Signarama to Open in Altoona

The United Franchise Group announces the opening of a new Signarama franchise in Altoona, Iowa, under the ownership of local residents Terry Cook and Jon Galloway.

Altoona, IA - January 08, 2014 - ( - Terry Cook and Jon Galloway want to help local businesses grow. On January 20, Cook and Galloway will open Signarama at 3160 8th Street SW, Suite I in Altoona. The company is the world’s largest sign franchise and full-service sign business.

Terry Cook and Jon Galloway, local business owners, also own Varsity Group Marketing & Signs. "Having worked with signage in our current business, we wanted to expand our knowledge, expertise and service and the next logical step was to join a successful franchised sign business," said Cook. "The training and support we have received thus far has been invaluable and we are looking forward to a long successful partnership with United Franchise Group & Signarama."

For more than 25 years, Signarama has been serving communities with quality products and customer service in a constantly evolving market, offering a full range of comprehensive sign and graphic services, including impactful solutions from digital signs, vehicle wraps, banners, LED signs, to all traditional sign formats. Signarama’s tagline is "The Way to Grow Your Business."

With brand recognition and local advertising becoming vitally important to small businesses, local entrepreneurs are increasingly relying on Signarama and its trained specialists who understand their unique advertising and marketing needs. Franchisees, like Cook and Galloway offer personal attention to the business needs of other owners within their communities.

Digital signs and the use of LEDs instead of neon represent some of the latest innovations in the industry. The commercial viability of LED lighting continues to appreciate because of its lower cost, efficiency and environmental benefits, while the digital sign market is expected to reach $13.8 billion in 2017, according to a study by Global Industry Analysts. The U.S. represents the largest regional market in the study.

As a testament to how fast technology is advancing, another innovation creating considerable buzz is 3D printing, which allows for the creation of a three-dimensional solid object of virtually any shape from a digital model. NASA even used the technology recently to produce a rocket engine injector, which successfully passed a series of hot-fire trials.

About Signarama

Signarama is the only sign franchise that offers online design and purchase of signs, banners and more. The e-commerce platform not only enhances the customer experience but allows Signarama owners to remain open for online business 24/7. With state-of-the-art software, equipment, materials and service, Signarama has maintained its position as the industry leader and where local businesses turn for their messaging needs.

As the market leader in a $49 billion industry, Signarama expects to open 50 more locations through the end of 2013 and have more than 1,200 locations worldwide by the end of 2016.

For information about Signarama in Altoona, contact the store at 515-967-6100.


United Franchise Group

Mary Mills


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