FASTSIGNS® Honors Top Suppliers at Annual Convention

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FASTSIGNS®, the leading custom sign and visual solutions company in North America, recognized two outstanding vendors at its 2024 International Convention in Orlando, Florida. Grimco was awarded the prestigious U.S. Vendor of the Year title, while both Grimco and ND Graphics received the Canadian Vendor of the Year Award.

The FASTSIGNS Vendor of the Year award is a highly coveted recognition, voted on by franchise owners themselves. It acknowledges exceptional suppliers who consistently demonstrate strong business practices, deliver top-quality products and maintain a long-term commitment to supporting the FASTSIGNS network. Notably, Grimco has been recognized for this award since 2015, showcasing its unwavering dedication to FASTSIGNS’s success. Recognizing the importance of strong partnerships across the border, this year marked the fourth year for awarding a Canadian Vendor of the Year.

“The FASTSIGNS Vendor of the Year Award isn’t just any award – it signifies a supplier who consistently surpasses expectations,” said Andrea Hohermuth, President of FASTSIGNS International, Inc. “We’re thrilled to recognize the outstanding achievements of Grimco and ND Graphics. Their dedication plays a vital role in empowering our franchise network to thrive.”

Grimco: A Longstanding Partner

Grimco boasts a 17-year partnership with FASTSIGNS centers across the U.S. and Canada (and recently expanded to the UK). They are a trusted wholesale supplier of a wide array of sign and screen printing products. Their extensive offering includes equipment, wide format printing and laminating materials, general and electrical sign supplies, and even fully fabricated MUTCD & DOT approved traffic signs.

“Our partnership with FASTSIGNS has been incredible,” shared Julie McClain, Director of National Accounts at Grimco. “Being named Vendor of the Year for both the U.S. and Canada is a huge honor. We strive to provide high-quality products at competitive prices, keep the network informed about industry advancements, and ultimately contribute to FASTSIGNS’ continued success. We’re excited to see what the future holds for this partnership.”

ND Graphics: Supporting Canadian Sign and Visual Needs

Since 2017, ND Graphics has been a valuable partner for FASTSIGNS centers in Canada, offering a comprehensive range of sign and visual graphics materials and equipment. This includes everything from essential sign supplies and digital media to electrical solutions.

“We are incredibly grateful to be recognized as the Canadian Vendor of the Year by FASTSIGNS,” said Rick Lewicki, Strategic Account Manager at ND Graphics. “We understand the ever-evolving business landscape, and we work closely with FASTSIGNS to find solutions that meet their changing needs. Our 10 branches across Canada are dedicated to providing exceptional service and support to all FASTSIGNS locations, ensuring they have the tools and resources to succeed.”


For nearly 40 years, FASTSIGNS has been the go-to company for custom signs and visual solutions. They help businesses bring their ideas to life, exceeding expectations and achieving remarkable results. As the largest service-oriented business within the Propelled Brands® family, FASTSIGNS boasts over 770 independently owned and operated centers across North America, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, Australia, and several other countries.

FASTSIGNS consistently receives accolades for exceptional franchisee satisfaction and industry leadership. Notably, they have been ranked #1 in their category on Entrepreneur’s prestigious Franchise 500® List for eight consecutive years (as of 2024). They have also been named a Best-in-Category Franchise by Franchise Business Review for six consecutive years.

This press release highlights the importance of strong partnerships within the FASTSIGNS network. By recognizing and rewarding outstanding suppliers like Grimco and ND Graphics, FASTSIGNS strengthens its foundation for continued success and empowers franchisees to deliver exceptional service to their customers.

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