Office Depot Turns to ASSA ABLOY for Entryway Doors As Office Depot executes new real estate contracts, store construction schedules are determined and released. Therefore, transition and turnover dates are critical – as changes are apt to create major challenges for the construction department. As is typical in the retail channel, Office Depot’s new construction specification consists largely of quality building products provided by carefully selected vendors that supply to projects across the country. Reliable product suppliers can make the difference as to whether a store is completed and open for business on time. Office Depot answered this challenge by turning to ASSA ABLOY. A multi-disciplined team made up of Office Depot’s design, construction, maintenance and loss prevention departments met with ASSA ABLOY consultants to devise a door and hardware strategy that would address the company’s needs. A product package and schedule were agreed upon after a series of test installations that gauged the performance of the openings. After careful consideration, the retailer selected an ASSA ABLOY package consisting of SquareBolt exit devices, 5400 Series locksets and 3000 Series door closers from YALE Commercial Locks & Hardware, CECO hollow metal doors and frames, McKINNEY hinges and accessories and BESAM Entrance Solutions automatic doors. The partnership between Office Depot and ASSA ABLOY is now in full swing and has been successfully rolled out in hundreds of stores. These successes have provided Office Depot with a lower total cost of ownership and greater purchasing power with leveraged volume year over year.