Largo Repeals Deadline for Enforcing Pole Sign Ban

FASI participated with local businesses in a successful appeal to modify the City’s enforcement of a pole sign ban originally enacted in 2007. At its meeting on March 19, the Largo City Commission voted 5-2 to repeal a deadline for compliance with its pole-sign ban which otherwise would have been enforced beginning in June 2019. […]

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Should Signs be Regulated as Lighting Devices?

The answer is a very clear “no.” An article by FASI President/Executive Director Bill Dundas published in the January 2016 issue of Signs of the Times magazine explains that electric signs are not lighting devices, per se. Their purpose is not to provide light, but to deliver messages. Thus, they should not be regulated as […]

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Donors in Waterville (ME) Fund Downtown Facelift

A total of $60,000 in grants funded by Colby College and the Bill and Joan Alfond Foundation, have been made under the Facade and Building Improvement Grant Program in Waterville, ME. The grants will reimburse up to half of awardees total estimated renovation budgets. The funded projects include storefront signage and will be starting soon. […]

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CFE Federal Credit Union Rebrand to Include Stadium

CFE Arena, on the University of Central Florida campus, will be a central part of the rebranding program of CFE Federal Credit Union (Lake Mary, FL) which is changing its name to Addition Financial. The stadium will be renamed as Addition Financial Arena. The company currently operates 17 branches throughout the Orlando and central Florida […]

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New Building/Digital Icon on tap for Times Square

The planned TSX Broadway building will feature a 46-story LED display running the entire length of the sides facing Times Square. To be located on the corner of 47th Street and Broadway, the new building will house 46 floors of retail, entertainment and accommodation. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/18/times-square-is-about-to-get-a-giant-new-billboard-called-tsx-broadway.html

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USSC Foundation Publishes New Research Guidance on Freestanding Sign Heights

FASI partnered with the USSC Foundation to support this study which recommends height guidelines for freestanding signs and also addresses visibility issues related to monument signs. Sign companies and industry advocates have emphasized the importance of preserving sufficient latitude for heights and sizes of freestanding signs when sign codes are drafted. The new USSC Foundation […]

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Brief History of the Former Electrical Products Corp.

Examples of signs produced by the company that used to be the West Coast’s largest sign manufacturer endure in various California locations. Unique signs withstanding the test of time lend a strong sense of place and nostalgia to neighborhoods throughout America. https://la.curbed.com/maps/epco-signs-california-neon-los-angeles-bay-area

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