Sabina Sunder
by on March 21, 2023

If your warehouse, distribution center or manufacturing plant is in need of extra storage space, a mezzanine work platform may be the perfect solution. These steel structures can more than double your available space, at a fraction of the cost of new construction or facility relocations.

The key to a successful industrial mezzanine is to ensure it fits the needs of your operation and meets local and federal regulations. A poorly designed mezzanine could jeopardize safety and your employees’ health.


A mezzanine work platform can provide additional space for a variety of applications. It can be used to create office space, employee congregation areas, or equipment rooms.

In warehouses and distribution centers, floor space is limited, so an extra level of workspace can improve efficiency by allowing employees to perform tasks they normally do not have access to. Additionally, industrial mezzanines can be used to maintain large machinery or other equipment.

When installing a mezzanine, it is important to consider building codes and safety standards. These requirements can be challenging and oftentimes require custom engineering.

As an alternative to new construction, mezzanines offer a lower cost and less time-consuming solution to adding workspace. They also do not require building permits and can increase productivity and profitability.


If you need to increase storage in your facility without expanding your building footprint, a mezzanine work platform is a great option. These versatile structures create new areas for production, warehouse or plant storage and office space without the need for costly building additions.

Adding a mezzanine to your warehouse or factory can double the usable storage space you have. They also reduce clutter, improve safety and prevent damage to equipment.

There are a few different options available to choose from, including shelving elevated platforms, rack supported mezzanines and free-standing platforms. Each type is designed to accommodate your specific workspace needs and load requirements.

Mezzanine steel platforms are heavy-duty, AISC certified, safe and built to last. They are a great addition to any industrial or commercial building and are specifically engineered for your size, load and span requirements.

Conveyor Support

In large warehouses and distribution centers, conveyors can take up a significant amount of space. Having efficient configurations that minimize floor space use is important.

Adding an industrial mezzanine allows companies to increase their storage capacity without having to expand their facility. In addition, it gives them a platform to view operations from above, which is invaluable for quality control and production monitoring.

Another common mezzanine application in warehouses is using racks and shelving on the mezzanine deck to maximize storage capacity. The combination of racking and shelving helps to create efficient storage systems and can be reconfigured as needs change.

In order to maintain safe and organized operation, rack supported mezzanines need to be properly maintained and protected. Damotech’s rack safety experts can provide the products (repair and protection) and engineering services needed to keep your rack-supported work platform operating safely.

Equipment Support

A mezzanine work platform can double the space available in a warehouse or distribution center without the expense of adding a new building or relocating to a larger facility. This is especially useful for inventory and equipment that needs more than one level of storage.

In addition to providing space for workers, a mezzanine can provide a secure and sturdy platform that supports the weight of specialized equipment or materials. This includes conveyors, pipe support, sortation platforms, and other equipment that takes up a lot of floor space.

Mezzanines can also be used for other applications, such as office space or storage of infrequently accessed items. However, it is important to understand that mezzanines are considered part of the building and therefore require updated building plans.

Unlike mezzanines, freestanding equipment platforms are not considered part of the building and do not require updated building plans. They qualify for an accelerated 7-year capital equipment depreciation.

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