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VP Corner: Use Tri-Flow, Not WD-40, for sticky locks

We frequently have customers ask us what product to use to lubricate their Mail Boss locks. Well the answer is Tri-Flow, not WD-40! The military developed WD-40 in the 1950s to be used as a water displacing substance in order to keep mechanical parts from rusting. It is a petroleum based product. As time went…

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VP Corner: How to Install a Mail Boss in a Column

There are so many different types of columns you can build to hold a mailbox, and so many types of materials available, that it is hard for me to give very specific advice on the building of the column.  However, I can give you some basic tips on how to mount our mailboxes in any…

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VP Corner: Reflections on Orgill Spring Market

This year, the Spring Orgill Market took place in Orlando, Florida from February 2nd through 5th. It was a fairly busy show and we received more attention from the Orgill Sales Representatives than ever before. Three of them brought by some of their favorite clients and recommended us. All three bought.

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Just for Fun: John Meets Bigfoot

Epoch Design Vice President and Mail Boss tradeshow representative extraordinaire just so happened to meet Bigfoot at the Spring Orgill Dealer Market! We thought he would be a little big bigger!

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VP Corner: Cleaning Tips for your Mailbox

How to Clean and Care for Your Mail Boss Mailbox Recently, several customers have asked us how to clean your mailbox. Well, I’m here to tell you.. it’s really simple! A little wash and a little wax will go a long way in keeping your Mail Boss looking dapper for many years. Caring for your…

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Does It Really Take a Thief?

Discovery Channel’s duo Johnston and Douglas miss the mailbox

In the popular Discovery Channel show “It Takes A Thief,” duo Matt Johnston and Jon Douglas display their keen aptitude for breaking into seemingly safe and secure residential homes, often surprising the homeowners with their ingenious methods. It would seem that there is no doubt they are indeed experts at this. I contend they work entirely too hard for what they get. What do I mean by this?…

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True Value Fall Market Reflections

The True Value show in Salt Lake City was a great show for Mail Boss sales and client connectivity. Not only did we add tens of stores to our client list (new Mail Boss dealer information coming soon!), but it was also a great opportunity for us to restock our current clients with products and…

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Just For Fun: Epoch Design’s Mail Boss

As I was walking to Epoch Design‘s company mailbox to pick up the business mail today —melting, by the way, in this crazy triple digit Seattle summer heat—it occured to me that I have never shared the story of the “Mail Boss” trademark. So here goes… John DeRaspe, partner and VP of Epoch Design and my uncle,…

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What the USPS Won’t Tell You

Recently I received a letter from the United States Postal Service (USPS) with a list of tips aimed at protecting me from identity theft. There is a lot of common sense included here, as well as some good information. Among their recommendations are these points: If you applied for a credit card and didn’t receive…

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VP Corner: I Just Don’t Get It!

I just don’t understand. The more I read and hear about identity theft, the more I see that a very large portion of this huge problem stems from mail theft. Yet, very few people out there advise the public to use a secure locking mailbox. Is there some sort of conspiracy going on in the…

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