Sign & Digital Graphics

Recognized Supplier Guide '20

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7 0 • M A R C H 2 0 2 0 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S Andy Stonehouse is a freelance writer based in Greeley, Colorado. A side from wide-format printing equipment, one of the biggest capital costs a small sign shop faces is the deci- sion to invest in a new lift or crane truck, allowing them the ability to more easily install and service billboard, platform or building-mounted signage. Changes in state and federal regu- lations concerning lift trucks, not to mention changes to signage itself, have precipitated some rethinking on the part of both manufacturers and customers, though plenty of options are still avail- able. John Glazer, executive vice presi- dent of Omaha, Nebraska-based Elliott Equipment Company, said there has been more of a push in recent years to offer lift truck equipment that does not require a commercial driver's license ( CDL) to operate—allowing more mem- bers of your team to legally operate the truck or bucket. Glazer says this includes a range of models that can reach up to 87 feet. Reaching Higher B Y A N D Y S T O N E H O U S E Customizing your truck with equipment boxes or storage space for banners, lamps or even electrical ballast or transformers can also add ver- satility. Image courtesy of Elliott. A changing landscape of rules and regulations has many sign shops reconsidering large-scale equipment.

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