Bonus Trivia Question: How much keder did we sell in 2021? The distance from New York to Miami Five trips to the International Space Station 23,000 football fields end to end The answer is at the end of the article! As our name implies, Keder Solutions believes in being more than just a supplier of components to our customer base. We are committed to being a "Solutions" provider - and welcome the chance to solve problems for our customers and prospects. Just such an opportunity presented itself recently, when a real estate developer approached Keder Solutions with a very common problem. The developer was building a 350,000 square foot building with 40 exterior docks and 3 overhead doors, and required protection for the interior of the building. Keeping the elements (and potential thieves) out of the building is a necessary procedure in this phase of the development process, and construction companies typically use lumber and plywood as standard practice. Sealing the dock doors this way is costly (especially with current lumber prices), and creates a shoddy look - both inside and out. Our team at Keder Solutions came up with a new and innovative approach called KederGuard - using our keder, aluminum rail, and vinyl fabric to provide the necessary protection. The KederGuard system utilizes aluminum rail fastened on the outside of the building to provide a framework, and keder and vinyl was cut to size based on each custom entry point. The result was a very clean and weatherproof look that protected the interior - and looked great! The KederGuard was installed in just a day and a half on all 40 dock doors and the 3 overheads. The construction company loved the appearance - and commented that prospective tenants were impressed as well. The building site looked more "complete", and the KederGuard panels provided uniformity that could not be accomplished with lumber and plywood. On top of that, the KederGuard system is reusable - and much easier to transport from one jobsite to another. In a competitive world, KederGuard provides the ultimate benefit - better protection and lower costs. We are always looking to provide "solutions", and pioneer new ways that our products can be used. Regardless of your project's demands or challenges, our team will work with you to develop a unique solution. Give Keder Solutions a call the next time you need help. KederGuard Benefits: Seals Off Entrances for Sites Under Construction Utilizes Cost Efficient Materials: Keder, Aluminum, and Fabric More Economical than the Traditional Use of Lumber Reduces Labor Costs with Quick Set Up Times Reusable for Multiple Projects Blocks Winds Up to 60 MPH Protects Against All Forms of Precipitation Provides a Uniform Look to Your Project Ability to Be Customized to Fit Different Sized Spaces View our KederGuard system installed on the industrial development's docks and overhead doors in the video below! The answer to our bonus trivia question is: all of the above!