Everyone has storage needs and they want to take care of them in the most cost-effective way possible. Getting the best bang for the buck is particularly critical for municipalities and local governments which often must serve the public within strict budget guidelines. Municipalities have enormous storage requirements and A.B. Richards has portable storage containers that will keep things running smoothly.
AB Richards Storage Units are Ideal for Storing Records and Equipment
One constant and ever-growing need for municipalities is records storage. Each department in local government generates files and documents that must be tracked. In many cases, this is required by law. Even when records are computerized, there are still many paper documents that must be available to municipal workers and the public. Tax forms, personnel records, building plans, and archival material are just some examples. Local courts need space to keep evidence and exhibits. Municipalities must have easy access to files that the public may request.
Another big need for any local government is equipment storage. Fire Departments must keep rescue apparatus, uniforms, safety devices, and supplies. Police departments need to keep uniforms, traffic cones, firearms, batons, heavy gear, emergency services equipment, road barricades, training equipment, bicycles as well as small vehicles scooters or motorcycles. A municipality’s Department of Public Works might need a place to keep such things as stop lights, manhole covers, sewer equipment, street lights, and wiring. Any department that uses vehicles may need a supply of tools and mechanic’s equipment. Miscellaneous items such as podiums for ceremonies and supplies for outdoor events such a concerts must also be stored.
Use Storage Containers in Libraries and Schools
Two local government entities that almost always have large storage needs are public libraries and school districts. Libraries have large holdings of books, videos, audio recordings, and supplies but often don’t have enough space to keep them in their buildings. Schools use portable storage units for things like textbooks, classroom supplies, records and athletic equipment. They’re even used as modular classrooms.
Storage Containers also Help Municipalities During Emergencies
One of the most important functions of municipal government is to provide aid in case of emergencies. They must have supplies on hand to meet a community’s needs in any number of situations. In the Northeast, that means keeping snow removal supplies. Local governments must also be prepared for extreme weather. During a heat wave, municipalities might want to keep water on hand if they set up a cooling center. If part of the community experiences a power outage or a storm, shelter supplies might be needed. Extra emergency services equipment such as stretchers or first aid kits might also be stored.
A.B. Richards Saves Local Governments’ Money
A.B. Richards has a number of options to serve municipalities. Our 20-foot storage containers are ideal for record keeping. They’re perfect for sites where space may be limited. For equipment or larger storage jobs, a 40-foot storage unit is ideal. The 40-foot jumbo storage container is an excellent choice for keeping larger, awkwardly shaped objects.
A.B. Richards storage containers won’t be a budget-buster. In fact, it’s a cost-effective way for municipalities to meet their storage needs. Because we deliver the portable storage containers to you, everything stored will remain on your site. Our service area covers New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Eastern Pennsylvania and portions of Rhode Island, Delaware and Massachusetts. Call A.B. Richards today, to get started.