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Breast Cancer Survivor Campaign

In cooperation with Town Square Media, Signs by Crannie made the signs for the Breast Cancer Survivor campaign. At the same time, we decided to dedicate a parking spot at our office as well. This October, Signs by Crannie is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common […]

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SBC Hosts National Manufacturing Day Event

Signs by Crannie will participate in National Manufacturing Day, which draws high school, community college and technical students to learn more about the many careers in manufacturing. The event is co-sponsored by the International Sign Association, the National Association of Manufacturers,  the Flint & Genesee Manufacturing Coalition and the Flint and Genesee Chamber of Commerce. […]

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Dan Crannie Elected Vice-President Midwest Sign Association

Dan Crannie, President of Signs by Crannie, was elected Vice President of the Midwest Sign Association at their September 25th board meeting. His term will run 2 years beginning in 2016. The Midwest Sign Association (MSA) is a regional trade association serving the custom, commercial, and production on-premise sign industry in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, […]

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Dan Crannie, Signs by Crannie

Dan Crannie, owner of Signs by Crannie, is featured in Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce FACES, which features local businesses. “When asked to identify his proudest moment as a business owner, Dan Crannie has a difficult time pinpointing one particular project. After all, since launching in 1985, Signs by Crannie has become one of […]

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Free City Art Festival, Flint

Project management and art happen in 2 different sides of the brain, so we weren’t surprised when we received a call on Friday asking us if we could bring a truck downtown the next morning to help install an exhibit for an art festival. Paige Barnett, a Detroit artist (formerly of Flint) had created the Inside Out […]

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YouthQuest Teens Learn about Manufacturing Careers

A bright-eyed group of teens visited Signs by Crannie July 14 to learn about all the skills – and potential careers – that go into creating a commercial business sign. The manufacturing field trip was part of the YouthQuest program coordinated through the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. The goal of the trip was […]

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How Much Does an Outdoor Business Sign Cost?

We have spoken with thousands of business owners over the years who ask, “How much does an outdoor business sign cost?” In our experience, most businesses are interested in an illuminated sign that captures the attention of customers driving by. We understand the confusion. 2 quotes for the same sign can vary widely. However, there […]

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Signs by Crannie Moves Into New Building

Next phase of growth for company celebrating 30 year anniversary Signs by Crannie has begun the move to their new building in Flint in April, 2015 – 30 years after the business was started. The recently renovated 52,000 square foot building at 4145 Market Place in Flint next to Bishop Airport represents the continued expansion […]

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Signs by Crannie Employee Honored by International Sign Association

Chad VanEffen, Account Manager/Outside Sales Representative for Signs by Crannie, has been selected as a member of the International Sign Association’s ISA Elite. The ISA Elite is comprised of young professionals who work in the sign industry. They are considered by the ISA as the next generation of sign and visual communications industry leaders. The […]

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Signs of Success are Signs by Crannie

When I drive by one of our signs, I think about our motto “Signs of Success are Signs by Crannie.” This may sound arrogant, but it isn’t meant to be. A new sign won’t make a bad business successful (although it will help increase sales). But a new sign will make a good business a […]

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SBC Adds New Sales Rep for Lansing, MI

(L-R) Gary Gebhardt, Sales Manager, Shawn Amidon, Lansing Sales, Dan Crannie, President, Signs by Crannie Shawn Amidon was recently hired to serve the Lansing, Michigan area for Signs by Crannie. Shawn comes to SBC from the consumer electronics industry, where he built market share in retail locations in the greater Lansing area, South East  Michigan, […]

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SBC Removes Landmark Sign in Flint

Signs by Crannie will be responsible for moving the landmark “Colonial Girl” or “big girl” statue on July 24th on Corunna Road in Flint, Michigan. Watch the TV12 interview of Dan Crannie here. Read the mlive article here.

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Sign Service – What’s the Risk?

What the risk of doing business with the wrong sign company? Cheap materials? Poor workmanship? Under insured? Dangerous safety practices? Every business transaction comes with a combination of risk and reward. Putting your business at risk is never a good idea. With Signs by Crannie, you have “Risk Aversion” from start to finish: Our sales […]

Dan Crannie Elected Secretary Midwest Sign Association

Dan Crannie, President of Signs by Crannie, has been elected Secretary of the Midwest Sign Association for 2014. The Midwest Sign Association (MSA) is a regional trade association serving the custom, commercial, and production on-premise sign industry in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, western Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. “I’m proud of my long association with the […]

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SBC completes Chicago sign project, eyes more international work

by Blake Stone, MLive.com FLUSHING, MI — Visitors to a swanky new hotel in downtown Chicago are getting a taste of Genesee County craftsmanship. Signs By Crannie owner Dan Crannie said his crew recently finished installing a large sign and canopy system at the Godfrey Hotel. Read the entire article on MLive.

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Signs by Crannie Moving to Flint Twp.

It’s official: Signs by Crannie is moving this spring to its new location at 4145 Market Place Drive off Bristol Road across from Bishop Airport in Flint Township. Read about it in this article in the Flint Journal.

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Signs by Crannie featured in ‘My City’ Magazine

No Sign of Slowin’ Down by Cheryl Dennison × August 1, 2013, My City Magazine. The signs of revival are everywhere! And chances are that the sign above the restaurant where you just ate or the store where you shopped yesterday is the product of Signs by Crannie, a Flushing-based company. Dan Crannie is the […]

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Spring Grove Silo Swing, Flint Michigan

Silo Swing is a six-story kinetic light installation by New York-based artist Chris Jordan. The swing incorporates two concrete silos, and invites visitors to ride a swing connected to reflective, wind-catching materials above that create a moving light display. The project consisted of fabricating a temporary structure to span the two 70′ silos, remove the […]

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FirstMerit Corp. Hires Signs By Crannie to Change Citizens Bank Signage

FirstMerit Corp. of Akron, Ohio has hired Signs by Crannie of Flushing Michigan to replace a large number of Citizens Bank signs during the Citizens Bank to FirstMerit Bank changeover. Read more in the Flint Journal online.

Energy Saving Tips for Business Signs

Consumers Energy puts energy saving tips in their bills, emails and on-line for their residential customers, but if you’re a business owner, here are 2 energy saving tips that can save you money too. 1. As a parking lot light or a flood light lamp goes bad, it will start to cycles on and off […]

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