1ST BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM STORAGE
Supplying secure lockers to reduce equipment losses due to theft.View PDF Version
The 1st Brigade Combat Team (1BCT) at Fort Bragg uses lockers to secure their units belongings. They had been suffering expensive equipment losses due to theft. The team was searching for replacement lockers that secure the equipment and are extremely difficult to access without a key. The unit’s goal was to maintain a high state of readiness while preventing continued thefts.
THE STORAGE REQUIREMENTS
The team required new, secure storage lockers for their company operations facility. Their original requirement was for 1,200 lockers but this has grown to up to 1,600 lockers.
They were limited by the space in their room. The room also had a unique shape – it was an “L” shape room.
1BCT has paratroopers in the unit that require perforated storage to prevent mildew from building up on their equipment and in the lockers over time. Ventilation was a key component of 1BCT’s storage requirements. The unit commanders also wanted to be able to see what was being stored in each locker.
DASCO'S STORAGE SOLUTION
Our recommendation was to use our standard TA-50 locker or to adapt it to work for their needs. The large quantity of lockers meant we could make some custom changes to our standard TA-50 locker in order to provide the best solution.
Our engineers adjusted the dimensions so all the lockers would fit in the room. The new dimensions are 72”H x 34”W x 24”D.
We also added an adjustable anchor plate to make securing the lockers to the floor easy. Pre-punched holes on the sides and back of the locker allowed the unit to anchor the lockers to each other as well.
The TA-50 Locker solution for the 1st Brigade Combat Team also features:
- A heavy-duty storage shelf
- A coat rod
- 3 coat hooks
- 4 columns of back panel punchouts to accept storage components
- Locking rods on both doors
- A heavy-duty padlock hasp
- Ergonomic door knobs
Our team was responsible for the manufacturing as well as the installation. We removed the existing lockers and disposed of them. Once the company operations facility was cleaned out, we developed a solution to get the new lockers to the 2nd floor. Then, we installed all of the new lockers and secure them to the floor and each other.