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Houston, TX Sign Co. / HIRING - Many Positions

Bakers' is a full service, (1) stop sign shop based just north of Houston, TX. Looking to fill the below positions immediately. We are a company that has been in business for over (35) years, Lots of work, high pace, REALLY good benefits and TOP industry Pay. Industry Experience, Licenses, is a plus but not needed in some instances.     - Field Helper / Service Technician / Installer / Vinyl / Print Dept. Manager    Benefits: Paid Time off / Vacations, Holiday Pay, 401K with company match, Health / Dental / Life insurance with portion paid by company etc.......   Email inquires and resumes to matt@bakerssigns.com Bakers basic intro 1.16.pdf

Houston Sign Guy

Houston Sign Guy

 

Fabricator Position Available - Baltimore, MD

Fabricator – Triangle Sign & Service, LLC   Since 1931 Triangle Sign & Service has been building a reputation for doing signs right. Our custom made signs grace major sport complexes, direct travelers through busy airports and attract shoppers to well-known retailers across the country.  From our offices and manufacturing facility in Baltimore, Maryland we design, fabricate, and manage projects for a wide variety of clients.

We currently employ 146 people and are seeking to hire a Fabricator working in our Manufacturing Department. 

This is a union position offering great benefits including fully paid Medical, Dental and Vision coverage.  Other benefits include a company pension contribution.

Responsibilities of this position include; fabricating and repairing a variety of metal and plastic sign products both illuminated and non-illuminated. In addition, the individual: Must be able to read drawings, plan and layout work, set up and operate machinery such as shears, brakes, rollers, etc. Must be able to weld steel and aluminum products. Must be knowledgeable in various types of lighting such as LED, Florescent, Neon, etc. as used in the fabrication of signs. Must be able to lift or move up to 80 pounds. Job consists of 8 hour shifts and employee is regularly required to stand, walk, lift and reach with hands and arms. Send resumes to James.destefano@trianglesign.com or employment@trianglesign.com

Trianglesign

Trianglesign

 

Hiring Master and Journeyman Sign Installer

LNS Legacy National Signs Inc. is hiring Master & Journeyman Sign Installers. We are looking for responsible Sign Installers who want to maximize their earnings by consistently providing a high standard of work, and service in the sign industry. We are located near 635 and 35 off of Luna Road in North Dallas. Serious candidates for the Master and Journeyman Sign Installer position should meet the following requirements: A valid CDL license and a good driving record is a plus
Must be able to Inspect and adhere to work orders
Experience with all types of sign installations including neon, electrical & non-electrical signs
Have knowledge of sign equipment and use appropriate safety procedures
Have welding experience and crane operating experience (certifications are a plus)
Have experience working on elevated platforms, swing stage rigging & always follow fall protection guidelines
Have the ability to read drawings for proper sign placement
Attention to detail and follow through is a must!!!
Need to be computer literate enough to handle smart phones, e-mail and digital attachments
Must have basic knowledge of point and shoot camera and or smart phones in order to take clear and concise completion photos.
Have the ability to travel
Be able to pass drug and alcohol screening
Truck Inventory Control: notify supervisor of needed materials on daily/weekly basis
Maintain equipment, tools, and trucks with daily cleaning and storage
Communication: timely reporting of project status, problems, and completion
Must report to work and or jobsite ready to work and on time!!!
LNS Legacy National Signs Inc. offers a better than competitive salary. Applicants should reply to this posting by emailing a resume or listing of work experience & current contact info including phone and/or e-mail address where you can be reached to hiring@lnssigns.com. Want to know more about our organization and what we do? Please visit us at www.lnssigns.com.

susie@lnssigns.com

susie@lnssigns.com

 

Hiring Master and Journeyman Sign Installer

LNS Legacy National Signs Inc. is hiring Master & Journeyman Sign Installers. We are looking for responsible Sign Installers who want to maximize their earnings by consistently providing a high standard of work, and service in the sign industry. We are located near 635 and 35 off of Luna Road in North Dallas. Serious candidates for the Master and Journeyman Sign Installer position should meet the following requirements: A valid CDL license and a good driving record is a plus
Must be able to Inspect and adhere to work orders
Experience with all types of sign installations including neon, electrical & non-electrical signs
Have knowledge of sign equipment and use appropriate safety procedures
Have welding experience and crane operating experience (certifications are a plus)
Have experience working on elevated platforms, swing stage rigging & always follow fall protection guidelines
Have the ability to read drawings for proper sign placement
Attention to detail and follow through is a must!!!
Need to be computer literate enough to handle smart phones, e-mail and digital attachments
Must have basic knowledge of point and shoot camera and or smart phones in order to take clear and concise completion photos.
Have the ability to travel
Be able to pass drug and alcohol screening
Truck Inventory Control: notify supervisor of needed materials on daily/weekly basis
Maintain equipment, tools, and trucks with daily cleaning and storage
Communication: timely reporting of project status, problems, and completion
Must report to work and or jobsite ready to work and on time!!!
LNS Legacy National Signs Inc. offers a better than competitive salary. Applicants should reply to this posting by emailing a resume or listing of work experience & current contact info including phone and/or e-mail address where you can be reached to hiring@lnssigns.com. Want to know more about our organization and what we do? Please visit us at www.lnssigns.com.

susie@lnssigns.com

susie@lnssigns.com

 

Dallas Sign Company Hiring for Various Positions

Sign Manufacturing Company located in Dallas, TX is looking for candidates to join our team in the following areas….. Master & Journeyman Sign Installers, Fabricators, Assembly, Channel Lettering, and Project Managers We are looking for people with experience with all types of signs including neon, electrical & non-electrical sign. We offer top pay for these positions and a laid back environment to work in! For more information or questions feel free to contact us at: 972-790-8900

susie@lnssigns.com

susie@lnssigns.com

 

Houston, TX Sign Company Now Hiring

Bakers' Sign is now looking for experienced (only) Sign fabricators, project managers as well as Journeyman Installers. We are based just North of Houston as well as Service a (200) mile radius of Houston. We are a one stop sign shop. From service, install, design and manufacture. We do it all. We also offer a competitive benefits package including 401k with company match, dental and health insurance, vacation and holiday pay as well as competitive wages. We have a new facility, friendly team members as well as a lot of work and are in need of industry professionals. Please e-mail resume to matt@bakerssigns.com or call PW @ (936) 446-1239 Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day.

Houston Sign Guy

Houston Sign Guy

 

LNS Legacy National Signs Inc. is hiring Master & Journeyman Sign Installers

LNS Legacy National Signs Inc. is hiring Master & Journeyman Sign Installers. We are looking for responsible Sign Installers who want to maximize their earnings by consistently providing a high standard of work, and service in the sign industry. We are located near 635 and 35 off of Luna Road in North Dallas. Serious candidates for the Master and Journeyman Sign Installer position should meet the following requirements: A valid CDL license and a good driving record is a plus
Must be able to Inspect and adhere to work orders
Experience with all types of sign installations including neon, electrical & non-electrical signs
Have knowledge of sign equipment and use appropriate safety procedures
Have welding experience and crane operating experience (certifications are a plus)
Have experience working on elevated platforms, swing stage rigging & always follow fall protection guidelines
Have the ability to read drawings for proper sign placement
Attention to detail and follow through is a must!!!
Need to be computer literate enough to handle smart phones, e-mail and digital attachments
Must have basic knowledge of point and shoot camera and or smart phones in order to take clear and concise completion photos.
Have the ability to travel
Be able to pass drug and alcohol screening
Truck Inventory Control: notify supervisor of needed materials on daily/weekly basis
Maintain equipment, tools, and trucks with daily cleaning and storage
Communication: timely reporting of project status, problems, and completion
Must report to work and or jobsite ready to work and on time!!!
LNS Legacy National Signs Inc. offers a better than competitive salary. Applicants should reply to this posting by emailing a resume or listing of work experience & current contact info including phone and/or e-mail address where you can be reached to hiring@lnssigns.com. Want to know more about our organization and what we do? Please visit us at www.lnssigns.com.

susie@lnssigns.com

susie@lnssigns.com

 

Hiring Master & Journeyman Sign Installers

LNS Legacy National Signs Inc. is hiring Master & Journeyman Sign Installers. We are looking for responsible Sign Installers who want to maximize their earnings by consistently providing a high standard of work, and service in the sign industry. We are located near 635 and 35 off of Luna Road in North Dallas. Serious candidates for the Master and Journeyman Sign Installer position should meet the following requirements: A valid CDL license and a good driving record is a plus
Must be able to Inspect and adhere to work orders
Experience with all types of sign installations including neon, electrical & non-electrical signs
Have knowledge of sign equipment and use appropriate safety procedures
Have welding experience and crane operating experience (certifications are a plus)
Have experience working on elevated platforms, swing stage rigging & always follow fall protection guidelines
Have the ability to read drawings for proper sign placement
Attention to detail and follow through is a must!!!
Need to be computer literate enough to handle smart phones, e-mail and digital attachments
Must have basic knowledge of point and shoot camera and or smart phones in order to take clear and concise completion photos.
Have the ability to travel
Be able to pass drug and alcohol screening
Truck Inventory Control: notify supervisor of needed materials on daily/weekly basis
Maintain equipment, tools, and trucks with daily cleaning and storage
Communication: timely reporting of project status, problems, and completion
Must report to work and or jobsite ready to work and on time!!!
LNS Legacy National Signs Inc. offers a better than competitive salary. Applicants should reply to this posting by emailing a resume or listing of work experience & current contact info including phone and/or e-mail address where you can be reached to hiring@lnssigns.com. Want to know more about our organization and what we do? Please visit us at www.lnssigns.com.

susie@lnssigns.com

susie@lnssigns.com

 

Think sign LED reader board

I was contacted by Thinksign recently and low and behold a couple weeks later a client wanted a LED reader board. Now I am a neon guy and do not know much about LED reader boards, I told the client this but they stated that since I am doing the rest of the retro I might as well price out the reader board. Has anyone had any dealings with Thinksign ? Are their boards good quality ?

big E

big E

 

Packaging - Creating a Color / Material Board

I feel that it is important to maintain a professional image to city officials. In many cases, they don't know you or the company that you are representing and if there is any doubt throughout the process, the Pro will get the benefit of it. I have had sign companies send me a box of painted wood chips when I requested a color board. The samples were not labeled or mounted and I will NOT attempt to submit a box of random painted wood blocks and try to pass it off as a Color / Material board. Try fitting that into a file folder. The one thing that you definately do not want to do is make the Planner think you are sloppy and inconsiderate, not that they would accept it anyway. I prefer to make Color / Material boards out of mat board (8.5" X 11") so that they will easily fit into the file. I do the layout in Corel Draw, listing all of the color call outs and identifying where the color can be found on the sign. I have even printed out the sign detail and connected the samples with arrows - very effective. I print the sign company's logo at the bottom, along with the sit address. I then use spray adhesive to attach the printed out sheet to the mat board. Hot glue usually works pretty good to attach the samples or plex, trim cap, vinyl, etc.

permitguy

permitguy

 

BEWARE!! OF PRO MED SIGNS

hey anyone working with ProMed Signs beware!! i worked with them for two of their customers over 10 months ago Poor customers!! They were to send some signs in for install and 8 months later the customer has not recieved the signs but they have paid a large portion or even paid in full without receiving their signs They sent me an initial partial permit aquisiton and partial engineering payment then the customer hardley heard from them untill they wanted more money saying they needed it to finish the job to no result sttill no signs were sent Finaly after 10 months they sent a channel letter set but i had to have the customer pay me so i could get paid for that and a logo cabinet the copy art on it was very low standard it was jagged edges like they tooka copyof it from a print not a good file which had to be redone which also cost the customer The sign sent was not built to our survey requirment s due to no access in wall resulting in us having to re wire the whole sign and making a raceway, so it could be installed on the wall correctly. again no return emails or calls to rectify problems from PRO MED SIGNS I cannot get a hold of them on the phone or online they will not return my calls or the customers The customer has gotten their L E D now by paying the maufacture directly but has overpaid ProMed Signs and PRO MED SIGNS have no interest in paying me im sure for anything like Permit s and Engineering the Crapy channel letter sign Install or installing the L E D Signs Poor customers !!! have to put additonal money out to get their signs installed now How about their warranty !! i doubt that will ever be handeled if there are any problems I Have discounted my cost of Installing to this customer to help them out in getting this completed as it should of been done 10 moonths ago Also the other customer just decide to loose the $3,000.00 deposit that he spent and call it quits with Pro Med Signs once they realized what was happening So Im out months of working with the city and permit and engineering fees Thanks PRO MED SIGNS!! Thought you should know to prevent loosing money and time IF YOU NEED ANY FURTHER INFO OR WANT TO CONTACT CUSTOMERS YOURSELF Please feel free to contact me and i will put you in touch with the customers im sure they would be happy to verify what i have said. Their names are Pro Med Signs 5495 Beltline Road – Suite 100 South Dallas, TX 75254 800-800-2193 972-713-9909 972-713-9598 Fax Their names are Jeff Gibens and Bill Tatum BEWARE!!! They contacted me through Sign Search .com but of course they are not on there now These people give Sign businesses a bad name . And make Good and Honest Companys look Bad Neon lighting & Electric Signs

NeonGirl

NeonGirl

 

Trademark Issues

Trademark Issues By DNStout August 5th, 2011 How many times have you been told that the client’s colors “are not on our palate”?? Palate? Cities like Santa Barbara and Palm Desert have color palates. I was serving on the Board of Directors for California Sign Association (CSA) back in the 90′s when I was made aware of a federal law called the “Lanham Act” (listed on our recources tab on the web site (www.dbsinc1.com) under Trademark Issues). It basically states that city or state municipalities can not force you to modify a registered TM. The kicker is…it seems that most coporate attorneys are not aware that they can call out colors specifically in a TM application. Believe me, you can…I have seen them. The city can tell you how many signs, the allowed locations of the signs, the size, etc. but they can NOT make you change the color(s) IF the TM has the color called out. The city of San Clemente wanted me to change the yellow “Happy Star” on a Carl’s Jr. to a coral color until I asked the planner for the business card of the city attorney. By the time I got back to the office, I had a message on my phone that stated the city had changed their mind. Payless Shoesource had to actually sue the city of Palm Desert when they demanded that the sign colors be changed to a “desert tone”. CSA attorney met with the city attorney and explained that the colors were protected under the Lanham Act (they were registered correctly), and the city attorney agreed. When he explained the fact of the matter to the city council, they told him that they would comply (as other brands did) and to let it drop. When they were served, they backed off and let PSS proceed with their colors. It’s too bad some cities make it so hard to obey they law of the land. If you have a client that is very protective of their colors (which they all should be), have them check their TM and make sure that they are called out with the paint number or the PMS match. If you run into a problem in a city, it is best to talk it over with the city attorney or the head of the Planning Dept and make them aware of the Lanham Act. The counter people do not usually have the knowledge or the authority to do anything about it. If you need help in researching the TM, drop me a line and maybe I can help.

permitguy

permitguy

 

Permit Packaging in SoCal

Sign Permit Packaging By May 22nd, 2011, under OK…today I am going to go over sign permit packaging in Southern California. For the most part, most cities require 3 sets of plans. There are exceptions, so it would be smart to call prior to making a long trip. I am going to touch on the basics that should be included in all of your packages. First of all, the site plan (or plot plan) should be clear in scope and show the locations of the proposed signs. Sign Companies of late have been taking advantage of Google Earth when “knocking out” a plot plan. A lot of cities will accept this, however, some cities like Los Angeles will not.The sit plan should show a plan view (bird’s eye) of the property with the tenant space clearly indicated and dimensioned. If your plans include a ground sign, it is a good idea to show the property line and a setback (perhaps in a blow up detail) of your proposed sign in relation to the PL. That is easier to show in a line drawing. Most cities will require some sort of visability justification of your ground sign is in close proximity to a driveway. Check with Planning or Public works to find out what the city’s requirements are. D.B.S provides a service of drawing site plans if your art department is backed up and you are in a hurry. The site plan should also include the address of the property. City codes usually are based on the tenant space frontage in regards to determining the allowable size of wall signs and the property line dimension when calculating the allowable size for ground signs. Second, your plans need to include elevation drawings of all of the signs the you are proposing. Most citys are accepting photo simulations showing the signs (to scale when at all possible). You can add the lease space frontage on the elevation if you like. The fascia dimension and the height of the sign from grade is also nice to have (and required in some citys). It is always a good idea to have who ever is doing your survey to get these dimensions while they are there taking pictures so you won’t have to waste another trip in case the city requires these items of information on the plans. Third, you wll need a sheet that shows all of the specs for your signs. This should include colors, materials, method of lighting, and attachment details. Some sign companies have pre designed attachment details that cover a wide range of optional situations (wood framing, stucco, masonary, etc.) . Items that most plan checkers are looking for in Building are disconnect switch, UL listing, the type, size and number of fasteners that will attach the sign to the wall, and,of course, footing details for ground signs (even small directionals). Larger monument signs , pole signs or projecting signs usually require stamped calculations by a Civil Engineer. Last of all, more and more citys are starting to ask for title 24 sheets for electrical signs (SLTG-1c) There you have it! I have found that the more complete your plans are and the more professional your plans look, the more likley they are to sail through plan checks and get the benefit of the doubt when there is any. I also would like to stress that the easier the plans are to determine the scope of the project, the better. If a plan checker has to work or think too hard to figure out what you are doing, the chances are you will get corrections. It is nice to have the proposed signs labeled on the site plan (Sign 1, Sign 2, or A,B,C, etc.) and have the same designation on the elevations. I always say that if a 15 year old kid can’t understand it – SIMPLIFY! I hope this helps.

permitguy

permitguy

 

Close More Deals

As technology changes its important to keep pace or get left behind. There are a lot new widgets, apps, social, RRS feeds, tags, Alt tags, email interface, SEO masters, CRM software, email list management, tech tools, you name it its happening. The most surprising or shall we say the most rewarding new tech that has effected the closing rate while impressing big and small customers alike has been digital signing of contracts / deals. We use My linkto manage, sort, sign and initial all my contracts. We then simply email them to the customer or client who are amazed by our technological achievements ( makes us look like were in the game )and we find them sending us back signed docs. The beauty of this online email digital document signing is that all the documents are in easy to create ( we use word )and store doc files for later use. Once one creates different doc one simply makes a change to the name of client and Walla! Done. When time permits Ill share more cool stuff with fellow Sign pros out there looking to gain an edge in the new way in which we all conduct business. Enjoy

mark.yurik@signswest.com

mark.yurik@signswest.com

 

The weekend is here - Are you working?

http://distinctinspirations.wordpress.com/ http://distinctinspirations.toxinchecklist.com/ This is my blog & my website and I invite you to check it out! This was from last weekend's posting, but I invite you to subscribe to my blog and follow along on my journey! Just curious – I am going to be working the majority of the weekend and sometimes it feels like it never stops. But I have to see the bigger picture of things. I have to see the end-game. I keep telling myself that I do. But why are so many people willing to "say" they want to do the extra work necessary to pull themselves up by their bootstraps and move ahead for themselves and their families or whatever it is that is important to them, but unwilling to actually do the work? Have I written on this before? I feel like it's something that just grinds me over and over. It's not like it is only the younger generation or the Gen Y or the Gen X or even the baby boomer generation. Are people tired or are they less motivated today than before? Yesterday I read in Penelope Trunk's blog about her farmer and how he views things today – she writes, "I asked the farmer how he gets the cows to go to the corral. He says he used to try to force them. And it was always frustrating because they didn't want to go. He was always fighting against them. Now he tells himself he has an infinite amount of time. He tells himself it doesn't matter when he gets them in the corral as long as he's making progress. Sometimes he loses one or two cows as he's going, but he knows they'll come later if he gets the rest of them. And sometimes, if a cow isn't coming with the rest, he tries to get her to go the opposite direction, away from the herd, and it confuses her so much that she follows the herd. The farmer tells me that he stays calm and tells himself he just needs to be making progress." Image via Wikipedia I think I would like her farmer…But, maybe I need to just learn from what she has shared about him in this post.  "How to know if you're making progress". I don't very often refer people to a Penelope Trunk blog because, for me, she goes a little over the top, but I still find myself reading it and finding things to use in everyday ways. I want people to be successful and I want to help them – yes, I do believe in "Pay It Forward". I am willing to work for others to be successful – we are in this together; or is that what we've forgotten? There are alternative ways to be successful and we all measure success with different metrics. Cover of Pay it Forward So, me & Penelope's farmer are going to just keep doing what we do and I'm going to keep putting one foot in front of the other and know that as long as I keep moving forward I'm making progress. Then the other things will all come along – eventually. http://blog.penelopetrunk.com/2010/10/27/how-to-know-if-youre-making-progress/ http://lifehacker.com/5655001/why-hunting-down-a-dream-job-can-hurt-your-career

gpitts

gpitts

 

From: can you find the code violations??

Glad to hear that they are cracking down on some of these big companies that say they know how to install neon.They are a couple around here that will argue you blue in the face that wet location end caps are not needed.Will not put caps on PK housings and have even zip tied GTO returns to primary wire runs.I am so tired of be called to do repair jobs only to find out that it could have been avoided if these unscrupulous companies had only followed code.They do this because of few reason ,they have been in business for a long time and know the codes will not be enforced, they cut corners to keep their bids low and think they will be called to do repairs.I am sure they know who I am talking about and will more then likely read this. Shame on you,shame,shame you put profit over safety and give neon a bad name. Source: can you find the code violations??

big E

big E

 

What makes a Sign Sell? And do Sign Company owners really want to sell more signs?

THOUGHTS FROM CHATTERBOX DESIGNS. At The Sign Syndicate, we believe this portal is for experienced sign companies, sign owners, and sign industry people who want to know more about all the details of every facet of the business, including making quality signs. Just about every business (and the new ones opening) needs a sign, and a large percentage, electrical signs. Could we possibly sell more signs, and better designed signs, if the Sign Industry (the experienced sign people), interacted together and shared the knowledge of how to beat the marketplace? Are sign company owners interested in learning from one another, or do they just, "know-it-all." Is there a pervasive, kinda-a-like, "paranoia" that is in this industry, or is it something else? What I have seen in my 10 yeas is a thought, "if it sticks sell it." "If it doesn't, oh well." This is not my opinion, this is what I have seen from small and mid-size sign companies in many Western states. As a small business owner, I don't understand this attitude. I have never once, seen sign owners, I know, open to learning how to sell signs better. Most sign owners have the attitude, "Let's see how long this salesperson will last." There is absolutely no training involved." No weekly sales meeting, with a little training each week, feedback, and "how-do-we-do-it-better," mentality. What sells signs? How do you increase sales? Some factors to consider: 1. Initial assessment BEFORE even taking a job to determine if the customer is going to "buy" or is just "fishing?" QUALIFY the sign buyer. 2. Is it the "fast-talking" sign person, someone new to the industry hungry to get a sale, just a good sales person (without knowledge of signs), or experienced sign sales people that sells a sign? 3. A good sign design, a properly formatted sign submittal? Does it really help, or not? Does the customer need to see a design, or not? 4. The vibe of the market at any one time in the year, or a business needs sign regardless? 5. Fact: the customers needs a sign? Oh well, they may go to your competitor. Sometimes it is all about price, and the customer will go somewhere else. This is a given. But what about increasing sales by 25%, 35%, or more? Most people, in every small business, just want to make a quota, pay the mortgage, and get by. GET BY? I think America needs to wake up. EVERY OTHER NATION ON EARTH is nipping at our shores. Americans better wake up. Period. Do sign companies set goals for sales? Or, it is just that, sign companies love to make signs, and, oh well, it just happens to be a business?

chatterbox

chatterbox

 

Future of the Sign Industry

I have some very interesting idea of where the sign industry is going. With the Global marketplace, sign franchises growing, cities expanding, business cost skyrocketing, etc. I would like to hear some veteran sign industry people, preferrably SIGN COMPANY OWNERS, what they think is going to happen for the Sign Industry and Sign Companies, in general, in the next 3, 5, 7 years? Expansion, Contraction, Teaming up, Brokering, Wholesaling, etc. If you are a vendor and have been in the SIGN INDUSTRY for more than 10 years, I welcome your comments. Or, if you have some unique insight, I'd like to hear that. Not totally closed to vendors. Thanks.

chatterbox

chatterbox

 

For all you NEON haters and LED lovers

Boston's Famous Citgo Sign Catches Fire POSTED: 12:28 pm EDT October 15, 2008 UPDATED: 2:28 pm EDT October 15, 2008 BOSTON, Mass. -- The world-famous Citgo sign that sits behind the Green Monster in Fenway Park caught fire Wednesday. Two ladder trucks were dispatched to the sign late Wednesday morning. The fire blackened some of the panels on the red, white and blue sign. Fire department spokesman Steve MacDonald said flames were visible when firefighters got there, but the fire was quickly put out. MacDonald said the blaze was likely caused by an electrical short circuit and estimated the damage at about $5,000. The sign, said to be the largest sign in New England at 60 by 60 feet, was originally built over the Cities Service divisional office in 1940. The original neon tube sign was rebuilt in 2005 to feature thousands of LED lights. October 21, 2008 Don't Blame Neon! The Citgo sign that is located behind the Green Monster in Fenway Park caught fire on October 15, 2008. Immediately "neon" was the blame. Unfortunately the neon sign that was in the stadium since 1940 was rebuilt with LED's in 2005. So in reality it was an LED fire, not a neon fire. Why is it that neon is the scapegoat for all things that go wrong? Just because LED's are a newer technology, doesn't mean it is a better technology. Neon has stood the test of time, meanwhile LED's are still unproven. And yes LED's can cause fires as well!

Suncoast Neon

Suncoast Neon

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