Omaha Neon Sign turns 90, reorganizes for future - Omaha.com
Published Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 1:00 am / Updated at 1:53 pm
Omaha Neon Sign turns 90, reorganizes for future

Omaha Neon Sign Co. Inc. is marking its 90th year of business by reorganizing.

The Omaha sign-making company is designating Omaha Neon, Consolidated Sign Service Inc., Artfac Graphics and CBS Signs Inc. as divisions instead of separate companies, said marketing director Timothy Coyle. Omaha Neon has acquired each through the years, and all but CBS are located in Omaha. CBS is in Lincoln.

Samuel Marchese, owner of Omaha Neon since 1970, will operate each of the divisions. Tri-City Company in Grand Island is also part of the deal and will function as a separate company under his son, Tim Marchese.

“The changes we are making will improve our production efficiencies and eliminate redundancies between the divisions,” said Samuel Marchese.

Coyle said the changes are mainly administrative, like accounting. Omaha Neon will continue its sales and manufacturing operations in Omaha and Lincoln and the administrative changes will better streamline operations among the divisions, said sales and operations manager Terry Rush.

“The combination of processes will also enhance our capabilities for quicker implementation of new technologies,” he said.

Omaha Neon started in Omaha in 1923 and has grown into one of the largest sign companies in the Midwest. It serves regional clients and national franchises and chains.

The company currently employs more than 100, and no jobs will be lost as a result of the changes, Coyle said.

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