Richardson Pioneer grain is Canada’s largest privately owned agricultural business, serving farmers across Western Canada. From their humble beginnings in 1882 when they built their first grain elevator in Kingston, Pioneer grain has since successfully grown into an industry leading corporation. To establish an efficient network, Pioneer grain has built grain elevators across the country that are close to export corridors. Jade SignWorks has been responsible for many of their sign projects including outdoor billboard signs that prominently display the company name on their grain elevators.
Multiple outdoor billboard signs were required for municipalities across Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. The communities of Lethbridge, Estevan, Starbuck and numerous others needed new billboard signs on their grain elevators. Jade SignWorks was tasked to fabricate these signs and have them packaged and shipped for installation. Before starting production of a full sized sign, Jade SignWorks produced a small scaled prototype for client approval. This served two purposes; to provide the client with a visual of a completed sign and to verify the accuracy of their corporate colours. Once the prototype had been approved, the various sized billboards went into production. Sign dimensions varied between 5 feet x 30 feet to 10 feet x 24 feet.
Jade SignWorks cut and applied premium 3M colour matched vinyl to the aluminum composite material. This material is known in the industry as Di-Bond. Due to the size and shape of the Di-Bond sheets, the vinyl graphics had to be applied in sections by hand. This process is challenging and time consuming. However, our experienced staff was able to apply the vinyl in a proficient and effective manner.
After completion, special shipping crates were fabricated for each sign to properly safeguard the billboard signs during transportation. Jade SignWorks fashioned these crates utilizing wood planks and corrugated cardboard. The billboards arrived safely to their respective destinations and were subsequently installed.
Every step of the fabrication and design process was handled professionally and was well received. Case in point; the town of Killarney proudly displays a picture of their new billboard sign on their municipal website. Pioneer grain was extremely pleased with the care and quality given to their completed billboard sign projects and continues to work with Jade SignWorks for their signage requirements.