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This is huge!!! Nationwide Shelving is pleased to announce we have officially been awarded another State Contract in Utah! MA1231 Effective Date: Tuesday, December 01, 2020. Termination Date: Monday, December 01, 2025
Our Business partner Vider, who provides automated storage solutions, has released three new innovative storage products!
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What is evolving at NationWide Shelving? Some of our Vendors are growing and have new products offering or just plain good news! Here are some recent page updates on important topics for storage.
Here is an update from Datum. One of the major suppliers of mobile shelving and of storage equipment for law enforcement and military agencies who are gearing up with preparedness in these changing covid and political times.
Datum Military & Law Enforcement Storage solutions:
Datum is a family-owned company, founded by Frank Potter back in 1968. Filing systems for file folders, was the product focus during those early years. Today, our product mix has expanded to include office furniture, lockers, weapon racks, high-density mobile systems, and computer storage solutions.
Today, we have over forty thousand installations in the US and abroad with an experienced customer service team available to assist you. Datum stands behind their products with a lifetime warranty.
Datum has an in-house design team that can provide the necessary support documentation to guide customers through the complete project life-cycle. Datum has a one hundred twenty thousand square foot facilities located in York, Pennsylvania. The Datum production manufacturing process has a high level of automation, and ninety-five percent of our products are manufactured on-site. Datum boasts a front line military and law enforcement sales support team. Datum has the suppliing products for and related to the storage of weapons and tactical gear. Please, don't hesitate to reach out to us for assistance. Datum offers more sizes and options than our competition, and our products are completely customizable. Datum has storage options for all the various law enforcement and military weapons. Storage solutions with the flexibility to accommodate the weapons and any attachments they may have.
Nationwide Shelving can worlk woith Datum to take a list of weapons and accesories that require stroage and security to determine the appropriate number of cabinets and configurations to secure your inventory.
There are door options for weapon cabinets, a standard hinge door configuration, a single or double door, and a bi-fold door that retracts into the cabinet. The bi-fold choice is ideal for areas with limited space and installation on high-density systems. Open configuration are avaiable as well as Pistol lockers with individual locking compartment.
We offer an armored bench that accommodates all the weapon cabinet components.
:ockers are customizable, fully welded, 16 and 18 gauge steel and door options include solid, luvered, and ventilated. There are 10 heights, eight widths, and multiple base options to choose from. And we have plenty of component options to accommodate gear, equipment, and weapons. Other locker options include stack lockers and the top 50, a typical configuration for the US military.
For technology, we have laptop stations, laptop carts, and device locks.
We had shelving options for uniforms, evidence files, and general supplies.
And we also have high-density storage solutions.
In the Datum product mix there are desks, workstations, barracks and dorm furniture. There's been a lot of controversy surrounding law enforcement for the past four to five months, and in some metropolitan areas, law enforcement budgets will be cut. Others will not. That being said, there are new pressures on departments that are generating storage requirements. Departments purchase their purchasing riot gear, tactical gear, training gear, and PPE supplies to address covid concerns. Some departments are using Keres Grant money to address their need for equipment and supplies. This list for supplies is a requirement for a county police department.
The supplies represent a lot of pallets, and most departments have limited storage space. And the influx of additional supplies highlights this problem. The supply list led to this store's design for the supplies the department needed to store for their new riot gear. They required two hundred and ten pallet spaces at the top of the drawing for PPY supplies. And they required a mobile shelving system with shelving in the middle of the room for the storage of supplies that have to have been organized for distribution. The mobile shelving configuration in the bottom right or the room will store and secure the department's new riot gear and equipment. Another development impactiing storage in police departments is red flag legislation. At least 17 states have approved some version of a red flag law, and other states have legislation in the works. These risk-based gun removal laws have created a significant storage challenge for departments. Technically, these weapons are not considered evidence, but they must be stored and secured by the department as long as the court order is in effect.
In Pennsylvania, for example, those individuals who have been ordered to turn in their weapons typically take them to the sheriff department or the local state police barracks. And yes, some departments are hiring, the Houston Police Department is hiring up to 400 new police officers, and they are aggressively recruiting from those areas where budgets and staff are being cut. There are many stories, requirements, and storage needs within police departments. Weapons are the obvious requirement, but gear, tactical equipment, locker rooms, and evidence tend to be much larger applications. We've worked a lot with the Pennsylvania State Police, and we've learned a lot, and to date, they have installed Datum's products in 70 percent of the Pennsylvania State Police barracks. Datum's relationship with the Pennsylvania State Police began over 15 years ago. We started with shelving and high-density applications. We moved into locker room requirements, then progressed into weapons storage and, more recently, workstations. Datum has installed products in various barracks locations around the state. A mobile shelving system was installed under a mezzanine. It's used to store gear and duty bags. The shelving is for storing uniforms and just general supplies. The evidence storage application is for weapons actually stored in boxes, and stored loosely. This is another example of an evidence storage room with shelving installed on a mobile system.
The state police also developed a standard configuration for the locker rooms. Datum product has been suppiled in a recent locker room installation! And here are a couple of more images of locker room installations. Datum also manufactures the locker room benches. you see in these photographs we will attach. The state police utilize either the hinge door weapon cabinet or the open weapon rack for their armories. They utilize custom rack configurations for riot shields, ballistic shields, and soft weapon bags. For weapon maintenance, the armories choose between a butcher block work surface or a stainless steel work surface for the armored bench. This small army required an enormous bench with a stainless steel work surface and an open weapon rack configuration. In the same armory, there's a storage rack for riot and ballistic shields, and there's a hinged door on top of that cabinet they are going to utilize for ammo storage. In 2018, the state police approached Datum with a request to produce a discontinued furniture line that they had standardized on. The previous line had an open back, which allowed easy access to the wall panels, and we began to produce that for them. We also did a recent install in the Philadelphia area.
And this is Philadelphia barracks.
There are multiple storage opportunities, and each law enforcement facility is growing. there are many applications that require attention. Hiring and retaining quality officers is a top priority for every department. Commanders are investing a lot of money in training, better equipment and quality facilities to help keep their officers. Despite the challenges that we see the department's face, we're all on standby to support your law enforement efforts.
Like law enforcement facilities, military bases have many requirements for storage, and they're well suited for our product mix, but on a much larger scale.
Bases are like small cities. Besides the armories, there are hospitals, schools, training areas, warehouses, motor pools, and airfields that have storage requirements. These bases are active with training and deployment equipment that gets used and will need to be replaced. And there's a steady flow of new soldiers, new weapons, gear, and equipment that needs to be secure. Most military army project require a weapons rack or weapons rack, shelving, and a mobile shelving system just outside the armory. There are requirment for storage desk and workstations within the office areas and training rooms we can supply and help design. In one military project example that I'm going to discuss is a National Guard training center. The weapons for this project are unique because they've been modified to interact with battlefield simulation software. They are virtual training weapons. These training weapons are required to be stored and secured like any other military-grade weapon because someone with the right skill set could reverse the modification and make it capable of firing again. There are several things I want to emphasize about this project and the National Guard in general. The weapons have a non-traditional form factor, and we were able to accommodate those weapons with our standard weapon cabinet.
Iit's another example of a project with multiple storage applications. Every National Guard or I should say every state National Guard has these types of training facilities.
National Guard bases are generally easier to access, say, a Fort Bragg or Fort Benning. And National Guard bases do not experience the turnover that you can experience on a military base. Mmany men and women in the guard are also first responders, leading to business opportunities with police and fire departments. The training weapons are interfaced with a very sophisticated software package, which allows the trainers to evaluate the troop's response to engagements. The software provides key measurements like the number of rounds fired, who fired them, and the shots' accuracy. Each weapon has a tether that delivers compressed air when the triggers are pulled to simulate the weapon's kick. We installed four different heights of bi-fold retractable weapon cabinets in an armory, 24 inches high, forty-five inches high, sixty-four inches high 80 inch high options were used. A mobile shelving system was installed in a classroom next to the armory to store training aids such as foreign military model tanks, vehicles, airplanes, and weapons. This new facility is too small to accommodate everything, and there's going to be a phase two to this project, and phase two will add another mobile system to utilize some of the warehouse space better. The training aides located in this warehouse are referred to as smallsand are stored in bins. AK 47 RPGs and land mines are also stored.
These are Rezende weapons. They're fake, of course, but they are used in training exercises. Aammunition training aides also reqyuire stoarage. The final phase of this installation will include a high-density shelving configuration that will replace sections of the pallet racking; the high-density system will achieve better space utilization and item distribution than pallet rack. It will support a more straightforward inventory process as well as any storage opportunity to identify the pain. The monthly inventory process is a significant pain for these soldiers. Each one of these training aides has to be counted during the inventory process. It's a long process, and anything you can do with your design to make a more manageable process much appreciated. Again, the military Air National Guard base is rich with storage opportunities.
So why Datum and NationWide Shelving?
We are a single source for multiple products. We have an experienced military and law enforcement staff. We will support you from start to finish if anyone wants to dive deeper into military law enforcement applications. I'll be happy to schedule some time to discuss the weapons, the gear, and the storage challenges you will see in the space. We will support you from the beginning of the evaluation process to the installation. Please give us a call for support on your next project.
FAQ: Have any of you done much business with law enforcement related to weapon storage?
We've seen a real increase in new law enforcement buildings going up, police and municipal court, which is pretty unusual. Suddenly, we've worked on three recent projects with several more opportunities upcomming. We don't know where the money's coming from, but so many weapons storage projects along with evidence and records.
There are multiple weapon applications in some departments. Some for weapons because your have active weapons and lethal weapons will be stored and stored in one cabinet later will be in another cabinet. And typically, they want it as a different color. And then you also have simulation weapons, which are training weapons that most departments are investing in now. And there's a lot of equipment associated with that, too. The equipment and the training gear is just flooding into these departments.