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Schools Facing Storage Problems Need Solutions

high school's student record storage with mobile shelvingAll over the country limited budgets and resources are forcing schools to accept more and more students. But the size of the building isn’t getting any bigger, forcing schools to do more within their limited space. This was the exact situation at a central Texas high school. Incoming students meant more records, but the school was quickly running out of space. The solution that solved the high school’s space and record storage problem was mobile shelving.

Running Out of Space for Thousands of Student Records

At the high school, administrators had one very small room for file and record storage. And the majority of that space was being eaten up by two large electric file cabinets. Over the course of several years, the school accumulated a staggering 10,000 files and 42 file boxes.

But with more records constantly coming in that need to be stored, there was no room in the file cabinets, and there was no more space in the room for yet another large file cabinet. That’s when the school reached out to Southwest Solutions Group’s Brandon Baird. Having worked with numerous schools on similar projects, Brandon immediately knew the solution to the school’s space and storage problems – mobile shelving.

How Mobile Shelving Solved All the Schools Problems

school's mobile shelving storing files and boxes plan drawingsAfter working with administrators to understand their specific access and storage needs, Brandon and the SSG team worked up a drawing of the proposed mobile shelving system. Because the mobile shelving compacts together, there is only one movable aisle. So instead of laying out the system in the middle of the room (like where the file cabinets were located), Brandon was able to fit the entire mobile shelving system between two walls in the back of the small room.

He was also able to customize the shelf openings to fit both file folders ¼” thick and standard file boxes. This ensures that every inch of space is optimized for maximum storage capacity. In fact, there was enough room in the mobile shelving for all 10,000 files and 42 file boxes, with some space left over for future storage needs. And best of all, the new mobile shelving fit in just a third of the space that was previously taken up by the file cabinets.

Here’s what the high school’s administrative staff have to say about the project. “The mobile shelving turned out awesome! We can’t believe how much extra space there is in the room now. We couldn’t be happier with the system. Thank you again for a beautiful job.”

Contact Us for Mobile Shelving in Your School

Southwest Solutions Group® provides design and installation services for mobile shelving to all types of schools. We will even provide a free consultation to determine your exact needs. To learn more or to speak with a specialist, call us at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message today.


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