Case Study

Bearing & Drive Solutions (BDS), Reading, PA

Sq. Ft.
Storage Mezzanine



BDS is a family of industrial maintenance solutions companies. They stock and supply machinery parts such as bearings, belts, pulleys etc. BDS recently acquired Reading Electric, a local electric motor repair company in Reading, Pa. They wanted to bring some of their BDS type stock into the facility, while maintaining its current motor repair functions.

Since storage space was short at the facility, they decided to look up to gain some additional space. BDS contacted The Mezzanine Company for a solution.

The mezzanine would be added to an existing, active facility, so custom designing the locations of the columns was important in order to work around the existing workspace on the ground floor.


The Mezzanine Company worked closely with BDS to come up with a design for a storage platform mezzanine that would serve their needs. We proposed an approximately 3,000 square foot platform. The mezzanine included (2) straight run OSHA staircases for employee access.

The mezzanine would include a 6’ double swing gate in order to provide access for a fork lift to load materials on and off the mezzanine. To work around some obstructions, the mezzanine was custom designed with special column placement. Most importantly, there was a cantilevered portion in one corner to avoid dropping any columns in front of some existing electrical equipment.

Once the proposal was accepted, approval drawings were created and our project manager made a site visit to make the final design adjustments.

When the mezzanine was out of production, we arranged for a prompt delivery the week preceding the install weekend. The mezzanine was installed as planned, and on time, with minimum interruption to operations.

Mike Sist, from Bearing & Drive Solutions, had this to say about us: The Mezzanine Company provided answers to any and all questions in a very timely manner which allowed for a great deal of confidence in how the project would turn out. They are an organization that is very easy to work with and in my experience delivered on all promises without fail.

What Our Customers Say...

The staff at The Mezzanine Company seemed to be an unusually well coordinated, enthusiastic team. Everyone I interacted with had current information and knew exactly what needed to be done to keep the project moving towards completion. Your consistent, timely communication and keeping me aware of the project status made it easy to make decisions throughout the process.

Mark Stogsdill, Genesis Engineering Solutions