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Regional Supply specializes in wholesale supply for screen printers, large format digital printers, electric and vinyl sign makers and installers, and a wide variety of plastics consumers. We carry over 10,000 items for your business from vinyl, inks and neon, to plastic sheets, transformers, screens, LED's and lamps.
American Label specializes in adhesive backed (pressure sensitive) applications as well as flexible packaging. We pride ourselves in producing quality labels that meet your specifications. Experience our full capabilities including four-color and digital processes, hot stamping, random image, consecutive bar coding, and variable data.
Plastic Fabricating's many capabilities include all types of thermoforming: drape, vacuum, and pressure. We also specialize in 3 and 5 axis CNC routing, CNC saw cutting, hot air and extrusion welding, die cutting, polishing, mold and pattern making, cutting, fabricating, gluing, bending and assembly.
Our story begins in 1946 with Regional Supply, which actually started as a small electric motor repair shop in Salt Lake City. Founded by Art Mendenhall, it was known as Regional Electric Works. By 1951, Art and his team had expanded their amazing skill of repairing electric motors and rebuilding neon transformers into an entire sign supply business.
Regional Sign Supply, was originally located in a rented warehouse on 352 Paxton Avenue. The business continued to expand and became more respected and recognized in the sign industry, supplying most of the area’s leading sign manufacturers. Regional Sign Supply continued to diversify and expand as the market continued to change. In the 1960’s Regional further developed their product line to include screen-printing equipment and supplies.
In 1959, a new subsidiary corporation called Plastic Fabricating and Supply was formed. It became very evident that there was a growing need for all types of plastics for signs as well as many other applications. Plastic was thought to be the “wave of the future”.
Plastic Fabricating helped support some of Regional Supply’s customer needs with custom formed plastic sign faces, custom letters, cut sheets and hand fabricated plastic. Originally there were only four employees forming plastic in two gas ovens built by Art Mendenhall.
While the two companies continued to grow, a new opportunity called American Label began. American Label was founded in 1967, with Glade Inglet overseeing the entire operation including sales, artwork, plate making, printing and accounting. American Label was one of the first label companies in Utah, and has been a leader in the development and refinement of the label printing industry.
After many great years of success, Art Mendenhall retired in May of 1978. He was succeeded by his son, Dwain C. Mendenhall. Art Mendenhall died in May of 1980, leaving behind an amazing legacy and three very successful companies. He may be gone, but his practices are not forgotten, “We are in business to solve people’s problems,” resonates with the employees and through the business philosophy that surrounds them.
In 2008, President Dwain C. Mendenhall sold his three companies to his son-in-law, David L. Fisher, former Vice President for many years. David’s Company, Fisher Group Inc., now acts as a holding company for all three companies. David is the President/CEO, and works closely with his Executive Management Committee.
Thank you for embracing our past and contributing to the success of our future!