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///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////CNC Routers / By jerry fireman Programming Growth with CNC A sign shop uses technology to prosper in a weak economy. W With an unemployment rate in the neighborhood of 15 percent, Fresno, California would seem to be one of the least-promising places to succeed in the sign business. However after spending twenty years in the trucking business, Lonnie and Heidi all Photos courtesy of diverse signs. English decided they wanted to get into something more creative. “We went to a sign-making show and saw a CNC router running, and we were in awe of what it could do,” says Heidi. Slightly over a decade later, the Englishes have a successful and growing business that not only keeps them busy but also employs the couple’s son, Kyle. November 2012 // Sign Builder Illustrated 29

Sign Builder Illustrated November 2012

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