Wednesday, December 9, 2015


A nationally recognized hospital in Chicago had been storing outdated patient information in their "storage area" also known as their basement. With multiple doors leading downstairs to their storage site, they were in need of a quick way to securely lockup and organize all of the various medical documents. 

The debate was on: what type of enclosures would they need? At first glance, they considered going with chain-link fencing. After speaking with a local SpaceGuard Products distributor, however, they quickly realized that chain-link simply wouldn't make the cut.  As the conversation continued, there were a few key factors shaping the purchasing decision:
  • The cages would need to be easily modified and added onto as they cleared space in their basement.
    • Advantage: FordLogan Woven Wire
  • Even though the documents were being stored in the basement out of plain sight, the hospital was concerned with the overall look of the fencing. This was a hospital after all, not a farm.
    • Advantage: FordLogan Woven Wire (resilient polyester powder coat vs. cheap galvanized finish)
  • Due to the severity of the situation, the hospital needed the materials onsite within the week.
    • Advantage: FordLogan Woven Wire (stock material available in 48 hours or less!)

After coming to the decision to use FordLogan, the local dealer took field measurements and sent his sketches to the exceptional sales team at SpaceGuard. The team put a quote together along with approval drawings within a few short hours. By utilizing standard sizes, the SpaceGuard team and their distributor were able to get the materials produced and shipped in 2 days!

At the jobsite, the installation team took over getting all of the cages erected in the same day. With the easy modular design and reversible doors, the installers made quick work of the secured enclosures. This was a project designed for FordLogan systems: easy to install, visually appealing, readily available, and inexpensive to fit within any budget. FordLogan...GETS THE JOB DONE!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Feature Friday: FordLogan Lockers

Did you know that apartments make up 51% of ALL housing in New York City? According to figures, there are over 1.5 million apartments in NYC! The continuing trend of increased populations in urban areas means housing developments need to continuously adapt to accommodate their ever-changing tenants.  Likewise, as space continues to become more scarce, apartment and condo owners scramble to create additional units.

Even though an apartment may lack square footage, there are still opportunities to create additional storage for each and every tenant in a building. By using storage lockers/enclosures, each resident gains the ability to have an external storage space.  This is a great feature for tenants that have bikes, seasonal/holiday items, luggage, and any other oddball items that take up space.

FordLogan systems can be designed using standard sized components or even custom designed to fit your space. As shown in the photos below, an install team added custom-sized wood inserts to act as divider shelves.

If you're interested in a tenant storage locker with pre-hung doors, welded wire shelves, and/or sheet metal back panels, then visit:

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Keeping Servers Safe

Data centers and colocation facilities have some of the highest security available. They utilize motion-activated cameras, biometric locks, 24-hour security guards, and that's just to enter the building!  Upon making your way into a server room, you'll undoubtedly cross additional security measures to prevent any unauthorized access. After passing through all of these safety measures, you'll face the final frontier for securing all that equipment....wire mesh partitions!

With stringent requirements for air quality, FordLogan woven wire systems are a perfect fit as they do not require field cutting or drilling like some cheap alternatives.  Instead, all parts (doors, panels, posts) simply bolt together in the field through pre-punched holes.

The benefits go beyond the cleanliness. In fact, one of the best reasons for sourcing FordLogan woven wire cages is that they are stocked for quick shipment. That means as you get a contract for floor space, we can get you the materials you need in 48 hours (when painted in standard gray finish). Stock heights can be found HERE.

Get the RIGHT wire mesh security enclosure for your data center or colocation facility TODAY!