Considering today’s skyrocketing warehouse costs, leveraging greater use of your current buildings is essential. In parts of the Rocky Mountain region, some companies are are not even able to find new storage facility space because vacancies are so minimal.
Smart businesses are taking advantage of the vertical space in their operations by employing an elevated steel platform, or mezzanine, to maximize storage density and productivity. You can easily use all of the space in your warehouse up to the ceiling while still using the floor space underneath the mezzanine decking for your normal applications.
For operations that outgrow their warehouse, production or distribution facilities, moving can be an extremely expensive and inconvenient undertaking. A cost effective and minimally disruptive alternative is to use industrial mezzanines to boost the utilization of cubic space.
Industrial platforms can be appropriate for all types of operations, from small warehouses to massive distribution centers. In short order, a mezzanine installation can easily improve your productivity and provide a significant ROI. There are many alternatives available, from typical prefabricated mezzanines to custom designed, multi-story steel mezzanines.
Prefab Mezzanine Systems
Mezzanine warehouse systems can be a perfect solution for boosting storage density, but they can also serve as an excellent vantage point to supervise safety practices and warehouse productivity.
There are countless options available when designing an industrial platform for your location. While mezzanines are most often used to increase storage, configurations can also be designed for various other applications like offices, breakrooms and conference areas.
Almost all configurations can be put into place without any building alteration and they are very easy to set up and tear down. As business requirements change, so can your mezzanine system–they are simple to adjust and reconfigure.
Mezzanine storage areas are accessible via mezzanine stairs, and products can be loaded and unloaded via gates available for lift truck access. Some systems also use vertical reciprocating conveyors (VRC) or mezzanine lift systems to enable product movement to and from the platform.
Industrial Mezzanine Varieties
- Freestanding: Wide span configurations permit easy traffic flow beneath the platform. Structural designs are well suited for component and product storage.
- Rack Supported: rack supported, or “catwalk” mezzanine alternatives permit additional storage areas above pallet racking configurations. Pallets can be loaded and unloaded using lift truck gates included in most configurations.
- Shelf supported: shelving supported platforms are great solutions for expanding storage of smaller products above shelving systems. Though not as versatile as rack-supported or freestanding alternatives, shelf supported designs can be inexpensive and simple to implement.
New and Used Mezzanine Systems in Salt Lake
With a presence across 4 states, Welch Equipment is one of the largest mezzanine and racking providers in the Rocky Mountain West. We provide both new and pre-owned mezzanines for all types of applications. Call a material handling expert at Welch today!
2181 South 3200 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
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