If you're unfamiliar with word "mezzanine" you might wonder what it has to do with your warehouse space. It sounds like something out of a fictional romance novel. The good news is that this product is not fictional. It is real and it can help you save a tremendous amount of time, money and space!
Let's dig a little deeper shall we? First we'll start off with identifying what a mezzanine is. No, it's not a French style pizza, nor is it a balcony at an opera-house (although it can be, but not in this specific context).
The word "mezzanine" originated during the 18th century and originally came from the Latin word for median. It was then converted to the Italian word for "middle" and then ultimately became the French version we know and love, "mezzanine," in the early 18th century.
By definition, a mezzanine is "a low-ceilinged story between two main stories of a building especially : an intermediate story that projects in the form of a balcony." Mezzanines can come in all different types of forms; from a trendy loft in someone's home, to a sought after spot for a balcony in a theater. In this particular situation, we will be discussing industrial/commercial mezzanines.
Mezzanines are most frequently used in the industrial scene because places like warehouses and distribution plants both tend to have higher ceilings, allowing for an easy way to create more storage space above. As in, why would people build out when they can go up?
Okay, now that you know what a mezzanine actually is, we can go even deeper so you can determine whether or not you have a need for one!
There are plenty of justifications for applying a mezzanine into your workplace. Who wouldn't want a super fun platform above their workspace? But the most important reason for getting a mezzanine would be if you’re looking to expand your warehouse or factory because you’re running out of space. Mezzanines are designed to fill the empty space above you, which is much cheaper and more efficient than your typical expansion. Smaller workplaces will use mezzanines as overhead storage for things like products, tools and other materials. When it comes to getting more space, mezzanines will match your growth in the most efficient way possible.
Another reason mezzanines are awesome is that they work with all different types of applications. Do you need extra storage for equipment? Build a mezzanine and put it above the work floor area, out of harm's way. Do your managers need a better vantage point for overseeing production? Build a mezzanine and add railings for extra safety.
Lastly, mezzanines save a ton of time and money. Mezzanines are much quicker to build than a traditional expansion. And by building within a space you're already paying for, you'll save a significant amount of money.
Now that you're aware of what a mezzanine is and why they're great for creating more space while also saving time and money, you might want to know how you can get one for your workspace.
Fortunately for you, Barron Equipment & Overhead Doors is very experienced when it comes to building mezzanines in all different types of factories, warehouses, etc. We would be happy to find the perfect mezzanine for your application. Give us a call at 1-800-397-6690 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.