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About Us.

2/90 SIGN SYSTEMS DEVELOPS COMPREHENSIVE INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR WAYFINDING SYSTEMS FOR COMMERCIAL AND GOVERNMENT CLIENTS. WITH MORE THAN THREE DECADES OF EXPERIENCE PLANNING, INSTALLING AND MAINTAINING SIGNAGE SYSTEMS, 2/90 HAS A PROVEN HISTORY OF SUCCESSFULLY MANAGING TURN-KEY SIGNAGE PROJECTS FOR CLIENTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

We have manufactured and installed comprehensive architectural communication solutions for many prestigious corporate, healthcare, education, hospitality and government clients. Our 2/90 interior architectural facility signage systems and advanced fabrication capabilities allow us to create high-quality signage to complement any environment. An extensive offering of colors, finishes and countless options with insert configurations, graphic elements and product enhancements, provides a sustainable, modular interior sign solution for our clients while strengthening their brand.

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Corporate History

Then...

System 2/90 was founded by Charlie Tyke, who has designed many familiar products, including Stanley power tools, Little Tikes Toys and office furniture components for Westinghouse Furniture Systems. As a consulting product designer for Westinghouse, he designed System 2/90 to meet corporate needs for identification and direction in open plan office environments.

Charlie determined that his signage system must meet two key criteria:

1) It had to be capable of meeting all office requirements such as people and department identification, directional information, and directories.

2) The signage had to be readily modified as individuals changed. Ease of ordering and speedy delivery were also fundamental considerations.

1979: As a result, Open Plan Accessories (OPA) was incorporated and its first product line, System 2/90 Signage System, was introduced at the 1980 NEOCON tradeshow in Chicago.

1986: OPA expanded into a larger facility and introduced an innovative three-part sign system made up of an internal structural rail, replaceable ABS plastic face inserts, and end caps that could be easily removed, no tools required.

These elements were modular in design and size, and signage configuration options were unlimited!

The open plan office was originally System 2/90's target market, but others such as general building structures, healthcare facilities, educational institutions, government offices, and international users emerged and greatly expanded the company's markets.

1989: To better address the success of OPA's penetration into other markets, the company changed its name to System 2/90, Incorporated. Serving a broader customer base, new product features were added to include aluminum and wood inserts, color match options, and a variety of copy and end cap selections. More sign styles were added, including framed, freestanding, in/out, quad and exterior signs.

1998: As a well-established leading manufacturer of high quality signage, System 2/90 relocated to a brand new 80,000 square foot facility in Grand Rapids, and changed its corporate identity to 2/90 Sign Systems.

And now...

Today: Still committed to outstanding product quality and responsive lead-times, 2/90 Sign Systems is a premiere signage company used by building professionals. With an expanded product offering that includes Arc sign, custom fabrication, digital, and exterior signage, 2/90 positions as the total signage solution for customers in the corporate, healthcare, educational, hospitality, and government market sectors.

2/90 Sign Systems is an ESOP (employee-owned) company with over 100 employees dedicated to producing quality signage products and exceeding our customers' expectations.