National Signs in Houston Closes Doors

Industry supports former employees after full-service sign company files for bankruptcy.

National Signs recently closed its 50,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Houston. On May 24, the full-service sign company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy before motioning to move to Chapter 7—also known as liquidation bankruptcy—on June 28.

An official announcement has not been released, but the sign industry has been showing support for National Signs’ former employees on LinkedIn. We have not yet confirmed the status of the company’s outposts in Austin and the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

“I’ve just heard that National Signs in Houston, Texas, had to close its doors last Thursday,” Rick Wyatt, Principal Owner at Michigan-based Recruiters of Integrity, posted on LinkedIn. “This is such tough news, and my heart goes out to all the employees who lost their jobs …And to those in the industry, if you know of any job openings or opportunities, let’s rally together to help these talented folks.”

National Signs isn’t the only sign company closing due to financial strain. After more than 90 years in business, Wisconsin-based Poblocki Sign Company ceased operations in early May, leaving 91 employees without work at its plant outside Milwaukee alone, according to the city’s BizTimes.

Poblocki also had locations in Orlando, Boston and Raleigh—all of which were shut down. On May 8, shop workers learned the receivership and bank would terminate most company positions, Dustin Wengert, Senior Project Manager at Poblocki, told The Daily Reporter.

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