Client: National automobile insurance provider, based in California
Problem: Last year, this company underwrote $3 billion in premiums,and the company continues to grow. Each policy requires a paper back-up, which was stored on 7’ x 36” open steel shelving. This constant need for increased storage drove the company to expand its facilities to multiple warehouse locations, which resulted in outrageous operating costs per square foot of storage.
Solution: A 16’ high Pacific double-deck steel shelving unit was installed with a grated catwalk between aisles, allowing the company to move up, not out. A vertical reciprocating conveyor now moves heavy boxes to and from the second level. Two stairways were also installed to optimize accessibility and safety, and a sprinkler system was installed, per fire code regulations. This entire system was built to seismic zone 4 specifications.
Benefits: By utilizing their available vertical space, the storage area was significantly condensed, allowing fewer people to service more files. It also prevents the insurance company from taking on more warehouse space and incurring expanded operating costs. Western Pacific was able to keep the costs down by utilizing a portion of the company’s existing equipment. The savings in man hours and cost of square footage quickly offset the cost of new equipment.
Film Archive Storage, Pacific
Client: An Entertainment Archive Distribution Center, Point.360
Problem: This Release Print Company provides a broad range of audio- visual post production, duplication and distribution services. Due to increasing demand, they built a new facility in Los Angeles and hired a consultant to design it. Integral to the design was a system that could accommodate the company’s vast inventory of film. The consultant thought a high-bay storage system utilizing rolling ladders would be best.
Solution: Western Pacific came in and reevaluated the situation. Redesigning the installation employing a catwalk system, a full CAD layout drawing was given to the client explaining the benefits. The client and consultant were both impressed, and extremely satisfied. Accordingly, WPSS executed the plan utilizing Pacific steel clip shelving.
Benefits: With the catwalk system, personnel could pull faster and more efficiently, enabling them to accomplish more with less people. Aisles were cut down to three feet instead of over five. More film was fit into the cube, enabling the company to generate more revenue. Western Pacific helped maximize the space by getting twice as much into the building as Point.360 thought possible. The design also turned out to be more economical, thus providing the client with a higher return on investment (ROI).
Medical Archive Storage, Pacific
Client: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Problem: A majority of the Medical Center’s departments were continuing to store their records and archives in almost any place they could find, without any kind of organizational system. Consequently, they found they were running out of space for incoming records, and experiencing inefficiencies due to the lack of an organized retrieval system.
Solution: The Medical Center was fortunately able to fund a building, which they erected on-site with a ceiling height of over 20 feet. This enabled Western Pacific to install a two-level archive system of Pacific steel clip shelving to accommodate open files, x-rays, and archive boxes. A vertical reciprocating conveyor, or freight elevator, was also installed to facilitate access to the second level.
Benefits: The new building, along with Western Pacific’s custom storage solution, enabled the entire Medical Center staff to manage their records and archives much more efficiently. A large part of gaining control over the situation was achieved by getting all the records and archives into one place. Even more important was having the system custom designed and engineered to handle their specific needs, and a management team trained to effectively run it.
Police Department Storage, Pacific
Client: A Southern California Police Station
Problem: After forty years in the same building with more than one hundred employees over capacity, this police department was overcrowded. After completely running out of space, they were given the funding to build a new facility.
Solution: After significant research, a state-of-the-art property and evidence room that features a unique Pacific Closed and Bin Unit storage system was designed and installed. Closed Unit systems are also used throughout the department to store arrest and case records, and another custom system for personnel files.
Benefits: The police department saved an enormous amount of space in their new building, thus improving their work efficiency and leaving more space for personnel.
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