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Stein Sign Display is northeast South Dakota’s premier sign provider. We are capable of producing and installing any type of sign your business or organization may need. With tenured employees and decades of knowledge and experience, no other sign company can match our level of expertise. From the first contact until the sign is installed, you’ll feel confident you made the right decision.
Stein Sign Display was founded in 1952 by Clint L. Stein. After serving in the Air Force and returning from World War II, Clint started working at Ralph’s Neon. He later purchased it and named it Hi-way Sign Company, largely because it was located on Highway 212 and the company had many billboard locations across the state. In 1972, the name of the company was changed to Stein Sign Display. Clint Stein also started a wholesale sign manufacturing business called ESCO Manufacturing in 1965. ESCO produces signs for other retail companies (like Stein Sign Display) across the world. He designed and patented a machine called The Rollformer, capable of producing sign frames with one sheet of metal.
Mark Stein, 2nd Generation owner and son of Clint, began his career in the sign industry in 1980. Eight years later, he purchased both businesses and has grown the business substantially. In 2000, ESCO Manufacturing expanded with opening a production facility in Webster, SD. In 2011 Elite Signs and Graphix was purchased to provide an even broader array of sign products to Watertown and the surrounding region.
In 2014, Stuart Stein (son of Mark, grandson to Clint), started as General Manager of Stein Sign Display. Growing up and being around the family business, Stuart has worked in several departments over the years. On 2/5/2020, Stuart will become the 3rd Generation owner.
Well over 100 people are employed within the 3 companies and are proudly committed to building the best signs in the industry. With over 6 decades of sign knowledge and experience, put your trust in an established company known for professional craftsmanship and quality signs.
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