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By Edd Pritchard | GateHouse Media Ohio

Posted Mar 13, 2018 at 6:02 AM

CANTON Work remodeling Davies Drugs has earned an award for the pharmacy, along with recognition for Canton Sign Co.

The National Community Pharmacists Association presented its NICE Award for best exterior sign to Davies Drugs. NICE stands for NCPA Innovation Center Excellence, and Davies won the award in the first year of the competition.

The association recognized Davies for work done to remodel the store at 2915 Tuscarawas St. W, including installing new signs crafted by Canton Sign.

The effort started years ago when the pharmacy remodeled its interior. Steve Fettman, whose family has owned the business for 55 years, decided to make changes on the exterior to match the work done inside. After adding a stone finish and painting the building, Fettman hired Canton Sign to work on something for the outside.

Gone is a blue and white box sign that once ran across the building’s roof. It has been replaced by letters that are reverse lit using an LED system. Also installed are neon...