ABOUT Advance Corporation

Advance has been a family owned business for over 80 years. It was founded in 1941 by William F. Lorenz as a manufacturer of flexographic products. Advance quickly earned a reputation for quality, service, and innovation serving major manufacturing and service companies. During these early years, Advance developed a special engraving process that allowed for expansion into the recognition market. 

Advance began manufacturing stunning awards with deep-relief etched copy plates, shape-etched and color filled logo plates and picture frames with velvet backgrounds. The award industry, as it had been known, was transformed and the demand for these new awards began to grow. In 1972 Advance began to sell recognition awards through Promotional Products distributors. In an effort to become more environmentally conscious, Advance continued to innovate and in 2023 started using a new process for creating the deep relief they are known for with a significant reduction in their environmental footprint.

In 1990 Advance Corporation formed the Braille-Tac Division and began manufacturing architecturally designed way finding sign systems and ADA compliant signage. Concentrating on innovative manufacturing capabilities and experience, the signage products are distributed through sign shops, contractors and design firms.

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