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Koch Sons Case Study


Headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, Koch Sons LLC supplies their customers with high quality paint finishing systems for many different environmental needs. As a result of working with paint, Koch handles lots of flammable materials during their day-to-day operations. This means they need sturdy and secure storage, all while complying with OSHA safety regulations. Additionally, Koch is also committed to H3 Lean principles that call for efficiency and safety in their workspace. In order to fulfill all these needs with one safety cabinet, they came to Strong Hold.


Specifically, they needed a cabinet to store materials for pipe assembly. This includes things like pipe solvents, cleaners, and adhesives. Since the cabinet will be in a high traffic area and experience lots of use, it also needed to be extra durable.


Our safety cabinet fits the bill perfectly for Koch’s needs. In addition to fulfilling OSHA’s regulatory requirements, the cabinet also has a few other features that lend themselves to the kind of Lean vision Koch has in mind. For example, the cabinet has reinforced 14-gauge steel doors in addition to its 14-gauge body. This serves to enhance the longevity of a cabinet with higher than average use. The cabinet also comes with magnetic shelf labels to keep materials organized, and the shelves are angled toward to back to collect any runoff in the two-inch sump area at the bottom. These shelves can easily be adjusted to fit custom requirements without the need for any tools. The cabinet is elevated with steel legs, allowing for it to be transported by fork trucks without hassle.

Not only does this cabinet provide safety but it also makes the shop operators’ lives easier, all while supplementing efficient labor for a lean manufacturing vision. And since it’s a Strong Hold, it’s backed by an industry-leading warranty.