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Results from Sign Manufacturing Day 2017

In 2017, more than 3,700 students toured more than 62 companies at 67 sign manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada.

As a direct result of Sign Manufacturing Day, sign, graphics and visual communications companies have:

  • hired new employees;
  • accepted interns;
  • forged stronger relationships with schools; and
  • created co-op programs.

99% of students said they learned something new and interesting about the sign industry, the highest ever reported.

74% of students would consider a career in manufacturing after the tour, compared to only 35% prior to Sign Manufacturing Day.

Here’s what the students said:

  • "At first I had no idea what I was planning on seeing. Being here made me realize there are actual people making these signs, not just machines. It caught my interest."
  • "I’d love to know more about the chance of getting a job here!"
  • "This is a really cool job, and it kind of interests me. I like how everyone here acts like family."

2017 Participating Companies

Accurate Signs, Mesquite, TX
AD/S Companies, Corona, CA
AGS, Exton, PA
Allen Industries, Greensboro, NC
Arrow Sign, Oakland, CA
ASG (Advance Sign Group), Columbus, OH
Baker Signs and Manufacturing, Conroe, TX
Blanchett Neon, Edmonton, AB
DaVinci Sign Systems, Inc., Windsor, CO
Day Nite Neon Signs, Dartmouth, NS
Design Center Signs, Tyler, TX
Design Communications, Ltd, Orlando, FL
Design Team Sign Company LLC, Savannah, TN
Enseignes Plus, Châteauguay, QC
Faces, Pelham, AL
FDC Graphic Films, Inc., South Bend, IN
Federal Heath Sign Company, LLC, Racine, WI
Federal Heath Sign Company, LLC, Euless, TX
Federal Heath Sign Company, LLC, Oceanside, CA
Federal Heath Sign Company, LLC, Jacksonville, TX
Federal Heath Sign Company, LLC, Delaware, OH
Gordon Sign Co., Denver, CO
Hansen Signs, Moncton, NB
Hilton Displays, Greensville, SC
Howard Industries, Fairview, PA
IdentiCom Sign Solutions, Farmington Hills, MI
ISF Sign Specialists, Indianapolis, IN
Jones Signs, De Pere, WI
JSJ Electrical Display, Fairfield, CA
Kieffer|Starlite, Sheboygan, WI
Lewis Sign, Buda, TX
LNS Legacy National Signs, Dallas, TX
LSI Industries, Inc., North Canton, OH
Mattatall Signs, Ltd., Dartmouth, NS
Media Resources, Inc., Oakville, ON
Midtown Signs, LLC, Kansas City, MO
Midwest Light & Sign, Farmington, MO
Montreal Neon Signs, Laval, QC
North American Signs, South Bend, IN
Pattison Sign, Penticton, BC
Persona Inc., Watertown, SD
Poblocki Sign Company, Milwaukee, WI
Poyant Signs, Inc., New Bedford, MA
Pride Signs, Cambridge, ON
Ramsay Signs, Portland, OR
Robert Amerding Company, San Jose, CA
Schurle Signs, Lawrence, KS
Scott Paragon Signs, Richmond BC
Selkirk Signs & Services Ltd, Cranbrook, BC
Serigraphics Sign Systems, Inc., Golden Valley, MN
Signarama (Corporate), West Palm Beach, FL
Signtech Electrical Advertising, Inc., San Diego, CA
Skyline Sign Services Ltd, Edmonton, AB
Sleek Advertising Ltd, Regina, SK
Spectra Advertising, Concord, ON
St. Clair Signs, Taylors, SC
Steel Art Company, Norwood, MA
Stone's Signs, Saint Charles, MO
Superior Electrical Advertising Inc., Long Beach, CA
Think Digital Signs, Edina, MN
ThinkSign, Inc., Louisville, KY
YESCO, Las Vegas, NV
YESCO, Salt Lake City, UT
Ziglin Signs, Washington, MO

Thank you to everyone who helped make Sign Manufacturing Day 2017 a huge success!  The success of Sign Manufacturing Day is a giant step towards inspiring the next generation of sign professionals.