Ground Support Worldwide

MAR 2014

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PRODUCT PROFILE 24 GROUND SUPPORT WORLDWIDE • MARCH 2014 A corporate refugee from the aero- space and automotive industry who also happens to hold a black belt in Six Sigma has cre- ated a novel way to store most any tool inside the drawers of most any tool cabinet. Melinda Young is the creator of Tool- Lodge™, a custom drawer organizing/ liner system that can hold tools with- out resorting to the tedious process of tracing around individual tools and cutting out foam core. The difference in Young's idea comes from a special plastic foam that's similar to what she found used in the forist industry. Young sells the foam liner, wrapped in a felt-type material and backed with a tough vinyl bottom, that's cut to mea- sure per any size drawer. With it, me- chanics can simply lay out their tools in any desired con- fguration and then press each tool into the foam. What's left behind is a per- manent mold of each tool. A special tool comes with the organizing system to tap in handy spaces next to the tools to make each easier to take out and put back. According to instructions found on the company's website,, Young recom- mends the following procedures: • FIT CHECK: Install the ToolLodge organizer in an empty tool drawer to check the ft. ToolLodge should ft loosely. Place the liner on a sturdy, smooth work surface. Gently lay out tools on Tool Organizer Makes An 'Impression' New liner system makes storing tools easier than tracing and cutting. By Steve Smith gsm_24-25_ProductProfile_V3.indd 24 3/11/14 1:50 PM

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