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Sigler unites with Alpha Copies and FASTSIGNS Ames – Your Questions Answered

As we look forward to welcoming Alpha Copies and its co-branded FASTSIGNS franchise into the Sigler family, we understand there may be several questions about the details of this unification and what it means for customers of all three businesses. Here we hope to answer a few of those initial questions regarding this exciting new chapter.


Will Alpha Copies and FASTSIGNS change names?

Alpha Copies will retain its name; “Powered by Sigler” will be added as a tagline to the existing brand. FASTSIGNS™ is a national franchise organization and the public name and branding will not be altered.


Will the businesses be moving?

Alpha Copies and FASTSIGNS will continue to operate from their location in West Ames at 3615 Lincoln Way once the transfer of ownership is complete. The Sigler headquarters and main production facility is located at 1101 Aviation Way in South Ames.


Will my contacts stay the same?

The Alpha Copies and FASTSIGNS employees will all be continuing their work as Sigler employees after the transfer of ownership is complete. There may be some blending of account contacts for those instances where a customer is currently being served by both Sigler and Alpha Copies or FASTSIGNS.


What is the comprehensive summary of services that will be available to customers once the parties unite?

  • Print & Prepress  
  • Design
  • Online Solutions
  • Kitting & Packaging
  • Mailing
  • Screen Printing & Embroidery
  • Promotional Items
  • Warehousing & Fulfillment
  • Shipping & Distribution
  • Event Management
  • Large Format Printing
  • Quick Printing & Copying
  • Custom Signage & Graphic Displays
  • Interior Décor 

Click here for a detailed list of Sigler's capabilities and services.


Who owns Sigler?

Sigler is owned by Ron McMillen; McMillen’s grandparents started the Sigler business in 1958 making rubber stamps from the basement of their home. Over the years Ron continued to expand operations by moving locations and gradually adding the new equipment, additional staff and departments to provide all the capabilities offered at the 125,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art facility we reside in today.  


How do these companies merging benefit the local community?

Both operations offer many of the same services currently, but some production is currently outsourced to businesses in other communities and in some cases, other states. Joining these businesses means more work will be produced in Ames, infusing more dollars into our local economy. There will also be more opportunity for growth and expansion which we expect will lead to the addition of new positions and job creation over time. Additional efficiencies have been identified, such as fewer delivery vehicles on the road, which also yield indirect but positive benefits to all.


 

We are excited to welcome these two local Ames printers into the Sigler fold and provide additional capabilities across all three businesses.  If you have any additional questions or wish for us to expand upon anything covered above, feel free to reach out to us at 515.232.6997.