Dealer: Star Equipment, Minneapolis, MN.
Karl Rasmussen Project Manager
Contractor: Ryan Companies
Project: Wells Fargo, Downtown East Minneapolis, MN.
It Must Be Safe & Secure, And Make It Look Good
Ryan Companies, a well-respected 75-year-old design build contractor in Minneapolis, was looking for a wire partition that would provide top security for Wells Fargo but also be aesthetically pleasing in an office environment. Ryan prefers to work with local companies so they contacted Star Equipment, a material handling company also in Minneapolis. Star Equipment had the solution, they contacted WireCrafters, one of their partners for over twenty years.
We Want a White Tight Mesh Partition
Wells Fargo required multiple wire mesh partition cages within their downtown facility. Two cages were used to protect entering the computer server rooms. Several additional cages were used to control access to both financial and confidential information. WireCrafters offers a variety of secure meshes. The standard mesh is a ten-gauge wire woven into a 2" x 1" rectangular style. Star Equipment was informed that a much more secure mesh would be needed. Wells Fargo decided to stay with the ten-gauge wire but with a much tighter 3/4" square mesh. This tighter mesh has been used by pharmaceutical companies to control access to small pill bottles and also by distributors of small liquor bottles used by the airline industry. In addition to the tight mesh they also required white paint as opposed to the industrial gray color. WireCrafters has a state of the art powder coat system and stocks white paint along with seven other common paint colors.
They Make the Complicated Look Easy
What appeared to be a very difficult request by most standards turned out to be a simple one for WireCrafters. A variety of mesh sizes and paint colors are stocked in their manufacturing facility in Louisville, KY.