Hope Academy Student Visit – September 17, 2019

Hope Academy Student Visit – September 17, 2019

Hope Academy is a local middle school that exists to serve students that are socio-economically disadvantaged. At least 80% of the student’s families have a household income that is near or below the federal poverty guidelines. Hope Academy currently serves grades 5-8th, with plans to add elementary grades in future years.

The team at Graphic Components want to help our local community to thrive so we made the decision to manufacture and donate a complete interior wayfinding sign project to the school. We completed the project in August 2019.

Today we were honored to have four 8th grade students together with the Head of School – Josh Mullins and Development Director – Susie Guhne visit us and show their appreciation of our donation by bringing coffee and donuts for our entire team! We gave the students a tour of our facility and taught them about what we do and gave them a brief introduction to the exciting world of signage. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the visit!

We have an on-going commitment to continue to manufacture and donate signs to the school for the benefit of the students with future signs focused on the areas of Inspiration and Recognition.

We also want to recognize the contribution made by Dan Scranton with ProUp Services who donated his time to design all of the interior signs.

You can learn more about Hope Academy at their website - https://www.hopegso.org/

Graphic Components August 2019 Newsletter

Graphic Components August 2019 Newsletter

The Team at Graphic Components has been working exceptionally hard over the last several months, and we will always strive to be your most reliable outsource vendor.

Our goal is to ship at least 95% of all orders complete & on-time to the date promised when we received the order.

For the first 6 months of 2019 we have shipped 1,423 orders.

  • 1,397 were shipped complete & on-time – 98.11%!

Even better! We have been regularly shipping orders complete and EARLY!

For the first 6 months of 2019 we have shipped 1,423 orders.

  • 1,243 shipped EARLY!

#adasignage

#SuperiorCustomerService

Congratulations, Phil!

Congratulations, Phil!

Proud that our business partner - Phil Lawrence - was selected to be one of the ISA Elite this year.  Phil had the opportunity to meet & get to know many of the future leaders of our industry.  Since the ISA Expo we have had several opportunities to share ideas and challenges with each other.

Our Commitment to Sustainability

Our Commitment to Sustainability

Graphic Components recognized for 3rd year in a row for continued commitment to sustainability thru the reclamation of 20,025 pounds of plastic material utilizing Piedmont Plastics Recycling Program in 2018! #sustainability

Graphic Components March Newsletter

Stairwell Egress Signs

Look to Graphic Components for all your Stairwell Egress Sign Needs. We make thousands of these sign types every year for our sign company customers. We always advise that you contact the local Fire Marshall’s office having jurisdiction for your client’s project to confirm their requirements as they vary in term of size, copy, and braille.

You will most often see the requirement for Photoluminescent materials for Stairwell Egress Signage in the following circumstances

  • New Construction six stories and taller
  • Major Renovation six stories and taller
  • Hotel + Motel + Office + Hospital

Many municipalities are now requiring the use of Photoluminescent materials for Stairwell Egress Signage. We have partnered with American PERMALIGHT, Inc., Rowmark and NOVA Polymers who are the leading suppliers of the raw materials we use to create Photoluminescent signage. Contact us for assistance with these sign types.

Graphic Components March 2019 Newsletter

Graphic Components February Newsletter

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2018 Was a Great Year!

Thanks to the loyalty and business provided by our customers we produced over 100,000 signs in 2018. First time we have ever produced that many signs.

As a demonstration of our commitment to Superior Customer Service we fulfilled 2,707 orders in 2018 and of those over 96% were shipped complete and on-time to the date that we promised when we received the order from our customers. That is one of the highest accomplishments possible in the sign industry considering that every order is custom and most signs within each order are different from the others.

Our entire team is focused on making signs that are of the highest quality, matching customer designs and intent and making the experience an pleasant one for our sign company customers. Our customers don’t have to worry about getting their signs on-time.

When Performance Counts, Sign Companies Can Count on Graphic Components!

Latest News

LATEST NEWS: Phil Lawrence Named to Sign, Graphics and Visual Communications Industry Program for Emerging Leaders

ISA Elite program to recognize young talent

ALEXANDRIA, VA – February 22, 2019 Phil Lawrence, General Manager & Co-Owner of Graphic Components of Greensboro, NC, has been named to the ISA Elite program, recognizing the next generation of sign, graphics and visual communications industry leaders. Phil Lawrence was among 37 young professionals chosen for the program, which sponsors the winners to attend ISA International Sign Expo® in Las Vegas including special networking events, education and, of course, its trade show. The event is sponsored by the International Sign Association®, the industry’s leading trade and advocacy association.

phil lawrence

Phil Lawrence is co-owner and General Manager of a Wholesale-only ADA and Interior Sign company, Graphic Components.  Professionally, he has worked in the Digital and Offset printing industry for 6 years before moving into the sign industry for the last 6 years.  His concentration at work is production management, developing processes, and building a team-based culture.  Phil has a BFA in Design with a concentration in Graphic Design from UNC Greensboro. Phil is married to Lynn (also a team member at Graphic Components) and together they have two dogs and enjoys playing Disc Golf as a sport.  Phil volunteers for the Professional Disc Golf Association as the State Coordinator for North Carolina, while hosting events locally as the President of the local club.

“Our association, tradeshow and industry have been transformed by the energy that the ISA Elite brings each year,” said Lori Anderson, ISA president and CEO. “Already, past Elite members are giving back, serving on committees and boards of ISA and ISA regional affiliates. We’re excited to have Phil join this prestigious group and look forward to the insights that each member of the 2019 class brings.

The ISA Elite program, now in its fifth year, includes three nights’ hotel accommodation and free entry to all education sessions at ISA International Sign Expo 2019, the sign, graphics and visual communications industry’s leading event. It also includes unique networking opportunities with fellow professionals and industry leaders. A two-day follow-up leadership conference will be held in the fall. ISA International Sign Expo takes place April 24-26 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, with education events starting on April 23. Learn more at www.signexpo.org.

Superior Packaging

Superior Packaging

Graphic Components December Newsletter

Superior Packaging

Graphic Components provides another benefit – superior packaging – which allows for clear visibility of each sign, while providing safe transport from our shop to yours and to the ultimate installation destination. The film is easily removable at the point of installation. The Superior Packaging method is exclusive to Graphic Components.

  • Signs are placed onto corrugated pads
  • Shrink film is heated then vacuum applied to hold the signs securely in place
  • Signs on pads are packed into double wall cartons for safe transport
  • Note the border, which provides extra protection if the box is handled roughly.

Check out more processes on our website!

View our December newsletter HERE.

The Triad’s 50 Fastest-Growing, Private Companies of 2018

The Triad’s 50 Fastest-Growing, Private Companies of 2018

Graphic Components Ranked #28 in the 2018 FAST 50

Triad Business Journal recognizes the leading private companies based in the Piedmont Triad region that build up the local economy year after year by investing, growing, expanding and hiring. They announced the 2018 Fast 50 recipients, the list of the 50 fastest-growing privately held companies in the Triad.

Smith Leonard, the accounting sponsor, has verified and ranked the nominated companies.

One of the most revealing aspects of this year’s recipients is the diversity of the industries represented. Our list ranges from manufacturers to furniture firms to construction companies. The technology sector is also represented, along with transportation, logistics, staffing, retail and professional services.

To be considered, companies must be for-profits with their U.S. headquarters based in the Triad. They must have completed three full fiscal years and had $2 million or more in revenues in 2017. Smith Leonard verifies company revenues for a three-year window and then ranks the companies using a formula that considers both dollar and percentage growth.

 

October Newsletter

Why “Wholesale” Is Important To Our Customers

august newsletter

Graphic Components August Newsletter

Why “Wholesale” Is Important To Our Customers

You will notice that “Wholesale” is bolded in our logo. This is intentional as we believe this is very important to our customers. Why?

  • We are totally focused on satisfying the needs of our sign company customers
  • We never do business with end users
  • Our overhead is low so that we can give our sign company customers wholesale prices
  • We will never be a competitor to our sign company customers
  • Our sign company customers can count on us to keep their information confidential
  • All we do is fabricate ADA and Interior Signs for our sign company customers
  • We are experts in this niche
  • We have invested 100’s of thousands of $’s for equipment to manufacture ADA and Interior Signs for sign companies so that you can count on us to manufacture every type of sign configuration
  • With our focus on this niche and our sign company customer base you can count on Graphic Components to be able to provide complete packages of signs for ADA and Interior projects

ACRYLIC SIGNS – PHOTOPOLYMER – DIMENSIONAL LETTERS – HOT STAMPING

You can count on Graphic Components to be your wholesale ADA and Interior Sign Partner today and tomorrow! Call us today for a quote with your interior signage needs!