One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure

Do you get excited watching reality shows on HGTV that feature folks searching for items to breathe new life into as they are reused, recycled and upcycled? I do! I love watching Trash to Treasure, Storage Wars and Pawn Stars. It is exciting to watch the joy people experience in the creative process of finding something old and making it new.

You have probably heard it said, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” or perhaps like this “One man’s pain, is another man’s pleasure.” The latter quote is how I feel about running – it’s pain to me but I know it’s pleasure to my 10K and marathon running friends.

I will not ask you to run a marathon, but I will challenge you to be inspired by this tale, as told by StelTek Graphics, one of our creative and motivated dealers, of how one shop gave new life to several dormant Mark Bric products.

Marcia at StelTek recounts, “Years ago we purchased two multi master banner stands for a client. Somewhere in the process they changed their mind, but we decided to keep the units because we knew we could sell them. Seriously…it may have been 5 years ago.

We also had some big Snappy Frames we ordered a few years ago for a different customer. They loved the look of the frame but decided they were too large for their need; so they re-ordered smaller sizes.  Of course, we kept those no longer needed big frames too.  We also had a spare Banner-Up Plus unit hanging around ready to go in our shop. These treasures were just waiting on the right customer to get pleasure from them.

Recently, we got the opportunity to use those Mark Bric products. Having them on hand allowed us to expediently create an awesome, classy display for a customer who called us on a Friday and needed a display in a hurry for a reception on Monday in Pittsburgh (about 2 hrs. away)!!!  Talk about fast improvisation! 

Check out this picture and look what we created!


We got everything done at 2 AM on Monday morning and the client swung by a bit later that same morning just prior to leaving for his event.  Everything worked and we had one happy customer! Hurray for spare Mark Bric displays and parts… and of course for a good in-house team!”

We love it when our dealers share success stories. Especially ones that emphasize that an investment in Mark Bric Display products always pays off! Mark Bric display and exhibit products are a sure fire way to meet a plethora of special event, trade show, as well as promotion and branding needs.

We may have to bestow StelTek Graphics, Inc. an honorary “MacGyver” award for creating success stories from using whatever display options were on hand. Please don’t worry if you don’t have extra Mark Bric products just lying around because we are just a phone call away and our website can show you our many promotional display, table top exhibit, and banner stand choices. We have excellent turn-around times and expedited shipping is also an option so you too can meet impossible deadlines!

If we can help with your next trade show exhibit or special event display call 800-742-6275, visit or contact us via today and our designers will begin walking you through the creative process.


– By Stacy D. Poole, Marketing Professional at Mark Bric Display Corp.

2 thoughts on “One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure

  1. Thank you Stacy and Mark Bric for the Blog feature. After all these years, I hope you all know how much we love you! Peace and joy during this upcoming Christmas season and may the new year hold blessings galore for all of you! Thanks again for all you do.

    Marcia and Linda

    Marcia O’Rear President StelTek Graphics, Inc.

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