Our economy has for generations has been fueled by manufacturing, both heavy and light. Light manufacturing is an environment with no loud noises, no noxious odors, no dangerous chemicals, and no dangerous equipment. Much of the light manufacturing over the years has gone overseas due to economics. Some manufacturing remains here due to different factors including; technology, unique raw materials, the need to be close to the customer, or the custom nature of small run production. Many individuals in our economy come from the world of manufacturing and have the desire to make a product from raw materials. They like the processes involved in manufacturing. They like the tangible results of what they have made. They like the single location nature of the industry, the regular hours it operates, the project scheduling, the ability to acquire the property in which they are located, and they understand the resale value of a manufacturing business.
Signworld falls right in the middle of the light manufacturing industry. Our owners make signs from raw materials and sell to a customer base that they are close to. They get to see the tangible results of their labor in the form of signage they have produced for their customers when the drive home at the end of the day. And, most importantly, they like that they are helping other companies promote their products and services through visible means. With more of a focus to buy “Made in the USA” products, manufacturing of any product here in the states becomes a more enticing selling point with a loyal customer base. Manufacturing is an industry that will stand the test of time, regardless of how our world evolves. Signs will continue to be used to display any message or advertisement making it an industry with a long history and a very bright future.