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Celebrating a Year with SWARCO

Time flies when you're having fun, a sentiment that rings true for us as we celebrate our first year as part of the SWARCO family. Since joining up with the world's foremost authority on all things traffic, some things have changed and many have stayed the same. Join us as we look back at our first year with SWARCO.


Onward and Upward
After nearly 30 years of ownership by one family, many of us – like you – were left wondering what it would mean when we joined a new family last September.  With the first year under our belt, we are happy to report that it means more resources, tools, and collaboration.

As you may recall from our newsletter last October, the SWARCO brand – our brand – includes mobility solutions in both Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Road Marking Systems (RMS). As one of the many companies in the ITS division, Team McCain now has the ability to collaborate with our entire network of sister companies on everything from product innovation to procurement.

What does that mean? Well, this year that translated to:


The launch of our new variable message signs powered by SWARCO's leading LED technology


Collaborations with Fortune 100 companies on CV technology - look for more in the months ahead


Increased investment in processes, systems, and production equipment to improve responsiveness. 


Staying True to our Roots
Our SWARCO partnership also means more of the same. The same great people, products, and service that have made McCain your trusted partner in transportation for three decades. What exactly are the ingredients in the special sauce that makes Team McCain so unique? Hard work, loyalty, passion, effervescence, and a certain je ne sais quoi that we've had an incredible time sharing throughout the year. All the while learning from our SWARCO family, building on our combined strengths, and working as one team.

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Let them Eat Cake
McCain celebrated turning 30 and its first year as part of the SWARCO family with a night out at the ballpark. The home team may have lost, but it was a big win for Team McCain.


When challenged to match the theme 'Austria meets the USA' at the Annual Manfred Swarovski International Golf Challenge this summer, our fervent passion (and patriotism) came through loud and clear. 

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Dream Team
Team McCain racked up the frequent flyer miles this year with countless trips across the pond to powwow with our peers to collaborate on engineering, product development, procurement, and marketing.


Eyes on the Prize
Looking ahead, we are most excited about the continued collaboration with SWARCO on innovative, potentially game-changing ideas, like the Internet of Things (IoT), big data, and Connected Vehicles. Indeed, one of the major SWARCO success stories that we are looking to leverage and bring to the US, is their ongoing Connected Vehicle to Everything of Tomorrow field trial taking place in Germany with partners that include Audi, Ericsson, and Qualcomm.

In fact, we are actively looking for local partner agencies to help us continue this work and conduct our own connected vehicle trials in the United States. If you are interested in a pilot project, please let us know.  

Otherwise, stay tuned to hear about some exciting collaborations and product releases as we venture into the changing landscape of the traffic industry.


Thank you!
As we celebrate this milestone, we want to take a moment to thank you for your continued loyalty and support. While we have made every effort to make the transition as seamless as possible, we recognize that there have been some hiccups along the way. So, thank you once again for your patience, loyalty, and support.

We look forward to continuing our relationships and working together to grow and drive the industry forward with even more fortitude.

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