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Development of a Rural Safety Mailbox

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
30541
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
30541
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Adian Engineering Corp.
900 Orchard Way Silver Spring, MD 20904
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: Development of a Rural Safety Mailbox
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $54,862.00
 

Abstract:

Current designs for rural safety mailboxes combined with a lack of safety design regulations, produce a hazardous situation for errant rural motorists. When impacted, rural mailboxes have been shown to dislodge from their posts and penetrate automobile windshields. In addition, rural residents are faced with a constant maintenance problem from winter snow plows, vandals, and vehicle impacts. A need exists for a rural safety mailbox which addresses these concerns. Adian Engineering proposes a design for such a mailbox. The mailbox is a single unit design combining box and post into a unitized device that eliminates separation. The lightweight plastic devices has a davit shaped post section that allows the box to swing clear of impacts from cars and plows. Adian has presented a logical development plan leading to a prototype device in Phase I.

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

Mrs. Carol Lee Bloom
Small Business Information at Submission:

Adian Engineering Corp.
900 Orchard Way Silver Spring, MD 20904

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No