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HansonSigns

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About HansonSigns

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  • Name
    Nancy Berg
  • Company
    Hanson Sign Co Inc
  • Job Title
    Office Queen
  • City & State
    Silverdale WA
  • Gender
    Female

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  • Company Type
    Full Service Shop

Quick Company Info

  • Address
    PO Box 928
    Silverdale WA 98383
  • Equipment
    Freightliner with Skyhoist, International with Elliot crane, 30' bucket truck, pickup trucks/ladders.

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  1. Sign shops in Washington state aren't considered essential... home improvement stores, pot shops and "vegetation management crews" are essential. Good to know where we stand....
  2. Nice, Matt! My daughter actually thought that since China has a large elderly population and this virus seems to have targeted the elderly... and it started in China... how grim is that thought! and here's a link to an interesting article about China's aging population: https://chinapower.csis.org/aging-problem/
  3. In Washington State the employment security dept has a thing called Shared work - if the employer will continue to pay benefits (we pay medical/dental) and sign up for the Shared work project, the employees can file for unemployment without having to look for work, they just report what hours they did work and EmpSec will pay the balance to make up 40 hours. They pay about 75% of the employees pay but it's better than nothing. We've had several larger jobs put on hold and our phones and email has slowed considerably. The feeling in our shop is that the gov will shut everyone down next week. We are a small shop and have no issues with "social distancing" (see our facebook page) here at work. So far no one here has it, but since it's a sneaky virus you just don't know if you have it until you actually get ill. And yes, I do believe it is an engineered virus, fortunately not Stephen King's SuperFlu level but dangerous none the less. Stay well and be safe!
  4. A conditional release should have some kind of wording like Upon receipt of payment in full, and upon said payment clearing the bank upon which it is drawn, the undersigned hereby agrees to waive and release any right to a mechanics lien, stop notice, or any right against a labor and material bond on the job. This covers you against their check bouncing - release is only effective after the check clears the bank.
  5. Never give a lien waiver - you can do a conditional waiver that says you won't lien a job as long as you get paid, then an unconditional waiver when you are paid. Tell companies who insist on unconditional waivers before payment that it's extortion and completely unethical.
  6. Neon is a symbol of Seattle's past. What will illuminate its future? The city's most iconic signs are losing their vaunted glow to LED replacements. But not everyone is giving up on neon. https://crosscut.com/2019/09/neon-symbol-seattles-past-what-will-illuminate-its-future This was a great article, well worth the read.
  7. Nothing wrong with uniforms, maybe bright fluorescent pink...
  8. We are training our own guys since we can't find any licensed electricians. And that's working ok, it just takes 2 years for an electrical trainee to get the hours they need to apply for a sign journeyman test (Wa state). We pay well and have benefits (medical, dental, flexible hours, paid vacation, year end bonus and a great work environment), but there are some people who just don't want to put forth any effort. Or job hoppers - I would not consider hiring someone who's had 4 different employers in the last 18 months. I received a resume from someone who's had eight different jobs in 18 months - each one lasted about two months. Job hoppers will leave you in a heartbeat, no loyalty and no concern about the equipment they work with or the company reputation.
  9. Wow, some envy here! That emissions crap will be the death of us....
  10. Just another cost for the customer - and where there's landscaping, there has to be water, even in the Pacific NW. Plants die in the summer with out it. I don't object to the landscaping, I object that it's the responsibility of the sign company to do it. Should be part of the occupancy permit. (and if the customer doesn't get an occupancy permit, we can't get the sign permit issued).
  11. So our local county is forcing us to provide landscaping for monument signs - can't do just grass, there hasto be "shrubs and evergreen ground cover". They are insisting that this be done before the final inspection is requested, if it's not done they will charge an additional inspection fee. Has anyone else run into this? What did you do to comply?
  12. Our prayers to the son and the familys - especially those witnessing the tragedy.
  13. I've worked here for 20 years and this is the best job I've ever had!
  14. Sign Journeyman Electrician / Serviceman Hanson Sign Company, located on the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State, has been in business since 1964. We are known for the great care we take with clients and employees alike. The Sign Electrician will be responsible for ensuring that sign installations and service are executed to code and meet company standards. Specific Responsibilities include: Troubleshoot sign issues and determine repair requirements Install various types of signs and hook up to electrical circuit if required. Operate with safety as primary concern for team, customer and self Job Requirements: Journeyman Electrician in Washington 04-Signs or 01 – Commercial. Out of State applicants can check the requirements at lni.wa.gov/tradeslicensing/electrical/licenseexamed/licensecert. Click on Electrician. Valid driver’s license with Class B CDL for airbrakes Professional appearance and personality Must be willing to work in attics, crawl spaces and aerial lifts. OTHER ABILITIES: Safely ascend and descend ladders. Regularly lift and/or move up to 40 to 50 lbs. Good mechanical skills set, such as: working with hands, tools, climbing, good sense of balance, bending, kneeling, crouching, etc. Job Type: Full-time, some overtime and travel. Hours are 7:30am to 4:00 pm Monday – Friday. Salary: Depends on experience. Benefits include 100% paid Medical, Dental, 401k, paid vacation and holidays. Drug testing and employment physical required. Contact: nancyb@hansonsigns.com
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