Thoughts on Storage


University Archival Storage Consolidated at Collections Center

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Jun 2017

University Archival Storage Consolidated at Collections Center

For over 20 years the Western Michigan University (WMU) archive collection was being housed in three different buildings around campus including an old gymnasium space previously used as a swimming pool. Multiple locations made it difficult for students, faculty and researchers to access as well as the buildings that were storing the historical documents did not have temperature and humidity control. Archival Storage was installed...

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2 Universities Utilize Off-Site Library Shelving

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Jun 2017

2 Universities Utilize Off-Site Library Shelving

Campus libraries have always been the center of intellectual life at colleges and universities.  While campus libraries continue to carefully maintain paper-based collections and acquire paper-based books, journals, maps, and other materials, many universities are deciding to consolidate these collections in order to free up space to create new spaces in which to teach and learn. Two vibrant Atlanta institutions – Emory University and Georgia...

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Be Prepared with Riot Gear Storage

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May 2017

Be Prepared with Riot Gear Storage

The current political and social climate has caused an increase in protests and large gatherings in many cities around the country. More police departments are preparing for these events by ensuring they have adequate riot gear in the event that crowds turn violent. At the same time, correctional facilities also have to be prepared in case of a riot or violent situation. While police departments...

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Police Department Locker Room Revamped with Smart Storage Design

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May 2017

Police Department Locker Room Revamped with Smart Storage Design

The Novato Police Department in Novato, California wanted to remodel their existing Men’s Locker Room. Their goal was to provide many different locker configurations for their sworn and civilian officers. The result is a 77 locker layout with 5 different locker configurations ranging from 3-tier lockers to Freestyle lockers with the bench/drawer combination. These configurations were necessary to be ADA compliant with tight squeezes in...

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Our 5 favorite reasons to use the color white in your office space design.

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May 2017

Our 5 favorite reasons to use the color white in your office space design.

The use of the color white as an office design trend is rapidly gaining in popularity.  Below we have identified our top 5 reasons to incorporate the color white into your office space design: Create Space.  White surfaces reflect light and can make an interior space and workstation appear larger (Source). Enhance Branding.  Because white is a neutral color, it can take a backseat to the rest...

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Right-Sized Shelving Optimizes Space

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May 2017

Right-Sized Shelving Optimizes Space

A few inches of wasted space might not seem like much of a problem, but those inches really add up across an entire facility.  Did you know we offer 4-post shelving from 12” to 48” deep in one-inch increments, and wide-span shelving from 15”-48” deep and from 48” to 96” wide? This makes a big difference for institutions that need compact storage for uniformly-sized boxes and...

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ActivRAC® Mobilized Storage System reduces labor hours by 97%

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Apr 2017

ActivRAC® Mobilized Storage System reduces labor hours by 97%

Spacesaver has dramatically improved efficiency at the 575th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Randolph Air Force Base in Texas, reducing labor hours by 97 percent and saving the facility a projected $40,000 per year. Randolph AFB is home to a modification program for the T-38 Talon, an aircraft that has been in service for more than 50 years. The modifications are intended to extend the aircraft’s...

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Light up your library with custom illuminated shelving

10

Apr 2017

Light up your library with custom illuminated shelving

Did you know library patrons are more likely to linger and interact with materials in brightly lit browsing areas?  Yet overhead lighting is often wasteful and inadequate in library settings, because light scatters all over the room while bookshelves remain dark. To solve this problem, Spacesaver has developed “raceway frames” that allow lighting fixtures to be installed where they’re needed most: right on the library...

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Child-Focused Library Shelving

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Apr 2017

Child-Focused Library Shelving

Renovating and expanding an historic library is an exciting opportunity for any community. When that library happens to be located in an economically distressed area, improving and expanding library services makes an even greater impact: by providing better access to books, online resources, classes, and equipment, libraries help drive economic development and improve community members’ quality of life. The DeKalb Public Library in DeKalb, Illinois,...

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Protect, organize, and provide easy access to surgical instruments

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Mar 2017

Protect, organize, and provide easy access to surgical instruments

A naval hospital needed a complete storage solution for its valuable inventory of surgical instruments and packed surgical kits. The officer in charge of the hospital’s surgical storage area required a storage system that would: Preserve the instruments’ sterility and accessibility Simplify inventory management while still remaining configurable and flexible, and Fit in a constrained space with low ceilings. The solution consists of wire shelving...

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