”Here’s the deal: we landed the project, but the customer MUST have this installed by the end of the week—No compromises!”
Those were the final words our supervisor said to all of us on the installation team as we loaded up our tools. We looked around nervously wondering how we would be able to meet the deadline knowing we had to install multiple wire mesh cages, 15 tenant storage lockers, and an entire warehouse full of BeastWire rack safety panel systems.
It was us against the clock. Our install crew unloaded all of the crated items within an hour, and we began staging materials for the day. As what appeared to be miles worth of wire mesh panels began to be laid out in front of me, I wondered how many extra hands we’d need to accomplish this near-impossible feat. Right at that time, our lead engineer brought me the installation manuals for a brand called: “Beast Wire Mesh:’ Since this was our first time with the “Beast” products, we didn’t know what to expect.
We wrapped up the entire project in two days. When our crew pulled into the office on the third day instead of heading to the job site, our supervisor looked confused.
As our crew looked through the installation instructions, we were relieved to see how simple the systems installed. The wire cages use universal hardware, posts, and panels as if they designed the brand specifically for the installer. The lockers didn’t require any self-tap screws or cutting of wires – talk about a lifesaver! Installation of these two would be a breeze, but what about the miles of pallet rack protection we had to tackle?
Our fears were put to rest within minutes as the BeastWire rack safety panel systems were the easiest we’ve ever installed! The panels are all fully framed, and they use a revolutionary drop-pin which saved us. To start, we attached all of the brackets to the panels which took our guys roughly 30 minutes to complete. The real beauty of the BEAST is that it uses a rivet and a drop-pin. All we had to do was have one person hold the panels in place while the other popped in the rivet and drop-pin. The unique design of the Gripper Brackets saves time when installing while also adding a level of safety as the drop-pins won’t disengage from the rack upon impact. Talk about an upgrade from safety netting!
We wrapped up the entire project in two days. When our crew pulled into the office on the third day instead of heading to the job site, our supervisor looked confused. Before he could even ask, I told him that the job was done. He laughed and replied, “yeah right … you guys and what army?” Calmly I turned and said, “Our crew, plus, the BEAST.”