A paper manufacturer aimed to establish office space for supervisors while improving visibility of their paper line operations and ensuring safety and space efficiency in their facility. PortaFab's modular wall and ceiling systems were chosen to quickly and cleanly build an elevated observation enclosure, meeting these objectives effectively.

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The Challenge

The primary challenge was operating within an active plant. Additionally, the office space needed to be elevated for better visibility, requiring a mezzanine base. PortaFab's distributor had to accommodate the ongoing plant operations during construction. Modular construction was preferred for its cleanliness and on-site assembly with minimal fabrication.

Benefits Provided

  • Enhanced Visibility: The 6-foot tall windows provided unobstructed views of the paper line, allowing supervisors to closely monitor production processes and identify potential bottlenecks or issues promptly.

  • Improved Operational Efficiency: With greater visibility and oversight of the paper line operations, the manufacturer experienced a notable improvement in production efficiency. Real-time monitoring facilitated timely adjustments, leading to enhanced productivity and throughput.

  • Modular Flexibility: PortaFab's modular building systems allowed the manufacturer to quickly create office space without interrupting ongoing operations. If changes are required to add additional space or as manufacturing processes evolve, the structure can easily modify or relocate the system as necessary.

  • Controlled Office Space: The manufacturer established a temperature-controlled office space for supervisors, providing them a quiet retreat from high-noise areas.

The Solution

PortaFab's distributor enlisted the help of PortaFab's in-house engineering team to reduce on-site fabrication. This streamlined approach provided a single source solution, allowing the manufacturer to effectively address their visibility requirements while enhancing operational efficiency and safety in their paper manufacturing facility.


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