As the founder of Winnipeg’s Electra Sign in 1979, I have had the privilege of partnering with PCL Construction on projects throughout Western Canada. It is fitting that the last project management role as President of Electra Sign was the new pylon sign outside of PCL’s new headquarters off McGillivray in Winnipeg.
Developed with Architecture 49’s innovative concept and despite its bureaucratic challenges the project stands proud in front of its signature property. Features include a custom galvanized space frame that is clad with a powder-coated perforated aluminum panel. This treatment allows for a subtle programmable internal RBG wall wash system. Further, the PCL logo signs are backlit with the latest high output, high efficiency LED technology.
I would like to thank Rupert Marshall, Mackenzie and the entire PCL team for this opportunity, all past opportunities and look forward to a continued partnership in my new role of account and project management at Electra Sign.
Electra Sign Ltd.
Founded in 1906, PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and in Australia. PCL has operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets.
Electra Sign Ltd.
We will work with you to create signage that looks beautiful, matches your brand, and catches the attention of customers. Electra Sign has been creating high quality, effective signage for over 40 years. With award-winning, certified, and full-service solutions, we are your expert signage partners.
Photo Central has been serving Winnipeg's photographers since 1975. Originally named Independent Photo Centre, the store was managed by Dick Toews who eventually took over as owner in 1991 and gave the business its current name. Continuing to grow and adapt, Photo Central has seen many changes over the years with the massive shift to digital products it now offers. In 2008 Photo Central was purchased by Dick’s son Andrew who has continued to ensure the store flourishes amongst a rapidly changing marketplace, while ensuring a great experience that begins in-store and lasts as you continue your photographic journey with your new equipment at your side.
Along with its strong online presence, Photo Central recognizes the continuing value of their brick and mortar operation. With massive traffic counts on their Portage Avenue location here in Winnipeg, the value of effective signage was not to be taken lightly. In the Fall of 2019, Photo Central took on a fresh coat of paint and greatly increased its presence and visibility with a new logo and LED signage, custom manufactured by the Electra Sign team. Our LED technology ensures that the signs are bright enough to engage traffic and further create awareness for their brand.
Drop by and explore the commitment to ideals that Andrew and his team have to offer; from traditional to the latest technology in photography, accessories, and training. Once you enter the store, expect to stay awhile and learn why Photo Central has a history in Winnipeg.
957 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3G 0R2
Since 1976, beloved Winnipeg business Oma’s Bake Shop has been mixing the finest ingredients into their baked goods. In 2018, Quinn McMurray decided that with the previous owner about to retire – it was her turn to bring home the dough!
Not long after, Quinn reached out to Electra Sign and asked us to create a custom LED sign that would showcase her bakeshop in the best light. Both our and Oma’s focus on quality without cutting corners made for a natural partnership, and we were happy to provide them with one of our brand-new innovative edge-lit letter sets. This striking and elegant signage option both radiates light directly as well as bounces it off the wall, crafting a warm welcome that helps beckon patrons inside to enjoy the delicious flavours hand-prepared by her and her team.
But don’t take our word for it. With a wide selection of everchanging recipes as well as traditional classics, drop by for a taste that you’ll not soon forget. The name ‘Oma’ says it all, as they are baking just like grandma used to. And if you can’t get there today, head over to their website and have a look around.
1795 Henderson Hwy.
Winnipeg, MB R2G 1P3
Ph: (204) 338-4697
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