FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/14/14
ASSOCIATED GRAPHICS, INC. HELPS BRING CHRISTMAS TO THE CAPITOL
Custom Vehicle and Retail Graphics Company in Central Ohio to Wrap the Kenworth Truck Transporting 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree
Columbus, Ohio – October 14, 2014 – Associated Graphics, Inc. (AGI) is proud to announce it will be producing and installing the graphics to be displayed on the Kenworth Truck delivering this year’s Capitol Christmas Tree to Washington D.C. The installation of graphics will occur at the AGI facility in Plain City, OH Oct. 20–21.
With over 17 years of extensive vehicle graphics experience, AGI is the trusted company equipped to produce the graphics to cover the Capitol Christmas Tree transport vehicle. Currently AGI boasts the largest installation network in the U.S. From 1 vehicle to 1,000, AGI installs vehicle and retail graphics across the entire country; however, the Kenworth truck that will carry the tree is being wrapped at the AGI headquarters in a newly remodeled, state-of-the-art, temperature-controlled installation bay.
The entire AGI team is ready to deliver the highest quality product, just as they do for every project. Adam Wright, AGI co-owner, said, “We couldn’t be more pleased that we were selected to participate in such a wonderful tradition.”
Once the truck is wrapped, it will head to Minnesota and prepare to chauffeur the tree on a tour through several states before delivering it to the Capitol in late November. Leading this tour will be the wrapped T880 truck from the Kenworth Truck Co. plant in Chillicothe, Ohio. Kenworth is the manufacturer of “The World’s Best” heavy duty trucks and has built one specifically for this event.
For the past 50 years, a beautiful tree is positioned on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. throughout the holiday season and is often referred to as “The People’s Tree.” At the request of the U.S. Speaker of the House, the 2014 tree will be provided by the Chippewa National Forest in Minnesota.
“What makes this annual tradition special,” Mike Theune, Public Affairs Officer for Chippewa National Forest, said, “is that it is a gift from ‘the people’ and it showcases the natural beauty of the forest and the state.”
The selected White Spruce stands 88 feet tall. It will be cut on Oct. 29 before touring the U.S. on its way to the Capitol. Along with this magnificent spruce, 70 companion trees will make the journey to be placed in various public spaces around Washington D.C. Minnesotans will create 10,000 ornaments for these “community” trees, with a National Forest and wildlife theme to represent their “Land of 10,000 Lakes.”
The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Tour provides opportunity for citizens to experience the unique story of a state and all of the people and companies involved in organizing this event. For some, a trip to the National Forest may not be possible. This is a way for them to appreciate a part of the splendor when visiting the Christmas Tree in their own community. The tour will stop in 30 different communities between Minnesota and Washington D.C. during Nov. 2–21.
AGI is the nation’s leader in vehicle and retail graphics and continues to manage the graphics programs for America’s most recognizable brands since the company was founded in 1998. With award-winning design, high-quality products and commitment to unparalleled customer service, AGI has earned a strong reputation throughout Columbus and has been voted “BEST GRAPHICS COMPANY” for six consecutive years by Columbus CEO Magazine. Attention to detail, climate controlled warehousing and fulfillment programs along with a National 3M Certified Installation Network are just a few advantages of selecting AGI as, “Your Visual Communications Partner.”
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For additional information about AGI, visit http://www.agionline.com/
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