PortaFab's modular inplant offices provide facility owners with unlimited flexibility to respond quickly and cost-effectively to changing business needs.
Respond to Changing Business Needs
Below are some of the more pertinent benefits of utilizing PortaFab's office systems.
Increase Productivity and Communication
Our inplant offices enable important team members to be on the floor with manufacturing and assembly operations. Many companies are choosing to move engineering and operations employees closer to manufacturing areas to reduce costs and increase exposure and communication between these important groups.
Modular inplant offices also provide an effective way to expand office space within the existing footprint of a property. By building with modular materials as opposed to traditional construction methods, there is minimum disruption to the existing plant operations.
The heart of any inplant office is its framing system and our OmniFlex leads the industry. Its stud sections physically connect back-to-back providing the strongest load bearing system on the market. The unique double layer steel studs provide more strength at a lower cost than single layer studs and the rolled ends reduce tear risks during assembly.
Ease of Expansion
Because of the flexibility of modular construction, if the space needs to be expanded, renovated, relocated or minimized in the future, the features can be reconfigured instead of needing to completely rebuild the space.
"Quick-Ship" Inplant Offices
Warehouse Offices in 5 Days
Our popular "Quick-Ship" program capitalizes on our integrated modular system design and interchangeability of parts which allows us to ship 80% of our inplant office orders within 5 days of order approval.
- 30 Standard Sizes – from 8’ x 8’ to 20’ x 40’
- 8’ or 9’ wall height
- 3 Standard Colors – Grey, White & Champagne
- Numerous door, window, HVAC and other options
Case in Point #1
Griffin Tool specializes in the design and fabrication of trim dies for the die cast and foundry industries. In order to properly supervise the manufacturing processes at their plant, our client required the installation of a new supervisor’s office at their facility in Stevensville, MI.
Upon visiting the facility, our dealer walked the site with the client in order to identify an area in which to install the inplant office while ensuring its location would not affect the existing work flow of the already busy plant. After securing a location, our distributor also discussed the incorporation of a mezzanine on which to install the inplant office, giving the plant supervisor an elevated view of the manufacturing processes.
Case in Point #2
The Air National Guard required the creation of a new structure within their existing facility to house classrooms, conference rooms, offices and space for ongoing physical fitness training. PortaFab worked with our distributor to coordinate the integration of each space and its intended use. Modular systems are considered "equipment" by the government, which provides funds for new equipment purchased for military use. Based on this work, our distributor provided their client with brand new office space and training areas for their team. The benefits provided:
- 2-story mezzanine with offices and training areas
- Financial savings with modular construction
- Ease of procurement
- Integration of modular systems with mezzanine manufacturer