SIGNEX | About Us
Winnipeg Sign Company
winnipeg, sign
2620
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OUR HISTORY

Signex Manufacturing Inc. currently has the largest sign manufacturing facility in Manitoba and is also a leader in sign technology. Having started out in the sixties as Pankratz Electric, many businesses approached this established company with requests for signage type products. Pankratz Electric responded making inroads into the new business of sign manufacturing much to the delight of the merchants.

Excellent management and a commitment to embrace new techniques and materials eventually led Signex to emerge as a separate entity in the early eighties, having now operated with growing success for well over twenty-five years. Signex today is a solution oriented, highly adaptive company specializing in all aspects of sign manufacturing.

OUR PEOPLE

We feature a professional sales team, an award winning design team, and a highly skilled team of service technicians, fabricators and installation specialists. We are a C.S.A. approved sign shop and as such, we closely follow our projects from concept to completion to ensure the highest standards not only of quality but safety as well. We strive to ensure the same confidence in our clients as we have in ourselves as a company.

Signex employees share a combined sign manufacturing experience of over a century and are ready to accept any challenge our clients have to offer. Always innovating and riding the cutting edge of new sign technology, we at Signex are eager to help you with any and all of your signage challenges, big or small.

OUR SHOP

Signex currently has over 25,000 square feet of manufacturing and administration/design floor space with a newly renovated boardroom and sample room. We feature state of the art vinyl cutting and digital reproduction technology. Our Ecosolvent cutter/printer can reproduce high resolution digital photography or graphics onto vinyl, flex, or paper substrates for indoor or outdoor applications.

An added advantage to the Ecosolvent unit is its use of non-toxic inks preventing harmful VOCs from forming during the printing process making it the environmentally friendly choice. Our large modern plant amply facilitates every aspect of the sign making process with the speed and precision our customers demand. Machinery, metal and plastic fabrication, painting, wiring, cutting of the multiple face materials and of course the actual graphic reproduction and application are all performed in house guaranteeing a superior product.

TESTIMONIALS

Crosstown Civic Credit Union

I cannot thank Signex enough for their assistance and professionalism regarding any enquiry I have made in reference to the day to day operation of our outdoor digital signs. Whether it was training, or a technical issue I always received the solutions needed. It is so refreshing to receive such prompt and professional service.

D. Strutinsky
Marketing Coordinator – Crosstown Civic Credit Union

Southeast Marketing Ltd.

I want to express my thanks to you for your fair pricing, quick and efficient service. Signex works together with the customer. Thank you so much for your professional and effective help. I won’t hesitate to recommend you.

Boyd Penner
Southeast Marketing Ltd.

MLA

We would highly recommend Sign-Ex to you as a premier sign manufacturing company in our region who will help you get your message across in durable appropriate and beautiful style.

Monica Giesbrecht
MLA, CSLA – HTFC

Greendale Estate

We would like to thank you and Signex for your friendly, professional services provided to us at Greendale Estate.
As our project consisted of an exterior monument sign, way finding, directory board and donor board each element was designed to meet our specific needs. Your attention to detail while meeting our needs and deadlines was greatly appreciated. We would recommend Signex to others.

Judy Driedger
Chair – Greendale Estate

FLOFORM

I want to express our satisfaction with the timely service, production and installation of our multiple signs for our new Winnipeg Showroom. The installation crew took the time to make sure that we were completely satisfied with the outcome while they were on site. We expect to be using SIGNEX in the near future for our other locations throughout Western Canada.

Gavin van den Berg
Director of Marketing – FLOFORM Countertops

Investors Group Field

The experiences, trials and tribulations that go along with opening a new stadium can only be comprehend by those that have gone through it. Since neither the Winnipeg Football Club or Signex had gone through opening a new stadium the ability to ensure a proper opening with well thought out, planned and strategic signage was a testament to the vision and leadership that Signex has accrued through their previous clients. The ability to work with us and adapt to the changing landscape of the needs of the stadium and both the Winnipeg Football Club and the University of Manitoba Bison’s Football program. The staff of Signex, both on the ground and administratively care about the project and have the clients best interest at heart. It has been a pleasure to work with Signex on this historic opening of Investors Group Field and I look forward to working with them in the future.

Jeffrey Bannon
Director of Marketing – Winnipeg Football Club

Ken Pankratz
Owner

Ken brings vision and experience to every project he is associated with. Being involved in the sign industry for over 30 years, his vast knowledge in design and construction experience is formidable. He will always have your best interests in mind and will be a key partner in this endeavor.

sales@signexmfg.com

Helena Koop
Operations Manager

Helena started at Signex in 1993, Helena has acquired a vast knowledge of sign construction, way finding/placement layouts with the commitment and perseverance to complete each project. She has a long-time relationship with numerous architects, working on projects large and small. Most recently consulting, project production and installation at Investors Group Field. Previous projects include MTS Centre and MB Hydro building.

hkoop@signexmfg.com

Phil Rempel
Sales

Phil has been a part of Signex for over 5 years and has built many great business relationships as he works closely with so many of our clients. With his extensive background in sales, he knows the key to building these successful business relationships is to exceed expectations.

prempel@signexmfg.com
sales@signexmfg.com

Andrew Wrolstad
Purchasing/Estimating/Project Manager

Andrew has worked in the sign industry for over 15 years and is always willing to dive into another project more complex and unique than the one before. Having a background in Digital Media and Project Management has been beneficial for clients. His dedication in providing the latest product and information is second to none.

andrew@signexmfg.com

Stacey Gagné
Business Development Manager/Sales

Stacey has been with Signex for over 5 years and currently oversees the day to day operations. With her graphics design background she is often helping out with our sales team and meeting with clients to help generate the ideas, concepts, and structure projects need to get started.

stacey@signexmfg.com

Lynelle Fender
Financial Controller

As Financial Controller of Signex, Lynelle provides preparation and monitoring of accounts payable and accounts receivable. She is responsible for payroll management, balancing reports and you’ll work with her if you choose our leasing options. She has been with Signex for almost 20 years and is a great asset to the team.

accounting@signexmfg.com

Cody Le Roy
Installation Coordinator/Quality Assurance/Marketing

Cody has been involved in marketing and branding for over ten years now. He graduated with honors as a Media Production Specialist from Red River College and handles all of our in-house media design. He can often be seen out documenting our projects with photography and video. He is extremely passionate about creative design specifically in the area of branding.

cody@signexmfg.com

Damian Dueck
Graphic Design

Damian has worked with Signex for 1 year, using his design experience in branding, web, print and packaging to develop effective sign solutions. Throughout pre-production, his involvement ensures that clients expectations are met and that quality remains top priority.

damian@signexmfg.com