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RetroReflective – What Do I Need to Know When Buying Traffic, Parking and School Signs?

RetroReflective – What Do I Need to Know When Buying Traffic, Parking and School Signs?

Spoiler Alert:  The word retroreflective simply means the most of the light returns to the source of the light (think headlights). You just got some new stop signs in your subdivision and you noticed how much better the place looked.  But did you realize how much more effective the new signs were?  You may not have noticed during the day, but at night the newer signs really show their stuff.  Look at the diagram above.  Engineer Grade is no longer an acceptable alternative in the MUTCD- the bible for traffic signs.  Here’s the thing:  it may cost a bit more,...

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Municipal Supply and Nucor, a Sign of Quality

Municipal Supply and Nucor, a Sign of Quality

Municipal Supply & Sign Co. is a stocking distributor for Nucor Steel Marion Inc.'s complete line of Rib-Bak™ u-channel posts and breakaway systems. We maintain a large inventory of both galvanized and green steel u-channel traffic and parking sign posts, as well as the Lap-Splice™ and Slip-Safe™ breakaway uchannel systems which are engineered specifically for the Rib-Bak™. All Nucor Steel products are NCHRP-350 Approved.  Why did Municipal Supply choose to distribute Nucor rather than the less expensive competitors?  Let’s take a look at the quality differences and why they matter.  Consider the following chart: Comparing Signposts RIB-BAK U-Channel Other U-Channels Ingredients U.S. New-billet Steel...

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Custom Wall Decals - Inexpensive and Beautiful

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Custom Wall Decals - Inexpensive and Beautiful

Due to their affordable pricing, easy use and ability to beautifully transform a room, wall decals are growing in popularity. Custom wall decals are great for man caves, kids’ rooms, kitchens and more and are child’s play to install. Think big, beautiful and able to be cleaned. Given that these decals are made from vinyl, they are able to be wiped down and cleaned as needed.  Create a lovely mural for the Frozen (movie) fan in your life. Or create a prehistoric wonderland for the budding paleontologist in your home. Custom wall decals allow you the ability to make your...

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When is Enough, Enough?

When is Enough, Enough?

Municipal Supply & Sign fabricates its signs using the high quality 3M sheeting when possible. One of 3M’s newer products is DG3, or DG “cubed.” As you would expect, this carries a higher price tag, in fact, maybe double the price of its high intensity prismatic sheeting. Wow! You may remember that high intensity prismatic is roughly 3X the reflectivity of engineered grade. So what can DG3 bring to the party? To answer that, here are the main selling points that 3M has provided us to share with customers: Better visibility from a brighter sign overcomes driving challenges

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What Size Post Do I Buy to Put up a Traffic Sign?

What Size Post Do I Buy to Put up a Traffic Sign?

First we should discuss the traffic regulations governing the hanging of a traffic sign. The official word comes from the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, or the MUTCD in the sign biz lingo. The MUTCD basically says “count up.” The bottom of the sign has to be seven feet from the ground. In keeping with the desire to keep people from hitting their head, the minimum height when hanging a sign over traffic is 17 feet. Practically, what does this mean you ask? Suppose you were going to hang a standard 30 inch stop sign. You might be targeting...

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