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Lockers Could Potentially Save Children Years of Back Pain, Says A Plus Warehouse

December 22, 2009  |  Comments

With many school children now required to tote heavy schoolbooks back in forth between classes and home on a daily basis, it’s no wonder that back problems are becoming a problem at an earlier and earlier age. Years of back pain could be avoided, however, if children were given lockers in which to place their books, says A Plus Warehouse, a leading distributor of school, sports and gym lockers.

“Studies show that heavy backpacks can lead to both back pain and poor posture, but there’s no need to submit kids to this fate,” said Ed Stairman, president of A Plus Warehouse. “Our locker selections are incredibly inexpensive, so you can save both money and back pain.”

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, over 7,000 people went to the emergency room with backpack-related injuries in 2001 alone, and the problem has only escalated. If children are carrying more than 10-20% of their body weight in their backpack the constant, low-level trauma could cause chronic neck, shoulder and back pain.

By equipping schools with lockers, children would not be lugging books around all day and could instead take just one textbook at a time for the class they need it in. A Plus Warehouse has a wide range of economical locker options to provide students with sufficient room for their books while still staying in budget.

“Ordering is quick and easy, and our trained group of customer service representatives can help you with any questions you might have,” said Stairman. “You can be confident that your order for school lockers will ship on schedule and without a hitch due to the great quality control at our manufacturer’s plants and our unparalleled customer service focus.”

To learn more about ordering lockers from A Plus Warehouse, call 800-209-8798 or visit

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