OUR 45 YEAR HISTORY IN OUTDOOR INNOVATION
At Formetco, each aspect of developing, making, distributing, marketing and selling a product is connected and collaborative. Formetco’s approach to innovation "Innovation Intersection" connects employees with inventors, engineers, creatives, suppliers, entrepreneurs and customers throughout the innovation process. To use outdoor advertising goes beyond new product development; It’s our history. Formetco's innovative design goes beyond LED billboards to include LED scoreboards, message boards and portable trailer mounted video screens.
Formetco was founded in 1968 as a metal billboard poster panel supplier. By listening to the needs of the industry, Formetco’s product line grew to include bulletin faces, safety equipment, posting supplies, scaffold, lighting, timers and nearly 1,500 other specialty Outdoor Advertising Products. Formetco created a legacy of quality and innovation on every product that has been designed and built over the last 44 years.
In 1997 AdTech was founded and rapidly became the world’s leading supplier of TriFace signage. By 2002 AdTech had captured nearly 85% of all US Sporting Facility Tri-Face business. AdTech manufactured the industry’s first LED billboard lighting system and the first wireless Internet based control system for Tri-Faces. AdTech then partnered with Formetco to market their products to The Outdoor Advertising Industry and quickly became the number one supplier of Tri-Face Billboards globally.
In 2006 Formetco acquired AdTech and its Research and Development operation in Minnesota to focus on both companies’ growing digital signage divisions. Formetco’s engineering team has designed both the operating platform and scheduling system for EMC’s and The F4X Digital Billboard.
The company now has with offices in Atlanta, Minneapolis and Youngstown. Formetco has over 250,000 square feet of manufacturing under roof in Atlanta along with its 24/7 365 day a year service team.
MAINTAINING A CLEAR FOCUS ON WHERE WE
ARE AND WHERE WE WANT TO BE
It is this passion and commitment that propels us to continuously strive to do better for our customers by exceeding all requirements and expectations.
We are Solution-Minded, Performance-Driven, and Customer-Focused. we are committed to continually improve the effectiveness and enhance our business, products, solutions, customer relationships, and industry recognition.
Our values are simple. We are driven to deliver the highest quality products and the most superior service to our industry that we can. We create ongoing win-win partnerships with our customers and our suppliers. We educate our customers and help build small business.
It is our responsibility to ensure that the outdoor industry is looked upon as an asset. Delivering products which are unobtrusive and reliable ensure that our industry continues to thrive. We wish to better the future of our employees and our industry and set yearly goals to continue this movement.
Formetco structures are the first choice for Outdoor Industry Leaders. Our products have a reputation in the industry of being highly reliable and durable through years of service. Our customer’s are the largest outdoor advertising companies in the world. These Fortune 500 companies have come to expect nothing but the best from Formetco. We continue this trend as we expand our international market share.
Formetco has began to start utilizing materials and resources to help reduce the overall environmental impact of our outdoor products. Recycle programs are one of the first steps to ensure this initiative is successful. Most of our products are made of easily recyclable steel components. Formetco is even working with several organizations on integrating a recycling program for our LED digital signs. We have taken it a step further during a renovation to our building to use eco-friendly materials, lights, and other improvements to help not only reduce operating costs and improve employee health but contribute to the overall initiative we have set.
WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON OUR BRANDS
AND WHAT THEY REPRESENT
For nearly half a century Formetco has been bringing new products to our industry. The reputation of each one of these products stands on its on. We take every measure to ensure that our product does not only meet a need that the outdoor industry has but also has unique properties which can break through the norm, and exceed the original expectations.
Formetco’s Tri-Face unit became the best selling system in the world. Formetco’s QuickFlex system has been recognized as the fastest means of installing a poster. The F4X digital sign is quickly gaining ground as becoming the highest image quality digital sign available.
But we take it further than product development. Each brand contains service that is unmatched in its class. Formetco’s foundation was built upon service and quality and all of brands continue to reflect that message.