Sign Effectz Builds Collection Bin for Ronald McDonald House Charities

RMHC Front of StructureRonald McDonald House Charities Eastern Wisconsin has a program for providing aid to local families in need called the Pop Tab Program. It is a shining example of community outreach backed up by an impressive logistics system. They strategically place “collection bins” in their coverage area where folks can drop off pop tabs from their soda cans in support of this green initiative. The pop tabs are accumulated in the bins and then sent to the recycling center to be exchanged for money to support RMHC Eastern Wisconsin.

Sign Effectz, Inc., a locally-based custom sign manufacturer, helped Ronald McDonald House by building the pop tab collection bin. The bin looks like a small house. Jacquelyn Wahlberg, Marketing and PR Coordinator for the charities, explained that they are expanding the Ronald McDonald House to nearly double its capacity to house 70 families.

To get things rolling on the collection bin, Ms. Wahlberg provided Sign Effectz with a small version of the pop tab collection house (about 5” x 4”) and the design, fabrication and logistics crew took it from there. They created several pencil sketches in a brainstorming session. From there the designer developed a formal drawing, which was followed by two more roundtable sessions to determine functionality. The production team recommended the fabrication methods and material thicknesses to ensure the end product would stand up to the rough conditions in the field. The end product was delivered to the Ronald McDonald House on Watertown Plank Road in Milwaukee.

I have been very impressed by the team at Sign Effectz as well as the outcome of the project. I can’t believe how visually stunning the tab collection ‘house’ is, it looks just like the little boxes we use and is extremely functional. They listened to our needs and performed great under our tight deadline, executing the project quickly and professionally. I want to send a big thank you to Sign Effectz and Randy at United Scrap.”

– Jacquelyn Wahlberg, Marketing and PR Coordinator
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin

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