If you are facing a shortage of space in your plant and have considered the possibility of either relocating or building a new facility, consider the benefits that mezzanine shelving systems offer as a cost-effective and highly efficient alternative. Mezzanine system shelving allow for conversion of unused vertical air space into safe, efficient storage areas for a fraction of the cost of the move. Mezzanine shelfs also offer a number of direct and indirect economic perks to facilities owners. Mezzanine shelving systems provide an incredible level of safety fully compliant with regulatory codes and offer a high level of adaptability to any number of industrial and warehousing environments.
Just as time is money, space is overhead. Floor space limitations not only limit the amount of equipment and materials owners can house within the facility, but they can also create safety issues such as trip and fall hazards when things become too closely packed together. Owners often immediately consider a move when space becomes limited not only to accommodate inventory and operations, but also to ensure a safe working environment. The cost of moving, however, is enormous for industrial facilities. On the other hand, investing in mezzanine system shelving requires only a fraction of the cost of moving and increases available storage space 100-150 percent on the average.
Adding mezzanine shelving to existing floor space eliminates months, and in some cases, years, of waiting for a new building to be finished. By expanding upward, the mezzanine shelving converts the unused vertical airspace above the facility floor into solid, safe, quickly accessible storage areas. Expanded and new facilities will naturally consume more energy to light, heat, and cool. Mezzanine shelving prevents this increased overhead by utilizing existing heat, light, and cooling systems. Operations managers responsible for eliminated cost of operations should especially consider the energy-savings benefits when calculating quarterly and annual operations budgets.
Tax codes classify multi-tier mezzanine shelving systems as equipment, not real estate. As expanding a facility or building a larger plant will obviously place you in a higher property tax bracket, converting vertical space with a mezzanine system minimizes property tax increase and offers depreciation tax breaks associated with equipment. This again further reduces overhead and allows operations to increase profits through lowered expenditures. The versatility offered by these systems offers a variety of options in almost any facility. Mezzanine shelving assemble as easily as standard shelving and provide storage, staging, workspace, and even office space.
All steel components of the system, including heavy-duty columns designed for industrial loading capacity, come pre-fabricated from the manufacturer and require no drilling or welding. Owners can choose from a number of stairs, steel or concrete decks, and handrails to ensure full code compliance for particular geographic areas and specific industries. The mezzanine railing system combines the guidance of a handrail with the protective barrier of a wire partition. It fully complies with all OSHA and BOCA safety regulations and offers the very best protection against slip and fall hazards. Prevention of accidents further reduces cost of liability or workman?s compensation and insurance premium hikes resulting from mishaps.
Because of the way mezzanine systems assemble, they offer a flexibility that allows for change in size and location as your industry evolves and your facility adapts in response. They can be moved or enlarged at will, allowing for multiple upgrades and minimizing any need for replacement. As customized and highly reliable pieces of equipment, we can design them specifically for you current needs and any future changes you foresee. Call us today and let us help you design the very best safe, reliable, and cost-effective system for you.
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