The Washington County Courthouse was going through a massive consolidation. Seven different departments were being shuffled within the courthouse and some into the newly renovated annex. Daryl Miller with Southwest Solutions was brought in by the architect two years before the project started to create designs and budgets. The goal then came to fruition to consolidate all the active records, inactive records, and historical items for the county clerk, district clerk, county judge, justice of the peace, personnel & benefits, and county attorney. In addition to this, a storage solution was needed to house active records and deed books for the county clerk in their public area.
Because all these departments had to share a space, the Spacesaver Mobile Storage System was the obvious solution. By using a powered mobile system each carriage was equipped with a one touch control pad, giving each department its own personal security access only to their designated aisle(s). Daryl worked with the judges assistant and two others who are designated as administrators to set up the touch pad software and upload users into each of the three modules.
Finally, the public area also had an Eclipse Powered Mobile Storage System implemented that did not utilize a touch pad. Half of the system is files and the other half is used to house deed books, therefore not requiring secured access. Rollers were designed into 4-post shelving on a Wheelhouse Mobile Storage System to replace their old roller shelves. The files were actually scanned into electronic format, but the hard copy still resides on the legal file shelving for the public who prefer hard copy.
The new laminate colors really helped this system stand out. All the users were trained and love the systems. Over the next 3-6 months, the systems were loaded and utilized in a secure and safe environment within the courthouse. This was a very successful and satisfying legal shelving and storage installation.