reynolds project studies
Reynolds business systems moves
Window modular wall
modular conference room
high density storage
In 2020 we are celebrating our 50th Anniversary. And after 30 years on Brookside Rd in Allentown, we have moved to a beautiful scenic location just 10 minutes south in Emmaus, atop South Mountain.
This location is far more efficient and incorporates many of the systems we provide to our own customers like Panel Built Modular Walls and Datum High Density Shelving. These systems let us proivde lots of open space, take advantage of natural light, create a collaborative environment and greatly expand our storage capacity in a smaller footprint (we can now fit 35% more in 1,300 fewer square feet).
Window modular wall
datum high density
high speed scan station
panel built modular walls
client - mercedes-benz of fort washington, fort washington, PA and atlantic city, NJ
Project - Mercedes-Benz of Fort Washington needed more space to store tires at their Fort Washington and Atlantic City locations.
Solution -Reynolds installed a vertical tire carousel on the shop floor at each location.
Outcome - With the carousels conveniently located in the shop, Mercedes could store more tires and have them easily and quickly accessible to technicians.
client - ppc lubricants, jonestown, pa
Project - One of the country’s largest automotive lubricant distributors needed additional space for their existing operation. They had existing modular offices, but wanted to add more modular space, while keeping a clean and seamless look.
Solution -Reynolds designed a 2-story, 30’ x 20’ modular office to integrate with their existing modular structures.
Outcome - The structure was assembled in 8 days and includes stairs for upper and lower level access, carpet and VCT, modular wiring and integration with the main building HVAC. We used the same color as existing offices with connections that provide a seamless transition and look.
client - manufacturer - metal materials, lehigh valley, pa
Project - One of the world’s largest metal manufacturers needed a nice space to perform QC with their high-profile clients.
Solution - Reynolds designed and delivered a 26’ x 8’ preassembled modular office, with a fork lift-able base for relocation. The unit included all electric and HVAC. It had pre-installed counter tops running the length of the office, 5’ tall Lexan shatterproof windows and diamond plate floors.
Outcome - The completely assembled office was delivered on a flatbed truck and hoisted with a crane into their facility. It just needed to be hooked up to electric and the HVAC unit placed in the wall cutout.
client - savencia cheese - pa and il locations
Project - Savenicia Cheese needed to consolidate and organize parts storage at their Pennsylvania and Illinois plants.
Solution - Reynolds designed and installed high density systems at both locations, utilizing a combination of new and existing shelving and Vidmar Cabinets. This Illinois location was installed on an existing mezzanine.
Outcome - The Illinois location doubled the capacity of their mezzanine. The PA location added significant shelf storage capacity and reduced their Vidmar footprint by 70%. Both locations also realized far more organized parts storage and significantly improved accessibility for their staff.
client - center city hospital, philadelphia, pa
Project - A major Philadelphia City hospital needed more room for bed storage to help them better serve patients, help their staff be more productive and meet JCAHO/NFPA 101 Life Safety standards.
Solution - Reynolds installed three Bedlifts in their second-floor bed storeroom.
Outcome - The Bedlifts increased storage capacity from 8 to 15 beds in this room alone. They allow safer, easier access for staff and help prevent damage to beds. Reynolds provided training for the full staff and everyone is very happy with the units, their easy operation and ergonomic benefits.
client - pharmaceutical manufacturer, eastern, pa
Project - Our client was adding a new product line that had to be produced in a controlled environment. They needed a clean room solution that would fit within their existing structure, allow a smooth flow of materials into and out of the room and meet strict air quality, temperature and humidity specifications.
Solution - Reynolds designed and installed a 35’ x 35’ ISO8/100,000 modular clean room with a gowning room, including all electrical and HVAC equipment. Additionally, we provided full project management, coordinating timing and installation with all contractors, including an independent clean room certification firm. Features included an electro static dissipative floor, in-wall return air chases, and a walkable roof for maintenance. Plus, we included an 8’H x 8’W removable panel so large machinery can easily be moved into and out of the room.
Outcome - The fully certified (even surpassing the specified requirements) clean room was fully installed 12 weeks from order date. The solution is completely flexible for future needs. Modular rooms can be moved and re-sized larger or smaller, and HEPA fan filters can be added to meet stricter requirements.
client - allentown parking authority, allentown, pa
Project - Allentown Parking Authority needed to move staff closer to their parking facilities and alleviate overcrowding in their existing office space.
Solution - Reynolds designed and installed two modular offices, one 20' x 15' sq ft and a second at 26' x 12' sq ft, both located on the ground floor of the parking deck. The space is insulated, carpeted, has heating and cooling with insulated doors, windows and Class A .5" fire shield walls.
Outcome - The modular office let them avoid new construction hassles and add space in under 8 weeks.
client - ciocca hyundai, allentown, pa
Project - Ciocca Hyundai needed to quickly add more parts storage and fit it within their current space.
Solution - Reynolds designed and installed a mezzanine to fit over their current storage area and connect two existing mezzanines.
Outcome - The final project took just days to install and provided 340 sq ft of additional storage space adjacent to the existing service area.
"The professionalism, quality of work, and speed of installation by Reynolds was outstanding. Our goal was to create more space in order to increase our department's functionality and efficiency and Reynolds was able to assist in making that happen."
client - star buick GMC, quakertown, pa
Project - Star Buick GMC had run out of room for parts storage.
Solution - Reynolds worked with the Star team to design a storage mezzanine that would connect with an existing platform and mount over existing small parts shelving.
Outcome - With just 2 days installation, Star added a new 21'x15' platform and 315 square feet of additional storage for bulk materials. They can now store more parts closer to where they need them.
client - streamlight, eagleville, PA
Project - Streamlight, a manufacturer of high-performance lighting equipment, was growing rapidly and needed to increase capacity for raw materials and finished goods. They added a 70,000 sq ft warehouse addition. Additionally, they wanted a bright environment with room for growth.
Solution - Reynolds worked with the team to design and install pallet racking and a wall of bin storage, all in arctic white. The installation included room for a fifth row of supports for future growth.
Outcome - The new space is an open and bright work environment. The expansion allows for 20% increase in production and reduced production and delivery times to customers.
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client - easton police department, easton, pa
Project - The Easton Police Department moved to a new facility and needed expanded storage capacity for files and Property and Evidence, new lockers around the facility and more weapons storage.
Solution - Reynolds worked with the police staff and general contractor to design and install storage solutions.
Lockers - New lockers for men's and women's locker rooms, the K9 unit, SRU, and bicycle and motorcycle areas. The lockers are roomy for today's uniforms and equipment with enclosed charging stations and USB ports, drawers for shoes with drying racks for vests, lockable cubby for pistols and personal items.
High density movable shelving - in the property and evidence room, adding 50% more capacity in the space
Pass through evidence lockers - that allow staff to submit evidence 24/7 without the need for an on-duty evidence technician
Weapons racks - to secure and store long guns, pistols and Tasers
Pistol lockers - for temporary gun storage
High density movable shelving for files - with enough room for growth over the next 20 years
Outcome - The new space has provided enough room for staff to easily accomplish tasks, get ready for duty and allows ample room for growth.
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Our lockers were in bad shape. So bad that our officers were just doing without them - changing at home, keeping belongings in their cars. It was not an ideal situation to say the least.
After seeing tactical lockers at a neighboring facility I knew they were something we needed.
As a smaller force, we can't afford luxuries. These were not just a convenience but something that would help our officers be ready to go at a moment's notice, improve security, and increase the lifespan of our gear. Not to mention the morale boost our officers get from knowing that these are actually an investment in them.
Our budget was tight but Reynolds came in and worked with us to get the features we needed to
accomplish our goals - charging station for electronics, drying rack for bulletproof vests, lockable compartment, wide double doors, bench, drawer that locks automatically and more. And we were able to purchase the lockers under their PA COSTARS contract which saved us time and money.
When I see my officers come in each day more organized than ever and proud to be getting ready at their own personal area, I know they were worth it for that alone.
client - lehighton police department, lehighton, PA
Project - The Lehighton Police Department needed a bright, organized space for staff and officers to get ready and store their gear.
Solution - Reynolds worked with the Chief to design personalized lockers with room to store tactical gear, uniforms and charging stations for personal items and equipment.
Outcome - Offices come in each day more organized and proud. And by purchasing under the COSTARS contract they saved time and money.
client - northampton county archives, northampton, PA
Project - Northampton County needed additional space. They moved records to an off-site commercial records center, however files were not easily accessible, causing delays in document retrieval, and by 2012 the County was spending more than $1 million in storage fees.
Solution - Reynolds worked with the County to design and install a high density system to accommodate current needs with room for growth.
Outcome - The new system provided a 47% increase in storage for archival boxes and a 25% increase for docket books. Plus, everything is organized and protected with locking carriages and a barcode tracking system.
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client - santander bank - mortgage records storage
Project - Santander Bank needed to consolidate all Mortgage Filing Operations into a single, highly efficient location. Sheer volume was the largest concern. The Bank required 300,000 lineal inches of file storage plus storage for 20,000 file boxes to accommodate their existing volumes plus planned expansion.
Solution - Reynolds worked with the Bank's design and operations teams to help select an appropriate facility. Our team then designed a high density storage system and archive box racking system to efficiently address all of their operational needs. The plan included the re-use of hundreds of sections of shelving to minimize project costing. Our team then planned and supervised the entire transition to the new Operations Center.
Outcome - The systems saved over 8,000 square feet as compared to conventional shelving. The transition was fast, efficient and minimized the impact on the Banks personnel and operations.
client - sandy police department
Project - Sandy Police were faced with maximizing their allotted storage space in their new facility
Challenges - The design had to work within pre-defined space parameters
Solution - Sandy Police installed two Datum MobileTrak5 systems with shelving for both records and evidence storage.
Outcome - By using high density storage, they increase capacity in the space by 50%. The new system provided more than adequate storage, security and organization and had plenty of excess capacity for years to come.
client - st luke's health network - bethlehem, pa
Project - St Luke’s University Health System’s busy pediatric office was seeing a high number of patient visits and call volume daily. The staff needed quick access to patient health information and re-filing had to be fast and easy so files would be put back in place quickly.
Challenges - The health information had to be in close proximity to care providers and storage had to be HIPAA compliant for the privacy and security of health information. And they had limited floor space to devote to files.
Solution - Reynolds installed a combination of high density mechanical assist shelving and bi-slider cabinets. Each system was lockable to secure the records, and files were color coded and categorized by document type.
Outcome - All of their files fit into the front office, close to care providers. During their busy day, staff had access to over two-thousand patient files from just one aisles. The solution was designed to eliminate wasted space on each tier, fitting more tiers of shelving in the footprint. As a result, they were able to store multiple years of files close to where they needed them. By incorporating color coded charting, they eliminated misfiles. When parents visited and called with urgent questions, health histories were right there to assist the staff in providing great healthcare to their patients. No waiting to retrieve information from off-site storage or from the basement.
client - george fisher, easton, PA
update - In warm weather the team at George Fisher likes to keep the outside doors open to provide cooling and ventilation. To ensure security, they had Reynolds install wire mesh security fencing with doors, outside the facility at each door location. The panels included three sides, a ceiling panel, panic bars and a thermo plastic powder coating to protect the mesh from the elements.
Project – George Fischer LLC, the industry's leading manufacturer of PVC, CPVC, PP and PVDF piping systems, PVC and CPVC duct systems, and PVC and CPVC Rod, Bar & Machining Stock, needed to re-design their warehouse, creating more storage room, improving pick productivity and install a new receiving and shipping area
Challenges – Several areas of the facility need to be redesigned and tied together to improve overall manufacturing production. The Reynolds design team presented several options for layout, workflow and equipment.
Solution – Mesh fencing to section off existing space and create a dedicated warehouse area; using the Reynolds design flow, installed new pallet racking throughout; built a new UPS receiving and shipping area; installation of a new order picker and wire guidance in the floor to help with speed, accuracy and eliminate accidents.
Outcome – Improved flow throughout the warehouse, greater speed and accuracy in picking, fewer accidents and easier packaging and shipping. To top it off, all racking was ordered in blue and white to reinforce company branding.
client - olympus, center valley, pa
Project - Olympus selected the Lehigh Valley as the location for its new, state-of-the-art US headquarters. The plan was to build a technologically advanced, highly efficient facility. Bringing hundreds of lateral file cabinets was contrary to these goals.
Solution - Reynolds worked with Olympus management to specify and install seven high density storage systems to accommodate their existing storage requirements plus long-term planned expansion. We also worked with their construction management firm, Alvin H. Butz, to install the customized systems on raised modular flooring. Each system was outfitted with custom features such as roll-down locking doors for added security.
Outcome - Converting Olympus' lateral file cabinets to high density storage systems saved over 10,000 square feet in their new facility. The high density systems also allow for more centralized, controlled storage and streamlined the look of their interiors by eliminating all lateral file cabinets from the work areas.
client - Candy manufacturer, reading, pa
Project - A candy manufacturer needed more room to store finished pieces in an older, existing factory.
Challenges – Because everything had to be installed in an older factory, on the second floor, there were several obstacles to work around.
Solution - A high-density storage system for the second floor.
Outcome - 65% more storage capacity
client - santander bank - consumer, reading, pa
Project - Santander Bank planned to open a high-profile Consumer Operations Center at the corner of Fifth and Penn Streets in Reading, PA. Part of this plan was the need to store thousands of files in the most efficient manner possible while reusing existing equipment to minimize cost.
Solution - Reynolds worked closely with Santander's management and planning teams to design a system to accommodate their current storage volume plus a sizable expansion in the new facility. With the materials currently stored on the shelving to be reused, a complex transition plan was created to relocate both the materials and storage equipment with minimal disruption to the Bank's on-going operations.
Outcome - The systems saved over 1,000 square feet as compared to conventional shelving. The transition was fast, efficient and minimized the impact on the Banks personnel and operations.
client - sigal museum, easton, pa
Project - The Sigal Museum received a generous donation of valuable historical information. The only concern was where to store 50+ old file cabinets in a new, highly modern facility. Further, the introduction of these materials would necessitate much greater storage efficiency in their existing Library and Archives.
Solution - Reynolds team worked closely with Sigal staff to design two unique high density storage systems to accommodate files, books, envelopes, photos, maps, drawings and a wide range of other materials.
Outcome - The new systems not only accommodated the donated materials but also re-organized existing Library and Archive materials and added 60%+ future expansion.
client - hydac, bethlehem, pa
Project - Hydac needed to completely redesign their manufacturing facility and warehouse which required the relocation of 13 vertical storage machines
Challenges – How to minimize downtime during the warehouse changeover
Solution – Reynolds completely disassembled and re-assembled each machine and worked with the Facility and Manufacturing Mangers to plan the project and provided Hydac with a detailed timeline so they could predict workflow and minimize loss of production
Outcome – All 13 machines were relocated on time and on budget with minimal disruption to production.
client - infinera, allentown, pa
Project - Infinera, a manufacturer of high capacity optical transmission equipment, needed to improve inventory control and make more room for manufacturing.
Challenges – Finding more production capacity without new construction
Solution - The Reynolds team designed a high-density storage system that added 60% more storage capacity in their current space. By using the entire width, depth, and height of the room. 72” wide x 36” deep metal shelves, with 600 pounds’ capacity, were used to handle maximize flexibility for items stored. Wire mesh fencing was installed to enclose the room for maximum security.
Outcome - With the free space this created, Infinera added more production capacity.
UPDATE: Since the initial system was installed, Reynolds moved the high-density system to another area and added 5 additional feet of storage. A great benefit of these systems is the ease of moving and expanding to change and grow with a company.
client - derby supply chain solutions
Project - Derby Supply Chain Solutions, a supplier of services for assembly, packaging, warehousing and distribution, needed to shore up the original storage structure to handle their capacity
Challenges – Because this was an existing and outdated structure, there were damaged beams that had to be matched
Solution - Reynolds evaluated their situation, identified damaged beams to be replace, sourced matching beams and did all of the installation.
client - pelican biothermal, allentown, pa
update- With business expanding, Pelican needed more capacity. Reynolds reconfigured their existing racking, added additional pallet racks and guard rails for OSHA walkways.
Project - Pelican Biothermal, developer of thermal containers for the safe transportation of pharmaceuticals, blood, and biologics, needed a storage design and solution for their new building
Challenges – With several areas affected, significant coordination needed to happen with the Plant Manager to identify the individual areas and the special needs and environment for each.
Solution – The Reynolds design team presented several design ideas with options for layouts and equipment to meet all of Pelican’s needs. The final solution included all new pallet racking with safety guards, wire mesh racking inside large coolers and a modular office designed to accommodate both individual and team functions.
Outcome - Efficient bulk storage, protection for coolers and storage areas and a warehouse office to help improve the productivity of the team (no more running to offices outside the warehouse).
client - air products, allentown, pa
Project - Air Products, a worldwide supplier of atmospheric and process gases, equipment and services, needed to increase storage capacity for machine shafts and impellers.
Challenges -Very limited space
Solution – Reynolds designed a Lateral Track Storage System
Outcome - 100% more capacity with only a 10% increase in footprint. Now all equipment can be kept in once location for easy access and organization.
client - allentown police department, allentown, pa
Project – The Allentown Police Department need more lockers to keep their force prepared and organized for their shifts.
Challenges – Because there were existing lockers, the new lockers had to match
Solution – Working with the Administrator Supervisor, Reynolds matched existing sizes and colors and completed the installation in ½ day, minimizing disruption to the staff. And by using the COSTARS contract it was easy to move the project along quickly.
Outcome – Installation of the new lockers was completed in ½ day, minimizing disruption to the staff. And by using the COSTARS contract it was easy to move the project along quickly.
client - allentown recycling, allentown, pa
Project – After Reynolds installed new lockers at the Allentown Police Department, they recommended Reynolds to the recycling center when they needed new lockers for all of their employees
Solution – New lockers with benches
Outcome - Enhanced work environment, helping employees keep organized and ready for the job. And by using the COSTARS contract it was easy to move the project along quickly.