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HansonSigns

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  1. I like the landing page with the recent posts, these forums have been invaluable for us!
  2. 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, $32 - $38 per hour. Benefits include 100% paid Medical, Dental, 401k, paid vacation and holidays. We are willing to help with relocation expenses! Drug testing and employment physical required. Contact: nancyb@hansonsigns.com Hanson Sign Company, Inc. PO Box 928 Silverdale WA 98383
  3. We opened with a few of our crew to manufacture sneeze guards for bank teller windows and car dealership sales desks. The only time the phone rings is when a National sign company wants a job done "right away". I think we may be able to go out for service on/around the 18th.
  4. 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....
  5. 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/
  6. 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!
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Nothing wrong with uniforms, maybe bright fluorescent pink...
  11. 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.
  12. Wow, some envy here! That emissions crap will be the death of us....
  13. 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).
  14. 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?
  15. Our prayers to the son and the familys - especially those witnessing the tragedy.
  16. I've worked here for 20 years and this is the best job I've ever had!
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. I bet the business owner did it.... trying to save a buck. "Penny wise and pound foolish".
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
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