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SpaceGuard Products Appoints Additional Director of Business Development

U.S. Manufacturer Expands Sales Leadership Team for Future Growth

Seymour, IN – SpaceGuard Products, Inc. announced that John Sloan joined its world-class team of solution providers as Director of Business Development in its Material Handling Division.

John comes to SpaceGuard, an emerging leader in the manufacturing of wire mesh and steel guarding products (http://www.spaceguardproducts.com), with a long-standing career as a results-oriented sales and business leader within the material handling and industrial storage industries. John has served in roles such as regional sales, national account, and sales management over the past 15 years for several nationally recognized manufacturers of warehouse products. Most recently, he was the National Accounts Manager for Cubic Designs, a leading manufacturer of elevated work platforms and safety products. John also held a Board position with the Steel Manufacturers Association during that tenure.

Eddie Murphy, President of SpaceGuard Products, stated, “I have great respect and admiration for John and knew his talent was the perfect fit for our current and continued planned growth. John brings the expertise in building a brand and the ability to penetrate national accounts. His appointment is a sign of our commitment to grow and support our broad and diverse customer base in an ever-increasing competitive marketplace.” Murphy continued, “And, his knowledge of this industry will prove invaluable as we launch new products and technologies aimed to create high-quality solutions for our customers, which makes him a key addition to the SpaceGuard team.”

About SpaceGuard Products, Inc.

SpaceGuard Products is a privately-owned, U.S. manufacturer of wire mesh partitions, security cages, storage lockers, and various barrier guarding products. SpaceGuard has manufactured and marketed several nationally-recognized brands including FordLogan Woven Wire Partitions (https://www.fordlogan.com) and BeastWire Mesh Guarding (https://www.BeastWireMesh.com) since 1990.

SpaceGuard Products Receives Industry Award

SEYMOUR, IN – SpaceGuard Products has earned the prestigious MVS (Most Valuable Supplier) Award for achievements in 2018. The MVS Award is granted by the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association) to less than 5% of all member companies. This is the third consecutive year that SpaceGuard Products has earned the MVS Award.  This industry Award recognizes companies who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to their dealer network, their employees and their community.

To qualify for the MVS Award, SpaceGuard Products was required to meet a series of criteria in a number of areas important to the distributor companies who do business with them. In addition to confirming an on-going commitment to safety and documenting a program that “gives back,” MVS Award winners have demonstrated an overall commitment to business excellence by documenting programs in the following areas:

  • Industry Advocacy
  • Distributor Advocacy
  • Business Networking
  • Continuing Education
  • Business Best Practices

“It is a great honor and privilege to receive the MHEDA MVS Award for the third consecutive year,” said Eddie Murphy, SpaceGuard Products President. “We work hard to provide our distributors with superior products and excellent customer service along with maintaining an overall commitment to our industry and community. We would like to thank MHEDA for recognizing us with this prestigious award.”

“DACO Corporation has been a dealer of SpaceGuard Products for over 15 years and have had the opportunity to work with them on many projects. It’s been our experience that they excel in providing excellent products and service in a highly professional and courteous manner.” —Ed Medrano, Sales Manager, DACO Corporation

“MHEDA MVS winners are among an elite group of companies who have reached a pinnacle of service and leadership within the material handling industry,” said Doug Carson, 2018 MHEDA Chairman of the Board and VP of Marketing & Sales for Fallsway Equipment Company in Akron, OH.

SpaceGuard Products is a privately-owned, U.S. manufacturer of wire mesh partitions, security cages, storage lockers, and various barrier guarding products. SpaceGuard has manufactured and marketed several nationally-recognized brands including FordLogan Woven Wire Partitions (https://www.fordlogan.com) and BeastWire Mesh Guarding (https://www.BeastWireMesh.com) since 1990.

The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) is the only national trade association dedicated solely to improving the proficiency of the independent material handling distributor.  MHEDA represents close 650 companies in the material handling equipment business.  Located in suburban Chicago, the association provides services to companies seeking to improve their business through education, networking, benchmarking and best practices.  For more information, visit www.mheda.org.

The Best Solutions Ever For Long Lead Times—SpaceGuard Products Quick Ship Program

The Best Solution Ever For Long Lead Times—SpaceGuard Products Quick Ship Program

There’s nothing more frustrating than coming home from a long day of work, ordering a pizza to curb your hunger only to have it delivered over an hour late. Trust us, we at SpaceGuard understand this frustration.

While we don’t sell pizzas, the concept of prompt delivery and lead times is a major fundamental that sets SpaceGuard apart from our competitors.

Within the world of business, companies are moving faster than ever before. This rapid pace and environment means that buying decisions are made rather quickly. Rapid buying should mean one thing—rapid processing and delivery.

SpaceGuard works hard to deliver consistent lead times!

  1. FordLogan Quick Ship Product: 3-5 days
  2. Average Size Orders: 7-10 days
  3. Mid-Size Orders: 10-15 days
  4. Large Orders: 15-20
  5. Specialized & Custom Orders: 25-30 days

Wire Mesh Partitions are modular and designed to meet site requirements. If you are looking to place a special Wire Mesh order that is customized to fit your specific measurements, we can accommodate this easily with only a slight increase in delivery times. However, we strongly advocate that you consider our standard material first.

So, why should you consider our standard material first? Great question!

Our standard Wire Mesh Partition material is already in stock within our warehouses. This means we can ship your order at a much faster rate.

Even though the specifications of the partitions might not be custom fit for your needs, we work with installers and dealers around the country who can modify the partition on-site.  Our standard material will save you money and improve—your lead times!

On average, our competitors have lead times that range from 6-9 weeks to deliver.  Why wait that long when you can have your product in-hand much sooner?

Call today to learn about the SpaceGuard Difference.

Secure, Guard, and Protect with BeastWire & FordLogan Today!  

SpaceGuard Products Annual Anchor House Food Drive

SpaceGuard Products employees donated over 600 items to our Annual Anchor House Food Drive. Plus, we raised $166 in a 50/50 raffle the night of our company Christmas party. The winner, Lola Post, graciously donated her half, so Anchor received the full amount of $166! Thank you, Lola!

Also, Eddie Murphy, SpacecGuard Products President (@SpaceGuardPrez), presented a check for $10,000 to Deb Bedwell, Anchor House Executive Director.

We believe in giving back to our community! And from everyone SpaceGuard Products, we’d like to say thank you to all of you who supported us throughout the year making it possible for us to help others in need.

For more information about Anchor House, their food pantry, and the people they serve, please visit. http://anchorhouseshelter.org/

MHEDA 2018 MVS Awarded to SpaceGuard Products [Press Release]

MVS (Most Valuable Supplier) Award for 2018

SpaceGuard Products has earned the prestigious MVS (Most Valuable Supplier) Award for 2018. The MVS Award is granted by the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association), to less than 5% of the Association’s member companies.  This is the second year that SpaceGuard Products has earned the MVS Award. This industry Award recognizes companies who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to their dealer network, their employees, and their community.

Qualification for MVS Award

SpaceGuard Products was required to meet a series of criteria in a number of areas important to the distributor companies who do business with them.  In addition to confirming an on-going commitment to safety and documenting a program that “gives back,” MVS Award winners have demonstrated an overall commitment to business excellence by documenting programs in the following areas:

  • Industry Advocacy
  • Distributor Advocacy
  • Business Networking
  • Continuing Education
  • Business Best Practices

“On more than one occasion SpaceGuard has responded to my unusual/non-standard application requests. Their customer service group goes to great lengths to provide information that I need to secure orders that are out of the standard offerings. On many occasions, I have received calls from production managers and engineers with product solutions for our clients. SpaceGuard employees are encouraged to think outside the box and provide the extra service that I value.”  —Kenneth L. Booe, Eastern Lift Truck, Sales Manager / Systems Specialist / Southern Region

About SpaceGuard Products

SpaceGuard Products is a leading manufacturer of wire mesh partitions and area guarding products including wire mesh storage lockers, rack safety panels, aisle guarding and mezzanine rail guarding. With over a 100 years of product experience, SpaceGuard Products is the most experienced wire company in the market today. All of SpaceGuard products/brands are proudly manufactured in Seymour, Indiana along with all the raw materials purchased locally. We are committed to providing excellent products and service to our dealers and customers. For more information, visit www.spaceguardproducts.com.

“As a member company of MHEDA, we are thankful for being awarded the prestigious MVS Award 2018 for the 2nd year. It’s an honor to be recognized as an Industry Leader. We are committed to business excellence by providing our dealers and customers with products and services in a highly professional and courteous manner. Again, thank you to MHEDA and to our dealers who’ve made it possible for us to display this award as a highly marked achievement.”—Eddie Murphy, President, SpaceGuard Products

About MHEDA

The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) is the only national trade association dedicated solely to improving the proficiency of the independent material handling distributor.  MHEDA represents close 650 companies in the material handling equipment business.  Located in suburban Chicago, the association provides services to companies seeking to improve their business through education, networking, benchmarking and best practices.  For more information, visit www.mheda.org.

“MHEDA’s MVS Award winners represent a commitment to excellence in managing their business and in providing outstanding support to the distributor,” said Buddy Smith, MHEDA’s 2017 Chairman of the Board and CEO of CMH Services in Columbia, SC.  “MHEDA is proud of all the MVS winners.”

A Jaw-Dropping Behind the Scenes Interview

Let me tell you about an employee at SpaceGuard Products who likes to fly under the radar but is essential to our customers and our business. So…he’s 6’4” with a strong jaw, and almond eyes, athletic and loves long walks on the beach while sipping champagne…

Just kidding—but meet Matt Sipe, Quality/Safety Manager (and sorry ladies, he’s married!).

What Matt loves most, besides his wife, is giving our customer’s complete satisfaction and he goes the extra mile to ensure it.

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work smarter—not harder with SpaceGuard Products

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work smarter—not harder with SpaceGuard Products
pre-installation planning

Representatives of Shell Office Systems and SpaceGuard Products worked together to collectively supply wire mesh caging to a new Pre-engineered Metal Building (PEMB) at the Naval Air Station near Jacksonville, FL. The three cages will secure mobile shelving units for several departments.

This order was the first for Shell Office Systems as a SpaceGuard distributor, and a first wire mesh caging project for its in-house installation team.

SpaceGuard’s engineering team scheduled a meeting with both sales and installation representatives from Shell Office 2 weeks before the materials delivered to the job site.

The meeting, held virtually via Citrix’s GoTo Meeting platform, covered everything required to receive and install the product, including a review of the packing slip, how the materials were to be packaged, the hardware included, and detail of every step from the first bolt connection to the final anchor in the floor.

Life is Good! BeastWire

It’s a hot summer’s day, and you check-in on an install for one of your best customers. They ordered a BeastWire Tool Cage.

And of course, you hired the best installers because it’s important that everything goes as smooth as possible.

You sign in at the front desk and your customer hears you’re there. He flies around the corner—red in the face with his eyebrows curled together—screaming and spitting every other word.

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Shout-Out To Two SpaceGuard Winners!

Let’s give a big shout out to two SGP employees—Alex Oak and Matt Sipe! They competed in the Legion 9/11 Memorial 2-Gun Match this past weekend and were awesome.

Even though this was Alex’s first Run ‘N Gun competition, his performance was amazing. He took 12th place in the overall competition and 5th in his Class. We couldn’t be more proud of him!

Matt Sipe has competed in several of these competitions and once again he came in 1st place overall and took 1st place in his class—just outstanding!

Please help us congratulate these two on their dedication and commitment in completing such a strenuous competition. We look forward to seeing more from them!

Check Out Our Redesigned FordLogan Website!

We are pleased to announce the launch of our newly improved Ford Logan website. With a fresh new look, we hope you find FordLogan easily accessible and filled with relevant content to help you on your next woven wire project.

ALSO, ENTER TO WIN A $100 AMAZON GIFT CARD!

The first 5 people to find the word “Preposterous” hidden in the newly redesigned FordLogan website will win a  $25 Amazon Gift Card.

To be eligible, email a picture of the word’s location to sales@spaceguardproducts.com, and then post “I Found It” #FordLogan on Twitter.

But, don’t stop there…

Respond before Friday, September 15th  and you’ll be entered to win a  $100 Amazon Gift Card!

Here’s the Deal…No Compromises

”Here’s the deal: we landed the project, but the customer MUST have this installed by the end of the week No compromises!”

Those were the final words our supervisor said to all of us on the installation team as we loaded up our tools. We looked around nervously wondering how we would be able to meet the deadline knowing we had to install multiple wire mesh cages, 15 tenant storage lockers, and an entire warehouse full of pallet rack safety panels.

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The Queen of SpaceGuard Products

As the Queen of SpaceGuard, Lola Post is at the heart of all we do. She exclusively manages every order that leaves our factory for accuracy and consistency. She’s our “quality/control” program that automation can never replace.

When FordLogan Wire first opened 27-years ago, Lola was hired to maintain and prepare all the hardware packages for shipped orders. Today, Lola continues to make those kits, but now she manages the Shipping Department and loves doing it.

“My job is far from boring. There’s always something to do, and I enjoy it,” commented Lola.

Read More: https://indd.adobe.com/view/3fae1238-accb-4cb5-a0d0-307960230378

Did You Know? GSA Schedule

SpaceGuard manages its own GSA Schedule GS-07F-9907H which we’ve proudly held since 1999. Controlling our contract allows us to prudently manage the detail and compliance requirements of the U.S. General Services Administration. These prices, available to Federal agencies as well as many other qualifying entities, are pre-negotiated and the most competitive we offer.

Read More: https://indd.adobe.com/view/9e22810c-c944-4a8d-a5f2-eeded6667acf

MHI Roundtable Announcement

We are pleased to announce that Eddie Murphy, President of SpaceGuard Products, has been elected to the MHI Roundtable Advisory Committee for a 4-year term.

MHI is an international trade association that has represented the Material Handling Industry since 1945. SpaceGuard Products became a member of MHI in 1997 and during that time has participated yearly in either the Promat and MODEX shows.  We are, also, a member of the MHI Industry Group, ProGMA (Protective Guarding) Industry Group.

Read More: MHI Roundtable Announcement-Eddie Murphy

Woven Wire: A Flexible Advantage

THE CHALLENGE

An International leader in Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (ASRS) needed a woven wire protective guarding technology for a large custom system.

The solution needed to meet OSHA machine guarding specifications that properly prevented personnel from coming into contact with the automated equipment.

Also, the solution needed to include a safety barrier in case an item fell or slipped from the machines. Likewise, the guarding material needed to absorb the strong energy of any falling items.

Another key consideration for this particular system was limited space in the facility. Therefore, they needed a barrier guarding solution that required minimal growth to allow employees to work within the contained space. Yet still, maximize the number of standard components used to keep price and lead times down. In fact, they needed a guarding system that would be ready as soon as possible.

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As Above, So Below: Complete Mezzanine Protection

The Situation
The customer with a two-level mezzanine needed a way to protect their materials and equipment on both levels.  Their biggest concern was timing; they needed a way to lock up the upper level immediately. The enclosure beneath the mezzanine would need to be a custom height in certain areas in order to fit properly within overhead structures.  The last key item was having a hinged door with emergency egress in one area of the mezzanine structure.
The Solution
With standard sized systems stocked and ready for quick shipment, the upper-level enclosure was able to be shipped within 48 hours!  In order to meet proper OSHA safety protocols, a hinged door with a panic bar was equipped at one end of the mezzanine.  For the areas beneath the mezzanine, custom height partitions were supplied in a few different areas while other were able to utilize the standard 10’h material.
With FordLogan woven wire systems being inexpensive, easy to install, and available for quick shipment, the customer was able to protect their products AND their people. Contact SpaceGuard Products today to get your quote on a secured storage cage for your mezzanine.

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 the standard gray finish).

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

A Simple Solution—FordLogan!

THE SITUATION

A nationally recognized hospital in Chicago saved outdated patient information in their “storage area”—also referred to as their basement. With multiple doors leading to the storage site, they needed a simple solution to secure and organize all the various medical documents.

What type of enclosures would they need?

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August Coach’s Corner

Tamper Resistant Hardware by Scott Jump

So, you sold a cage to a company requiring extra security due to the requirements of institutions like DEA, Homeland Security, Military, or a Police Department. The requirements ask for “Tamper Proof” hardware at all connections.

What does this mean for you and your installers regarding time and material?

Fortunately, you bought BeastWire!

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