Avery Dennison Donates Floor Graphics for Polling Locations in Northeast Ohio

October 28th, 2020 by Emmariah Holcomb

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions (Avery Dennison) located in Mentor, Ohio, sponsored the donation of approximately 10,000 social distancing floor graphics to the boards of election in three Northeast Ohio counties. The company noted the donation is to help keep people safe when they come to vote on Election Day and at early-voting locations. Installation has already begun at some of the 384 polling locations across Lake, Cuyahoga and Geauga counties, according to the company.

The idea came from Ross McDonald, director of the Lake County Board of Elections.

“I knew from LinkedIn that Avery Dennison had a very robust graphics business here,” McDonald said. “And so a light bulb went off as I was doing research for social-distancing markers. Until I spoke with Avery Dennison, we were going to make X’s on the floor with green painter’s tape.”

McDonald reached out to the economic development director of the City of Mentor who connected him with Mariana Rodriguez, Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions North America senior director and general manager.

“After speaking with Ross and understanding the support he was seeking, it was an easy decision for us to sponsor these graphics,” Rodriguez said. “We were pleased to have this opportunity to support our local communities. We agreed to donate both the materials and production costs and decided to extend the offer to Cuyahoga and Geauga counties as well. Safety is always a priority at Avery Dennison, but especially so now, during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The floor graphics designate the recommended 6-foot social distance based on the CDC guidelines. The graphics material is Avery Dennison MPI 2903 Easy Apply™ film with a slip-resistant overlaminate, DOL 2060. DOL 2060 is UL 410 Standard Certified for slip resistance of surface materials.

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