintree Split: Delivered with Speedy Professionalism
Design/Build Digital Signage Electronic Message Centers (EMC) Exterior Signage Functional Signage Partners-Developers-Contractors Sign Design Sign Renovation Signage Tips

The Massport Sign at the Braintree Split: Delivered with Speedy Professionalism

Three major highways — Interstate 93, U.S. Route 1, and Route 3 — converge at the Braintree Split. Just 10...
Read More
A New Look for Worcester Cultural Coalition’s JMAC Popup and BrickBox Theater
Architectural Signage Community Customer Spotlight Design/Build Exterior Signage Sign Design

A New Look for Worcester Cultural Coalition’s JMAC Popup and BrickBox Theater

Worcester’s Cultural Coalition Popup’s mission is simple: to support active creative engagement and foster a strong cultural identity for Greater...
Read More
Critical Role of Signage During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Branding Community COVID-19 Electronic Message Centers (EMC) Exterior Signage Functional Signage Interior Signage

Critical Role of Signage During the COVID-19 Pandemic

While COVID-19 has presented incredible challenges across nearly all industries, it also highlights the critical role being played by the...
Read More
A Blaze of Crimson Light: The Story of Neon
Curated Content Exterior Signage Sign Design

A Blaze of Crimson Light: The Story of Neon

Neon is a dull and invisible gas until it’s trapped in a tube and zapped with electricity. Literally pulled out of thin air, neon became the bright light of the modern world, a symbol of progress, and an essential component of the electronic age.
Read More
Optimizing Higher Education Signage with Metro Sign & Awning
ADA Colleges and Universities Customer Spotlight Digital Signage Electronic Message Centers (EMC) Exterior Signage Interior Signage Metro Sign & Awning Original Posts Wayfinding

Optimizing Higher Education Signage with Metro Sign & Awning

No one likes to get lost! And one of the best ways an institution can help people find their way...
Read More
No Signage Project Too Big at Suffolk University – Higher Education Series Post 3
ADA Architectural Signage Colleges and Universities Customer Spotlight Exterior Signage Metro Sign & Awning Wayfinding Window and Door Graphics

No Signage Project Too Big at Suffolk University – Higher Education Series Post 3

Suffolk University might also share UMass Boston’s philosophy: Go big, or go home. Although Suffolk wasn’t working on a Renovations...
Read More
Mixed Use Development 101: 10 Impressive Examples
Architectural Signage Community Curated Content Customer Spotlight Design/Build Eco-Signage Exterior Signage Sign Design

Mixed Use Development 101: 10 Impressive Examples

Mixed use developments are designed to incorporate and complement various types of real estate together. Learn more about their benefits.
Read More

Don’t Gamble, Just Win with Your Signage
Eco-Signage Green Metro Sign & Awning Others Signage ROI Signage Tips

Don’t Gamble, Just Win with Your Signage

Several Metro employees were at Twin River Casino in Rhode Island last week, but they weren't rolling dice or playing...
Read More
Interview with a Vehicle Wrap
Fun Others Signage ROI Vehicle Wrap

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...
Read More
Super Bowl Spots vs. Commercial Signs: The Winner is…
Others Signage ROI

Super Bowl Spots vs. Commercial Signs: The Winner is…

Quick, what was your favorite 2013 Super Bowl commercial? We’re asking because a 30-second spot in Super Bowl XLVII cost...
Read More
Signs and Advertising ROI
Others Signage ROI Window and Door Graphics

Signs and Advertising ROI

Signs can serve many purposes. Some give direction, others warn of potential dangers, but most let the world know you’re...
Read More
Sustainable Signs and Their Broad Benefits: Green Signage Tips to Wow Your Clients, Part IV
Eco-Signage Others Signage ROI Signage Tips

Sustainable Signs and Their Broad Benefits: Green Signage Tips to Wow Your Clients, Part IV

One of the important things about business is calculating your return of investment (ROI) and when one thinks of ROI,...
Read More
Free White Paper: 9 Green Signage Tips to Wow your Clients
Eco-Signage Green Others Signage ROI

Free White Paper: 9 Green Signage Tips to Wow your Clients

In the sign business we've found that environmentally-friendly business practices can benefit not only the environment but also the bottom line. Given...
Read More
Forming a Decision
Branding Customer Spotlight Design/Build Exterior Signage Interior Signage

Forming a Decision

Different types of plastics trends can influence what material makes sense to use for signage construction. Various plastics options —...
Read More
Apartment Branding: Everything You Need to Know
Branding Community Curated Content Design/Build Exterior Signage Green Residential Signage Signage Tips

Apartment Branding: Everything You Need to Know

Find out what it takes for your brand to be recognized and remembered with our comprehensive guide to apartment branding.
Read More
Developing wayfinding systems in museums
ADA Colleges and Universities Curated Content Design/Build Wayfinding

Developing wayfinding systems in museums

Good museum wayfinding is essential for thepublic to get the most out of a visit to your museum. in this article we look at best practice for museum wayfinding, from signage to
Read More
The Importance of Signage in Branding Multi-Family Buildings
Architectural Signage Branding Community Customer Spotlight Design/Build Partners-Developers-Contractors Residential Signage

The Importance of Signage in Branding Multi-Family Buildings

Believe it or not, when it comes to choosing where to live, attractive branding can make the difference between signing...
Read More
Structural Signage for an Arctic Adventure
Branding Customer Spotlight Design/Build New England Signs Partners-Developers-Contractors

Structural Signage for an Arctic Adventure

Signage plays a pretty important role in Museums. Bright bold colors, interesting graphics, and eye-catching fonts help command visitor attention. ...
Read More
The pros and cons of design-build
Curated Content Design/Build Legacy-EA 2.0

The pros and cons of design-build

The collaborative design-build delivery method can save time and money, but experts say there are key factors contractors should consider before making the switch. 
Read More
Signage for Financial Institutions
Architectural Signage Branding Design/Build Exterior Signage Freestanding Signs Sign Design

Signage for Financial Institutions

Banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions reap many benefits from effective signage. Well-designed and placed signs can: Grow outreach...
Read More
A Functional AND Attractive Sign Project
Awnings and Canopies Customer Spotlight Design/Build Exterior Signage Interior Signage

A Functional AND Attractive Sign Project

Whenever a client requests a sign that’s a little different from the norm, the Metro Sign team gets excited. We...
Read More
Financial Institutions Benefit from Effective Signage
Design/Build Digital Signage Exterior Signage Interior Signage

Financial Institutions Benefit from Effective Signage

Well-designed signage allows companies — including financial institutions like banks and credit unions — to increase brand awareness and build trust...
Read More
Using Design-Build Contracts
Curated Content Design/Build Partners-Developers-Contractors

Using Design-Build Contracts

A design-build contract is defined by a single point of contact and can offer time savings and other efficiencies, but it comes with potential drawbacks.
Read More
A Solar Solution for Manzo Freeman
Architectural Signage Branding Design/Build Exterior Signage Freestanding Signs

A Solar Solution for Manzo Freeman

In early spring of 2020, Manzo Freeman Development (MFD) — a privately-owned commercial real estate firm — reached out to Metro...
Read More
Partnering with a Design-Build Signage Company Protects Budgets and Timelines
Colleges and Universities Design/Build

Partnering with a Design-Build Signage Company Protects Budgets and Timelines

When you’re faced with a mammoth project that spans three years and involves many stakeholders, collaboration and communication are critical...
Read More
The Challenges of Creating & Installing Signage in Historic Districts
Architectural Signage Branding Curated Content Design/Build Fabrication Sign Design

The Challenges of Creating & Installing Signage in Historic Districts

Facing a signage project that requires designing a sign package for an existing historic building presents its own unique challenges. You can fit sign programs to the building while still maintaining the business owner’s aesthetic.
Read More
Signs That Define a Building, and Sometimes a City – The New York Times
Architectural Signage Branding Curated Content Design/Build

Signs That Define a Building, and Sometimes a City – The New York Times

Building signs have grown into a $37.5 billion industry. Some have become so iconic they are permanent parts of the landscape, often standing in for their hometowns.
Read More
A Signage Transformation: From Average to Elegant
Branding Customer Spotlight Design/Build Exterior Signage Sign Design

A Signage Transformation: From Average to Elegant

The most effective outdoor signage does more than point out the entrance to your business’s parking lot. Well-designed outdoor signs...
Read More
The Massport Sign at the Braintree Split: Delivered with Speedy Professionalism
Design/Build Digital Signage Electronic Message Centers (EMC) Exterior Signage Functional Signage Partners-Developers-Contractors Sign Design Sign Renovation Signage Tips

The Massport Sign at the Braintree Split: Delivered with Speedy Professionalism

Three major highways — Interstate 93, U.S. Route 1, and Route 3 — converge at the Braintree Split. Just 10...
Read More
A New Look for Worcester Cultural Coalition’s JMAC Popup and BrickBox Theater
Architectural Signage Community Customer Spotlight Design/Build Exterior Signage Sign Design

A New Look for Worcester Cultural Coalition’s JMAC Popup and BrickBox Theater

Worcester’s Cultural Coalition Popup’s mission is simple: to support active creative engagement and foster a strong cultural identity for Greater...
Read More
Mixed Use Development 101: 10 Impressive Examples
Architectural Signage Community Curated Content Customer Spotlight Design/Build Eco-Signage Exterior Signage Sign Design

Mixed Use Development 101: 10 Impressive Examples

Mixed use developments are designed to incorporate and complement various types of real estate together. Learn more about their benefits.
Read More
Revitalizing Historic Hudson Mills
Design/Build Exterior Signage Original Posts Partners-Developers-Contractors

Revitalizing Historic Hudson Mills

A multi-million dollar renovation is underway in Hudson, Massachusetts. Developers are revitalizing the iconic Landing at Hudson Mills for contemporary...
Read More
The Benefits of a Complete Design-Build Signage Process
Design/Build Original Posts

The Benefits of a Complete Design-Build Signage Process

In a design-build project, a single team completes the project; from design to fabrication to installation. A completed design-build team...
Read More
Is Your Store Signage Drawing Traffic for Holiday Shopping 2016?
Original Posts Others Partners-Developers-Contractors

Is Your Store Signage Drawing Traffic for Holiday Shopping 2016?

Shopping center developers know they need to help tenants capture point-of-sale traffic on Black Friday -  the busiest shopping day...
Read More
West of Chestnut Project a Marvel, Inside and Out
Architectural Signage Design/Build Interior Signage Others Partners-Developers-Contractors Residential Signage Signage Tips Wayfinding

West of Chestnut Project a Marvel, Inside and Out

All of us here at Metro Sign & Awning send a hearty "Congratulations!" to the team at Dellbrook and everyone involved...
Read More
Designing Innovative Signage for The Center at Innovation Drive
Architectural Signage Design/Build Exterior Signage Others Partners-Developers-Contractors

Designing Innovative Signage for The Center at Innovation Drive

Early in 2015, Metro Sign & Awning began designing a freestanding (pylon) sign for a corporate environment that would re-imagine Tewksbury's workspaces. The...
Read More
Back to School with Vinyl Graphics and Interior Wayfinding Signage
Others Partners-Developers-Contractors Signage Tips

Back to School with Vinyl Graphics and Interior Wayfinding Signage

Interior directional signage (also called interior wayfinding signage) is incredibly helpful to building users on a day-in and day-out basis....
Read More
Now Showing on the Big Screen: New Signs Showcase New Technology
Exterior Signage Interior Signage Others Partners-Developers-Contractors

Now Showing on the Big Screen: New Signs Showcase New Technology

National Amusements' Showcase Cinema XPlus theaters are large format auditoriums with Dolby Atmos™ sound and some of the most advanced...
Read More
Suffolk University: Signs Point to the Future
Exterior Signage Interior Signage Others Partners-Developers-Contractors

Suffolk University: Signs Point to the Future

From a 21-panel, 20-foot high HDP laminate exterior wall fixture to interior signage and vinyl graphics, we are delighted to say...
Read More
Showcase XPLUS Theaters – Advanced Technology and a New Look
Branding Customer Spotlight Interior Signage Others Partners-Developers-Contractors

Showcase XPLUS Theaters – Advanced Technology and a New Look

National Amusements' Showcase Cinema XPlus theaters are large format auditoriums featuring Dolby Atmos™ sound and today's most advanced digital projection and...
Read More
Put An Improved Face On Your Business – The Benefits of Entry Awnings
Architectural Signage Awnings and Canopies Design/Build Digest Others Partners-Developers-Contractors Signage Tips

Put An Improved Face On Your Business – The Benefits of Entry Awnings

In a typical building, the glass entry doors and any adjacent windows create more opportunity for unwanted energy loss (in...
Read More
Eco-Signage Green Partners-Developers-Contractors Signage ROI Signage Tips

9 Green Signage Tips You Can Use to Wow your Clients

When it comes to maintaining or upgrading business signage, one thing many business owners often fail to realize is that “going green” can be a great way to get better signage for less money. Retrofitting your existing signage to accept new, cooler-burning LEDs is just one example of how reworking an old sign can improve a sign’s appearance, effectiveness, and cost. Download the white paper to learn more about how you can upgrade your business sign for cost savings and environmental benefits.
Read More
Signs That It’s Still A Great Country
Community Design/Build Metro Sign & Awning Others Partners-Developers-Contractors

Signs That It’s Still A Great Country

While Metro Sign & Awning has long been happy to call Boston our home, we nevertheless get excited when we're...
Read More
Channel Letter Signs Offer Many Advantages
Others Partners-Developers-Contractors Sign Design Signage Tips Window and Door Graphics

Channel Letter Signs Offer Many Advantages

Channel letters are among the most common signs we make, and for good reason. They are cost effective, easily shaped,...
Read More
5 Things You Didn’t Know About ADA Signage
ADA Architectural Signage Community Design/Build Others Partners-Developers-Contractors Sign Design Signage Regulations Signage Tips

5 Things You Didn’t Know About ADA Signage

The term "ADA Signs" is now in widespread use among architects, general contractors, developers, and signage experts. "ADA" stands, of...
Read More
Metro Sign & Awning Announces A New E-Book on the Intricacies of Wayfinding Signage
Interior Signage Others Partners-Developers-Contractors Sign Design Signage Tips Wayfinding

Metro Sign & Awning Announces A New E-Book on the Intricacies of Wayfinding Signage

We've written in this space about wayfinding signs more than once, but we're still getting questions about them from business...
Read More
Metro Sign & Awning Expands Service Area and Capabilities With Acquisition of Custom Designs Signs
Community Design/Build Inside Metro Metro Sign & Awning Others Partners-Developers-Contractors Sign Design

Metro Sign & Awning Expands Service Area and Capabilities With Acquisition of Custom Designs Signs

We are pleased and proud to announce that we have completed the acquisition of the premiere sign company in the...
Read More
Re-Branding An International Chain: Lake Region Medical
Architectural Signage Design/Build Others Partners-Developers-Contractors Sign Design

Re-Branding An International Chain: Lake Region Medical

One of our most demanding projects in recent memory has been taking part in the rebranding of a chain of...
Read More
Keeping Up With the Signage Industry
Architectural Signage Design/Build Others Partners-Developers-Contractors Signage Tips

Keeping Up With the Signage Industry

It's not easy staying current in the fast-paced world of business signage. That's why the team at Metro Sign and...
Read More
What To Tell Us In Your Request For a Price Quote
Exterior Signage How Much Does a Sign Cost Metro Sign & Awning Others Partners-Developers-Contractors Sign Design Signage Regulations Signage Tips

What To Tell Us In Your Request For a Price Quote

One of the most frequently asked questions from prospects and clients alike is fairly basic: "What information do you need...
Read More
Sunlight Plays A Large Part In Signage Appearance
Architectural Signage Curated Content Design/Build Exterior Signage Legacy Partners-Developers-Contractors Residential Signage Signage Tips

Sunlight Plays A Large Part In Signage Appearance

Metro Sign and Awning's designers are expert at managing the many nuances that help create extra value and excitement in your signage. Here's an example…
Read More
Two Recent Projects Requiring Pylon Signs, Awnings, and Tenant Directories
Awnings and Canopies Customer Spotlight Others Partners-Developers-Contractors Signage Tips

Two Recent Projects Requiring Pylon Signs, Awnings, and Tenant Directories

Adams Plaza, Quincy, MA Kimco Realty views Black Friday as an opportunity to refresh the aging pylon sign at Adams...
Read More
Complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act
ADA Architectural Signage Design/Build Others Partners-Developers-Contractors Signage Regulations Signage Tips

Complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which first became the law of the land in 1991, has made incalculable improvements...
Read More

Awining

Back to Top