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Low Flat Rate Shipping Pricing from Atlas Signs and Plaques

Delivery Truck

Honestly, We think that shipping prices most always seem to be a rip so we are always searching for ways to get them lower

The truth is that FedEx, UPS, and even the USPS charge what we think is a lot to get your new plaque from Lake Mills, Wisconsin to your home or business. Many shipping options are also based on distance and that complicates the issue even more.

The latest and greatest way Atlas is using to save customers money is by using Flat Rate Shipping on as many signs as possible. Shipping rates are now based on the dollar value of the order and are valid for shipping to the contiguous 48 states. The only catch is that we choose the shipper. Your package from Atlas could be shipped USPS, FedEx Ground, or UPS Ground. All are good at what they do.

Here are the current flat rate shipping prices.

  • $0 – $100.00    –    $11.00
  • $100.01 – $250.00    –    $17.00
  • $250.01 – $490.00    –    $22.00
  • $490.01 and up    –    $33.00

If you go to the Atlas Shipping Page, you can learn more about some important shipping issues.

Flat rate shipping is proving to be less expensive for you, the customer, and the rest doesn’t matter. It is all about you.


How to Pack a Sign for Return Shipping

Once in a while we have a customer that needs to return a sign to us, and occasionally that sign doesn’t make it to us safe and sound. We know our customers mean well and try their best, but to make it even easier we thought we’d share with you a step by step guide to proper sign packing for shipment, the Atlas Signs and Plaques way.

The first thing you’re going to want to do is wrap your sign in something to protect it from scratches. We prefer a double layer of tissue paper (this also keeps the bubble wrap from sticking).

sign wrapped in tissue paper






The next step is to cover the sign in bubble wrap, paying special attention to the edges as this is where damage is most likely to occur. We recommend using a double layer, because you never know when one of those bubbles is going to take the day off.

sign in bubble wrap


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Environmental Policy Statement From Atlas Signs And Plaques

Recycle, Reuse, Reduce

Recycle, Reuse, Reduce

Environmentally Friendly and Getting Greener by the Day

Metal Facades and Atlas Signs and Plaques are concerned with sustaining the natural resources essential to life. To that goal, our commitment is to Recycle, Reuse, and Reduce as we conduct low impact manufacturing. Decisions regarding material acquisition, production, manufacturing, packaging, distribution, reuse, operations, and maintenance are made in an environmentally conscience manner.

Products purchased for use in our process are chosen with attention to the level of recycled material content, sustainability, and the suitability of reuse of waste and scrap. Selection is heavily biased towards products and services that are “environmentally preferable” to the alternatives.

Packing materials received with inbound shipments are stored for reuse with outbound shipments. Other materials that might otherwise go directly to landfill are utilized for the construction of crates, jigs and fixtures, so that continuing use of scrap is realized as an alternative to utilizing virgin stock. To further reduce waste, small unusable pieces of our base materials are sold and distributed to hobbyists for use in smaller projects.

The business occupies, (by choice) a modest size, well insulated building and utilizes otherwise wasted energy from machinery for winter space heating. For summer operations, waste heat is vented to the outside to maintain comfortable interior temperatures without the use of air conditioning. High-efficiency lighting is utilized sparingly to further decrease electrical needs. When possible, equipment is run during off-peak hours, and with minimal lighting to reduce the strain on electrical generation and distribution. Handwork is employed for many projects even when machines are available. This reduces electrical consumption and maintains our commitment to the handmade concept.

To further reduce earth impact, goods are sourced locally when possible. We realize that materials are available from Third World Countries at a lessor cost. However, pollution is a World Wide Issue and exporting manufacturing and pollution to the Far East, where factories often operate without regard for pollution and with little concern for the well-being of their employees, is not in our long-term best interest. Furthermore, global shipping using heavy oil for fuel is a dirty proposition at best. We prefer to keep manufacturing jobs in the USA where factories can be better encouraged to produce in manner that is least harmful, and where labor can earn a fair wage in a safe work environment.

Metal Facades and Atlas Signs and Plaques will be resourceful as we work to reduce our impact on the environment while upholding the highest standards in customer care and product quality. We will work collaboratively with customers and suppliers who share this common goal.