Frost Manufacturing History

Frost has been manufacturing signs and marking products for almost 120 yearsFrost Manufacturing Corporation has been owned and operated by the Frost family for four generations - providing continuous and effective service to many thousands of New England customers for nearly 120 years.

We began in 1891 as the Frost Office Appliance Company in downtown Worcester, Massachusetts, as one of the city’s first rubber stamp manufacturers. Founded by entrepreneur F.E. Frost, the business prospered, and by 1898, we were also selling a variety of business products, such as typewriters, stationery, office supplies, corporate and notary seals, nameplates, badges, and more. Our downtown shop even included a full-service soda fountain!

Today, F.E.’s great-grandson, Douglas Frost, runs the company, now known as Douglas Frost, great-grandson of F.E. FrostFrost Manufacturing Corporation and located at 173 Grove Street, a short distance from where it began. During the past century, we’ve changed right along with the rest of the country, adapting to new technologies and ways of doing business. We’ve adjusted our products and how we manufacture them, keeping pace with the industry and the needs of modern businesses. Through it all, however, one thing has stayed the same: we are committed to our customers and to giving them the best possible service.

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