Commercial Storage and Organization Solutions

By Michaelle Bradford | Posted: 02/06/2013 11:00AM


Storage and organization are not only important in the home and garage but in commercial settings as well, providing new market opportunies for closet companies. TCGRx, manufacturer of pharmacy solutions, Powers Lake, WI, launched a new product line in late 2008 that revolutionizes not only the size of pharmacies, but how they operate and store pharmaceutical products.

The Beacon Inventory Management System is a storage and retrieval system that tracks prescriptions and inventory through the use of a barcode-validated process. But just as important as the software used to operate the system are the panels used for its retail fixtures.

Part of the appeal of the Beacon system is that it allows pharmacies to have more storage space in a smaller footprint. The modular retail fixtures incorporate new lightweight shelving and allow more depth for storing medications. HandiWall panels from HandiSolutions, located in Elk Grove Village, IL, were selected to complement this new shelving, in part because of the product’s versatility.

The HandiWall panels not only offer easy configuration, says Matt Noffsinger, TCGRx VP sales and marketing, but also add significant value and space-saving solutions by reducing the need for additional space.

Frequently TCGRx’s store fixtures incorporate countertops. In a small setting that space is premium. HandiWall products can be used to free up those countertops. Pharmacies can take hangers, dividers, containers and even phones and move them off the counter and hang them onto slatwall panels, allowing technicians to fill prescriptions in a smaller space.

“We can shrink inventory storage space in half to a quarter of the space they are currently using,” Noffsinger says. “By shrinking that space, we shrink the pharmacy size.”

The impact of this is seen in the pharmacy’s return on investment because “every square foot we save a retail store is additional revenue,” he adds.

HandiWall also allows pharmacy fixtures to be outfitted with different colors and styles. The cherry panel (photo at right) offers a nice option for workstations.

HandiWall can be installed in full 8-foot or 4-foot panels and also cut to size to fit tighter spaces.


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Michaelle Bradford

Michaelle Bradford

Michaelle Bradford is Managing Editor of Woodworking Network magazine and Custom Built Interiors Weekly eNewsletter. She can be reached at or Google+.

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