NEW 4C POSTAL STANDARD FOR MAILBOX DESIGN SPECIFICATION EFFECTIVE NOW
January 08, 2007
Manhattan, Kansas -- Regulatory changes in the construction industry are nothing new, however, the Postal specification governing wall-mounted mailboxes hasn't changed for more than 30 years...until now.
The new 4C Postal specification requires a bigger footprint for wall-mounted mailboxes due to the larger size of the resident compartments and parcel locker requirements. Professionals involved in design and construction of multi-family housing and commercial buildings requiring Postal delivery are required to specify mailbox systems that comply with the new USPS STD-4C specification for any new construction or major renovation with building permits issued on or after October 5, 2006.
The new STD-4C reflects changing customer mailing habits, larger mail and package trends as well as a desire for increased protection for mail. It includes the following physical and structural changes for centralized wall-mounted mailboxes:
- Requires larger compartment form factor (12" W x 15" D x 3" H) -- nearly twice the size of the previous standard
- Introduces a parcel locker requirement of 1:10 parcel locker to customer compartment ratio
- Strengthens security for entire receptacle including customer compartment lock design
- Units must be designed for indoor or outdoor use
- Meets Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards
Auth-Florence Manufacturing has developed a full line of USPS Approved STD-4C compliant mailbox systems. Florence versatileTM 4C mailbox suites are modular in nature in multiple sizes and configurations to make it easy and efficient to create a customized mailbox system for any facility. Each 4C "suite" includes modules of the same height that designers can mix-n-match to effortlessly complete projects of all sizes. The Florence versatileTM 4C product line comes in nine powdercoat finishes to compliment any application. If you have questions about the new Postal regulation and how it affects your next project, contact a Florence representative in your area. You can call (800) 275-1747 or find us at www.auth-florence.com.
Company Background and Web Resources: Auth-Florence Manufacturing, A Florence Corporation Company, is an ISO 2001 registered company with more than 100 years of industry expertise. Auth-Florence is the single-source supplier of Cluster Box Units and Outdoor Parcel Lockers to the U.S. Postal Service.
For more information about Auth-Florence products and the new USPS STD-4C mailbox specification, please visit www.auth-florence.com. You will find downloadable resources and product information related to the new 4C specification.
In addition, www.auth-florence.com/architectural includes downloadable 3-part product specifications, full color brochures, CAD ready drawings and a link to our exclusive 4C Configuratorwhere you can easily design your own custom 4C mailbox layout using drag-n-drop functionality and immediately receive a .dxf file via email.
To find these documents or to locate a Florence Dealer or Auth-Florence sales representative to assist you in learning more about the USPS STD-4 specification visit www.auth-florence.com/architectural.
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