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  April 18, 2015  
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In-house Industries

Ohio State Parks established a vinyl graphics sign shop to provide economical standardized signage for state parks. The sign shop manufactures durable vinyl letters and a wide range of graphics including national recreational symbols. The vinyl letters can be affixed to aluminum blanks or be applied to smooth surfaces, such as doors, windows or walls. The sign shop provides completed custom signs, or custom packages of pre-cut letters and symbols.

An in-house operation to rehabilitate docks was begun at Portage Lakes and Rocky Fork state parks. Of the 3,700 dock fingers, fully 80% are more than 15 years old and 76% are in poor condition. This in-house effort will help achieve the goal of repairing and replacing aging structures, while saving significant funds when compared with contracted repairs.

Barkcamp State Park offers a new product for purchase by other state parks, in addition to the pre-cut firewood, picnic tables, large charcoal grills and fire-rings that the park has manufactured for several years for use in the parks. The park has also acquired a commercial quality, computer controlled sign router that will be used to fabricate a variety of signs in-house.


Glen Cobb
Field Support Group Manager
Ohio State Parks

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