Johnson Financial Group Uses Mobile Storage System to Improve Filing System

Johnson Financial Group, a consolidated group of holdings under Johnson International, which is S.C. Johnson family owned, recently consolidated offices into a beautiful new headquarters complex located on the Lake Michigan shoreline in Racine, Wisconsin.The consolidation of records, the overall growth of the company and acquisitions of other banks have all contributed to the need for reevaluation of the company’s storage needs. Security, accessibility and cost of space were all issues that needed to be addressed.

“When we were given the task to consolidate seven buildings into one, we wanted to be as efficient as possible,” explained Jean Garbo, vice president of facilities. “The mobile storage systems have done that for us.”

“The unique thing about the mobile system is that several departments are able to share the file area with no problem,” Garbo said. The system was designed to accommodate all of the different sized files, including credit, insurance, trust and asset files — both legal and letter. Several moving aisles were placed into the system to accommodate multiple users at one time.

The specially designed workstations provide convenient storage for filing supplies, reference binders, and computer equipment used for researching and verifying customer file information. The local sales person worked with all of the departments and end users to understand their needs, as well as the architect to solve the foor load and facility design issues.