CUSTOM MEZZANINES & EQUIPMENT PLATFORMS
CAPITALIZE ON YOUR UNUSED VERTICAL SPACE
Mezzanines, also known as equipment platforms, are a cost-effective solution to increase your storage or production space by utilizing the existing unused vertical space in your facility. Mezzanines can be installed in high-ceiling spaces to optimize vertical space. These semi-permanent steel structures/platforms are most often more affordable than building renovations.
Mezzanines can be installed as freestanding units or attached to an existing wall. Free Standing mezzanines are highly adaptable, as they can be dismantled and relocated as needs change. They can be supported by structural steel columns and elements, or by pallet racking or industrial shelving units. It is also quite common to install a modular office on top of a mezzanine, to provide additional office space, lunchrooms, overlook towers, etc.
Depending on your needs, they can be constructed as either one, two, or three-story structures. Mezzanine decks can be structured of a variety of different materials depending on their size or span. Common deck options include resin-board, concrete, steel & aluminum plating, and steel & fiberglass grating.
FREE STANDING MEZZANINE
Also known as structural, steel, or wide-span mezzanine, free standing mezzanines are very easy to assemble and disassemble. Their flexibility and adaptability make them perfect for a wide variety of applications. They can be used as staging areas and are perfect for product storage as well. They offer conveyer and modular office support. Since these mezzanines are considered capital equipment, they can be depreciated over a shorter period of time to provide tax benefits.
BUILDING SUPPORTED MEZZANINE
As opposed to a freestanding mezzanine, building-supported mezzanines are supported by the building structure. This is an efficient way to install a mezzanine as long as the foundation of the building can support the additional load. A platform or a mezzanine can be supported with the help of a blended system utilizing support from building as well as additional columns.
RACK OR SHELVING SUPPORTED MEZZANINE
Rack or shelving supported mezzanines are supported by the pallet racking or shelving units themselves, as they act as the base for the structure. These mezzanines allow you to use every inch of your space to increase storage capacity. Ideal for storing pallets or small items, it is, however, not easy to reconfigure once installed. Catwalks can also be installed to make the operations more convenient.
SINGLE LEVEL MEZZANINES
A custom mezzanine can turn your unused vertical space into usable space that can solve your operation growing pains. From additional storage or office space, to reimaging your warehousing and process manufacturing, mezzanines, the possibilities are endless.
One additional level of space is not enough, multi-level mezzanines and platforms can create even more space to house all types of material handling equipment, conveyor systems, and pallet racking & metal shelving systems.
Mezzanines, in conjunction with a modular office, is an ideal way to create additional office space within your existing footprint. They can be constructed on top of, or beneath the mezzanine, and used for a variety of purposes.
- Office Space
- Clean Rooms
- Conference Rooms
- Focus Rooms
- Break Rooms
- Locker Rooms
Your storage space can be doubled or quadrupled by adding a custom mezzanine or platform. Easy access to the product or equipment being stored can be made easier by adding stairs, lift gates, and catwalks.
Mezzanines and double decker platforms are ideal for trade shows, sporting events, television and moving production.
Both fixed and relocatable observation tower mezzanines can be designed depending on your changing needs. They can even be equipped with heavy duty industrial casters or air jack systems for greater mobility.
Mezzanines are widely used for a variety of industrial applications, including packaging and food and beverage processing operations, to house production equipment, conveyors, work platforms, crossovers and catwalks, stairs and ladders and in-plant offices.
No matter the size and shape of your equipment a custom equipment platform can be designed to house it. Manufacturing, retails, defense and entertainment companies all use equipment platforms to increase their usable space.
CANNABIS INDUSTRY WAREHOUSE SOLUTIONS
Laws concerning cannabis distribution have gone through a lot of changes as of late. For some states, marijuana use is 100% legal. However, federally, there are still some kinks to work out. There has been an influx of cannabis growers turning to indoor operations due to the varying laws set forth by each state. By doing this, growers are able to have more control over their operation and a higher level of security, but they experience space issues.
Incorporating mezzanines help combat spacing and storage problems. These structures create a workspace within a workspace. Consider being in an open warehouse. Nothing but four walls and a floor. Now, imagine adding work platforms and/or structures that create areas for growing, harvesting, and packaging your product. The possibilities are endless!
TAX BENEFITS OF MEZZANINES
If your mezzanine can be considered depreciable personal property, meaning that it can be moved and/or relocated, the depreciation life is usually 5 or 7 years depending on the industry use. On the other hand, if the mezzanine is considered real property, meaning it is permanently attached to the building, the depreciation life is over a 39 year period. Most mezzanines are considered personal property and quality for the tax advantage.
SPACE EXPANSION BENEFITS
Steel mezzanines can be customized to fit your exact area, height, color, and load requirements.
Steel mezzanines can double the space inside a facility by increasing the efficiency of vacant cubes.
EFFICIENT SPACE UTILIZATION
You can fit more products and items in the limited space your facility provides, eliminating the need to expand your facility or lease additional space.
By installing new custom designed racks and other storage structures you can add inventory storage capacity to your facility.
IMPROVE INVENTORY MANAGEMENT
The additional storage space you gain, allows you to better organize your inventory, making it easier to keep track of it.
IMPROVED PRODUCTIVITY BENEFITS
Mezzanines allow you to more easily access your equipment for production or maintenance purposes.
INCREASED PRODUCT OUTPUT
More space means increased ability to perform production operations in an effective way. This increases your output and consequently your yields.
MEETING GROWTH DEMANDS
Custom steel mezzanines allow you to meet your growth targets without physically expanding the area of your building.
COST SAVING BENEFITS
SAVING CONSTRUCTION COSTS
You do not need to renovate or build additional building structures to meet your increased productivity.
Free Standing mezzanines are most often considered equipment, so you can qualify for accelerated tax depreciation.
SAVING EXPANSION RELATED EXPENSES
You do not need to spend money to rent or lease new facilities to meet your growing needs. You can save your business from additional insurance premiums, property taxes as well as added energy costs by effectively using existing space.
Mezzanines are a one time investment that is easy to maintain and can be expanded according to your needs and demands.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOUR UNUSED VERTICAL SPACE
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