Florence Manufacturing 1934-2014

Strategic Partnerships

Florence leads the nation in quality mailboxes, storage solutions, and service

Gibraltar Industries
In 2007, the Florence Corporati­on was acquired by Gibraltar Industries, a leading manufacturer and distributor of products for building markets. Gibraltar serves a large number of customers in a variety of industries in all 50 states and throughout the world with facilities in the United States, Canada, England, Germany, and Poland. Gibraltar's common stock is a component of the S&P SmallCap 600 and the Russell 2000® Index and is traded as ROCK.

United States Postal Service (USPS)
The Postal Service fuels the nation's economy and delivers hundreds of millions of messages and billions of dollars in financial transactions each day to eight million businesses and 250 million Americans. The Postal Service makes history as it helps lead the way in making the federal government more businesslike and responsive to customer needs. Florence Manufacturing currently has seven exclusive equipment contracts with the USPS - including the outdoor delivery equipment - and has set the design standard for all cluster box units (CBUs) manufactured in the US. Florence has been recognized by the USPS for Supplier Excellence, Supplier Quality, and Supplier Innovation in five of the last ten years.

United States Postal Inspection Service
The mission of the United States Postal Inspection Service is to protect the U.S. Postal Service, its employees and its customers from criminal attack, and protect the nation's mail system from criminal misuse. Florence Manufacturing designed its High Security CBU for the Postal Inspection Service.

Association Affiliations

American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Since 1857, AIA has represented the professional interests of America's architects. As AIA members, over 80,000 licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners affirm their commitment to excellence in design and livability in our nation's buildings and communities. Florence Manufacturing is an AIA affiliate member and has been an exhibitor at the AIA Conference. Florence Manufacturing also offers an accredited module for AIA members to attain continuing education credits.

American Planning Association (APA)
APA is a nonprofit education and membership organization for practicing planners, planning students, elected and appointed officials; planning commissioners, and interested citizens. APA provides leadership in the development of vital communities. Florence Manufacturing is a member of APA and has exhibited at its Annual Conference.

APPA Leadership in Educational Facilities 
APPA promotes excellence in all phases of educational facilities management.  While its name has changed over the years to reflect the expanding responsibilities of facilities management departments, it has spent nearly 100 years applying experience, focus, and the power of member collaboration to its driving purpose:  Elevating facilities professionals into influential leaders in education. Florence Manufacturing is a proud member of APPA.

National Apartment Association (NAA) 
The National Apartment Association (NAA) is America's leading advocate for quality rental housing. NAA's mission is to serve the interests of multifamily owners, managers, developers and suppliers and to maintain a high level of professionalism in the multifamily industry to better serve the public’s rental housing needs. Florence Manufacturing is proud to be a sponsor of The National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI), the education and research arm of the NAA. In addition, Florence Manufacturing is a member of NAA, serves on the National Supplier Council (NSC) and has exhibited at the NAA Conference.

National Association of College and University Mail Services (NACUMS)
The National Association of College and University Mail Services (NACUMS) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to serving the interests of college and university mailers. NACUMS was formed in August 1995 and Florence Manufacturing is a proud member. 

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is a trade association that helps promote the policies that make housing a national priority. Since 1942, NAHB has been serving its members, the housing industry, and the public at large. Florence Manufacturing has exhibited at the IBS Show.

National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO)
NAHRO is the leading housing and community development advocate for the provision of adequate and affordable housing and strong, viable communities for all Americans; particularly those with low- and moderate-incomes. Its members administer HUD programs such as Public Housing, Section 8, Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), and HOME.  Florence Manufacturing has exhibited at the NAHRO Conference and is a member of its e-procurement system, the Economic Engine program.

National League of Postmasters (NLP)
Since 1887, the National League of Postmasters has distinguished itself as the premiere professional organization for Postmasters. Today, it is still representing the interests of Postmasters and their families and their employer in a manner that brings credit to itself and all those who proudly proclaim membership. Florence Manufacturing has exhibited at and been a proud sponsor at the NLP Conference.

National Postal Forum (NPF)
The National Postal Forum (NPF), a not-for-profit educational corporation, was established in 1968 by a group of major postal customers/mailers who were committed to an ongoing partnership with the United States Postal Service. The Forum's goal then - as now - has been to provide education opportunities to business mailers and communication/feed-back between the USPS and its business customers. The NPF goal is towards a more responsive and efficient mail communications system. Florence Manufacturing has exhibited at and been a proud sponsor at the annual NPF Conference each spring.

Project for Public Spaces (PPS)
Project for Public Spaces is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build stronger communities. Founded in 1975, PPS embraces the insights of William (Holly) Whyte, a pioneer in understanding the way people use public spaces. Today, PPS has become an internationally recognized center for best-practices, information, and resources about Placemaking. Florence Manufacturing is a proud member of PPS.


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