Friday, October 2nd is Manufacturing Day #mfgday20 sponsored by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the International Sign Association (ISA). Manufacturing Day serves to educate local students on how our industry offers rewarding, good paying, interesting and highly skilled career choices. It also expands community awareness of the industry and demonstrates how design industry contributes to the local and national economy and how we, at P.S. Services, as installers, play a vital role in the sign, graphics, and visual communications industry.


We are partnering with ISA and NAM as part of this important day. If this were a different year, we’d invite you to our facility in Anaheim, but being 2020, we are participating virtually with an open house video that is easily inserted in the curriculum. If you or your students would like to participate, please contact us!



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It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words. And when it comes to sign installation, nothing could be truer. While we’ve always provided photographs to document progress and completion of our projects, these days, it’s even easier as we are all photographers with our cell phones in hand!


Progress photograph of construction of base for beacon sign

We believe that documentation with photographs is important not only for us, but also, more importantly, for our customer, because it augments our written documentation so well. Written documentation can be subjective, but photographs are able to provide objective visual records.


While there are many reasons that we value photographic documentation as a communication tool, here are six that we find particularly valuable:


· Communication tool: Many of our customers are national sign companies who do not have direct access to the sites we are working on. Our goal is to communicate on projects regularly so our customer is aware of its progress. And what better way to show them what is happening onsite than with photographs.

Customer photo notes on electrical panel installation


· Changes in site conditions: It is not uncommon to walk onsite to find conditions have changed from the original expectations or the original site survey, which can lead to potential issues with installation and/or product. Photographing the site from the moment we walk on can identify the unexpected and provide clear back up to our written documentation of the conditions from the start.


· Reasons for delays or changes in schedule: As a sign installation company, we are often one of the last trades on site. Trade stacking can cause delays at the scheduled install time. Trades in front of our crews often cause delays if they are running behind schedule—a common occurrence in construction. Photographs, in addition to our written logs can show our customers reasons for project delay.

· Manufacturing changes or defects: We can also show changes/delays in installation on site due to manufacturing changes, defects or damage of product. Photographs can identify these issues and provide visual back up to written documentation.


· Punch list: At the end of a project our photographs can provide a visual punch list of items needed to close out the project.


· Project completion: Photographs showing a completed project confirms that the sign is properly fastened, connected and wired, the sign is lighting properly, level and undamaged and the work area, sidewalks, parking lots, landscape and roof are clean and clear.


Project completion, area clean and clear.

Sign installation is a crucial milestone on any project. Most often, it signals the home stretch of the project. By documenting our part of the project from start to finish, our goal is to make the process go as smoothly as possible.


But hey, is our job over at the end of the project? Not really! It’s really just a transition to the next stage of our job--sign maintenance!

Preventative and proactive maintenance and inspections are key to prolonging sign life and performance. And, not to worry, we’ll provide photo documentation for that stage too!

Updated: Oct 1, 2019


(And Welcome to our new blog: From The Basket !)

Did you know that this Friday, October 4th is Sign Manufacturing Day? This day offers prospective candidates the opportunity to see what the Sign Industry is all about and is sponsored by the International Sign Association and the National Association of Manufacturers . In all, more than 200,000 professionals work in the industry, which is dedicated to helping businesses and communities grow. Now in its seventh year, Sign Manufacturing Day has led directly to hiring for a number of participants. In 2018, more than 3,500 students toured sign, graphics and visual communications companies in North America as part of the event.


“We are excited to promote Sign Manufacturing Day this year,” said Laura Schmidt, Creative Director of P.S. Services. “The sign, graphics and visual communications industry makes significant contributions to our community and provides dynamic and vibrant career opportunities in a range of fields. Although P.S. Services doesn't manufacture signage, our contributions as installers are essential to the industry. We hope that by promoting this day for the sign industry, students will be inspired to seek out the sign, graphics and visual communications industry, and perhaps our company, after they graduate.” We welcome opportunities for students and schools to contact us to learn more about what we have to offer. "


P.S. Services in Anaheim, California has been in business for nearly 30 years and specializes in wholesale sign installation, maintenance and repair, as well as lighting and electrical.


On Oct. 4, sign companies will host tours for high school, community college and technical school students. In the case of P.S. Services, students will learn more about the business’ wide range of careers, from installers to electricians, from crane operators to permit expediters.


Careers at P.S.Services are great for people who would like to use their mind and their hands, who want something different everyday, who want to grow and who want to be able to point to the largest and most visible projects in Southern California and say "I was a part of that!" If that sounds like you, the Sign industry could be right for you!


At P.S. Services, we are committed to our employees, offering medical, dental, vacation, holidays and a 401k program with company matching contributions.


Want to get inspired, or check out the industry? Sign up at https://www.signs.org/mfgday

Aren't able to make October 4th? Contact us if you or your school would like to visit our facility and learn more about our business. We look forward to meeting you!






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1320 North Red Gum Street
Anaheim, California 92806
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