Process of a quality sign

We have made the process of choosing the appropriate and most attractive sign for your needs as simple as possible.

A knowledgeable, caring staff combined with the best raw materials ultimately produces the finest quality sign in the industry, unequaled in value and consistency. You will find your best value lies with a Schneider Sign Company sign.

Sign Face

All sign faces are thermally curved, vacuum panformed from General Electric Solar Grade co-extruded Lexan™. 3M high-performance vinyl graphics are computer cut to assure exact graphic duplication with razor-sharp resolution. The graphics are then applied to the inside of the sign face to protect your image from external forces of airborne contaminants, adverse weather, damaging ultraviolet rays and vandalism. Our 1 1/4 inch face panforming depth provides for face rigidity, depth dimension and distinctive individual panels on one unified face. Copy track is riveted every 3 1/2 inches to assure a permanent even attachment that aids changeable copy placement.

Vandal covers

Vandal covers, also manufactured by GE SGC Lexan™, provide a deterrent to vandals and to retain a changeable copy in high winds, rain, and snowstorms. The vandal cover is fabricated with a decorative radius extruded aluminum frame for aesthetics, durability, and function. Mechanical vandal cover props, with no seals to dry out, are recessed into the formed face and thus aren’t visible from the front viewing angle. Such props automatically support the vandal cover and with a simple secondary lift of the finger, the props release for safe closure. The vandal cover system is secured with a minimum of a three-point keyed system.

Rigid, heavy gauge, 7″‘, 9″‘, and 10.75″ aluminum extrusions are mitered, reinforced and welded in the corners for strength and aesthetics. The cabinet is only as sound and appealing as the support structure. We have perfected materials, processes, and quality controls unique to this specialty market. Details like plate quality architectural steel tubes, unlike common commercial grade tubes, are utilized in all applications not restricted by availability to plate quality stock. Certified welders utilize specialized jigs to provide consistent, sound, and aesthetically pleasing weldments. Design loads of 120 mph Exposure B are utilized on all sign models. Engineer drawings, including foundation specifications, are available with each unit.


Communications continue during the nighttime with internal illumination from high output, energy efficient General Electric fluorescent tubes. Lamps are powered by an application proven Advance™ cold weather, instant start ballast. All wiring and components are to UL standards with each sign bearing a UL label.

To provide minimal surface contaminants and ultimate primer adhesion, all steel weldments are sandblasted with foundry sand. The entire structure and cabinet is subsequently cleansed with an acid and a detergent followed by a water rinse. Equally extraordinary is the process of priming and painting the cabinets, component parts and structural members separately prior to assembly. To enhance luster, abrasion resistance and minimize airborne contaminants inherent to conventional paint curing, we thermally cure or bake the painted units at 180°. After the priming and additionally after the topcoat process, a minimum of a three-point electronic mil test is conducted and recorded on every sign. Further, we conduct a physical scribe test in an inconspicuous area to assure sound adhesion. Many companies can paint to satisfy initial appearances. Experience and market expectations of longer paint durability prompted us to invest recently in such an elaborate and meticulous finish process including certifying our staff painters. Accessories such as cowlings are also subject to this post primer and paint assembly process. We utilize the premium PPG Delta™ graffiti resistant industrial paint line that allows graffiti to be wiped off even after curing.