Spacesaver Corporation

Better manage your time, space, and security

Spacesaver’s storage systems improve efficiency and integrate seamlessly with any workplace.

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How We Began

Wanting to help conserve energy and improve productivity, our founder, Ted Batterman, rented a barn near his home in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, hired seven employees, and introduced the concept of high-density mobile shelving to the U.S. in 1972.

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Where We are Now

Today, team members at Spacesaver’s 300,000-square-foot manufacturing facility make products that save time, save space, and promote security for clients all over the world. We employ nearly 400 full-time team members in our manufacturing and administrative divisions, and the expertise and hard work of our people is evident in the products that we design and ship every day.

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What We Do

We design and manufacture fully integrated storage solutions for libraries, museums, cannabis grows, warehouses, police departments, the military, and more. We’ve installed more than 300,000 projects in the United States, Canada, and around the world. That’s over a quarter of a million problems we’ve solved!

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Why We Do It

We give people the space and the tools they need to do their jobs in a way that makes them safer, more productive, and more efficient. We’re proud that our products help create better spaces to learn, to protect, to heal, and to grow.

We are problem solvers. We are innovators. We are solution providers.
In business for 50 years, Spacesaver is now 100% employee-owned.
All our products are made with pride in Wisconsin, USA.

We are Problem Solvers


It started in a 10,000 square foot barn in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. Theodore W. Batterman recognized that space, energy conservation and productivity was the triple threat to many industries. From the desire to solve these problems, he spearheaded the development of high-density mobile storage and shelving for the United States. He started with only seven employees. In 1998 Spacesaver became part of KI, an employee-owned global company headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin that was started in 1941. Today, KI is approaching $700 million in sales and ranks as the sixth-largest contract furniture manufacturer in the industry.

We are Innovators


Sometimes a storage challenge exists in the market without a standard solution. It is here that Spacesaver can step in and develop new products to alleviate these challenges that our customers face. One example: weapons storage for the military. The U.S. Marine Corps was challenged to store weapons of different sizes, shapes and models. Each time they added a model to their armory, new cabinets and weapons racks had to be designed and installed. Spacesaver partnered with the U.S, Marine Corps to develop an alterative solution. Through research, prototyping and test installations, the Spacesaver Universal Weapon Rack (UWR®) was born. Celebrating its 13 year anniversary in 2013, the UWR has become the standard in weapons storage.

We are Solution Providers


After 40+ years in the storage and shelving industry, we don’t think of ourselves as simply product manufacturers, but as complete solution providers. We research industry trends, develop new storage solutions based on our experiences, and really listen to our customers. We will meet your challenge with a solution; it might be a product, a strategy or a combination of both.

We are both a corporate entity and an independent dealer network of storage experts and together we will carry out space planning, sales, installation and service functions for you, our valued customer. This innovative combination provides the financial strength of a large corporation with the entrepreneurial flexibility of small businesses.

Client List

Limited listing of innovative storage solution locations

Anacostia Public Library | Washington, D.C.
Atrium Materials Management | Middletown, OH
Canadian War Museum | Ottawa, Ontario, CA
City of Franklin Police Department | Franklin,TN
Corbett Middle School Athletics | Corbett, TX
Delaware Art Museum | Wilmington, DE
Field Museum of Natural History | Chicago, IL
Gateway Community College Library | Phoenix, AZ
Guilford County Detention Center | Greensboro, NC
Iowa State University | Ames, IA
Kennestone Hospital Surgical Supply | Marietta, GA
McClelland Irish Library | Phoenix, AZ
McDivitt Law Firm | Colorado Springs, CO
McKinney Police Department | McKinney, TX
Mercy Health Partners | Toledo, OH
Naval Undersea Museum | Keyport, WA
Nebraska Heart Hospital | Lincoln, NE
North Dakota Department of Transportation
Peterborough Health Care | Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Richland County Public Library | Eastover, SC
St Mary’s Hospital | Sechelt, British Columbia, CA
St. Louis Public Library Central Library | St. Louis, MO
Straticom Planning Associates | Ontario, Canada
New York Botanical Garden Herbarium | New York, NY
Omaha Federal Court | Omaha, NE
Palm Beach County Sheriffs’ Department | Palm Beach, FL
Peabody Museum at Yale University | New Haven, CT
Peninsula Regional Medical Center | Salisbury, MD
Penn State Records | Philadelphia, PA
Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation | Philadelphia, PA
Turner Broadcast Systems | Atlanta, GA

The CATO Corporation | Charlotte NC
ThedaCare Appleton Medical Center | Appleton, WI
University of California Berkeley Law School | Berkeley, CA
University of Miami Equipment Room | Coral Gables, FL
University of Oklahoma Athletics | Norman, OK
U of Wash. School of Aquatics & Fishery Sciences | Seattle, WA
U of Wisconsin Whitewater Equipment Room | Whitewater, WI
Wake Forest University | Winston-Salem, NC
Western Michigan University | Kalamazoo, Michigan
Western Science Center | Hemet, CA
Wyoming Medical Center | Casper, WY
Ozaukee Country Club | Mequon, WI
Akron|Summit Public Library | Akron, OH
American Jewish Library | New York, NY
American Museum of Natural History | New York, NY
Animal Clinic of Fort Atkinson | Fort Atkinson, WI
Arab American National Museum | Dearborn, MI
Arapahoe County Detentions Center | Englewood, CO
Asian Art Museum | San Francisco, CA
Camp LeJeune Marine Base | Camp LeJeune, NC
Camp Ripley | Little Falls, MN
CIVI-TV Station | Victoria, British Columbia, CA
Painesville Clerk Of Courts | Painesville, OH
Cleveland Clinic | Cleveland, OH
Philmont Scout Ranch | Cimarron, NM
Pinellas County Sheriff | Largo, FL
Polysius Corporation | Atlanta, GA
Pomona College Museum of Art | Claremont, CA
Pope Air Force Base | Fayetteville, NC
Seattle Public Library | Seattle, WA
Sheridan College | Oakville, Ontario, CA

CMU Park Library | Mount Pleasant, MI
College of Charleston Addlestone Library | Charleston, SC
Colorado National Guard | Aurora, CO
Columbus Community Hospital | Columbus, NE
Deloitte Consulting | Atlanta, GA
Discount Tire | Scottsdale, AZ
Ford Motor Credit Company | Dearborn, MI
Fort Atkinson High School | Fort Atkinson, WI
Glaxo Wellcome | Research Park, NC
Heller Ehrman Attorneys | San Francisco, CA
Houston Police Department | Houston, TX
Johnson Financial | Racine, WI
KSU Hale Library | Manhattan, KS
Lathrop & Clark Law Firm | Madison, WI
Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist Univ. | Dallas, TX
Medical College of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia, PA
Milwaukee Art Museum | Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Milwaukee, WI
Morrison & Foerster LLP | Manhattan, NY
Mystic Seaport | Mystic, CT
National Archives II | College Park, MD
National Museum of Play of The Strong | Rochester, NY
Naval SeaBees | Coronado, CA
New Jersey State Long Term Care | New Jersey
Skokie Police Department | Skokie, IL
Sotheby’s | New York, NY
State Library of Pennsylvania | Harrisburg, PA
State Museum of Pennsylvania | Harrisburg, PA
Stoger Cook Jr. Hospital of Cook County | Chicago, IL
Temple University Library | Philadelphia, PA
Tulane University Law School | New Orleans, LA