Photo - Poyant employees constructing "Blue Bug" sign in New Bedford

A business mainstay in New Bedford is celebrating its 75th anniversary. 

Maurice Poyant opened the Artcraft Sgin Company in 1938. 

In the 1950's, he changed the name of the company to Poyant Signs. 

His grandson, Richard is now the President of Poyant Signs, the largest sign company in New England. 

Richard Poyant says the business continues to grow, but New Bedford will always be "home" for Poyant Signs.......

 Poyant says technology improvements over the past ten years have helped the company produce more creative products. 

Poyant also credits the company staff and loyal local customers for helping the business grow over the years.