Raising security at your warehouse is of the utmost importance if you want to keep your employees and the facility safe. In addition to other security measures to make your warehouse safer, guard buildings help improve the security for all of the following: [Read more…]
Modular offices are known for their sustainability and ease of construction. Unfortunately, some people equate modular with uncomfortable and impersonal, which couldn’t be further from the truth. Modular offices can be designed to be comfortable and work with the environment in which they are constructed, be it an office building or warehouse. Some simple additions to your existing modular office can greatly improve your employees’ comfort.
Add Soundproofing Walls or Panels
No matter what business you’re in, it’s important that your employees have a quiet place to work. With that in mind, soundproofing your modular office is especially important in loud environments like warehouses and military bases. These additions make your modular office quieter for your employees, improving concentration and reducing noise-induced headaches. [Read more…]
In the waste industry, it’s important that all waste is properly weighed and sorted to know where it will go, be it an incinerator or a recycling plant. Porta-King recently built a prefabricated scale house for a transfer station at a recycling facility in the Midwest. Our scale house protects the scale monitoring equipment for the drive-up truck scale and shelters the attendants who monitor the scale and interact with the truck drivers.
Easy Access for Trucks & Employees
The scale house Porta-King constructed for this Midwest recycling facility is a structural steel building measuring 8 feet wide by 20 feet long so all the equipment and personnel can fit inside comfortably. In addition, the scale house has a 30 inch building bump out with custom stainless steel service window. The bump out enables scale operators to get closer to truck drivers’ windows. A sliding service window enables easy conversation. [Read more…]
You’ve enjoyed your modular office for years, but have decided that it’s time for a much needed redesign. When you decide to redesign your Porta-King modular office, Porta-King will do the labor for free, which will save you thousands of dollars. However, you shouldn’t rush into redesigning your modular office. There are a few important questions you must ask yourself before diving into a new project.
Work with the Space You Have
Planning to hire new employees in the future? Are certain departments already outgrowing their office space? If you’re redesigning your modular office so you can expand, then you must make sure that employees won’t be cramped. Optimize the space. [Read more…]
With the hot summer months approaching, keeping employees comfortable in guard booths is important for their health and safety. To avoid the risk of becoming overheated, installing cooling units in the guard shack can help immensely, but they can be expensive to run if done improperly.Here are some simple ways to conserve energy bills for your guard shack:
- Make sure the A.C. or H.V.A.C. unit is sized appropriately for the guard shack’s volume
- Put blinds on windows, especially on sides that receive most sun exposure
- Tint any windows, but not too darkly
- Install insulated glass to improve energy efficiency
- Make sure doors are closed properly when entering and exiting the space