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Annual Field Trip from the Overbrook Child Development Center.

The morning of March 13, 2024, was an extraordinary day for the employees at Hilton Displays to welcome K-4 students from the Overbrook Child Development Center (our across-the-street neighbors) for their annual field trip.

The students arrived with their teachers at the Hilton Displays doorsteps and were warmly greeted by several staff members.  The children were then welcomed by President, Tom Tobin.  In the conference room, the children were able to examine 4-inch alphabet letters and numbers 0-10 fabricated out of plastic.  Three more sets of letters and numbers were created for each classroom and given to the teachers for future use. The field trip continued with a short presentation on how signs are constructed and an opportunity for the children to identify the colors, shapes, and brands of each sign they spotted on the screen.  After the presentation, it was time for the factory tour. The first stop in the shop was the Vinyl Department where Brandon Hilton and Jose Hernandez explained how vinyl is applied to various surfaces. Several examples were shared with the children, along with an explanation of the various machines used to create the signs.  The next stop was the Paint Department.  The children were able to watch sign parts being painted in the paint booth where Team Lead, Ryan Ferraro, explained the painting process.

In the Assembly Department, Vanoy Sullivan stood beside a 30-foot colorful sign that was lit with LED lights.  The children were quite impressed by the sign.  The last stop on the factory tour was in the Trim Cap Department.  To get to the department, the children passed through a very large plastic “O” letter.  What fun!  In the Trim Cap department, the dynamic duo of Jose Hernandez and Vanoy Sullivan held up a 4-foot orange plastic letter “L” and a colorful half-sun sign and asked the children which letter and what is the sign. Of course, the children shouted out the correct answers.

At the end of the tour, the children returned to the conference room to ask questions.  Each child received bookmarks and stickers of the Overbrook Child Development Center’s mascot, Ottis the Otter.  Both the bookmark and stickers were made at Hilton Displays.

It is a bittersweet goodbye for all since the Overbrook Child Development Center will be consolidating with 6 other Child Development Centers within Greenville County at the beginning of the new school year.

We wish all of the dedicated teachers and students the very best in their new schools!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

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