Submitted by Signs Plus
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.
To learn more about Bellingham-based Signs Plus, visit their website or attend Sign Manufacturing Day at 766 Marine Drive in Bellingham.