In the summer of 2007, Ft. Riley had an urgent need for a large number of weapons racks. A new brigade was moving in unexpectedly and a large shipment of new weapons was on its way. Ft. Riley needed immediate action; the racks had to start shipping in no less than two weeks from the initial order. The bottom line, if Ft. Riley’s weapons arrived before the racks, they would require extra security precautions, including an around-the-clock armed guard required by military security. This was not a popular alternative. The racks needed to get there on time without exception.
Marvel started shipping Ft Riley racks in the second week, just after they finalized their order. We also provided a factory trained installation coordinator who remained on site for two weeks until the project was complete. Marvel delivered on time, managed the entire installation which greatly reduced the work load of the officer in charge, and left them completely satisfied. We are still their weapons rack supplier today.
Ft. Lewis had a fleet of helicopters that required weapons storage, however no standard weapons racks fit their need. After a complete evaluation, Marvel designed special barrel holders to better secure the weapons while in flight. It was in the course of solving this challenge that we came up with our pistol tray, a product unique to the Secure Solutions weapons rack line.
Marvel also sent out a factory representative to assist Ft. Lewis with the installation, and to make sure everything went smoothly with all the custom parts and custom configuration. Ft. Lewis was extremely pleased with the result, and Marvel proved once again how flexible both our service and our product are.
Ft. Bliss needed to fit a large number weapons into a very small room. It was obvious that there was not enough space to just place the racks in a stationary floor position. When the needs require diverse thinking, we always seek the best partners, so we teamed up with a mobile rack system manufacturer to engineer a custom solution.
With the newly conceived configuration, Marvel was able to fit all the weapons in the required space and even left them room to expand. We have since built a strong relationship with the mobile rack system manufacturer and have worked on many similar projects with them.