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Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

HIGH DENSITY STORAGE SOLUTION PROTECTS 170 YEARS OF BASEBALL HISTORY

Created in 1982, The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum proudly holds over 170 years of Canadian Baseball history in St. Marys Ontario.

St. Marys is home to one of the first recorded games of baseball in North America. It took place on June 4, 1838 and was written about by St. Marys native, and Mayor, Adam Ford.

ARCHIVES STORAGE SYSTEM PROTECTS COLLECTION FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame was building a 1200 sq ft storage archive addition to their museum, and wanted to create a place to store their baseball items, paper, and books. So they reached out to the Storage Experts at Spacesaver Solutions Inc. for help.

Our Storage Experts worked with the museum to design a mechanical assist, high density storage system that can store 450 bats, 300 jerseys, 170 boxes, as well as large miscellaneous items such as trophies, books, photos, and framed art.

Staff at the museum are thrilled with their new storage system as it maximizes their archives storage while protecting their collection for future generations.

“The new storage shelving really allows us to organize our collection and provides more room for storage which is vital for the future of the museum.”.

Scott Crawford

Director of Operations, Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

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Bertrand Russell Archives Storage

Bertrand Russell Archives Storage

NEW LIBRARY SHELVING SHOWCASES AND PROTECTS ARCHIVES FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

In 1968 McMaster University Library acquired the archives and personal library of famed British philosopher, social and peace activist, and Nobel Laureate, Bertrand Russell. It has since become one of their most heavily used research collections with scholars from all over the world coming to McMaster to use the archives in their research.

UNIVERSITY WORKS WITH LOCAL ARCHITECTS TO DESIGN A NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITY

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of McMaster’s acquisition of the Bertrand Russell Archives, the University worked with local architects to design a state-of-the-art facility to house the collection. The facility, located at the University’s Sterling Street entrance, was formerly a private residence that was fully renovated and converted in just nine months.

The most important part of the renovation was making sure that the archives were properly stored and protected, so they reached out to the experts at Spacesaver Solutions Inc. 

A HIGH DENSITY SYSTEM, WOOD-TEK SHELVING AND DAY USE LOCKERS PROTECT AND BEAUTIFULLY DISPLAY THE ARCHIVES

Our Storage Expert met with McMaster’s librarians to design a solution to safely house Bertrand Russell’s large and diverse archives and a significant collection of books and other published materials across three separate areas. We designed a mechanical assist high-density system, Wood-Tek 4-Post shelving, and Day Use Lockers.

The University converted what was once a garage into a secure, climate controlled room, and we installed a mechanical assist high density system with recessed rails. This system maximizes the storage space in the room while ensuring the archives are properly stored and preserved.

In the reading room and a display area, we installed Wood-Tek 4-Post shelving to beautifully house much of the book collection. This shelving is a unique blend of wood and steel, featuring a wood front for a classic look, and a non off gassing metal frame to protect the collection. The system is completely adaptable and adjusts to the Library’s changing needs as the collection grows.

For the security of the collection, the University Library’s requirements included a place for researchers to store their personal belongings while in the Archives, We designed a metal bodied locker system with high pressure laminate doors and Digilock Axis Locks. The locks can be programmed for each new person and reset for the next researcher when they’re finished.

The librarians and staff are thrilled with their new space and systems that protect and display their collection.

The University Library has worked with Spacesaver Solutions Inc. on a number of projects over the years, but the Bertrand Russell Archives was something special. We’re delighted with the results both in the traditional compact shelving and the public areas of the archives, where the Wood-Tek shelving and Day Use Lockers allow us to showcase and protect the collection for future generations of researchers.

Wade Wyckoff

Associate University Librarian, Collections, McMaster University

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We are a dedicated team of storage experts helping organizations maximize space, improve efficiencies, mitigate risk, and reduce costs. We work with you to understand your storage challenges and design custom solutions that allow you to do what you do best. Our unique process sets us apart as we are with you every step of the way! Our storage experts provide an in depth needs evaluation, and full design support for your project. We take care of proposal preparation and client presentations and will install the best storage solution for your needs. Lastly, we offer after sale service and warranty to make sure that your new storage solution is always working in tip top shape! Click here to learn about our process.

 

INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE, AND SERVICE

Our team of trusted factory certified installers have over 80 years of combined experience. You can trust that they will install your equipment properly, relocate existing equipment, and will train you to operate your new system safely. Our factory certified service team provides preventative and ongoing maintenance, and is always ready to fix any issue with spare parts on hand. Interested in our warranty program? Click here to see your options!

 

 

 

Mobile Filing Shelves at Toronto Law

Mobile Filing Shelves at Toronto Law

TORONTO LAW FIRM CREATES AN OPEN OFFICE CONCEPT WITH MOBILE FILING SHELVES

Thousands of inefficiently stored case files were creating a serious problem for a law firm in Toronto. The limitations of the law firm’s lateral filing cabinet drawers made it hard to store the large case files. As a result, they were stored in such a way that made it virtually impossible to find the right one without taking them all out and putting them all back in again. This led to plenty of wasted time and a very inefficient environment.

A MORE EFFICIENT MOBILE FILING SYSTEM

Employees needed to have quick, easy access to files and a more organized system needed to be put into place. In addition to organization, the law firm also wanted to create a more modern, aesthetically pleasing environment as well.

Based on referrals from other law firms in the area, the firm reached out to Spacesaver Solutions. Our Storage Expert surveyed the space, assessed the type and size of case files being stored, and created a storage solution that would increase capacity for file storage as well as space for other functions of the business, including additional office spaces for lawyers, attorneys and other employees.

Our Storage Expert designed a custom cabinet that would be used to store case files. The cabinet has six shelves, all designed to be the correct height for storing files, binders, and boxes at the same time without any need for adjustments. Unlike traditional cabinets, the center support frame was removed allowing staff to fully utilize each shelf.

MOBILE FILING SHELVES DOUBLE THE AMOUNT OF FILES IN THE SAME SPACE

To eliminate case files being buried within shelves and impossible to find, Spacesaver Solutions installed bi-file mobile filing shelves. The new systems allowed two rows of filing equipment to be placed in nearly the same footprint.

The front shelf sections rest on a mobile carriage that travels back and forth, and the movement allows easy access to the back row of static shelving. With this system, the files are more compact and out of the way, yet offer 100% accessibility to any file that an employee would want or need to access.

MULTIPLE DEPARTMENTS ARE ABLE TO USE THE MOBILE FILING SHELVING SYSTEM

File storage was further compacted through the use of three mechanical-assist mobile systems, which were installed to store records in the Accounting, Records, and Minute Book departments. In addition, one of the systems housed an elaborate legal library. Combined, the mobile systems held the entire collection of records and library materials while leaving space for future growth.

To aid with matching the mobile systems to the look and overall feel of the office, the mobile systems were outfitted with custom dual-entry wood veneer end-panels.

MORE PRODUCTIVE AND EFFICIENT WORK ENVIRONMENT BECAUSE OF MOBILE FILING SHELVES

With the newly organized mobile shelving solution, the law firm’s staff was more efficient and productive because the daily obstacle of locating files was eliminated. Due to the ease of navigation and less cluttered space, the employees were very pleased with the overall look and feel of their redesigned work environment.

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We are a dedicated team of storage experts helping organizations maximize space, improve efficiencies, mitigate risk, and reduce costs. We work with you to understand your storage challenges and design custom solutions that allow you to do what you do best. Our unique process sets us apart as we are with you every step of the way! Our storage experts provide an in depth needs evaluation, and full design support for your project. We take care of proposal preparation and client presentations and will install the best storage solution for your needs. Lastly, we offer after sale service and warranty to make sure that your new storage solution is always working in tip top shape! Click here to learn about our process.

 

INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE, AND SERVICE

Our team of trusted factory certified installers have over 80 years of combined experience. You can trust that they will install your equipment properly, relocate existing equipment, and will train you to operate your new system safely. Our factory certified service team provides preventative and ongoing maintenance, and is always ready to fix any issue with spare parts on hand. Interested in our warranty program? Click here to see your options!

 

 

 

Toronto Maple Leafs

Toronto Maple Leafs

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS SCORE UPDATED HOCKEY EQUIPMENT STORAGE

As one of the original six members of the National Hockey League, the Toronto Maple Leafs have a long team history. The team and their loyal fan base have called the Air Canada Centre their home arena since 1999, but when it came time for a renovation of the team’s equipment and locker room, the hockey equipment storage room was an afterthought.

While the new storage room looked beautiful, it was a lot smaller than their previous space. The equipment manager’s primary goal was to fit all of the team’s bulky equipment into one central area while still having easy access to the gear needed for practices, games, and workouts. The equipment manager had visited and spoken with managers of multiple other teams, and he’d seen how Spacesaver Solutions’ mobile shelving helped add storage capacity in other locker rooms and hockey equipment storage rooms.

HIGH-DENSITY MOBILE STORAGE SYSTEM FOR HOCKEY ATHLETIC EQUIPMENT

He reached out to Spacesaver Solutions Inc. to see if we could help find a way to accommodate all the uniforms, pads, helmets, skates, and over 1,500 sticks into the new smaller space. Rob McClelland, our Storage Expert has extensive experience designing athletic equipment storage systems and took a full inventory of all items that the Toronto Maple Leafs needed to store. After discussing different options for organizing the gear, Rob and the equipment manager settled on a convenient way to organize all of the items using a high density mobile storage system.

ORGANIZED SHELVING OF HOCKEY EQUIPMENT STORAGE FOR EASE OF ACCESS

The new system eliminates static aisles to allow the Maple Leafs to use every inch of space and make the most of the confined area. Similar items are grouped on the same shelf, with separate cubbies for different sizes of shirts, uniforms, and more. Lightweight, easy-to-grab items like gloves are stocked on higher shelves, while bulkier items are kept on larger, lower shelves for easy retrieval. Dividers and bins help ensure that smaller items like socks are easily accessible while keeping them organized and secure on the shelves. Even chewing gum for the players has a designated space on the shelving system!

TORONTO MAPLE LEAF’S HOCKEY EQUIPMENT STORAGE ROOM MORE THAN JUST A FUNCTIONAL SPACE

For added security and convenience, the high density system is equipped with a priority aisle setting. When not in use, the system automatically resets itself to restrict access to certain aisles while leaving the most heavily used aisle available. And the finishing touch? Custom-made, 3D Plexiglas team logos to adorn each carriage.

With the new system in place, the Maple Leafs no longer have to worry about running out of space in their small room. When it’s time to set up for a home game or pack up for an away game, the whole process is faster and more streamlined with all items in their designated cubbies. With the added details, the hockey equipment storage room is more than just a functional space – it’s a source of pride for the entire organization. Click here to see another locker room storage solution.

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Canadian War Museum

Canadian War Museum

HAND CRANK COMPACT STORAGE LEADS TO ARTIFACT PRESERVATION AT CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM

The Canadian War Museum is Canada’s national museum of military history. It’s also the world’s most respected museum for studying armed conflict.

Tracing back to its origins in 1880, the museum holds more than three million artifacts from around the globe. This includes rare vehicles, medals, uniforms, artillery, personal memoirs, and 13,000 works in the Beaverbrook Collection of War Art.

For their 125th anniversary, the museum celebrated with a new facility to better store and display their collections. The new Canadian War Museum would be 440,000 square-feet and would feature artifacts ranging in size from buttons to airplanes. The ideal storage solution would need to ensure preservation and accessibility for a wide range of collections.

Custom Storage Solutions For Special Collections

Even with such a large building, maximizing storage was still a high priority. The Collections Managers knew the artifact inventory would increase, and they wanted to plan for this growth so they reached out to the Storage Experts for help.

Hand Crank Compact Storage Creates Space in the Equipment Vault

The Equipment Vault holds everything from tanks and vehicle components to cannons and munitions. To store these large, heavy items, we installed a hand crank compact storage system to maximize space.

“Without the mobile system we would have needed a room three times larger.”

John Corneil

Head of Collections Information, Canadian War Museum

Art Rack Storage for 1,300 Pieces in the Paintings Vault

We installed 90 floor-mounted, mobile art racks to store a fine art collection for over 1,300 pieces. The mobile art racks offer twice the amount of storage as traditional shelving by placing art on each side of the rack. Pieces that were too large to fit on the rack were unframed, removed, and rolled on large diameter tubes to prevent cracking. The tubes were then placed on specially designed cantilever shelving with easy access by a crane arm.

Heavy Duty Static Shelving in Secure Arms Vault

The Secure Arms Vault stores 4,000 long arms, 2,000 handguns, body armour, swords, helmets, military models, and thousands of weapons in different sizes and weight. Storing all these items needs a very customized storage solution. Our Storage Experts designed a compact mobile storage system with doors, drawers, and other features to give added protection to each artifact. Wide span shelving was also placed into a mobile system to accommodate heavier items.

Visual Storage in Dress and Insignia Vault

Inside the Dress and Insignia Vault, we installed high density mobile storage systems. These systems hold military planning toy soldiers, rolled textiles, regimental and battle flags, and other artifacts of various shapes and sizes. To securely store these artifacts in one central place, the mobile systems feature drawers, doors, and static shelving. The organization of this area is so impressive that windows were installed in the vault to let visitors get a peak behind the scenes.

Higher Security for Living History Vault

Lastly, the Living History vault is a cross-section of all the other vaults in the Museum. It requires higher security for the items inside so we designed a self-sealing system. It compresses against one wall and features a lockable end unit that complies with the Canadian Fire Arms Act.

“I keep coming back to the fact that we would have needed twice the footprint or more without the compact storage, With a good mobile system, your construction costs are down, materials are down, and building maintenance and upkeep costs are lower for many years to come.”

John Corneil

Head of Collections Information, Canadian War Museum

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