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Barnhart Goes Big with a Vehicle Wrap

With a family business, you usually think small: a “mom-and-pop” on the corner, something like that. Barnhart, a rigging and heavy lift company, began that way. Founded as a family-owned business in 1969 in Memphis, Tenn., Barnhart is now one of the largest Heavy Lift and Heavy Transport companies in the U.S. with 40 branches throughout the nation. Despite their massive growth, Barnhart is still a family-run business. So, when their Portland, Ore. branch needed a vehicle wrap for their sixteen-foot cargo trailer the mighty sign makers at Specialty Graphic Solutions were happy to do business with them.

What they Needed

One of the major purposes of a vehicle wrap is to advertise your business on the move. When you’re going to and from job sites, a vehicle wrap can increase the visibility of your brand, but it also labels your work. As your vehicles leave a job well-done, you’re showing people the work you do and your name. Barnhart knew this when they contacted us.

Barnhart had recently bought a new job trailer. They use this trailer to haul rigging gear to and from their job sites. Instead of wasting the space on their sixteen-foot trailer, they wanted to make sure that they were using it to advertise and market their business.

What we Did

First, we took a look at what we were working with. We discussed our options with Barnhart and they decided to go with a full wrap for their trailer with a simple blueprint design that really represented the attention to detail and effort they put into their work.

Next, we got to work. Using our large format printer, we made a full-color digital print wrap with gloss overlaminate. We printed on premium cast wrap vinyl with matching laminate to ensure the best possible materials were going on Barnhart’s trailer.

Last was the included installation of their vehicle wrap. They brought the trailer over to the SGS facility and we put the graphics onto the canvas. Our technicians are precise and we had the trailer looking perfect when the Barnhart team came to pick it up. The awesome thing is that those graphics went to work even as they drove the trailer back to their Portland branch.

If you want to utilize your vehicles to their fullest potential, contact the mighty sign makers at SGS for a free consultation.



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