Thoughts on Storage


Preserving a Community’s Seafaring Heritage: Spacesaver Helps Museum Create Room to Grow

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Jul 2017

Preserving a Community’s Seafaring Heritage: Spacesaver Helps Museum Create Room to Grow

By preserving and displaying historic boats, documents, memorabilia, and other artifacts, the the Columbia River Maritime Museum acts as a repository for knowledge about the entire Columbia River watershed, as well as the coastal waters of the Pacific Northwest and the communities that have been shaped by these environments. The museum was founded in 1962, and twenty years later a large building was constructed to...

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60% Increase in Storage Space Created for Naval Undersea Museum

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Jul 2017

60% Increase in Storage Space Created for Naval Undersea Museum

The Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport, Washington is home to a collection of torpedoes, some weighing upwards of 6,000 pounds. The collection includes many types of torpedoes ranging from modern Mk 48 and Mk 50s to torpedo tubes from the USS Tecumseh, and even Howell Torpedoes, which were the first self-propelled torpedoes designed by the U.S. in 1870, along with a slew of smaller items....

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Off-Site Storage Created for University Library Materials

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Jul 2017

Off-Site Storage Created for University Library Materials

Wake Forest University was using an off-site storage company to house their library overflow material. This company not only charged by the linear foot to store the books, but there was also a cost associated with each time a book needed to be retrieved from the facility and brought back to the library. The university knew that they wanted to continue to open up space...

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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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