Signs By Benchmark Community Welcome Sign Boasts Local Elements

Creating foam signWhile designing a new community welcome sign for the City of Belle Plaine, MN, CD Products, Inc. of Waconia, MN called on local elements that would make the new sign look right at home.

Using Signs By Benchmark’s Standard Model #2 as basic design, CD Products used the colors of the Belle Plaine city logo and the appearance of a nearby limestone bridge to customize the sign for its client.

Foam sign detailThe result was a unique, multi-color 120” wide x 78” high x 22 5/16” deep single sided monument sporting embossed foam copy and motifs with hand carved EIFS block base and columns. Visitors spot the beautiful sign just after crossing the bridge that is the gateway to the community.

“The wheat motif used on the sign mimics that found on the bridge,” said Catherine Nielsen of CD Products. “We designed the base and columns to match bridge construction as well. We were very pleased with the entire experience with Signs By Benchmark, from ordering through delivery. Installation was quick and the city is so happy, they will probably request two more identical signs over time.”

Custom foam community welcome signSeamlessly coated with Signs By Benchmark’s signature hard coat, the monument will stand against extreme weather conditions far into the future as it welcomes all who visit the community of Belle Plaine.

Signs By Benchmark is a division of Benchmark Foam, specializing in custom exterior and interior signs and components such as bases, poles and tops. To learn more about its products, check out the website at, email the team at or give them a call at 800-658-3444 or 605-886-8084.

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