Case Study

Pen Company of America, Garwood, NJ

Sq. Ft.
Storage Mezzanine



Pen Company of America, a family owned business since 1928, is a full service pen manufacturer that designs, molds, assembles, packs and ships over 100 million pens a year directly from their factory in New Jersey. They were looking for some additional space in their warehouse to make space for some new machinery that they purchased due to an acquisition and expansion.

Some of the challenges we had to work around were:

  • The mezzanine needed to be positioned against several walls with major obstructions
  • For code purposes, the mezzanine would need sprinklers installed underneath the deck with limited ceiling height.


The Mezzanine Company worked closely with Pen Company to come up with a design for a storage platform mezzanine that would serve their needs. We proposed an approximate 775 square foot platform. The mezzanine included an L-shaped OSHA staircase for employee access.

In order to provide access for a fork lift to load materials on and off the mezzanine, the mezzanine would include a 5’ sliding gate.

To work around some obstructions, the mezzanine had to be custom designed with special column placement and the ‘L’ shaped stairs.

Additionally, we worked closely with their sprinkler contractor to coordinate the inclusion of a sprinkler system beneath the mezzanine with low clearances.

Once 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.

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