Restoration Parts Identification (ID) and Specification Plates

Restoration Parts Identification (ID) and Specification Plates We are located in Pismo Beach on the Central Coast of California, and around here there are a lot of vintage vehicles of all types which are being lovingly restored. Being a custom engraver, this means we get quite a few folks who need the original tags for their project vehicles replaced. The featured image is one such tag, ultimately to be re-installed into a pre-WWII era Wildcat plane. While we can certainly understand the desire to restore the original plate, many times it’s just not possible. In this example, the original plate is on the left and the replacement is on the right. We try to match the look in terms of color and font sizing, but we definitely match the size. This one is made with a matte finish black coated aluminum, so this tag is lighter-weight than the original. In addition,┬áthe restoration enthusiast asked that the holes not be put into the plate – he would do that during the installation process. Whatever it is you need, we can work with you and we can ship anywhere. If you have ID tags that need to be replaced on your restoration project vehicle,┬ácontact us with the particulars for your specific job. We’d love to...

Fundraising Ideas: Personalized Bricks

Fundraising Ideas: Personalized Bricks Hands down, personalized bricks are one of the most successful fundraising campaign options, especially for an expansion or construction project that your organization is looking to undertake. There are a lot of benefits to bricks that other fundraising options just don’t offer. No Upfront Cost On the brick side of things, there’s really no initial cost. That means it’s very easy and fast to get started. We here at Grand Award will work with you to create mailers, handouts and digital ads for emails and website use that will enable you to focus on spreading the word so donors can start thinking about what they want their bricks to say. Timeless, Permanent Tribute Probably the single biggest selling aspect for engraved bricks is that they are permanent additions to the community, giving your donors something tangible they can point to for ages to come. Whatever that brick says, it will be visible for decades! That’s a whole lot of staying power there. Our bricks are sandblasted and then the lettering is painted to give the finished brick a clearly visible imprint. In terms of ideas for donor inspiration, these are very popular: Memorials (In loving memory…) Celebrations (Births, Marriages, etc) Honorable Mentions (Congratulations to…) Advertisements (Best Storage Center) Declarations (Proud Member of…) Versatile and Flexible Bricks can be installed fairly easily. They can be incorporated into a wall, a walkway, a memorial garden, a specially built pyramid… Anything. In addition to versatility in how the actual bricks themselves are used, the fundraising process can likewise be as flexible. Create a one-and-done campaign or create a tiered process which can span multiple phases of the project life cycle. How the fundraising campaign is run is just as varied as how the bricks can be used. Grand Awards is available to help you every step of the way. No Leftover Inventory From the organization side, this is a major benefit. Because the bricks are made to-order, there are no leftovers. Nothing to store. No wasted money. One brick is made per brick sold, end of story. That means your organization gets the maximum amount of benefit possible from the fundraising campaign....

Introducing the Grand Awards Blog

Introducing the Grand Awards Blog Grand Awards has been a fixture in Pismo Beach for almost 40 years, offering trophies and awards for all kinds of events and occasions. Our awards have been put into the hands of some folks whose names you might recognize: Buzz Aldrin, Ted Nugent, and the recipients of the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival award since 2008 such as Morgan Freeman, Ann-Margret, Sir Richard Taylor, Jeff Bridges & Greg Kinnear. All of our awards are made to-order — no canned, off-the-shelf “insert name here” generics are to be found here. We also work with HR departments and event planners to create exactly what you’re looking for, including any corporate or event logos or other branding requirements. Shipping of products is also available. That said, we do a whole lot in addition to making trophies and plaques. Offering literally thousands of brand-name products, all available typically within 24 hours if not already in stock, we can laser or rotary engrave, sand blast and print on just about anything. We have a department focusing solely on signage from banners and yard signs on up. We also have a new department focusing on garment decoration from embroidery and vinyl on up. Everything can be created using your fonts, artwork, logos and/or photos. To highlight some of our flexibility, in this blog we’ll be sharing some of our expertise on topics such as: Trends in award giving Ideas for team sport awards Avoid the blahs with creative plaques Excellent fundraiser options Value of a name badge In addition to the award making side of things, we’ll occasionally delve into some of the latest business theories on motivation and why corporate awards are important. Why appreciating customers and employees makes a difference Effectively motivating and rewarding employees and players Intrinsic & extrinsic motivation benefits The value of social currency Different types of recognition options We hope that you’ll join us. We also love suggestions and invite guest bloggers to give us a shout. We’re more than happy to cross promote where...

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