The work of a Plain City business will be seen on roads from Alaska to Washington, D.C.

The work of a Plain City business will be seen on roads from Alaska to Washington, D.C.

Associated Graphics Inc. for the second year was chosen to produce and install graphics on a semitrailer that will haul the Capitol Christmas Tree from Alaska to the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

The company that produces graphics or "wraps" for cars, trucks and other vehicles nationwide got the job last year through a few well-placed calls to Kenworth Truck Co., the Chillicothe company that produces the truck for the job.

"I had a buddy that worked with Kenworth and he referred me to the headquarters," said Kasey Hall, a national account manager with AGI.

"It was just a couple of phone calls and talking to the right people."

AGI was happy to be asked again to provide a wrap for the truck this year and has provided a wrap with the northern lights, capitol building and Alaska state seal.

"After the first one, they know we're the real deal," Hall said.

"Last year's (wrap) was basic. This year we went all out."

The wrap took four days to install and on Oct. 27 the U.S. Forest Service Staff was expected to cut down a 74-foot-tall Lutz spruce near Seward, Alaska in Chugach National Forest.

Once cut down, the tree will be transported on the 80-foot truck through the U.S. and to Washington, D.C., according to information from Capitolchristmastree.com.

The 90-year-old tree will make stops on its way to Washington for 15 community celebrations.

Stops are planned in Seward and Anchorage, Alaska; Seattle, Wash.; Missoula, Mont.; Rapid City, S.D.; South Bend, Ind.; Findlay, Ohio; and Joint Base Andrews, Md.

A stop is also anticipated in Chillicothe where Hall said the celebration is big.

Although the truck decorated by AGI will pass through the country, few people will know the local company had a hand in it.

"When it goes out and starts making tours nobody knows who does it," Hall said.

"You never hear about the person who does it."

But AGI isn't hurting. Hall said they wrap many fire and police cars locally, and work with many national companies.

"We never had a need to advertise," he said.

Despite remaining behind the scenes, Hall said AGI is excited to be part of getting the Christmas tree to the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington.

"We couldn't be more elated that we were asked, once again, to provide a custom wrap for the Capitol Christmas Tree Truck," said Adam Wright, one of AGI's founders.

"To be able to showcase our cutting edge print process and industry leading vehicle graphics across the country is incredible. To be asked to showcase this at our nation's capital ... that is truly exciting."

According to information from Capitolchristmas tree. com, the tradition of placing a Christmas tree outside the Capitol Building began in 1964 when John W. McCormack (D-Massachusetts), speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, placed a live Christmas tree on the lawn.

In 1970, the U.S. Forest Service got involved and started providing a Christmas tree each year.