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Sign Lady

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    Signs Plus Sign Systems, LLC
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    South Carolina
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    Full Service Shop

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    1132 White's Circle
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    121' Crane; 35' Bucket Truck; 45' Bucket Truck; Large Format Printer - Roland metallic & white ink; Gerber Edge II; Gerber Sabre Router (CNC); Plotters

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  1. 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!
  2. If you don't mind me asking, was it cheaper to have them come to you??
  3. 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!
  4. Well, that's good to know. I didn't know that part of it!
  5. Hey folks! Hope you are all well. Just curious - how many of you still have not gotten the crane certification??
  6. Yes, and getting weirder by the day! I think they sit around all day and come up with new ways every day to charge us more money simply because we go above 6' in the air! LOL
  7. I agree with Paul. I think your agent may be misinterpreting what they are asking for?? Simply because he/she may not understand the sign industry & what we do. It's rare to find one that does understand it though. Especially in a small market like mine. I don't think Chandler would require you to insure every vehicle on the job site. But there is another way around what they are asking for if that is what they are asking for. My guys very rarely drive their personal vehicles to a job site, but they have before and in the cases that they have, I always get them to park in a big box store parking lot & then I pick them up & take them to the job site. Most folks/owners you work for frown upon having a ton of vehicles on the job site anyway - mostly for space reasons & not having to shuffle them around all day when they get in the way - having to do the shuffle multiple times a day also causes lost time from the work you are doing - have to shuffle to get them out of the paver's way in the morning - then the brick mason's way in the afternoon. That has been my experience anyway. There is always a work around with these kinds of things these Nationals are coming up with these days. Then you can honestly tell your insurance company that your employees do not drive their vehicles to job sites. Ever!
  8. WOW! Another reason not to cover us?? It's already hard enough to get insurances if you go above 6' - now they want to disqualify & not cover for vehicle wraps? Glad I haven't had that one thrown at me yet. I have my insurance with Auto Owners & it just renewed with no issues. Granted, we don't do a lot of vehicle wraps, but we do some. It would be interesting to know what the mind set is on that & the reason they changed for that specific process alone. Because that is such a specific process to pull out of all of the other things you likely do to cherry pick as a reason to not cover you.
  9. That's what sucks the most. When OSHA catches one of these jackasses doing something so assanine, the rest of us pay for it because then OSHA puts a microscope up the rest of our backsides.
  10. Yes, it does. I always tell them I don't send just 1 man out on a bucket truck! My WC insurance company won't allow it - and since I am paying their insurances for the job, I stick to that. They have zero skin in the game and if somebody gets hurt, oh well - not their problem.
  11. Could not have said it better! Unless and until those of us doing it right take a stand against the "hacks" I feel like we are complicit in what is happening to our industry that most of us love and work hard every, single day to protect. Also, unless and until we start to take a stand against these low ball NTEs being sent to all of us, we are going to continue to get the same results shown in that picture. You can't even drive your truck out of the yard for the $150 NTEs I have seen coming through here - or even $200/$300 ones when you come down to it. Not unless it is down the street from your shop. With all of the insurances, licenses, fuel costs & labor costs by the time you are done if you accept a $300 NTE you make nothing when all is said and done. You paid to have work done for THEIR customer to make THEM look good - most of the time without even a thank you from rude, pushy PMs. If they low ball & sell to their customer something that they can't find one of us to do (and they wouldn't do themselves for that amount), then that's their problem. They have to stop promising their customers something that they know is too low for what they want done. If we all stand together, they will have to stop doing it. Or if not, they will get what is in this photo and their customers will begin to revolt too.
  12. You are exactly right. The rest of us have to fight this stereotype every day. Pathetic! Pisses me off.
  13. I would check with my insurance agent to make sure this CYAs you. I don't know about your area, but with my area if I were to type that up they would tell me it isn't worth the paper it is written on. According to folks around here, I can't hold harmless anybody doing anything on my property. I am responsible if they get hurt no matter what they are doing or when.
  14. WOW! Now that's a whole new low. Not to mention the fuel and truck wear & tear. Like I said, there is always that one that will take 10 miles.
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