26 Sign Manufacturers Will Open Up 35 Locations As Part of ISA's Sign Manufacturing Day 2015

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Event Designed To Draw Next Generation of Workers to the Sign and Visual Communications Industry

Students learn more about sign production and career opportunities in the sign and visual communications industry at Ramsay Signs in Portland, Ore. Ramsay will participate again in 2015.

“We’re thrilled by the response to Sign Manufacturing Day 2015. Companies that participated in 2014 have plans to build upon their successes this year and we’re excited to have a number of new participants. " Lori Anderson, ISA president and CEO.

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 thrilled by the response to Sign Manufacturing Day 2015,” said Lori Anderson, ISA president and CEO. “Companies that participated in 2014 have plans to build upon their successes this year and we’re excited to have a number of new participants. 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
  • 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

In addition, Altec Industries is providing support to participating companies that are members of the ISA Affiliated Association Northeast States Sign Association but are not opening a facility for tours.

About ISA
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.

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