Strategic Factory Acquires A|A Signs

AA Signs Strategic Factory

Strategic Factory, a Maryland-based provider of print, signage, branded products, and marketing services, acquires Baltimore-based sign manufacturer A|A Signs, known for commercial signage.

Through the acquisition, A|A Signs will operate under the name “A|A Signs, powered by Strategic Factory.” For the time being, A|A Signs remains at its headquarters and production facility on Union Avenue in Woodberry.

The company, founded in 1986 by brothers Art and Alan Eanet, started with a dot matrix printer making laminated banners. The sign company grew through customer needs, initially through the home builder market and then the commercial real estate market, which became its specialty.

Services and product offerings include building pylon signs and monument signs, vehicle graphics, fleet branding, impact logos, wayfinding, directional signs, and more.

The Eanets remain as leaders of Strategic Factory’s A|A Signs division, along with its 30-plus employees, joining Strategic Factory’s workforce of 140.

The brothers expect the demand for signage to pick up in 2021, and the combined company plans to make additional hires in 2021 as it expands.

“We’ve seen a temporary pull-back in restaurants, some reduction in retail and office space, but as the world pandemic goes into our rear-view mirror, we would project that everything will flourish as we come back to a new normal,” says Art.

“As we continue building on being the preeminent single-point provider for our clients, more and more of them are asking us to help with their signage needs,” explains Strategic Factory president/CEO Keith Miller. “Fabricated signage is a natural progression from wide-format printing, which has been a mainstay in our world for over a decade.”

“Continually acquiring talent, customers, industry knowledge, and equipment is paramount to any growing organization,” Miller continues. “Art and Alan have built a best-in-class team of signage experts and exceptional company, and we are excited about the enhanced possibilities that our combined organization presents for our team and for our clients.”

“We are also very committed to expanding local manufacturing in Baltimore,” Miller adds.

Together with High Mountain Signs, A|A Signs is the second signage company to join forces with Strategic Factory in the last six months.


Alexandria Bruce

Allee Bruce is the managing editor of GRAPHICS PRO and WRAPS magazines.

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