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SPACEGUARD PRODUCTS

products in less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments, often within
48 hours. The company also utilizes a variety of full truckload
shipping methods.

UNLEASHING THE BEAST
Although the company's products are pretty straightforward
on the surface, they are often used in diverse and complex
applications that require them to be adaptable to various
environments and security systems. "In the pharmaceutical
industry, our cages are used to provide controlled access for
certain substances, which must meet specific security requirements that our staff is fully trained on," Murphy says.
"A lot of our customers are also moving toward high-density
storage and other mobile equipment, so our product has to
adapt to that as well."
The diverse use of SpaceGuard's products recently led
the company to revamp and simplify several of its product
lines. "We wanted to make a smarter product overall while
reducing the hardware and number of parts that go into it,"
he adds. "We wanted to redesign our base product so it can
do everything and increase our manufacturing efficiencies
in the process."
The company in February introduced its new product line,
BeastWire Mesh Guarding™, which replaces six of its seven
product lines. "Our previous products were all somewhat
different in their construction. If I wanted to put up an eightfoot-high cage, I would have needed to choose from five different styles of posts," Murphy says. "BeastWire is designed
to use the same post on all products, in any instance; we want
to make it easier for the customer to use." BeastWire also includes fully reversible hinge doors that do not compromise
the high security aspects of its original design. "We've put
the hours in the field with our installers. We understand
their frustrations with previous and competitive designs,"
Murphy adds. "We owed it to them to design a product that
builds the way they are assuming it should be built."
In addition to streamlining the parts associated with the line,
SpaceGuard also introduced an online configuration tool to assist customers in their placement. The 3-D tool allows customers to view how BeastWire products would look in their facility
and enable them to design a storage cage or other system specific to their needs. "With this new product, we're making it simpler for the customer to learn about it by reducing the amount
they have to know," he adds. "We want to make the purchasing
process simpler for the end user so they can make an educated
purchasing decision with our product."
// Main Source Bank // In these uncertain economic times, it is be-

coming rare to find family owned businesses that are still thriving after 25
years. Main Source Bank is proud to work as a trusted financial advisor to
help SpaceGuard Products continue as a leading manufacturer in the wire
partitions and area guarding products industry.

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