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Secure storage for an NFL team


Doubling capacity while restricting access to confidential records The front office of a National Football League team was storing confidential records in large wire cages at the stadium, but the team needed to free up space in the area to construct new offices. The local Spacesaver consultant designed a system that: Doubles storage capacity Provides […]

Special Collections in a High-Bay Facility

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Maintaining optimal preservation environments for a variety of materials University libraries often serve as repositories for ever-growing collections of print materials, art, and archives, but at the same time they need to provide space for collaboration and technology. Moving special collections and archives to climate-controlled offsite facilities is a smart way to provide optimal preservation conditions while also […]

Mobile cutting table with drawers

Cutting Table with drawers

Mobile cutting table with drawers Promoting organization and collaboration at a car design studio 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 […]

Protecting special collections in a college library

4 Post trays

4-Post trays in a library’s archive 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, and rare books. Faculty and staff at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois, worked with their architect and […]

Bunk Lockers for National Guard

Bunk Lockers Nat'l Guard

Keeping personal gear organized, secure, and at the ready When National Guard members are training, they have a lot of demands on their time and attention. Worrying 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 […]

Parachute Racks with Tambour Doors

Parachute Racks with Tambour Doors

Optimizing space and security while promoting proper ventilation 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 […]

Textiles at a university art gallery


Saving space and preserving quilts, needlework, and other textiles Faculty and staff at the Memorial Art Gallery at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, wanted to create the best possible preservation environment for the gallery’s textile collection. Because the collection includes pieces of various sizes, from small needlework panels to large quilts, they […]

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