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YESCO Installs the Utah PaperBox Sign.
(Photos Courtesy of YESCO)
TWO 100-YEAR-OLD UTAH COMPANIES, YESCO AND UTAH PAPERBOX, JOIN FORCES FOR NEW SIGN INSTALLATION
WHAT: On, Aug. 28, YESCO installed the Utah PaperBox sign in Salt Lake City. Notably, both companies have been in business in Utah for a century or longer.
Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2020, Salt Lake City-based YESCO specializes in the manufacture of custom electric signs, sign maintenance, and out-of-home advertising. Additionally, the company has sign and lighting service franchises throughout North America and operates a sign financing business. Thomas Young founded the company in Ogden, Utah in 1920 after borrowing $300 from his father. YESCO began by offering wall painted advertisements, gold-leaf window lettering and coffin plates. Today, at the helm of the second, third and fourth generations of the founder’s family, YESCO creates award-winning displays for some of the most prestigious brands.
“It is pretty special when two companies with a combined history of 200-plus years come together,” said Ryan Young, Salt Lake region manager of YESCO. “YESCO has been installing signs for Utah PaperBox for the past 45 years.”
As a customer of YESCO for more than 45 years, Utah PaperBox traces its roots back to 1914. For its first half-century, the company’s primary focus was the rigid box business. In the 1970s, they shifted to folding cartons, offset printing and platen die-cutting. In the 1990s, folding cartons accounted for 85 percent of their business. To celebrate the new millennium, they began Litho-Laminating, which expanded their packing options. Over the last decade, Utah PaperBox has added plastic boxes, cold foil and digital printing. In 2018, Utah PaperBox installed a 20-by-29 foot digital press to service the local market for short runs.
“Not too many companies can say they’ve been working together for 45 years,” said Paul Keyser, Chairman of the Board of Utah PaperBox. “We knew we needed a new sign and YESCO was our first call.”
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