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Marie and Dick Wilson, 1991



After 14 years of service in the United States Air Force, Richard “Dick” Wilson and his wife Marie chose to make Alaska their home. Shortly after leaving the military, the couple purchased a small barricade and sign company located in a Quonset hut on Mountain View Drive. They grew the business by acquiring contracts with Enstar Natural Gas, the Anchorage Telephone Utility, and the Municipality of Anchorage to provide 24-hour traffic control services. It was a busy time in the growth of Anchorage and the couple involved their entire family in the business operations. By the time the Alaska Pipeline construction began, they were fabricating their own barricades and signs. They were active in the American Traffic Safety Services Association and brought many new and innovative devices to Alaska for roadway safety. They partnered with 3M Alaska to ensure that highway signs were built with the best materials and to the highest standards.


Warning Lites of Alaska, Inc. specializes in traffic control and highway safety devices, work zone construction signs, and permanent highway signs. We are dedicated to providing equipment and signs that are vital to keeping workers and the traveling public safe during the busy and short construction season in Alaska.



Our commercial sign division was added in the early 1980’s when Warning Lites was relocated to our present address on 67th Avenue. With the expansion of our fabrication shop, screen printing shop, and computerized sign equipment, we had all the tools to further help our clients with way finding signs, vehicle graphics, and all manner of safety and custom signs. Over the years, we have printed fine art for local artists, souvenir signs for the QVC 50 state tours, and safety signs for the North Slope of Alaska.


Our Unistrut division features structural channel, hardware, and grating for the electrical, plumbing, and contracting industry. It has been used for environmental walkways along the Kenai River to protect salmon spawning habitats.

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