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Subject: Re: Lineal feet
From: Dean Sturtz <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Records Management Program <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 21 Jan 2005 15:38:39 -0600

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Larry that was a great delineation and I hope you don't mid that I use
this as part of a discussion for my clients.  As for the cubic foot
displacement, as a records center we do look at it as a 1.2, and rates
would be based on total cubic feet x's the c.f. rate.  That total cost
divided by 1.2 would give you a box/carton rate.

Also keep in mind what the type of cartons you want to use.  Rarely to
never accessed records can be stored using econo-storage cartons,
(depending on records center policy and your comfort level) often
accessed records might need a more durable carton and that can cost you
2X's as much per carton, but last 3 or 4 times as long, or even drive
the records center to using an open file system instead of boxing.

A. Dean Sturtz
Vice President
Advantage Records Management & Storage
Phone: 319-363-2727
Cell: 319-533-3706
Fax: 319-363-4050
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>For you experts out there, what would be the approximate amount of
>boxes (standard archive boxes 1.1 cubic foot) would it take to fill
>lineal feet of paper records.

First, what WE as RMs refer to as a standard box at 1.1 ft3, commercial
records storage companies (almost across the board) refer to as 1.2 or
ft3, and this is what they bill you to store them.  Their "reasoning" is
that the footprint of the box, including allowance for overhang of the
cover on all four sides, is somewhere between 1.2 and 1.3 ft3...

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