“Whatever people can dream up, we make it a reality for them.”

This from Stacey Gagné, Business Development Manager at Signex.

While based in Steinbach, Gagné notes the company has worked on projects across Canada and into the United States. Some key landmark projects have included the Outlet Collection Mall in Tuxedo, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and the new True North Square building in downtown Winnipeg.

“We've had the privilege of working on a lot of great projects over the years, creating interior and exterior custom signage,” conveys Gagné. “And it’s all manufactured in-house at the company’s facility in Steinbach.”

Forty years is a lot of water under the bridge, and as technology has advanced, so has Signex.

“We started as a neon sign business, and now we’re dealing with LEDs,” Gagné reflects. “We’re constantly seeing change. Using new equipment and machines, seeing new trends. It’s interesting, in that it’s almost come full circle, with many people wanting that neon look again, which is what Signex started out with. It’s a constantly changing industry and that makes it very exciting.”

Technology isn’t the only thing that’s changed over years – the company itself has grown as well.  

“We're always looking for more people,” explains Gagné. “Signex is always pushing for growth, and we’re thankful for that.”

That thankfulness is evidenced by the invite-only celebration the company will soon be hosting this Tuesday at Trans Canada Brewing Co.

“Forty years is a significant milestone, so we want to celebrate with our industry peers – those we've had the privilege of collaborating with on so many of these great projects,” shares Gagné. “It's a terrific accomplishment.”

What began as a family business four decades ago has continued to grown and change, with Ken Pankratz still the owner of the company today.

It’s amazing to see how far Signex has come over the past 40 years – and that’s well worth celebrating.