27 SIGN MANUFACTURERS WILL OPEN UP 35 LOCATIONS as part of Sign Manufacturing Day 2015 in an event designed to draw the next generation of workers to the Sign and Visual Communications Industry.
Sign Manufacturing Day 2015, held October 2, will feature a record number of sign and visual communications company participants. The event is sponsored by the International Sign Association and the National Association of Manufacturers.
The event, now in its third year, brings high school, community college and technical school students to sign shops so that students can learn more about careers in the industry. In 2014, more than 1,000 students toured participating companies. Sign Manufacturing Day is held annually the first Friday of October.
“We’re excited to be a part of Sign Manufacturing Day 2015,” said Jim Sutterfield, Signs Plus Inc. President. “Companies that participated in 2014 have plans to build upon their successes this year and we’re excited to be a new participant this year. This only proves what we’ve been hearing for a few years now: our industry must recruit and train new workers to continue to grow.”
A growing number of sign and visual communications companies said they planned to add staff in 2015, according to the ISA’s 2015 State of the Industry Survey. That same survey showed that attracting skilled workers was the most significant workforce issue impacting their businesses.
Sign Manufacturing Day 2015 participants are taking a proactive approach toward solving that issue by showcasing potential careers in the industry. Those scheduled to participate in 2015 are:
- Advantage Signs, Fort Saskatchewan, AB
- Allen Industries, Greensboro, NC
- Allen Industries, Clearwater, FL
- Colortec Creative Print Solutions, Burnaby, BC
- Cummings Resources, Dothan, AL
- Cummings Resources, Colton, CA
- DaNite Sign Company, Columbus, OH
- DuraColor (part of Federal Heath Sign Company, LLC), Racine, WI
- Enseignes Plus, Châteauguay, QC
- ESCO Manufacturing, Watertown, SD
- Federal Heath Sign Company, LLC, Jacksonville, TX
- Federal Heath Sign Company, LLC, Euless, TX
- Federal Heath Sign Company, LLC, Delaware, OH
- Federal Heath Sign Company, LLC, Oceanside, CA
- Green Sign Company, Greensburg, IN
- Holthaus Lackner Signs, Cincinnati, OH
- Mattatall Signs, Ltd., Dartmouth, NS
- North American Signs, South Bend, IN
- Nova Polymers, Bryan, OH
- Poyant Signs, Inc., New Bedford, MA
- Pride Signs, Cambridge, ON
- Ramsay Signs, Portland, OR
- Ruggles Sign, Versailles, KY
- Sign-Age of Tampa Bay, Clearwater, FL
- Signs by Crannie, Inc., Flint, MI
- Signs Plus Inc., Bellingham, WA
- Signtech Electrical Advertising, Inc., San Diego, CA
- Sleek Advertising Ltd., Regina, SK
- Steel Art Company, Norwood, MA
- Tako Tyko Signs & Lighting, Los Angeles, CA
- Tube Art Group, Bellevue, WA
- World Wide Sign Systems, Inc., Bonduel, WI
- World Wide Sign Systems, Inc., Carson City, NV
- World Wide Sign Systems, Inc., Atlanta, GA
- World Wide Sign Systems, Inc., Shawano, WI
- Ziglin Signs, Inc., Washington, MO
To register for the Signs Plus Inc. facility tour in Bellingham, WA, go to http://www.mfgday.com/events/2015/signs-plus-inc.
The International Sign Association (ISA) represents manufacturers, suppliers, and users of on-premise signs and sign products from the United States and 60 countries around the world. ISA and its Affiliated Associations work to support, promote, and improve the worldwide sign and visual communications industry, which employs more than 200,000 American workers and has an economic impact of $37.5 billion.