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Aluminum Extruded post & panel systems?

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Malkin, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Malkin

    Malkin Very Active Member

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    We have a large project on the horizon that will require 12 post and panel signs.
    We have had good experiences with Clarke Systems, Howard Industries & Charleston.

    Are there any other vendors or merchants here that anyone would recommend for this? I'm sure the client will be specing their requirments, but I don't have that info quite yet, just trying to be prepared.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. OhioSignShop

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    Howard is VERY expensive (selling at what looks like Retail) and we started making our own from scratch 5 years ago. Form a relationship with a local metal shop/supplier and powder coating shop and your bottom line will improve. Bath should have a few of these shops if Augusta is lacking. Depending on the specs, Grimco has a good assortment of brackets for metal signs, mostly highway type sign stuff though. A metal brake, saw and small welder are about all you need to crank this stuff out.
     
  3. visual800

    visual800 Very Active Member

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    these places, althought nice are high as hell I would submit your dramwing or plans to :

    http://bigraphics.com/
    this place is in bham and owned by Fravert, you want some high class signs this is it. Ive used them and was extrememly impressed

    http://www.signbuilders.com/
    these guys work side by side with fravert and once again kick out some high end stuff

    Before I waste money on howard I would check with both of these places.
     
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  5. Malkin

    Malkin Very Active Member

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    Thanks for the input so far. I agree that Howard is pretty high, although I have had no complaints about the quality.

    I guess I will need to know more about their specs before deciding what direction to go.
     
  6. FS-Keith

    FS-Keith Active Member

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    also check signcomp and miliken

    the three you listed are extremely expensive, and one of them is down the street and I still cant compete using their prices without the shipping. We just build our own
     
  7. OhioSignShop

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    www.nglantz.com has some post and panel sets at a fair price, might be worth a look
     
  8. MCFT

    MCFT New Member

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    You can try Vista System

    http://www.vistasystem.com/eTools/eMCFT/16/eMCFT-16.asp

    Vista System had launched a new Post & Panel Look by adding new bases and end caps to their product line. The product is composed of two posts, which support the center sign via a special end cap. The base of this sign may come in two different configurations. Both bases allow you to place the sign in any desired location without having to bolt it.
     
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