Advance Sign Group will host the International Sign Association’s fifth annual Sign Manufacturing Day Oct. 6 and speak to mechanical and engineering students from Tolles Career & Technical Center in Plain City, Ohio, U.S. Held in conjunction with the National Association of Manufacturers, ISA’s Sign Manufacturing Day sheds light on industry opportunities and provides hands-on experiences for high school, community college, and technical school students interested in pursuing careers in sign manufacturing. Industry-leading companies from various locations participate each year as they open their doors, provide company tours, and hope to ignite a passion for this skilled trade.
Andy Wasserstrom, VP of sales and marketing at ASG, has high hopes for this year’s Sign Manufacturing Day, and is looking forward to speaking with potential associates and giving back to the growing community. Andy’s goal is to showcase sign manufacturing’s demand and long-term job opportunities. Sign manufacturing is “a professional field and it’s a skilled trade that is still very much in need and providing jobs here in America.”
When ASG opens its doors to visiting students, they will have access to all-encompassing divisions of the manufacturing process, including, welding, channel letter manufacturing, CNC routing, vinyl and digital graphics room, the paint booth, assembly line, shipping and handling, and research and development. Andy anticipates that the events to take place on Sign Manufacturing day will be “eye-opening for students since they might not think about this career path” and that it will be beneficial for both the students and ASG.
Since its establishment in 2013, Sign Manufacturing Day has allowed students to shadow major sign manufacturing companies, presented hands-on experiences, and provided thousands of career opportunities. As an industry-leading turnkey interior and exterior signage solutions company, ASG has delivered professional signage experiences and has built strong brand identities since 1994. ASG is honored to give back to the manufacturing industry in which it has built its foundation by playing an integral role in this year’s Sign Manufacturing Day and educating incoming students.