Logan, Utah-based YESCO, a nearly 100-year-old maker of custom electric signs and software, will be the featured company on CBS’s Emmy Award winning series, “Undercover Boss” on Friday night, Jan. 15.
Jeffrey Young, the grandfather of the founder of what was once the Young Electric Sign Co., will play the title role in the show, going to work incognito at his own company. The show has him overcoming his fear of heights to scale stories-high signs to make necessary repairs, as well as contending with the dangers of high-voltage neon wiring. His other challenges include discovering faults within his company that must be corrected.
"This was a once in a lifetime opportunity to disguise myself and work on the front line in order to understand exactly what the company needs in order to be successful," Young says. "The Undercover Boss team created a perfect way to see the company from the inside out, to appreciate the hard work and sacrifice of YESCO employees, and to redirect the company in meaningful ways. The experience ended up being significantly more emotional and impactful than I would have imagined."
Founded in 1920 by Thomas Young, YESCO has grown to be one of the largest custom sign companies in the world, with approximately 85 locations across North America and 1,000 employees.
Undercover Boss airs on the CBS network Friday night from 8-9 p.m. Eastern time, 7-8 p.m. Central and Mountain time.