Illuminated Street Signs, & Custom Enclosures Manfucacturing
Since 1938, Southern Manufacturing has been providing specialty products for the nation's infrastructure.
Today, the company offers the broadest line of internally illuminated street name signs, blank-out signs, lane control signs and custom enclosures in the industry.
As a pioneer in the use of LED light strips in illuminated street name signs, thousands of Southern Manufacturing signs have been installed nationwide.
Whether you are housing sensitive electronics outdoors for traffic controllers, intelligent traffic systems, CCTV, lighting, or solar systems
Southern can provide a NEMA 3R or NEMA 4 enclosure to meet your needs.
View our full line of traffic control products here.
SOUTHERN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY NEWS|
Southern Signs Survive Super-Storm Sandy
November 7, 2012, Longwood, Florida. The devastation left in the wake of Sandy is heartbreaking and we all feel for the people whose lives were lost or torn upside down.
Over the past several years, Southern has supplied the City of Newark, NJ with a large number internally illuminated street name signs as part of the revitalization of the downtown. We were pleased to learn that our Thin LED signs survived the storm and were fully operational. We were asked to supply three replacement lenses which shipped within 24 hours of the request from the city. We were proud to contribute our small contribution to restore normal life to New Jersey’s largest city.
More About Southern Signs and Super-Storm Sandy
Southern Manufacturing Announces Two New Product Lines
July 10, 2010. Southern is pleased to announce the expansion of its existing line of LED
traffic signs with two new product extensions. Both of these new
products have been developed using the Tetra® PowerStrip LED lighting system from GE
Lumination. The first is a line of backlit regulatory and warning signs illuminated by 12
volt DC LEDs. The second is a line of larger double sided 24 volt LED illuminated street
name signs with viewable areas of 30" or more.
These new products combine Southern's experience in making the highest quality
internally illuminated sign bodies with GE's expertise in LED lighting and optics to
produce economical signs that are long lived, bright, maintenance friendly, and evenly
illuminated without hot spots or shadows.
More About New LED Products
Southern Manufacturing Receives ITS Field Cabinet FDOT Approval
Orlando, Florida May, 2010. Southern is pleased to announce that it's wired Field
Cabinets for ITS have been approved by the Florida Department of Transportation for
inclusion on the ITS Approved Product List.
Full ITS approval announcement
March, 2010 Southern Manufacturing announces the New "CLEAN PROFILE SIGN"
a new, versatile, LED internally illuminated street name sign from Southern Manufacturing. This innovative
sign incorporates Southern's hallmarks of easy maintenance, proven long lived LED
strips, and outstanding quality into a thin, lightweight parallel sided body. The design
and construction methods allow this sign to be offered with the viewable area a true 4, 6,
or 8 feet long and in heights of 12" to 24" in one-inch increments to enhance the
appearance of the sign.
More about the Clean Profile line
Southern's Signs Help Control Traffic Flow for the NFL
The City of Jacksonville recently installed 176 Southern Manufacturing lane use signals to help speed the flow of traffic to and from Jaguar games.
There are a series of 3 way, 4 way and 5 way signs in this installation, all of which use low energy LEDs.
Federal Highway Administration Finalizes Minimum Retroreflectivity Standards
New MUTCD retroreflectivity standards require agencies to replace non-compliant signs within seven to ten years.
Federally-mandated minimum sign retroreflectivity standards became final on January 22, 2008. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) changes to the Manual on
Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) are designed to improve the night visibility of traffic signs. This mandate requires state and local agencies to:
Assess the signs on their roads and develop a replacement plan within four years of the final ruling.
Replace non-compliant warning and regulatory signs within seven years of the final ruling.
Replace guidance and street name signs within ten years of the final ruling.
For additional information and procedure information contact Southern Manufacturing 1-800-866-5699.
The City of Cleveland, Ohio Installs Southern's LED Blank Out Signs
Southern Manufacturing is pleased to announce the installation of LED Blank Out and Illuminated MUTCD Signs at intersections in Cleveland, Ohio.
The installation of the new MUTCD and Blankout signs provide the city with reduced maintenance, reduced power consumption, and enhance traffic safety.
Illuminated street name signs can qualify for stimulus package funding
Illuminated street name signs may qualify for Federal stimulus funding under both the traffic and energy savings categories.
You can see a list of cities that have already requested funding by visiting www.stimuluswatch.org and searching for the
key word: "illuminated street name signs" in
the title search block.
Southern Manufacturing strives to exceed customer
expectations, by continually developing new products and innovations that remain at the forefront of the traffic industry.