YESCO News

Happy Birthday YESCO!

March 20, 2016 is YESCO’s 96th birthday!

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Your success ensures our continued success. Thank you to all of our customers, friends and employees.

A Legacy of Light

A Legacy of Light

Travelers and tourists who have ever visited Las Vegas, Nevada, no doubt have been dazzled by the city’s bright lights and flashy architecture. The Vegas Strip, with its many casinos and resort hotels, features an intense and original presentation of electrified color, with many one-of-a-kind signs and displays to attract and entice the crowds of sightseers and vacationers who flood “Glitter Gulch.”

Most of Las Vegas’ most iconic displays were designed, manufactured, and installed by YESCO, a 96 year-old, family-owned company. The list of hotels and casinos that feature YESCO signage in Las Vegas includes: the Boulder Club, Golden Nugget, Eldorado, Mint, Silver Slipper, Stardust, Venetian, the Wynn Las Vegas, Harrah’s, the Sahara, Caesar’s Palace, and the Rio– not to mention Vegas Vic, a 75-foot, six-ton, neon cowboy that was erected on the exterior of the Pioneer Club in 1951, and has since become the city’s welcoming trademark.

We are very happy to fly YESCO’s flag here in Calgary as a locally-owned and operated, family-run franchise. More info on YESCO’s history and impact can be found in this article:
https://www.businessviewmagazine.com/yesco/Vegas Vic (1)

Off-grid Solar for Monument sign lighting

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Boulder City, Nevada officials wanted to put a shine on the city’s welcome signs depicting Hoover Dam. Since there was zero chance of running power to the signs, the lighting experts at YESCO found the perfect solution−an updated solar lighting system. “The project far exceeded any expectations we had and YESCO knocked it out of the park,” said Gary Poindexter, Boulder City public works superintendent.

Lighting monument signs can be tricky – especially if power has to be run to a remote area or trenched under roadways and parking lots. Solar can be a much more economical and green choice compared to running electrical cables underground to a sign’s location.

Boulder City originally constructed in the early 1930s to house 5,000 Hoover Dam project workers is located 30 miles from the bright lights of Las Vegas.