Wayside exhibits enhance the resident and visitor experience at any location. These exhibits come in many forms and serve a multitude of functions, but a popular purpose of wayside exhibits is to showcase wayfinding signs and maps. Wayfinding signs help people navigate new places, locate local points of interest, and can even beautify the surrounding area. Once installed, wayfinding signs are available at all times and accessible to anyone who takes a moment to stop and look.
After observing visitors’ behavior, The City of Monticello’s Parks and Beautification Committee realized their southern Utah town would greatly benefit from the addition of wayside exhibits. The exhibits would display informational maps where high volumes of people stop for driving breaks, similar to the signage at a National Park. Keeping residents in mind, the exhibits would also help community members take pride in their town and public places. After applying for a grant, the San Juan County Economic Development and Visitor Services Co-op Grant Program awarded the Beautification Committee with sufficient funds to purchase, design, and install three wayside exhibits.
“We chose Pannier to fabricate the exhibits because we did a simple internet search for wayside signs and Pannier was one of the top search results. After going to Pannier’s website, we were impressed with the professional, super informative, and easy-to-use website. The galleries of examples were excellent and we could tell that we would get a quality product. We were very impressed after calling and speaking with a representative who quickly gave us a quote for our project. Overall, everything was very professional, but the biggest reason we chose Pannier was the quality of the website and the information we were able to get online.” —Hannah Plemons, City of Monticello Parks and Beautification Committee
Three Traditional T exhibit bases were installed in convenient, high-traffic locations around Monticello. Secured in these bases are Gel Coat Laminate panels that display the area in an artistic and informative way for visitors and locals alike. Bright, clear, detailed maps with crisp graphics are a necessity for effective wayfinding and Pannier fabricates durable, long-lasting solutions that deliver this need. Superior digital graphics quality, blended with our unique embedment process, provides customers with exhibit graphics that are as durable as they are beautiful.
“The Committee had never applied for a grant of this scope or ever worked on designing and developing any kind of professional signage. Everything was new for us, but everyone at Pannier was super helpful and professional as we completed the project.” —Hannah Plemons, City of Monticello Parks and Beautification Committee
Could your city or town use new wayside exhibits or wayfinding signs? Contact Pannier today to get headed in the right direction! For more information on Pannier products, browse our website or fill out a contact form. We look forward to an opportunity to help you with your next signage project.