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What You Should Know About Navigating Municipality Sign Codes

By | 2018-02-05T15:16:42+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Categories: General|

What keeps sign shop owners awake at night? Near the top of the list is the arduous task of navigating complex municipality sign 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 developed [...]

USSC Merges with USSC Foundation

By | 2017-12-20T15:29:33+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Categories: General|

The Board of Directors of the United States Sign Council (USSC) voted unanimously to merge the USSC and all of its assets into the USSC Foundation. Starting January 1, 2018, the USSC will cease operations, and the USSC Foundation will assume all functions and activities associated with the past organization. The USSC Foundation has been the [...]

Announcing the 2017 USSC Sign Design Contest Winners

By | 2017-11-16T17:58:52+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Categories: General|

The United States Sign Council (USSC) is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s USSC Sign Design Contest. These honorees were judged the best of the best when it comes to the top-notch creative signs that are being designed and fabricated by sign makers today. The USSC Sign Design Contest is an annual event that [...]

Confirmed Date – Crane Operator Certification

By | 2017-11-01T19:30:07+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Categories: General|

OSHA has officially confirmed a one-year delay to the crane operator certification requirement. The new deadline for all crane operators to be certified is November 2018. The USSC board of directors has been following this development and announced previously that “There is a chance that the November 2017 OSHA crane operator certification requirement deadline will be delayed [...]

UPDATE: Crane Operator Certification

By | 2017-11-01T19:34:10+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Categories: General|

There is a chance that the November 2017 OSHA crane operator certification requirement deadline will be delayed for one year. Last month, an OSHA advisory panel held a public hearing. They voted to recommend that OSHA extend the compliance deadline to November, 2018. The stated reason for the deadline extension is as follows: “…to allow adequate [...]

USSC & NBM Announce Strategic Partnership

By | 2017-07-31T13:35:41+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Categories: General|

The United States Sign Council (USSC) has announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with National Business Media (NBM). The goal of the partnership is to provide sign companies and industry professionals with access to Research Data, Product Information, Technology Updates and Regulatory Compliance Standards. Such technological research and educational research is essential to [...]

UPDATE: Important Date for Crane Owners

By | 2017-07-14T16:14:50+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Categories: General|

Why is November 9, 2017 an important date for crane owners? This is the effective date for crane operators, to be certified to operate a crane or derrick with a rated capacity over 2000lbs. PLEASE NOTE: there may be a potential one-year delay to the OSHA crane operator certification November 2017 deadline. Last month, an OSHA advisory [...]

2017 USSC Scholarship Winners

By | 2017-07-10T14:51:06+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Categories: General|

Since 1998, the United States Sign Council has awarded scholarships to deserving college students. These awards reflect the USSC’s commitment to promoting education. “The USSC is delighted to have the opportunity to support these students,” commented Adam Brown, USSC Board President. “Each of these students is a shining example of creativity, strong academics and hard [...]

2017 National Planning Conference Recap

By | 2017-08-14T19:02:04+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Categories: General|

USSC participated in the national American Planning Conference in New York City, May 6-9, 2017, interacting with over 6,500 planners from across the country and distributing new research and standards funded by the USSC Foundation. USSC presented a seminar at the conference on Sign Lighting, titled “A Guide to National Sign Illumination Standards”. It’s the first [...]