Many people have heard of the term millwork, but not many are familiar with the word casework. Although they appear to be somewhat of a similar product, casework offers many advantages over traditional millwork. The first distinction is casework’s modularity and flexibility. Casework allows for multiple uses and can adapt to a changing environment- making it an ideal solution for markets such as healthcare, education, and corporate office spaces. Millwork is less flexible and can be time consuming to reconfigure or redesign.
Modular casework is ideal for three major markets, but can be applied to almost any environment. Within the medical industry our modular casework is the contemporary answer to challenges such as advancing technology, workflow optimization and infection control. Exam rooms, patient rooms, pharmacies, reception areas, nurses’ stations, and operating rooms all have distinct needs, and we possess the expertise and design capabilities to meet every one of them.
A major trend we have been seeing lately is in Pharmacy storage. When it comes to working in a pharmacy organization, flexibility, and comfort are important features. It’s the details like toe kicks that allow pharmacists to work comfortably at the counter, soft-close drawers that reduce noise levels in the pharmacy, and black phenolic resin work surfaces that keep stray pills in sight, that make our solutions the preferred choice among pharmacists. Although it looks built-in, our casework can be moved and repurposed to accommodate new technology or increased demand.
Education is another market where casework can be applied in almost every facet. Within the higher education environment in particular casework can provide many solutions that help institutions keep up with current trends. Some of the trends we have been seeing include lab storage, student work areas, cafe spaces, and interactive classrooms. Our modular casework provides the perfect flexible solution for an ever changing environment such as this one.
Another area in which casework excels is in mailrooms. Amazon and other delivery services have been revolutionizing the higher education market when it comes to how students receive mail, as well as how it is sorted. Hamilton Casework Solutions is one of our manufacturers who got their start with mailroom sorters, and they have now infiltrated the business, medical, and residential markets with their highly flexible sorters.
In the corporate office environment one would certainly find sorters, but that’s not the only casework solution that helps make interior spaces functional and efficient. The business market also uses casework for things like reception desks, office desks, work islands, mail and copy stations, and even pantries.
One product that has been universally encroaching on most markets is the use of lockers. We’re not talking about old school metal lockers like one might see in an elementary school. We’re talking modular, flexible, modern lockers that fit the decor and brand of a company or institution. These lockers can incorporate many locking mechanisms and security systems to allow for students or workers to securely lock up their belongings.
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