ISA's Sign Manufacturing Day Draws 2,600 Students to Learn More about Careers in the Sign, Graphics and Visual Communications Industry

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Annual Event Introduces High School, Technical School and Community College Students to Exciting Career Possibilities

This program will go a long way toward addressing the challenge of finding skilled workers.” Lori Anderson, ISA president and CEO

Some 2,630 students of all ages visited sign, graphics and visual communications companies as part of Sign Manufacturing Day 2016. Sign Manufacturing Day is sponsored annually on the first Friday in October by the International Sign Association in conjunction with the National Association of Manufacturers. In 2016, 40 companies opened up 46 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.

As a direct result of Sign Manufacturing Day last week, sign, graphics and visual communications companies have accepted interns, forged stronger relationships with educators and created co-op programs.

“We’ve seen companies make hires as a direct result of participation in previous Sign Manufacturing Day events,” said Lori Anderson, ISA president and CEO. “This program, and the ongoing relationship that it affords participants to develop with local community colleges, technical schools and high schools, will go a long way toward addressing the challenge of finding skilled workers.”

Companies participating in 2016 were:

Advantage Signs, Fort Saskatchewan, AB
AGS, Exton, PA
City Neon, Inc., Morgantown, WV
Colortec Creative Print Solutions, Burnaby, BC
Cummings Resources, Dothan, AL
Cummings Resources, Colton, CA
DaNite Sign Company, Columbus, OH
Daktronics, Brookings, SD
Erie Custom Signs, Saginaw, MI
ESCO Manufacturing, Watertown, SD
Federal Heath Sign Company, LLC, Racine, WI
Federal Heath Sign Company, LLC, Euless, TX
Federal Heath Sign Company, LLC, Oceanside, CA
Green Sign Company, Greensburg, IN***
Hansen Signs, Moncton, NB
Howard Industries, Fairview, PA
Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Sedalia, MO
Lauretano Sign Group, Terryville, CT
Les Enseignes Amtech, Joliette, QC
Lewis Sign, Buda, TX
Mattatall Signs, Ltd., Dartmouth, NS
North American Signs, South Bend, IN
Nova Polymers, Bryan, OH***
ORAFOL Americas, Inc., Black Creek, GA
Poyant Signs, Inc., New Bedford, MA
Ramsay Signs, Portland, OR
Ruggles Sign, Versailles, KY***
Serigraphics Sign Systems, Inc., Golden Valley, MN
Sign-Age of Tampa Bay, Clearwater, FL
SignArt Company, Inc., Eau Claire, WI
Signs by Crannie, Inc., Flint, MI
Signs Plus, Bellingham, WA
SIGNSTAR, Tampa, FL
Signtech Electrical Advertising, Inc., San Diego, CA
Sleek Advertising Ltd, Regina, SK
Steel Art Company, Norwood, MA
Stone's Signs, Saint Charles, MO
Vantage LED, Ontario, CA
Warren Sign Company, Arnold, MO
Weitz Sign, Dubuque, IA
World Wide Sign Systems, Inc., Bonduel WI, (Corporate Office)
World Wide Sign Systems, Inc., Shawano WI, (The Channel Letter Factory)
World Wide Sign Systems, Inc., Carson City NV, (Western Division)
World Wide Sign Systems, Inc., Atlanta GA, (Southern Division)
YESCO, Salt Lake City, UT
Ziglin Signs, Inc., Washington, MO

ISA has developed a number of resources designed to help sign, graphics and visual communications companies reach out to students on Sign Manufacturing Day and throughout the year. All are linked on the ISA Career Center web page, http://www.signs.org/careers.

** These companies have adjusted event dates due to area school schedules.

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. 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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