Being PDAA Certified through SGIA has been a tremendous factor for the growth of our company. My two business partners and I started Axis Graphic Installations in August 2009, and it was a very slow start. Our clientele consisted exclusively of local print and sign companies in our home market of southeast Florida. We decided to make the investment of getting PDAA Certified in December 2009, and fairly quickly, we started getting new leads from outside of our local market.
For quite a few years now, the PDAA Master Certification designation has been a much sought-after achievement, not tied to any vinyl manufacturer. For some, it was the challenge of another certification to complement those they already had. For most, it was the featured “Find an Installer” listing PDAA and SGIA had worked hard to develop to help the printing community connect with installers. What began as a “company” certification, rightly evolved into an “individual” certification that served to benefit the Master Certified installer's company. And, once again, this certification is evolving to maintain its status as the certification to hold.Read More
The Professional Decal Application Alliance (PDAA) is already ramping up excitement for the PDAA Pro Team Relay at PRINTING United this October in Dallas.
If you’re not familiar with PDAA, it is to the vinyl installation industry what a master chef is to the restaurant business. Its Master Certified members have a demonstrated proficiency for vinyl applications of all types and for any project. They are a sought-after source for tried and tested vinyl installers for print customers everywhere. As the need for more qualified installers has grown, individual competitions such as this one garner more exciting participation each year.
If you attended the 2018 SGIA Expo, chances are you heard about — or were among the large crowd at — the first-ever PDAA Wrap Team Challenge. Sponsored by Arlon, Ritrama and 3M, the intense three-day competition was a chance for nine teams of vehicle wrap specialists to show off their skills while competing for a $2,000 grand prize.Read More
This year, SGIA has made some exciting changes to the Master Certification program that more accurately reflect what PDAA stands for: highly qualified installers with high standards who can handle vinyl on any surface. With our continued efforts to evolve the Master Certification program, SGIA's goal is to build a strong and reliable certification program that represents the best of the installer community.Read More