“We proudly fly the American flag:” ACUITY has increased the size of its American flag

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SHEBOYGAN — ACUITY announced Monday, November 9th that it has increased the size of its American flag to 140 feet wide by 70 feet high, a 36 percent increase over the previous flag’s dimensions.

The increase was made to provide better visual balance with the 400-foot flagpole at ACUITY’s Sheboygan headquarters. The flag is the world’s largest free-flying American flag and, combined with the flagpole, represents the World’s Tallest Symbol of Freedom.

ACUITY erected the flagpole in 2014 as a statement of gratitude to our country and those who defend it. At the base of the pole is a Veterans Memorial, which features the names of every Sheboygan County Veteran killed in the line of duty. The flagpole is one of the most visible landmarks on the Interstate 43 corridor.

“We proudly fly the American flag at our headquarters to pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of American Veterans,” said Ben Salzmann, ACUITY President and CEO. “Since we completed construction, the flagpole has proven its design as a safe, strong support for the flag, more than able to support a 140- by 70-foot flag, or even larger.”

The new flag at ACUITY, covering nearly 10,000 square feet, features stripes that are over 5 feet high and stars that are nearly 3 feet across. Weighing 340 pounds dry, the nylon flag requires 72 cubic feet of storage space when not being flown. For more information, visit www.acuity.com/flag.

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4 comments

  • 2 cans short

    I said it when you erected it Ben, while I am patriotic as the day is long, this was a total misuse of funds in my opinion. In 2014 your company wanted to raise my premiums when I have never had a claim. In fact you threatened to drop me because my roof needed replacement and didn’t bother to reconsider after I had that done. Guess what? my premiums are now going to another company that does not appear to showboat instead of servicing their customers. Guess that way overpriced flag project (how many million?) waves proudly in front of that multi million dollar fortress of an office building it sits in front of that I helped pay for over the years. My only regret with having you for my insurer is that I didn’t jump ship sooner. C YA

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