May 2013  Vol 3:5



Custom Mobile Shelving Saves $$$

Don't Sweat those Fire Codes.

*New* Rivet-Span
on Aisle-Saver Sheet

Shelving Sample
Kits Available

AAM 2013

2013 Industrial Product Training

Borroughs Closed Memorial Day

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Our new video on museum storage products is nearly finished... Look for it next month!

Also, our museum storage products catalog has been revised. Be sure to get the latest rendition here (4mb).

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Custom Mobile Shelving Saves College Big Bucks

A Waterville, Maine college had to find the best way to increase space for student use. They decided that moving 300,000 books from their library to an off-site storage location would free up the space they were looking for without having to construct a new facility. Read more here...


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Don't Sweat Those Fire Codes

Today’s shelving systems integrate fire code requirements as a major part of design. Most municipalities require fire protection for shelving in some form or another. The building classification and the commodities being stored dictate the level of protection required. Any system considered High Piled Storage (12 ft. and higher) requires fire protection in the form of an automatic sprinkler system.

The codes can be complicated and confusing, as they tend to use different terminology than we use for shelving. Pallet rack and shelving are lumped together as the code makes little distinction between the two. This is where it is necessary to be careful when defining the term 'shelving system'. For most High Rise and Catwalk systems it is recommended that a fire protection consultant familiar with shelving be contacted and hired to prepare the plans and specifications for fire permit submittal. Borroughs has found that consultants are better than sprinkler contractors as the consultant is more specialized and can put together a package that can be bid on by contractors if additional fire protection is required.

Read the whole white paper here.

Submitted by Mike Mahaffey, Borroughs Industrial Systems Project Manager.

New Marketing Materials! Rivet-Span on Aisle-Saver

Check out our new Rivet-Span® on Aisle-Saver Sell Sheet, which highlights our Rivet-Span boltless shelving combined with Aisle-Saver high density mobile storage.

Click here or on the image to the right to download or view the new sell sheet.

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Order Your Shelving Sample Kits

Order your Box Edge Plus® shelving sample kit today! Kit comes complete with angle post, beaded post, corner and clip. Sample kits for Rivet-Span shelving are available as well. To order, send an e-mail and specify Box Edge, Rivet-Span or both, and include a physical shipping address with your request. Click on the image to the right to view a close up of the Box Edge Sample Kit.

Sample Shelving Kit
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Upcoming Events: AAM 2013 Expo

Borroughs will be exhibiting at the American Alliance of Museums expo, booth 732, in Baltimore, Maryland, where our Museum Cabinets and Wide-Span B-Span units will be on display.

From the AAM web-site: 

Join us at the 2013 Annual Meeting & Museum Expo set for Baltimore, May 19–22. Attendees choose from more than 150 substantive program sessions, hear from dozens of thought leaders, see and sample the latest museum products, and share challenges and solutions with colleagues from around the world. The Alliance Annual Meeting is the premier professional development opportunity of the museum year, as some 5,000 museum professionals gather to network, grow and learn. Visit for more information.

Borroughs Booth at AAM 2012
Borroughs 2012 AAM Booth

Congrats to May Product Seminar Trainees

Borroughs hosted its annual Industrial and Automotive Products Training May 1st and 2nd. The training covered a number of topics, from installation best practices to sales and marketing points of interest. Ricky Johnson, Borroughs Industrial and Automotive Product Manager, organized and directed the seminar. After completing the course, attendees received a written certification. Congratulations to all of our attendees, and a big thanks to everyone who made the event a success.
2013 Industrial and Automotive Product Training Seminar Attendees
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Borroughs Closed May 27th for Memorial Day

Borroughs will be closed Monday, May 27th, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. We will resume normal business operations Tuesday, May 28th.

Happy Memorial Day!

Borroughs Corporation
3002 N. Burdick St.
Kalamazoo, MI. 49004 p: 800-748-0227 | f: 269-342-4161