September 23, 2023
Zach Engels of Green Bay operates his side business, Economy Signs, out of his basement.

Zach Engels of Green Bay hopes that all signs point to success in the new year as he continues to grow his business, Economy Signs

A graduate of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay, Engels learned the machine tool trade and is applying those skills to working full time and starting a business on the side. 

“I got into the sign business because my father, before he passed away, owned Sign Edge in Green Bay,” Engels said. “I was only 12 years old when he passed, but I had already been working there with him.”

His mother told him that his dad was hoping he would take over the business after he graduated so he could retire. 

“It stuck with me in the back of my head that that’s what he wanted for me,” Engels said. “He thought it would be a good choice for me, and it’s something I always wanted to do.”