Those managing large warehouses may experience challenges with space. The right steel building accessories serve as a solution for warehouses with limited space. By installing one or more mezzanines into your building, you can take advantage of the vertical space in your warehouse, making additional space to improve your operations. Mezzanines function similarly to a loft for your business, creating what is effectively a small second floor that increases capacity. This allows for operations to flow more smoothly or in a way that was otherwise not possible before.
What are Mezzanines?
Mezzanines provide unique solutions to many storage and safety issues that may arise in steel commercial buildings. A mezzanine typically consists of a stair system affixed to an elevated platform. Mezzanines are special due to their ability to be retrofitted to an existing building, allowing for an easy, affordable way to maximize a business owner’s usable space. Commonly, mezzanines in the United States are able to hold around 125 pounds per square foot in warehouses.
How Can Steel Building Accessories Improve Your Operations?
Mezzanines & Stairs Provides a Space for Observations
Employee safety is a crucial part of a business owner’s responsibility. In a large steel building, it can be difficult to observe employees and ensure that they are following safety standards and that everything is flowing efficiently. Over time, safety regulations may become forgotten, misunderstood, or bypassed. Mezzanines provide a space for observers, supervisors, and workers to keep an eye on safety operations.
Mezzanines offer a space for observations without following around employees and watching over their shoulders. This allows for employees to feel trusted and prevents operations from slowing. Mezzanines also provide a great way to give warehouse tours and show new hires the facility from a bird’s eye view.
Optimizes Usable Space
Production is hindered by a lack of available operating space and expanding a commercial building outwards can be impractical, expensive, and timely. Having to work around products, machines, and other employees can slow down operations. Mezzanines offer a quick solution to limited space. They can allow a business to increase its capacity, remove potential bottlenecks, and improve capital.
Affordable OSHA-Approved Steel Building Accessories
Design Components, Inc. is the United States’ trusted provider of steel building accessories. This includes heavy-duty, modular mezzanine structures which include handrails, columns, baseplates, and stair access. Mezzanines are a practical and dependable way to expand your space and allow for operations to continue flowing smoothly without having to halt production for a long period of time.
A Design Components Mezzanine Features
- Modular bolt-together systems.
- Sturdy handrail with 4″ kickplate.
- Heavy-duty columns & baseplates.
- Heavy-duty prefabricated stairs and accessories.
- 4-MIL powder-coated steel components provide a superior level of durability against abusive, corrosive applications.
Ready to upgrade your steel building space today? Design Components, Inc. is committed to improving your operational capabilities and making your commercial steel building functional and safe.
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