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SignForce makes signs, signage and BEE sense!

Random example of signage At the core of our business is the desire to provide great signs and signage with competence and attention to service. This has meant instituting in-house training schemes, skills training and signage manufacture systems to ensure you and your needs, are paramount to the company. Along the way, the management felt it important to involve the staff in achieving this objective - long before BEE or BBBEE became either fashionable or a requirement.
The company has been committed to training (functional skills and life skills) and upgrading its staff since 1999, when the then new owner introduced many progressive concepts.
The training on life skills and financial skills has enabled the SignForce workers to be able to improve their own status in their communities, earn incomes far higher than the average in the industry and take ownership of their own company.

Our focus is on producing great signage - through investment in our staff

William Velankulu and Cornelius Dlamini (director) A special Trust has been formed called, appropriately, "The SignForce staff Share Trust". This Trust owns 55% of the company - giving control of the company to its staff.
The staff members themselves convened and selected those staff members to be trained for specific management positions. This includes election of one of their members as a director of SignForce (Pty) Ltd.
Summary of evaluation that is being audited by SignForce

Points Rating
Category Possible points SignForce rating
Ownership 23.0 12.1
Management 22.0 6.24
Employment Equity 20.0 6.06
Skills Development and learnerships 20.0 15.0
Preferential Procurement 20.0 0.80
Total 105.0 40.11
Subject to audit, this makes SignForce a Level 3 contributor

Part of the team finishing a job on site, at night, to meet deadlines

Company Structure

Directors

Arnold Pollak, Managing Director
Cornelius Dhlamini

Ownership

Owner Share
SignForce Staff Share Trust 55%
Kallop Holdings 15%
Arnold Pollak 30%

Staff Structure

updated 14 June 2008
Position Total PDI Women
Directors 2 1
Staff (excludes Directors) 15 7 4

Enabling effective transition to ownership

Two senior workers captured on camera on siteA necessary requirement for the transition to PDI ownership has been the funding of the share purchase by the SignForce Staff Share Trust. This has been facilitated by a combination of loans to the staff made by the previous owners.

We are currently seeking funding from appropriate bodies to assist in this process as well as fund the additional training programmes that the company would like to run to further upgrade the quality of the workers as well as assist them in the transition to their new roles.

The company has also embarked on an expansion programme and is looking to expand its team of skilled and valuable workforce. It is anticipated that through planned and controlled expansion, we will be able to further assist with the financial aspects of this transition to ownership.

bbeee-certificate

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Ref 51 Category 3D Letters & Logos:

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Ref 106 Category 3D Letters & Logos:

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Ref 152 Category 3D Letters & Logos:

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Ref 32 Category 3D Letters & Logos:

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Ref 14 Category 3D Letters & Logos:

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Ref 102. Category 3D Letters & Logos:

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Ref 272. Category:Banners:

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Ref 271. Category Banners:

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Ref 269. Category Billboards:

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Ref 268. Category Billboards:

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Ref 270. Category Billboards:

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Ref 180. Category Billboards:

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Ref 40. Category Billboards:

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Ref 55. Category Door & office signs:

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Ref 339. Category Door & office signs:

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Ref 233. Category Door & office signs:

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The use of cut out Perspex letters attached to a varnished wood backing gives this reception sign a sophisticated corporate look. The correct mix of materials and contrasts makes this sign look excellent.