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Announcing Eric Gibson as CEO


Indigo Signworks Announces Eric Gibson as CEO 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, Read more

Welcome Jamey Bauman!


Jamey Bauman, Business Manager - Architectural Solutions, will be leading the architectural ADA, lighting and specialty visual graphics strategies and operations for Indigo Signworks. Read more

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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 records 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.


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.


Crane Certification Requirements

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NEW Crane Certification Requirements:

The final ruling is in: OSHA has required that all crane operators must be certified by November 10th.

We are ready!

Indigo Signworks’ employees have been trained & certified!

The foundations of the crane operator certification is simple: to ensure a safe job site. This is something we all can agree on, no one wants employees or others to be injured. When our employees are on a job-site with a crane, we have responsibilities. The certification addresses the four main causes of worker accidents: electrocution; being crushed by the equipment; struck by the equipment or a load; and falls.

Training prepares operators to recognize the principal hazards associated with crane use. Certification has been shown to reduce accidents, save lives and reduce injuries.

What we’ve done to prepare:

  • North American Crane Certification conducted in-person training to prepare employees to pass the certification requirements.
  • Indigo Signworks scheduled written and practical exams that the operator must pass to prove they understand and are compliant with OSHA’s requirements.
  • Employees have been trained and certified company wide.

 

What if you work with a sign company whose crane operators are not certified?

  • OSHA fines have increased dramatically. The maximum penalty for a serious violation increased to $12,471. The ceiling for willful and repeat violations also rose to $124,709.
  • Sign companies who have not completed OSHA requirements will lose time waiting for its certification, potentially delaying client installations.
  • Sign companies who have not completed OSHA requirements will have to outsource installation or only use equipment that is exempt.

Indigo Signworks Welcomes Mark Heuer to Sales Representative Role

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Indigo Signworks Welcomes Mark Heuer to Sales Representative Role

Mark Heuer Fargo SalesMark Heuer has joined Indigo Signworks as a Sales Representative. Mark will deliver a professional presentation of our product to Indigo Signworks customers. He will rely on his extensive experience and judgement with over 20 years of experience to plan and accomplish the Company goals and objectives.

“Mark’s proven track record in sales and his years of construction experience make him a great asset to the signage industry.  Indigo Signworks strives to provide creative signage solutions for our customers, and Mark is committed to maintaining a high level of customer care.”  -Brett Waldera, Director of Sales

Mark states, “I still believe in a firm hand shake and a compelling smile; they just might be the main ingredients needed to make a winning situation.”

“Mark’s proven track record in sales and his years of construction experience make him a great asset to the signage industry.”

Mark began his sales career of Territory Management in wholesale distribution, covering a multi-state area, growing sales, meeting & exceeding corporate goals. In his most recent position he managed a 5-state territory for HB Fuller Construction Products, a manufacturer in the construction industry based out of Chicago, IL.  In that sales role Mark had been awarded many high-profile projects including Mall of America 2012-15, Viking Stadium 2015, St Jude’s Hospital, College World Series and Clarkson Hospital these were accomplished by working close with project Managers, Architects, Contractors, Builders and Distributors.  Mark is excited to use his sales experience to add sales growth and gain market share for Indigo Signworks.


Happy Holidays from Indigo Signworks!

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Isn’t this time of year wonderful? It’s twinkling lights and Christmas cookies, presents under the tree and snowmen (maybe we can do without TOO much snow). It’s online shopping orders being delivered to your door and the packed malls and stores filled with sales. It’s flurry of activity and at times, pure craziness. So much so, sometimes, that maybe we forget exactly what the holidays are really for.

It’s about family and friends. It’s about the time we spend with those we care about, and being thankful for the everyday people and things we forget to stop and be thankful for.

As the year ends, we think about all we are grateful for. Our relationships with each of everyone one of you is a gift. This was a year filled with lots of questions; with it being an election year and all the unknowns that seem to come with that for many. Some great perspective comes from a quote many of you may know, “In times like these, it helps to recall, there have always been times like these” (Paul Harvey). There was a wisdom to Havey’s words that are timeless and a great reminder of the power of a positive attitude.

We thank you for the opportunity to work with each and every one of you!!! We couldn’t do what we do, without our strong customer relationships, the amazingly talented team of sign professionals at Indigo Signworks. and committed vendors that make it all come together everyday.

Those are the reasons for the season.

We want to thank EVERYONE who has been a part of us at Indigo Signworks. Here’s to the New Year. May it be even merrier and brighter than the last!

Happy Holidays from us, to you.

 

Our offices will be closed Monday, December 26th & Monday, January 2nd

 

 


Introducing Indigo Electric

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We are proud to annouce our newest division!
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For more information, visit: www.indigosignworks.com/Indigo_Electric/


Featured in Sign Builder Illustrated

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Sign Builder Illustrated Feature

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Indigo Signworks Featured in Sign Builder Illustrated

Indigo Signworks is featured in Sign Builder Illustrated this month showcasing the Shooting Star Casino pylon project!

To see the full story and photos online, visit http://www.signshop.com/news/news/equipment-materials-software/dec-14-sbi-the-big-payoff-unabridged

To view a short video of the entire project, visit http://bit.ly/1yGrWsN.


Indigo Signworks Purchases 44 Sign Company

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INDIGO SIGNWORKS PURCHASES 44 SIGN COMPANY

ST. CLOUD, MN – Indigo Signworks is proud to announce the purchase of 44 Sign Company in St. Cloud, MN. 44 Sign Company is a St. Cloud based, family owned, full-service sign and large format graphics company established in 2010. Indigo Signworks welcomes Kevin Johnson, owner of 44 Sign Company, his sign-world expertise and 27 plus years of customer service, to join the sales staff in St. Cloud. This merger will create an Express Graphics division at the St. Cloud office, utilizing the knowledge-base and equipment coming over to our St. Cloud office.

Indigo Signworks CEO, Bernie Dardis said, “The merger of 44 Sign Company and Indigo Signworks is a great opportunity to bring together two very talented, experienced sign professional teams into one organization. We are honored to have Kevin Johnson join our company. His dedication and passion for the sign industry and for the business community of St. Cloud and Sauk Rapids is an inspiration to our team.”

Kevin Johnson said, “From the start of my career in the early 80’s I have been focused on customer service and exceeding expectations. In 2010 when I started 44 Sign Company, one of my goals was to be the best known and respected sign and graphics company in central Minnesota. I am proud to say that this goal has been achieved by the merger of 44 Sign Company with Indigo Signworks. The name 44 Sign Company came from a motto of mine “Forward Always Forward,” and this merger is a significant step forward.”


Indigo Signworks Case Study in KeyedIn Solutions

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KeyedIn PdfIndigo Signworks has been highlighted in a case study for KeyedIn Solutions, KeyedIn Manufacturing – Sign Edition

 

Click here or on the image to the left to take a look!

KeyedIn™ Manufacturing – Sign Edition : A single, 100% web-based business solution for custom sign manufacturers

Developed specifically for the custom sign manufacturing industry,  KeyedIn Manufacturing – Sign Edition is a fully web-based business management software application that can help you take charge of your entire enterprise – from estimating and production to scheduling and installation – with fully-integrated financial management and accounting tools.

There’s no IT needed, no hardware to buy – all you need to get started is an Internet connection and a web browser for secure anywhere, anytime access.

KeyedIn Manufacturing – Sign Edition  combines the power of a proven, robust Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution with tools specifically designed to solve the typical business challenges of custom sign manufacturers – improving productivity, lowering costs, and increasing sales.