The University of British Columbia (UBC) recently found the best complete storage solution in Vancouver. Established in 1908, UBC is one of Canada’s leading research universities and is consistently ranked among the top 40 in the world. Because the university attracts 54,000 students from across Canada and 140 countries around the world, the institution has high expectations. So, in 2007, when the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS) was expanding and quickly running out of space, they researched their options and chose the best complete storage solution.
Choosing Hi-Cube—the solution
UBC chose Hi-Cube because we offer a winning combination of quality materials and proven systems flexible to academic needs. They wanted one company who could supply the complete storage solution in Vancouver. So Hi-Cube combined 3 product lines to fulfill UBC’s complex and heavy-duty storage requirements.
• SpaceSaver—Our patented, heavy-duty, welded, mobile carriage is the industry leader in strength and durability. We knew this was the only product that could handle the loads of rock samples UBC anticipated.
• Rousseau—Due to the flexibility of SpaceSaver’s custom-built carriages, we were able to install, Rousseau’s Canadian-made, heavy-duty shelving on top of them. These have extreme loading capacities and—by filling them with Rousseau’s lifetime 400 lb. capacity drawers—we were able to further compact UBC’s collection and provide individual storage space for many students.
• Commercial Racking—Finally, by adding commercial racking, Hi-Cube completed the total storage package for UBC’s EOAS Department.
Hi-Cube provided UBC with a storage solution in Vancouver that met all their complex requirements. By combining 3 product lines, proven factory-trained installers and outstanding customer service, UBC was thrilled with the results.
In 2012, the EOAS Department chose Hi-Cube again to set up another complete storage solution for their new, state of the art facility. This time, Hi-Cube installed new carriages and casework; re-used the majority of drawer systems from the original install; and also added Rousseau’s streamlined high-capacity Mini-Racking. Repeat business says it all… UBC trusts the quality products Hi-Cube provides to meet their storage needs.
Learn more about the project by reading our EOAS case study.