Hundreds of Clients and Community Leaders Visit SBR to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Vision Graphics’ Parent Company
On Wednesday, October 5, 2016, the community came together to celebrate SBR Technology’s golden anniversary. Over 400 of our closest friends and community members joined with us at our Salt Lake City production facility to pay honor to Robert and Diane Shupe, who founded the business in 1966. A few key events along the way include:
1966 – Service Blue is started in the basement of Robert and Diane Shupe’s home
1978 – Service Blue moves into its first commercial building
1988 – Changes name to Service Blue & Office Products
1992 – Color Graphics, a new division focusing on color printing, is formed
1998 – Changes name to SBR Technologies
2011 – Purchases Vision International
2013 – Purchases Ogden Blue
2016 – Acquires Universal Color Graphics in Las Vegas
Over the past 5 decades, the company evolved from a family operation to an institution with 3 locations located in Utah and Nevada. Originally, Service Blue produced blueprints for the AEC community. Over 50 years, the business has grown from a home basement to a 60,000 square foot facility located in Salt Lake City. Today, SBR Technologies and Vision Graphics produce plans, engineering documents, small format, large format and grand format products, including design, production, installation and service. SBR employs over 70 people.
Examples of our work can be seen in stadiums around the country, hundreds of vehicle wraps, restaurants and retail spaces and events held by the NFL, NBA and the NCAA. Vision Graphics has regularly been recognized as a Top 10 producer of Wide Format in the USA. SBR Technologies has won various award from industry associations had has been recognized by its peers as an outstanding business in the industry.
Today, SBR Technologies remains a privately owned business with Guy Timothy serving as president. The company continues to grow its production capabilities, with significant investments in new machinery and technology.
For the party, SBR Technologies invited food trucks who provided (immense) corn dogs, street tacos and doughnut trays. While a rainstorm left some visitors a little chilled, the food was wonderful and the spirit was warm and jovial.
SBR Technologies wishes to thank all of those who have trusted us with their business over the past 50 years. We truly are blessed to enjoy relationships with some of the kindest, most caring clients in our community, and we always hope to be worthy of the trust invested in us.
We also appreciate our vendors who work with us to provide the best products and solutions. Thank you for supporting us in upholding our values of customer service and quality.
Some fun facts about the work performed by SBR Technologies over the past 50 years include:
More than 315,000,000 square feet of building plans produced
This would cover half of Manhattan Island in New York City
Or, it would cover Disneyland over 85 times
Over 1.5 billion Xerox prints produced, and we’re glad that we have machines to do this work rather than copying it all down by hand.