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About Us
DoingBusiness in Upper Michigan for over 50years!

Our History

In 1960, our founder, Orville Bauman, setthe foundation for the business by using his New Hermespantograph engraver part-time to produce quality nametags andsignage to local industries and businesses in the U.P. ofMichigan and northern Wisconsin. He firmly believed in theultimate satisfaction of the customer by fulfilling their ordersin a personalized, timely, and courteous manner - all at a fairprice. His son, Dean Bauman, began working part-time in 1981 byadding his years of industrial management expertise to hisdad's engraving business (which was growing fast byword-of-mouth advertising). In 1991 Dean took over ownership andoperation of the business. Due to Bauman Engraving's rapidgrowth in the late 1990's, Tom Dudek was a welcome additionwith his technical and business background to manage our nationalaccounts and online presence, as well as adding additionalsupport staff to help process customer orders. In January 2010Tom and Amanda Dudek (Dean's daughter) purchased thebusiness and continue that tradition into the third generation,now known as Bauman Engraving & Signs, Inc.

Bauman Engraving uses the latest state-of-the-art engravingequipment that help us achieve the quality and efficiency ourcustomers expect. We currently utilize four rotary engravingmachines (2 Gravograph/New Hermes and 2 Vision), a TrotecC02/Fiber laser and Epilog laser engraver, a Roland VersaCAMMwide-format digital printer/cutter, lamination capabilities,custom paint capabilities, and the latest in graphic design andengraving software. We have earned a reputation for beingdetail-oriented, and have always had very competitive pricing. Welisten to our customers, and always strive to do the job rightthe first time, every time. Through our customers' needs wehave added services that compliment what we already do - becominga truly "one stop shop". That is why our customers keepcoming back to us!

Bauman Engraving is located in the U.P. of Michigan, in thebeautiful city of Kingsford. Kingsford has a little bit ofinteresting history behind it: In 1922 Ford Motor Company had alarge automobile factory (about 3/4-mile from our location) toproduce the wood parts on some of their vehicles (as well aswooden gliders that were made for the military during WWII). Fromsome of Ford's operations came charcoal briquettes - a"waste" product that later became a consumer productall in itself - thus the beginning of the popular brand ofcharcoal that is our city's name. The actual name ofKingsford came from Henry Ford's first plant manager of theKingsford factory, E.G. Kingsford. Ford ceased operation of theplant in 1951. Up until September 2002, all that had remainedwere two large brick smokestacks (as seen in the photo above)that were Kingsford's main trademark for years, in additionto various factory buildings. The smokestacks were demolished dueto deterioration. What remains now are some of the factorybuildings Ford used which now make up an industrial park. Alittle history, but we digress...

Bauman Engraving values every customer (and potential customer)as if you were our first. If there is anything different you maywant us to provide, or if you have any comments or suggestionsregarding our website or how we can better assist you, please donot hesitate to contact us. We thank you for taking the time tovisit our website, and we look forward to forming and maintaininga great business partnership in the years ahead.

Thank You from Tom, Amanda, Dean,and
the rest of the Bauman Engraving & Signs staff!

What Our Customers Are Saying

"Thank you for thequality work, you make my panels lookawesome!"

  - John B.
  Controls Shop Supervisor

Bauman Engraving & Signs,Inc. 808 John McNeil Dr.
Kingsford, MI 49802

 arrow-orange Phone: (906)774 - 9460

 arrow-orange Fax: (906)774 - 9465

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We accept Visa, MC, Discover and ship UPS and FedEx

Member of the United States Sign Council

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Custom Sign Frames by JRS

Sign Letters and Plaques by Gemini

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