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5 things to know

Here’s your quick morning update on news in the sign industry:

1. Sign Media Canada is inviting sign companies across the country to enter the 11th annual National Sign Competition. Each year, the competition recognizes the greatest achievements in Canadian sign design and construction.

2. Digital screen manufacturer Nanov Display has installed a new customized, outdoor-durable 1.4-m (55-in.) double-sided liquid crystal display (LCD) in landscape mode at Sheridan College’s Hazel McCallion Campus in Oakville, Ont. (Mar. 17 daily news item)

3. Toronto-based environmental graphic design (EGD) firm Entro recently helped the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Group develop appropriate signage for ‘universal washrooms’ in health-care facilities. (Mar. 16 web feature)

4. The first Canadian company to enter the International Digital Signage Awards, Ottawa-based UTG Digital Media, has won in the technical innovation category for 2017 with its light-emitting diode (LED) staircase display for the Jewel Nightclub in Las Vegas, Nev. (Mar. 13 daily news item)

5. The Toronto Public Library (TPL) plans to launch a newly wrapped bookmobile in May. The 9-m (29.5-ft) long vehicle resembles a camper van, decorated with bright, colourful, technology-themed photos. (Mar. 15 daily news item)

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