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PunchDeck Product History

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Punch Deck® Product History

- Material Handling market seeks rack deck with open area for
fire safety compliance, as an alternative to wire deck.

- Design was initially for ESFT (Early Supression Fast Response)
applications.

- 1998: DACS begins research & development effort.

- Initial design with flat holes unsuccessful.

- Stiffening flanges were added after prototype testing.

- Patent applied for.

- Late 2001: Production of Punch Deck® begins in
Sparrows Point, MD.

- First major installation: 4,000 shelf levels for an archive
storage facitlity in NY State.

- US Patent #6,401,944 received.

- NFPA 13-2002 prohibits solid shelves without under-shelf
sprinkler heads.

- 2010: Punch Deck® Earns Factory Mutual Approval

- 2012: Punch Deck® Plus Earns Factory Mutual Approval

Punch Deck Product History

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