BALDWIN SIGNS HAS BEEN HELPING
BUSINESSES FLOURISH FOR OVER 70 YEARS.
AND THE SPOKANE COMPANY HAS SEEN DOUBLE DIGIT GROWTH
IN ALL BUT ONE YEAR OVER THE LAST DECADE.
DEREK DEIS TELLS US WHAT MAKES BALDWIN SIGNS STAND
OUT IN OUR LATEST EDITION OF "MADE IN THE NORTHWEST."
THEY SAY "A BUSINESS WITH NO
SIGN IS A SIGN OF NO BUSINESS."
AND BALDWIN SIGNS SAYS IT CAN DO JUST ABOUT
ANYTHING A COMPANY COULD NEED FOR ITS BRAND IDENTITY.
"from working out what your logo would look like, all the
way through doing the excavation and setting of poles and the
construction, heavy construction portion, putting a sign up for you."
BALDWIN DOES EVERYTHING FROM STRAIGHT FORWARD SIGNS LIKE THIS ONE
FOR RED LION HOTELS... TO COMPLEX JOBS LIKE THE SCOREBOARD
AT ROOS FIELD... WHICH FEATURES A FULL SIZED L.E.D. VIDEO BOARD.
OWNER JON WHIPPLE SAYS THERE'S
VERY LITTLE BALDWIN CAN'T DO.
we have machining, routing,
printing, painting, fabrication, art, creative."
THE SIGNS START IN THE DESIGN AND ART DEPARTMENT... WHERE
CUSTOMER'S CONCEPTS COME TOGETHER ON A COMPUTER. AND THEY
START TO COME TO LIFE IN THE METAL FABRICATION SHOP.
the guys in the fabrication shop can take any
manner of different substrates and materials to create a project."
THOSE COULD BE STAINLESS STEEL, ALUMINUM
OR A.C.M. - ALUMINUM COMPOSITE MATERIAL.
it gives you something that's
stable in different temperature ranges."
WHICH MAKES A.C.M. PERFECT FOR OUTDOOR SIGNS LIKE THIS
ONE... WHICH WILL BE USED FOR THE PALOUSE BUSINESS CENTER.
BALDWIN SIGNS MADE THE MOVE AWAY FROM NEON... AND TO
L.E.D. LIGHTING... LONG BEFORE MANY OF ITS COMPETITORS. AND
NOW... ALMOST ALL OF THEIR SIGNS USE L.E.D.... AND FOR GOOD REASON.
l.e.d. is about 70 to 80-percent more energy efficient."
AND NOT ONLY THAT... IT LASTS LONGER, TOO. WHIPPLE SAYS
AN L.E.D. SIGN MIGHT HAVE A USABLE LIFE OF 70-THOUSAND HOURS.
in real terms, 70-thousand hours means seven
years of leaving your sign on non-stop
before you've used up its expectant life."
"baldwin did all the sign work for this thai bamboo on north
division, which features an l.e.d. cabinet, an l.e.d. message center and l.e.d.
border tubing around the entire building, which is really state of the art."
if you've every been by that building at night,
it's lighted with an l.e.d. that looks like neon,
but it's not. it's an l.e.d. silicone product, commercial grade.
BALDWIN HAS ALSO DONE RECOGNIZABLE SIGNS LIKE THIS ONE FOR WASHINGTON WATER POWER...
AND THE MADONNA WHICH WAS FIRST HUNG AT MAIN AND WALL IN DOWNTOWN
SPOKANE DURING THE 19-57 HOLIDAY SEASON... AND JUST RECENT RECEIVED AN L.E.D. MAKEOVER.
AND WHIPPLE SAYS HE AND HIS 20
EMPLOYEES TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN SEEING THEIR
WORK AROUND TOWN... AND FROM ALBERTA TO CALIFORNIA.
it's definitely a sense of satisfaction when you've
done something that not everyone can do and
it really helps new business kind of take off."
AND IT'S WHAT BALDWIN SIGNS HAS BEEN DOING SINCE 19-40.
FOR MADE IN THE NORTHWEST...
I'M DEREK DEIS... KXLY FOUR NEWS.