May Advertising Old Gas SignIn 1946, Steven Spielberg, Cher, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Oliver Stone, Laura Lane Welch (now Laura Bush) were born and Frank Capra's, It's a Wonderful Life, was released in theaters -- and May Advertising was founded by the late Richard R. May, in a garage. The company catered to local firms in and around the Fort Worth, Texas area.

Our first big break came with an area oil company.  They approached us to create and produce a changeable pricing system for gasoline retailing. This development led to a nationwide system for all gasoline retailers in the U.S. and many other parts of the world.  It also made us the world’s largest manufacturer of aluminum gas price signs, a position we still hold today.

From this foundation, our catalog division emerged, which produces an array of products and sell hundreds of supplies for 8,000 to 10,000 customers who operate gasoline retail stations, convenience stores, fence and security companies. 

Today, we are called May Group and work with some of the world’s largest brands. Yet we have never taken our eye off of proudly serving the industries we started with.

We have long since left the garage. Now we are located in a modern 140,000 facility, still in Fort Worth, Texas, with all the latest technology and the spirit of Richard May in our people, both assure our Made in America quality is designed and manufactured into the millions of product shipments annually to customers throughout the U.S.  

May Advertising Company 1946   May Group Int. Today - Laser Technology
Then: May Advertising Company   Now: May Group International - Laser Technology

Two of Our Proudest Traditions

Made in the USA - Environmentally Friendly




We make it here in America. Why should it matter to you?

Made in the U.S.A. once again means not only the best quality but the best value, and faster and better service. We meet all U.S. regulations that assure you and your customers are getting the highest level of performance and safest products.

May Group Recycles

We take responsibility to help make the planet a bit better.

And it saves you money.  We figure out how to do the most with what we have to keep costs as low as possible.  We control cost through recycling materials and we purchase aluminum that is 99% post-consumer recycled material.   We also take pride in optimizing any design to reduce material consumption in the first place.