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Forklift Tail Swing

A forklift counterweight can show the failure in design and layout of a facility. Unlike automobiles, forklifts steer from the rear. This design creates a forklift tail swing during turns, moving the rear of the forklift to the opposite side of the turn. Pedestrians and fixed objects such as walls, racking and products are at risk […]

HVLS industrial fan

Making the Investment and Upgrade to a High Volume Low Speed (HVLS) Industrial Fan

A high volume low speed industrial fan has become the effective solution for circulating large amounts of air while keeping energy costs low. The HVLS industrial fan is ideal for warehouses, manufacturing plants, factories, distribution centers and gymnasiums. Seasonal Benefits of HVLS Industrial Fans Employees dread working in warehouse conditions that can be intolerable at […]

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Industrial Bug Screen Benefits, Models & Features

An industrial bug screen is a solution for companies with exposed warehouse doors and loading docks to eliminate bugs from entering their building. The bug screens also assist to meet requirements of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) , Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and American Institute of Baking (AIB). Bugs screens are often […]

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Tips and Tools for Loading and Off-Loading Product on Pallet Racking

When a forklift operator’s visibility is compromised by the mast, product or pallet racking, it can lead to pallet rack damage. Tools are available to assist operators, but before making an investment, it is beneficial to review the basics for loading and off-loading product on pallet racking. Pallet Racking Load Dimensions Is your product too […]

Pallet Flow Racking

Pallet Flow Racking Systems

When a company has a need to distribute products by earliest production, the system of FIFO (First In, First Out) is implemented. This system ensures a quick rotation of goods, helps identify batch quality issues and reduces the cost of obsolete inventory. FIFO is often used by companies that produce and distribute perishable goods or […]

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How to Protect Your Drive-In Pallet Racking

Drive-in pallet racking is an effective solution to create high-density storage. The forklift operator drives directly into the rack, lifting the pallet above the rails to drop the load. This allows you to decrease the floor space given to aisles and make room for more pallet positions. Overall, it has tremendous cubic foot utilization at […]

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Maximizing Storage with a Double Reach Truck

Can warehouse storage increase using double reach trucks? Double reach trucks can increase pallet racking storage by up to 50%; however, it is best for applications that have a high quantity of pallets and a low number of SKUs. Number of SKUs Storing product double deep could decrease your selectivity because the forklift operator can’t […]

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10 Questions to Ask When Purchasing an Industrial Mezzanine

An industrial mezzanine is a heavy-duty industrial platform that is an ideal solution for creating more warehouse floor space. The industrial mezzanine’s structure creates a work station or storage area above and below it. If you are considering an on-site visit with a storage & handling specialist regarding an industrial mezzanine, prep for your meeting […]

Modular Office

Advantages of Installing a Modular Office

You need more space in your facility. Time, budget and disruption of production are concerns as well as keeping the area clean and having construction flexibility of the structure. A modular office has several advantages compared to a stick built structure and is a great solution for each of the mentioned concerns. How can a […]

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Loading Dock Equipment Maintenance

As the primary area to move product in and out of the warehouse, your loading dock equipment is heavily used throughout the month. Like your forklifts, a regular maintenance schedule will help keep your loading dock equipment working efficiently and safely. Maintenance Frequency The frequency of loading dock equipment maintenance will vary by company, but […]

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Upgrades for a Safer, More Reliable Warehouse Dock

A warehouse dock is the bridge used to move product from the warehouse to the customer. Therefore, it’s important to any business that it is safe, sturdy and reliable. Beyond the basics, which upgrades for the dock should you choose? 3 Upgrades for the Warehouse Dock Hydraulic dock leveler A hydraulic dock leveler is a […]

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Lighting Requirements For Your Warehouse and Forklift Operation

Have your ever walked through a dark warehouse? It can be intimidating. That feeling occurs because the risk to your well-being is real. An electric forklift, which is designed to operate quietly, traveling at a high speed, may not be noticed … until it strikes you. OSHA Warehouse Lighting Requirements Per OSHA, companies are required […]