Bull Metal recently completed a custom job for a customer that requested stackable metal document/data storage boxes. The boxes are made with 22 gage cold rolled steel and powder coated light gray. Although it is light gage sheet metal, they are very rigid, and being steel can be stacked much higher than corrugated boxes.
Design features include a pad-lockable catch, (2) drop handles to facilitate handling, and embossed feet that align with de-bossed projections in the cover. This feature is key for safe stacking. First the boxes cannot easily slide off one another when stacked. Second, the boxes are properly aligned so stacking does lean (if floor is level). This is particularly important the higher they are stacked.
As boxes go they are significantly more costly than corrugated. However the benefits of metal storage boxes are important to note. Metal boxes are strong and durable and can be re-used for many years. Metal boxes can be stacked higher than corrugated boxes. Documents and data storage devices are better protected because the boxes will not collapse and deform the paper files or crush other data storage devises stored in them. Because they can be locked, casual access to the information stored within is eliminated. High stack-ability can mean lower warehouse square footage requirements. The long term durability of metal boxes, and lower cost for warehouse space should be considered when comparing the total cost of corrugated document storage boxes to metal document storage boxes.
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BULL METAL ACQUIRES ORLEA
Orlea Inc and Bull Metal have been long-time competitors as well as business partners. Over the years, they have outsourced business to each other, taking advantage of their unique strengths.
The founders of Bull Metal, Cliff Bull, and Orlea, Mike Vecchitto, were contemporaries who founded and nurtured companies that they were able to pass on to the next generation.
The current owners, Steve Bull and Mike Vecchitto II, have worked together over the years and have now agreed to merge. This is a natural combination and gives Bull Metal added capacity and growth and allows the Orlea name to live on.
Bull Metal & Display designed and manufactured this laboratory counter rack for one of the worlds leading companies specializing in the research, development, production and supply of additives to the paint and plastics industries. The challenge provided to us by this company was to custom design a counter storage rack that would display and organize multiple size bottles in a predetermined sized space, be able to read bottle labels and have needed mixing tools and instruments within reach. The result as shown above is a two level counter rack with correct shelf height and depth to store and display large bottles. The multi level removable bleacher type insert is designed to store an assortment of smaller bottles with the ability to read the labels and can be located in users desired location. The mixing tool and instrument holder fits snugly on either shelf and can also be located where user sees fit. Each shelf, including insert is has a 1/4″ high front lip to prevent bottles from tipping or falling out. Rubber feet (6) are affixed to cabinet bottom to prevent surface scratching and firmly hold cabinet in place. Finished is a durable powder coat with screen printed logo that will proudly represent this company in the marketplace. Packaging designed to withstand domestic and international shipping. Please let us provide you with a no cost quote for your any future or current projects your company may need.