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  1. 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).
  2. 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?
  3. Our prayers to the son and the familys - especially those witnessing the tragedy.
  4. I've worked here for 20 years and this is the best job I've ever had!
  5. 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
  6. We call our customers, but when it comes to prices, we email. Ya gotta have a paper trail because customers will hear you say "$1000" firm when you really said $1000 plus permits/tax.
  7. I bet the business owner did it.... trying to save a buck. "Penny wise and pound foolish".
  8. Washington State has had the rule on their books for quite a while. But what's up with the certification classes? when our guys first took the class, they had two days in class room and the third day they took the test, then had to schedule to take the practical test. $1800 each. Now it's five days with the test and practical, and $3000 each. And everyone I know hates the practical - it's a timed "course" and you have to speed thru it to pass. I kinda think all these crane rules did was create a new niche market. Someone is making big bucks.
  9. Wow - what a well documented story! It's just mind blowing that one a** can cause so much problems. And why would he care? Just a power trip-and no one to stop him (or no one in the government who cares). Our tax dollars hard at work.
  10. This is the pic, not a bad sign but hard to read. I have no idea what this business was, they were'nt in this location for long. It's hard to see in the photo, but the edges of the print are starting to peel. (I downsized the photo to attach it here). I agree about the installation tabs, it's a horrible idea. I'm hoping people who buy this stuff do a little homework about what they are buying and how it's going to be installed.
  11. As soon as they download I'll share, but they aren't great photos. Hey, you should check out the "faux neon" channel letters...
  12. We have a new customer who needs a new sign face at an existing business. The existing sign has a Sign Monkey sticker. The clear vinyl is delaminating and the sign is in poor shape. They have these clear little tabs that stick off the back where it was installed. The little tabs are so you don't have to open the face to install. When I looked it up on their website I was floored. They say right on the website that their signs don't need an electrician to install, they have cables that can be plugged into the next letter, then the next and so on. They are even ul listed. In Washington State, if it's electrical you have to have an ELECTRICIAN install it unless it has a regular plug in (like a hanging window sign). Has anyone else seen this? Thoughts? I'm really uncomfortable how easy they make installing look, when we all know it's not that easy.
  13. Sorry I didn't see this earlier - my previous post was fron 2014. We sold that truck last year and I no longer have the manual. Sorry!!
  14. Just another day in the pacific NW!
  15. Oh, I should have said I earned it, but God blessed me with everything I have! Like the will to work for what I want ...
  16. It's all BS - I was in the Navy for 8 years, 10 years as a secretary and now 19 years in this sign shop. You want equality? Do the job! Want a raise? Do the job! Deserve a raise? Ask for it! If you don't get what you deserve, find a job where you will. Just stop blaming other people. I'm sure there are situations/companies that really work that way. I guess I've been blessed not to be in that situation. There were some instances in the Navy where the "old guard" called me sweetheart and made inappropriate comments. I stood up for my self and called bs on it. The one guy who didn't quit got reported to our superiors (chain of command, it works) and then he quit. Retaliation? Nope. Our leadership took effective action and shut him down. Maybe this "Womens Day" was to call attention to women all over the world that are treated as second class citizens - not equal to their male counterparts (I don't know the real issue, I missed the memo)? How does our "support" by not going to work help these women out? wouldn't it be better to find organizations that support helping these women and donate a day's pay to them? I'm not entitled to anything because I'm a woman. I'm entitled to what I earn because I work for it.
  17. We put these in for one of our customers who has an old sign with chasing lights around part of it - over a year and no issues. Our customer is very happy not to be changing light bulbs every 3-4 months. They are much brighter than we thought they would be. Well worth the initial cost!
  18. How blessed is your life! Thanks for sharing!
  19. Yeah, we don't have a plastic recycler anymore either, so it gets dumptserized. Same with our wood, but we do have a few locals that come out and get some of the usable stuff for sheds/coops etc. And we have taken sign faces home for yard projects (around the bottom of my green house). It is a shame that so much gets tossed.
  20. I would never complain about a FREE website that has provided me with so much awesome/useful and in some cases MONEY SAVING information. And I, too, like the new format. Thanks for everything, Erik!
  21. I happened to be on Signweb (horrible forum site, but I had time to cruse thru the crap to find some relevant posts) that ImageWorks is out of business? We haven't done anything for them lately, I was just wondering if it's true...
  22. Exactly the same in Washington State - the ones who play by the rules get the shaft with fees/inspections etc. There are a few cities that work with us but the majority just want their $$.
  23. Sign Shop CnC / Printer Production (Silverdale) compensation: DOE / Health, Dental, Vision. employment type: full-time Mon. -- Fri. 7:30 am -- 4:00 pm. No nights or weekends required Duties Include: • Large Format Printing (Roland Printer) – Some experience preferred.. • Laminating Digital Prints • Plotting, Weeding and Transfer Taping Cut Vinyl • Trimming Prints to size • Apply printed and cut vinyl onto various substrates • Vehicle and Window graphic installation • Knowledge & use of CnC router • Be well organized & punctual Typical Physical Demands: • Ability to stand for long periods of time • Must be able to lift 40 + pounds (for loading and unloading vinyl rolls) • Be able to lean over a waist-high table and use back and forth hand motions to apply vinyl lettering and graphics to a substrate. Please send resume to nancy.bergATwavecable.com
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