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The History of MC Sign Company

MC Sign Company was founded in 1953 in Ashtabula, Ohio where it served Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania in sign sales, manufacturing, service, and installation. At the time it was just a small business operated out of a garage in the area. In 1994, at age 24, Tim Eippert purchased MC Sign Company and envisioned an innovative growth strategy that expanded the operation to a national level. The company steadily grew from a traditional sign company to a leader in the industry providing national brand management, sign design, manufacturing, installation, program management, service and maintenance.

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MC Sign Company Today

After continued success in signage, MC Sign soon applied the same business model to the lighting industry. MC Lighting Solutions was created and quickly prospered as customers took advantage of yet another turnkey service offering. Later, in 2011, MC Sign Company announced the acquisition of Acken Signs. The acquisition not only positioned MC Sign Company to expand manufacturing capabilities but also provided new and existing customers with almost a century of combined sign industry experience.

MC is always extremely proactive in its strategic plans by investing time and resources into developing products and services that bring value to all customers. MC Sign Company was one of the first sign and lighting companies nationally to offer online reporting and job status through Client Web services. MC continues to stay on the cutting-edge of technology with the development of apps and web-based portals that ultimately save customers both time and money without sacrificing quality.

Today, MC Sign Company remains a national, industry leader in sign, service, and lighting solutions.

Awards and Recognitions

Awards and Recognition

  • Ernst and Young
    • 2004 Entrepreneur of the Year — Tim Eippert
  • CRAIN’s Forty Under 40
    • 2004 — Tim Eippert
  • Fast Track 50
    • 2009 - 2011, 2013, 2014
  • NEO Success Awards
    • 2013 to 2015
  • Fred’s National Account Vendor of the Year
    • 2011
  • Leading Edge Award Recipient
    • 2006, 2012, 2013
  • Inc. 500|5000 Fastest Growing Companies
    • Five-Time Inc. 5000 Honoree
  • Featured in Inside Business Magazine
    • 2013
  • Cover of Signs of the Times
    • 2013
  • Thorntons - Most Collaborative
    Partner Award
    • 2014