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Cima Network Seeks Sign Installer

  Do you like to work with your hands? Do you like to make things? Are you creative? Are you looking for a career, not just a job, with a growing company in an in-demand industry? If so then we would like to talk to you. Cima Network is seeking a Sign Installer for our…

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Reflections After the Vegas Tragedy

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this week’s tragic Las Vegas shooting and their loved ones. It’s hard to know the right thing to say at a moment like this. The anger and divisiveness in our society is almost palpable. The factors that feed into it are too many to list,…

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Designing E-A-G-L-E-S Wings

More than any other sport, football absorbs all of its fans’ senses. As much as the sound of toe meeting leather or the sight of a big fourth-quarter touchdown, the invigorating chill of a whipping wind to the smell of meat sizzling on a tailgate grill, everything a fan encounters during a football game evokes…

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What a Girl Wants

Cima Network provides a diverse repertoire of solutions. For American Girl’s stores, besides fabricating and installing their signage, we coordinate the cleaning and repair of their exterior awnings. Although curb appeal is essential for all retail destinations, it’s exponentially true for American Girl. For young girls, the stores hold an almost mythical status. With a…

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Faux Real

Every aspect of visual communication within a built environment represents the brand of the space’s owner, tenant or occupant. Every detail either enhances or detracts from their reputation.     What persona do you want your facility to convey? Playful? Professional? Traditional? Whatever statement you want your building interior to make, Cima Surfaces delivers decorated panels…

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Patriots’ Day Reflections

If you’re more than 25 years old, you probably remember where you were when you heard about the destruction of the World Trade Center Twin Towers. Personally, I was about to cross the bridge into downtown Cincinnati on my way to work when I heard reports over the radio. My initial mental images conjured an…

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August Observances

Pity poor August. Stuck between the Fourth of July and Labor Day on the calendar, the eighth month of the year is bereft of any major holidays and observances. However, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate August. First and foremost, as a parent of a school-age child, I can vouch that the resumption of…

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Signs Work, Part 2

Signs have often come under scrutiny. During the early- to mid-20th Century, as municipalities began to institute building and zoning regulations, sign square footage was reduced, and certain types of signs were heavily restricted or outlawed. During the 1970s’ energy crisis, signage was in the Congressional crosshairs as a consumption culprit. John Lamb, the founder…

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Throwback Thursday: Pep Boys Allegheny Ave.

  Cima Network is in the process of finishing up an approximately 100-store brand changeover for Pep Boys. In the spirit of that campaign, and in conjunction with Throwback Thursday, here’s a look at work we did a few years ago for Pep Boys’ flagship Philadelphia store on Allegheny Ave. In addition to bringing Manny,…

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