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NeoCon Showroom Tour

October 2021

Did you miss NeoCon this year? Come take a short tour of the Great Openings space!  As we return to work amid the emerging hybrid workspace, we explored new products and tools which make the transition easier. With that as the backdrop, take a peek at our ideas to facilitate this experience.

We received great feedback on our product concepts at NeoCon.  We are working on commercializing the products with a goal of launching 1st quarter 2022.  In the meantime, if you have an immediate opportunity please reach out to our marketing team to see how we can help.

For a complete video walk through of our NeoCon space click here. 

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Great Openings – Product Notice 08/26/21

In August 2020, Great Openings expanded its’ product offering launching an extensive series of Locker Enhancements. One of the enhancements included adding the E-lock Mini-keypad & RFID to our standard electronic lock offering. Unfortunately, Digilock, our supplier, has been struggling with the global microchip shortage for the Versa-mini keypad & RFID. This electronic lock has been a very successful addition to the Great Openings lock offering. We understand these supply issues to be temporary. To ensure that Great Openings can fulfill your customer needs for Locker and meet their project schedules, we have put the ELock Mini-keypad and RFID on temporary hold until January 2022.

The Great Openings CompX Regulartor electronic lock also is a standard, has an extensive installed base, and has not experienced any supply chain delays. We recommend this lock as an excellent electronic lock product and compatible with all Great Openings products; Lockers, Pedestal Files, Lateral Files, and Personal Storage products.

We appreciate your patience as we work through this temporary delay.

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Great Openings Product Additions

As we transition back to a more populated office environment, we have added a few items and made some product changes we want to share with you.  Pricing is updated in sell sheets and Price List.  2020 and other e-catalog updates will follow at a later date.

Trace Mobile File Center – we have added 5th wheels to this unit to replace the counterweight. This allows for easier movement in the work environment with a lighter cabinet. We are also providing an option to use the smaller caster size to match up aesthetically with other Trace storage products.

  • $150 List Price reduction!
  • Added a 37mm caster size to sync up with other GO Storage product heights
  • Removed 60lbs of counterweight – more environmentally responsible
  • A better, smoother operating cabinet without the extra weight
  • Starts at $1442 List

Pedestals – we have added a 5th wheel option to the cushion and metal box/file pedestals. Provides a lighter weight cabinet for user to position in the workspace.

  • Lighter, easier to position for the user without the counterweight
  • More environmentally responsible
  • Current pedestal with counterweight will remain as an option
  • This option is only on the box/file configuration

Height Adjustable Tables – More competitive price point for these products within the Great Openings offering. Perfect with our complementary Marty and Bill products.

  • Average $453 reduction in List Price
  • Programmable handset is included
  • Match the paint colors with your GO Storage products
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Marty News

Marty is member of our personal storage family. It provides wireless charging and hanging storage for Height Adjustable Tables and in Benching applications. As hoteling workstations grow in popularity we have added features to keep up with Marty’s popularity. Now there are a variety of ways to keep personal items secure. You can outfit Marty without a lock, for simple stowing. You can choose the keyed lock version or you can add a digital lock so that each user can control access to the unit while they are using the workstation. More options for more user control.

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Returning To Work

Returning to Work!

Hello Great Openings Customers,

Greetings from West Michigan. We have now re-opened our manufacturing facility. As directed by the state, we will initially support ‘Essential’ orders.

We have used our downtime to put COVID Precaution Safety Protocols in place. These protocols maximize employee protection in the manufacturing environment while we work diligently to fulfill your orders. Our COVID precautions include:

  • COVID Checkpoint – questions, temp screening
  • Triage Procedures – a safe place, a health check, and return to work procedures
  • Staggered Shifts, distancing, masks/shields, gloves, plexiglass partitions, etc.
  • Closed Common Areas – lunch room, vending, coffee, refrigerators, etc.
  • Facility Sanitation – before and after shift
  • Maintain ‘Work from Home’ Policy – for those whose job function allow it

Regarding your orders…

  • If your orders shifted out, you should have already received new acknowledgments.
  • If changes to your existing order, please call your customer service representative as soon as possible.
  • For new projects, please call to verify current lead-times as we return to full capacity

We appreciate your business. We thank you for your continued support. We look forward to serving you now and in the future. Please join us in staying healthy and staying strong. We are all in this together.

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Corona Virus Update

Hello Great Openings Customers,

Greetings from West Michigan. As you may have heard, The State of Michigan has extended its “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order through May 1st, 2020. In support of the Nation, our State and our local community we are complying with these orders. That means our manufacturing facilities will remain closed and anticipate resuming production on May 4th, 2020. We are establishing new manufacturing protocols to ensure the safety of our employees and products shipped. We will communicate these protocols to you over the coming weeks. The lead times on your orders will be affected. Our customer service team has already started the process of adjusting schedules and will communicate to you on affected projects as soon as possible.

Some of you have asked about the government-mandated “essential orders”. We will prioritize these orders and are looking at ways of accommodating these requests. Essential orders need authorization from the end customer in the form of a signed letter on their specific letterhead. We will do our best to accommodate these requests. We appreciate your patience during this time.

  • In-house orders will be receiving a new acknowledgment with a revised ship date.
  • New orders will continue to experience extended lead times when we resume production
  • Your customer service contact will be your point of contact to determine a go-forward plan for your order.
  • We understand some orders may need to be modified. Please call customer service for details.

Although our manufacturing facilities are closed, our quoting and customer service group are open and eager to work with you through existing and new orders. We understand this is a stressful time, full of uncertainty. Our goal is to provide you with the same excellent customer care and quality products you have come to expect from Great Openings. Please join us in staying healthy and staying strong. We are all in this together.

Shane Pung
National Sales Manager
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Coronavirus Update

Hello Great Openings Customers,

At 12:00 AM today, the State of Michigan is under a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order that restricts in-person work not necessary to protect or sustain life, until April 13th.  Therefore we are required to close down our manufacturing plants in Ludington and Manistee, MI until April 13th.

We will have a crew working remotely, in order to provide important sales and support communication you have come to expect from Great Openings.  During this time we will be engaging with customers with affected product ship dates to make alternate arrangements.

  • In-house orders will be receiving a new acknowledgement with a revised ship date
  • New orders will experience extended lead times as we resume production
  • Your customer service contact will be your point of contact to determine a go-forward plan for each situation

This is a fluid situation, we will communicate regularly as events unfold. We appreciate your support during this difficult time. We are all in this together as individuals and businesses. Please stay safe and healthy!


Shane Pung
National Sales Manager