Thoughts on Storage


Custom workstations streamline workflows and protect botanical specimens

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Oct 2018

Custom workstations streamline workflows and protect botanical specimens

Spacesaver specializes in understanding clients’ needs and creating custom solutions to improve efficiency and to promote collection preservation and access. For instance, the Morton Arboretum in suburban Chicago needed to create an optimal long-term preservation environment for a variety of botanical specimens, including fruit collections, seeds, and flowers. Botany cabinets were the obvious solution, but long-term storage was only part of the equation: the arboretum...

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A Custom Weapons Workbench

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Oct 2018

A Custom Weapons Workbench

Weapons maintenance plays a vital role in law enforcement agencies. Keeping officers’ weapons in good working order helps ensure the safety of those officers and the general public, and routine maintenance also extends the useful life of costly firearms. When the police department in O’Fallon, Mo., was in the early stages of planning a new facility, one of the items on the officers’ wish list...

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Color Vault at an Ink Manufacturer Dramatically Reduces Retrieval Time

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Sep 2018

Color Vault at an Ink Manufacturer Dramatically Reduces Retrieval Time

Although business growth is generally a good thing, it can actually lead to inefficiencies if storage systems aren’t re-evaluated periodically and adjusted to keep pace with current needs. For instance, this ink manufacturing firm specializes in creating custom ink colors, and for more than 40 years the employees had been accumulating 4-ounce jars of every custom color they had ever made. When requests came in...

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Mobile Cutting Table at Car Design Studio Promotes Organization and Collaboration

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Sep 2018

Mobile Cutting Table at Car Design Studio Promotes Organization and Collaboration

When most people think about car design, they think about a vehicle’s exterior. But the interior must be thoughtfully designed, too, and prototyping helps designers choose fabrics and trim that are functional and comfortable while also reflecting a car’s overall look and feel. A major automobile manufacturer’s design studio needed a large cutting table with plenty of room to lay out and cut fabric for...

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Cost-effective storage for odd-sized special collections

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Sep 2018

Cost-effective storage for odd-sized special collections

Many college and university libraries serve as repositories for their institutions’ archives and special collections. Items of historical interest can include architectural plans, works of art, programs and tickets from stage productions and sporting events, professors’ notes and journals, and rare books. These items need to be documented and properly preserved. Faculty and staff at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois, worked with their architect and...

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Variety of locker styles in one police department locker room

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Sep 2018

Variety of locker styles in one police department locker room

This police department in California wanted to improve the appearance and function of its locker room. Spacesaver worked with the architect to design five different locker styles that checked off major items on the officers’ wish list: • Benches with drawers to optimize space • Electrical outlets inside the lockers to allow device charging • Sloped tops to prevent officers from piling items on top...

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Bunk Lockers for National Guard Unit

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Sep 2018

Bunk Lockers for National Guard Unit

When National Guard members are training, they have a lot of demands on their time and attention.  Concerns about their gear should be the last thing on their minds. The Minnesota National Guard wanted to provide its members with a sturdy, secure place to keep their personal gear organized and secure. They wanted the lockers to have the following features: • Perforated panels for ventilation...

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Ventilated Cabinets for Science Labs Keep Chemical Supplies Organized and Secure

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Aug 2018

Ventilated Cabinets for Science Labs Keep Chemical Supplies Organized and Secure

Colleges and universities need to store a variety of chemicals for use in lab classes and faculty research. Because such chemicals can be hazardous, they must be kept secure to prevent unauthorized access and they need to be stored in a well-ventilated location to prevent the accumulation of fumes. The Midwestern university pictured here had been storing chemicals in a locked storeroom, but the room...

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Parachute Racks with Tambour Doors

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Aug 2018

Parachute Racks with Tambour Doors

Jumpers trust their lives to their gear, so parachutes need to be carefully packed, stored, and secured.  Adequate ventilation is a key element of proper chute storage, particularly in humid climates, as moisture build-up can result in the growth of damaging mildew and mold. The Spacesaver team created a unique solution for parachute storage at Moody Air Force Base in southern Georgia. Along with two large...

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Cold Storage Created for Museum

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Aug 2018

Cold Storage Created for Museum

Because cold storage is essential for the long-term preservation of film, animal pelts, and other items that tend to deteriorate quickly, a growing number of museums are installing freezers and coolers to create optimal storage conditions for their collections. And because cold storage is expensive storage, those museums are turning to Spacesaver to help maximize the amount of usable space in their coolers and freezers....

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