While establishing our Strategic Plan for the next five years, we determined that managed growth is in our immediate future. We have specifically targeted goals, objectives and structures that will be put into place over the next several years.
Innovation, flexibility and dependability will continue to be the foundation that we grow our business on, with growth focused on targeted industries and product offerings.
As we continue to grow and improve, we are always interviewing. We are looking for people who are passionate about working together to meet clients’ needs and help achieve our growth objectives. Contact us today to see if there is a fit: www.zipsigns.com/contact/careers
Zip Signs would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. We give thanks for another wonderful year, and look forward to 2013.
We had a great Christmas party this year, which included a performance by our very own Steve O’Brien and his band “The Rhythm Express.”
Zip Signs has always prided itself in having a very diverse workforce of all backgrounds. Our staff is very multicultural and represents many countries and cultures from around the world. In order to actively encourage diversity in our hiring practices, we have recently launched an Internal ESL program, available free to all employees.
We would like to congratulate our first class of graduates from the ESL program, and we look forward to continuing this program for many years to come!
We have been using The Centre for Skills Development and Training, who have done a fantastic job. The Centre for Skills Development & Training is a not-for-profit incorporated affiliate of the Halton District School Board with seven locations in Halton and Mississauga. Learn more at www.thecentre.on.ca.
Please visit: http://thecentre.on.ca/zip-signs-a-burlington-workplace-esl-success-story to learn more about our great ESL program.
Zip Signs celebrates another year in business by throwing a picnic for all employees and families. It was a fun day filled with food, games and activities. See below for a few photos from the picnic.
We will be exhibiting at CONSAC again this year! Drop by and see us at booth TMP-1 if you will be at the show.
For more information on CONSAC, visit: http://www.sac-ace.ca/consac
After celebrating our 40th anniversary last year, we decided to formalize our Mission, Vision and Values Statements. Having just completed our 5 year strategic planning process, we were able to really understand where we came from, what we represent, and where we want to go. We are proud to announce the following:
Zip Signs is committed to honestly and dependably delivering the best quality signage to our customers.
To be the premier signage provider in Canada.
1) We value honesty with our customers, agents, suppliers, and employees.
2) We are determined to manufacture and deliver quality products.
3) We pride ourselves on our dependability, flexibility and organizational strength to satisfy our customers changing needs and demands.
4) We care about our people and empower our employees to maximize their potential.
5) We believe in creating a fair and reasonable return to our stakeholders.
6) We respect the community and world we operate in by acting in a socially responsible manner through charitable giving and environmentally sustainable initiatives.
How are we able to service locations across Canada and abroad? Along with an excellent project management team, we have a dedicated network of agents and sub contractors.
Our network of installation professionals have been working with us for many years. We demand strict quality control practices and photos of every project carried out by our sub contractors. Full quality documentation including onsite management signoff is required for each sign installation or service call.
We offer customized service by location. We have a proven record of accomplishment with our network of agents, and we continually evaluate our agents on a yearly basis. Before becoming approved, our agents are qualified and trained to ensure our signage is installed and/or maintained uniformly across the country.
All Workers Compensation and Insurance documentation is updated and inspected on a monthly basis.
The agents that have been chosen have the same work ethic and attention to detail as our own crews. A listing of our approved agents is available upon request.
If you require information for a specific geographic area, we would be pleased to provide the information to you upon request.
At Zip Signs, we understand that Health and Safety is of paramount importance to our business. We strive to set the benchmark in our industry for Health and Safety practices. Our mandate is to maintain “Best Practices” in all aspects, by going beyond the legal requirements. We take pride in our reliability and commitment to deliver products in the most efficient way achievable. To attain this efficiency we focus on the well being of all our employees by maintaining a safe and healthy working condition at all times.
Our Joint Health and Safety Committee consisting of management along with employees assemble on a monthly basis to identify safer solutions for work practices and resolve factors that disrupt the ongoing flow of production. The committee also performs regular inspections of the working environment to identify any health and safety issues that may affect health protection and workplace safety.
We are dedicated in providing high standards of recruitment, continuous training, and protective equipment/machinery to maintain the safest working conditions for all our employees. Comprehensive training and implementation of policies and procedures to employees is the foundation of our safe working program. Our trained supervisors are responsible for ensuring that all working tasks are being completed proficiently without the risk of hazards.
The health and safety of all workers is a primary need. By developing a safe culture for our employees, it creates a stage for innovation and greater achievement. Through the implementation of safe work practices we believe the well being and self-satisfaction of our employees increases productivity which leads to the improved satisfaction of our customers.
Have you ever wondered what makes each company in the sign industry unique and different? At Zip Signs, we believe that we stand out from our competitors in many ways. One of our most important differentiating factors is our experienced, dedicated, and”hands-on” project management team.
Project Management is one of our distinct competencies in the industry. Our team-based approach to management and operations allows for the utmost efficiency in scheduling, production, and installation. Our experienced Project Management team is able to track your signage from design to installation and will be in direct contact with you along the way.
Our Project Management team ensures all of our customer’s expectations are exceeded throughout the process. We are able to offer tailored tracking programs and specialized remote access capabilities for any client.
At Zip Signs, everything from design to manufacturing is done in the same facility. This allows us to operate as a team and to work in collaboration with each other. Our Project Managers follow the product through fabrication – including all visual inspections in the plant. Therefore, the Project Manager is able to verify the quality control procedures and status of your signage.
To learn more about our unique project management abilities or about Zip Signs in general, please call 905-332-8332 or visit us at www.zipsigns.com
In an effort to give back to the community, Zip Signs is a sponsor of several local sports teams. One of the teams that Zip Signs sponsors is the Grimsby Peach Kings, a Junior C hockey team.
Last Wednesday night, the Peach Kings won the Ontario Junior C hockey championship in a thrilling overtime victory against the Alliston Hornets. This is the second year in a row that the Peach Kings have won the Provincial Championship.
Several members of Zip Signs staff are also actively involved with the team, and volunteer many hours of their time. We are very proud of the accomplishments of the Peach Kings and all those involved.
Check out the Peach Kings Website for more photos and information about the team: http://www.peachkings.com/