Why Dan Sawatzky Exclusively Uses PBLT-30 Precision Board HDU

Dan Sawatzky with Imagination Corporation has been working with Coastal Enterprises for more than ten years and uses our Precision Board PBLT-30 exclusively in their shop. The question Dan gets asked most often is why they only use 30 lb density or higher of Precision Board HDU. For Dan, the answer is simple. It makes sense. Read on to hear more about how real world experiences helped guide his decision to exclusively use PBLT-30 in his shop.


“30 lb Density HDU is not common. Many suppliers are reluctant to stock it for that reason. But I believe it well worth the effort to get it in,” says Sawatzky. “It is so much stronger than lighter weight HDU’s. It is much more resistant to dents, hail, birds pecking it, flying rocks or golf balls and just about anything else that might harm our signs and dimensional projects. There is nothing more frustrating than working on a project for hours and hours only to bump it accidentally, making a repair instantly necessary. Repairs take time and cost money. That’s profits! Too much to take a chance in my view.”

In addition to Precision Board HDU, Dan Sawatzky and his team use our companion products, saying “we also use their glues and primers with great results!”

You can read more about it in this blog that Dan wrote for EnRoute Software‘s website.

Dan Sawatzky is best described as a creative force and visual storyteller extraordinaire. His art career spans more than forty years of magic. Dan’s passion is to design and create imaginative places that take people from the normal world to a setting of delight and wonder. Sawatzky’s Imagination Corporation is a small family company that specializes in the design and creation of dimensional signs and environments. They tackle projects of any size from small signs to entire theme parks. Their work has garnered numerous national and international awards.  Give them a call at (604) 823-2216 or visit their website.

You can read Dan’s blog, Speaking From Experience, updated daily on our website.

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