SPACESAVER STORAGE SOLUTIONS PROJECTS
We call what we do: “Engineered Storage Solutions”, which is perhaps a fancy way of saying it, but then probably more accurate than saying we “sell shelving”.
The projects we work on vary widely as do the industries and markets that we work in, but all projects share a common theme: helping someone be more efficient with storing and managing their “stuff”. With that in mind, this section is designed to highlight some of our local projects and products and the engineered solution that they represent.
We’ve also included some unique projects, where standard product was used in a non-standard way to solve an interesting problem, and we love those challenges!
So, please enjoy reviewing our projects, and we look forward to working on yours!
Our Products in Action:
A naval hospital needed a complete storage solution for its valuable inventory of surgical instruments and packed sterile kits. The hospital 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.
Our design consultant created a solution to protect, organize, and provide easy access to the hospital’s surgical instruments. The solution consists of wire shelving on stainless steel ActivRAC with stainless rail, along with a Hänel system that stores surgical instruments in bins.
Heater and Generator Lift
A Virginia Beach Navy Installation was limited in warehouse space. Inside the warehouse, they stored everything from maintenance tools, to tires for a variety of vehicles, both large and small, as well as heaters, generators and DTO’s. These heaters, generators and DTO’s were on built in carts for easy transfer but could not be stacked. They took up a large footprint of the already small warehouse. A better storage solution was needed.
After speaking with the Chief Warrant Officer, Spacesaver Storage Solutions learned that the heaters, generators and DTO’s were used for various missions. Being all different sizes, a small one might be needed, yet may be stored several others in the back. Quick and easy access to those became challenging. Our solution derived from a solution applied within the medical field. Bed Lift storage. Taking the model of vertical storage as well as lift automation was a no brainer. After speaking with the Engineers at Vidir, Spacesaver Storage Solutions provided the weights, lengths, widths and heights of each heater, generator and DTO. We came up with a 3 level, 2 unit or 600 lb max per level system. This system provided vertical storage for each of their units, as well as providing easy access without forklifts or risk of injury to the end user. We increased their warehouse storage capacity by another 40 %
Hanover County chose Spacesaver Storage Solutions LLC to provide eight (8)six (6) high density mobile systems for their new Courthouse Building that opened January 2017. Working with the Clerks of the Courts and Moseley Architects, we designed a mix of powered systems with state of the art electronic safety features and mechanical assist (hand crank) systems to keep the personnel and valuable historic records safe. Significant time was spent inventorying and working closely with Moseley Architects and the Clerks to make sure we stored the items in the necessary fashion and could find a place for everything.
A mix of roller shelving that is common in Courthouses for large heavy plat books and standard shelving was used on the Spacesaver systems. In addition, we moved and added on to existing systems, re-using as much of the existing materials as possible to save costs and be good stewards of the environment. In some cases, custom size shelves were used to best store the many odd size boxes of historic treasures.
The project also included the relocation of the physical files from the courts. Files were unloaded from multiple locations, packed onto carts, transported to the new building and loaded into the new shelving systems, and this was done alongside the relocation of the existing shelving.
Vehicle Maintenance Garage for a Local Utility Company
A local utility company was furnishing a new Vehicle Maintenance Garage and we worked with their architect to design work and storage space for their maintenance equipment and tools. Solutions included some simple work benches along with shelving units and bin storage systems, including high density bin storage units for storing a significant amount of small parts.
VCU Police Personnel Duty Lockers and Evidence Lockers
Due to rapid growth at Virginia Commonwealth University, the old Police building was not sufficient anymore. In the new building, Spacesaver personnel duty lockers and evidence were chosen because the Chief liked our outstanding quality, fit and finish, and our products proven ability to withstand rough treatment for many years . The Chief and general contractor realized that many times low-cost means that in a few years, the product does not work as well as it should. With Spacesaver Storage Solutions, we guarantee our quality and stand behind our product with local service teams.
Social Services Department
A social services department in a local county was undergoing renovations of their space and needed a significant amount of filing capacity for their records. They worked with a Richmond architect and Spacesaver to provide a mechanical assist filing system that was installed during the renovation, and ready to receive their files when they moved in! The project also included, in another area, the re-location of a 30 year old Spacesaver System that had been moved twice before and is still working great; a testament to the durability of Spacesaver equipment!
Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Hospital
The Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Hospital and Spacesaver solved a shortage of space in the warehouse. During the last several years, the demand for office space and clinical space at the hospital exploded. Not only was the existing warehouse too small but part of it was going to be used for a higher priority– offices for clinicians. The Chief of Materials Management at the hospital was familiar with compact shelving from our years of assisting him with supply storage in clean rooms, small supply rooms and medical records and pharmacy storage. He wondered if we had a ” moveable racking” solution. Spacesaver’ unique ActivRAC compact shelving proved to be the solution for more storage.