Pickering, ON – October 19, 2022 – Pattison Sign Group (PSG), one of the largest full-service physical branding companies in North America, today announced the upcoming acquisition of Provincial Sign Systems (Provincial), one of the leading signage and media companies in Canada. The transaction will be completed on October 31, 2022.  This strategic acquisition combines the overall strengths of Pattison Sign Group with one of the most diversified and well-rounded signage and media manufacturers in the marketplace. Based in Pickering, Ontario, Provincial is a leader in illuminated structural signage, outdoor media, digital signage, transit shelters and street furniture. From its 87,000 square foot manufacturing facility, it offers expert design and engineering for all their signage and media products.

Paul Cotton, the principal owner and CEO of Provincial Sign Systems, will retire at the end of 2022, and the current President, Kevin Van Sickle, will assume leadership responsibilities going forward.

Don Belanger, the President of Pattison Sign Group, in announcing this significant transaction to PSG’s key customers and employees, highlighted that this acquisition further strengthens PSG’s position as a leader in the branding industry and provides an even broader diversity of products and services to its customers.

“Provincial Sign Systems has been a leader in the industry for over 50 years”, said Belanger.  “We couldn’t be happier to have the Provincial Team join the Pattison family.”

“We are thrilled to be part of Pattison” said Paul Cotton, CEO of Provincial Sign Systems.  “The synergies created by combining our companies will be greatly beneficial to our customers.”

About Pattison Sign Group

Pattison Sign Group is a North American leader in complete signage and branding solutions.  With multiple manufacturing facilities, sales offices and project management teams all over North America, Pattison offers customers complete turnkey branding solutions along the four pillars of signage, facility branding & construction, digital experiences and maintenance & leasing.  Pattison Sign Group is a wholly owned company of The Jim Pattison Group, a 100% privately owned $14B+ corporation. 

About Provincial Sign Systems

For more than 50 years Provincial Sign Systems has been dedicated to supplying a wide range of quality signage, transit shelters, street furniture, billboards and media spectaculars to its clients with a focused commitment on quality and professional, courteous, expert customer service.