Omaha company repurposes campaign signs post-election

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Do you know what you’re doing with your political yard sign this weekend?

A science and technology nonprofit could use it.

When it comes to campaign signs, many only see republican or democrat.

“I’ve seen them all over town,” said Eric Kaplan of Made New Makerspace.

But the guys at made New Makerspace see plastic and metal.

“And I know from projects that I’ve done personally how versatile corrugated plastic can be, so I shot an email over to Jim,” Kaplan said.

“The list of things you can do is almost endless,” said Jim Clements, also with Makerspace.

As the election cycle winds down, they’re collecting hundreds of these signs every day.

They’ll be used to help disadvantaged students explore interests in science, technology, engineering, or math disciplines.

Coroplast can cost them between $20 to $40 depending on the quality.

These signs can…

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