I almost have to laugh- reading that Butler Township is buying a machine for $25K to make signs- when a county sign shop could be making signs for the whole region.
The machine cost about $25,000, including training and a roller.
According to a cost analysis, making street signs in their own shop will cost Butler Township about $1,500 more than buying them during the first year, but save thousands of dollars in latter years.
“The project’s going to pay for itself,” Lang said.
In addition to savings, safety and image marketing, Butler Twp. has identified a profit center.
“We’ve been approached by other townships about making their signs,” Lapensee said.
This purchase is response to a federal mandate to change all street signs to use mixed case- and reflective materials. According to the DDN article- the new regs were mandated in 1992- which means that we’ve had 18 years to prepare for this.
Somehow- you have to wonder how this is just news now, but then again, if you aren’t wondering why we even have “townships” in urban areas you are almost as out of touch as all our “leaders” in these little banana republics.