FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
YESCO RECEIVES PROCLAMATION FOR 101 YEARS OF LIGHT
FROM THE CITY OF SPARKS, NEVADA, AND MAYOR ED LAWSON
SALT LAKE CITY (March 2021) – YESCO, the 101-year-old company known for creating, repairing and maintaining internationally recognizable signs, received a proclamation from the City of Sparks, Nevada in honor of its rich history and contributions to the Sparks landscape at the March 8, 2021 city council meeting. Mayor Ed Lawson proclaimed March 21, 2021 as YESCO 101 Years Of Light Day.
Lawson read the proclamation at the virtual meeting, where he stated he joins the community in celebrating an outstanding business with roots in Sparks that has illuminated the identity of so many companies and organizations for the past 101 years. YESCO founder Thomas Young, Sr.’s father, George Young, lived in Sparks and worked for the Southern Pacific Roundhouse. His $300 loan to his son enabled Thomas Young, Sr. to start YESCO in 1920. The first YESCO office in Sparks opened in 1964 on Glendale Road. YESCO’s landmark Sparks signs includes John Ascuaga’s Nugget, Alamo Casino, Rail City Casino, Baldini’s Casino, The Sparks Galleria, Sparks Marina and Sparks Crossing.
“We’re honored to be recognized by Mayor Lawson and the City of Sparks today with this fine proclamation,” said Thomas Young, Jr. “We’ve been doing business in the Reno/Sparks area for 57 years, and we are so grateful to the community for their hospitality and friendship.”
YESCO specializes in the manufacture of custom electric signs, sign maintenance and out-of-home advertising. In addition, YESCO operates sign and lighting service repair stores throughout North America as well as 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, helmed by the second, third and fourth generations of the founder’s family, YESCO creates, services and maintains award-winning displays for some of the most prestigious brands.
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