US Customs and Border Protection operates out of The Seattle Tacoma International Airport. The Custom’s Officers protecting America’s borders at the International Arrivals Facility needed specialized lockers to secure their personal belongings. The lockers were designed to create a personal space that functions to store specialty equipment and clothing, with odor venting capabilities and power to charge electronics. Because of the specialized skills required to install the lockers due to the inbuilt power and ventilation system, Workpointe was one of the only contractors in town that could supply and install the product. Workpointe was able to procure the complete specialties FF&E package and install all the items. With the financial, warehousing, and labor resources to provide a turnkey solution, we were able to provide a stress-free package for the CBP.
In the new Arrivals facility, we needed to outfit the department with birdcages, dog beds, medical tables, MMA mats, small and large appliances, photography equipment, and the tools for their officers to fulfill their roles effectively. Crowd control and queue management were provided with stanchions and swing gates to handle millions of passengers as they pass through customs each year. Additionally, we supplied anti-fatigue mats, markerboards, weapons clearing, and weapons storage equipment.
The project was completed over a two-year time frame. Workpointe had a team of several people that worked together to coordinate all aspects of the project, from submittals and mockups all the way through to final punch out. The team comprised of an Account Manager, Project Coordinator, Installation Lead, and Senior Project Manager. The biggest challenge was the coordination of installation alongside Clark Construction, SOM, and the Port of Seattle. Workpointe is familiar and comfortable working on large-scale complicated construction sites as well as complying with security protocols, specialized badging procedures, and operating under sensitive parameters.
Project Scope: Supply, Deliver and Install Customs Officer’s Duty Lockers, specialized lockers, gun lockers, and FF&E miscellaneous specialties equipment
Product: Montel lockers and various miscellaneous products
Year: April 2019 – April 2021