The MCS Shop, i.e. the Onefab production facility, has undergone a recent facelift with added floor space, production upgrades and conveniences to better serve the needs of our customers. The new facility provides increased production floor space covering more than 6000 sq. ft, a 2000 sq. ft shipping and receiving area, 4000 sq. ft of secured and conditioned storage space and 4000 sq. ft of expansion storage space.
In order to increase production and efficiency in the fabrication and testing of our systems, we incorporated an Advanced Track power grid which brings power to each of our cabinet and fabrication areas without having to stretch cables across the floor. We also installed 3000 sq. ft of overhead wire management, with integrated network boxes for connectivity access anywhere in the fabrication floor space. These items help to decrease setup time while eliminating any potential trip or safety hazards.
Each of our fabrication teams have been allocated separate build areas with the tools and equipment to efficiently manage and fabricate their projects without having to wait on and share resources with others. In the past, this proved to be a constraint in the previous facility's method and needed to be addressed in the new building's layout. These changes have increased productivity and provided our technicians with more personal space to build.
This upgraded facility's build area also boasts unique floor patterns and layouts. The first three build areas can accommodate projects with 30 to 40 equipment cabinet each (i.e. a project with a campus layout with multiple head-end configurations). The next few sections are identified by their "NASCAR" floor pattern to signify projects that need to be "fast tracked" or expedited to meet construction commitments. All team areas have been designed with sufficient space for full system setup, configurations and testing.
MCS detention is very proud of its expanded and unique MCS Shop facility, and welcomes its customers to visit our building and meet our dedicated staff in the near future.