Allied Electric Sign & Awning began when Duane Millard and Monica Collard (father/daughter) bought Allied Griffin Awning in 1993. They then purchased Northwest Sign Co. in 1999. The business continued to grow when they purchased Bona Signs (Springville) in 2011, Intermountain Signs (Ogden) in 2012, and more recently, Trade Mark Signs in Las Vegas earlier this year.
Their slogan is ‘Signs that build business’ – they are a full service custom sign and awning manufacturing company. They have four locations (Salt Lake, Ogden, Springville & Las Vegas) to serve their customers. In addition to being a well-known regional sign and awning manufacturer, Allied has a specialty manufacturing division that fabricates hundreds of modular booth systems for a local golf simulation company.
Last year Monica Collard was chosen by Utah Business Magazine as one of 30 Women to Watch. There were nearly 800 nominations – you can see a short interview with Monica on YouTube here Monica Millard Collard: 30 Women to Watch In her interview with Utah Business, she encouraged women to pursue their dreams – and to work as hard as possible – and to be accountable for your mistakes – she encourages all her employees to do the same.
What is Allied Electric Sign & Awning passionate about? Our industry is very intriguing – we see our work everywhere we go – even if we didn’t do it – it is highly visible and we love to deliver a quality product to our customers. We have built and installed signage in most western states and have shipped signs to many states throughout the country, including Hawaii and Alaska.
They are experts at awning and signage combinations – other companies generally do one or the other. They have been the sign/awning company for Zupas, Popeyes, and Applebee’s restaurants. They love interacting with customers to bring their business dreams to life.
Allied employs artists to render drawings of potential signage packages for customers. They use computer numeric equipment to cut, fabricate and manufacture many components of their products. Welders and sheet metal workers skillfully complete signage ready for custom paint and then on the electrical assembly lines for lighting installation. They have several crews of experienced installers and a fleet of over two dozen trucks that hoist, deliver and install signs for the end customer.
They buy product from many local suppliers – steel, aluminum, plastic, paint, electrical components, neon supplies and LED illumination systems, as well as fabric for awnings and simulators. Allied is in need of trained individuals that have a desire to work hard and grow with the company.
What advantages have you received by being a member of the Utah Manufacturers Association? “Several years ago I worked with Tom Bingham, Dan Jones of DOPL and Senator Jones to write some legislation for the sign industry. I have attended the legislative review on a couple of occasions. We participated in UMA Events for the first time in 2017 – we will be back. The directory of members has been used and helpful to us.”
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Allied Electric Sign & Awning
1920 South 900 West, Salt Lake City, UT