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World Champions

Part 2 - Road Markings from Hofmann

When somewhere in the world a street, parking lot or runway needs to be marked with lanes, it's almost sure to be done by a machine built in the small town of Rellingen north of Hamburg.

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The 60-year-old family-owned company Hofmann Marking Systems has built its economic success from lines on the road, and the machines for painting them. It's a more complicated process than you might think. How do you paint solid lines vs. dashes, for example? And can it be done in the pouring rain? Report by Hagen Tober.

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