Thoughts on Storage


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

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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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Sleek Storage in Retail Stores: Spacesaver helps create a unique customer experience

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Mar 2017

Sleek Storage in Retail Stores: Spacesaver helps create a unique customer experience

When architects for Canada Goose, the luxury outerwear manufacturer, began planning the company’s first flagship retail stores in Toronto and New York, they faced a quandary: they wanted to provide a unique, high-end retail experience, but they also needed to store more than 100 different styles of bulky outwerwear in 40 colors and a variety of sizes. In addition, the storage system would need to...

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Harley Davidson Motorcycles Go Vertical

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Feb 2017

Harley Davidson Motorcycles Go Vertical

Motorcycle mavens Harley Davidson had a storage problem.  Their passion for safely storing motorcycles was becoming increasing limited due to the available of existing storage space they had at a local dealership.  Their storage room was filled to capacity, and as a result, business was being turned away.  Even worse, the motorcycles they were able to store were becoming scratched, damaged, and increasingly harder to retrieve....

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Library Carts Keep Space Flexible

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Feb 2017

Library Carts Keep Space Flexible

The director of the new Glendale Branch of the Salt Lake City Public Library System wanted shelving that could be moved out of the way to create open spaces for community events and other special activities. She and the staff also wanted the library to have an open feel that would allow them to see from one end of the building to the other. The...

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Designer Storage: Compacting Kiosk for Library Atrium

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Jan 2017

Designer Storage: Compacting Kiosk for Library Atrium

Spacesaver teamed up with the architect of the Seattle Public Library to create this compacting kiosk for a retail shop located in the library’s atrium. Spacesaver provided the carriage-and-rail system that allows the shelving units to move, and the architect specified locally-sourced millwork for the shelving and cabinetry. The shop’s operation is simple. The clerk opens the kiosk by sliding the shelving units along rails...

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Store Specimens Securely with Entomology Cabinets

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Dec 2016

Store Specimens Securely with Entomology Cabinets

More than 12.5 million specimens comprise the Field Museum’s entomology collection. When the Division of Insects decided to relocate and consolidate the collection in a new space, the planning team sought a storage solution that would protect the specimens while allowing easy access for staff and researchers. Viking and Spacesaver collaborated to create a system that would store specimens securely while still allowing enough space...

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