PortaFab was approached by a valued customer, a prominent player in the automotive manufacturing industry, with a request to explore options for expanding the segregation of production areas within their existing manufacturing plant.
Application: Production Area Segregation
Product: OmniFlex Freestanding Wall System
- Segregated Work Areas
- Lower Cost than Standard Furniture Alternative
- Custom Painted to Match Existing Structures
The company needed to segregate production areas while maintaining the openness of the current layout.
Our client selected a customized modular wall partition from PortaFab to satisfy their requirements. Initially, the client was not looking for a bulletin board, but they wanted a solution that would effectively separate this area from the rest of the plant and engage workers into the space. The end product was an innovative bulletin board wall constructed with PortaFab's OmniFlex modular wall system.
OmniFlex's 3" thick steel studs had already proven to be a durable solution in other areas of the plant and the use of angled end panels created the space-within-a-space that the client was trying to achieve. The wall was also designed to reflect the company's branding, featuring the signature colors of blue and gray.
Executives at the facility were extremely pleased with the streamlined end result. There are future plans to convert many partition walls in their plants nationwide to this dual use bulletin board wall.
"Our client made a smart move by getting us involved early in the process. Many pieces in a facility can serve dual purposes and with our experience in designing inplant space solutions, we were able to help them turn a wall partition into so much more. One of the great things about working with modular materials is that they are extremely versatile and can be customized to meet a multitude of needs."
— Wayne McGee, President of PortaFab