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Duplex Storage for Large Paint Manufacturer

Duplex storage for large paint manufacturers

Bulk Storage

We were approached by large Paint Manufacturer to see if we could assist in the Design Development and Manufacturer of large bulk storage for their finished products. Their main warehouse was nearing their limit of storage capacity and still being in regulatory compliance.

They did not want to go through the arduous process of conventional construction because of the time frame involved, with the permitting process and the actual time line involved with conventional construction. Due to safety procedures at their facility, they also did not want ongoing construction which would take months.

The following aspects were required in our construction:

  • The new duplex locker must be pre-engineered and pre-manufactured before arrival on site
  • The new furnished duplex locker had to be connected to their warehouse facility with a building connector (Personnel would not go outdoors with any finished product)
  • Product had to be transferred from the existing facility to the new locker, with relative ease for plant personnel
  • An intrinsically safe environment must always be maintained
  • Total fire suppression must be separate from the existing facility
  • The existing facility secondary sump containment could not enter the new locker and the new Locker’s containment could not enter the existing facility
  • Locker had to be furnished with power voltage and phase to match site power and have termination points for connection


Working closely with the client and engineers, US Chemical was able to meet all aspects of the “Scope of Work” in a relatively short period of time. All timelines were met “Per Plan and Specification”. From client approved drawings the locker went directly into manufacturing.

US Chemical Duplex Lockers go through a “Dry Run” process where the Locker is totally built on the Factory Floor. All Devices and Accessories go through extensive testing and HVAC Systems are cycled for 48 hours. At completion, the Locker is divided into halves and shrink wrapped for shipment.

Site Installation was performed by Crane and Rigging process. The Pad/Foundation was verified with a Transit to find any unleveled areas. Locker is left complete and ready for Governmental Inspection after anchoring. Finally, all interior and exterior finishes are made.

This Modular was on site at 9:00 in the morning and Crane and Rigging was finished by 11:30. All of the internal and exterior finishes were completed in the same day. Client was only impacted by our personnel being at their facility for one day. US Chemical provided a truly “Turnkey Project” for this client.

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