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About Rocco

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  • Birthday 11/06/1959

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    Abco Signs
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    Chief Cook and Bottle Washer ;)
  • City & State
    Pennsauken, NJ
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    Too many hobbies, too little time.

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    Full Service Shop

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    6710-B Rudderow Avenue, Pennsauken NJ 08109
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    41' bucket w 750lb. jib, service truck, 6x10 cnc machine, full sheet metal shop, est. 1973. Surveys, permits installations, service, fabrication.

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  1. Nice Paul! i guess I'm really getting old since I don't think of vinyl lettering as "old school".
  2. Nikki, I thought that we were still on the Stratus vendor list. IIRC we recently got an rfq for this. It's probably because our insurance renewed at the end of june and the darn agent didn't get all the coi's sent out. Anyway, the contractor didn't specify anything about being an approved vendor but I'll let them know.
  3. Angel, thanks for the reply. I'm bidding this for a construction company and of course they don't have the info. I'm going to go by local PS signs and be VERY specific in my bid with a an option or two. Also, this is a "historic" town and won't allow 20% of what PS wants and am sure we'll have to revise when we apply. Again, thanks. Rocco
  4. I'm bidding a new Public Storage location near me. The sign package page (for once there is one) states that we have to follow "Public Storage Sign System Design Intent Drawings, dated 1/16/2019 v3.0"." Does anyone happen to have a copy of this they would share? I've looked online and they look to use white face lit letters, but I'm sure it's more involved than that. Thank You Rocco
  5. Hi all, We've done surveys for years and years and I've always had to tight with the customers (usually national companies) over survey costs. Some seem to think that we can examine each and every aspect of the building in twenty minutes and only want to pay accordingly. Others realize that a good survey does take time, plus the office time to scan/email the photos, plus the inevitable call asking about some small detail, plus plus plus. So what amount of time do you allot for a standard (yes I know that there really isn't anything "standard" in the sign business so let's cal
  6. I recently bought a graphtec plotter as well though I bought the CE 6000-120. My first plotter was a Gerber 4B, which was delivered by Fred Flintstone, which I eventually hooked up to a computer. It was so nice to be able to have more than six fonts! And retirement? What's that? I'm sixty and figure I have about another 35-40 years before I can afford to think about retirement.
  7. As usual I'm late to the party. Erik, Happy B-day. And it beats NOT getting older - this from an admitted dinosaur.
  8. We like the plastic clips. I completely agree with the 1-2 click rule. Having that extra travel has saved us a few times. We get the face fairly tight/smooth then go around the whole thing depressing the clips another click or two as needed. The tensioning tool makes short work of that last little bit. Puckering might be a sign of having it too tight as well. Yes, I've done that. Either that or the sign needs additional supports. Its amazing how much tension a flex face puts on a cabinet, especially if it was not designed for a flex face originally.
  9. A good friend of mine almost went under because of Image Point but he was able to get about 75-80% of the monies owed to him. I think he had to go after I.P.'s customers in some cases. And as far as the vast majority of these national service companies are concerned, I echo Paul's sentiments. Do it on my terms or not at all.
  10. I guess this is a west coast problem? I can get all the 1/4" clear acrylic I want from harbor sales in Baltimore. They also have Weldon 16 but only in pints and small tubes.
  11. Thanks Cindy, For this location they used Entera and I've already spoken to them. I'm waiting on approval of the stacked design.
  12. Hi all, I've been asked to mount a freestanding sign for a different chain store (Mavis Discount Tires) on top of a BK sign at a site currently under construction. The two stores are sharing a lot and the town will only allow one freestanding sign structure. I need to contact whoever makes the BK signs to see how this can be accomplished. The BK sign would need a stub out the top or maybe two SF cabinets mounted on the pole. And yes I suggested a simple rectangle sign with both logos but of course each wants THEIR exact sign type. If anyone can help me out here I'd apprecia
  13. At first i was a bit annoyed (am old and decrepit and dislike change like a typical old coot) with the new landing pages, but I've come to like it.
  14. My shop is outside of Philadelphia, across the river in NJ. Yesterday there was a protest march here, but it remained peaceful. I had to run into the city yesterday and at least where I was, there was no damage and all was quiet. Maybe i was just up too early in the AM? Several stores were boarded up, though I doubt that would stop a dedicated bunch of looters. There is a section of the "Rocky Balboa" neighborhood (dislike those movies but that's a subject for a different venue) in Philly where a row of stores were burnt out. I'll be a few blocks away next week and will p
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