OurHistory

 

1976
  • Impulse Signs Inc. opens for business on 55 Six Points Road, Toronto, Ontario importing/manufacturing menu board systems to support the QSR industry.
  • Impulse starts to establish itself as a premier menu board company in Canada
1978
  • KFC becomes the first major QSR client to come on board.
1980
  • Impulse enjoys rapid growth and installs the first of three screen print presses.
1981
  • A&W becomes Impulse’s second major customer and has been a loyal client since.
  • Tim Horton’s, a loyal customer today is added to Impulse’s client list.
1986
  • Impulse moves to larger premises located at 12/14 Advance Road, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Carole Lynch, current VP, Sales joins company as Office Manager.
1988
  • Impulse is awarded the contract to retrofit Brewers Retail POP Displays across Ontario.
  • Impulse continues to grow and installs two more screen print presses.
1990
  • Second Cup selects Impulse as it’s supplier of menu boards and POS materials. The relationship is ongoing today.
1997
  • Alex Cachia, future President and General Manager, joins Impulse as GM.
  • Impulse is regarded as Canada’s menu board company
1998
  • Impulse is on the move again relocating to larger premises at 25 Advance Road, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Fulfillment and distribution become a major component of Impulse’s business offerings.
1999
  • Impulse conducts the retro fit of Tim Horton’s interior and exterior menu panels across Canada and United States.
2005
  • At the request of A&W Impulse standardizes A&W’s interior and exterior menu board system.
2007
  • Impulse starts its transition from traditional silk screen printing to digital printing.
2008
  • Impulse standardizes and retrofits the UPS Canadian menu board system integrating static and digital technologies.
2009
  • Impulse installs first Acuity HS 8’x 10’ Large Format Printer
  • Impulse install Gerber M3000 i-Cutter
2010
  • Impulse replaces the Acuity HS 8’ x 10’ printer with 2 Acuity Advance 4’ x 8’ to improve operation efficiency.
2012
  • Impulse converts A&W interior tracked menu board system to a full insert graphic menu system.
  • Impulse installs 61” Schneider Guillotine
2012
  • Impulse purchases a Drytac 60” laminator.
2013
  • Impulse installs first Kongsberg – Model XL 24i CAD cutter.
2014
  • Impulse Signs Inc. changes its name to Impulse Graphic & Display Solutions Inc.
  • Impulse relocated to new modern and larger premises in Mississauga.
  • Impulse commissions an Inca Onset s40i. (CMYK, LC, LM plus white). A first for Canada.
  • Impulse installs a second Kongsberg – Model XP24i CAD cutter.