Some folks are cut out for routine while others long for something different to do every day. I like variety so I’m definitely in the latter group. Building custom electronic signs has to be one of the most diverse professions out there. No two days ever seem the same.
Check out our portfolio of work. The fun (and the challenges) never end!
- Traveling Art Exhibit – Custom design and build from the ground up a trailer that will serve as a traveling art exhibit for the art community in Redmond, Washington.
- Johnson Controls, Inc. Exhibit at Discovery World Museum – Build and deliver client designed and highly unique exhibit displays on-time and on-budget.
- Guy & O’Niell, Inc. – Convert old corporate campus signs to reflect the company’s physical reorganization and to keep up their evolving brand image.
- Crossing Signal Mosaic – We did the value engineering, fabrication and modular installations of this artwork in Emeryville, California for artist Therese Lahaie.
- MSOE – Install a 16’ sign 160’ feet above street level!
- Wooden Deck Inlay for Rotary – The same crew that installed this, installed the MSOE sign 13 stories in the air. Amazing! A photo is shown with this blog post.
Logistics Aren’t Just for UPS
We’ve discovered that one of the things we do well is logistics. We have to. Many of our clients are outside Wisconsin. For example, we delivered a trailer we custom built here in our shop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Redmond, Washington.
Construction codes vary greatly in other states. Each new project in another state means we dive deep into their codes to learn them. Everything from NEC to UL to DOT. And not everything can be rented or hired with specialty products. Specialty tools and specialty technicians are the key to getting things done right. And we’ve mastered the logistical skills needed to get these professionals where they need to be.
This put us in a great position to do modular installations in Emeryville, California for Therese as well as get a huge metal wind palm sculpture built and shipped to Australia for artist Ned Kahn.
Design & Engineering
What makes them both challenging and desirable is that each project represents a unique design and set of engineering specs. But that’s where the excitement is…in solving whatever environmental or ergonomic challenge our clients throw at us. It’s our job to figure out how to make it work for their vision. The best example I can think of is the design of the steps on the trailer and making the large door user-friendly. Access to the interior of the trailer is the key to effectively bringing the specs to life.
When I stop and look back on the projects our team has been involved in, I’m amazed at the variety. But I wouldn’t have it any other way!