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Watchfire Digital Outdoor

April 14, 2011 11:33 ET

Watchfire Signs Included in Best Electronic Message Centers of 2011 by Signs of the Times

DANVILLE, IL--(Marketwire - Apr 14, 2011) - Digital message centers manufactured by Watchfire Signs ( were included in the top three Best Electronic Message Centers of 2011 selected by Signs of the Times magazine in the publication's 2011 International Signs Contest.

Signs of the Times sponsors the annual competition, which features 11 categories. Electronic Message Centers is the largest category with 36 projects entered. A panel of sign and design professionals conducted judging for the contest.

Snyder Signs Inc., of Johnson City, Tenn., took first place honors for its design and fabrication of an electronic message center display for Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers. The sign, located in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., includes a 6'6" x 10'8" Watchfire XVS 16mm LED message board.

Berry Neon Signs, of Everett, Wash., took second place with its sign for Detroit Autoworks. A Watchfire XVS 19mm, 5'5" x 12'3" color display provides the sign's changeable content.

National Signs, of Houston, was awarded third place for its display for Fred Haas Toyota World. The 42.5' tall sign incorporates a 10' x 20' Watchfire XVS 19mm electronic message center. In addition, National Signs received second place in the Electric Monument Sign category for a sign featuring a Watchfire message center. The monument sign, developed for St. Bernadette's Catholic Church, features a 15' tall aluminum structure including a 4'5" x 7'3" full-color 19mm Watchfire digital message center.

"We are thrilled to be a part of our customers' success and their award-winning designs in the Signs of the Times 2011 International Signs Contest," said Randy Crothers, vice president of sales and marketing at Watchfire Signs. "Watchfire Signs works closely with our customers to ensure that each sign is beautiful, lasting and profitable. We are honored to have our LED message centers so favorably recognized by the industry."

About Watchfire

Watchfire by Time-O-Matic engineers and manufactures LED signs to help businesses and organizations increase visibility and drive growth. The company has been manufacturing outdoor electric signs for more than 75 years and has been manufacturing LED signs for 15 years. More than 35,000 Watchfire outdoor LED signs are in daily operation throughout North America. Watchfire signs can be found at banks, retailers, schools, places of worship and other locations. For more information, go to

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