OKC business sells $2 million in shelves to University of ArkansasPublished: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 By: Hannah Pike Source: NewsOK
Will Williams started his one-man, Oklahoma City-based storage solution business two years ago, and a work crew just finished installing his tallest sale yet — 35-foot-tall shelving for the University of Arkansas.
The shelving, designed for the university's new off-site library storage facility, will house 1.8 million books and cost the university about $2 million, including freight and installation. It consists of 14,550 shelves that would stretch 12 miles long if laid end-to-end, said Williams, storage specialist at Design Storage Solutions.
Williams said he heard the University of Arkansas would be building an off-site storage facility over two years ago, and he really wanted to “get it” because he was born in Arkansas and his daughter went to the school.
“This project is really near and dear to my heart because it's my home state, and I've always been a Razorback fan,” Williams said. “It just makes me feel very proud to kind of be able to put a stamp on Design Storage Solutions. To be a local Oklahoma company and to do this in Arkansas is really extremely special, extremely special.”