Here in the Rocky Mountain region, many businesses are having difficulty finding additional warehouse space because vacancies are few and far between. With rising storage real estate expenses, making use of every bit of existing space in your warehouse is now essential.
Maximizing the use of the vertical space in your warehouse by adding an elevated steel platform, or mezzanine, can significantly increase your storage and production efficiency. Mezzanines enable you to use all of the space in your warehouse up to the ceiling while still using the space below the mezzanine decking for your standard applications.
For enterprises that outgrow their warehouse, production or distribution facilities, moving can be an exceptionally costly and disruptive endeavor. A relatively inexpensive and minimally disruptive alternative is to use industrial mezzanines to ensure full utilization of the cubic footage in the space.
Warehouse mezzanines are suitable for all types of businesses, from small warehouses to massive distribution centers. In a very short time, a mezzanine installation can improve your performance and provide a meaningful ROI. There are many choices available, from regular prefabricated mezzanines to specially engineered, multi-story steel mezzanines.
Prefabricated Mezzanine Solutions
Industrial platform configurations can take many forms, and typical systems serve several functions. Many times systems are designed with mezzanine office modules, allowing offices, breakrooms and conference rooms instead of just storage.
Warehouse mezzanine installations are a great solution for leveraging greater storage density, but they can also serve as an excellent vantage point to supervise safety practices and warehouse performance.
Almost all designs can be installed without any building alteration and they are very easy to assemble and disassemble. They are also easy to modify as your business requirements evolve.
In order for workers to access these platforms, mezzanine stairs are included. Typical storage setups also include forklift accessible gates. In addition, some designs make use of mezzanine lift equipment or vertical reciprocating conveyors (VRC) to maneuver products on and off the platform.
Industrial Mezzanine Types
Freestanding: a structural or freestanding warehouse mezzanine system makes efficient use of ground space and offers simple assembly and disassembly. Structural designs are optimal for part and product storage.
Rack Supported: rack supported, or “catwalk” mezzanine choices permit added storage sectors above pallet racking systems. Pallets are loaded and unloaded using lift truck gates included in the design.
Shelf supported: for expanding storage of lighter weight products, shelving supported platforms are frequently included above industrial shelving systems. Although shelf supported designs are extremely economical, they are not as versatile as freestanding or rack supported options.
New and Used Mezzanine Systems in Colorado Springs
Welch Equipment provides both new and used mezzanine solutions for all sizes and types of businesses in the Mountain West. To speak with a Welch warehouse expert, give us a call today!
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