If your warehouse is running out of storage space, perhaps it is time to look up. Literally, look up in your warehouse; do you see all that empty overhead space? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could use that overhead space as productive storage space? Well guess what, you can with a freestanding mezzanine! Not only will you save money by building your storage vertically with a freestanding mezzanine, you will save on overhead costs too. Think about the additional costs of expanding your building or moving storage off-site. There would be additional energy costs and personnel travel time to meet delivery trucks and to retrieve parts, and that can drive up expenses fast. With a freestanding mezzanine, you’re maximizing the use of your existing utilities while gaining double or triple the storage space.
What is a Freestanding Mezzanine?
If you’re not exactly sure what a freestanding mezzanine is, it’s a modular floor system supported by steel columns (posts). Freestanding mezzanines are also referred to as structural mezzanines, steel mezzanines, and wide span mezzanines. A great feature about the freestanding mezzanine is that they can be relocated if you move to a new facility. Freestanding mezzanines are available with several types of floor surfaces and can be equipped with lights, sprinklers, handrails, stairways and other options. Mezzanines can be used inside a variety of business such as manufacturing plants, processing plants, industrial plants, warehouses, distribution centers, parts departments, stockrooms, and more.
Benefits of Freestanding Mezzanines
There are many benefits to purchasing a freestanding mezzanine. First of all, you will dramatically increase your storage floor space, and because you are building vertically instead of horizontally you will save valuable floor space. Freestanding mezzanines can be easily modified to fit around existing equipment, building columns, and other obstructions, which make their design very flexible to meet your requirements. Mezzanines save you money because they can be installed quickly and with minimal disruption to your employees versus moving your storage off-site or expanding your building. (Click here to watch Industrial Storage Case Study Video)