Paul's Corner, November 2020

BRITTEN GETS VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS CERTIFICATION

We believe products manufactured in the United States are some of the highest quality and most durable in the world. But do you know what makes American-made products even better? When they’re made by a small business owned by a veteran.

1. MURALS IN PEORIA / BANNERSTRETCH™ & VINYL PRINTS

Did you know Britten is one of handful of American printers/manufacturers that can handle large-scale, seamless outdoor printing? That’s why Illinois nonprofit Big Picture Initiative reached out for help creating eight, giant framed murals now hanging around the city’s historic district. Each of these 15-ounce UV-resistant, seamless vinyl prints—ranging from 5’ x 10’ to 30’ x 10’—is mounted on its own custom made, BannerStretch front-lit frame.

2. SPECTRA VENUE MANAGEMENT / NOW ARENA REBRAND

The 11,000-seat Sears Centre Arena in the Chicagoland suburb of Hoffman Estates has a new name. And thanks to the new partnership between Spectra and Britten, you can probably almost see it from space. To kick off the rebranding of the venue’s exterior, the team hand painted the huge rooftop logo and hung the giant 436” x 196” OVIO™ frame and banner that now welcomes fans outside.

3. BLUEWATER EXPERIENTIAL MARKETING / FOAM3D™ SCULPTURES

Lending some Halloween help to Bluewater, experiential marketers who specialize in AV integrated event staging. Britten’s Foam3D team sculpted a massive caldron and 100’ of wall sculpted to look like the ruins of a spooky castle. Fun fact: To create the giant tripod supporting the smoky caldron, the team repurposed supports from a 2019 Coachella teepee tent they found in the warehouse.

4. BREAK FREE OF BORING POLE BANNER DISPLAYS / BANNERSAVER™

Ever wonder why 99% of all light pole banner displays all look the same? Same 2’ x 4’ or 2’ x 10’ rectangular format? One or, maybe, two banners to a pole? Old school static brackets are a big reason why. Check out our blog, 4 Creative Ways to Use Light Pole Banners, and see how BannerSaver wind-spilling technology delivers the freedom to help you create new, eye-catching displays.

5. NATHAN BENDERSON PARK / BANNERSTRETCH™ FRAMES

Top-ranked rowing venue, Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, FL, now has a long-term, outdoor solution for promoting sponsors with banners during regional, college, and Olympic-level rowing events. The Britten team worked with venue managers, Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates Inc., to create nine, 6’ x 6’ BannerStretch pedestal-frames. Each was set in concrete at various intervals along the banks of the 400-acre artificial lake forming the regatta course.