The Minnesota Twins memorabilia archive goes all the way back to 1961 when the franchise moved from Washington, D.C., and changed its name from the Washington Senators. Six American League pennants and two World Series wins later, the team has collected over 8,000 items – bats, bases, jerseys, gloves and more – from legends of the clubhouse such as Kirby Puckett and Rod Carew.
But space was scarce at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, the Twins' former stadium until their inaugural game at Target Field in spring 2010. Curator Clyde Doepner remembers struggling to find a single place to safely store and organize a growing body of memorabilia. Standard shelves and cabinets did not suffice, nor did these storage spaces give him peace of mind about security.
Thankfully, the Twins recently bumped their sports storage solutions into the big leagues. Listen to what Doepner had to say about his team's Mobilex® mechanical assist mobile shelving system by watching the video below or read on for more information:
Centralized high-density storage
Mobilex mobile shelving uses space efficiently. No cubic foot is wasted because of clunky hardware or bad design.
Our systems reduce storage footprints by up to 50 percent, allowing for maximum capacity in small areas and enabling users to pack items away exactly how they want to.
SmartShelves adjust easily, no tools or maintenance expert required. Simply remove the locking plate, lift the shelf, slide it out horizontally, adjust the four hooks to the ideal height and replace the shelf. It's that easy.
Effortless access with SafeCrank™
No matter how heavily users stock the system, opening and closing a mobile shelving installation is never difficult thanks to the SafeCrank handles on every unit. SafeCranks require only about a pound of pressure to move an entire shelf.
"With literally a finger," said Doepner, "you can spin it and turn it. It slides very easily."
Montel offers several different locking options for mobile shelving systems. The Twins chose manual locking mechanisms located on each SafeCrank, which hold the units open. The team also requested a mechanical key lock to secure the entire module when it's not in use.
Always room to grow
History marches on. So long as the Twins keep making baseball history, curators like Doepner will continue to need flexible smart storage options. And because the Twins' mobile shelving installation optimizes storage in its immediate space, there's always the potential to add more shelving when needs arise.
Contact your local Authorized Montel Distributor to learn about bringing a Mobilex mobile shelving system to your business.