Signs of the Times

Signs of the Times

Annapolis, MD (February 9, 2007)—The signage business is picking up for DHi’s AfterGlow™  Photoluminescent Safety Solutions™ unit. Big time.

In addition to its ongoing installation work at the Pentagon, USUHS, and elsewhere, DHi his increasingly becoming the signage provider of choice at Northrop Grumman Newport News, the giant shipbuilding yard that dominates Virginia’s Tidewater area.

Since November, Northrop Grumman (NG) has booked over $80,000 in ship signage orders with DHi. These photoluminescent (PL) and non-photoluminescent signs are being procured primarily for new ship construction, including the new nuclear-powered U.S.S. George H. W. Bush and other carriers.

In January, Northrop Grumman placed a large order for material to construct signs with customized letters for installation primarily at ship damage control stations. Materials to be produced and delivered by DHi included PL substrate signage backing as well as tens of thousands of individual letters and numbers to be punched out of blue reflective material.

Northrop Grumman Newport News is the nation's sole designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of only two companies capable of designing and building nuclear-powered submarines. Newport News also provides after-market services for a wide array of naval and commercial vessels.