It started in a 10,000 square foot barn in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. Theodore W. Batterman recognized that space, energy conservation and productivity was the triple threat to many industries. From the desire to solve these problems, he spearheaded the development of high-density mobile storage and shelving for the United States. He started with only seven employees. In 1998 Spacesaver became part of KI, an employee-owned global company headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin that was started in 1941. Today, KI is approaching $700 million in sales and ranks as the sixth-largest contract furniture manufacturer in the industry.