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MN COVID-19 Stay-At- Home Order


Minnesota COVID-19 Stay-At-Home Order A MESSAGE FROM INDIGO SIGNWORKS REGARDING THE MINNESOTA COVID-19 STAY-AT-HOME ORDER Indigo Signworks is committed to the health and safety of our team members, customers, carriers, business partners, and their families. Our team has been working diligently Read more

FREE COVID-19 HEALTHCARE SIGNAGE


WE ARE HERE FOR YOU During these uncertain times related to the COVID-19 outbreak, we feel it is important for the health and well-being of the communities we serve to offer you our commitment to provide service and support. To help Read more

Navigating COVID-19


Navigating COVID-19 The health and well-being of our clients, employees and communities we serve is of paramount importance. During these uncertain times related to the COVID-19 outbreak, we feel it is important to update you regarding our commitment to provide Read more

MN COVID-19 Stay-At- Home Order

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Minnesota COVID-19 Stay-At-Home Order

A MESSAGE FROM INDIGO SIGNWORKS REGARDING THE MINNESOTA COVID-19 STAY-AT-HOME ORDER

Indigo Signworks is committed to the health and safety of our team members, customers, carriers, business partners, and their families. Our team has been working diligently to mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on our business.  On March 25th, 2020, Governor Tim Walz put out an official stay-at-home order, effective March 27th, 2020 at 11:59 PM PST through April 10th, 2020.  We will do our part to help slow the spread of Covid-19 with the announcement that our three Indigo Signworks physical locations in Minnesota (including Sign Source) will be closed from Friday March 27th until Friday April 10th.   We intend to remotely support our customer’s needs as much as possible during this time and will continue to communicate with our customers regarding existing projects or proposals.

OUR OFFICES AND PRODUCTION FACILITIES IN NORTH DAKOTA WILL REMAIN OPEN AND RUNNING AT THIS TIME.

In our persistent effort to monitor this situation, we will continue to make the necessary changes required to protect our employees and to serve you, our valued customers.

Keeping people safe is our main objective. We have made several adjustments in response to the threat of COVID-19.

  • We are closely following the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidelines and recommendations on the steps we can take to help prevent the spread of the virus.
  • Employee communications are being made regularly regarding new information and guidelines.
  • We have ramped up cleaning services at all locations.
  • Office employees who can work from home are currently being set-up to work remotely.
  • All employees are encouraged to keep the recommended distance of 6 feet between persons.
  • We have shared specific instructions with our employees on the importance of washing their hands and staying home if they feel sick or are returning from an area posing a coronavirus-related risk. Per CDC recommendations, we will ask employees who have symptoms or have been exposed to others with COVID-19 to self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • As COVID-19 continues to have a global impact, please know we are diligently working to ensure that our staffing plans are in place to ensure that we will continue to deliver the reliable service Indigo Signworks’ customers expect.
  • We will continue to closely monitor the situation and will adjust as needed to protect our customers and our employees

FREE COVID-19 HEALTHCARE SIGNAGE

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WE ARE HERE FOR YOU

During these uncertain times related to the COVID-19 outbreak, we feel it is important for the health and well-being of the communities we serve to offer you our commitment to provide service and support.

To help minimize the spread, Indigo Signworks is offering state and local healthcare facilities that directly support the response of COVID-19 and other infectious disease operations within Minnesota and North Dakota temporary exterior facility communication signage *FREE OF CHARGE.

We are also offering *free tech support with EMC messaging for your digital displays should you need to communicate information to update the public as quickly as possible. For the immediate needs of your digital display administers, you can download free content from our valued vendors here:


Contact one of our 7 locations nearest you to let us know how we can help support your facility while you serve the important role in taking care of the needs of our communities.

We will work within your guidelines for non-contact delivery, or you can pick up your signage at our facility.


*This program is intended only for public and private healthcare institutions directly handling Covid-19 patients in the states of Minnesota and North Dakota. Some exclusions and limits may apply, up to $200 in retail costs per location..


Navigating COVID-19

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Navigating COVID-19

The health and well-being of our clients, employees and communities we serve is of paramount importance. During these uncertain times related to the COVID-19 outbreak, we feel it is important to update you regarding our commitment to provide service and support.

Communication and transparency are critical right now, so here’s what we want you to know:

How is Indigo Signworks responding to COVID-19?

  • We are following the recommended WHO guidelines to minimize risk to our employees and the community at large.  We are prepared to maintain operations and respond to your needs and questions.  In the event any circumstances change, we will contact you directly.
  • With the nature of our low-contact services, we plan to operate and perform all sign services as requested by our clients. In addition,  we will attempt to comply with recommended social distancing practices and will limit approaching your onsite personnel unless required or requested.
  • We intend to send all proposals and invoices digitally via email.  We will also provide all clients the imminent option to video conference to consult or complete your project in real-time. 
  • We are here for you.  If there are any on-premise employee or patron communication needs that you may have during this challenging time, reach out and let us know how we can help.

We thank you for your continued trust in Indigo Signworks and Sign Source.  Since 1996, we have weathered many storms, and we are prepared to support our clients, employees and the communities we serve during this outbreak.

For any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Daikin Applied Americas

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Daikin Applied Americas in Faribault, MN

Daikin Applied Americas welcomed the completion of their new pylon sign along I35-W just north of Faribault, Minnesota. Partnering with Indigo Signworks, the double-sided LED illuminated cabinet and 12’ high x 30’5” wide Daktronics GS6-15.85 mm EMCs was completed on February 7, 2020. The pylon sign stands a proud 55 feet in the air and is easily visible for miles from the interstate and roadways surrounding the Daikin Applied Americas site located at 15620 Acorn Trail.

Beginning with an onsite meeting on May 1, 2019, to discuss Daikin’s signage needs at their new property, which was formerly a Malt-o-Meal warehouse, Indigo Signworks’ sales team and designers set out to create premier signage that not only met the Daikin Applied brand standards, but enabled them to showcase the products and superior reputation of Daikin Applied Americas.

A crane test was completed on August 1, 2019, for the Daikin executives and engineers along with the Indigo Signworks sales and installation crew to establish the ideal height, size and location for the pylon sign. Hydrovac excavation began in late January, digging to an engineer-certified depth of 21 feet. The 3-stage steel poles were erected the following week which then enabled Indigo Signworks to install the EMCs and upper cabinet. With pretesting of the signage on the ground before they were installed, additional tests were conducted on February 6th in preparation for the final completion and walk-through with the Daikin North American Director of Facilities, Channel Marketing Specialist and Maintenance & Facilities Engineer the following day. 

Overall, the project was a huge success and Indigo Signworks’ image experts met the dreams, desires and deadline Daikin Applied Americas had established!


Announcing Eric Gibson as CEO

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Indigo Signworks Announces Eric Gibson as CEO

Eric Gibson
Eric Gibson

Indigo Signworks announces the addition of Eric Gibson as Chief Executive Officer. With over 20 years of executive leadership experience across multiple industries that include manufacturing, medical devices, nutritional foods and pharmaceuticals, Eric brings a proven track record of success to Indigo Signworks.

Tom Jenkins, CEO of Marquette Capital Partners and Chairman of the Board for Indigo Signworks, stated, “The board set out to find a seasoned professional to help grow Indigo Signworks as the premier full-service sign company in the Upper Midwest. Eric’s demonstrated success at guiding businesses to structure for growth and build winning teams to capitalize on market opportunities made him the perfect fit for what we want to do at Indigo Signworks.”

Eric joins Indigo Signworks from Ultra Machining Company, where he served as President. During his tenure, UMC grew significantly and was awarded the 2015 Midsize Manufacturer of the Year by Minnesota Business Magazine and the 2018 Medium Size Manufacturer of the Year by the Minneapolis/ St. Paul Business Journal. In 2016, Eric was named Manufacturing Executive of the Year by the Minnesota Business Magazine. Prior to UMC, Eric served as VP of Channel Marketing at Medtronic Inc. where he led numerous sales, marketing, service and training teams and initiatives.

In addition to his executive leadership roles, Eric served on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce from 2015-2019. He is an adjunct professor in the MBA program at the University of St. Thomas since 2015, teaching a class on leading change. He holds a BS in Biology from Oregon State University and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas.

Eric resides in Minneapolis, MN, and is based at Indigo Signworks’ Twin Cities office located in Chanhassen, MN.


Welcome Jamey Bauman!

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Indigo Signworks Welcomes Jamey Bauman as Business Manager – Architectural Solutions

Jamey Bauman
Jamey Bauman

Meet Jamey Bauman, Business Manager for our new division, Indigo Architectural Solutions.  Bringing 26 years of hands-on and managerial sign industry experience, Jamey will be leading the architectural ADA, lighting and specialty visual graphics strategies and operations for Indigo Signworks.

“This position required a successful, highly motivated and results-oriented business and operations manager for our company, and we found those qualifications with Jamey.  We’re pleased to have him onboard our team to lead the launch and growth of Indigo Architectural Solutions in the Upper Midwest.”

– John Danio, VP of Sales and Marketing

Getting to Know You:

Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Pelican Rapids, MN and lived there much of my life. I lived in St. Cloud for a year not long after high school, but I have resided in Fergus falls for the last 20 years.

Tell us a little bit about yourself:
I have been in the sign industry for 26 years. I have done a variety of different job functions throughout my career in the industry starting with sales and vinyl graphics working my way through fabrication, service and installation. I have enjoyed my time in the sign-world, and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.

How would our family and friends describe you?
This would depend on which family and friends you’d ask. My closest friends and family would probably describe me as a someone that likes to keep to himself and doesn’t like to be the center of attention. They’d say that I like to make people laugh and I have a very dry/sarcastic sense of humor.

What are you most excited about by working at Indigo Signworks and why?
I am the most excited to be back working with other sign people. In my previous position, I was really the only other person there that had sign industry knowledge. I am also excited about new opportunities that are awaiting us in the future with the endless possibilities we will be offering our customers.

What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?
I like to spend my spare time in the winter, or after a long day of work, catching up on movies and TV to decompress. When the weather is nice, I like to be outside golfing, fishing or going out for walks with my dog Raider.

What’s one bizarre fact about yourself?
I have self-diagnosed insomnia and get 2-3 hours of sleep each night.


Daktronics Rebate Program

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Are you making the best first impression?

Your LED sign may still be working, but is it looking its very best? It probably isn’t as bright as it used to be. It may be showing its age. Most importantly, is it providing the interest in your business that a new LED sign with the latest software and great-looking content could produce?

At a certain point, it’s time to upgrade your outdoor LED display. Thanks to a new Daktronics rebate program, that time is now!

As a proud platinum partner of Daktronics, Indigo Signworks will add to your Daktronics rebate savings with a 100% dollar match of the Daktronics qualified rebate amount in the form of an installation credit.*

GET REBATE DETAILS AT: WWW.DAKTRONICS.COM/UPDATE

Still not sure? Here are more reasons to upgrade:

  • FLEXIBLE, EASY-TO-USE CONTROL SOFTWARE. Secure, cloud-based Venus Control Suite lets you control your display from just about anywhere, with a device that’s most convenient for you.
  • GOOD LOOKS. Let’s face it. Displays are only as good as what’s on them. Luckily, every new Daktronics LED display comes with free, professionally created content. It’s just another benefit you get with your display!
  • CONTENT THAT POPS! An LED sign from Daktronics has the best contrast in the industry, so graphics really stand out, generating new interest in your business.
  • LESS DOWNTIME. Daktronics completely seals components, keeping unwanted elements out and ensuring your marketing content stays on.
  • DID WE MENTION THE REBATE? Up to $3,000 when you replace your outdoor LED sign with a beautiful new Daktronics LED display from Indigo Signworks!

Contact one of our image experts today to begin the conversation on how you can help your business look its best and save money while doing it!

The Indigo Signworks installation credit is valid only for qualifying Daktronics purchases made before February 2, 2020. The Indigo Signworks installation credit will be taken off the final invoice and identified in the description area of the invoice.


Indigo Signworks Welcomes John Danio as VP of Sales & Marketing

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Indigo Signworks Announces New VP of Sales & Marketing

Indigo Signworks announces the addition of John Danio as Vice President of Sales & Marketing.

John will work with the sales & marketing team to help lead and support our future sales growth strategies.  He has previously held leadership positions in the commercial building products and the visual/display graphics markets.  During his 19 years with Nekoosa Holdings he led the sales and acquisition initiatives that tripled sales.  He has an MBA in Marketing from American International College in Springfield, MA. 

We are confident John will be an excellent fit with our organization.  He will be based in our Chanhassen office, and lives in nearby Plymouth with his wife Heather and children Max and Kendra.


Acquisition Expands Indigo Signworks Capabilities and Marketplace Lead in the Midwest

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Sign Source Acquisition Expands Indigo Signworks Capabilities and Marketplace Lead in the Midwest

Indigo Signworks has announced the acquisition of Sign Source, Chanhassen, MN. Sign Source is a privately-held sign company dedicated to serving regional and national clients with a strong presence in the Twin Cities marketplace since 1987.

“For over thirty years, the Sign Source team of dedicated employees created exciting solutions, including iconic signs, that helped customers make a major impact on their businesses locally and nationally,” said Indigo Signworks CEO Rick Schomburger. “Together, we will make it even easier for clients to get the signs and services their organizations depend on.”

“For over thirty years, the Sign Source team of dedicated employees created exciting solutions, including iconic signs, that helped customers make a major impact on their businesses locally and nationally.”

Indigo Signworks is a leading full-service custom sign manufacturing company with a strong foothold in North Dakota and Minnesota. The acquisition represents a significant opportunity for Indigo Signworks to increase its ability to meet growing client needs and expand its world-class design, manufacturing and installation services in the Twin Cities.

“After building a strong company culture that is dedicated to meeting clients’ evolving needs and supporting loyal employees, it was important to me to merge with a company that shares the same values, culture and vision for the future. Indigo Signworks offers these, as well as greater opportunities for the customers we serve and the people who work here,” said Randy Herman, Owner of Sign Source.  “Increased production and installation capabilities, along with customer support will mean we can all continue to grow together into the future. I am truly excited for Sign Source to join Indigo Signworks!”

About Sign Source

Sign Source, based in Chanhassen, Minnesota, has been a leading sign company in the Midwest for over 30 years. Sign Source is built around a highly skilled staff dedicated to consistently producing creative, high quality signs, displays and vehicle graphics.  www.sign-source.com


Indigo Signworks Welcomes Matt Brasel as GM of North Dakota

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Indigo Signworks Announces New General Manager of North Dakota

Photo: Matt Brasel, Indigo Signworks General Manager - NDIndigo Signworks announces the addition of Matt Brasel as General Manager of North Dakota.  Matt will be overseeing operations through the Director of Sales and Director of Operations within the region.

Matt brings with him 13 years of senior management experience in the custom sign manufacturing industry, as well as a history in the communities Indigo Signworks serves. His established track record of leadership will guide our Fargo, Grand Forks, Bismarck and Minot locations to deliver a high standard of quality and service to our customers.

Indigo Signworks’ CEO, Rick Schomburger stated, “I could not be happier after successfully recruiting someone of Matt’s experience and professional background.  Matt will play a key role in further strengthening our position in North Dakota with a specific focus in Bismarck and Minot.” 

“I could not be happier after successfully recruiting someone of Matt’s experience and professional background.  Matt will play a key role in further strengthening our position in North Dakota with a specific focus in Bismarck and Minot.” – Rick Schomburger

Matt joins Indigo Signworks from Luminous Neon Art & Sign Systems (Kansas), where he worked for the past 9 years, and served as Vice President of Regional Operations. He was previously President and CEO of Cook Sign Company (Fargo, ND).

Matt expressed, “For the past 35 years, I have had the great fortune to work in the highly creative sign industry.  As my career has taken me from being an entry level shop employee to my current position, it has taught me the importance of employees. Over the course of the next few weeks, I will embrace the challenges and opportunities, but most of all working with the talented employees of Indigo Signworks to better serve our customers.”

Matt, originally from Fargo, ND, resides with his family in Overland Park, KS, and is currently based at Indigo Signworks’ Fargo office. He and his wife Terri will soon reestablish home roots in Fargo, ND. Matt holds a BS in Pre-Medicine from Concordia College of Moorhead and studied Architectural Studies at North Dakota State University in Fargo.