Sign Co. Relocates 250 Twin Cities Jobs, Adds More

Sign-Zone, Inc., received a $125,000 forgivable loan from the state to assist with its expansion.

Sign-Zone, Inc., announced Thursday that it’s moving its facilities from New Hope and Ramsey to Brooklyn Center and will expand its workforce there with 25 new employees.
 
The Ramsey-based sign manufacturer employs more than 250 workers at its two facilities but needs more space to accommodate its growing business. The company said it expects the new jobs to pay between $14 and $28 an hour.
 
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development awarded Sign-Zone a $125,000 forgivable loan from the Minnesota Investment Fund. The company will not have to repay the loan if it meets the hiring goals.
 
Founded in 1998, Sign-Zone specializes is designing and manufacturing trade show and event signs. The company’s products are marketed through brands including Showdown Displays, Creative Banner Assemblies, and Victory Corps. Sign-Zone has added 100 new jobs over the last five years.
 
“The city of Brooklyn Center welcomes Sign-Zone, Inc., to our community,” Brooklyn Center Mayor Tim Willson said in a statement. “The remodeling and re-use of the Palmer Lake Plaza facility, along with the 250-plus administration and manufacturing jobs, and plans for additional employment opportunities, will strengthen the overall economic health of this industrial area and community.”