Sikeston sign business opens Cape location

Monday, October 25, 2010

Canedy Sign of Sikeston, Mo., is now up and running at the former General Sign location in Cape Girardeau. General Sign closed in June after 70 years in business, leaving 31 people out of work.

Since Canedy Sign purchased the property at 4857 Nash Road it has also hired four former General Sign employees, said Doug Lands of Canedy Sign.

Canedy Sign will hold a ribbon-cutting and open house at its new Cape Girardeau facility at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 5.

"With our new facilities in Cape Girardeau and St. Louis, along with our original Sikeston location, we are able to bring costs down on our products and open the doors to manufacturing national accounts. We're also expanding our installation coverage area to triple the size that it has been," Lands said.

The company, in business since 1937, manufactures both lighted and unlighted custom signs, channel letters and does fabrication and project management for two national accounts. Canedy Signs is also a dealer for Watchfire LED message centers.

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* Campbell Mattress opens outlet: Campbell Mattress Co. has opened a retail outlet store at 870 N. Kingshighway, where the former Wonderbread-Hostess store was. Campbell Mattress has manufactured mattresses in Cape Girardeau since 1933. "We look at this as a new opportunity to offer mattresses directly to our customers," said Robert Shirley, president of Campbell Mattress.

Southeast Missourian business reporter Melissa Miller may be contacted at 388-3646 or mmiller@semissourian. com.

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