10.2.20 – Today is Sign Manufacturing Day for the sign, graphics, and visual communications industries. The event is sponsored by the International Sign Association and the National Association of Manufacturers and created to bring awareness and showcase manufacturing careers.
Our company is excited to participate throughout October to connect with high school, community college, and technical school students. Students can learn more about the industry’s wide range of careers, from artists to electricians, from sales professionals to installers. In all, more than 200,000 professionals work in the industry, which is dedicated to helping businesses and communities grow.
Leading this initiative for our team is Mr. Mark McCellan. For over 20 years, he has been in the sign industry with Kieffer | Starlite. Based in our Sheboygan, WI state-of-the-art 110,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility, Mr. McClellan is involved in most aspects of our production and installation processes. During his tenure, he has worked in crating, cabinet assembly, and electrical wiring areas, then moving on to installation for over 12 years. His in-depth experience led him to his current role as Manufacturing Supervisor & Install Manager. He continues to build a strong team through his in-depth knowledge and passion for mentoring our manufacturing teams. Mr. McClellan also serves on the board as President-Elect for the Wisconsin Sign Association. Along with the other board members, they keep a pulse on the industry to create valuable resources, solve challenges, education, and lobby for sign code change.
Learn more about Sign Manufacturing Day through our video podcast; click here to watch our 4-minute overview. We are also offering students and schools the ability to take a virtual tour of our Sheboygan facility, and they can specify any areas of interest. Through our participation in this initiative, we hope to bring awareness to opportunities in this field and hope to recruit and mentor the next generation of workers in our industry. Click here for more information and to request to tour.