Vendor Case Study: Datum Storage

More Space Needed to Grow

Montana Historical Society
Helena, Montana
Archival Storage

Established in 1865, the Montana Historical Society, the oldest institution of its kind in the West, is the guardian of Montana’s memory and serves as the state archives for state and local government records.

The vast collections of artifacts, photographs, oral accounts and documents serve as evidence of a storied and rich history. 

The society’s archival shelving system accommodated over 35,000 linear feet of materials equivalent to 7 miles of file boxes lined end to end, but the inefficient layout and crowded storage area afforded limited access and threatened to damage valuable documents.

There became a growing need for an innovative, space-saving storage system to increase the capacity and security of the archive as well as offer greater protection from dust and debris.

“The addition of compact shelving to our archival storage space was a long-term goal for the Society.  It is easy to use, was customized to our needs, and maximized the odd layout of our space.  We were so happy with it, we ordered more for another space!” — Jodie Foley, Montana State Archivist Storage Solution

A custom MobileTrak® system was designed to meet strict archival storage specifications. The modern, heavy duty system is aesthetically pleasing with uniform shelving at consistent heights and depths.  Wider aisles allow easier and more efficient access to every item housed in the archive.

The MobileTrak® system was customized to fit the space and expanded capacity by over 40%.

Additionally, the system was installed with safety locks and seismic rails to ensure the security and preservation of Montana’s historical records.

Datum is here to assist our dealers every step of the way, during the quote/order process.  We have several sales reps in the field and a number of internal team members that can help guide dealers along the way to get the most efficient use of space for your customers.  Contact your local Indoff Partner today to discuss what options would be best for your business.

Courtney Brazell

Courtney joined Indoff in 2010. She brings years of experience in project management and tech solutions and is responsible for supporting our Partners’ sales efforts.

Phone: (314) 997-1122 ext. 1291

Josh Long

Josh joined Indoff in 2013 as part of the acquisition of Allied Appliance, a nationwide appliance distributor. He is responsible for the day-to-day management of our appliance division that is comprised of Allied Appliance and Absocold, a manufacturer of refrigerators and microwaves that Indoff acquired in 2017.

Phone: (314) 997-1122 ext. 1107

Jim Malkus

Jim joined Indoff in 1988 after spending 5 years at Ernst & Young, where he specialized in audit and accounting for privately-held businesses. Jim is responsible for the day-to-day management of Indoff.

Phone: (314) 997-1122 ext. 1203

John Ross

John’s background includes the start up and acquisition of several successful business ventures, and he provides strategic planning and overall corporate governance.

Phone: (314) 997-1122 ext. 1201