Category Archives: Custom

  1. Cabinet-Rack Mashup

    Remember the power company that had limited space inside of its substation? Great Lakes developed an enclosure frame with a slide-out four post rack that was deployed along a wall–you can read about the solution here. The original product works well for most equipment, but it does not accommodate utility specific switch and network equipment that…

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  2. Two Places at Once? Sure!

    It can be difficult to find one product that works in multiple applications—many products often fall short of meeting exact needs. A national food corporation turned to Great Lakes to avoid this dilemma. The corporation operates thousands of grocery retail stores and fuel stations, all of which are supported by more than 30 manufacturing and…

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  3. An Enclosure for Every Season

    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 has been installed under outdoor hangars at multiple United States Air Force bases and Marine Corps air stations to support the monitoring…

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

    It’s a rack! It’s a cabinet! It’s both! The terms “rack” and “cabinet” are often used interchangeably in the industry, but in this case—it’s a rack inside of a cabinet! A power company required enclosures to be deployed alongside each other in several power substations. The substations offer limited space for IT and security monitoring equipment….

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  5. Optical Protection Required

    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. Depending on the size of…

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  6. On the Road with GLCC: 2018 NY Tech Summit Recap

    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…

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  7. 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Great Lakes Case & Cabinet

    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…

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  8. Camera Surveillance at a Stadium Near You

    Spectators of entertainment events should feel safe at all times. An American professional basketball team is helping make that happen, at least at their own stadium. This custom, ceiling-mounted camera enclosure will be found at multiple locations throughout the stadium. The enclosure will house four cameras (as specified by the customer) that are able to…

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  9. The Data Center Audit Trail: A Fortune 500 Company’s Story

    No matter what problem our customers bring to us, it’s our goal to work with them to find the right solution. Case in point, a Fortune 500 company with both security and audit trail needs came to Great Lakes Case & Cabinet looking for some customized solutions across multiple locations. We were able to work…

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  10. Gotchas of Going Cheap

    Cost. No matter where you sit in the organization as a stakeholder, this is almost always one of the most significant factors in IT buying and decision-making. But should price really be the ultimate deciding factor when it comes to something so important? Won’t it catch up to you in the long run? By way…

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