There’s a new PEMCO sign glowing atop our soon-to-be South Lake Union headquarters in Seattle.
Not just any sign. This one is 10 feet high by 50 feet long, far bigger than the sign on our current Eastlake Avenue building.
The new sign needs to be that large to be seen from Interstate 5. We’re proud to have called Seattle our home for 66 years, and we want PEMCO to be visible from the freeway so people will know we haven’t gone anywhere – just one mile across town.
Our new neighbors, National Sign Corp., built the sign (pictured here, resting in their parking lot below our building). National Sign celebrated its 100th birthday this year, and we’re excited to work next door to another company that’s been part of Seattle’s cultural fabric for so long.
Some details about our new sign:
- It includes the PEMCO logo but not the word “Insurance.” We figure most people know who PEMCO is by now, having been around since 1949.
- It’s activated automatically by photo cells whenever daylight dims.
- It’s all-LED construction, which consumes less energy.
- Our current time and temperature sign will not move to our new headquarters. When built in 1971, it was intended for freeway motorists. Today they wouldn’t be able to see it so far away on Dexter Avenue.
PEMCO moves from its longtime Eastlake Avenue home to Dexter in just two weeks. We’ll be open for business there on Monday, Dec. 21. We’re eager to make new memories in our new neighborhood!