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Plaques and Awards

Every organization has someone to honour, celebrate, or thank, whether that be donors, employees, volunteers, inspirations, or leaders. Just need a single trophy for a special event? Or are you aiming for the development of an entire awards or Donor Recognition system? Either way, we can create a personalized solution that will demonstrate your gratitude and express your message in a powerful, meaningful way.

Dedication Signage

At Behrends we know the importance of honouring the lives and work of special individuals who touch our lives and our communities. One of the most important ways that people do this is through dedication signage in which a particular place is inaugurated in the name of an individual or group. Beautiful plaques can be designed to carry the name, story and image of a particular person. These can be placed on free stands, in decorative rocks, among trees, in a park, on a bench or any other creative space you can dream up to create a contemplative space in which we remember those who contribute to our own stories.

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Donor Walls

It is important to recognize that even though the intention behind donor walls is recognition, like all signage, these systems communicate something about your organization. Because they occupy prominent and foremost positions in the visual landscape of your building, it is important to carefully consider what message you are sending. These systems must be attractive, engaging, technologically advanced and professional – qualities that your brand emulates in order to inspire confidence in your donors, from the past and in the future.

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Historical Signage

Commemorative plaques mark the location of significant events or illuminate the underlying meaning of sites and buildings, while memorials keep the memory of notable figures and community members alive in the places and communities which they helped shape. Keeping social memory alive contributes to community cohesion and pride, and the use of memorials and historical signage to maintain social memory can operate at different scales.

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Infrastructure Signage

Infrastructural signage helps contribute to the story behind cities and municipalities where structures such as bridges or important buildings are adorned with signage that is unified in both an authoritative voice and a cohesive style. Such signs even shape our memories, particularly how we interact with our landscapes but also how we interpret history and deal with authority. Historical memory is increasingly at the forefront of government and public consciousness as we come to better understand how monuments, signage and memorials shape the way we cultivate memories.

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Plaques

Behrends has built its legacy on a strong foundation of quality foundry work. Some of our more visible handiwork can be seen in the form of custom and cast bronze plaques. These plaques are a mainstay of what we do and adorn city monuments, historical memorials, housefronts in the form of address plaques, community cemeteries and much more.

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Recognition Awards

Recognition awards are one of our specialties - we understand the value in saluting an outstanding employee or team. At Behrends, we combine creativity and 60 years of manufacturing expertise, collaborating with you to create employee recognition awards that celebrate the efforts of your most exceptional people in a meaningful, memorable way. Recognizing those employees who go over and above your expectations motivates others to follow suit, and promotes a positive attitude around your organization.

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