Archive for April, 2016

April 12, 2016

Safety Measures for Warehouse Mezzanines

A mezzanine level in a warehouse utilizes the space between the floor and the ceiling to add more usable square footage to a facility. It’s a great way to expand your warehouse without construction and for a fraction of the cost. You’ll want to work with an experienced mezzanine manufacturer and installation company like DAK Equipment & Engineering, though, because there are significant safety guidelines you’ll be required to follow for mezzanine levels. If you are found to be in violation of these safety guidelines, you could face big fines.

One of most important safety measure that must be taken on a warehouse mezzanine level are guardrails along the edge, officially known as a “fall protection system” by OSHA. These guardrails need to be tall enough to stop someone from accidentally stumbling over the edge and should be strong enough to withstand an impact without giving way. Some mezzanines will need other safety measures such as guards around ladders and gates at the stairs.

So what will your mezzanine level need? It’s best to leave that to the professionals. A company who has experience with mezzanine levels can tell you what safety equipment you’ll need to have in place to keep your workers safe and prevent OSHA violations. DAK Equipment can help you get the mezzanine that you need and make sure you have all of the safety equipment required in place. Give us a call today and talk to one of our experienced project managers about your mezzanine and safety needs!

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April 11, 2016

Go Up for Modular Office Space

A modular office can be a great addition to your warehouse. However, for most warehouses space is at a premium, so to give up a couple hundred square feet of space for a prefabricated office can be unthinkable. You might have more space in your warehouse than you think, though, especially if you look up. A lot of times DAK Equipment can install modular offices on mezzanine levels of your warehouse. We can set up the mezzanine level, too!

Most warehouses have tons of overhead space that is not being properly utilized. By making the most of that space, they can effectively grow their warehouse without the expense of a construction project. The mezzanine level can even be shelf-supported, so not only do you get an extra level, you could get even more storage out of the project. More storage, more square footage, and office space all from a mezzanine level and modular office. This is a win/win for your warehouse.

You can check out the mezzanine level and modular office gallery on our website to see more of these projects we’ve done for other warehouses. This is a great way to see what we might be able to do for you as well. The possibilities are really endless and will have a lot to do with your space, your budget, and your goals. When you are ready, you can contact a project manager at DAK Equipment to start your modular office and mezzanine level project. Give us a call or contact us through our website to get started!

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April 10, 2016

Should You Buy New or Used Modular Offices?

When it comes to modular offices, can you buy used? Or should you always buy new? There are pros and cons to both, and which one you choose will depend on several factors such as your budget, tastes and the space you are trying to fill. Here is a quick breakdown on the pros and cons to help you decide:

Buying New
Pros: You may be able to take advantage of a manufacturer’s warranty on the product. You’ll get to buy exactly what you want in the colors and styles that you want, too. Great if you need a modular office of an unusual size or shape.

Cons: More expensive option. You’ll have to put more money up front.

Buying Used
Pros: Less expensive option. You can even purchase from other companies looking to offload their old modular offices.

Cons: You’ll have a limited number of choices and will have to pick from what’s available in the secondhand market. Very limited choice of styles, sizes, or colors.

For a lot of companies, the modular offices that they choose come down to their budget and what’s available on the new and used market. DAK Equipment & Engineering can help with both. Our team works with companies across the United States and often has leads on used warehouse equipment such as modular offices, and we sell new equipment as well. Let’s talk about what you need and find the modular office that’s right for your warehouse! Get in touch with a project manager from DAK today.

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