Polyenterprises has been fortunate though the years to be part of some very cool and innovative ad campaigns. One of the most challenging at the time was directly connected to NIKE’s Iconic 6.0 line of shoes that debuted in 2005. The 6.0 line would further fill that skateboard shoe market and in order to create an urban / skater aesthetic Nike brought in top designers for the brand and for the ad campaign that would support the line including Ben Guernsey from Portland whose whimsical, cartoon intensive displays would catch anyone eye who stood within a half a football field away.

The bright orange with white and black was distinctive. In 2007 Poly was approached by an intermediary client to create a stunning sewer grate mat to be used in various displays. It was a fun challenge to create not only a distressed looking mat but one that had the illusion of depth. While the mat only was a quarter of an inch thick, the stuff down in the grate appeared to be much deeper. An illusion helped with the use of an almost neon blue in a field of black that pretty much mimics moonlight or streetlights casting into the grate.

We also cut test swatches for NIKE before delving into tooling. In the end, as you can see, we were able to mirror the original artist’s concept almost exactly and to this day the NIKE 6.0 Grate Mat still turns heads at conventions every year.

Robb Curtius

VP Polyenterprises

2017 found Poly Enterprises expanding, not only in terms of unprecedented sales growth but continued outreach into the community.

It was a year of celebrations as well. Birthdays and anniversaries.

It was a year of company barbecues, family fun days, the historical 2017 Eclipse outing and amazing Christmas Party with our first ever Ugly Sweater contest.

It was a year of supporting great causes like participating in the Relay For Life to help fight Cancer, the stellar John Jarrard Foundation concert /auction and our continual volunteerism to  the Georgia Mountain Food Bank by gathering donations, delivering much needed food and personal items and creating a promotional video. We were, in fact, so honored to be awarded the Georgia Mountain Food Bank sponsor of the Year!

It was a year of customization too. It seemed that almost every custom mat we produced involved custom shapes to frame the well known logos.

It was a year of adding more and more great companies to our stable of clients as well as engage with new and old clients at PPAI, Global Shop and MORE.

It was a year of an exciting expansion creating a massively better environment for our Poly Family and increased production and efficiency for our beloved customers.

It was a year of our East Hall Interns and working to instill in them a strong work ethic and creative spirit.

It was a year of Poly TV. We shot training videos, informational videos and more often times using our drone to add just the right amount of flair.

We love what we do and we love our customers. As 2017 ends we look forward to 2018 and to making a difference every chance we get.

Have a Safe and Happy New Year!

In the busy field of marketing and marketing tools, customization at a high level is what elevates any medium in the client’s mind. Custom molding in our pvc process is the most economical form of high level customization and being able to integrate the size, shape, backing textures all support the logo. A custom background can look too busy and off putting when executed incorrectly but done right there is nothing better.
We can show three different versions of diamond plate. Different style ribs, We can mimic a stylized version of wood grain, basket weaved looks, distressed details, slick and or matte finishes and custom shaped that directly speak to design elements from the logo itself. This is a popular choice because it ties in the design. The NYC manhole cover look for a ZOO YORK manhole cover has a texture that borrows from the logo’s barbed design. An Etnies “E” or Ketel One “K” as a back ground texture works well as does the well know mountain shape from QUICKSILVER.
Playing with color is also an option. For the VOLCOM mat covered with crazy abstract shapes the notion to mold it in a combinations of colors and reverse patterns was a conscious design decision from the start. The bright green color of SMARTWOOL draws you from a distance. And always remember that sometimes less is more which is evident in using one of our most popular herring bone style ribbing to support the bold look of CAROLINA DRONZ.
In the end, in custom designing anything goes but usually only one combination of logo and backing texture hits the right note.
-Robb Curtius

A couple of Saturdays ago on the 16th, on the lawn of Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia the night sky was full of inspiration, the giving spirit and a whole lot of excellent music at the 16th annual John Jarrard Foundation Benefit Concert and Auction. We were so blessed to again attend and contribute to such a giving wonderful event.

Established in 2000, originally the Bruce Burch & Friends Honor John Jarrard Concert was named in memory of Georgia Music Hall of Fame member Jarrard, who wrote hit songs for performers such as Don Williams, Alabama, George Strait and Tracy Lawrence. He battled diabetes before his death in 2001.

Since it’s inception, the John Jarrard Foundation has grown from an annual concert to a regionally recognized nonprofit organization supporting songwriters and a number of causes, raising more than $1.5 million to support the Good News ClinicsBoys & Girls Clubs of Lanier,The Georgia Mountain Food BankSisu and Good News at Noon shelter.

You can imagine our excitement as August 21 2017 finally came around. A once in a life chance to view a solar eclipse, right out our front doors, sign me up. Greg Ours our fearless leader couldn’t just miss out on this event, rather he embraced the chance to bring everyone together to watch it in style.
It was nice to just sit back, relax, and eat burgers while watching the event with all the poly coworkers. As 99% totality struck many pictures to record the moment in history were taken. I snapped away trying my best to achieve that one dream photo of the event, with just a sliver of the sun peeking out. Here are a few images we feel show just how cool the whole moment was. I would also like to add luckily no one suffered from any post eclipse eye damage!