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Sign Shop Profile: Windwalker Sign Studio

By Peter Saunders
Sandy Baird had several careers before opening Windwalker Sign Studio in Port Colborne, Ont., where he has established a successful niche over the last five years by providing carved signs to local retailers and other businesses seeking a traditional style.

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Sign Shop Profile: Hope Neon

On September 17, El Mocambo co-owner Sam Grosso confirmed the nearly 70-year-old concert venue on Spadina Avenue in downtown Toronto would be closing on November 6. The ‘for sale’ sign had been up for months and a conditional deal was finally being worked out with an unspecified buyer.

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Sign Shop Profile: Signex

When Signex was founded just outside Winnipeg in 1982, it was an offshoot of a family electrical contracting business, which already had experience working with lightboxes. Today, it is an award-winning, multifaceted company with the largest sign manufacturing facility in central Canada.

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Sign Shop Profile: Voodoo Air

As people around the world viewed the 2014 Winter Olympic Games broadcast from Sochi, Russia, many noticed the distinctive artwork on helmets worn by racers in the skeleton event.

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Sign Shop Profile: RP Graphics Group

In recent years, there has been much industry talk about opportunities for commercial printing firms to achieve new revenue streams by adding wide-format inkjet presses to their production departments.

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Sign Shop Profile: FusionCast

FusionCast is a sign manufacturer that came about by fluke. One day in 2007, a sign dealer and his manufacturing partner, who had been mixing different combinations of polymers and metals in a warehouse in Mississauga, Ont., discovered a blend of high-density urethane (HDU) and bronze had solidified in the bottom of a bucket.

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Sign Shop Profile: Westcan Sign & Lighting Service

In 2008, when a global recession caused many businesses in Canada to plummet, the hard times may not have seemed ideal for venturing into a new business in a well-established industry. John Thomasen, however, saw an emerging opportunity in Alberta for servicing and maintaining signs and lighting.

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Sign Shop Profile: Landmark Sign

When Dave Cunningham founded Landmark Sign in Victoria in 1997, it was a one-man operation based in an 83.6-m2 (900-sf) two-storey garage. Today, Landmark has become the largest illuminated sign manufacturer on Vancouver Island and a major contender in the Canadian sign industry.

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Sign Shop Profile: Heritage Sign Builders

For more than 20 years, Heritage Sign Builders in Welland, Ont., has specialized in wooden and high-density urethane (HDU) signs and point-of-purchase (POP) displays. President Robert Bogdan describes himself as mostly self-taught in this discipline, though he got his start with his father, painting election signs in his youth.

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Sign Shop Profile: Masterhand Signs & Designs

In business since 1988, Masterhand Signs & Design is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Pat and Ruth Welter, a husband-and-wife team living just outside Unity, Sask., have found a niche by specializing in handcrafted signs, handpainted murals and other works with a personal touch.

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