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  1. I was always under the impression that the mass produced neon signs where pushed through a die and made. I had no idea they where actually hand made. thanks for sharing.

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  2. 1 hour ago, TIHZ_HO said:

    It depends on the company and the product.

     

    I worked in China for over a decade.  I worked in manufacturing and at one point I was the GM of Fallon Shanghai, remember Fallon?  Iin designed the factory space  for mass production of neon beer signs.  I also designed the pumping system which effectively pumped 12 units a cycle. The quality of our CHINESE made neon beer signs were superior to anything made in America. Shame about the Great Recession putting the kibosh on the company. 

     

    Regarding Chinese LED quality, again its who is making them as there are some very good LED manufacturers in China, as well as a lot of crapola.  I also worked in Jakarta Indonesia as a lighting consultant and there are a few nightclubs with interior lighting from 100% LED strip lighting.  After almost decade there has not been one failure.  So again if you're buying crapola don't complain.  The secret is finding the right Chinese LED company.

    have any pictures you can share? sounds fascinating!


  3. 3 hours ago, Twright said:

    We did hire a good installer recently but that lasted only about 2 weeks.

     

    He wanted to be in this area due to his son living here, but when he got here that's when the issues started.

     

    Day one he shows up with two small bags and it was all he had, no place to live no real money in hand.

     

    He was a very good installer, but his ego was bigger than could fit in the trucks.

     

    He left because we got to a point where we decided we could no longer pay for a place for him to live, pay for all his food and listen to him bitch about it.

     

    He said he had lost his drivers license ( but had a copy of it) and it was due to expire anyway and didn't seem worried about getting a new one, so he couldn't even drive our trucks.

     

    When he left he told us he did us a favor and we should have basically rolled out the red carpet and kissed his feet ( of course not those exact words), and supported him like we were taking him to raise.

     

    He also said he got hired elsewhere and they were flying him out, where ever out was.

     

    In reality he did do us a favor, as we just didn't see the drama ending.

     

    Now the hunt for a replacement continues.

    So you did NOT hire a good installer.


  4. You really cant hire within the industry. Because if they are from the industry and out of work, especially now there must be a reason... The best bet I think is to just find jacks of all trades and train them on the job. Hire good human beings with positive attitudes rather then the cowboy who thinks hes done it all and seen it all, yet is looking for work.  And most of all pay them well!


  5. so glad you are making these products available erik, and at a reasonable price. up next Id love to see you with some parking lot light pole heads. an easy retrofit option to remove existing heads and install new LED fixtures.


  6. 2 hours ago, Sign Lady said:

    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!

    Im interested in if you can for a crane that size

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