There are many things to consider in determining whether incorporating a digital LED sign (also known as an Electronic Message Center or EMC) into your landscape is right for your business or organization.Read More
Unplanned downtime is costly. It’s important to be proactive with your building and equipment maintenance so that your facility remains operational. Adoption of lean production practices such as an organized workspace and an optimized workflow are good, but if your equipment or electrical systems fail, you’re exposed and vulnerable.Read More
With so many design options, it’s easy to forget the basic reasons for a business sign. Recent studies by the Sign Research Foundation and the University of Cincinnati confirmed that signs can either draw or deter traffic and even infer the quality of your products and services.
In their annual BrandSpark/Better Homes and Gardens American Shopper Study, the University of Cincinnati (UC) surveyed over 60,000 United States consumers, ages 18-65+. In the survey, consumers revealed the effect of signage quality, the use of signage to infer quality and the usefulness of indoor and outdoor signage for new information. The study also examined the effects of good design and size on the legibility of signage.
Above all, the study reveals that regardless of age, gender or education level, most consumers take a pass on businesses with poor signage. Things like size, color, lighting, even surrounding visual distractions, all make a difference for passing motorists.
With all the visual noise, how do you create and implement a sign strategy that sets you apart but doesn’t turn off or confuse your audience?Read More
At work, we all have times when we get frustrated by what’s going on around us. Our frustrations and concerns can negatively impact our workplace satisfaction and productivity.
Take Harry, for example. Harry is a leader I coach. He manages a six-person team.
Harry is struggling these days. He has three key concerns that have been coming up in our coaching conversations:
These concerns are causing frustration and unhappiness for Harry. They’re valid concerns, yet as concerns, they’re keeping Harry stuck. He’s feeling like a victim.
But there is a way out....
When your business relies upon electrical power, the last thing you want is unplanned downtime due to equipment failure and power outages. Whether your business is industrial, commercial, healthcare, IT, financial, education, or any other industry -- power outages and equipment failures are costly and even dangerous.
There are several options that bring more reliability to electrical systems.
The internet of things (IoT) is the world’s massive set of interconnected devices that operates through the internet. From cell phones to coffee makers, these days almost anything can be linked up to the web.Read More
Wisconsin’s wet spring gave way to a hot and steamy summer challenging Service Manager Tim Hagen with some difficult hiking conditions that had less to do with terrain and more to do with terrestrial beings -- bugs, that is. Hagen was glad to have the company of Matt Schmidt also a service manager at Lemberg, for the summer hikes on his way toward the end of the 1000 miles of the Ice Age Trail.
With temperatures in the 80's and 90's and the usual Wisconsin high humidity, Hagen trekked over 114 miles of the state's lush countryside filled with picturesque farmsteads, winding trails and peaceful beaches. But not all of it was kind.Read More
At first exploration, it may seem easy to save capital and take on the installation of a security system cabling and components. In fact, equipment is readily available at most hardware stores and comes with relatively easy-to-follow instructions.Read More
Technology has changed the way businesses operate and the construction industry is no exception. The construction industry now embraces technology like smartphones, drones and computer aided design in daily job management.
For electrical contractors like us, technology has helped streamline projects and create a more collaborative, more efficient, and safer job site. Specifically, we see technology informing our job estimating, manpower scheduling, materials handling, and prefabrication abilities.Read More