The USSCF Blog

The USSC Foundation is committed to performing on-premise sign research, providing educational resources and staying on the forefront of sign legislation, zoning, electrical codes and land-use planning.  The Sign Exchange, an annual convention produced by the Foundation, brings the sign industry together for business improvement opportunities.  Our blog delivers the latest on each of these topics and more.

2020 National Electric Code – First round of proposed changes in Article 600

By USSCF | Mar 26, 2018 | Comments Off on 2020 National Electric Code – First round of proposed changes in Article 600

Code Panel 18 is responsible for Articles 406, 410, 411, 600, and 605. There were 176 public inputs proposed to Code Panel 18 with 30 being directed to Article 600 resulting in 17 First Revisions.  I had the distinct pleasure of being asked to Chair a task group to review and propose recommendations for Article…

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Mini-Case Study: Good Sign Design and Sign Area

By USSCF | Jan 24, 2018 | Comments Off on Mini-Case Study: Good Sign Design and Sign Area

The USSC Foundation recently received a member inquiry concerning a proposed new sign in the state of Montana. The Foundation frequently helps supporting members with questions about signs and zoning as a primary member benefit of being a part of the Foundation.   The question from Montana: “What exactly is the definition of sign area and…

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Traffic Safety

By USSCF | Jan 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Traffic Safety

What keeps sign shop owners awake at night? Near the top of the list is the arduous task of navigating complex municipality codes. It can be a major obstacle to getting effective signs for their customers.   Codes are often poorly written or do not address the realities of proper on-premise signage. The Model Code…

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