K-W company provides support for campaign signs across the country
The h-frame of campaign signs in the 2019 federal election are made by K-W Signs. (Source: Max Wark/CTV Kitchener) (Sept. 12, 2019)
Published Thursday, September 12, 2019 6:34PM EDT
The h-wire that supports campaign signs all across Canada is courtesy of a Waterloo Region company.
“We’re excited to be a part of the election,” said K-W Signs co-owner Nomar Abdullah. “We’re excited to be a part of who is going to be the next leader of our country.”
The company makes the four millimetre thick frame that holds up the lawn signs. It’s also known as a step stake.
“You wouldn’t think it could do much just by looking at it,” said Abdullah.
Two million step stakes are currently scattered across the country from Kitchener to British Columbia.
K-W Signs’ step stakes will be part of every sign of every candidate running in the 2019 federal election.
The family-run business has been operation in the area for 25 years, but it wasn’t until 2019 that they caught the eye of politicians north and south of the border.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent aluminum tariffs have led to robotic manufacturing.
“Tariffs were introduced, but we’ve found cutting edge ways to manufacture our product,” said Abdullah. “We want to try and keep jobs in Canada, but at the same time we want to promote one of the best values of Canada and that’s democracy.”
The K-W Signs co-owner says they have had American candidates reach out to order signs for their 2020 election.