Spacesaver Corp: Spacesaver acquires Viking Metal Cabinet Company to expand museum offerings


(FORT ATKINSON, Wis.) – The Spacesaver Corporation announced today it is expanding its museum storage lines with the acquisition of Viking Metal Cabinet Company.

“We’re joining forces to provide complete solutions,” said Mark Haubenschild, Spacesaver’s executive vice president. “Now we can offer the whole package-local service and a full range of museum products, backed up by our proven teams of engineers, project managers and skilled manufacturing staff.”

The acquisition, which was completed May 20, enables Spacesaver to serve as the one-stop-shop for the design, installation, and maintenance of metal museum cabinets, shelving, art racks, custom components and compact storage systems. It will unite Spacesaver’s extensive network of local distributors, as well as its in-house engineering and design expertise, with Viking’s strong reputation for the manufacture of high-quality museum cabinets.

The two companies have installations at prestigious institutions such as the Smithsonian, Yale University and the Field Museum of Natural History.

Spacesaver will begin manufacturing Viking’s line of metal museum cabinets later this year at its Fort Atkinson headquarters.

About Spacesaver ( Spacesaver is trusted with the preservation and care of some of the world’s most important and interesting objects. Founded in 1972, the Wisconsin-based company has completed more than 300,000 installations in the U.S. and around the world, with a client list including a wide variety of archival institutions. Spacesaver’s in-house engineering team, its project managers, its planning and design staff, and the employees of its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility team up with its extensive network of local distributors to provide clients with well-designed, reliable, and aesthetically pleasing storage solutions. A division of KI, Green Bay, Wis., Spacesaver is ISO 9001:2008 certified and headquartered in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. Sales, installation, and service are provided by The Spacesaver Group of independent distributors.

About Viking Metal Cabinet Company Located in Plainfield, Ill., Viking has been in the metal fabrication business since 1950, expanding with the acquisition of Interior Steel Equipment Company in 1995. This strategic move enabled Viking to offer a complete line of highly specialized storage cabinets for the museum and university community.