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At Storage Solutions, we pride ourselves on offering customers a solution for every square foot of their operation. We group our solutions into four main categories. These include simple, dense, picking and specialty solutions.

Simple Solutions

If you’re looking for a basic storage solution to get your facility organized, then our simple solutions might be just what you need. Our simple offerings include pallet rack, shelving, mezzanines and more. Within those categories, we offer a variety of styles, colors and capacities designed to work with whatever your needs may be.

Dense Solutions

Our dense solutions are perfect for anyone trying to decrease their facility footprint. Dense solutions include pushback, pallet flow, drive in/drive thru, and semi-automated deep lane storage. These solutions allow you to maximize your facility storage by using the space you have to the fullest.

Picking Solutions

If your main goal within your operation is to increase efficiency and decrease labor costs, then a picking solution may be the best option for you. These solutions include pick modules, carton flow, and light-duty cantilever. Any of these options will provide the boost you need in your day-to-day operations.

Specialty Solutions

Finally, we have our specialty solution offering. If you have a need that seems somewhat out of the ordinary, then one of our specialty solutions can probably help! These include tube rack, dual load, drive-in and cantilever. These solutions are perfect for high seismic areas, for storing oddly shaped items and more!

Regardless of what your needs are, we have a team of experts in place to analyze your operation and help. We love working with our customers to make sure all of their needs are being met. Learn more about our storage solutions here or contact us today to help you select the best possible solution for your facility.

This week we are introducing you to one of our tenured employees Eric McDonald. Eric has been with Storage Solutions for over 10 years and is one of the best in the business. Some of his previous projects have included pick modules, mezzanines and much more.

Eric McDonaldSchool/Area of Study: Simpson College/Indianola, IA – Marketing Major/Communication Studies Minor

Role with Storage Solutions:  Senior Vice President – National Accounts

HometownKansas City, MO

Family: Wife Tasha, 3 Children – Braden (8), Elsie (6) & Sophie (3)

What can you be found doing when you’re not working? (hobbies/interests): >Going to & watching sporting events, playing golf, fishing, hunting, camping, about anything athletic and/or outdoors – especially if we can do it as a family

Fun Fact:  I have an uncle named Ronald McDonald!

Are YOU interested in joining our Storage Solutions team or know someone that would be a great addition to our growing team? We’re always looking for strong new candidates! Check out our careers page for more information & to apply!

Welcome to week 3 of the Project Mississippi series! The Storage Solutions installation team has been chugging along. It is looking like we may finish this project ahead of schedule!

This facility, like others we’ve covered in our Spotlight Series, has a bin supported mezzanine. On the mezzanine, our team installed a 34′ run of powered conveyor that carries packages from the floor the second level and vice versa.

Approximately 160,000 sq ft of the 540,000 sq ft facility is floor storage, so we will be installing labels for over 1,500 floor locations!

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Check back next week to see the final time lapse video for Project Mississippi. To view past Project Spotlight Series, click here!

The Storage Solutions installation crew is back in Mississippi, not to be confused with the past Project Mississippi series!

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Project Details:

Building

  • Approximately 540,000 sq. ft

Mezzanine

  • 768 bin sections
  • 8,418 shelves
  • 1 VRC
  • 2 stairs
  • Approximately 12,700 sq. ft.

Racking

  • 189,000 sq. ft.
  • Approximately 2,443 bays, 30,000 beams and 44,000 decks

Check back next week to see the progress our crews are making in Mississippi. To view past Project Spotlight Series, click here!

It’s been awhile since we have done a term of the week, so to start the week off right, we are re-visiting mezzanines.

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A mezzanine is a structure that stands alone and is constructed within an existing building. This structure is designed to maximize space under and above it which creates additional space for storage or offices. These are extremely durable structures; they can be designed to sustain heavy loads. These are great for creating other levels using your existing space; if you need more space allow mezzanines to build up instead of out.

3 Types of Mezzanine:

A free standing mezzanine is supported by structural columns whereas shelving/bin and racking supported mezzanines are supported by pallet rack uprights or shelving/bin systems.A shelving/bin supported mezzanine is more economical than a free standing mezzanine because the storage units installed under and above the mezzanine floor allow for increased storage capacity.

We recently installed a bin supported mezzanine for a customer. You can check out the installation process in our Project Spotlight Series: Project Illinois.

Week two of the Project California Project Spotlight Series is all about the details. Like I mentioned last week, this project is different in that it is in a seismic zone.

Project Details:

Bin Mezzanine

Approximately 4760 Total Bin Sections/Bays Provided

  • 4,432 – 24”D x 36”W
  • 328 – 36”D x 36”W

Approximately 37,135 sq ft footprint in building

3 VRCs

4 Stairs

Approximately 44,000 shelves installed

Approximately 34,000 shelf dividers installed

Racking

Approximately 1,860 bays installed inside of Tube Rack designed for special seismic conditions

Over 27,000 beams installed

Approximately 130,000 sq ft footprint for racking

Cantilever

Over 440 linear feet of cantilever installed inside

528 linear feet installed outside

And last but not least…

51’ x 61’ wire security cage installed

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In order to regulate construction in the state and promote health, safety and general welfare of the public, California requires specific licensing for our industry to do business.

We are proud to share with you that our team member, Vince Zito, studied long and hard and passed the Contractors State License Board exam!

California, like us here at Storage Solutions, wants to ensure that construction is performed in a safe, competent and professional manner.

Vince said, “Storage Solutions is always willing and ready to go that extra mile to ensure our customers are getting the best possible service available, and we will do whatever it takes to get there.  If we need to take a test and expand our knowledge on different state and local laws, we’ll do it!”

Check back next week for the latest progress on Project California!

And we’re back! We hope you enjoyed Project Mississippi, but now we are going to take you to the beautiful state of Washington, where our team is working on a 550,000 sq ft facility, for the next Project Spotlight series!

This project includes everything from a bin mezzanine, to VRCs, to shelving, to cantilever rack!

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Next week we will dig deeper in to the details, so check back! To look at past Project Spotlight series, click here!

It doesn’t matter if we’re working in a 2,000 sq. ft. space or a 2 million sq. ft. warehouse; our installation team is the best in the business. The facility our team is dismantling in Mississippi is 500,000 sq ft.  Check it out…

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Like I mentioned last week, the Project Mississippi dismantle includes tearing down a 15,000 sq ft, two story bin mezzanine, three stairs and one vertical reciprocating lift.

A mezzanine is a structure that stands alone and is constructed within an existing building. This structure is designed to maximize space under and above it which creates additional space for storage or offices. Mezzanines are extremely durable structures and can be designed to sustain heavy loads. These are great for creating other levels using your existing space; if you need more space, allow mezzanines to build up instead of out.

3 Types of Mezzanine:

  • Free-Standing
  • Shelving/Bin Supported
  • Racking Supported

Stay tuned next week to see photos of how our team is progressing.  Click here to view last week’s Project Spotlight: Mississippi posting. You can also view past Project Spotlight posts.

This week’s Term Of The Week:

Mezzanine

Mezzanine PictureA mezzanine is a structure that stands alone and is constructed within an existing building. This structure is designed to maximize space under and above it which creates additional space for storage or offices. These are extremely durable structures; they are designed to sustain heavy loads. It is usually engineered for specific needs. These are great for creating other levels using your existing space; if you need more space allow mezzanines to build up instead of out.

Mezzanines are used all over the place. Have you ever parked in a parking garage? In some parking garages you will find mezzanines. Installation is quick and easy, so if you are looking for more space optimization out of your warehouse, consider mezzanines.

Contact Storage Solutions to find out how to better optimize your storage space and warehouse capabilities in a cost-effective way!  866.474.2001

Source: WikiMHEDA-Mezzanine

Here we are with week number three for Project Ohio in our Project Spotlight Series.  This week we are focusing on what Storage Solutions installation crew members have installed in this facility.

PROJECT OHIO Installation Details:

Storage Solutions Project Ohio Week 3

  • 6,021 inside selective pallet rack bays
    • All bays incorporating new and used materials
    • Approximately 116,000 pallet rack locations provided
    • Over 90,000 pallet rack beams and wire decks installed (90,000 of each, 180,000 combined)
    • 400 cantilever columns installed
    • Over 8,500 cantilever arms
    • Interior racking area footprint > 450,000 Sq Ft.
  • 246 outside selective rack bays
  • Over 2,200 bin sections in two-level mezzanine
    • Bin mezzanine footprint nearly 45,000 sq ft.
    • Supports installed for 3rd level expansion when necessary
    • Lighting and sprinkler provided in bins area
    • 2 VRC lifts installed
    • 3 stairs
    • Approximately 14,000 sq ft of Resindek and RoofDeck installed for walking
  • 1.086 million sq ft building

We have made a lot of progress from the first Project Ohio post, week two, and now.  Check back next week for our final Project Ohio post for time-lapse video that will take you from start to finish!