LANGLOIS - When Dennis Bowman, owner of the Langlois Cheese Factory, approached a local sign maker, Rod Smith, owner of All Around Signs in North Bend, about restoring the decades-old sign in front of the building, he learned some history.
The two men that mentored Smith in the sign business were still living in the North Bend area, Bowman discovered. They both worked on the original sign in the late 1950s when they were starting their careers in sign making. Bowman contacted the men, and along with his neighbor and Smith, they restored the sign with an "almost" replica, which included painting it and wiring it for lighting. Though the new sign doesn't have neon like the original, it will be lighted.
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