About Carter Associates Sign Factory

In 2002, Carter Associates Packaging expanded its scope to include the manufacturing of supplies for sign companies, including the production of custom printed signs on site. With the ability to produce a range of screen-printed signs, such as political campaign signs, booster signs, display boards, golf outing signs and all-weather signs, Carter Associates Sign Factory utilizes high quality materials to create low-cost ways for businesses and organizations to spread their messages.

About Carter Associates Sign ShopDemonstrating the same commitment to quality and affordability as Carter Associates Packaging, our Sign Factory website allows customers to research, source and purchase their signage in a hassle-free online environment. And, with the ability to process rush orders, we guarantee that every customer will receive the supplies that they need in time for their event, promotion or fundraiser.

Whether you need corrugated plastic signs, bulk political campaign signage or business signs to promote an upcoming event, Carter Associates Sign Factory is an affordable, proven supplier of the industry's highest quality all-weather signs.

The History of Carter Associates

1976: Carter Associates, Inc. was started by Mr. Lloyd Carter as a service company selling plastic parts and tooling. At the time, the molds and parts were manufactured for him by custom molders and toolmakers.

1982: The business was located in an office in Mr. Carter's home near Constantine, Michigan. It was later moved to offices on Fawn River Road near Sturgis, Michigan.

1984: In January, the business was incorporated and moved to 609 E. Chicago Road in Sturgis.

1985: A small plant was purchased and renovated at 501 W. Lafayette in Sturgis, where the company began doing secondary work on plastic parts in addition to its regular business.

1986: Mr. Alan Carter joined the corporation and started to develop the corrugated plastic dunnage, containers and sleeves that we manufacture today.

1987: The plant was expanded, more than doubling its former size, and truck dock facilities were added.

1988: Sales outgrew the existing facilities and larger, more expandable buildings and properties were purchased in Burr Oak, Michigan.

1989-1991: The company added to and expanded the existing facilities.

1999: The Carter Associates Packaging website was launched to maintain pace with technology and to provide a valuable resource to current and prospective customers.

2002: Carter Associates expanded its scope to include manufacturing supplies for sign companies and began producing screen-printed signs on site.

2004: The Sign Factory site was created with the purposes of streamlining the ordering process for customers interested in signage.