Architectural Signage

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Background
Charleston Industries, Inc. is headquartered in Charleston, Mississippi and was founded in 1965 as a supplier of signage and lighting to the oil industry. In 1973, Charleston Industries was acquired by Petersen Aluminum Corporation, one of the nation’s largest suppliers of architectural metals and fabricated systems. The merger of these two companies resulted in the development of a complete line of architectural signage. Charleston believes that a sign must properly convey its message while becoming an integral part of its environment. Their corporate goal is to combine quality components and good workmanship with competitive prices and quick delivery.

The result is a complete line of architectural signage that directs traffic wherever people congregate. Universities, office parks, shopping malls, industrial parks, hospitals and hotels are just some of the sites suited for CI post and panel signage.

System Features & Design
The beauty of CI architectural signage systems are their inherent versatility. Utilizing modular components, the systems can be adapted to virtually any signage application ranging from monolithic designs to interior wall-mounted directories. The CI systems offer design integrity, aesthetic quality and remarkable economy.

Standard colors (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

Color Chart

Finishes
Charleston Industries maintains a complete in-house paint facility. As a result, we are able to offer single source responsibility and a high level of quality control. In addition, our color matching capabilities are without equal. We take pride in providing full color matching services, usually in a week or less. Our standard paint finish is DuPont Imron, an acrylic polyurethane, the most recognized coating for quality, brilliance and longevity in architectural signage systems. 6063T5 aluminum extrusions are mechanically pre-treated, primed and electrostatically painted. The finish is then baked on in an oven-accelerated air-dry system. The resulting hard, slick surface makes it impact resistant and able to withstand exposure to most solvents and chemicals as well as heavy traffic or abuse. In addition, the finish maintains its “just painted” look years after exposure to sun, salt, and corrosive industrial environments. Beyond our standard acrylic paint finish, CI can also provide anodized, Kynar 500® or other premium coatings as required. Please call us directly with your inquiries.

Materials
All posts and frames are manufactured from heavy duty 6063T5 aluminum extrusions produced to Aluminum Association standards. Standard sign panels are supplied in .080 or .125 aluminum. Acrylic, fiber glass, Lumasite® or polycarbonate panels may also be specified.

Graphics
There are a number of ways for a sign to effectively convey the proper graphic image. Charleston Industries employs state of the art graphics equipment and technology. This allows the architect/specifier the freedom to choose from a number of processes for producing a graphic image. Some of the processes used by CI include:

• Applied vinyl copy
• Push-through copy
• Back sprayed copy
• Precision routed copy
• Frisketed copy
• Routed dimensional letters

Their graphics capabilities allow them to offer a variety of options such as logo reproduction, corporate identity programs and site-wide uniformity of graphics.

Illumination
The Series 750, 750 pylons and Series 1200 are designed for either Illuminated or non-illuminated applications. All units and ballasts are UL approved and are available in 120 or 277 volt configurations.

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