LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — For “The Rebound Kentucky,” we’re highlighting companies within the Bluegrass adapting to the pandemic.
Should you stroll into any restaurant or workplace, you’ll be able to’t miss the social distancing indicators, posters, or stickers. Displaying these markers was one of many steps in reopening throughout a pandemic.
Image360 is a Lexington firm that prints these indicators and helps different companies rebound.
Howard Stovall can sum up his enterprise in lower than a dozen phrases.
“Should you can put phrases or photos on it, we do it,” mentioned Stovall.
Image360 opened up greater than 20 years in the past. The mantra stays the identical, though the expertise has modified.
“A type of panels we’re printing in quarter-hour now may have taken any individual the higher a part of a day to place collectively,” mentioned Stovall.
When the pandemic started in March 2020, many of the firm’s purchasers closed up through the shutdown.
However Image360 saved printing. First to create markers for important companies that continued working, then to fulfill a distinct demand.
“We began getting lots of requires neighborhood supportive indicators,” mentioned Stovall.
From “Group Kentucky” to “Black Lives Matter”: if you happen to’ve seen one in every of these yard indicators, there is a good probability it got here from this warehouse off Leestown Street.
Now that we’re greater than ten months into the pandemic, lots of Stovall’s purchasers are again open.
Amongst them, Sav’s Grill, whose proprietor stopped by Image360 to select a poster for a backyard in reminiscence of the late metropolis Councilmember, Jake Gibbs. Gibbs died final 12 months.
The pandemic has not slowed Image360’s enterprise, however the messages and desires have modified. A type of is a picture you are seeing more and more in Lexington.
“We have accomplished lots of actual property indicators. A number of obtainable indicators over the previous six months. Which is simply unhappy as a result of it means any individual closed,” mentioned Stovall.
However when these websites are occupied once more, Stovall’s firm is likely one of the locations that may present the instruments wanted to reopen, and rebound.