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Information Needed for Coro driveway markers/advertisments

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by CP Paul, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. CP Paul

    CP Paul Member
    Messages: 99

    I'm looking to find some suppliers of these excellent end of driveway type-markers that are made of chloroplast (I think). They are flat stake covers that are about 4" wide by about 5' tall.

    They come in various colours, are sewn down the sides and all you need to do is have your company name/info screen printed vertically on them.

    I did reach out to Neige (Paul) about these. He did provide a pricing structure for a company Entre Neige out of Montreal. They call them 'Driveway Tags' which I did a search on both Google and PS and came up with only this company.

    I do not buy things without at least 2-3 quotes in hand. I'm sure most of you are the same way, single source is bad business.

    These are very popular around the Ottawa area and make it easy to spot while plowing but, the business advertising you get from these is supposed to be fantastic.

    So I'm asking if any of you guys know for sure what the 'proper' name for these are and who else sells them?

    Many thanks,

    Paul S

    P.S.: I have attached a picture of what they look like

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    driveway tags pic.gif
  2. Bigsnowny

    Bigsnowny Member
    Messages: 33

    Driveway Tags

    Paul, How thick is the coroplast? 4mm? Is that 5' tall including the stack that goes into the ground? Are they printed or are they vinyl lettering? The reason why I'm asking is that I have a sign shop along with the plowing operation. Last year I bought supplies needed to make my own sign just like the ones you are asking about. I could be set up by November to start producing them to sell. Printing them is the cheapest way to make them. Vinyl lettering on both sides would be costly. what kinda price did Paul give you them?
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
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  4. CP Paul

    CP Paul Member
    Messages: 99


    As usual, you seem to have information that most people can't find.

    These are not the same as the ones I'm looking for but, they are a very cool idea too. This in now my backup plan.

    How you found these is beyond me.

  5. CP Paul

    CP Paul Member
    Messages: 99


    I have no idea how thick the material is and for sure what material it is. I just know there like the pics at 4"wide and about 5' deep. They're like a slip cover and they're even sewn on the edges to make them last.

    If you did have the ability to print them, you'd want to do it in epoxy ink for sure. vinyl last longer but to expensive/slow to do.

    I just want to buy them blank, print them at a local shop and own the screen. That way I can do it myself next year or screen where ever.


  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    What about these?

  7. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
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  8. CP Paul

    CP Paul Member
    Messages: 99

    Grandview, if you can get them in pairs like that, I'm freak'n in!

  9. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,891

    Neige makes them, give him a PM
  10. RAZOR

    RAZOR Senior Member
    Messages: 343


    I would go to a few signs shops, I'm sure they would be able to make them for you. The guy that I deal with had a sample of something similar to what you are looking for. I think he also said he could order in stakes and had clips to fasten the signs with. All the sign shops will be real busy over the next few weeks with election signs but I'm sure that you can find one to help you.
  11. CP Paul

    CP Paul Member
    Messages: 99

    Ya I know Neige makes them but like I said above, I want more than one quote. Not good business to do otherwise.

  12. CP Paul

    CP Paul Member
    Messages: 99

    I will definitely look into the sign shop Ray. That's my next move.

    Seems funny though that nobody seems to know anything about these. Other than the single source Neige, of course.

    I'm gonna find out the real name of these things and where to get them.

  13. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,215

    Hey Paul, no one knows about these signs because Andre Prevost invented this concept. Pretty much everyone here knows about them because I have talked about them. He has been making them for 7 years now. He uses a very special thread for sewing them up, otherwise within a year the thread rots and your signs are useless. I think he learned that one the hard way. Here is another link where you can buy them http://www.alternativead.com/stores/SIMA/Driveway_Marker.htm I really dont think you willl find a better price then he made you, how many signs are you looking to have made?
  14. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    I like grandviews install toolThumbs Up
  15. C&T Landscaping

    C&T Landscaping Member
    Messages: 49

    Like this? I'm on different snowplowing forums looking, I know what you're talking about, I've seen them before. I'll keep ya posted on my search.

    Never mind, I just read further into the post that the ones pictured are nothing more than a corrugated sleeve on a piece of 4 foot rebar, It has his company name on one side and phone number on the other, said he got them done for $2.50 each

    Last edited: Sep 12, 2011
  16. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,747

    ummmm.... :rolleyes:

    Oh nevermind.

  17. CP Paul

    CP Paul Member
    Messages: 99

    Yup, that looks like them. I'm guessing he got those through Neige or the company EntreNeige...

  18. C&T Landscaping

    C&T Landscaping Member
    Messages: 49

    Well he was saying that it was just corrugated plastic, like the yard signs we all use, and it's just slipped over a piece of rebar, I personally don't want to go around hammer in 4 ft long pieces of rebar everywhere...but that may just be me haha
  19. CP Paul

    CP Paul Member
    Messages: 99

    Oh...I wouldn't use rebar. If that ever got caught in the blower by accident; major damage!
    Most people are using fiberglass poles, etc.

    CAT420DITPLOWER Junior Member
    from Ottawa
    Messages: 12

    Neige....How much for 100 of these? Im in ottawa. Anyone find any other suppliers yet?