Jump to content

Do not register with a hotmail.com / Outlook / me account.  Hotmail lists this site as spam and your registration will not be completed because you will not receive a confimation

ELECTRIC SIGN SUPPLIES

If You're Looking For Premium Electric Sign Industry Components Like Trim Cap, LED's, USHIO LED Lamps, Neon Supplies, or LED Power Supplies, Then Please Visit Our Online Store or Feel Free To Call Us For Inquiries or Placing an Order!!

Buy Now

NATIONAL SIGN & SERVICE COMPANY REVIEW LIST

For Sign Company's Who Work As Subcontractors

Before You Work For A National Sign & Service Company You Need To Look At The Reviews Of These Companies Before You Work For Them. Learn When To Expect Payment From Them and What It's Like To Work For Them, The Good, The Bad, The Ugly. Learn and Share Your Experiences Yourself For Others

You Must Be A Registered Member & A Subcontractor
Click Here

MEMBER LOCATION MAP

Looking for a fellow Sign Syndicate Company Member For A Sign Install or Maintenance Call? Locate a Supplier or Advertiser Regarding Thier Goods & Services?

Become a Member & Upgrade Your Free Membership So Others Can Locate You
Click Here

All Activity

This stream auto-updates     

  1. Today
  2. Yesterday
  3. Erik Sine

    USHIO LED Wall Packs

    NOW AVAILABLE USHIO LED Wall Pack Fixtures Ushio America’s TWP series traditional wall pack LED light fixtures are manufactured with premium, long-life LEDs, cast-aluminum housings with shatter resistant glass and excellent thermal dynamics. The TWP series is designed using the traditional wall pack appearance and replaces much higher wattage HID luminaires, saving up to 80% on energy costs. The traditional shape maintains an aesthetic appearance and will replace any building’s wall pack, or perimeter lighting. FEATURES & BENEFITS • Energy Saving • DLC Qualified • IP65 Outdoor Rated • Operating Temperature: -4° F to 120° F • 15-30 Foot Height Performance • Shatter Resistant Glass • Dimmable (0-10V) • Photocell Compatible • Long Life: 50,000 Hours • 5-Year Limited Warranty APPLICATIONS • Area Lighting • Security Lighting • Entryway Lighting • Pathway Lighting 42w 5000K $87.49 60w 5000K $99.99 Call (858) 880-1400 or email us orders@thesignsyndicate.com
  4. Henry van de Werken

    For Sale: 2012 Accubend Lite Model 26

    Accubend Lite Model 26 Channel letter bender. Recently serviced and refreshed by Accubend to ensure excellent operating condition. For information, please call (920) 453-4144 or email hvandewerken@kiefferstarlite.com.
  5. Last week
  6. jackharrywa

    Sign Installer Map

    which map app is best
  7. wizzy00

    CRANE CERTIFICATION

    Here in Canada, for most parts you require a 0-8 crane sign erectors certificate. It has been around for a least 20 yrs. I use to teach it for our province, but now is taught by other organizations. The reason this was brought into play, was due the fact the number of crane accidents with sign trucks. The course, is pretty well common sense and easy. Now, I try to quiz other qualified crane operator, who have taken course with other organizations to see the quality of their training. Sometimes I am shocked at how bad or how goos their training was. De-rating the cranes, I do not believe is a proper thing to do, knowing that the cranes can lift more than 2,000 lbs, someone will always break the the rules and lift more, hoping they won't get caught. By the way my favorite question is, what do you do if you should actually it a hydro line, lifting one foot will kill you, the answers shock me. Thanks for letting this old guy spout off, and take the course. I just read the last post, if they do add a valve to de-rate the lifting capacity of the crane, it would be nice to have any the crane companies to confirm this, and not just replacing the load chart.
  8. Henry van de Werken

    Henry van de Werken

  9. alukard123

    CRANE CERTIFICATION

    a de-rated crane is not only the lifting chart label that gets replaced, they actually install a hydraulic valve that reduced the capacity of the crane for waht the loading chart says and limits the maximum capacity to #2,000.00, that device must be installed and certified by a 3rd party, it gets tested witha 2000 lbs load, and its something you would not be able to easily remove on site, and it limits you so you will not be able to over load the crane as it will not work with anything heavier. We already got 5 of our technicians certified, it was a bit expensive but is well worth it. for NYC since any truck with a winch is consider a crane, we have been removing the cables off to use them as man lifts and we only install the cables a few days before we need to use them as cranes.
  10. Earlier
  11. cleland James a.

    CRANE CERTIFICATION

    tree service co. dont have to certify . i operate a 35 ton crane.got certified last year...they guy came to the shop.8 tested and all passed..anyone needing to certify get in touch with me and ill give you his info....great instructor..awesome class...
  12. eddielehigh

    CRANE CERTIFICATION

    As far as I know in the state of Washington any truck with a wench attached to the boom is considered a crane and you must have a operaters locence to operate it. It is the fixed cab license which half the trucks up here are not fixed cabs they are walk around
  13. Sign Lady

    CRANE CERTIFICATION

    Thanks for the info!
  14. wizzy00

    CRANE CERTIFICATION

    Here in Canada, for most parts you require a 0-8 crane sign erectors certificate. It has been around for a least 20 yrs. I use to teach it for our province, but now is taught by other organizations. The reason this was brought into play, was due the fact the number of crane accidents with sign trucks. The course, is pretty well common sense and easy. Now, I try to quiz other qualified crane operator, who have taken course with other organizations to see the quality of their training. Sometimes I am shocked at how bad or how goos their training was. De-rating the cranes, I do not believe is a proper thing to do, knowing that the cranes can lift more than 2,000 lbs, someone will always break the the rules and lift more, hoping they won't get caught. By the way my favorite question is, what do you do if you should actually it a hydro line, lifting one foot will kill you, the answers shock me. Thanks for letting this old guy spout off, and take the course
  15. Welcome to Texas, Robert

    I relocated here a year ago myself (From CA).

    May stop by to chat soon-I'm in New Braunfels up the road.

     

  16. Batch

    CRANE CERTIFICATION

    It wasn't a great deal cheaper. It saved my guys from having to drive an hour each way though. I also think it helped for them to take the class and test in a familiar environment and on our equipment in our yard. Though it was a little hectic shutting down most of our installers and service people.
  17. alukard123

    An Email I Recieved

    Yes, this site is amazing!! thanks for all the hard work you put into it, It has help me a lot to screen the National Sign Companies, and I will make sure we put more posts on all the nationals we work with.
  18. paul321

    CRANE CERTIFICATION

    Obtaining your Crane Operators Certification is not as difficult as some of you think it is. There are several organizations that do this. Look for them It is cheaper then de rating your crane The biggest issue are, You are paying for it. Continuing Education for those you that employ others and for yourself. Employees who are now Certified and want more money, or think they can call their own shots You now have Certified Employees who hopefully will operate your equipment safer And You are ahead of the guys without any License. Its just another bump in the road that we deal with
  19. imanut

    An Email I Recieved

    I diitto sign lady. You're doing a great service for the sign industry! Hope you told that national to go.....
  20. Sign Lady

    An Email I Recieved

    I know I have said it before, but it bears repeating - thank you for this site! It has helped me more times than I can name. If you want to know what is going on in the industry & or what National to stay away from, this is the place to find out! You supply a great service to those of us that work hard every day to make this industry better!
  21. Bryan Wilkerson Wilkie Mfg

    CRANE CERTIFICATION

    Licenses for federal crane certification starts at anything over 2000 there are a few States and municipalities that have a different weight limits (or in one case lifting height) that may apply for their own licenses or permits. As to having a crane rerated it has to be rerated through the original manufacture of the equipment. I cannot speak for other manufactures but we do a rerate kit for every crane that we have built. It is a fairly easy install and it limits the load that the unit is able to lift and it also comes with new load charts and operations manual plus it is registered with us as a rerated crane incase there is ever a question on it. This rerating can also be reversed in the future if your operators get their certification.
  22. Sign Lady

    CRANE CERTIFICATION

    If you don't mind me asking, was it cheaper to have them come to you??
  23. Batch

    CRANE CERTIFICATION

    We had a company come out and certify 10 of our guys. 5 passed and I had to send the other 5 and 1 new hire down to Miami to pass the parts they failed (mostly the math part of de-rating jib booms). All 11 now are certified. Then in 5 years we have to re-certify. But, my understanding it will be a much easier process.
  24. paul321

    An Email I Recieved

    It is very simple. Pay your Invoices when the job is completed and agreed on. Without the Sub Contractor Sign Companies, The Nationals FAIL. There are many Nationals who pay well and pay on time. GREAT JOB ERIK,
  25. Erik Sine

    An Email I Recieved

    So, I've been meaning to post this, so what better time than while it's fresh in my head. I get these from time to time....I think I've mentioned it a couple of times, or maybe I haven't. I received a email shortly after the ISA show from a National Sign Company we were at. Their known for their.....not so good payment schedule. In short they asked me to remove the content about their company on my board, and that it was for the most part untrue, and in most cases under normal circumstances most are paid by 60 days. I'm not going to mention the name of the company, it's not important and email exchange was short. It appears that it all sparked from whatever happened at the ISA Show. I'm not sure if possibly they were a company that took part at the meet and greet, or it was brought up in other ways, maybe over a dinner meeting. Anyhow, my response was basically that if you stick to your promised payment schedule then there shouldn't be any issues. Issues usually happen when companies promise terms then go over that. I also let them know that if they're doing business in states like California (which they are), by law subs have to be paid in 30 days. I also let them know that executing contracts and subbing installs and service work in states like CA is illegal if they do not have a contractors license in those states. In a reply I asked why they go beyond 30 days in the first place. In states like mine (CA) it's the responsibility of the General Contractor to obtain a line of credit to pay Subcontractors if need be, NOT use subs as a line of credit and only paying them once THEY get paid....which in states like CA is also illegal. IN fact in order to get a contractor license in my state you have to have a certain amount of cash flow in your bank account, and you must be bonded ($15K last I looked) which a consumer or sub can go after for unpaid bills or as a fix Lastly in that same reply, I also relayed the fact that it's ridiculous that some Nationals ask Subcontractors that work for them to sign away their lean rights. ( I didn't aim this question at them because I didn't know if they require this, but i just mentioned it as lately it seems like a normal thing to get a sub to sign). Though I doubt a judge would even abide by that as even that is illegal in my state and why there are preliminary lean notices before project work and lean release once paid by subs Well, that's where communication pretty much stopped. I'm posting this because it seems that what we are doing here, coming together and opening up a line of communication about one of our industry's biggest problem IS having an impact....clearly. It hasn't been the first email or call I've received from an unhappy National. At the ISA Shows, I'll say it's thee biggest compliment we get in passing or by those that meet with us is the National Sign & Service Install Review Forum, and having the courage to host such a thing on the Sign Syndicate. My point is this. It's probably the most active used part of this site, but by those who just use it, they need to participate in it more actively rather than just read what someone else wrote about a particular company they may be checking up on. More need to actually participate and give their own feedback for others as well and not be so passive...reciprocate the help. Keep updating your experiences with these companies, whether it's positive or negative, because obviously.....everything we have been doing here is working for our industry
  26. For Sale Ford F750 with 18 ton Terex Crane. Crane has 80' of live boom. with 40' extendable jib A two man bucket is available for this crane (2,300.00) additional Cummins diesel w/119,000 miles Manual Transmission Air Brakes Air conditioning Wood bed and tool boxes have all been Rino coated. Sale Price 53,000.00 Call Dave 217-254-0029
  27. Mad Scientist

    CRANE CERTIFICATION

    You need to contact the crane manufacturer to see if they can provide user installable kits. Some do. If yours doesn't then sell it and call a crane guy who is certified and pay by the hour until you figure it out. I pay a few hundred bucks and a giant crane I could never afford comes out for a few hundred bucks. No maintenance, insurance etc. If you do a lot of crane work then find a lighter load rating truck or get certified since this kicked into effect Feb. 7.
  28. Signsfast

    CRANE CERTIFICATION

    Im interested in if you can for a crane that size
  29. Sign Lady

    CRANE CERTIFICATION

    Didn't know you could do that either! Don't know if that would work for mine because it is a 17 ton Manitowoc - I think the max it will lift is 11,000 pounds - even though we rarely lift that weight. Just looks like there would be some kind of exemption for the small guys like us that don't do that kind of construction work/lifting every day. They are going to eventually make it so the small guy can't survive!
  1. Load more activity
×