custom vs modular platform

How to Make the Best Choice Between a Custom or Modular Platform

Platforms are an integral part of any food and beverage processing facility — providing access to equipment, safety egresses, employee walkways, and increasing manufacturing space. They are the best way to utilize limited space in a facility while optimizing work and traffic flow.

Chances are you will need some kind of platform in your facility — whether a mezzanine, structural platform, crossover, or catwalk.

When it comes to investing in a platform, there are two main styles to choose from: a custom or modular platform.

Each offers unique benefits and limitations based on your needs and applications, so how do you know which one will work best for you?

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10 Important Advantages of a Custom Platform

When it comes to expanding your manufacturing work space, a custom platform is a quick, easy, and relatively inexpensive solution. Utilizing the space above your current processing line can save you thousands, if not millions, in expansion costs.

But what type of overhead platform should you purchase?

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How to Improve Staircase Safety

Staircases pose a serious safety risk to workers throughout the country.

OSHA estimates that there are roughly 24,882 injuries and as many as 36 fatalities per year due to falls from staircases and ladders. Nearly half of these injuries are serious enough to require time off the job — 11,570 lost workday injuries are reported annually.1

The high number of workplace injuries surrounding staircases should capture the attention of facility and safety managers in every food processing plant. Something as simple as workers walking up and down stairs can cost companies thousands in employee injury payouts. Read more

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Overhead Platform Safety Tips

Falls are among the most common causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths – and incorporating an overhead platform into your processing plant increases the possibility of employees being injured by a fall, especially when the proper measures haven’t been taken to ensure employee safety.

When purchasing a mezzanine or other overhead platform into your processing plant, safety should be key. A few simple adjustments made during the design of your mezzanine can provide a number of safety benefits to your employees – and save you thousands in employee injury claims.
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4 Factors You Need to Consider When Purchasing a Mezzanine

When purchasing a mezzanine or structural platform to expand your processing space, there are a number of factors to consider — many of which deal with the structural capacity of your plant.

While purchasing a mezzanine is a cost-effective way to expand your operations and storage space, the extra load on your floor slap and placement of the support columns are crucial factors when purchasing and installing a structural mezzanine.
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6 Questions to Determine if You Should Invest in a Mezzanine

When a processing company comes to us looking for ways to expand their product line without taking on the cost of a plant expansion, our first response is: look up — and consider building a mezzanine.

More often than not, processing plants aren’t effectively utilizing the space above their product line – and have more than enough room to expand without a full-out plant expansion. Adding a mezzanine opens up processing and storage space that is often more than sufficient to meet their growing needs.

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