We’ve Moved! San Antonio Office Has New Address

Southwest Solutions Group’s San Antonio Office Has Moved to a New LocationSouthwest Solutions Group New San Antonio Office

Our San Antonio office has moved to a bigger and better location. The new address is 15002 Tradesman San Antonio, TX 78249. But don’t worry because we will still be providing both new and existing clients with the same great service. In fact, with more space we hope to be even better than before – so come visit us!

Our knowledgeable representatives work with all types of commercial and industrial businesses including government, museum, healthcare, legal, education, manufacturing, and distribution facilities to maximize floor space, reduce operating costs, and increase productivity.

Equipment & Services Offered By Southwest Solutions Group in San Antonio

Are you curious what equipment and services we offer? Here is a quick rundown of what you can find from us!Modular Casework Design Services in San Antonio

  • High Density Storage Shelving: This compact storage option stores files and other items in about one-third the space as traditional file cabinets.
  • Modular Casework: Flexible casework cabinets are easy to reconfigure and relocate, saving replacement costs and our landfills.
  • Sliding File Cabinets: By attaching your existing file cabinets to bi-file or tri-file tracks, you have an inexpensive filing storage solution that lets you store more files in less space.
  • Compact Pallet Racks: These motorized pallet racks on tracks allow you to condense your warehouse storage area in half the floor space.
  • Vertical Lift Modules: With automated storage you maximize space, improve productivity and increase picking accuracy.Vertical Lifts Installed in San Antonio
  • Mezzanines: Freestanding and structural mezzanines extend your storage area vertically to create extra usable space.
  • Document Scanning: Create a paperless office by converting all your paper files to digital documents.
  • RFID File & Asset Tracking: Use RFID technology to track both files and assets so you never lose anything important again.

Contact Us Today for Help in San Antonio

Southwest Solutions Group’s San Antonio office has been helping businesses with storage and filing solutions since 1969. Our products and services are available on the TXMAS Contracts, GSA Federal Contracts, SYSTEC Small Business GSA Contract, NJPA Purchasing Agreement, and numerous Healthcare Purchasing Contracts.

Stop by our new location at 15002 Tradesman San Antonio, TX 78249 or give us a call today (210) 558-6988 to discuss your storage and filing requirements!

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Compact Shelving for the Poage Legislative Library at Baylor University

The Library was Running out of Space for JFK Archives

Today’s libraries are more than just places to keep books; they also store and display our history. A few months ago, the W.R. Poage Legislative Library at Baylor University was awarded the opportunity to archive and display additional records pertaining to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The only catch was the library was almost out of floor space and had no idea how they were going to be able to make room for such a large collection.

Compact Shelving is the Solution to the Library’s Space Problem

Because we have a long-standing relationship with Baylor, they called us in to survey and analyze the collection. Our solution to their space problem was Compact Shelving. The way Compact Shelving works is that access aisles are removed so that the shelves can “compact” together. When someone needs access to stored items within the system, all they have to do is rotate the handle to move the shelves and create an aisle.

This mechanism for moving the shelves and opening the aisle is referred to as “mechanical assist”. That means that there is a mechanical system that works when someone turns the handle to help move the shelves. What that means for the user is that it takes almost no effort on their part to move several rows of shelving.

Storing the Collection in Less Space and Keeping up Appearances

Our sales representative, Brandon Baird, worked with the staff at the Poage Library to design their Compact Shelving. Even though there was limited floor space available, he was able to make the shelving fit in a very tight area. In fact, the new Compact Shelving only uses half the floor space of the old book stacks that were previously in the space. In addition to meeting the library’s space concerns, he was able to maintain the level of aesthetics that the library wanted with an elegant wood appearance to the shelving.

Thanks to the Poage Library for Letting Us Help Them!

After the project was completed, the library manager expressed that he was “excited the project was completed” and that he and his staff are completely satisfied with the Compact Shelving. He also stated that “Brandon worked closely with us each step of the way and did an excellent job understanding and meeting all of our needs.”

We are thrilled to have been able to help the Poage Library with such an important collection and value all of our clients and their feedback. If you are interested in learning more about this project or Compact Shelving, give us a call at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message.

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Universal Solar Powered Battery Charger for USB Devices

Keep Your USB Devices Charged with Solar Power

Universal Solar Powered Battery Charger with Smart Phones Tablets Mp3 Players and Almost any USB DeviceOur state-of-the-art, palm-sized Universal Solar Powered Battery Charger works off of direct sunlight for recharging. Most of the solar products that have come on the market in recent years have been made of poor quality and only have the capability of charging themselves through direct current versus solar energy. Our components and engineering added together give us a quality advantage over past solar chargers. (Shop for our Universal Solar Powered Battery Charger)

3 Expertly Crafted Components for the Universal Solar Powered Battery Charger

There are three components that make up a solar charger: the circuit board design, the interior battery, and the solar panel itself. If any of these three components are not of the utmost in quality and craftsmanship, the product will not work properly. Our circuit design was U.S. engineered and tested before a factory was sourced for production. We also use a high-end lithium battery like the ones found in top quality cell phones. Finally, we use a super light-sensitive monocrystalline solar panel versus the polycrystalline for charging the interior battery.

Additional Unique Features of the Universal Solar Powered Battery Charger

Universal Solar Powered Battery Charger is Palm Size and has a Rubber CoveringWe’ve also added several features to our Universal Solar Powered Battery Charger not found in previous products. First we’ve added a charging indicator gauge, showing the capacity of the interior battery. Second, we used a rubberized casing for better handling and comfort. And third, we added a full USB port for charging devices. Any handheld device that uses a USB cord for charging can be charged with our solar charger. We use a 2,000mAh interior battery so it can recharge almost any brand of smart phone, cell phone or PDA on the market with almost 30% of its battery still left. It will also fully recharge Bluetooth devices, Mp3 players, digital cameras reading tablets and GPS devices.

Keep Connected Even When There is No Power

Our Universal Solar Powered Battery Charger can provide power in situations when there isn’t any during hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, or any other type of natural disaster. If you are an outdoors person who enjoys camping, hiking and boating or if you are attending an outdoor event like a concert or a race, our Universal Solar Powered Battery Charger will keep you connected and your communication devices charged.

Buy the Universal Solar Powered Battery Charger Online

Wondering where you can find our Universal Solar Powered Battery Charger? We have it available online from our partner StoreMoreStore! And if you need any help or have any questions, just call 1-855-786-7667.

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Computerized Day Lockers Designed for Hoteling

Hoteling is the Latest Trend Among Businesses

Easily Access Computerized Day Lockers on Multiple FloorsA big trend popping up lately is hoteling, and it is being used by all types of businesses including real estate agencies, consulting firms, law firms, manufacturers’ representatives, telecommuters, and flex-time workers. Hoteling is where employees, especially traveling employees, don’t have a permanent office space, so they reserve a space as they need it. The employee might only be on-site for one or two days to complete their work; then they move on to the next location.

But the problem these companies and employees are facing is what does everyone do with their stuff while they are on-site? An employee might have a change of clothes, tablet, laptop computer, various chargers, important papers, etc. That’s where we can help. We provide businesses with Computerized Day Lockers that are designed specifically for hoteling.

Computerized Day Lockers Designed Specifically for Your Office

Computerized Day Lockers for Hoteling are Available in a Variety of SizesThe Computerized Day Lockers are more than just a place to keep stuff; they are high quality, aesthetically pleasing product that will enhance the look of your office while providing your employees with the peace of mind to know their valuables are safe and secure. The Smart Day Lockers can be designed to meet your exact specifications. In addition, the lockers come in multiple different finishes including wood, laminate, and wood veneer that can be customized to your liking.

Numerous Types of Locks AvailableKeypad Locks Make Hoteling Simple and Easy for Businesses

The best feature of the Computerized Day Lockers is the numerous types of locks available. This is what makes our lockers truly unique. You can choose from proximity locks that open and close with an RFID card, bracelet or key; keypad locks that 4-digit code to lock and unlock the locker; or coin operated locks that use a coin as the trigger to open and close the locker. (Learn more about the different locks)

Contact Us for Computerized Day Lockers with Keyless Locks

Southwest Solutions Group® provides design and installation services for Computerized Day Lockers. We will help you every step of the way; planning the type locker you want; helping you choose the right keyless lock; and installing the finished product. Give us a call today at 1-800-803-1083 to speak with a representative.

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3 Non-Traditional Storage Systems for Unique Businesses and Applications

I opened my email to find this great blog by Spacesaver: 10 Things You Didn’t Know Spacesaver Could Store. It really showcases all the unique things that businesses are storing – everything from beer to dinosaur bones! And one of our jobs for the Houston Police Department (HPD) was highlighted (you can read the specifics about the HPD evidence storage project here). This got me thinking about all the non-traditional projects we have done over the years. I figured I would jump on the bandwagon; so here are 3 non-traditional storage systems for unique businesses and applications.

Hand Crank Lifts for Storing Hospital Beds and WheelchairsHand Crank Lifts used for Stacking Beds in Hospitals with 8 Foot Ceilings

Storing hospital beds usually just means shoving them in a hallway or storage room while waiting for them to be occupied or repaired. Our idea was to create a stacking storage system so that beds and wheelchairs can be kept out of the way in unused overhead space.

A customer came to us for our Motorized Bed Lift; however, once we finished measuring their space, we realized it wouldn’t fit. There was not enough room for the motorized lift and the required 18” clearance because they only have 8’ ceilings.

To solve the problem, we got to work on a brand new storage system for beds – Hand Crank Lifts. They might be a little less sophisticated than the motorized ones, but they will store 2 beds stacked on top of each other while meeting all clearance requirements. Also, because the Hand Crank Lifts use a platform that the beds roll onto, you can store anything from wheelchairs to IV poles on them. With this new solution, the customer was able to purchase 24 Hand Crank Lifts. (Read specifications for the Hand Crank Bed Lifts)

A Vertical Lift Module Used for Part Storage and Multi-Level Part Distribution

Typically, Vertical Lift Modules are used for storage and retrieval. With this project, we took it one step further and designed the lift to do triple duty as storage, retrieval, and an elevator.

Diagram of the Vertical Lift Module PicturesThe project began because a large manufacturing company was searching for a way to save space and increase productivity in their maintenance and repair operations area. The company was storing small and medium size parts in bin shelving on a two level mezzanine located on the first floor of the facility. The third floor of the facility was used to store large heavy duty parts. This meant that if a part needed to be sent from the third floor to the first floor an employee would have to go get the part, take an elevator down, and walk it over to where it was needed.

We worked with them to install a 40’ tall Vertical Lift Module (VLM) in place of the mezzanine that stores all the small and medium parts and acts as an elevator for transporting the heavy duty parts on the third floor. The VLM goes through all three floors of the facility with openings on the first floor and third floor.

Now, small and medium parts are brought directly to the employee at the ergonomic workstation. And if an employee needs to send a heavy duty part from the third floor to the first floor, they can just load it on an empty tray and the VLM will deliver it right to the employee on the first floor. (Learn more specifics about the VLM and this project)

High Bay Shelving for the New Joint Library Facility

Two rival universities came together to design a unique storage facility for books, and we helped by providing them unique shelving to go in it!High Bay Shelving Storing Archives in the Joint Library Facility

Texas A&M University and The University of Texas recently collaborated to open the Joint Library Facility, a large warehouse used as a shared archival book depository between the two university systems. With space on campus at a premium and limited financial resources, the universities wanted a cost-efficient solution to free up space for higher circulating materials and new study areas for students. The Joint Library Facility represented that solution, and the High Bay Shelving helped to keep building costs down. Because the High Bay Shelving extends so much vertically, the universities were able increased storage density. In fact, they were able to drastically reduce the building’s entire footprint. (View pictures of the High Bay Shelving at the Joint Library Facility)

What Do You Need Stored?

Do you have some non-traditional items that you need to store? Are you looking to creatively use a storage system? If so, than let us help you! Give us a call at 1-800-803-1083 or send a message, and we can put you in touch with the representative in your area that can give you a free storage assessment.

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