Control Booth Applications in Industrial Operations

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For as many industries as there are, Par-Kut has that many factory built control booth solutions. If there isn’t a design for your specific application or size already created, Par-Kut will work with you, listen to your situation and develop a building design to meet your exact needs.

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Control booths in industrial operations are used for a wide variety of applications with common goals being the protection employees, sensitive equipment and even expensive inventory or work in progress. A control booth provides a convenient solution for enclosures around or in your facility, and eliminate the need for an on-site contractor and the various trades that go with “stick-built” construction.

Some of the more common control booth applications are as follows:

● Loading Rack Booth – often control booths are used at bulk material loading racks typical of pipe line railheads, basic metal manufacturing and processing, etc. These type of booths are utilized to satisfy a need for safety oversight, or as a loading operations’ exit point where truck drivers are required to submit or obtain weigh bills or even wait as their truck is being

● Operator Shelter (process control pulpit) – a control booth can be a “pulpit” with a view of a processing operation such as found in a steel mill, a saw mill, or could be a protected cab on a
dredge, crushing machine or shredder. Sloped windows can be included in these control booths.

● Guard Booth – control booths can be used as a type of security building or guard shack. Typically, the control booth is placed on the facility grounds, away from the main building.
Installed in such a location, the security officer manning the guard house can monitor and control comings and goings of visitors and truck traffic.

● Environmental Shelter – a control booth can be used as an environmentally controlled enclosure overlooking an industrial line operation, or as an area of refuge and for breaks.

A portable steel building manufacturer in operation since the 1950’s, Par-Kut International offers built to order factory-assembled control booth made of solid, welded steel construction. With full painting and finishing capabilities, Par-Kut is ready to meet most any specialized need. For more information, go to our control booth page or go to our “request a quote for control booths” page for pricing. If you need a control booth, our skilled team can certainly help.

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Pay Station Shelters

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The use of automated pay machines for parking revenue collection has been growing. Whether your application has multi-space parking meters or a single pay and display machine, Par-Kut offers pay station shelters, also known as ticket machine shelters to protect your pay machines and minimize repair expenses. These pay station shelters are designed to ensure longevity for new automated payment machines by shielding them from harsh weather and damaging environmental conditions such as direct sun, rain and ice. These pay station shelters can also protect your customers while they are performing their transactions. In addition, keeping rain and snow away from paper tickets and currency can reduce field service calls. Furthermore, a pay station shelter assists your parking customers in finding the pay station more quickly.

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Par-Kut pay station shelters are all prefabricated, and can be either aluminum or steel construction. Par-Kut’s site erected aluminum shelters are constructed of sturdy anodized aluminum or white prefinished frame and panels. Both standard and custom sizes are available to suit your needs. Aluminum pay station shelters feature translucent fiberglass roof, tempered safety glass wall panels and sturdy framework. Elevated wall panels provide ventilation and drainage on grade. Shelters may be ordered with overhangs for protection from the elements and wider facias to accommodate graphics and signage. With instructions and all required hardware included, these shelters are easy to assemble and provide an economical solution to pay station protection. Par-Kut’s steel pay station shelters are heavy, welded galvanized steel construction. These single unit steel pay station shelters stand up to both physical abuse and the harshest weather. High quality polyurethane top coats in “unlimited” colors protect shelters from corrosion while maintaining an appealing appearance to the pay station shelter setting. Each ticket machine shelter is fitted with clear or tinted polycarbonate, or safety tempered glass. Pay station shelters may also be customized to accommodate special equipment features. Designs may include extended overhangs to protect patrons, standing seam roof treatments, window mullions and wide facias to support graphics. Vandal resistant lighting is optional. Solar lighting now available as well

For more information about Par-Kut pay station shelters, please go to our pay station shelter page or go to our “request a quote for pay station shelters” page for pricing. If you need a pay station shelter, our skilled team can help.

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Steel Shelter Purchase Considerations

There are many reasons to consider the purchase of a steel shelter from Par-Kut International. Steel shelters are commonly used by people as transit shelters, valet parking waiting shelters and equipment or pay station shelters.

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Par-Kut is a specialty steel fabricator and as such offers its shelters with design flexibility, a variety of sizes (depends on what needs to be sheltered), glass types, and electrical packages. For example, if a parking lot operator has a single, pay station, they would need a small shelter, maybe 3’ x 3’. A transit or bus shelter for the same parking lot might be a 5’ x 10’ or 6’ x 12’. Meanwhile, a busy valet parking operation at an event venue might be 10′ x 20′. Pay station shelters can be modified with electrical for either security lighting or directional signage to assist paying customers in finding the pay station. Transit and Valet Parking Shelters might be further customized for a better customer experience with the addition of doors, benches and overhead heating. Lighting can be solar powered too. Optional roof lines & protective overhangs can be added to a standard steel shelter to lend a unique, location specific look to tie the shelter in with the overall design scheme of a facility. This can also be accomplished with signage and painting. Laminated or safety glass ceiling panels can be built in for use with solar powered pay stations. Another strong benefit of Par-Kut welded steel shelters is their ability to withstand high winds and snow loads.

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The design flexibility available with steel shelters built by Par-Kut provides the customer with almost unlimited freedom for size, style & options. For simplicity several standard models are available to start with.

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Prefab Ticket Booths

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When planning events and day to day operations for an entertainment venue, recreation or sports facility, ticket booths for selling the price of admission are often the last piece of the puzzle. A prefab ticket booth from Par-Kut can help promote the facility’s identity as well as help customers gain access. In addition to the actual transaction, a well-staffed ticket booth can give visitors and customers a good feeling about the organization.

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Besides building in all the features of a well-equipped ticket booth, Par-Kut can do many things that will blend the booth in with the venue surroundings. For starters, the ticket booth can be painted in the official color of the school or team. Or, if a park system has a unique architectural style, such as a certain roof line or masonry, that can be incorporated. Signage and directional lighting can also be added to the ticket booth.

On the interior of the ticket booth, in addition to the standard work counter, Par-Kut can add more counter space, shelving, cash drawers, deal trays, cashier windows and even floor safes for additional security. If the ticket booth will be manned year round, there are a number of heating and cooling options in addition to extra insulation and high performance glass.

Whatever your requirement for your ticket booths, contact Par-Kut today to discuss your particular operation. Par-Kut ticket booths are portable steel buildings and can be called prefabricated or factory assembled. A factory assembled solution is convenient and simple to do.

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High Security Guard Booth Features Bullet Resistant Glass

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The highest levels of security can be achieved with a bullet resistant guard booth, guard house, or security building from Par-Kut International. After assessing the threat level in the intended location, a corresponding level for the bullet resistant components in the guard booth is specified. A factory assembled Par-Kut security booth will include laminated bullet resistant glass, a hardened ballistically protected door, and armor plate bullet resistant walls. Optionally, the roof and floor of the security booth can be specified as bullet resistant.

In business since 1954, Par-Kut International regularly manufactures bullet resistant guard booths and security guard enclosures with levels of protection from UL1 up to NIJ4. The level of ballistic protection is determined on a case by case basis with location, type of facility and hours of operation being key factors.

Once the protective level is selected, the size of the security booth, number of doors, HVAC, electrical features, countertops and possible architectural features are added. Sometimes, with lower levels of bullet resistant construction, sliding windows and/or transaction drawers can be added.

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The bullet resistant glass in a Par-Kut guard booth is typically laminated glass clad polycarbonate. This make-up affords good protection and also allows for tinting, reflective and even insulated options. The installation of the bullet resistant glass in a Par-Kut security booth includes solid interior steel stops or collars which are mechanically fastened and all threat angles are considered in the design.

When you have need for a bullet resistant security booth, contact Par-Kut International for ideas and a proposal to suit your needs.

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The Benefits of In Plant Office and Prefab Office

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Many businesses install modular in plant offices, also known as prefabricated offices or prefab offices, to add office space, a break room, or a control room within their facility. In this blog article, we will examine the benefits of incorporating a modular inplant office in an existing plant. There are several key advantages with the installation of a modular in plant office.

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First of all, prefab in plant offices save money and time. Traditional office space designs are rigid and immovable with block and drywall construction, but these prefabricated in plant offices are movable. These offices can easily be installed in few days, compared to weeks for conventional office construction. A modular inplant office does not require a lot of labor and is easily installed in any plant. Prefab office systems are quicker and more efficient and the easy installation reduces construction time.

Second, modular in-plant offices improve employee efficiency in the plant. In the industrial manufacturing field, improving employee efficiency can give you a competitive advantage over other businesses. In plant offices allow production and quality control supervisors to remain in temperature controlled rooms while maintaining a clear view of their operations. Plant workers will be more productive with their supervisors nearby for rapid responses to questions. Furthermore, Par-Kut prefab offices are flexible to future in plant layout changes such as adapting new technology or reconfiguring the manufacturing process. The prefab office space can be easily modified to meet unique layouts as necessary and these systems can easily fit the new in plant office space. Par-Kut can provide fully assembled and portable offices, or, panelized and site assembled. Finally, all Par-Kut in plant offices come with the added benefit of customizable options based on your needs. Par-Kut prefab offices provide wide variety of colors and finishes as well as various options for doors, windows, wall thicknesses, and electrical packages. All Par-Kut prefab offices are built to order.

For more information about Par-Kut prefab offices / in plant offices, email us at or call us at 1-800-394-6599.

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Mobile Security Booth

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Par-Kut has been building single unit welded security booths for over 60 years and our customers have enlightened us to the fact that stationery units are not always the solution to their needs. In many cases there is a desire to frequently move the security booth from location to location as needed. While all Par-Kut security booths are portable, having a TRAILER mounted booth allows the customer to transport the booth in an instant.

Construction sites routinely have entrance points that change throughout the project life. These temporary gates are a perfect application for a trailer mounted security booth. Including a larger trailer deck allows for the installation of gate arms, which truly offers Enter/Exit control for the security guards and can help a location deal with parking for a seasonal peak .

Educational institutions may have specific areas of concern that need to be focused on for a period of time or to set up a temporary informational station. In this case, customers can include sliding transaction windows in the booth so the guards or employees can communicate without leaving the portable trailer mounted security booth.

Entertainment venues can quickly move trailer mounted Security/Ticket Booths into position for extremely large events. Having this ability increases the amount of security checks right at the entrance to the facility and keeps the movement of traffic at it’s peak.

However, the largest demand for Trailer mounted Security booths comes in the form of check points at highly sensitive, secured locations. These types of locations will usually require one of Par-Kut’s ballistic buildings that are modified per the customer’s desires and/or specifications. This can include bullet resistant protection (all UL & NIJ Levels) for walls, glazing, doors, roof, and floor if necessary. These units are equipped with a heavy duty tandem axle trailer.

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Par-Kut trailers have a road ready light and reflector package, External cable for power hook up, Leveling jack’s, Grip strut step(s), Safety railings, and Tongue Jack with 2” coupler or pintle hitch. There are an endless amount of accessories that can be incorporated into the customer’s mobile security booth and trailer. Some of the most common being; Extended Decks on the front or back, Slide out ramps so the customer’s generator can be loaded onto the trailer deck for transporting, Transaction windows, Gun Ports, Exterior flood lights, etc….

Please call Par-Kut with your application and we will design a Mobile Security Booth Unit for you!

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Par-Kut Guard House

Par-Kut International has provided the safest, most attractive and durable guard houses and portable steel buildings since 1954. They are the best choice guard booths for government, private industry, airports, nuclear power plants and US Military facilities across the country and around the world. As the first factory-assembled guard house company, Par-Kut can design and manufacture guard booths, guard shacks, guard shelters, security booths, border inspection booths, security control checkpoints and observation towers.

Par-Kut guard houses protect your security officers and Par-Kut bullet resistant enclosures offer protection against weapons ranging from 9mm handguns to high powered rifles. The level of protection for the new factory assembled security booth is determined by the specifier in the initial design phase when assessing the threat level in the area.

Our highly skilled craftsmen fabricate factory assembled guard houses made to your order. Par-Kut guard house options include exterior floodlights, reflective bullet resistant glass, gun ports, elevated platforms, and highly mobile trailer mounting. A guard booth can also include anti fatigue floor mats, dimmable interior lighting and a built in bathroom. Par-Kut guard booths can have a very basic appearance or can incorporate architectural enhancements to suit your location.

For more information about Par-Kut guard houses, please visit our Par-Kut guard house page. Or call 1(800)394-6599 to get started today.

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Bullet Resistant Enclosures

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The risks in today’s world require protection against some of the harshest ballistic threats. Bullet resistant enclosures offer optimal protection while providing a comfortable climate controlled atmosphere. Using the most trusted materials, engineering and craftsmanship, Par-Kut offers standard and custom bullet resistant guard booths, guard houses, security booths and prefabricated buildings.

Depending upon the perceived threat level and perimeter conditions, Par-Kut builds bullet resistant enclosures to offer protection against weapons ranging from 9mm hand guns up to multiple shots from high end automatic assault weapons.

Par-Kut can meet your specific ballistic threat requirements. Listed below are the base threat-level testing parameters from Underwriters Laboratory commonly used in the industry.

Base Testing Parameters for Underwriters Laboratory Standard 752
Level I 9mm 124 Grain Full Metal Jacket 1175-1295 (Ft./Sec.) 3
Level II .357 Magnum 158 Grain Soft Point 1250-1375 (Ft./Sec.) 3
Level III .44 Magnum 240 Grain Lead 1350-1485 (Ft./Sec.) 3
Level IV .30 Cal. Rifle 180 Grain Soft Point 2540-2794 (Ft./Sec.) 1
Level V 7.62 mm NATO 150 Grain Full Metal Jacket 2750-3025 (Ft./Sec.) 1
Level VIII 7.62 NATO 150 Grain Full Metal Jacket 2750-3025 (Ft./Sec.) 5

Rugged Par-Kut bullet resistant enclosures are portable and can be moved using factory installed lift rings. Alternatively, a forklift can be used sometimes. Enclosures may be free standing, attached to an existing structure or built on a prefabricated tower up to 40′ high. They can also be provided on a rugged trailer for rapid portability. Par-Kut offers many aesthetic features to upgrade the booth appearance while staying within bullet resistant specifications. Eye pleasing facades, roof, wall and window treatments can add character and compliment the booth’s nvironment. Sizes and styles are unlimited.

Par-Kut bullet resistant enclosures have been used for gun towers, surveillance booths, perimeter check points and inspection buildings. Our clients include nuclear power plants, domestic and overseas U.S. military bases, border crossings, correctional facilities, shipping ports, airports, U.S. Government and Customs agencies, Fortune 500 corporations and hundreds of other high security facilities.

Par-Kut International has been instrumental in contributing to the mission of the U.S. Military and the efforts of U.S. Homeland Security and pledges to remain steadfast in those commitments. For more information about Par-Kut bullet resistant guard booths, please email us at or call us at 1-800-394-6599.

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Benefits of Portable Ticket Booths

If you have the need at your venue for any outdoor sales space, such as for tickets, then the best solution to your needs is likely to be a prefabricated ticket booth. There are a number of factors that you need to consider when purchasing a portable ticket booth or prefabricated ticket booths. When specifying a prefab ticket booth, choosing the right ticket booth model for your needs is essential.

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Besides durability, one of the most important things that you need to consider when choosing a ticket booth is that it is an attractive structure that encourages customers to use it. With this in mind, Par-Kut ticket booths offer a variety of well-designed and attractive prefabricated ticket booths that can fit into many different settings, and can be customized many ways. Another benefit of a Par-Kut steel ticket booth is the security provided for your personnel and your revenue.

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Choosing the right design of portable ticket booth is important; however there are also a number of other benefits of using the prefabricated ticket booth. Such as prefab ticket booths are delivered to the site complete and ready for use. The Par-Kut ticket booth has all the features, including electrical, that your staff will need when they use the ticket booth. The advantage of “instant” installation allows you to react quickly to changes in your market, and you have the option to procure additional units in the future that match the design of your original ticket booths.

There are a number of different designs of prefabricated ticket booths and options available from Par-Kut, and these ticket booths can fulfill a variety of different roles for your business. For more information about portable ticket booths, email us at , call us at 1-800-394-6599, or visit us at our factory in Harrison Township, MI

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