A Message from FreeAxez Executive Team
In this Thanksgiving season, we would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt thanks to our customers for choosing Gridd. We also want to acknowledge the staff, logistical team, installers and suppliers for maintaining the highest levels of service, so that delivery of our Gridd systems have stayed on schedule—there have been no delays.
All FreeAxez Products Lines Are Meeting Delivery Schedules
The global supply chain is disrupting business. Individuals, organizations and industries feel the strain of limited materials and products, while trying to stay on schedule. Delays are happening at every point in the chain: suppliers, manufacturers, retail, logistics and delivery.
As the US enters the holiday season and architects, engineers, and contractors are feeling the push to complete projects, these delays have logistics teams on high alert, looking to source alternative products.
Reasons Behind The Supply Chain Crisis
According to CNBC, The supply chain disruption results from a number of converging factors.
- Surging consumer demand
- Labor shortages
- Overseas manufacturing delays
Surging demand in normal times is a good thing. Supply chain disruptions, which were further exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, have led to higher freight costs, delivery times and inflation.
During the shutdown period of 2020, people went out less and as a result, saved money, which they are now leveraging to do things like renovate. Commercial builders are forced to compete for dwindling materials with residential builders.
Due to the pandemic, businesses have seen reductions in workforce, whether due to natural attrition or layoffs. As a result, material supply, manufacturing and delivery service industries have had to do more with fewer people.
Overseas Manufacturing Delays
The ports, logistics and trucking—are now recovering. These delays are further exacerbated by shortages in shipping containers that move products from China to the US. Containers that cost up to $5,000 in 2020 began climbing in June 2021 to a staggering $20,000 as of November 2021. Transportation costs for international shipments could raise shipping costs by up to 25%.
Gridd Is Made In The USA
The Gridd system is made of 100% US sourced steel and is ready for purchase and delivery. The FreeAxez team is meeting the demands of current customers and is committed to providing total support and on-time delivery for all.
There have been many challenges to overcome and thanks to the hard work of the dedicated team at FreeAxez, suppliers and customers, the company has maintained full production.
The Gridd Product Lines
The award winning Gridd® Adaptive Cabling Distribution® system comes in two heights, and both are made of 100% US-sourced steel.
- Gridd 40 At only 1.6″ (40 mm), is the lowest height option of the Gridd System. This option is ideal for accommodating ceiling height or transition limitations. It features an ADA-compliant ramp at 1:12, which is 19″ long.
- Gridd 70 At 2.75″ (70 mm), is the highest height option of the Gridd System. It is ideal for applications that require intense cable distribution requirements. Gridd 70 comes with longer ramps at (1:12 slope is 33″, 1:20 is 55″). Notably, this unit is also compatible with Gridd® Power.
The Gridd raised floor technology and ecosystem is a sustainable solution that not only embraces the Circular Economy, but moves it forward. All steel, 100% made in the USA, regionally sourced materials, recycled content and it is reusable or can come with a life-time warranty with the subscription program.
Gridd® Power is a pre-integrated power distribution system that features modular components and power tracks, and is designed to provide simple-to-install flexibility throughout a workspace. The Gridd Power technology supports fast installation and easily reconfigurable connections for the following:
- Powered Furniture
- Demountable Walls
- Floor Receptacles
- Wall Receptacles
- Other Electrical Modules
Gridd Power is a cost effective solution that provides maximum flexibility for the life of any facility.
Mobile Device Application to Facilitate Easy Maintenance
Gridd® Mobile is an indispensable tool for IT teams, electricians, facility managers, and maintenance personnel. It is an application accessible over smartphones or tablets. It integrates the latest Augmented Reality (AR) technology and the information about the Gridd cabling and power layout in real-time without lifting the floor covering. This visibility simplifies quick changes to both power and low voltage cabling whenever a need arises.
In most scenarios, once a facility project is completed and occupants move in, the in-house team is often unaware of the systems beneath the floor. The Gridd Mobile app is specifically designed to close this gap by providing quick overviews of the entire system on a smartphone or tablet. Its features and benefits include:
- Provides augmented reality (AR) image of the Gridd system beneath the floor, allowing facilities teams a view of power and cabling configurations
- Features a 24/7 Technical support
- Comes with as-built drawings
- Provides How-to videos
- Access to original site pictures and product information
- Eliminates guesswork and unnecessary labor
If your project is experiencing delays and you need a low-profile raised floor system to complete a build—please contact our design team. We are ready to help.
Request a free product sample or learn more about the Gridd, Gridd Power and Gridd Mobile systems, call 888-747-8515 or contact us here.