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Capitol Communicator reports on marketing company Strategic Factory's acquisition of Baltimore sign manufacturer A|A Signs.

Strategic Factory Acquires Baltimore’s A|A Signs

by | Jan 17, 2021

Maryland-based Strategic Factory, a provider for print, signage, branded products and marketing, announced that Baltimore sign manufacturer A|A Signs, known for its signage for commercial real estate developers and other businesses throughout the region, will be joining the Strategic Factory organization.

A|A Signs will operate under the name “A|A Signs, powered by Strategic Factory” and, for the time being, will remain at its headquarters and production facility on Union Avenue in Woodberry, a building highly visible from Baltimore’s Jones-Falls Expressway.

The company was founded in 1986 by brothers Art and Alan Eanet, who began in their parents’ Pikesville basement with a dot matrix printer making laminated banners. Their sign company grew organically through the needs of their customers, initially through the home builder market and then the commercial real estate developer market which became a niche specialty.

Products include building signage, pylon signs, monument signs, vehicle graphics, fleet branding, impact logos, wayfinding, directional signs and more.

The brothers said they expect demand for signage to pick up in 2021: “We’ve seen a temporary pull-back in restaurants, some reduction in retail and office space, but as the world pandemic goes into our rear-view mirror, we would project that everything will flourish as we come back to a new normal,” said Art Eanet.

The Eanets will remain as leaders of Strategic Factory’s A|A Signs division, along with their 30+ employees, joining Strategic Factory’s workforce of 140. The combined company is looking to make several additional hires in 2021 as they continue to expand and grow.

“As we continue building on being the preeminent single point provider for our clients, more and more of them are asking us to help with their signage needs,” said Strategic Factory President & CEO Keith Miller, right. “Fabricated signage is a natural progression from wide format printing which has been a mainstay in our world for over a decade.”

“Continually acquiring talent, customers, industry knowledge and equipment is paramount to any growing organization,” Miller said. “Art and Alan have built a best-in-class team of signage experts and exceptional company, and we are excited about the enhanced possibilities that our combined organization presents for our team and for our clients.”

“We are also very committed to expanding local manufacturing in Baltimore,” Miller said.

Together with High Mountain Signs, A|A Signs is the second signage company to join forces with Strategic Factory in the last six months.

In photo, left to right: Scott Stein, VP Business Development, Strategic Factory; Keith Miller, President & CEO, Strategic Factory; Art Eanet, AA Signs powered by Strategic Factory; Alan Eanet, AA Signs powered by Strategic Factory. For more information visit www.strategicfactory.com.

About the Author

Jeffrey Davis

Jeffrey A. Davis, APR has more than 25 years of news media and national public relations experience and heads J. Davis Public Relations, LLC, a PR and social media consultancy based in Baltimore. A three-time PRSA Maryland president, he serves as Baltimore regional editor for the Capitol Communicator and is co-founder of Podville Media in D.C. where he co-hosted the "Practically Social" podcast. He began his career as a reporter at daily newspapers in Ohio, New Jersey and at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis.

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