Lockers aren’t a luxury; they’re a necessity.  Whether it’s at the gym, at school or on the job, you need a safe and secure spot to stash your gear.  The size, shape and style may vary but all lockers do the same job and they need to do it well.  Here are some of the features you should look for in a good quality locker.

Materials

Valuables can’t really be safe if they’re stored in a flimsy box.  Pick a brand of locker like DeBourgh that uses only the best materials.  Steel is so strong it’s nearly tamper-proof!

These durable and secure lockers are a great choice no matter where they’re installed.  They work well at health clubs and gym so that wallets stay where they belong.  School books and personal items won’t go home in the wrong backpack with a steel locker.  They’re secure enough to be used in firehouse and even police stations.

Sizes

Don’t think every lock is built the same.  You can create a custom storage space for personal items, equipment, supplies or any other use you can think up with DeBourgh steel lockers.  You can choose from a range of sizes and configurations.  DeBourgh offers sizes from 12 to 24 inches wide with depths of 12 to 24 inches and heights from 12 all the way to 72 inches tall.  You’re sure to find a configuration that suits your space.

Styles

Your basic middle school locker is only one of the many locker styles DeBourgh offers.  The brand covers just about anything you need for a school corridor but they have so many other options to see.  From schools and athletic teams to professional uses, there’s a locker for every need.

In addition to the familiar corridor style, they also have specialty lockers like first responder models with a wider stance and boot storage.  Evidence lockers keep important items secure and the heavy-duty TA-50 is the choice of government agencies and the military.

No matter what you need to secure, DeBourgh has a locker to keep it safe. For more information visit Carroll Seating today.

 

 

 

 

 

New lockers for a school, whether it’s a brand new building or you’re just making some changes to the space, can be exciting. They’re also not the easiest thing in the world to choose. It may seem like a simple task of checking the latest catalog, pointing, and ordering, but there’s quite a bit more to it than that. Before you place an order for metal school lockers for your building, take a quick look down this checklist to be sure you have all of your bases covered:

  • Are You Choosing The Right Size Lockers? YMCA crystal lake 3If you’ve never ordered metal school lockers before, you might be a bit surprised to learn just how many potentially different sizes there are, and with good reason. Not every school needs the same kinds of locker systems for their students. Public schools packed with students and still growing need small, efficient systems that are just large enough to give students a home base during the day. Slightly smaller schools with a stable population may be looking to add to atmosphere with larger locker spaces so students can carry less from day to day. In order to establish that perfect locker size, though, you’ll need to take a careful look both at your available space and the size of your student population. You don’t want to overestimate how much space you have available.
  • Have You Considered Durability? After size, this is easily the single most important concern. Imagine the life of a school locker for just a moment. Bags, books, shoes, sometimes food, are all thrown in the locker, taken out the of the locker, added to the locker, snatched away from the locker, and every time a kid walks away, that door slams as hard as possible. Durability in this situation is an absolute must. When life happens to a school locker, it shouldn’t ding, dent, or even lose a bit of paint. Before you order, make certain you’re getting top of the line choices or you’ll be replacing them in just a few years.
  • Have You Considered Style? This is probably at the bottom of your list, but it certainly shouldn’t be. Colors and styles can actually do quite a bit to improve the mood of your students. Keep in mind that a locker is essentially your students’ home away from home. The better it looks, the more likely they are to like the space. Sure, you can’t have everything, but a few minor adjustments to colors and styles could give your school the facelift that will have students smiling.

As you work to order the right lockers for your facility, make sure you look at every aspect available. Don’t simply order the first choice you see.

School hallway lockers have a certain spot in everyone’s mind. It’s tough to find someone who hasn’t forgotten a combination, overstuffed a locker, or otherwise had problems. Fortunately, school lockers, like so many other things in life, aren’t what they used to be. The options today are tremendous, and they may just change the way you think about lockers.

Start By Thinking Durability

If you want to redesign the locker atmosphere in your school, it starts with some thoughts of durability. After all, lockers in a corridor have lots of demands put on them day after day. They have to hold up with regular use, and they’re often abused as well. What’s more, though, is that they need to be simple to maintain while still fitting in with the overall design scheme. hallway_lockers-CarrollSeating

Material Options

School lockers were almost exclusively metal at one time, and while those are still widely available, in more colors than ever before, there are lots of other choices on the table now too. Wood is a great choice, though a bit pricey. In a private school environment, it can give you a sophisticated look and feel. If you want to go a bit greener with your locker design, go with those made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE). They’re fire code approved, and moisture can’t penetrate them, which means it’s easy to remove stains and spills. What’s more, though, is that the maintenance costs with this choice are almost nonexistent.

Think about Location

Even the best locker choices can be placed in environments that just aren’t conducive to building the right learning community, so thinking about where you actually put the lockers is essential. Integrate it into the environment around it. Consider putting them in small clusters with comfortable study-style seating around them to help with study seating. You may even want to better define areas with distinct carpeting, lower ceilings, and even ensuring they’re out of the traffic flow.

There’s a lot to think about when it comes to school lockers, but one thing’s for certain – they don’t have to be the noisy traffic hazard they’ve always been.

Tim Haggerty
Sales

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Sales & Special Projects

Evan Carroll

Evan Patrick Carroll, following an internship from 2003- 2005, joined as full-time sales in 2008.

Tom Madura
Controller

Outside of the office, I love spending time with my wife, 3 kids and our dog!  My hobbies include playing golf and practicing guitar which I keep working at. 

Meredith Pollard (Carroll)
General Manager

When I am not at the office, I enjoy my life in Roscoe Village, downtown, with my husband Mike, son Cameron and our dog Addy!

Patrick J. Carroll
President

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Patrick Carroll, Jr. assumed the positions as President, in 1998.