Who is the Florence Corporation?
The Florence Corporation has been making commercial mailboxes since 1934. You may know them by their other name; Auth Florence. Their products are made in Manhattan, Kansas and they meet ISO standards for both quality and environmental standards. These mailboxes are built with security features that exceed USPS guidelines. In other words, each product is built to the highest standards of security as well as durability. You can take comfort in knowing you are getting a great product when you order from Florence.
Over time, the Florence Corporation has become a leader in commercial mailboxes and central delivery systems. Their importance to commercial mailbox manufacturing and the USPS has been honored on the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum website.
These commercial mailboxes are used in college dorms and apartments, as well as office parks. Florence offers many types of mailboxes. These include pedestal mailboxes, cluster box units (CBU), 4C horizontal mailboxes, 4B+ mailboxes, and vertical mailboxes. Florence Corporation also makes storage solutions. These include cell phone storage lockers, letter slots, key keepers, recycling bins, trash bins, and mailboxes for private use. There is a product for every need. In other words, you are sure to find something you love!
Here are some things to consider when selecting CBU Florence commercial mailboxes:
- Will the Post Office be distributing the mail directly to each box?
- Or will someone in the building, such as a mailroom attendant, distribute the mail?
- How many doors will you need in total?
- Do you need a parcel locker?
Answering these questions will help you narrow down your choices. If USPS delivers your mail, your CBU mailboxes must be fitted with a proper Postal Master Lock so that the mail carrier can gain immediate access to all mailboxes.
Auth Florence makes an excellent line of front and rear loading 4C mailboxes and 1600 Series and 1700 Series horizontal mailboxes for private mail distribution. If your office building, college dormitory, or multi-tenant building does not require USPS servicing and will have private mail distribution, the 1600 and 1700 Series Florence horizontal mailboxes come with anywhere from 21 to 72 doors and between 7 and 12 door units high!
Private distribution 4C mailboxes are not serviced by USPS and are made for multi-tenant complexes where a mailroom manager services the mail. This private distribution Florence commercial mailboxes are available with up to 29 tenant doors.
All multi-tenant Florence commercial mailboxes have a master door that lets the mail carrier open one door and distribute mail to all the tenants at once. They also have a mail slot so people can drop off outgoing mail for pickup.
Generally used in smaller multi-tenant buildings, vertical mailboxes are front-loading 4B+ compliant mailboxes that can be fully recessed mounted or surface mounted. These mailboxes have strong compartment locks and tamper-resistant master doors for high security. Although they meet USPS security standards, vertical mailboxes can only be used as replacement mailboxes for renovation projects.
For new commercial construction, Auth Florence makes 4C horizontal mailboxes that meet specific USPS height requirements. 4C Florence commercial mailboxes must meet the US Postal Service standards for postal carrier accessibility, which went into effect in October 2006.
Florence 4C commercial mailboxes are required for all new construction and major renovations that use centralized USPS delivery.
- Front-loading 4C mailboxes are designed to accept a postal lock supplied by the USPS that gives the carrier access.
- Rear loading 4C mailboxes have hinged rear doors to let the mail carrier load the mail from a secure mailroom.
Need Help Ordering Florence Commercial Mailboxes?
While Auth Florence mailboxes are made to meet USPS postal requirements, MailboxWorks carries a selection of different styles and models. No matter your distribution, mounting method, or the number of tenant mailboxes you require, we have what you need to meet your specifications.
Ask us about Auth Florence mini storage lockers used for storing cell phones, wallets, and other small personal items in public areas. The MailboxWorks is proud to sell all of these products. Call us at (866) 717-4943. You may also complete our online contact form.