FASTSIGNS® Marks Manufacturing Day and Celebrates Industry Innovation

Author: FASTSIGNS® of Eden Prairie, MN

(EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.) In recognition of the 2015 Manufacturing Day, FASTSIGNS® of Eden Prairie, MN is celebrating the creativity and innovation behind this important industry with an Open House event, Friday, October 2.

“From printing and graphic communication to sign fabrication and installation, the manufacturing industry is diverse, and full of innovation and cutting-edge technology,” explained Tom Weber who, along with wife Bev, owns the Eden Prairie and Minnetonka FASTSIGNS centers. “We want to help educate and excite future generations so that we can ensure this industry benefits from new energy and talent.”

Manufacturing Day is held annually on the first Friday of October to address common misperceptions about manufacturing as a career path through a coordinated effort aimed at ensuring the ongoing prosperity of the industry. To support the efforts of Manufacturing Day, businesses including FASTSIGNS® of Eden Prairie, MN are hosting educational Open House events and facility tours.

At the FASTSIGNS® of Eden Prairie, MN Open House, equipment will be on display and in action, and guests will see a demonstration of a vehicle graphic application on the center’s boom truck. The FASTSIGNS team wants attendees to get a close look at all of the creative production behind the scenes, ask questions and learn about the visual marketing side of this industry. 

According to the Manufacturing Institute’s 2015 Skills Gap report, six out of 10 manufacturing positions remain unfilled due to the talent shortage and it is expected that 3.4 million manufacturing jobs will be needed over the next decade.

Weber explains, “Every job in manufacturing creates another 2.5 jobs in local goods and services. FASTSIGNS can attest to the power behind that number as we count companies and brands within manufacturing as clients. As a driving factor in our economy, we will continue to support and endorse this key industry.


FASTSIGNS® of Eden Prairie, MN is an independently owned and operated sign, graphics and visual communications company that provides comprehensive visual marketing solutions to customers of all sizes—across all industries—to help them meet their business objectives and increase their business visibility. To learn more, visit or call (952) 522-2662.