Local company makes infield tarp for Chicago Cubs

HOLLAND, Oh. (WTVG) - A local company is getting national exposure for its work that's ending up in Major League Baseball stadiums across the country.

CGS Imaging in Holland makes large format graphics seen on just about everything.

"We make signage for vehicle wraps, banners, signs, displays, all kinds of interior and exteriors signage," sales manager, Zach Stewart said.

Four years ago, Stewart got a call from the Chicago Cubs. The MLB team needed a new infield tarp.

"These tarps are made in Canad and they can't be printed on because of the special coding so they don't rip," Stewart said. "We have to print an adhesive graphic specifically for this type of surface."

Once the graphic is printed Stewart says they needed to find a location big enough to house the 170 foot square tarp.

Danberry National helped Stewart find an empty warehouse at the Land Air Business Park on Airport Highway.

"We got this brand new building that's perfect, new cement wide pillars, and heated, it's the perfect spot," Stewart said.

The tarp is then stretched out and the graphic is added, a process that takes several days.

"The cubs have Reynolds Warp and the cubs came up with the idea because the tarp looks like aluminum foil," explained Stewart.

Since working with the Cubs, CGS Imagining is also working with the New York Yankees and Cincinnati Reds.