Case Study

Protectowire, Pembroke, MA

Sq. Ft.
Storage Mezzanine



Protectowire, located in Pembroke, MA, is "the global leading manufacturer of Linear Heat Detection Systems".  This family run, private owned company has been doing business for 80 years!

Recently, Protectowire reached out to us since they were looking to gain extra storage space in their facility. They were out of floor space and decided to take advantage of the available air space in their warehouse.

Because the slab at the location was less than ideal, the mezzanine would need to be customized to minimize the need for footings. Additionally, since the mezzanine would be butting up against existing walls, it would need to be designed to work around several obstructions.

As always, we were ready for the challenge!


Working closely with the customer, we came up with a design for an approximately 2,600 square foot storage mezzanine. After performing a slab analysis, we realized this mezzanine would need some extra engineering to spread the load adequately and avoid multiple footings.

Working closely with the manufacturer’s engineering team, we came up with a design that would require just one footing. In order to provide complete turnkey services, we managed all of the slab and footing work for the project.

Additionally, the mezzanine was designed to match heights with an existing mezzanine deck, in order to provide a seamless flow from old to new. The color red was also chosen to match the existing branding colors of their warehouse.

Once the mezzanine was ready for shipment, we coordinated the installation with our local installation team. 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