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SERIOUSLY STRONG INDUSTRIAL STORAGE AND WORKSPACE SOLUTIONS

Strong Hold has been the trusted source for industrial strength cabinets, storage and workspace solutions long before 5-S and Lean Manufacturing were popular trends. Made in Louisville, KY, our products are not only designed for the customer, but also with the harshest environments in mind. Our Industrial Cabinets, Workbenches, Shop Tables, Shop Desks and Tool Carts can be found nationwide in heavy duty manufacturing environments.

Nearly everything we make is constructed from top grade 12 gauge steel, paired with a one-piece body design (excluding stainless steel) that minimizes welds and increases strength, making them the strongest industrial cabinets, storage and workspace solutions you can buy.

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SONOCO – MEMPHIS, TN

Strong Hold Sonoco Case Study

UNCOMPROMISING PROTECTION

When your products are used to make food safer, fresher, and more convenient, you understand the importance of security and durability. That’s why Sonoco had to be uncompromising when selecting workspace and storage solutions for their metal stamping facility in Memphis, TN.

PIECEMEAL PROBLEM

Sonoco’s metal stamping facility receives steel coils weighing over 20,000 lbs and stamps out packaging parts for some of the largest consumer packaging companies. This process involves a myriad of dies, tools, and components, all of which require heavy duty storage, maintenance, and transportation. In the past, the team of die and tool makers at Sonoco used solutions that were fabricated in-house. Bobby Benedetti, Maintenance Manager at the facility, explained, “Before we switched to Strong Hold, we pieced together carts and workbenches over the years. Some had started to deteriorate and become rickety.” Some of the carts dated back to the 1970s and were in need of replacement. It was time for a permanent, reliable solution and Bobby knew exactly where to look.

RATED TO LAST

Bobby had been introduced to Strong Hold’s workspace and storage solutions at a previous employer. “Buy it one time and you’ll never have to buy it again. That’s key for me,” Bobby recalled about Strong Hold’s products. Bobby worked with Strong Hold’s engineers to design carts rated to withstand the weight of Sonoco’s heaviest tools and make it easier to maneuver them around the plant. “Now with Strong Hold, we’re able to get those made to a standard, which includes their load ratings clearly stamped on the side, and take the liability away from Sonoco. We ensure that our employees stay safe over time because we’re not going to overload something,” he said.

They decided to upgrade some of their cabinets and workbenches as well. “We don’t have to worry about the shelves collapsing or deteriorating over time,” Bobby said. “We’ve also done some custom workbenches that have proven to be more user-friendly.” In addition to a safer work environment, Sonoco employees are happier with their workspace and are longer required to fabricate their own solutions, saving the company time and money. “[Strong Hold’s products] provide the ability to 5S and give our employees personal space to lock up their valuables and keep them off the general workflow.”

If you’re looking to upgrade your facilities, don’t compromise. Start with the strongest workspace and storage solutions on the market. Check out some of our most popular products or contact our representatives to customize your own engineered solution.

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WORKPLACE SAFETY: THIS SOLUTION ELIMINATES UNNECESSARY MOVEMENT

This point-of-use flammable safety cabinet will change the way you store paints, chemicals, and other flammable liquids – right in your work area and at the tips of your fingers. Forget about long walks through your building to get what you need. This cabinet is designed to sit right on a workbench, utility cart, mobile stand, or in the back of your service van.

FEATURES OF STRONG HOLD’S POINT-OF-USE FLAMMABLE SAFETY CABINET:

  • All-welded steel body (no rivets, no screws, no tack welds)
  • Heavy-duty leaf hinges and 14-gauge doors that are 56% thicker than standard 18-gauge doors, making this cabinet suitable for both use and abuse
  • Features galvanized shelves and magnetic shelf labels to keep everything organized
  • Leak-proof sump area with drain for easy cleaning if spills happen
  • Designed and manufactured to NFPA code and OSHA standards
  • Industry leading 15-year warranty

Click here to read more about our flammable safety cabinets.

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CEMEX USA – KNOXVILLE, TN

CONCRETE SOLUTIONS

Concrete is the glue that holds the world together. You’d be hard pressed to look at your surroundings at any given time and not see its impact. Roads, bridges, skyscrapers, office buildings, schools, homes, dams, even volcanoes, are made from this strong and durable substance. CEMEX is a building materials company that makes these structures possible. As a purveyor of industry-leading products and solutions, they value durability, performance, and customizability. When it comes to workspace and storage solutions, they make no exception.

STRONG HOLD “EXCEEDS ALL THE REST”

CEMEX’s network of cement plants, distribution terminals, and aggregate quarries includes a manufacturing facility in Knoxville, TN. William M., Production Manager at the Knoxville plant, recently hit a roadblock when it comes to industrial storage. “Our biggest challenge is the life span of the storage lockers we have been selecting,” William said. Due to the heavy-duty nature of the facility, management had to make an important decision: replace the same lockers they’ve used every 2 to 3 years or invest in a more durable, long-lasting storage solution. They went with the latter. “Strong Hold was chosen because their (build) materials exceed all the rest,” explained William. He continued, “the detail fabrication work also surpasses industry standard and really sets the bar for customer satisfaction.”

SOLID AS A ROCK

CEMEX found their lifetime storage solution in Strong Hold’s single-tier slim line lockers. The 12 gauge construction and all-welded design make them ideal for industrial plants, like the one CEMEX has in Knoxville. Employees can now organize their personal belongings with shelves, wardrobe rods, and hooks, which are included in the lockers. Each compartment is also secured with our hearty 3-point locking device and a padlock, so they can rest assured their belongings are safe. “After making the decision to go with Strong Hold and receiving the lockers, the men love them, and we have no concerns about the lockers integrity lasting well past our careers and beyond,” William said.

If you are looking to cutback on the wasted time, energy, and money associated with replacing equipment, Strong Hold offers the strongest workspace and storage solutions on the market today. Click here to find yours now!

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WORKPLACE SAFETY: THESE SAFETY CABINETS ARE JUST STRONGER

The Strong Hold flammable safety cabinet provides the strongest storage solution for hazardous and flammable materials. Another reason that Strong Hold is… More Than A Gray Box™.

FEATURES OF STRONG HOLD’S FLAMMABLE SAFETY CABINET:

  • All-welded steel body (no rivets, no screws, no tack welds)
  • Heavy-duty leaf hinges and 14-gauge doors that are 56% thicker than standard 18-gauge doors, making this cabinet suitable for both use and abuse
  • Features galvanized shelves and magnetic shelf labels to keep everything organized
  • 7-gauge legs elevate the cabinet to keep stored items away from other combustible materials and to allow easy movement with a pallet jack
  • Leak-proof sump area with drain for easy cleaning if spills happen
  • Designed and manufactured to NFPA code and OSHA standards; FM Approval pending
  • Industry leading 15-year warranty

Click here to read more about our flammable safety cabinets.

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WORKPLACE SAFETY: STORE FLAMMABLE PRODUCTS IN SAFETY CABINETS

The Strong Hold flammable safety cabinet provides a unique twist on storage solutions for your paints, chemicals, and other flammable liquids. We re-engineered everything you don’t like about your current flammable safety cabinet, making it stronger, more durable, safer, and easier to organize.

FEATURES OF STRONG HOLD’S FLAMMABLE SAFETY CABINET:

  • All-welded steel body (no rivets, no screws, no tack welds)
  • Heavy-duty leaf hinges and 14-gauge doors that are 56% thicker than standard 18-gauge doors, making this cabinet suitable for both use and abuse
  • Features galvanized shelves and magnetic shelf labels to keep everything organized
  • 7-gauge legs elevate the cabinet to keep stored items away from other combustible materials and to allow easy movement with a pallet jack
  • Leak-proof sump area with drain for easy cleaning if spills happen
  • Designed and manufactured to NFPA code and OSHA standards; FM Approval pending
  • Industry leading 15-year warranty

Click here to read more about our flammable safety cabinets.

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HOW CLEAR VIEW DOORS CLEAR UP THE MRO BLUES

Clear View Door Cabinet

Maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) are a necessary part of every organization, but sometimes they just feel like a drain. We all wish we could spend less time and money making sure the wheels keep turning. Fortunately, we can lever lean manufacturing principles to focus on reducing wasted time and the dollar amount of inventory.

Clear view doors on Strong Hold cabinets help by making it easier for operators to find stored items, visually track inventory, and re-order replenishables. With clear view doors, gone are the days of a surprise stockout when you go to open the doors. Operators can see what’s inside the cabinet, reducing the chance of ordering excess inventory when, let’s say, what’s needed is tucked behind another item. Always know what’s in stock by simply walking by and taking a look.

Employing clear view cabinets as point of use stations, instead of open shelving units, provides the additional benefits of keeping dust and dirt out and reducing the chance that expensive small items “grow legs and walk away.” Everyone hates to clean, and nothing frustrates us more than re-ordering items that went missing.

Toyota Motor Company pioneered the use of clear view storage cabinets with their rigorous application of lean manufacturing. Other manufacturers followed suit after seeing the benefits first hand on tours of Toyota’s facilities. Now, clear view cabinets are a staple storage item in automobile, steel, energy and government facilities. Ask Strong Hold how clear view cabinets can help make your life a bit easier today! View all of our clear view products here.

Author: Anthony Diebold

Position: President

Company: Strong Hold Products

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CLIF BAR BAKING COMPANY – INDIANAPOLIS, IN

RUGGED SOLUTIONS FOR A RUGGED COMPANY

Clif Bar knows about being long lasting. Their organic energy bars are a staple among rugged outdoor types, and for good reason. When a biker, hiker, or climber is in need of energy, Clif Bars provide a boost in the form of a tasty, protein-packed bar. While many enthusiasts rely on Clif to stay on the path to adventure, the Clif Bar Baking Company in Indianapolis relies on workspace and storage solutions from Strong Hold to stay on the path to success.

EXTRA DEEP, EXTRAORDINARY

Clif Bar Baking Company - Indianapolis, IN
Strong Hold’s Extra Deep Industrial Cabinet

The Clif Bar Baking Company was in the market for a storage solution, but not just any cabinet would do. The sanitation department needed a deep cabinet with storage that would fit large absorbent mats. There were already a few Strong Hold products in use at the facility providing the dependability that is synonymous with the brand, so safety specialists at Clif decided to go with what they knew wouldn’t let them down. Thanks to Strong Hold’s extensive catalog of storage and workspace solutions, the safety specialists found exactly what they were looking for in an Extra Deep Industrial Cabinet. This all-welded, extra heavy duty storage cabinet is manufactured from 12-gauge steel and is built to be a survivor in rough and rugged industrial environments. Adjustable 14-gauge shelves were more than enough to support and organize the bulky mats.

LESS DAMAGE, LESS WASTE

Not only did the mats fit the cabinet, but the durability of the cabinet fits into the culture of Clif’s commitment to reducing waste. They now have a lifelong solution that reduces the likelihood of damage normally sustained by lighter gauge material, which eventually needs to be replaced. To see more industrial cabinets and other storage solutions, visit the Strong Hold product page.

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CUSTOM SPOTLIGHT: MOBILE WORKSTATION WITH BINS

This custom spotlight is a Mobile Workstation with Bins. It features a compartment with an adjustable 14-gauge steel shelf that can hold up to 825 lbs. The other compartment includes 9 of our 8 ¼” wide, 14 ¾” deep, 7” tall bins. These are the perfect pairing for organizing all your small tools and parts. Both compartments lock separately so this workstation can be used by multiple people or shifts.

MOBILE WORKSTATION WITH BINS

The body is made by bending the steel to create the corners, what we have coined a wrap-around body. We do this because it is not only stronger than welding together 2 pieces, but it is also faster as well. The material of the body is heavy-duty 12-gauge steel while the top is 7-gauge steel, so it can handle anything you put on it.

LET’S ROLL

Lastly, we added a push handle, so you can easily steer this beast as you push it around your shop. The 6” high 2” deep swivel, lockable, polyurethane casters make maneuvering easy and can withstand a 2,000 lbs. load. And you can’t forget this is backed by our 99-Year Limited Warranty. To learn more about this product or get a quote check it out here.