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An Enclosure for Every Season

Great Lakes Marketing Team
Friday Sep 7th, 2018

Intense heat, strong winds, harsh rains, and on occasion, snow, are the natural elements that this NEMA 4X type, stainless steel enclosure is exposed to along the east coast and Gulf of Mexico. The enclosure is securely planted to the ground, but it's monitoring activity in the sky!

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One Size Fits None: Why You Should Go Custom & When

Great Lakes Marketing Team
Monday Aug 27th, 2018

Data centers are complicated and no two are alike. So why do so many cabinet and rack companies only offer one-size-fits all solutions? While there are some instances where standard solutions may be what you need, why settle for something if it’s not a 100% fit?

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It’s a rack! It’s a cabinet! It’s both!

Great Lakes Marketing Team
Monday Aug 27th, 2018

Floor space is always at a premium when it comes to installing enclosures for IT equipment, and that is certainly the truth for one power company that Great Lakes recently worked with. Enclosure deployment along a wall was the only option for this customer--that's right, no rear door access! This unique product consists of a rack inside of a cabinet that utilizes available floor space while providing equipment access. 

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The Faces of Great Lakes: Bryan Lowther

Great Lakes Marketing Team
Tuesday Aug 14th, 2018

We truly believe that our people are what puts the “Great” in Great Lakes Case & Cabinet. They’re the ones who answer the phone every time a customer calls (we don’t believe in automated messages), they make our company culture fun and people-focused, and they’re the face of the company as a whole. That’s why we created a series to feature our employees called the Faces of Great Lakes. Next up? Bryan Lowther.

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Hack Attack: 4 Steps to Ensuring a Breach

Great Lakes Marketing Team
Monday Jul 16th, 2018

You may be thinking, “That’s an odd title for a blogpost. Most people want to know how not to get hacked.” And while that’s a valid question that most companies would like the answer to, it’s also useful to look at it from the other perspective. You may be surprised to know that some of the measures your company is currently taking (or not taking) are actually asking for a hacker to come in and say hello.

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Optical Protection Required

Great Lakes Marketing Team
Friday Jul 13th, 2018

In northwest PA, the sun is “skittish” so optical protection is normally only needed during summer. Regardless of the season, Great Lakes is providing protection all year round. This outdoor fiber distribution hub (FDH) serves as the point between a service provider’s central office and subscribers in a fiber-to-the-home setup.

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Meet the Founders: A Sit-Down with Carrie & Rob Lowther

Great Lakes Marketing Team
Monday Jul 9th, 2018

More than 30 years ago, Carrie and Rob Lowther were both working in the telecommunications industry. After working with inferior products and witnessing poor service, they saw a void that needed to be filled: high-quality cabinets that could be delivered on time. So, they founded a company called Great Lakes Case & Cabinet – a company that today is more like a family. We sat down with Carrie and Rob to get to know them and get a glimpse into the past, present, and future of their world as co-founders of GLCC.

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On the Road with GLCC: 2018 NY Tech Summit Recap

Great Lakes Marketing Team
Wednesday Jun 20th, 2018

Earlier this month, Great Lakes Case & Cabinet attended the 2018 NY Tech Summit in Verona, New York. We had the chance to exhibit our brand-new SEAL line of enclosures and mix and mingle with some of the greatest minds in tech. As a company, we’re committed to advancing our products as well as our employees, challenging them to be the best they can be. Here are just a few trends and observations we took note of while at the 2018 NY Tech Summit.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Great Lakes Case & Cabinet

Great Lakes Marketing Team
Monday Jun 18th, 2018

Great Lakes Case & Cabinet has been around for over 30 years, which means there are a lot of layers to our work, our culture, and our people. We’re more than just a company; we’re a family. We’ve grown from a small business to a thriving one – on average, our manufacturing facility processes ½ million pounds of material per month and with the addition of new end users and OEM accounts, manufacturing has increased 20% each year over the last 10 years. While we’ve grown and expanded, the values we hold dear and the quality of our products that we pride ourselves on have stayed the same. There are a lot of things about this big, happy, hardworking family you may not know – and here are 10 of them.

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Products That Never Go Out of Style

Great Lakes Marketing Team
Friday Jun 1st, 2018

When a customer finds exactly what the are looking for, their product should never go out of style. For 15 years, Great Lakes has been supplying multiple versions of configured enclosures to a Fortune 500 company. The enclosures are configured with new product as well as legacy product that Great Lakes has discontinued. The customer has found that certain products work best and a responsive manufacturing facility gives Great Lakes the ability to service legacy product when requested.

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