Building Successful Partnerships With Our Clients
Since 1969

Timeline

1969

ESTABLISHED 1969

Arthur and Pam Bartlett, with initial partner Glenn Loziatis start a small sign shop in their garage.  Specializing in vacuum-formed magnetic signs for car doors and other small sign products, the company is a success. They name the company from the letters of their last names Bar Lo.

1970

HAND PAINTED SIGNS

Barlo Signs hires its first employee. Master sign letterer Ron Drain from Nashua. Barlo Signs expands the product line to include hand painted wood signs.

1971
FIRST LADDER TRUCK

FIRST LADDER TRUCK

With the high demand for electric signs. The first major purchase is a Ford flatbed truck with a Radocy Ladder for installation and service.

1973
FULL SERVICE SIGN COMPANY

FULL SERVICE SIGN COMPANY

Arthur and Glenn start servicing signs, then very shortly hire experienced sign service and installer Arthur Lamotte. Barlo is now a full service, electric sign company.

1975

FIRST MAJOR EXPANSION

Our first building is custom built for manufacturing signs and Barlo continues hiring experienced tradesmen. Barlo expands and hires more staff.

1980

THE 80s LOVED US

The decade following 1980 was an exciting time. Barlo Signs acquired a screen printing company, then built a second building to accommodate it.

Barlo Signs branched out into Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Connecticut with satellite offices.

1990

BARLO GOES NATIONAL

Multi-Store companies take notice. The first Autozone changeover comes in and many others follow through the 90s, including 1999’s national rollout of Hot Topic.

2000

BARLO GOES INTERNATIONAL

Expansion into Mexico for neon letter manufacturing, it takes less than 12 months before the building is purchased.
By 2002 the building has expanded to double the size to manufacture sign cabinets.

2012

BARLO BRINGS JOBS BACK TO THE USA

Jones Signs of DePere WI, become partners to expand BarloMex.

2015 Barlo sells the manufacturing plant in Mexico to Jones Signs and moves all manufacturing back to the USA.

2015

THE NEW COO

Barlo Signs hires Raymond Brayton as COO. Relocating after 34 years in the west coast sign industry to begin building an efficient national manufacturing system.

2018

NEW OWNERS

With the original owners looking forward to retirement. Barlo Signs is purchased by COO Raymond Brayton and Associate Dr. Patrick Assioun.

Making an Impact Across the Nation

When you love what you do, it shows in every project. Finding the right solution for your business anywhere in the nation is what drives us.

INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS

Barlo Signs is proud to be a member of the following associations. As a national supplier of signs Product safety is our number one concern and is also unifying purpose among these organizations.

The International Sign Association

The International Sign Association (ISA) is devoted to supporting, promoting and improving the sign, graphics and visual communications industry through government advocacy, education and training programs, technical resources, stakeholder outreach, and industry networking events.

The United States Sign Council Foundation

Since its founding in 1998, the United States Sign Council Foundation (USSC Foundation) has been the industry leader in performing on-premise sign research. This dedication has resulted in over (20) university-level scientific studies on the design characteristics of on premise signs and traffic safety. In addition, the USSC Foundation provides both educational resources and legal analysis on zoning matters for the sign industry.

Northeast States Sign Association

NSSA, Northeast States Sign Association, was formed in 1995 to bring both large and small sign companies in the Northeast together. NSSA has partnered with the International Sign Association, ISA, to be the ISA Affiliated Association in the northeast. Today, as a unified group, the voice has become strong and continues to grow each year. Members are active and learn from one another.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.

Underwriters Laboratories

For 125 years, UL has helped enable the possibilities of today while looking ahead to safeguard the unknowns of tomorrow. By empowering trust and smarter decisions, we help build a better world by advancing innovation safety, sustainability, and connected security. Always upholding and pushing the rigorous scientific standards that have brought us here today, we continue to positively impact people and society by working for a safer, more secure and sustainable world.

National Electrical Code

Throughout the United States and around the world, NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code® (NEC®), sets the foundation for electrical safety in residential, commercial, and industrial occupancies. The 2017 edition of this trusted Code presents the latest comprehensive regulations for electrical wiring, overcurrent protection, grounding, and installation of equipment.

National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators

NCCCO was formed in January 1995 as a non-profit organization with its mission to develop effective performance standards for safe crane operation to assist all segments of general industry and construction. By providing thorough, independent assessments of knowledge and skills, NCCCO aims to enhance lifting equipment safety, reduce workplace risk, improve performance records, stimulate training, and give due recognition to the professionals who work in, with, and around cranes.

The Department of Transportation

The mission of the Department is to: Ensure our nation has the safest, most efficient and modern transportation system in the world; that improves the quality of life for all American people and communities, from rural to urban, and increases the productivity and competitiveness of American workers and businesses. The Department of Transportation was established by an act of Congress on October 15, 1966. The Department’s first official day of operation was April 1, 1967.

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