Since 2011, Southern has been a part of Earnest Products, an ISO 9001 manufacturer of fabricated metal products. Earnest Products operates one of the largest, most modern enclosure manufacturing plants in the United States. The company relocated to a 240,000 square foot facility in Sanford, Florida. No longer constrained by the physical plant, the company purchased new state of the art equipment including an automated punch press, advanced panel bender, and advanced powder coating line. Earnest Products consistently meets and exceeds the demanding quality and tolerance standards of O.E.M. customers in various industries including medical and transportation.
While Southern has expanded its expertise and technological know-how, the product quality and innovation remain the same. Today, with near nationwide coverage for various types of street signs, the company is focused on growing its business in ITS enclosures, industrial control enclosures for lighting, SCADA systems for natural gas, water treatment, and industrial applications.