Encompass Sign Triples Manufacturing Capacities Fueled by Record Earnings in Fiscal 2017

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Encompass Sign adds valuable production technology, increasing manufacturing through-put

Propelled by the increase in demand for thermoformed signage, as specified by a growing number of architects, Encompass Sign has re-invested record earnings into 4 new pieces of large-format, capital equipment.    

Included in the expansion is a pair of Multicam-APEX 3R routers which are being touted as the next generation of CNC routers. The pair features the latest in Gantry architecture as well as automatic tool changers, high-frequency spindles, and auto-calibrating probes. Both of the new APEX 3R routers can mill single pieces, up to 10 feet long, with an industry-leading slew acceleration.

The manufacturing expansion also includes a new J1390 high-intensity Laser cutting system. The precision featured within this model has made it popular for cutting intricate electronics and aviation parts with high tensile strength. The 2,000 square inch bed will enable Encompass to swiftly sculpt sophisticated patterns as part of its thermoforming ADA sign-making process.

Administratively, Encompass implemented a new Project Management software enabling increased visibility on all aspects of the Production process. This tool has led to improved Projections and heightened communications on newly proposed Projects. Additional skilled machinists and designers were hired to maximize the capabilities resident within the new equipment.

The new-age capabilities and technical expertise will enable Encompass to shorten turn times and gain processing efficiencies. This combination will result in increased value for Encompass Sign’s growing base of customers who now require thermoformed, compression-molded ADA signs for their Projects. One of the most popular trends in the architectural sign and design industry has been the transition from ordinary photopolymer ADA signs to the new-age thermoformed tactile ADA signs. The thermoforming process yields a superior sign, at typically reduced costs.

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