Formetco Celebrates 50 Years of Business

Celebration featured performances by Elvis Presley and Dolly Parton impersonators.

Formetco (Duluth, GA) recently celebrated its 50th anniversary by inviting its customers to a special appreciation event. The event featured a band, a magician, performances by Elvis Presley and Dolly Parton impersonators, an 18-ft. bar with an aerialist pouring drinks and much more. More than 400 people attended the celebration.

Formetco celebrtated 50 years in business with a customer-appreciation event.

Formetco – founded by Larry Garrett in 1968 after he purchased the entire billboard division of Armco Steel – is a manufacturer and supplier that researches, designs and develops out-of-home products including digital displays and billboard hardware.

“This event was truly meant to honor our customers. We would be nowhere without them,” said John Gibb, Formetco’s executive vice president of corporate development. Long-term customer, Ray Moyers, CEO of Signal Outdoor Advertising, said, “I’ve been buying billboard supplies from this company for the past 30 years. Formetco has been the industry leader for so long and has always stayed ahead of technology trends.”

“The future of Formetco is in its people. Products will come and go, but the people will take us to the next 50-year celebration,” said Matt Xander, Formetco president and CEO. “At the end of the day, every new challenge and opportunity we face as a company is truly rewarding.”

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