Signco, a Chicago-based custom sign manufacturer, will invest $650,000 to establish an operation in Tazewell County, Gov. Glenn Youngkin has announced. The company will occupy the former MC Signs facility at 334 Industrial Park Road in Bluefield. This project will create 19 new jobs, according to a release from the governor’s office.
This will be the company’s first location outside Chicago.
Founded in 1984 in Melrose Park, Illinois, Signco works with businesses to create customized sign and logo designs. The company has grown from only four employees to more than 40 over the past 37 years, and designs, manufactures, and installs signs. Signco has an art graphics department for large format digital printing and fleet graphics, and employs a team of welders, painters, assemblers, and CNC operators that fabricate and manufacture signs to client specifications, according to a release from the governor’s office.
Additionally, the company has developed a new manufacturing process using 3D printing to make multi-dimensional LED letters. Signco is the first company in the United States to bring this technology to the mainstream sign industry, eliminating the need to outsource custom letters from other countries, according to the governor’s office.
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership will support Signco’s job creation through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP), which provides consultative services and funding to companies creating new jobs in order to support employee recruitment and training activities. The company is also eligible to receive state benefits from the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program, administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.