Johnston Equipment

June 12, 2009 15:42 ET

Johnston Equipment: Metalsistem Shelving Helps BC Schools Meet New Seismic Requirements for Storage

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 12, 2009) - When the British Columbia Ministry of Education asked schools to upgrade their shelving to meet new seismic requirements, Johnston Equipment was there to provide the necessary storage solutions.

Johnston is Canada's master distributor of Metalsistem shelving, a patented boltless shelving system that is well-suited for school settings. Form meets function in this shelving, which has an attractive high tech finish that is made from high quality zinc coated steel. Emphasizing safety and stability, this storage solution meets the Ministry's new standards for seismic preparedness.

"This is merely one example of Johnston's commitment to provide the right storage products at the right time" says British Columbia Regional Sales Manager, John Binns. "We are pleased to be in the position to respond to client needs as they arise."

Just as the product fulfills geographical requirements, it also fulfills individual storage requirements. The unique needs of each school are met with a variety of different shelving sizes, add-on units, and accessories. These options mean that customizing and later expanding a storage system have never been easier.

"Each customer - and each school - has a different storage area to work with," Binns points out. "Metalsistem shelving is ideal because it can be customized to tailor-fit the situation."

With a capacity of 440 lbs. per shelf, this storage system can shelve any number of items, from cleaning supplies to gym equipment.

Johnston offers a number of other storage products for schools, including storage cabinets and bolted steel workbenches. Platform trucks are perfect for moving boxes and light equipment along school hallways, and are equipped with foldable handles that allow flat and easy storage. Also of interest to schools are Johnston's durable steel lockers, which include three convenient hooks and two shelves.

For more information on storage products for schools, call 1-604-524-0361 or order online at

About Johnston Equipment

Johnston Equipment has been a Raymond Dealership since 1954. The company carries the complete line of Raymond narrow aisle materials handling equipment and provides parts, maintenance and rental equipment throughout Canada. Johnston Equipment is also Canada's exclusive dealer of BT material handling equipment, Remstar carousels, shuttles and vertical lift modules, and is Canada's largest distributor of Storage Solutions products and services, including Metalsistem shelving. Johnston has branches in 14 locations across Canada.

About The Raymond Corporation

The Raymond Corporation is a global provider of material handling solutions that improve space utilization and productivity, with lower cost of operation and greater operator acceptance. Raymond offers the iWarehouse™ system, an enterprise fleet management solution for warehouse and distribution center managers to collect and analyze real-time lift truck data to maximize fleet productivity and reduce costs. High-performance, reliable, ergonomically designed Raymond lift trucks range from a full line of manual and electric pallet trucks and walkie stackers to counterbalanced trucks, Reach-Fork® trucks, orderpickers and dual-purpose (pallet handling/case picking) Swing-Reach® trucks.

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Stacey Matos
Johnston Equipment
5990 Avebury Road
Mississauga, Ontario
L5R 3R2

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