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 Illinois Sign Association         8 W. Monroe St, Suite 707         Chicago, IL 60603         312-881-9920 (phone)         

24 Charlemagne Circle
Roselle, IL  60172
Phone: 630/352-8482
Contact: Nicholas Barbera
Email: nmbarbera@mmm.com 
Website: www.3mgraphics.com 
Products: 3M Commercial Solutions Division manufactures Scotchcal Translucent & Opaque vinyls, Controltac & Comply Opaque & Scotcholite Reflective vinyls, polyester graphics films & assorted banner materials. They also manufacture Panaflex Sign & Awning substrates and Panagraphics flexible substrates. The Commercial Solutions Division also manufactures and markets 3M products used to produce graphics for the large format graphics market. The division also offers lighting and digital signage solutions, including turnkey network design, installation, management & maintenance programs. 
Service Area: Illinois and Wisconsin


4857 Nash Road
Cape Girardeau, MO  63701 
Phone: 573/651-1727 
Contact: Sudena Lambert 
Email: sales@admiral-wholesale.com 
Website: www.admiral-wholesale.com 
Products:  Custom sign cabinets, sign kits, welded/wired cabinets, LED illumination 
Sign faces (including painted faces), full length extrusion

Area Served: Nationwide 


26651 Lindengate Circle 
Plainfield, IL  60585 
Phone: 815/534-0461 
Contact: Jay Deubel 
Email: jay.deubel@akzonobel.com 
Website: www.signfinishes.com 
Products: Grip Gard Primers, Grip Gard BC, Grip Gard EFx-LV 
Service Area: North America 
Tech Line 800-618-1010


2106 South Riverside Road 
St. Joseph, MO  64507 
Phone: 508/745-3341 
Contact: Zac Martin 
Email: zachery.martin@altec.com 
Website: www.altec.com 
Products: Aerial Devices, Cranes, Digger Derricks for the sign industry. 
Service Area: Nationwide 

4654 N. Central Park Ave 2S
Chicago, IL  60625 
Phone: 872/444-4800
Contact: Justin Carson 
Email: justin.carson@daktronics.com 
Website: www.daktronics.com 
Products: Daktronics designs, develops, manufactures, and tests one of the most extensive product offerings in the industry. We build our products from the ground up at our factories located in the American Midwest. Founded in 1968, our expertise derives from industry experience, a commitment to R & D, and our in-house Product Reliability Lab. Daktronics regional staff, located throughout North America, provide sign companies with on-site demos and site survey assistance to help them successfully sell digital displays. We also offer technical product training, sign legislation support, and an annual expo that focuses on sales strategy. 
Service Area: Worldwide


23660 Industrial Parke Drive 
Farmington Hills, MI  48335 
Phone: 248/622-3684
Contact: James Baker III 
Email: jcbaker3@electro-matic.com 

Add'l Representative: Brandon Bender

Phone:  312/237-0573

Email: bhbender@electro-matic.com
Website: www.empvisualsolutions.com 
Products: Electro-Matic designs, engineers & manufactures interior and exterior electronic message centers. Available in monochrome, tri-color and full color. Exterior resolutions from 26mm to 10mm and interior as tight as 1.5mm. We also manufacture LED lighting for parking lots, parking garages, canopies, wall packs, billboards & spot lighting. 
Area served: International 


103 Mensing Way 
Cannon Falls, MN  55009 
Phone: 507/263-3957 
Contact: Geran Smith 
Email: sales@geminisignproducts.com 
Website: www.GeminiSignProducts.com 
Products: Dimensional letters in metal and plastic, plaques, changeable copy letters, letter trim
Service Area: Nationwide 

IDEAL Stitching & WIRE CO. 

A Division of W.R. Pabich Mfg.

2323 N Knox Avenue

Chicago, IL  60639

Phone: 773-486-4141

Contact:  Cliff Misterra

Email:  cliff@wrpabich.com

Website: www.idealstitcher.com  

Products: Channel Letter Stapler

760 Pittsburgh Drive 
Delaware, OH  43015 
Phone: 800/323-6593 
Contact: Calvin Rollyson 
Email: crollyson@ppg.com 
Website: www.matthewspaint.com 
Products: Matthews acrylic polyurethane is available in both satin and gloss and various voc levels including our new Ultra Low VOC paints. Matthews also offers a full line of primers, additives, metallic's and pearls that are EPA compliant. Mixing systems are available to make any of our 85,000 colors matched to PMS, SW, vinyl colors and many more. 
Service Area: USA and Canada 

2944 West 26th Street 
Chicago, IL  60623 
Phone: 773/247-4716 
Contact: Paul Bernstein 
Email: paul@metomic.com 
Website: www.capsandstandoffs.com 
Products: Sign standoffs in anodized brushed aluminum and polished chrome. MADE IN AMERICA 
Area served: Worldwide 


1700 S. De Soto Place #A
Ontario, CA  91761 
Phone: 626/252-8333 
Contact: Chad Engstrom
Email: cengstrom@optec.com 
Contact:  Tom Wood

Phone:  626-433-7544

Email: twood@optec.com

Website: www.optec.com 
Products: Optec Displays, Inc. is a world leader in LED Electronic Message Centers and Lighting products. 
Service Area: Worldwide 


969 LaBore Industrial Court 
St. Paul, MN  55110 
Phone: 651/287-1151 
Contact: Corey Chesler
Email: coreyc@qualitymanufacturing.com 
Website: www.qualitymanufacturing.com 
Equipment: 16' press brake; 3 router tables; 3 vacuum presses; deep draw vacuforming. 
Products: Quality produces channel letters, backlit signs, U.L. approved, aluminum extrusions, plastics, vinyl products, post and panels, complete signs, formed faces, routed faces, push thru copy, large 3-D forming, flat cut outs, advertising displays, custom wholesale signage made to order. 
Service Area: Upper Midwest - Ship Nationwide


3032 Walker Ridge Drive 
Grand Rapids, MI  49544 
Phone: 877/784-0405 
Contact: Dave Breihof 
Email: dbreihof@signcomp.com 
Website: www.signcomp.com 
Products: Aluminum sign extrusion systems for hingeable and non-hingeable cabinets, vandal covers, snap frames flex tensioning systems, and post and panels. Retro fit systems, radius ends and corners, divider bars, raceways and architectural signage. 
Service Area: Worldwide 


189 Dean Street 
Norwood, MA  02062 
Phone: 800/322-2828 
Contact: Charlie Blanchard 
Email: charlesb@steelartco.com 
Website: www.steelartco.com 
Products: Exclusively for the trade. Solid/Channel style letters in all metals. Illuminated and laser cut acrylic. Halo and front light LED. Trim Capless front lit letters. Raster Braille, CNC machined metals and acrylics, custom and standard finishing. In house Powder Coating. 
Service Area: We ship globally. 

P.O. Box 28789 
San Diego, CA  92198 
Phone: 858/312-5150 
Contact: Michael F. Sullaway 
Email: projectmanager@sullawayeng.com 
Website: www.sullawayeng.com 
Products: We provide stamped drawings and calculations for the sign and awning industry. 
Service Area: Licensed throughout the US 



5680 Shepherdsville Road 

Louisville, KY  40228 

Phone: 502/909-5976 

Contact: Tino Muratore

Email: tino.muratore@thinksign.com 

Brian Lappin

Email:  brian.lappin@thinksign.com
Website: www.thinksign.com 

1015 Maple Street 
Danville, IL  61832 
Phone: 800/637-2645 ext 3002
Contact: Barry Pearman
Email: sales@watchfiresigns.com 

N. Illinois Sales: Anthony Hornbeck

Phone: 262-844-6638

Email: anthony.hornbeck@watchfiresigns.com

S. Illinois Sales:  Lucas King

Phone: 765-412-1162

Email: lucas.king@watchfiresigns.com
Website: www.watchfiresigns.com 
Products: Watchfire Signs designs,
engineers and manufactures the best looking, most durable outdoor LED signs and digital billboards to help businesses and organizations increase visibility and drive growth.  Headquartered in Danville, Illinois, Watchfire has manufactured outdoor electric signs since 1932 and LED signs since 1996. The company has more than 50,000 Watchfire LED signs in operation worldwide and has more digital billboard customers in the U.S. than any other manufacturer.
Service Area: Nationwide 


2400 Kerper Boulevard 
Dubuque, IA  52001 
Phone: 563/556-5316
Contact: Mike Weitz 
Email: mike@weitzsign.com 
Website: www.weitzsign.com 
Services Available: Channel letters flat cut

letters, reverse channel. Custom fabrication.   

Extruded signs, architectural signs.
Service Area: Nationwide 


2640 NW 2nd Street 
Oklahoma City, OK  73107-6310 
Phone: 405/235-0920 
Contact: Bryan Wilkerson 
Email: sales@wilkiemfg.com 
Website: www.wilkiemfg.com 
Products: Wilkie Model 52XLR Remote Control Crane, Wilkie Model 60 Ladder service ladder, Wilkie Model 72R Remote Control Crane, Wilkie Model 58XRB Remote Service Crane, Wilkie Model 65XRB Remote. Wilkie offers a complete line of Wilkie built bed, service bodies, outriggers and custom rigging capabilities to match equipment to each customer's needs as we build each unit specifically for the Sign Industry. 

Service Area: Worldwide


P.O. Box 338 
446 North Cecil Street 
Bonduel, WI  54107 
Phone: 800/874-3334 
Contact: Cindy Huebner
Email: chuebner@wwsign.com
Website: www.wwsign.com 
Products: Exclusively wholesale manufacturer of electric signs, pylons, monuments, custom signs, architectural signs, formed or flexible faces, channel letters, routed products and digital prints. 
Service Area: North America and Caribbean


6075 West 115th Street 
Alsip, IL  60658 
Phone: 800/627-8036 
Contact: Roman Bender 
Email: rbender@wrisco.com 
Website: www.wrisco.com 
Products: Supplier of sign materials, prefinished aluminum coil sheet, anodized and mill finish, architectural finishes, commercial sign fab materials, standard and custom sign blanks holes and corners, channel letter coils and strips, aluminum composite materials, awning materials, screen rooms and patio covers available. Check our website for updates on New Products. 
New Item: 24 gauge steel. Painted white polyester two sides. UV acceptable. Available in sheets and blanks. 
Service Area: U.S. & Canada


P.O. Box 802050
Santa Clarita, CA  91380
Phone: 877/600-9444 
Contact: Janet Carballo 
Email: janet@yjinc.com 
Website: www.yjinc.com

Products:  Engineering 
Service Available: Nationwide Sign Engineering