Jan 2012  Vol 2:1

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Lakewood Ranch Toyota Dealer Goes Full Green... and Red

New Toyota Facility at 5969 East State Road 64 in Bradenton, Florida

Lakewood Ranch Toyota, a division of Gettel Automotive, opened a new location in November 2011 which serves the Tampa, Bradenton and Sarasota areas of Florida.  The new facility is 78,000 square feet and was designed and built to be “eco-friendly’. For their parts storage equipment they turned to the Toyota Approved Dealer Equipment Program facilitated by Snap-on Business Solutions, and The Borroughs Corporation.  Borroughs Regional Manager, Jeff Vaughn, and Snap-on’s Stan Mikolaizyk brought their many years of automotive experience into the project and helped to shepherd the project from design to install.

Continuous row of tire rack for storing over 200 tires

One of two battery racks, each with a 100 battery capacity

Some of the 101 HD Drawers, pictured with Box Edge Plus units

A real benefit to the dealership was their ability to see a complete 3D model of their new parts department during the design phase of the project.  This was done using Borroughs 3-D rendering software, Configura.  Using Configura, Jeff and Stan were able to effectively and accurately design a storage system that maximized the dealership’s storage density while minimizing space requirements. Lakewood Ranch Toyota's Parts Manager worked closely with Borroughs and Snap-on Business Solutions through the entire process.

Box Edge Plus (left), B-Span (middle)

Among the Borroughs automotive storage products installed were Box Edge Plus shelving, High Density Drawers, battery racks, molding racks and tire racks.  A “Fast Zone” storage unit was also designed specifically for their technician counter. B-Span and Rivet-Span units were installed to accommodate larger storage items. Gettel expects the new facility to draw interest from other

dealerships with questions about going green. The green facility, which prominently showcases Toyota's well-known energy efficient Prius, underscores Toyota's commitment to Eco-friendly practices. Borroughs, and our partners like Snap-on Business Solutions, have been helping dealerships with fixed operations needs for many years.

Please visit www.borroughs.com for more information.

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