Avery Dennison donates floor graphics for polling locations in northeast Ohio

4 November 2020

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions in Mentor, Ohio, donated nearly 10,000 social distancing floor graphics to the boards of election in three northeast Ohio counties. [1]

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions in Mentor, Ohio, donated nearly 10,000 social distancing floor graphics to the boards of election in three northeast Ohio counties.

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions in Mentor, Ohio, donated nearly 10,000 social distancing floor graphics to the boards of election in three northeast Ohio counties.

The graphics were installed to keep people safe when they came to vote on Election Day and at early-voting locations.

The idea came from Ross McDonald, director of the Lake County Board of Elections.

“I knew from LinkedIn that Avery Dennison had a robust graphics business here,” he said. “And so a light bulb went off as I was doing research for social distancing markers. Until I spoke with the company, we were going to make Xs on the floor with green painter’s tape.”

McDonald reached out to the economic development director of the City of Mentor who connected him with Mariana Rodriguez, senior director and general manager of Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions North America. The company employs 2500 people at its Mentor and Painesville locations.

“After speaking with Ross and understanding the support he was seeking, it was an easy decision for us to sponsor these graphics,” said Rodriguez. “We were pleased to have this opportunity to support our local communities. We agreed to donate both the materials and production costs and decided to extend the offer to Cuyahoga and Geauga counties as well. Safety is always a priority, but especially so now, during the pandemic.”

Avery Dennison’s team of volunteers installed social distancing floor graphics for the Lake County, Ohio, Board of Elections. [2]

Avery Dennison’s team of volunteers installed social distancing floor graphics for the Lake County, Ohio, Board of Elections.

A gloss white polymeric calendered vinyl film with a UL410 certified slip-resistant overlaminate was installed at the voting locations.

The floor graphics, which are made from gloss white polymeric calendered vinyl films with a UL410 certified slip-resistant overlaminate, designate the recommended 2-m (6-ft) social distance based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.

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“The graphics make for a quick installation, which saves us time, and there’s a consistency and visibility that you could never get using painter’s tape,” said McDonald. “We were able to customize what we wanted printed on the material. In addition, Avery’s donation saved Lake County more than $15,000.”

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://www.signmedia.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Image-1_Avery-Dennison_Voter-Social-Distancing-Floor-Graphic-scaled.jpg
  2. [Image]: https://www.signmedia.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Image-2_Avery-Dennison-Graphics-Solutions_Lake-County-volunteers-scaled.jpg

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