Media Resources, an integrated sign service business offering digital LED displays (outdoor & indoor), 3D props, sign installation and printing services to the Billboard & Commercial Sign industry is pleased to announce the acquisition of Irvin, Inc., which offers hardware & lighting solutions to those same vertical markets. The combination of the two organizations will create the most comprehensive end-to-end solutions’ provider in the industry. Irvin’s sales footprint is positioned for explosive growth as it will now be offered by every Media Resources’ sales team member in the United States, Canada and overseas. Operations will be combined in the Media Resources US headquarters in Fort Mills, SC with a second operational center near Toronto, Canada.

Denise Irvin, President of Irvin whose family began operating the business in the 1990s, says: “As we looked into our future, we really wanted to expand our reach by partnering with a major industry leader,” said Denise Irvin Cannon, president of Irvin. “But it was also paramount to us that we work with an organization that shares our business values and code of ethics. Media Resources checked all the boxes. We are completely aligned in our commitment to quality and integrity in all that we do. My parents who started the business, my brother Mike, myself and our entire Irvin team could not be happier.”

Jeff Rushton, President & CEO of Media Resources, added that “strategically Media Resources is taking this time to invest heavily in its US market expansion.” The Irvin acquisition comes on the heels of the completion of a major digital LED service and training center at its Fort Mills, SC facility. “Irvin’s products & services are a natural complement to all Media Resources has to offer. And with their incredible focus on customer service in combination with the Irvin family values, we knew it was a perfect fit,” Rushton continues, “With this, we are the only firm in the industry that can truly be a one-stop shop from design, through engineering, to digital or non-digital hardware manufacturing & resell, to installation and ongoing service. Like the Irvins, we could not be happier with the outcome.”

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Three Mask Wearing Tips That Could Save Your Life

Irvin, Inc. has leveraged our long term relationships with our suppliers to offer our customers two types of face masks for their employees, families and friends. A person can become infected by COVID-19, which is primarily spread through respiratory droplets, by coming in contact with someone who does not exhibit any symptoms.  Therefore, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends wearing face coverings while out in public.

However, it is important to note that improper use of face masks will either reduce or negate the protection they are intended to provide.

Below are three mask wearing tips that could save your life.

The Mask Should Cover Both Your Mouth and Nose

You should wear the face mask high enough to cover your mouth all the way up to the bridge of your nose.  It should also be tight and not hang loose on your face.  Otherwise, you can come in direct contact with respiratory droplets that spread the disease.  The mask also collects germs on its exterior. If your nostrils are exposed, then they could come in contact with the outside edge of the mask.

The Mask Should Not Come in Contact With Anything

Do not allow the mask to come into contact with your clothes or anything else that may carry the virus.  When you take the mask off, be careful not to touch the front of the mask.  Instead, remove it by holding the ear loops and place it in a sealed bag or containment area for disposal.

Disposable Masks Should Be Thrown Away After Each Use

It is important to not re-use disposable face masks.  They should be used one time and one time only.  Re-using the face masks could result in cross-contamination.

Your safety is our priority.  We stand ready to help keep you, your family and employees safe!

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LED billboard lighting

LED billboard lighting options can be confusing at best.  The good news is that partnering with the right billboard LED lights supplier can save you significant money over the long term and yield an impressive return on investment.  The bad news is there are many LED billboard lights suppliers offering inferior products that may seem less expensive now, but end up costing you big time in maintenance, performance, and pre-mature need for replacement.

How do you know what LED billboard lighting options are best for your application?  You should first start with engaging an experienced and qualified LED billboard lights supplier.  Here are some good questions to ask when interviewing potential partners:

  1. How long has the LED billboard lights supplier been in business?

There are many fly-by-night companies that are in business today and out of business tomorrow.  You want a LED billboard lights supplier that stands by their products and stays in business. Irvin has been a leading and trusted billboard supplies provider for more than two decades.  When it comes to billboard hardware and LED billboard lighting options, we put all of our products to the test before making them available to our valued customers.

  1. What are the product specifications?

There are many copycat and inferior products flooding the marketplace. Marquee LED’s patented technology delivers advanced features including reduced operating costs, easy mounting, water resistance, environmentally safe and more.  Ask your Irvin billboard lights specialist about what makes Marquee LED the country’s best-selling LED billboard lighting.

  1. Can you show me a calculation of approximate cost savings?

It’s important to understand how LED can save you money. Your Irvin LED billboard lights specialist can help calculate your estimated annual cost savings.  We’ve also developed a general cost savings guide.

Are you ready to take your billboards – and customers – to the next level?  If so, give us a call to learn more about how our LED billboard lighting options can transform your business.

Solar billboard lighting

Solar billboard lighting and solar sign lighting are ideal for systems with a self-contained power source where there is no access to electricity.  In rural areas, incorporating electricity can be extremely costly, making solar billboard lighting and solar sign lighting the more affordable illumination of choice.

Solar billboard lights, battery boxes, solar panels, mounting systems and controllers are integral components of a quality solar sign lighting / billboard system.  Irvin is proud to partner with the best sign and billboard LED lights manufacturers and component suppliers in the industry.  We spend countless hours researching and testing all of our solar billboard lighting and solar sign lighting products to ensure they are dependable, durable and able to withstand all types of wind and weather.

Solar sign lights and solar billboard lights

Rest easy knowing that your sign/billboard is outfitted with solar sign lights and solar billboard lights versatile enough to meet the requirements of most applications and powerful and bright enough to compete with on-grid units.

Enclosure and batteries

We use batteries that are made in the U.S.A., require minimal maintenance and are designed to deliver reliable, lasting power in areas with frequent deep cycles. Irvin’s easy to mount solar sign lighting and solar billboard lighting enclosures are constructed with galvanized steel and conform with NEMA 3R and IP22 rating standards.


Irvin’s EcoSolar Systems use the most advanced MPPT charge controller technology available on the market today.  This allows for full system control and programming, along with real-time data monitoring. The intelligent battery management software prevents excessive discharge and the Bluetooth dongle enables you to gather troubleshooting information without climbing the structure.

Are you ready to save money and compete with on-grid systems? If so, contact Irvin’s solar billboard lighting and solar sign lighting specialists today.

Billboard LED Lights Manufacturers – We Partner with Only the Best
Converting your billboard lighting can be one of the best decisions you make or…

Avoiding the “or” in a decision-making process is what Irvin is here for.  There are thousands of billboard LED lights manufacturers to choose from, so why choose Irvin as your billboard LED lighting source?

Decades of Experience

Irvin’s decades of experience in the billboard supplies industry means we know what works!  Our experts research and source only the best billboard LED lighting from the highest quality billboard LED lights manufacturers.  Our reputation depends on it!

Return on Investment (ROI)

We know your decision revolves around ROI.  The only way realize the maximum ROI is to choose a billboard LED lights manufacturer that provides the most efficient, highest quality, longest lasting billboard LED lighting available.  Irvin only partners with the best and we stand by our products.

Maximum Impact

Ensuring your messaging platform stands out above the rest is what we do.  Our professional staff is ready to help you reach the next level in billboard LED lighting.  By partnering with only the top billboard LED lights manufacturers in the world, we make sure your billboard is brighter, clearer, and more vivid so the message has the maximum impact on the viewer.

Let Irvin’s decades of experience in the billboard lighting industry help you avoid the “or” on your next billboard LED lighting project.  We partner with only the world’s best billboard LED lights manufacturers.  This, coupled with our vast knowledgeable staff with decades of experience, makes Irvin is your best choice and “one-stop shop” for billboard LED lighting.

LED Lighting – An Additional Revenue Stream for Your Business
Today’s ever-changing business landscape often requires companies to expand their offerings and diversify their clientele to boost their overall bottom line.  LED lighting is a sure way to expand your offerings to benefit both you and your customers.  There are several factors to consider when choosing a LED lighting supplier.

LED Lighting Availability

There are literally thousands of LED lighting manufacturers to choose from.  Irvin has the experts and partnerships with top LED lighting suppliers in the world to ensure the stock you need is available when you need it.  Expanding your business offerings to include LED lighting is seamless and pain free when Irvin has your back!

LED Lighting Quality

Not all LED lighting is created equal.  You must consider quality when expanding your business into  LED lighting.  Irvin knows quality and will provide you only the best LED lighting solutions, ensuring both you and your clients receive the highest quality LED lighting technology available on the market.  Our experts can quickly help you transition into a new revenue stream for your business.

LED Lighting Longevity

Again, not all LED lighting is the same…  Irvin partners with only the best suppliers to provide your clients with the longest lasting, most efficient LED lighting available.  Converting your clients lighting must first be advantageous to them.  When changing to LED lighting, your clients will immediately see return on investment (ROI) in reduced energy and maintenance costs.

Looking for a way to increase your bottom line?  If so, Irvin has the LED lighting supplies you need to start saving your clients money and diversify your business into a new revenue stream.  Contact our LED lighting experts to get started today.

What to Look for in a LED Billboard Manufacturer
In today’s digital world where everything is bright, vibrant and eye-catching, LED billboards are the future of out of home (OOH) advertising.  The key to a positive return on investment (ROI) is in the details of the LED billboard manufacturer’s products.  Here are some things you should consider when researching LED billboard manufacturers for your next LED billboard project.

Lifespan and ROI

At the inception of the LED billboard industry, the average LED billboard lifespan was 5-7 years.  ROI was often negative and outweighed the advantages of LED billboards.  Modern advancements in LED billboard technology by quality LED billboard manufacturers have extended the average lifespan to well over ten years, making it much more profitable. Irvin only partners with the best LED billboard manufacturer, ensuring a much higher ROI for your bottom line.

Installation and ROI

Another factor to consider when engaging a LED billboard manufacturer for your LED billboard project is installation cost.  Most of the current LED billboards require existing structures to be modified to support the added weight and wind load of the LED billboard panels, increasing the initial cost and adversely affecting ROI.  Irvin, in partnership with Lightking, can often eliminate the need for these modifications saving both time and installation cost.

Operational Cost and ROI

There are many operational costs to consider when discussing your next LED billboard venture with a LED billboard manufacturer.  Not all LED billboards are the same!  Many traditional LED billboard manufacturer designs require cooling fans and large power supplies.  Lightking’s proprietary technology eliminates the need for cooling fans used in traditional box style LED billboards. This design and the use of high efficiency power supplies cuts operational costs to a minimum, increasing your ROI even more.

Thinking about converting your structure to an eye-catching LED billboard? Contact Irvin’s experts today!

Choices, choices and more choices.  The market is flooded with companies, each claiming to be a “quality” billboard LED lights supplier. The problem is that the good majority of these companies have popped up over the past few years and are willing to sell any type of product just to make a sale.  Irvin is not a typical billboard lights supplier. We have been in business for more than two decades.  And, we don’t focus on just “making the sale;” we form long-term relationships and partnerships with our customers.

Irvin has earned the reputation of being the industry’s most trusted billboard LED lights supplier.  Unlike the typical billboard lights supplier who will sell anything to make a profit, we take great care in testing each and every product we offer.  Here is what makes Irvin’s MarqueeLED the most sought-after billboard LED lighting solution:

  • Longest LED life – more than twice that of most LEDs
  • Total Internal Reflectance (TIR) optics, eliminating the need for reflectors
  • No hot spots
  • No dark spots
  • DesignLights Consortium® Compliance
  • Water and weather tight
  • Patent pending “brick” design to accommodate future LED lighting technology
  • Solar option available
  • Made in the U.S.A

Billboard LED lighting is the wave of the future.

Companies who invest in billboard LED lighting experience an almost immediate return on investment in the form of significantly reduced electricity use.  And, because Marquee LED systems have the longest LED life, they don’t need to be replaced nearly as often as inferior billboard LED lighting options.

Featured Billboard Hardware and Supplies

Irvin finds that some of our customers are not aware of the full scope of products we represent. For instance, we have long-time customers who have purchased billboard supplies from us since the inception of their business. However, they did not realize we have expanded our product lines to include billboard LED lighting and solar billboard lights.  Our goal is to become your one-stop-shop for not just billboard hardware, but for any and all of your outdoor advertising/billboard needs.  Let’s take a look at this month’s featured billboard supplies:

Billboard Catwalk

Irvin’s Unistrut® billboard catwalk / walkway solutions are manufactured with superior quality materials, constructed for reliability and durability, and designed for easy installation.  The Unistrut® billboard catwalk is available in a wide in a range of sizes (2ft, 3ft, 4ft widths), exceeds OSHA standards, and is made in the U.S.A.

Solar Billboard Light

Irvin has conducted extensive testing and research to identify the industry’s most trusted solar billboard lighting products.  We partner with top solar engineers to ensure the products we represent deliver unmatched performance. In fact, Irvin’s solar billboard lights are so reliable and robust, they give “on grid” applications quite a run for their money!

Billboard LED Lighting

Irvin’s signature, patented Marquee LED is the country’s best-selling billboard LED lighting solution.  There are currently 160,000+ units in the market and that number continues to grow.  Quality, reliability, and long-lasting performance translate into a quick return-on-investment and boost in your bottom line.

Contact Irvin today to learn more about how these and other quality products offer an impressive return on investment