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  • How Lobby Displays Can Increase Your Revenue

    Posted on July 12th, 2017 admin No comments

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    Having a lobby display or C-suite display can be very beneficial for your business. Whether you’re looking for new clients or gaining investors, showcasing an example of your best work is a great way to receive the right attention. Here are a few ways that these display can be highly effective and profitable.

    Reinforce Market Strength: A lobby is more than just a hallway that leads from one area of the office to another. It is an opportunity to highlight the professional and distinct craftsmanship of your products. Sometimes seeing is believing and nothing shows more than a customized display that emphasizes your brand.

    Add Value: A potential customer or investor both want to trust that your brand can deliver results. Having a display immediately exudes confidence in the quality of your work. The display can answer a lot of questions about your company’s capabilities, simply with a visual.

    Generate Revenue: The best way that a display can be effective for your brand is through revenue generation. If a customer or investor’s attention has been grabbed and they feel that your product adds value, there is a strong potential for customer acquisition or investor relations.

    To explore lobby or c-suite display options for your company, please contact Dave Kasper at dkasper@calcocutaways.com.

  • Pratt & Whitney PT6 Engine Cutaway of a Mainstay Available Now

    Posted on February 4th, 2015 admin No comments

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    The Pratt & Whitney PT6 turbine engine in the one of the most popular turboprop engines in history. The PT6 was first put into use in 1964 and is still in production today. This versatile and stable engine design can be found in turboprop airplanes, helicopters, amphibious planes, military aircraft, aerial application planes, Short takeoff and Landing (STOL) aircraft and many more.

    The versatility of this engine and the extremely high reliability has made the PT6 a mainstay in the design and manufacturing of small aircraft the world over. The concepts and characteristics of this engine make it a perfect tool for explaining the general concepts and component design of a turboprop engine. A limiting factor historically with creating display engines for use in the classroom or on the show floor is that the engines last so long that a full engine, out of service, is very difficult to find. Parts are reused on further engines, and the lifelong journey of various production parts can span decades.

    CalCo, in conjunction with Aerovision International, a leading aircraft and engine service provider, have produced a full cutaway version of the legendary PT6 engine as shown here. The fully exposed engine system shows everything from the 3-stage axial and single stage centrifugal compressors, to the turbines, gears and burners. Color coding is used to help clarify heating and cooling zones through the engine phases.

     

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    Explaining the properties and functionality of the PT6 as well as overall turboprop design concepts is easy with this fantastic tool. Cutaways like these are as rare as the availability of an out of service PT6, and require the expertise of skilled craftspeople to bring into reality.

    For a limited time this exact engine is available for purchase, and with the high demand and low availability of a PT6 cutaway, it will surely be gone in a hurry. The cutaway includes the texture black welded steel rolling engine stand shown, as well as a steel framed shipping container with hinged steel drawbridge style ramp.

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    If you or your group is interested in owning this high quality example of solid engineering and aircraft muscle, please contact CalCo at 847-639-3858 for more details.

  • Industrial Scale Model Lights Up the Show

    Posted on July 25th, 2013 admin No comments

    For years designers have used lifelike scale models to demonstrate a new building project or large scale installation. The power of scale makes it easier to visualize the finished project before it begins. Making changes and describing details becomes easy and in many cases saves countless hours and dollars. A 3D representation is much easier for most people to understand and there is little need for collateral materials.

    When SPX needed a way to show the complex details of a system installation, they called upon CalCo to create a scaled-down representation of how this solution looks. Starting with a 3D file and some line drawings (see below), CalCo was able to recreate this virtual rendering in the real world, to a predetermined scale. With many of the feature components and solutions spanning multiple floors and rooms, removing some of the walls was going to be mandatory, and removing all of them it turns out, was even better. The model can be used at trade shows, customer meetings or wherever a demonstration of the system is needed

    As the display was developing, it became apparent that a solution would be needed to light up the shadowed rooms and further accentuate the details of the installation. The final model came in at around 25 lbs., and included a clear acrylic cover to provide maximum protection while on display.

     

     

    Call CalCo at 847-639-3858 if you need a 3D model or other type of display.  Email us using the envelope icon in the top right corner or visit us on Facebook.

     

     

     

     

  • A Transmission Training Cutaway That Is Pulling Double Duty

    Posted on June 21st, 2012 admin No comments

    Recently CalCo created this transmission training cutaway for Caterpillar.  It is designed for use in a classroom setting to educate technicians, salespeople or anyone else needed, on how the transmission operates and how it differs from its competition.  The cutaway was done across the driveline so all of the internal components are exposed.  A cutaway is a great hands-on educational tool because it gives a unique inside perspective on the product, the parts and how the systems interrelate.

    But this cutaway is not only helping to educate in the classroom it is pulling double duty because when it is not being utilized as a training tool it is put to good use as a lobby display.  If needed it could even be sent to a trade show to demonstrate the product to potential customers. With one cutaway the company has been able to reach employees, corporate visitors and potential customers. Now that is a hard working transmission!

     

  • Get Your Message Across in a Big Way with a Large Banner

    Posted on November 15th, 2011 admin No comments
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    Sometimes the only way to get your point across is to GO BIG. Our training banner for fire departments is a good example of that. It is 6 feet high and 2.5 ft wide and includes a stand for portability. This banner shows a cutaway fire hydrant and is used to educate firemen on the inner workings of the hydrant. While this banner is used specifically for fire stations,  CalCo can create a banner for any product or situation. They are useful for training, sales presentations, investor meetings or trade shows.

    Let CalCo help you get your message across with a large banner.  Show a cutaway of your product or blow up your small product so it is more noticeable.  Call 847/639-3858 or click here for contact information to get help with any kind of signage or display.  Visit CalCo on Facebook too.

  • How about an Engine Cutaway for your Lobby Display?

    Posted on July 20th, 2011 admin No comments

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    CalCo specializes in trade show, sales and lobby displays, especially product cutaways. Our own lobby has many examples of our work and is getting crowded so we are offering two cutaway engine displays for sale. If you need a display and don’t want to customize it yourself one of these may be the solution.  Both displays are engine cutaways with interior and exterior paint, colored passageway paint, cutface paint and plating of metal parts.  They are mounted on custom stands, one wheeled and one stationary with a VW base.

    For more pictures, details or pricing of these engine cutaways or a customized display please contact Chris at CalCo at 847/639-3858.

  • Final Cut: Everyone Loves a CalCo Cutaways Engine Cutaway

    Posted on October 19th, 2010 admin No comments
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    Engine cutaways make great showpieces, tools and displays, and are very complicated to create with the intricacy and precision that makes them look effortless.

    From small engine cutaways to turbine jet engine cutaways, CalCo Cutaways has been leading the industry in expertly crafted displays for close to 60 years,  CalCo’s senior technicians are familiar with multiple types of engines and will put their 75+ years of combined experience to work for you!

    Some of the engine cutaways that CalCo has created include:

    • Diesel Engine Cutaways
    • Outboard Engine Cutaways
    • Automobile Engine cutaways
    • Inboard Marine Engine Cutaways
    • Helicopter Engine Cutaways
    • Motorcycle Engine Cutaways
    • Jet Engine Cutaways
    • Small Engine Cutaways
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    Diesel Training Engine Cutaway

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    Tractor Engine Cutaway

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    A few of the uses for your engine cutaway include:

    • Education and Training
    • Lobby Displays
    • Trade Shows
    • Sales Purposes

    If you are looking for a proven engine cutaway specialist – Call CalCo at 847/639-3858, email news@CalcoCutaways.com or click here for contact information.

  • Meet Dan Fierla, Senior Supervisor and Cutaway and Display Expert, at CalCo

    Posted on June 10th, 2010 admin No comments

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    Ever wonder how CalCo can continually make first class cutaways and always seems to know just what you wanted? We owe much of it to our production supervisor, Dan Fierla. Dan started at CalCo as part of a high school cooperative work program and has been here ever since. In his 32 years, he has moved up the ladder from high school intern to Senior Supervisor, in charge of production and managing our facility and workers. If you have worked with CalCo you may have spoken to Dan and you most likely learned that he has high standards for the work that we do. If it doesn’t meet Dan’s expectations, it is not going out the door. Customer service and satisfaction has always been a key component at CalCo and Dan is one of the reasons why. Another of his famous attributes is his dedication to time commitments. We pay close attention to deadlines and work hard to meet every one. While we always try to work projects into our schedule, we have turned away business because we could not have maintained our high standards and met the delivery date.

    According to Dan the most important information that you can give us about your project is……

    “information that will help me to make your project have that just right look.  Details like, what are you trying to show with this cutaway/display?  Is it the size/type of the internal parts you want to showcase? Or is it something special that separates your product from the competition? This information helps me to design the cuts to show what the customer needs and wants to see.”

    His favorite project that he has completed is…..

    “I had the honor to work on and am very proud of a Double over head cam V6 marine engine for a large engine manufacturer. This project from start to finish was done right.  David Meeler from their marketing department, came to Calco, told me all of the features he would like to show, which helped me to machine the engine and give it that personal touch.  Colors and color coding were all picked out by the customer. When the engine made its maiden voyage at the Florida Boat Show it was a big hit.”

    Something you should know about him is……

    “I get great satisfaction out of working with the other members of the CalCo team.  I am driven to make CalCo the Best it can be for both employee and customer. When I see pictures of  trade show booths like Navistar, DeZURIK and Kimray, and all of them use Calco cutaways/displays to show case their products,  I have a great sense of pride in knowing I played a part in helping them project a positive image.”

    Dan’s level of experience and overall knowledge of products helps you in terms of deciding the best way to display the internal components of your product. Chances are great that Dan has the best and most cost effective way to show your products key features.  He can assist you in creating your ideal cutaway/display.  He also has innovative ideas to show off large products, create working models or design custom stands.

    If you have a project that you are interested in discussing, give CalCo a call at 847/639-3858, email us at news@calcocutaways.com or click here for our contact page.

  • 2009: The Year in Review

    Posted on January 15th, 2010 admin No comments

    As is typical at the end of the year CalCo is reflecting on the past twelve months. There were some unique and creative product displays, cutaways, 3-D models and POP displays created this year.  A few of them are included below for your enjoyment:

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    And finally, some believe that 2009 was a year down the toilet, although that was not the case at CalCo we still spent some time with one….

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    CalCo looks forward to another interesting year!

    To contact CalCo call 847/639-3858 or click here for our contact page.

  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on November 20th, 2009 admin No comments

    Publication1Your company uses a variety of vendors for certain products or services every day, making make life easier for everyone. So do we.

    Your company probably uses a few providers that actually make life more difficult for you or your coworkers. Same here.

    On Monday one of our primary vendors emailed to let us know that our project with them was complete. . .Great.

    This was typical and expected. . .

    However, the details on getting the order back to us were left out, forcing us to stop what we were doing, contact them about it and make these arrangements ourselves. Done.

    Once the items were received, we found quality issues on practically every piece that was delivered. Where was the quality control??

    We would have sent the entire order back to be redone from scratch, except that we needed these pieces for a larger project that our client was expecting on time. We had to stop what we were doing (again) and fix every mistake and flaw to bring this project back up to our high standard of quality, (which our client expects).

    Everything worked out in the end, our client was thrilled with the final result and his coworkers were equally impressed with the craftsmanship and attention to detail, (and the shipping was arranged without our client’s involvement whatsoever).

    So the extra effort on our end resulted in a great experience for our client. We love that.

    The vendor’s actions, on the other hand, had to be managed, monitored and corrected.   Is this the case with some of your providers?

    Communication and responsibility are the landmarks of a company you can trust for the long term. The reason companies like CalCo have been around for over half a century, is because they are trusted, respected and are the go-to guys when quality and professionalism are important.

    Did you know that CalCo can handle your POP displays, your screen printing, your photography, your display storage, your prototyping, your sales cases, your website design, your 3D animation, your metal finishing, your large format printing, your digital image manipulation, and many of the other items you struggle with every day?  It’s true.

    Please call 847-639-3858 or email to see if your project can be handled correctly this time by CalCo, let us handle the problems so you can just sleep easy for once.