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Don't Forget Trash Receptacles When Designing a Commercial Shopping Center

Friday October 23, 2020

What's the one site furnishing that all commercial shopping centers need? It's trash receptacles. Regardless of what type of commercial shopping center you're designing, you can't ignore the benefits of trash receptacles. It's a smart investment that can pay off in several ways. To learn more about trash receptacles and why you should include them in your commercial shopping center, keep reading.

City of Sanford Florida Welcome Signs

Friday October 16, 2020

The City of Sanford, Florida asked Forsite to develop community welcome signs to be installed at 12 different entry points to the city. They wanted to incorporate a decorative scroll design that was used for the city merchant signs. Our design team started off with several design concept to present to the city to review. After a few revisions, the city choose a design and production has recently begun on the welcome signage systems.

5 Safety Rules to Follow When Installing Mailboxes Along a Highway

Tuesday October 13, 2020

When installing curbside mailboxes along a highway, you must conscious of whether they pose a risk to residents and motorists. Highways are main roads that connect major U.S. cities. Therefore, they often have a higher legal speed limit than smaller secondary roads. Both the United States Postal Service (USPS) and the U.S. Federal Highway Transportation Authority (FHWA) allow curbside mailboxes to be installed along highways. When doing so, however, you should follow some basic safety rules.

What Are the Testing Requirements for Curbside Mailboxes?

Tuesday October 06, 2020

Since being founded in the early 1970s, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has worked to standardized mailboxes. There are certain rules manufacturers must follow when designing and producing curbside mailboxes, some of which involve testing. Testing is done to ensure that new curbside mailboxes are able to meet the USPS's quality standards. If a new curbside mailbox isn't tested -- or if it fails any of the required test -- the Postmaster General (PMG) won't approve it. What are the testing requirements for curbside mailboxes exactly?

6 Things You Didn't Know About the USPS

Friday September 25, 2020

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is responsible for delivering mail to over 160 million addresses in the United States. It was created in the late 1700s following the Postal Service Act. Since then, the USPS has worked vigorously to deliver mail to countless homes and businesses. While you're probably familiar with its purpose, you might be surprised to learn the following facts about the USPS.

Newspaper Deliveries and Curbside Mailboxes: What You Should Know

Friday September 18, 2020

Since the advent of the internet, digital media has largely replaced paper media -- but that doesn't mean newspapers are obsolete. Statistics show over a half-billion printed newspapers are circulated each year. Because curbside mailboxes are technically the property of the United States Postal Service (USPS) once installed, though, news companies must follow some guidelines when delivering newspapers to their customers.

5 Signs Your Curbside Mailboxes Need Refurbishment

Monday September 07, 2020

Curbside mailboxes are something that many residents take for granted. It's not until his or her curbside mailbox degrades that a resident acknowledges its importance. Because they are installed outdoors, though, curbside mailboxes often suffer from degradation. Exposure to heat, humidity and general use may cause them to fail. Thankfully, a professional refurbishment service can bring life back into your neighborhood's curbside mailbox by restoring them. Below are five signs that your curbside mailboxes need refurbishment.

What to Look for When Buying STD-4C Mailboxes

Tuesday August 25, 2020

STD-4C mailboxes are one of the most popular types of centralized mail delivery solutions. The official successor to the STD-4B specification, they consist of wall-mounted units in a centralized location. Since 2006, the United States Postal Service (USPS) requires them for all new multi-unit building projects. If you're thinking about using STD-4C mailboxes for your residential development project, though, you'll need to choose the right type.

Can Curbside Mailboxes Have a Door on the Back?

Thursday August 13, 2020

All curbside mailboxes need to a door to perform their intended function. Mail couriers must open the mailbox's door to leave the mail for residents at the respective address. The door creates a secure environment by protecting the mailbox's mail from damage. When shopping for curbside mailboxes, though, you may discover that some of them have a door on the back. So, do these rear-entry curbside mailboxes comply with the United States Postal Service's (USPS's) requirements?

How to Choose the Right Message Boards for Your Residential Community

Tuesday August 04, 2020

Message boards can help you build a better community by providing residents with guidance and information. Homeowners' associations and property managers use them to share information with the residents of their respective community. As shown below, a message board consists of a freestanding flat structure in which bulletins, maps, memos and other essential information can be housed. Not all message boards are the same, however. To take advantage of them in your residential community, you'll need to choose the right message boards.