LED Signage Contract Awarded to Brasfield & Gorrie

June 6, 2012

Buffalo, New York — Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC, was recently awarded the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Light Emitting Diode (LED) Signage project in Buffalo and Lewiston, New York.

The $2 million project contract will include the installation of high-visibility, energy-efficient LED signs at the Lewiston Land Port of Entry, which is the northernmost border crossing in the Buffalo area. Additionally, new high-visibility, energy-efficient signs will be installed at the Peace Bridge facility, which connects downtown Buffalo to Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada.

The work is expected to begin this month and will complete in October of this year.

The LED signage upgrades offer easy-to-see and read bilingual signage that can be changed instantly as traffic dictates. Valuable instructions and information are provided to travelers as they approach the primary inspection stations, saving up to 20 seconds per vehicle transitioning through the port. This state-of-the-art technology is increasingly popular among Customs and Border Protection officials since the technology increases the functionality, energy efficiency, and overall safety of port operations. Many of the nation’s busiest land ports of entry are installing LED signage because of its added value.

This is the second land port of entry LED signage contract awarded to Brasfield & Gorrie. The first contract added LED signs at four land ports of entry located between McAllen and Brownsville, Texas. That work was completed in July 2011.

Brasfield & Gorrie is partnering with the U.S. General Services Administration and U.S. Customs and Border Protection to complete the project.

Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms, providing general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for a wide variety of markets, including healthcare, commercial, institutional, federal, municipal, industrial, and wastewater treatment. We serve clients from offices in Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia; Birmingham, Alabama; Dallas, Texas; Jacksonville and Orlando, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; and Raleigh, North Carolina. Brasfield & Gorrie has approximately 2,400 employees, and its 2011 revenues were $1.7 billion. Engineering News-Record ranks Brasfield & Gorrie 32nd among the nation’s “Top 400 Contractors” for 2012.