Our History

Eastern Metal of Elmira, Inc. manufactures an extensive line of Safety and Traffic Control Products for Construction Work Zones, Natural Gas Fields, Utility and Telephone Companies, Incident Management, and School Zone Safety.

As a leading national manufacturer of portable Roadway Safety Products, our primary focus is meeting federal and state mandated safety requirements, while providing quality products and customer satisfaction.

The Eastern Metal product line includes lightweight Compact Sign Stands and reflective Roll-Up Warning Signs, Manhole Guards, Pole Transporter Kits, and hand-held or staff-mounted STOP/SLOW Paddles with or without flashing LEDs. Also available are Warning Lights, emergency E-Flares, Traffic Cones, Cone Bars, Barricades and Channelizers, as well as Hi-Viz™ Safety Apparel.

The Eastern Metal Custom & Commercial Division offers Programmable Message LED Displays by Hyperion®, Illuminated Architectural Sign Systems, Post & Panel or Pylon Sign Units, Wall Mounted Interior Signs and Plaques, Bronze or Brass Plaques, Molded, Aluminum or Channel Letters, Braille & Handicap Interior and Exterior Signs, and Traffic & Parking Signs. Installation and maintenance is available on all projects.

Our Walk-In Sign Shop offers customized Banners and Displays, Vehicle Identification Graphics, Decals, Magnetic Vinyl Signs, Real Estate and Golf Tournament Lawn Signs, Message Boards, Facilities Identification, OSHA, Hazard, and Safety Signs for either outside or inside applications.

Eastern Metal headquarters, our Custom and Commercial Division as well as our “Walk-In” Sign Shop are located in the city of Elmira in the beautiful finger lakes region of Upstate NY. Remote sales offices are located in New York, Pennsylvania, and Atlanta, GA.



In the month of November, the company obtains new ownership and management, and now has a sister company; S&S, Signs and Safety Equipment.

Rebranding project gets underway! USA-SIGN® logo gets a face lift. The new updated website launches in Fall of 2011.

Eastern Metal/USA-SIGN® is committed to exceeding customer expectation with continued product innovation and complete customer satisfaction! 2002, Eastern Metal/USA-SIGN® acquires the Sign Man Sign Shop.

Atlanta Service Center opens. Headquarters reaches employments of 100.

Continuation and introduction of new products.  New logo – USA-SIGN® introduced with another expansion of the facilities.

Architectural sign division created. Wind-Deflectable Portable Stands & Roll-up Signs introduced. Sales reach 50 States.

Telephone & Utility Companies added to Work Zone Safety devices. Manufacturing facility expands to meet demands.

New inventory of portable sign stands

Founded by friends Jack Knapp & Burleigh Names in a six car garage in Elmira Heights, New York.