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If a sign costs you money
it is not doing its job.
Signs Manufacturing™ sign company manufactures lighted signs and unlighted signs including road signs and building signs; channel letter signs (lighted with neon or LED), neon signs, wall sign cabinets, pole signs, pylon signs, Monument signs, message centers, video displays, architectural signs, metal lettering, plastic lettering, trim-cap lettering and more!
We manufacture more than business signs. We make, install and service church signs, school signs, apartment signs, park signs, governmental signs, architectural signs, etc; interior signs as well as exterior signs.
Unless we are doing other work for an current customer we do not make banners or do vinyl lettering, even though we have the equipment to do so. Our skills are better utilized in other areas.
Major product groups are listed down the left side of this page. They include channel letters, pole or pylon signs, Monument signs, wall cabinet signs, digital electronic LED message centers, neon and other products.
"Click" on a tab to learn about that product and our manufacturing processes. Discover how we make each sign to last; including the use of CNC manufacturing, rust-proof metal, structural-steel frames, high-end automotive paint, high-impact plastics, and most importantly, sophisticated protective coatings. We even add self-cleaning properties.
A Brighter Future ... Using Less Energy™
Cabinet signs with color graphics and PinLights™ LED first-surface lighting is a hands-down winner. Signs Manufacturing™ incorporates a patent pending design into our unique high-tech new-look PinLights™ concept. View either the "PinLights™ LED Signs" or "LED Sign Faces" tab for any cabinet sign type for details.
New, modern-look LetterLites™ Channel Letter signs that use patent pending first-surface LED lighting to advertise during the day are well worth considering also, as are automatically color-changing SpectraLites™ channel-letter faces.
We champion energy-saving signs solutions that save our customers money while protecting our environment. No matter what type of signs you are considering, explore our "Lighting Choices" tab for that product, with its own "Energy Savings" tab. Solar powered lighting options are included.
This website details how we use our volume to afford state-of-the-art equipment and top-quality materials to do things in constructing your signs which make it MORE durable, MORE impressive, and MORE service-free without costing you MORE money.
We could do things which would make our signs cheaper in initial cost by lowering their quality, but the cheap sign builders always have THEIR best interests in mind, not yours.
We will build you signs that will cost you the least, and earn you the most. It should also be very cost competitive.
Guaranteed Highest Quality ... Guaranteed Lowest Price™
As detailed below, and on the pages that follow, everything will be done to make your sign look better, and last longer...Guaranteed.
Signs Manufacturing™ also guarantees that our price will be the lowest price you can obtain on the products described in this website; now or anytime during the next 90 days.
If you are offered a lower price by someone else we will match that lower price PLUS give you 10% of the difference.
Visit Our Unique Sign Lighting Laboratory and Demonstration Showroom with LED Video Displays
Unique in the entire sign industry, Signs Manufacturing™ built an 85’ by 50’ (over 4,000 sq ft) indoor sign lighting laboratory for testing the longevity, visibility, and effectiveness of all the lighted signs we manufacture.
The Laboratory is open to the public, for FREE, adding an LED Video Display Showroom because we realized how important one would be to consumers.
If you are considering purchasing an LED Video Display or Digital LED Message Center sign this exclusive opportunity will be particularly important. You must determine what type of sign, and which LED spacing is best, so that your sign will be successful, considering how you will use it.
are always available for you to compare.
We invite you to also observe all other types of signage, viewing them up close as well as from a distance, under varying light conditions (and stay out of the weather while doing so!)
Will your Sodium Vapor or Metal Halide parking lot lights affect the colors of your sign at night? How visible will your pylon sign’s border neon be during the day? Should you consider PinLights™, LetterLites™, SpectraLites™, or Trembler™ signs? Brighter Signs™ neon or SolarBrite™ LED lighting for channel letter signs? Fluorescent or HID lighting for your monument sign? Do Daylight or Cool White fluorescents make your sign’s colors look best? What are the differences between a flex-faced, a Lexan™, and an acrylic-faced sign cabinet?
How will shadows affect my sign's readability during the day? Should the wall behind my sign be light or dark colored? Would a different type of sign look better on my brick wall? Should I consider a routed sign face with push-through letters?
Don't buy a sign from a drawing when you can actually see and compare real signs.
Live Showroom Demonstrations of Products that Improve Your Signs
No one else can offer you this unique opportunity. Be sure to take advantage.
Your business will be better because you do.
If you don't visit it could cost you thousands in sales every year.
Can you afford not to?
"I almost made a huge mistake by not listening to you and visiting your showroom prior to buying my sign. I thought I knew what I wanted, after listening to so many salespeople...boy, was I wrong. My vision of the sign did not jibe with what it would really turn out to be, even after viewing so many drawings. It was obvious the moment I entered the showroom. If I had stuck to my guns my sign would have been a disaster. I would have wasted a lot of money."
Let Us Come To You! On-Location Sales Team's Personalized Service
No matter what types of signs you are interested in, our sales team, consisting of 11 highly-trained individuals, is at your beck and call.
Let us meet with you in your office, or at your new signs location, or home, or anywhere.
You will probably have a firm quotation for what you want during our meeting; certainly no more than a day later.
Sometimes it really pays to shop.
As an additional enticement to coax you into our showroom, and also smooth our manufacturing flow, we periodically have limited Specials only available "in-store;" even unannounced to our sales team.
They are based on opportunities in our production scheduling. If we tell our salespeople in advance they collectively sell too many, causing other problems!
Specials are always for a specific type of custom-built sign with a large variety of available options, but a very limited quantity, and first-come-first-served.
The Value of “Listed" Signs
Virtually ALL cities, as well as the State of Texas, adopt the National Electric Code as law.
The National Electric Code (NEC) requires that for electrical, structural, and installation safety all electrical signs be "Listed" (tested and labelled with an appropriate Listing Mark.)
Certification (testing and labelling) organizations acceptable in the USA to test to the multitude of Standards signs are required to meet are determined by OSHA.
For you the Listing Mark is insurance. It means that the sign has been tested to insure that it is structurally and electrically safe, and will be installed properly. You benefit from the knowledge that it is not solely us telling you that our signs are safe, this is what the testing laboratories and the US Government says also.
Will your sign be tested and approved for safe use in a Wet (Outdoor) location? Not if it’s not Listed!
Underwriters Laboratories (“UL” Listing Mark) and Intertek (“ETL” Listing Mark – originally Edison Testing Laboratory founded by Thomas Edison) are the premier certification organizations and 80% of all things electrical are tested by them.
If the sign you are purchasing does not have a ETL or UL Listing Mark label the sign is probably not legal to install, anywhere in Texas. There are a few local city ordinance exceptions.
Intertek is over twice the size of UL, and has a greater global presence. UL is the largest in the USA. We have both companies test and apply Listing Marks to various signs.
Whether it's channel letters, a wall cabinet sign, a monument sign, pole or pylon signs, electronic message centers, video displays, neon or other electric signs Intertek and Underwriter’s Laboratory pose the toughest design, structural, electrical, and installation standards on the products they approve.We are the 9th oldest UL Listed Manufacturer in North Texas. (File #UXYT.E149959)
To see if a manufacturer is a UL Listed sign manufacturer go to http://database.ul.com/cgi-bin/XYV/template/LISEXT/1FRAME/ccnsrch.html and enter "UXYT" in the "UL Category Code" box, replacing %ccn%" for lighted signs, or "UYFS" for electronic signs.To see if a manufacturer is an ETL Listed sign manufacturer go to http://etlwhidirectory.etlsemko.com/WebClients/ITS/DLP/products.nsf/ and enter "UL-48" in the search box. We are the third oldest ETL Listed sign company in Texas. ( File #4007685) (One of the two older companies makes lighted scoreboards, the other makes lighted office door signs.)
There are many sign companies that pretend to be Listed, but are not!
Not all of our production is Listed; some specialty signs custom manufactured for clients are not able to be Listed because of their design, however most are.
Incidentally, ISO (International Organization of Standardization) Standards, such as ISO 9001, are NOT electrical Listings (similar to a UL or ETL Listing) that allow a sign to be installed in Texas. That said, components in our electronic signs also meet ISO 9001, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and RoHS standards.Underwriter’s Laboratory and Intertek do NOT judge the appearance, appeal, or the longevity of a product. This is why our many years of experience serving international, national, regional and local customers, and our investment so that we can apply the knowledge we’ve gained, will give you a superior product which will impress your customers for years to come.
UL listed Sign Component
Underwriters Laboratories has evaluated our sister products PinLights™ and LetterLites™ and they have been approved for use in outdoor, damp and wet location signs.
UL Approval #E345252.
They are the only approved individual LED first-surface lighting products.
As the manufacturer we are very proud of this.
Electric Sign Authority Listed Signs
While Underwriters Laboratories and other listing companies test and approve mechanical, electrical, and installation aspects of sign manufacturing, only the Electric Sign Authority (ESA) supervises the design, marketing appeal, appearance, and longevity of signs.
Look for the Electric Signs Authority (ESA) Listing Label (right) in the advertising of Sign Companies committed to providing their customers with a better advertising and marketing product that will look good for years.
Our ESA Listing number is: ESA107474.
Discover how we make signs to last; including the use of CNC manufacturing, rust-proof metal, structural-steel frames, high-end automotive paint, high-impact plastics, and most importantly, sophisticated protective coatings. All our signs include these many hidden features, critically important to you but often ignored by competitors to lower their cost. We even add self-cleaning properties.
We champion brighter, energy-saving signs solutions that save customers money while protecting our environment. No matter what type of signs you are considering, please explore our "Lighting Choices" tab for that product, with its own "Energy Savings" tab.
Electrical Sign Design Safety Issues
It is a criminal offense in Texas for a unlicensed individual to design an electrical sign, or an electrical system. A licensed Master Sign Electrician or Master Electrician is required, or a design company approved by statute, regardless of whether the signs was manufactured within or outside of Texas. We have both Master types involved in designing our signs. Our employee's State of Texas Electrical and Sign Master License numbers are: 00002753, 00007305 and 00238434.
If you wonder if a sign-seller can legally design, install and service electrical signs in Texas go to http://www.tdlr.texas.gov/LicenseSearch, enter "Electricians" in the "Inquire by License Type" box and the name of the sign business or person in the "Inquire by Name" box.
Quality Certified Signs™ Trained Technicians
All of our shop, installation and service personnel are QualityCertifiedSigns™ trained technicians.
Go to www.QualityCertifiedSigns.org for listing details.
We employ Certified Welders; horizontal, vertical, and overhead.
We are virtually the only sign company in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex employing certified welders.
Free Factory Tour
Come and see the array of equipment and tools, and the facility dedicated to making good signs.
Contact a sales consultant to arrange a plant tour.
Quality Signs Bring You Customers
Even though a sign may have looked good when new, as it visibly ages it no longer helps you gain customers. It drives potential new customers, and existing customers, away. The Small Business Development Center (one page up) has observed that aging signs is a key reason that once-successful businesses fail.
This website details how Signs Manufacturing™ delays the aging process!
Click any tab to the left to pick a product and discover how we manufacture each sign to last; including the use of rust-proof metal, high-end automotive paint, high-impact plastics, and most importantly, sophisticated protective coatings.
In a study of 10 year old local Dallas/Ft. Worth businesses, it was observed that a significantly larger number of businesses who had their signs manufactured by Signs Manufacturing™ were still in business (compared to businesses served by other sign manufacturers identified during the study.)
While it is tempting (to BOTH the purchaser and the sign manufacturer) to save money now by not investing in the future it is a terrible mistake which the SBDC says practically assures failure sometime down the road!
Generally speaking, sign companies that do not offer the features we offer, or downplay these features, only do so because they can not provide them. They haven’t invested for your future.
Products We've Introduced to Use on Signage
"All sign companies do the same thing!" Our customers say that other sign companies use this line a lot when asked to explain what they do differently to make their signs superior.
Through years of research we have introduced many quality products and procedures to use on signage. Most remain unused by other sign companies because they have no idea where to obtain them. Some of these products are:
Energy Saving Signs
We champion energy-saving signs solutions that save our customers money while protecting our environment. No matter what type of signs you are considering, please explore our "Lighting Choices" tab for that product, with its own "Energy Savings" tab.
For instance, PinLights™ and LetterLites™ signs consume 0.1 watt per light at 5 volts DC! One thousand lights left on 8 hours per day for 365 days will use $4.01 in electricity.
EZ Install Signs™
Each product category ("Tabs" on the top left of this page) has a "EZ Install Signs™" tab of its own.
"Click" that tab for information explaining about signs manufactured so that you can install them yourself.
To purchase sign and neon parts and components, please go to www.Sign.Parts. How's THAT for an easy-to-remember website?
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