The local Signs Now is one of 270 stores in a nationwide franchise.

It has been around for 28 years, with employees making thousands of different types of signs for customers all around the tri-state area.

President Sue Hawley said, "Our projects can go from anywhere from just lettering on a directory to full vehicle wraps and full wall graphics."

Employees handle jobs from about 250 different customers every month.

Most of them are loyal customers who keep coming back.

But new business is also part of the mix.

Sue said, "We do continually get new customers, maybe 10% are new. That is fine, because our repeat customers keep us very busy."

The company has grown a lot in 28 years and it continues to grow. Much of the growth fueled by high tech equipment that makes printing easier and faster.

Sue said, "Nowadays people want things much faster, more colorful, more artistic. So things are printed on our digital printers."

And while many jobs are done using advanced equipment, there are still jobs that call for old fashioned manual labor, with employees working carefully to complete the projects.

Signs Now is located at 2232 West 23rd Street in Millcreek.