Friday, May 6, 2011

Getting ready for Brimfield...

 Around here at Bay City Cargo we're getting things ready for the Brimfield Antique Show in Brimfield, MA. Mike is going to be there representing us from the May 12th - 14th.

 We're gathering up letters, cards, stickers, etc. Sunday we'll be building some displays for the letters.

 If you're in the area those days, make sure to stop by and say "hey" to Mike....

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The letters live on!!

Mark Harris wrote a great article, "The Day the Movies Died", for GQ.  My favorite thing about this article is the picture. 

 I love the letters! Those are classic SnapLok letters. These are one of our largest sellers at Bay City Cargo. These letters add style to any word!

I'm here to say even if the movies die, these awesome letters never will!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Another week...

Another busy week at Bay City Cargo! I'm working on a couple of custom sign orders using our vintage marquee letters. I love making people's visions a reality for them. There's a lady ordering her newborn baby boy's name in our letters also. I think that's a great way to decorate a nursery.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Bay City Cargo's vintage letters are now on Facebook!

I have recently revamped the Bay City Cargo Facebook page. There are now pics of our letters, warehouse, etc.. It will be another great way to interact with our customers. Check us out:

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

My Wonderful Job

  In August of 2010 I started working for a company called Bay City Cargo. What looked like an interesting job when interviewing, turned out to be my dream job when working here. I enjoy my position in the company like I have never enjoyed a job before.

  At Bay City Cargo we sell vintage movie marquee sign letters. They are really cool retro letters that people use for all kinds of things. I've had customers buy them for signs for their business, spell their kid's names, add something funky to their decor, etc. 

  It's so much fun to put together orders for people. I walk in to the warehouse which stores around 10,000 different letters, and go to work spelling any word under the sun for people. Using the many different styles, colors and sizes I can come up with endless combinations of unique signs for people. We also carry antique metal marquee sign letters as well. I like to look at those old letters and image how many eyes have stared up at them over the years. 

  In these days of flat acrylic sign letters and LED marquees, a certain element seems lost to me. When these retro letters are used they bring life to the words, and add character. With the right letters it is almost as entertaining to read the marquee, as it is to watch the movies they advertise.

  You can see what I mean for yourself: