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Where does Hollywood store its precious film reels?

We are proud to be one of the best places to store film along with a lot of other material. In Sept 2017, The Kansas City Star published an article about UV&S sharing that we store multiple reels of film for Hollywood. Read the article here or go to the Kansas City Star website. You can also learn more about SubTropolis, where our Limestone mine is located in Kansas City by checking out another article written by the Kansas City Star, “KC should be known as the City of Caves, here’s why.”

“The classics are down here: early celluloid reels of “Gone With the Wind,” “The Wizard of Oz” and Warner Bros. cartoons of the 1940s and ’50s. Behind a locked sliding door in Hunt Midwest’s Subtropolis, a scene ripped from the ending of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” stretches out. Row upon row of boxes and tin canisters stacked high, it’s the history of old and new Hollywood in a meticulously maintained mine.
The movie industry has concluded that, refrigeration wise, the sweet spot for keeping film is 45 degrees and 25 percent humidity. Warmer conditions will lead to “vinegar syndrome,” in which celluloid develops a pungent odor and starts to rot, said Underground Vaults vice president Jeff Ollenburger.

“We have a team of people that monitors for vinegar syndrome,” he said. “The whole purpose of environmental control is to keep film as stable as possible.”  Los Angeles lacks the expanse of underground conditions of the limestone-laden heartland, so studios stack their precious reels here for a price dependent on the size and conditions of storage.  Hundreds of thousands of reels fill the 45,000-square-feet locker at Subtropolis, with the inventory in recent years shifting from spools to square, digital cartridges.
Ollenburger said the studios constantly remaster films to suit changing technologies, keeping the storage at Underground Vaults busy. A boxed order heading out last month included the odd pairing of an Italian-language version of GWTW and the Japanese sci-fi flick The Green Slime.” By Rick Montgomery

 

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Where does Hollywood store its precious film reels?

We are proud to be one of the best places to store film along with a lot of other material. In Sept 2017, The Kansas City Star published an article about UV&S sharing that we store multiple reels of film for Hollywood. Read the article…

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UNDERGROUND VAULTS & STORAGE OPENS NAID CERTIFIED DESTRUCTION FACILITY

LOUISVILLE, KY – Underground Vaults and Storage, Inc. (UV&S), a privately-held records and information management company announces the opening of a NAID AAA Certified facility in Louisville for offsite destruction services. Located in the Louisville Underground cavern, UV&S has been providing the ultimate in secured…

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Trade Shows August through October

Underground Vaults & Storage will be attending several Trade Shows this year and we would love to see you at our booth.  Below is a list of the shows from August through October.  If you are attending one of these shows, make sure you stop…

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CONCERGENT IT HIRES NEW SALES ACCOUNT MANAGERS

CONCERGENT IT HIRES NEW SALES ACCOUNT MANAGERS Concergent IT, A division of Underground Vaults & Storage, Inc. has announced the hiring of Andy Snyder and Barbara Holt, both to serve as Sales Account Managers. Snyder comes to Concergent IT with a varied business-to-business sales background…

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UV&S Opens NAID Certified Destruction Facility in Topeka

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24, 2017 TOPEKA, KS – Document Resources, a division of Underground Vaults and Storage, Inc. (UV&S), a privately-held records and information management company announces the opening of a NAID AAA Certified Transfer Processing Station in Topeka for both offsite and mobile…

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Trade Shows May through July

Underground Vaults & Storage will be attending several Trade Shows this year and we would love to see you at our booth.  Below is a list of the shows from May through July.  If you are attending one of these shows, make sure you stop…

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Concergent IT Seeking Customer-Focused Sales Professional

Are you a high performing sales professional looking for a change with a growing IT company?  Concergent IT in Wichita, a division of Underground Vaults & Storage and a regional leader in Data Center and technology solutions, is looking for you. We do not sell…

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Trade Shows for March and April 2017

Underground Vaults & Storage will be attending several Trade Shows this year and we would love to see you at our booth.  Below is a list of the first few shows of the year.  If you are attending one of these shows, make sure you…

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Hays Facility Manager

Congratulations to Marshal Anderson, he has been promoted to the Hays Facility Manager. Marshal began his career with UV&S and Document Resources in January 2015. His experience and knowledge as a route driver will be invaluable as he takes on the new role.  He knows…

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ARMA LIVE 2016!

Underground Vaults & Storage will be exhibiting at the ARMA Live 2016 Conference in San Antonio, TX this weekend.  We have attended this event for more than 40 years to stay current with new trends and changes in the Records Management Industry.  As one of…

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