Your Guide to Stainless Steel Medical Cabinets

stainless steel surgical cabinets

When compared to alternatives, stainless steel medical cabinets deliver the best protection against bacteria that can live on equipment surfaces. It’s one reason why hospitals, urgent care centers, and surgical suites aim to incorporate the design into their facility space. With so many stainless steel cabinetry options out on the market, choosing the right one to address your hospital, medical, operating room, and surgical storage needs isn’t easy. To help simplify the selection process, we put together this guide to stainless steel medical cabinets. It examines the available options and why each are used. Plus, we provide examples of places you most often find these cabinets and highlight the advantages for use.

What are Stainless Steel Medical Cabinets?

Stainless steel medical cabinets provide an easy-to-sterilize, eco-friendly storage solution that can adapt to your changing needs. Systems allow simple installation and can accommodate relocation during a facility expansion, renovation, or move. Other terms to describe these solutions range from operating room storage and surgical cabinets to a hospital storage cabinet.

Why is stainless steel used for medical equipment?

operating room storage cabinets

Along with providing better infection control, stainless steel remains more durable and versatile in design. These qualities add to the many reasons why it’s so widely used to construct medical equipment. The attraction doesn’t end there, however. Medical-field professionals also prefer the rustproof material because it does not stain and can tolerate repeated cleaning with harsh chemicals to maximize reuse. Additionally, non-magnetic stainless steel can stand up to corrosion and heat better. It’s quite diverse as well and can help commercial healthcare applications improve workflow while reducing raw materials costs.

Where are stainless steel medical cabinets used?

surgical instrument storage cabinets

Stainless steel cabinetry remains popular with healthcare applications that emphasize cleanliness, sound formability, manufacturing precision, reliability, strength and more. Some common areas to find these solutions include:

  • Catheterization labs
  • Endoscopy and radiology departments
  • Sterile processing departments
  • Surgical suites
  • Surgical supply, instrument, and device storage areas
  • Laboratories
  • Veterinarian clinics

Different types of stainless steel medical cabinets

This guide to stainless steel medical cabinets highlights many configurations to suit your application needs, including:

Freestanding cabinets with glass doors and sloped tops

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A freestanding hospital storage cabinet with glass doors, sloped tops, and adjustable shelves provides flexible storage that promotes cleanliness and visibility. With a clear view of the contents, staff can verify items without handling a thing. So everything remains protected from possible contamination and ready to use in a crisis. When checking inventory, personnel can also easily recognize dates through the glass doors. Then, open them using a wire pull handle to retrieve anything nearing expiration and avoid wasting it. Facilities, in turn, keep material rotating and get the most from their investment while delivering safe and efficient patient care.

Since configurations have the strength to stand alone, you can place them against a wall to save space or in the middle of the floor. Choosing to do the latter would allow you to optimize your existing footprint while creating a cozier, more inviting space. Personnel can roam through the area without feeling congested and facilities avoid wasting premium space.

The flexibility you have to maximize the available space carries through to the interior since these freestanding casework units have adjustable shelves. With a simple shelf modification, you can customize the space to ensure maximum footprint efficiency. Coupled with a durable stainless finish, systems are ideal to use in sanitary and heavy-duty applications such as:

Recessed cabinets with pass-thru glass front and solid doors in the back

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Recessed cabinets with pass-thru glass front and solid doors in the back mount to the wall to save floor space and have a built-in flush finish that provides clean, pleasing aesthetics. Configurations also include wall trim to help conceal gaps along the sides and top and add a more decorative, personalized touch to your veterinary clinic or cleanroom. If you want to ensure the safety of your stored materials, you have the option to add theft protection locks, too. However, pass-thru cabinets provide storage access from in and outside the operating room to simplify supply restocking without violating sterile areas.

Recessed cabinets have adjustable shelves that you adapt to maximize space and sterilize with the harshest cleaning solutions to prevent bacteria growth. Their tempered safety glass doors provide visibility and resist scratches so storage maintains a clean look while ensuring safe, error-free material handling and retrieval.

Some models have piano-type hinged doors that withstand wear and tear while remaining easy to install and align, helping ensure smooth and safe operation. Others use hinges that allow doors to open a full 270 degrees to ensure ergonomic access. They include a self-closing feature that activates at less than 5 degrees from an open position to keep the door shut and ensure personnel always has sterile storage to use. The same units also fit sliding doors as an alternative which can provide convenient space savings and a clean look without sacrificing your accessibility to sterile items.

Drawer cabinets with a lighted workspace

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Drawer cabinets with a lighted workspace and magnetic bulletin boards provide a convenient workstation that you can use to remain productive in the operating room. With built-in overhead lighting, they allow specialized use in procedure areas that have low electronic leakage which does not interfere with other electronic systems. The light fixture illuminates the desktop underneath so surgeons working on laptops can see to update patient pre- and post-operation progress, plus review health history. A magnetic bulletin board contains six magnets with the strength to secure notes, so the workspace can remain clean and organized during emergency surgery.

Rather than shelves, configurations incorporate easy-to-sterilize drawers that glide on ball-bearing slides to ensure smooth use. To ensure the sterilization process remains simple but effective, the drawers’ handles have a solid stainless open design. You have the option to add locks if concerned about material theft and tampering prevention. Systems allow modular assembly and include anchoring holes and connectors to ensure proper alignment when installing more than one. Wall surface or recessed-style mounting models are available to help maximize your floor space.

Mobile cabinets with glass doors

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Mobile cabinets with glass doors combine visibility and flexible relocation into one solution to simplify saving space and ensure safer, more efficient material handling. Units have non-marking rubber casters that provide a greater grip, better traction, and a softer ride over rough surfaces. With good wear and abrasion resistance, the wheels won’t damage hospital floors as you move shared supplies from one area to another.

Along with providing efficient visibility, the mobile cabinets’ glass doors allow lock integration to help regulate access and maintain sterile storage conditions. Interior adjustable shelves can accommodate changes in height to maximize space use and prevent material damage. Thus, you avoid wasting valuable storage while creating clearance to protect consolidated materials during space-saving relocation. Systems’ doors utilize self-lubricating stainless piano-style hinges tested to last up to 750,000 cycles and provide noise-free use.

Benefits to different-style stainless steel cabinets

To conclude this guide to stainless steel medical cabinets, this section explains the benefits of using the different styles available.

Freestanding vs. Recessed

hospital storage cabinet

Freestanding hospital storage cabinets stand alone in the middle of the floor or against the wall to save space. Placing units in the middle of the floor gives you an instant divider to help optimize your existing footprint while allowing areas to remain open and welcoming. You always have the flexibility to reposition the cabinets since they aren’t fixed to the floor or wall, simplifying space redesign.

Recessed stainless surgical cabinets allow clean installation into the wall to provide space-saving storage with a built-in flush finish look that enhances aesthetics. The cabinets also integrate well into spaces with contemporary and traditional design schemes.

Pass-Thru vs. Non-Pass-Thru

surgical cabinets

Pass-thru operating room storage cabinets mount into the wall to save space while remaining accessible from both sides to simplify restocking and maintain cleanliness within sterile areas. They often utilize hinged-type glass doors and are great for storing things like catheters and sterile scopes.

Non-pass through surgical cabinets can also provide you with the same benefits, except restocking happens after procedures finish.

Flexibility of mobile

stainless steel medical cabinet

A stainless steel medical cabinet with mobile flexibility allows you to efficiently relocate supplies to wherever needed and save space. Often, they have swivel casters that allow maneuverability to simplify steering the carts around tight corners. You can quickly change direction in an emergency since the wheels rotate 360-degrees. 

Contact Us for Stainless Steel Medical Cabinets

Southwest Solutions Group® provides stainless steel medical cabinets to hospitals and facilities beyond the ones in this guide. We will also provide you with a free consultation to determine your exact needs and specifications before the design process begins. For more information or to speak with a healthcare specialist, call us at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message.


Employee Highlights: Meet the SSG Team All-Stars

Recently, Southwest Solutions Group passed a major milestone—50 years in business! In this post, we’re going to take a moment to highlight some of the game changers, team players, and overall great people who have been with us the longest.

Bruce Delp, Sales Representative

Years of service: 15

What is the most meaningful part of your job?

When I have created, or when a client and I have worked together to create the right solution for their challenges and problem. Our solutions-oriented client relationships are very strong, and they know they’re getting the best system at the right price.

When do you have the most fun at work?

Creating solutions for clients and projects. Working with other SSG team members to bring about the solutions needed. Building relationships with clients that lead to friendships as well.

How would you describe Southwest Solutions Group in 5 words?

Innovative, Driven, Passionate, Focused, Searching.

What three words would you use to describe your role?

Listener, Problem Solver, Farmer and/or Hunter.

Who would you cast to play you in a movie about your life?

John Goodman (but I’m probably way too boring for him).

Jo Atwood, Marketing Assistant

Years of service: 17

What is the most meaningful part of your job?

Making my co-workers smile, making and keeping my customers happy and doing all I can to make day to day life at the office easier for the execs. But most of all, doing my best to live up to the work ethic taught to me by example by my hero, my daddy.

When do you have the most fun at work?

When I am organizing an event/meeting. My absolute favorite thing to do!

How would you describe SSG in 5 words?

A family of team members

How do you define success?

Being happy with what I do, knowing that I make a difference. Knowing that I do the very best that I can.

What’s the most important thing you’ve learned in the last 5 years?

That change isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Change can mean new opportunities, new things to learn and excel at, and new people to meet. What’s not to like about that?

Court Stalnaker, IT Project Manager

Years of service: 18

When do you have the most fun at work?

Working with customers that are engaged.

How would you describe SSG in 5 words?

“Embraces innovation without fear of failure.”

What’s something you learned last week?

That the speed limit in Wyoming is 80 mph.

How do you define success?

Completing projects with integrity.

What is your motto or personal mantra?

Problems are just opportunities!

Benny DeGeorge, Sales Representative

Years of service: 21

What is the most meaningful part of your job?

Designing and analyzing.

When do you have the most fun at work?

Solving a problem for the client!

What’s your least favorite chore?

Emptying the dishwasher.

How would you describe your job to a child?

I cram a whole bunch of toys in a Roly Poly!

What’s the most important thing you’ve learned in the past 5 years?

Change and be one step in front of others.

Chester Pannell, Installer

Years of service: 16

What is the most meaningful part of your job?

The smile at the end of a project.

How would you describe SSG in 5 words?

Opportunity, success, value, accomplishment, growth.

What has been your favorite project at SSG?

The next one!

What are your biggest professional challenges?

Keeping up with technology.

What’s the most important thing you’ve learned in the past 5 years?

Change will happen.

Lori Channel, Accounts Receivable

Years of service: 19

If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you would do?

Tell no one!

How would you describe your job to a child?

I play with numbers.

What is your motto or personal mantra?

Do it right the first time to get more done!

What does true leadership mean to you?

A true leader has the confidence to stand up for what’s right and the courage to make tough decisions rather than popular ones. He/she creates more leaders instead of followers. A true leader creates a positive environment, resolves conflict, and encourages comradery.

Would you rather fight 50 tiny alligators or one giant horse?

Can I take 50 rubber bands to the fight?

Art Drouin, Sales Representative

Years of service: 15

How would you describe SSG in 5 words?

Efficient Space Management for Stuff

What would be the title of your autobiography?

No Sweat

Who would you cast to play you in a movie about your life?

George Clooney.

What does true leadership mean to you?

The ability to recognize when you can make a difference and doing it.

What’s the most important thing you’ve learned in the past 5 years?

That I am not always right.

Heidi Clark, Project Planning Manager

Years of service: 22

What is one way SSG has changed over the years?

We’ve become more diversified, which has solidified our place in our market. Change is necessary to create and maintain that foothold.

What is your proudest accomplishment at SSG?

Growing the planning department into the group of professionals it is today.  We have evolved a great deal over the years.

What has been your favorite project at SSG?

We were tossed these huge nomenclature lists of weapons and after many hours of weapons research, I figured out how to store weapons and optics, and we sold thousands of weapon storage racks over the next couple of years.

What does a typical day look like for you?

Something like this:

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

Sea urchin.  I was with two others on the planning team for lunch. Undoubtedly the weirdest and the worst thing I’ve ever eaten.

Join the SSG Team

We’re immensely grateful to everyone who works at Southwest Solutions Group and keeps us at the top of our game. Interested in joining the team? Check out our careers page on Linkedin!

Stay tuned for more employee highlights!


After 50 Years in Business, How Do We Measure Growth?

Our 50 Year Anniversary

This month, our team at Southwest Solutions Group is taking some extra time to reflect on our business, its impact, and how we can continue to improve into the future. Now that we’ve been in business for 50 years, we must be doing something right; and we have our customers and dedicated employees to thank for our success.

This was taken in 1987…your humble blogger (me) wasn’t even born yet.

Since we serve so many different industries, keeping up with changing business trends is a challenging but necessary priority. When we started as a small company in 1969 in Dallas, TX, businesses were still using file cabinets to store all of their paper records. We still have file cabinets, of course…but now we can supply our customers with the most innovative products and technology that allows them to take full advantage of their available resources. Our goals, however, are still the same: To make all aspects of your business more efficient while providing quality, personalized service.

A Timeline of Success

Since we’ve been in business for so long, we’ve gone through a lot of changes. If you’re curious about our development, here’s a handy visual representation of how we’ve evolved over the years:

Southwest Solutions Group timeline


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Southwest Solutions Group’s office in Dallas, Texas!

So how do we measure our growth and improvement as our business progresses? We aim to base our practices on the acronym R.I.S.E:

Respect: Quality customer service starts with employees who feel appreciated, knowledgable, and empowered. We recognize the talents and skills of each individual on our team and encourage everyone to continuously learn and hone these skills so we can always be on top of our game – and enjoy doing it!

Innovation: Though we have multiple offices across the nation, we know the importance of consistent goals and collaboration to ensure we are always at the forefront of innovative and creative solutions for every business. We recognize that it’s impossible to know everything because there’s always more learning to do.

Service: Any company’s dedication to conducting its business with fairness, trustworthiness, and honesty translates to how it treats its customers. We facilitate constant communication between our employees and customers, always aiming for 100% satisfaction throughout the development, fulfillment, and implementation process as well as any challenges that come up along the way.

Excellence: We believe in making every individual’s experience with Southwest Solutions Group a positive one no matter what. Whether you’re a new or existing customer, distributor, or prospective client, we strive to surpass established quality standards because you deserve nothing but the best.

If You’re Reading This…

Then we want to say THANK YOU for being part of what makes Southwest Solutions Group great! We can’t wait to see what the future will bring.

We also love feedback! Let us know how we’re doing and stay up to date on new products, tips, and events from Southwest Solutions Group on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Youtube.

Here’s to 50 more years!


Fire Code Compliant Rack Decks with 50% Open Area Storage

Fire Code Compliant Rack Decks

fire code compliant rack decksFire codes require sprinklers, open area racks, and properly maintained flue spaces, and the lack of any of these can saddle you with some hefty fees (in addition to endangering your facility and employees). In 2002, the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) revised their standards to require rack shelves larger than 20 square feet to either be of “materials more than 50% open” or to have an in-rack sprinkler system. To ensure your facility meets these safety requirements, fire code compliant rack decks are designed specifically for these standards.

Why Rack Decks?

fire protection rack decksSince rack decks provide additional support for pallets, it’s important that you make an informed decision based on your needs. When you know this, it’s easier to pick the rack decks with the right size and weight capacity. These racks, for example, are great for storing bulk items, furniture, carpeting, boxed items, bagged goods, and more.

So, what makes these rack decks so special?

With its perforated steel, the rack decks combine all the advantages of corrugated steel decking with a solution that ensures peace of mind. The large flanged holes, which add up to 50% open area storage, allow light, air, and sprinkler water to pass through. In fact, sprinkler water can easily pass through multiple levels of shelves even when tightly packed with boxes. Additionally, the racks meet NFPA standards and are FM approved. See below for even more features and benefits.

Features & Benefits

  • Construction: Available in 20-gauge, 22-gauge, and 18-gauge steel for light-duty or heavy-duty applications.
  • Fire Protection: Large openings allow sprinkler water through to lower levels and meet the 50% open area NFPA requirement.
  • Safety: Smooth box-friendly top surface has no protrusions that cause hang-ups, allowing users to slide products on and off easily without product damage or injury.
  • Ergonomics: Ergonomically designed to allow storage and retrieval while reducing the risk of user injury and fatigue.
  • Uniform Strength: Repeating corrugations provide uniform strength and low deflections to minimize surface distortions.
  • Flush Design: Beams are easy to label and barcode with a flush design and no waterfall edges.
  • Freight Savings: Save on freight costs. Up to 3 times more square rack footage can be shipped on one truck compared to similar rack products.
  • Attractive Design: Double galvanized finish provides a sleek, high-tech look that is easy to clean and maintain.
  • Durability: Durable construction and maintenance-free galvanized finish provide years of use.
  • Powder Coat Finish: Powder coat your rack with almost any color.
  • Pricing: Competitive pricing with other decking products.
  • Short Lead Times: Quick shipment available for most standard sizes.
  • Security: Rack decks fasten to the step beam with tek screws, which prevents pallets from falling through the racks even if they are misplaced.
  • Flexibility: Rack decks are roll-formed in 24″, 30″, and 36″ wide panels, which can be combined to match any common rack beam size. Custom sizes and capacities are also available. If you’re not sure what size you need, we will be happy to help you choose the most appropriate configuration for your needs.

Storage Applications50 percent open area rack decks

  • Archival storage
  • Automotive parts
  • Bagged goods
  • Boxes
  • Building components
  • Carpets and flooring
  • Fabrics & textiles
  • Flooring
  • Furniture
  • Mattresses
  • And more!

Accessories & Options

Choose from a variety of options to customize the racks to your exact needs.

  • Hanging and clip-on wire and PVC pipe dividers
  • Solid decking and fire baffles
  • Low profile decks for beams with a 3/4″, 7/8″, or 1″ step
  • Lengths up to 144″ for oversize loads and double-deep racks (see below for sizing)
  • Flat-cap deck add-on with drainage for items that would otherwise fall through other decks such as furniture, chairs, and items with legs, wheels, or point loads
  • Flue stops that maintain 3″ of flue space between racks

Rack Deck Sizes

Rack Depth (lb./sq. ft.)36″42″48″50″54″60″66″72″
101 Model200135918064
201 Model225194130115917050
301 Model250200178158125927050

Contact Us for Fire Code Compliant Rack Decks

Southwest Solutions Group® provides design and installation services for fire code compliant rack decks to meet your building design and safety needs. We will also provide you with a free consultation to determine your exact needs and specifications before the design process begins. To learn more or to speak with a specialist, call us at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message today.


Beaded or Angle Post Shelving: What’s The Difference?

Beaded or Angle Post Shelves

beaded post open shelving kitsWhen you’re shopping for shelving, you’ll often notice that shelving posts are commonly specified as angle posts or beaded posts. But what exactly are the differences between angle and beaded shelving posts? Why would you choose one over the other? Read on to find out.

Shelving posts should not be an arbitrary choice and the type of posts you choose could make a huge difference in your storage. Depending on your application, here are some considerations to make when you’re in the market for shelves.

Beaded posts offer full access to the front of the shelf unlike angle posts that reduce shelf access by about 2″. If your storage is a high capacity application, you might want to consider beaded posts because the extra inches quickly add up to even more space. They also reduce assembly time with common posts between adjoining units, and the flush design allows straight-in/straight-out installation without tilting.

Angle posts are the most popular and common style and cost slightly less than beaded posts. With a stiffening offset rib, they are also designed for seismic applications—so if your storage is located in a location prone to earthquakes, you’ll probably want to go with angle posts.

Beaded Postsangle post closed shelving kits

  • Allows full use of the shelf width
  • Provides full access to the front of the shelf
  • The common posts between adjoining units reduce assembly time
  • Heavy-duty for maximum weight bearing
  • Ideal for multi-level applications such as mezzanines
  • Shelves slip in and out without tilting for faster and easier installations
  • Double-sided posts with independent shelf positioning make them ideal for posts between units
  • No dead space behind posts

Angle posts

  • Ideal for seismic applications
  • Stiffening offset rib provides extra sturdiness
  • Most common and least expensive type of posts
  • Posts are bolted together between each section
  • Reduces front shelf access

Contact Us for Beaded or Angle Post Shelving

Southwest Solutions Group® provides design and installation services for angle and beaded shelving posts and all other types of storage systems for a variety of applications. We will also provide you with a free consultation to determine your exact needs and specifications before the design process begins. To learn more or to speak with a specialist, call us at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message today.


GSA Schedule 2018 Year-End Buying Season: Don’t Miss Out!

GSA Fiscal Year-End Schedule Contracts

gsa schedule contracts 2018The end of the 2018 fiscal year buying season for GSA schedule contracts is on September 30th—have you taken full advantage of your remaining budget? Don’t let it go to waste! Make sure you’re not missing out on huge savings with products and services for government agencies across the USA.

Using GSA Schedules is worth the effort and affords you with a number of benefits such as:

  • Terms and prices negotiated up front to simplify contracting
  • Fewer competitors
  • GSA contracts issued in less time than other government contracts
  • Competitive market-based pricing
  • Ability to negotiate prices with further discounts
  • Customize terms and conditions at the order level
  • Quick and easy access to industry partners
  • Faster and easier bidding process

Contact Us About Year-End GSA Schedule Contracts

Southwest Solutions Group® offers a wide variety of products and services available on GSA Schedule contracts. It’s not too late to take advantage of the year-end buying season before September 30th. Contact us or call us at 1-800-803-1083 and we would be glad to help you choose the right solution for your business!


Industrial Packing Benches Shipping Station Worktables

Industrial Pack & Ship Benches

industrial packing benchesA good packing station isn’t just a worktable and necessary supplies. A haphazardly organized packing station could lead to significant inefficiencies in addition to worker injury. So if you’re looking for an all-in-one packing station solution that is ergonomic, cost-effective, highly customizable, check out these modular industrial packing benches. Click here to watch a video showing a variety of industrial packing bench features.

These packing benches are designed with ergonomics and productivity in mind with a wide variety of modular components allow you to assemble the benches to your needs without the high cost of customization. And since the components are all modular, you can adjust and add accessories as needed for your business’s growth.

Choose from multiple types of tabletop materials, sizes, and lengths in addition to manual, hand crank, or motor bench frames for stepless height adjustment. This allows employees to adjust the industrial packing benches to their comfort levels, which prevents injury and boosts productivity. Additionally, a clean and comfortable workstation facilitates faster and more accurate picking and makes it easier to switch between packing personnel. Lastly, as we all know, a clean environment lends to a stress-free and productive atmosphere.

Packing & Shipping Station Bench Benefitspacking picking station worktables

  • More efficient rotation of packing personnel
  • Modular design allows customization to your exact needs
  • Generous surface area and storage above for more organized work space
  • Wide range of accessories for virtually any combination
  • Sturdy and stable surface for long-lasting use
  • 50+ accessories and add-on components
  • Improves ergonomics
  • Easy to assemble, modify, and transport
  • All-in-one packing station solution

Contact Us for Industrial Packing Benches

Southwest Solutions Group® provides design and installation services for industrial packing benches and worktables. We will also provide you with a free consultation to determine your needs and specifications before the design process begins. To learn more or to speak with a specialist, call us at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message today.


Sliding Overhead Track Shelving High Density System

Saving Space with Overhead Track Shelves

sliding overhead track shelvingIf you can’t use high density shelving systems for any reason, this new sliding overhead track shelving is a cost-effective alternative that offers many of the same space-saving and productivity-boosting benefits. For those who don’t already know, high density systems are designed to drastically reduce storage footprints by eliminating the extra space between aisles of shelves. And if you think your shelving doesn’t take up too much space, think again. The unused space between rows quickly reduces the amount of usable storage capacity. For more information about how high density systems work, click here.

The sliding overhead track shelving is great for a wide variety of storage applications for hospital supplies, athletic gear, property and evidence, cleaning supplies, tools, and much more. Since the shelves use an overhead track, there are also no floor rails. Because of this, it’s easy to clean under the system to remove dust and debris. Additionally, if you ever need to move locations or rearrange your storage, you can easily add onto or relocate the system. There is no need to modify your existing floors or ceilings since the shelves are installed quickly with just a few tools.

We would be happy to tell you all about the benefits of this shelving system. But for now, here are just a few:

  • No rails installed onto the floor
  • Easy to relocate
  • Easy installation with minimum disruption and downtime
  • Cleaner, more organized space
  • Choose from a variety of accessories to customize
  • Inexpensive
  • Professional, clean appearance
  • Rail-less design eliminates tripping points for user safety and ergonomics
  • Bulk storage in less space
  • Wire decking above for extra storage space
  • Reuse your existing shelves

Contact Us for Sliding Overhead Track Shelving

Southwest Solutions Group® provides design and installation services for sliding overhead track shelving and high density storage systems. We will also provide you with a free consultation to determine your needs and specifications before the design process begins. To learn more or to speak with a specialist, call us at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message today.


Cannabis Vertical Growing Compact Storage Rack Systems

Cannabis Vertical Growing Racks

cannabis vertical growing storage racksWith increasing amounts of legalization, cannabis is a growing industry (literally). Since marijuana requires a carefully controlled environment, you probably want to focus more on plant cultivation and less on your physical storage space. But this can be a difficult task when space is at a premium. This is especially true for the climate-controlled storage that cannabis requires. Thus, many businesses are turning to cannabis vertical growing systems to combat rising costs.

Unfortunately, cramming as many plants as possible into any available space isn’t an option since it inhibits air movement and limits the plants’ access to light. And it’s much more difficult to tend to individual plants when they’re stuffed into a tiny space. Additionally, there is a constant need to make operations more efficient.

Luckily, compact storage rack systems provide a solution that can meet many of your cannabis vertical growing storage needs at once. Instead of taking up space with traditional racks, the systems compact into a much smaller footprint during storage. In fact, these high density racks can increase your growing space by 50% compared to static storage. This is because the systems utilize your full vertical space and eliminate the need for extra floor space between aisles, which also reduces your real estate costs.marijuana growing vertical storage racks

To access stored plants, the user simply turns a handle or pushes a button on the aisle they need while the other aisles remain compacted together. This video shows how the system works.

Lastly, since cannabis vertical growing requires specialized storage, the compact racks can also be outfitted with a variety of options including LED lights, stainless steel, netting, and more. We would be glad to help you design and customize a system that works for you.

High Density Vertical Growing Benefits

  • Space optimization
  • Higher yields
  • Durability
  • Phased installations
  • Improved ergonomics
  • Code compliance

Contact Us for Cannabis Growing Racks

Southwest Solutions Group® provides design and installation services for compact storage rack systems in cannabis vertical growing applications. We will also provide you with a free consultation to determine your needs and specifications before the design process begins. To learn more or to speak with a specialist, call us at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message today.


Pathology Blood Slide Vertical Carousel BIM Revit Model Kits

Pathology Slide Vertical Carousels

pathology blood slide vertical carouselsIf you work in pathology, you’re probably familiar with the difficulties of glass slide storage. Though the slides themselves are small, boxes of slides are extremely heavy. They’re difficult to handle, and can even damage the shelves they’re stored on due to sagging from the weight. They also take up a lot of space. But there is a better solution with vertical carousels for storing pathology blood slides and tissue blocks.

Space-Saving Storage for Blood Slides & Tissue Blocks

The vertical carousels are designed to address multiple problems with one solution by providing secure storage that saves space, provides ergonomic access, improves security, saves floor space, and reduces the risk of damage or injury during slide handling.

bim revit kit tissue block vertical carouselThe vertical carousels are an enclosed system of trays that rotate with the push of a button. When you need to retrieve or store a pathology slide, simply press the button until the carousel rotates to the desired storage tray. Since the carousel delivers the item directly to the operator, there’s no need to waste time walking and searching through boxes to find the right slide. You can also add other options like position lights and inventory management software to further increase accuracy and productivity. With its vertical design, the carousels can also save up to 75% of floor space compared to standard storage methods.

Implementing the ideal carousel for your application is also easier than ever with our pre-fabricated BIM kits. Simply choose a design and modify it to your specific needs with the click of a button. This allows a custom design solution that doesn’t have to start from scratch, saving you money and time. Each model also includes smart budgetary numbers that automatically adjust to any changes you make. Click here to visit our BIM website for vertical carousels.

Contact Us About Pathology Vertical Carousels

Southwest Solutions Group® provides design and installation services for pathology blood slide vertical carousels for labs and healthcare facilities. We will also provide you with a free consultation to determine your exact needs and specifications before the design process begins. For more information or to speak with a healthcare specialist, call us at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message.