Since the end of March, Tennessee has been under a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though the “Stay at Home” order has shut down our doors to all non-essential businesses, it has not stopped us from opening our doors to those who cannot stay home.
Last week, we had the pleasure of working with the Williamson County Solid Waste and Williamson Medical Center. They both needed our help with some small projects, but they were significant for the safety and well-being of our community.
“The service provided by 12-Point SignWorks has always been professional, timely and consistent. We are treated like we are their only customer! Everyone is always very helpful.” said Nancy Zion, Director of the Williamson County Solid Waste.
Williamson County Solid Waste needed banners and additional custom signage that displayed a reminder to practice social distancing and a COVID-19 policy update.
We created several simple, but effective inserts for their A-frame hardware, vinyl decals for their trucks, and 92 yard signs!
They provided us with the details for what they wanted to include on the signage. Our graphic designer used these details to create the layouts for the banners, A-frame inserts, and yard signs. Once approved, we printed the graphics on scrim banner vinyl using our large format printer (for the banners) and on corrugated plastic using our flatbed printer (for the A-frame inserts and yard signs).
We also fabricated 24" x 12" vehicle decals by printing them on removable vinyl with an applied protective laminate to protect the graphics against scuffing.
The vinyl material used for the decals were cut with rounded corners per the custom design using our flatbed cutter.
Even with a portion of our staff working from home to ensure social distancing, our production team was able to quickly produce what was needed by their deadline. We are even using the social distancing design we created for them for ourselves to alert clientele coming by the 12-Point office!
Currently, keeping 6 feet apart and washing our hands is our new year resolution.
While working on that project, we noticed that Williamson Medical Center was reaching out to the community to donate face masks or any material to create them. We gave them a call to see how we could help and, in perfect timing, they told us that Mr. Rob Lee, of ADELCA Systems LLC, had provided them with a 1,000 yards of 85 lbs of medical-grade fabric.
Our production team member, Greg Bell, cut the medical fabric for the face masks.
With the help of our large cutting machine, we were able to cut over several thousand pieces of fabric for them to give to local volunteers who could hand sew the fabric together to create masks. We also were able to cut some of the fabric into lengths to be used for gowns. Thank goodness for our local volunteers who are stepping up to sew personal protective equipment for our medical heroes!
This collection of fabric was donated to local group, Sewing Soldiers of Middle Tennessee, who have volunteered their time to create thousands of face masks for the Middle Tennessee community.
“12-Point has been nothing short of amazing to help us in this time of need! We are thrilled to have such a wonderful community partner…” stated Leigh Williams, Foundation Associate for the Williamson Medical Center.
Although these were small projects, they carried a huge impact on how we as a design and build company can assist essential businesses in our area. To us, a small deed can go a long way, which is why we take pride in highlighting meaningful community projects like these.
Currently through April 14, we are offering some amazing April promotions on banners, A-frame signage, and yard signs for essential businesses. So, if you are an essential business who could use our help with maintaining day to day operations, please give us a call at (615) 595-6564 or click on the button below to learn more or to get your project started. We look forward to working with you!
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