The athletic equipment storage area in the new Marcus Mariota Sports Performance Center at the University of Oregon has been hailed as “a testament to style and function.” The equipment room features 2.5 miles of Spacesaver drawers and shelving housed in visually stunning Spacesaver compact mobile storage systems.
“We have a lot of different styles, a lot of different color ways, of cleats, gloves, uniforms, helmets,” said Aaron Wasson, director of equipment operations at the University of Oregon. “Our mission was to get all the product we have from Nike under one roof and efficiently support our student athletes on a daily basis.”
The room provides much more than efficient storage, though. It’s also a powerful recruiting tool, a place to showcase and display the unique gear, and an environment that the equipment staff is proud to work in. “It’s a huge ‘wow’ factor when the recruits walk in,” says Wasson.
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The flexibility to eliminate all aisles between shelves allows equipment managers the ability to lock down the shelving system in the closed position. Sometimes organizations find unexpected uses for shelving, like using the outside of the system for a window display.