More space for more soldiers
Right-sized lockers save space and make room for growth
Spacesaver consultants are experts in space optimization, and they can often save clients the expense of new construction by re-thinking how areas are used and designing solutions that are a better fit for the space that’s available.
That was the case at an Idaho National Guard unit where soldiers were using lockers that were worn out and too small to accommodate their gear.
Modern Technology in Library Stacks
Helping a library upgrade to meet patrons’ needs
Libraries are constantly changing to better serve their patrons, and Spacesaver is proud to help.
Nearly fifteen years after Spacesaver installed shelving throughout Seattle’s Central Library, library staff noticed that patrons wanted computer kiosks in the stacks. They asked the local Spacesaver consultant to help find a way to power computer monitors and create a convenient station for patrons to stash their books.
CUSTOM ATHLETIC LOCKERS
A secure, durable option for sports programs
A Wisconsin high school needed to renovate its locker room to create a more secure and organized space for student athletes. The school’s “budget” lockers were damaged to the point that they were no longer secure, and school officials were dealing with theft complaints at least once a week.
The school wanted to invest in more durable lockers so coaches could focus on developing athletes rather than investigating thefts.
UNIFORM AND SUPPLY STORAGE
Helping a high school’s JROTC youth development program
The JROTC 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 pictured here didn’t have enough storage space to accommodate all these items. Gear was stored in several different areas and it took a long time for instructors and cadets to find what they needed.
Modula’s VLM solution for Earnhardt Lexus
The automotive parts used for vehicle repairs as well as for retail sales to clients were stored in traditional shelving and on multiple levels to accommodate the volume of parts needed to serve their clients. Parts persons had to walk and search for the needed parts each time an order was placed, including having to go to an upstairs level on a mezzanine to access parts, the previous parts storage area was large and Earnhardt required a much better storage solution as their business grows and as they moved to their new dealership in Phoenix.
Modula was selected by Earnhardt to supply the primary parts storage technology for their new state-of-the art dealership in Phoenix. After Modula completed a detailed assessment of Earnhardt’s storage needs at their previous Scottsdale location, a solution was proposed to meet Earnhardt Lexus’s storage needs.
A Modula LIFT MC50D VLM unit was implemented at Earnhardt’s new Lexus dealership in 2016. They are storing parts from an area more than 921.4 Sq. Ft in less than 99.5 Sq. Ft.
FLEXIBLE SOLUTIONS FOR COLLECTIONS
Helping a museum save time, money, and natural resources
The construction of a new addition provided a large natural history museum with the opportunity to upgrade shelving for its ichthyology collection. The collection would need to be housed in a temporary location during the lengthy renovation and construction project.
This posed a challenge: the temporary location had tall ceilings, but the permanent location would have lower ceilings and would be fitted with high-density carriages.
Museum staff worked with the local Spacesaver consultant to design a shelving solution that would meet the needs of the collection and also overcome the project’s logistical challenges.
COMPACT STORAGE FOR FOOD SERVICE
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.
When the storage area flooded during a hurricane surge, management saw an opportunity to completely re-think their approach to storage.
It’s Time to Look UP! and come UP with a better solution.
The Modula Vertical Lift Module (VLM) utilizes the full ceiling height of your facility thus
maximizing the storage potential. Items are stored up to 46′ high, in a safe, secure unit and
automatically delivered to the operator.
Think Vertical, Think Modula. Up to 90% of floor space recovered
The Freestyle® Bread Board Bench was an engineered-to-order (ETO) product created as a solution for lack of space in the personal locker rooms at the East Mesa Detention Center in San Diego, California.
Sunday Pearl, formerly of Spacesaver Intermountain, first came up with the idea for this solution. Spacesaver Corporation used her idea to develop the concept of this innovative locker component. Spacesaver Intermountain assisted Spacesaver in improving their initial prototypes, resulting in the final Freestyle® Bread Board Bench and the final product was installed at East Mesa this spring.
• Very limited space
• San Diego County had added personnel, thus needed to increase the number of locker openings they had available
• The county wanted to increase the width of the lockers from 12” to 18” to fit storage requirements
• Needed to fit more lockers that required a wider footprint in the same size locker room
• FreeStyle® Personal Storage Lockers with a bench that could retract into the locker frame
• Spacesaver tested the bench for weight load, and sent a prototype to Spacesaver Intermountain for feedback to improve the retractable bench prior to installation
• The Freestyle® Bread Board Bench allowed the Detention Center to retract the bench when not in use and extend when needed
• The retractable Bread Board Bench reduced the depth of each locker by 12”, allowing the department to fit more rows of lockers into the locker room, meeting the requirement for number of lockers needed
• An increased number of locker rows, allowed the detention center to increase the width of their lockers to fit storage requirements
• The strong Bread Board Bench has more than a 600 lbs load capacity
DIVE SUIT AND BOMB SUIT LOCKERS
Keeping large protective suits secure and organized
Spacesaver is proud to help protect military personnel and their gear, and our in-house engineering teams and custom manufacturing capabilities enable us to create secure solutions that go far beyond standard locker options. These capabilities are particularly important when creating storage solutions for large, expensive bomb suits and dive suits.
Keeping gear organized and secure is essential because the suits’ effectiveness is compromised—and the wearer’s life is put at risk—if even one component is missing or damaged. And because the suits and accessories can cost tens of thousands of dollars, the military needs to protect its investment from loss, damage, or theft.