Sign & Digital Graphics

June '17

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DIGITAL PRINTING AND FINISHING DIGITAL GRAPHICS S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S • June 2017 • 33 W ith 70 years of experience, Vomela has provided graphic installations and signage for some of the biggest names in the sports and entertainment industry. Although each project offers its own unique sense of accomplishment, nothing quite matches the privilege of working with your hometown team—in this case, the Minnesota Vikings football team. And being in Minnesota, this story owes much to a heavy winter snow storm. I t b e g i n s i n D e c e m b e r 2 0 1 0 , when a fierce blizzard raged through Minneapolis, dumping up to 20 inches of snow onto many areas of the city. Of those afflicted, the former home of the Minnesota Vikings, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, stands out most. Under the weight of nearly two feet of snow all across its rooftop, the stadium's old dome, built in 1982, finally gave way. If anyone had been inside the stadium that night, it would likely have seemed that the sky was truly falling. With a proud history and an aging stadium, the Vikings ownership real- ized it was time to move on from the Metrodome and revive plans for a brand O N T H E J O B Graphics from Your Own Backyard How Vomela helped the Minnesota Vikings make a new stadium into a home Paul Peterson is the operations director for Vomela, a St. Paul, Minnesota-based full- service graphics pro- vider—and part of The Vomela Companies, a specialty-graphics provider com- prised of a network of printing spe- cialists. B Y P A U L P E T E R S O N The interior of U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings, was the focus of the graphics printing from Vomela.

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