W.W. Cannon helps create modular office space with a quick and high-quality custom project. 2.5 days – that was all the time it took for W.W. Cannon to help a longtime client create the workspace needed for its staff.
RAM Industries quality glass and window manufacturer
RAM Industries makes custom glass and windows for their customers, including builders and other industries. The Texas-based company has been in business for over 30 years and bills itself as a manufacturer and distributor of high-quality windows and doors for residential and light commercial construction. RAM’s commercial projects can be found throughout the U.S. in buildings including hotels, hospitals, school, doors, government and civic projects, medical offices, worship centers, multi-family dwellings, restaurants, retail outlets and more.
Needing individual office space and access to production
With RAM’s business in a strong growth pattern, space had recently become a priority need.
“They were running out of space. Business has been very good and they had hired new employees,” said Tony McMenomy, Houston Territory Sales Manager for W.W. Cannon.
As there was not room to expand outside the existing building, some team members were making do with shared office space. RAM’s leaders began investigating ways to meet the need of the growing operation and decided to implement a previous solution. The window manufacturer had an existing modular office building that had been provided and installed by W.W. Cannon several years prior, according to McMenomy.
Modular building provides fast, affordable office space
To fulfill the need for new office space, W.W. Cannon used prefabricated modular building walls from vendor Starrco. The pre-engineered modular systems allow for a fast, clean, and efficient building project.
“Each part is precision cut, manufactured, and carefully labeled before it is packed and shipped,” McMenomy says.
Five new offices were created in the new modular office space, an overall area at least twice the size of the first modular office built for RAM, according to McMenomy. W.W. Cannon worked to ensure there was comfortable space for both the offices and surrounding area, as the new offices are located near a roll up entry door slated for deliveries and other uses.
“Safety always comes first. We made sure we put in a guard rail system to separate that receiving area from a walkway so that when entering and leaving offices they had ample space and walkout room,” McMenomy said.
The project was completed in 2.5 days, all with W.W. Cannon’s professional equipment installation crew. No additional engineers, electricians or specialists were needed to assist on the project.
Increased productivity and plans for additional modular office space
The completed modular office building provides clean, professional and high-quality office space which now houses mostly engineers and product managers allowing them easy access to the product floor.
RAM has reported increased productivity among its staff within the new offices and that it’s been more efficient for them to get work done in their own workspace.
“The customer was happy with the relative ease and speed with which the modular offices were constructed as well as the professional quality and appearance,” McMenomy said.
In fact, RAM’s leaders are so satisfied with the office space, they are now moving forward with a plan for a second project with Starrco modular office solutions to expand the original office space. The next project will only need an additional 7 linear feet of walls. By reconfiguring the existing system, 2 – 10×8 office spaces and 1 – 9×8 office will be created, according to McMenomy.
“They’re very pleased with the Starrco modular office system. They’ve now decided to expand new offices with the same product,” McMenomy said.
By implementing a modular office design similar to the previous one built, W.W. Cannon quickly and effectively created comfortable offices for a team that had been pressed by a setup involving shared work spaces.
A quickly completed, quality custom project with immediate dividends in productivity and increased functionality of existing space – these are the kind of results W.W. Cannon consistently achieves for its customers.
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