Automobile dealership brings parts storage back on-site

Mezzanine expands into facility addition without disrupting daily operations for Mercedes-Benz.
By Josh Bond, Senior Editor
October 02, 2012 - MMH Editorial

When Mercedes-Benz of Littleton, Co., sought to put an addition onto its parts department, it contacted the same supplier that had designed a mezzanine for the facility back in 2001.
The idea was to expand the mezzanine into a second room. Mercedes had been using off-site storage and hoped to condense all storage into one location by expanding the mezzanine to 1,200 square feet, almost double the original size.

The addition required very precise engineering to ensure a smooth transition between rooms. Both levels had to match when the hole was cut in the wall and the transition was made over the wall section.

The company also stored automobile parts on existing shelving on the mezzanine. Engineers rated the mezzanine for 125 pounds per square foot to ensure that it could handle the weight of the parts. 

While the expansion was taking place, Mercedes-Benz continued its day-to-day operations. Everything was carefully coordinated as to not disrupt Mercedes’ operation or the other contractors.

Cubic Designs
262-789-1966
http://www.cubicdesigns.com

Read more Casebook 2013.



About the Author

image
Josh Bond
Senior Editor

Josh Bond is Senior Editor for Modern, and was formerly Modern’s lift truck columnist and associate editor. He has a degree in Journalism from Keene State College and has studied business management at Franklin Pierce University.


Subscribe to Modern Materials Handling magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Find out what the world's most innovative companies are doing to improve productivity in their plants and distribution centers.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

This one-day WERC educational and networking event will be held at the Grapevine Convention Center in Grapevine outside Dallas on Tuesday, October 13.

HyPulsion was founded by Plug Power and Air Liquide in 2012 to build the adoption of hydrogen and fuel cells in Europe. Plug Power is now poised to convert the $20 billion European material handling lift truck market to hydrogen fuel cell power.

Widely known as the “father of robotics,” Engelberger launched the world’s first robotics company, Unimation, in 1956.

Volume was up 34 percent from $7.1 billion in May. Year to date, cumulative new business volume increased 9 percent compared to 2014.

U.S. industrial manufacturers push pause on spending plans, according to PwC’s Q2 2015 Manufacturing Barometer.

Comments

Post a comment
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


© Copyright 2015 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA