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Project of the Month: Columbia Bank Acquires Pacific Continental

Customer Spotlight: Columbia Bank

Columbia Bank
1301 A St.
Tacoma, WA 98402
www.columbiabank.com

On November 1st, Columbia Bank officially completed their acquisition of Pacific Continental for just shy of $645 million, which meant it was time to get to work on the branding transformation that needed to take place. Columbia Bank had 16 Pacific Continental branches throughout Washington and Oregon that needed all of their signage converted to the Columbia Bank brand. This meant we needed to swap out every sign, including: channel letters, monument signs, door vinyl, interior signs, parking signs, etc. Having worked with Columbia Bank a number of times in the past, we had a lot of familiarity with their signage needs, which allowed us scale the project quickly despite the large volume of signage needed. 

Topics: Sign Projects

Project of the Month: High School Stadium Signage

Customer Spotlight: Lincoln High School, White River High School & Stadium High School

This time around we are switching it up a bit and spotlighting 3 projects in one post! I know, I know, it's madness but please try and stay with me on this one. Given it's football season we thought it would be fun to share some of the sign projects that we recently did for local high school football stadiums.

Topics: Sign Projects

Project of the Month: Christian Life Center

Customer Spotlight: Christian Life Center

Christian Life Center
1780 Lincoln Avenue SE
Port Orchard, WA 98366
www.clcpo.org

Christian Life Center came to us in search of designing, fabricating and installing some new signage with a modern look for their Port Orchard campus. CLC had some dated monument and wayfinding signage, which they were hoping to update. After some initial discussions with our design team they put the trust in us to come up with a new look that would help modernize the look of their entrance signage as well as help visitors find their way through the campus. 

Topics: Sign Projects

How to Cash in on Your Banking Signage

Bank Signs of the Pacific Northwest

There are a lot of uncertainties in life, but one thing that is for sure is that banks need current and great signage. There are a lot of banking options out there for people to choose from. Whether they feel comfort in the size of a national chain or would prefer something a bit closer to home and personal with a local regional branch, it comes down to going with a bank you trust.

Establishing and maintaining trust with your customers can be achieved in a variety of ways. Especially in the banking industry. They'll want to provide advanced and secure banking solutions while also committing to excellent customer service. Both of these pillars of success will help secure and grow their customer base for years to come, but in order to even get a prospective bankers attention a bank will need to rise above the competition from a branding standpoint as well. Here is where signage comes into play.

Topics: Signage & Branding Tips

Project of the Month: Salesforce Bellevue

 

Salesforce.com's Bellevue Office Tower Signage

Over the past few months we've had the pleasure of working with the global brand engineering firm, Harkess-Ord out of New York City on the signage for Salesforce.com's new Bellevue, WA location. The sign was completed and installed on January 17th, which made for an exciting start to the New Year for all of us here at Plumb Signs.
 
Topics: Sign Projects

Project of the Month: Pierce College

Creating Wayfinding Symmetry Across Two Campuses

We recently had the opportunity to work with Pierce College on improving their wayfinding signage across their two campuses in Lakewood and Puyallup. This was an exciting opportunity and challenge for us that we were extremely eager to tackle. The multi-campus component required us to take into account two separate environments and determine a solution that not only was customized to fit each campus individually but maintained an element of symmetry between the two. We wanted to make sure that when a student, faculty member or visitor stepped foot on either campus they were supported with the same level of branded wayfinding to make their experience as easy and comforting as possible.

Topics: Sign Projects

Project of the Month: Washington State Fair

 

A Trip Back in Time to the Washington State Fair

If you've ever been to the Western Washington State Fair then I'm sure you've ventured into the restaurant to enjoy some classic and timeless fair food. Given it's size at 12,354 sq. ft. it's been a memorable beacon at the fair for many years. Recently, it went under a huge renovation to give it a revitalized and inviting look. Part of this large scale project included revisiting the signage. 

Previously, the signage at the Restaurant Pavilion was pretty basic in that it just had some channel letters spelling out "Restaurant". It certainly served it's purpose of identifying the building for many years but it was time to spice it up a bit. That's where we came in.

Topics: Sign Projects