Thoughts on Storage


New Uniform and Supply Storage Created for High School

07

Jan 2019

New Uniform and Supply Storage Created for High School

The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps is the U.S. Department of Defense’s largest youth development program, with more than 300,000 cadets enrolled in approximately 1,700 high schools throughout the United States. Each cadet needs supplies, equipment, and uniforms, and these items must be kept clean and organized to prevent loss or damage. Like many schools, the Virginia high school didn’t have enough storage space to...

Read More


Improving efficiency and organization in a university hospital

19

Dec 2018

Improving efficiency and organization in a university hospital

A university hospital’s food service storage area was cramped and crowded, with dry goods and non-perishable foods stored on wire shelving with casters. Staff often needed to roll several shelving units out of the way in order to reach the items they needed. They were also running out of space in the storage area, which was located in a basement with no room to expand....

Read More


Visible Storage: Locker Design Supports Company Culture

07

Nov 2018

Visible Storage: Locker Design Supports Company Culture

When a Pennsylvania Audubon company wished to revamp their office space, they were in search of storage applications that were functional, served the unique and diverse purposes of the employees present, and also seamlessly fit into a sleek and modern design aesthetic. Nestled along the river, the office relished in promoting the natural views, which also compliments the company’s outdoor focus and mission.  Once deciding...

Read More


Visible Art Collections

24

Oct 2018

Visible Art Collections

Visible storage is an increasingly popular solution for museums and other institutions that want to maintain the best preservation environments for their collections, while also allowing the public to view items that might not otherwise be out on display. For instance, when the Filson Historical Society in Louisville, Kentucky, outgrew its collection storage space, the institution’s leadership took advantage of the opportunity to build a...

Read More


Custom workstations streamline workflows and protect botanical specimens

15

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...

Read More


A Custom Weapons Workbench

01

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...

Read More


Color Vault at an Ink Manufacturer Dramatically Reduces Retrieval Time

20

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...

Read More


Mobile Cutting Table at Car Design Studio Promotes Organization and Collaboration

17

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...

Read More


Cost-effective storage for odd-sized special collections

10

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...

Read More


Variety of locker styles in one police department locker room

05

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...

Read More



Page 2 of 2412345...1020...Last »