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BuildASign.com :: Canvas & Vinyl Banners

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Transcript of BuildASign.com :: Canvas & Vinyl Banners

Who We Are
Mission
To dominate the world's print

Vision
To empower expression around the world.
Fast Facts
Founded: 2005
2014 Revenue: $71 million
Employees: 300+
Headquarters: Austin, Texas
Ownership: Privately Owned
BuildASign Operated Sites: 40+

The Giving Program & Philanthropy
The BuildASign.com Giving Program is a self sustaining program that supports nonprofit organizations nationwide and has given more than $1 million of in-kind donations to more than 1,700 nonprofits of all sizes.
Canvas, Vinyl Banners & MDO
Medium Density Overlay (MDO) is plywood with a weather-resistant resin overlay bonded to the wood by heat and pressure.

Canvas is extremely durable plain-woven fabric used for taking people's photos and turning them into prints for their home or office.

Vinyl Banner material is also extremely durable and most of the waste banners are single-sided printed signs of various sizes.
MDO

500 sq. ft. (about 15 boards)

Awards & Recognition
2015:
Entrepreneurs Foundation Cultural Award for community excellence (large company)

2014:
Forbes list of America’s Most Promising Companies
Association of Corporate Growth Central Texas, Outstanding Corporate Growth Award finalist ($25M to $100M annual revenue category)
Greater Austin Business Award finalist (Customer Service, large company)

2013:
Greater Austin Business Award winner (Community Relations, large company)
Deloitte Technology Fast 500

2012:
Austin Gives GeneroCity Award (Big Hearts Category)
Greater Austin Business Awards finalist (Innovative Practices, large company)
Austin Young Chamber of Commerce FAVE Awards finalist (Community-Minded

Company 2011-2012, 2014)
Inc. 5000 list (2010-2014)
Austin Business Journal Fast 50 Company (2009-2014)
Austin Business Journal Best Places to Work (2008-2012, 2014)

BuildASign.com :: Canvas, Vinyl Banners & MDO
BuildASign.com is a leading online custom printing provider of signage and home decor items. Products include signs, canvas, apparel, business cards, car wraps and so much more!
BuildASign.com has received national recognition for our donation of more than 345,000 welcome home banners and signs (valued at more than $10 million) to friends and families of military service members returning home from deployment.
BuildASign.com has implemented several community-wide programs with the goal of giving back to the community in unique, sustainable, innovative ways.
Philanthropitch
CANville
CreateAthon
The Troops Program
Community-Wide Programs
Canvas
EasyCanvasPrints.com
A subsidiary of BuildASign.com, ECP turns photos into high quality canvas prints for your home or office.
Monthly Volume of Canvas Waste
What we do with canvas waste now:
Monthly Volume of Waste
Unique Properties
Vinyl Banners
Monthly Volume of Vinyl Waste
What we are doing now:
Approximately 11,000 sq. ft.
Hard & soft wood laminated with a weather resistant binder and a latex painted surface. Resistant to water, weather, wear & degradation.
Approximately 4000 sq. ft.
Vinyl banners cannot be recycled. However they can be sold to be melted down and repurposed (not the most environmentally friendly process). Otherwise it goes into a landfill :(
Recycle
Terms From Potential Recipient
We're Open!
The material is valuable! While we are considering other partnerships for 2016...we would LOVE to give YOU a first crack at working with us!
What we do with MDO waste now:
Recycle & Some Landfill
Restrictions & Seasonality
MDO: No seasonality
Canvas: Highest volume of waste in December
Vinyl Banners: Highest volume of waste March - June

Please note: Canvas is a material used at a myriad of custom printers. If more is needed after ours has been used for the month, we are happy to make introductions to our friendly competitors/partners for you!

Restrictions
There are some restrictions on how the printed goods can be used as we guarantee protection of customer IP. These ARE solvable problems and we can provide guidance on how to figure our what's okay and what's not.
Seasonality
What we use it for:
Plywood signs used for commercial real estate, job site signage, advertisements & more!
Unique Properties
PVC laminated polyester fabric
What we use it for:
Customers typically order vinyl banners for store openings, sale announcements, sports teams, product promotion, real estate, church and school events & oversize backdrops.
Unique Properties
PVC coated fabrics
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