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Tire Rack For Storage Of Car, Truck & Virtually All Tires

    I was getting my car serviced at Mieneke Car Care and the store manager, DJ, asked me if I could get him a good deal on tire racks. He had always taken good care of my car. So I happily obliged and supplied him with uprights that were 18″ deep and beams that were 96″ long. Here’s a video … Continue reading Tire Rack For Storage Of Car, Truck & Virtually All Tires

Alvey Systems WSLBC Automated Distribution Center

Washington State Liquor Board Distribution Center Seattle WA Courtesy of Alvey Systems: The bulk product is stored in a very narrow aisle (VNA) selective rack system and picked by VNA lifting equipment. Pallets move from pallet storage racks to de-palletizers as conveyors take cases to high mover decks, to the carrousels or to the split case flow … Continue reading Alvey Systems WSLBC Automated Distribution Center

Revolutionary ASRS Increases Density & Efficiency

I had the pleasure of seeing this automated storage retrieval system displayed at the 2007 ProMat Show in Chicago, IL. The ASRS may be the next generation storage system…available today. As you can imagine this is a costly system but is the optimum system for handling boxes for picking. The automatic pick system is the ultimate in high density, … Continue reading Revolutionary ASRS Increases Density & Efficiency

Forklift Causes Pallet Rack To Collapse

Forklift training anyone? Watch as this row of pallet rack collapses like dominoes. I’m not an engineer, nor do I play one on TV, but an engineer told me that pallet rack failure can be caused by a number of things including overloading of racks, improper anchoring, impact by a fork lift, etc. Proper fork … Continue reading Forklift Causes Pallet Rack To Collapse

Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI): It’s "R-Mark" Insures Quality

Warehouse Rack & Shelf LLC’s teardrop pallet rack is manufactured to RMI (Rack Manufacturers Institute) specifications. Our wire decking is now being tested and certified by RMI. In my opinion all reputable pallet rack and wire decking manufacturers should be members of RMI. My advice to you is, when you buy pallet rack and wire decking, be sure to look for … Continue reading Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI): It’s "R-Mark" Insures Quality

Flowers For The Wife & Building Green: Both Win – Win Situations

I delivered a dozen red roses to my wife on Friday, the day before Valentines day, at her work in the Alberici Corporation headquarters in St. Louis, MO (Guys, sometimes it’s better to just play it safe). As I drove through the new Alberici complex I was awestruck at the natural beauty of the grounds and the buildings striking architechural … Continue reading Flowers For The Wife & Building Green: Both Win – Win Situations

Replacing Gaylord’s, Corrugated Boxes & Wood Crates With Wire Baskets Only Makes CENTS!

  I got  a call today from a warehouse manager in Chicago, IL asking for a price on 500 and 1000 – 40″ x 48″ x 36″ senior wire containers. He said his company had a new initiative to “Go Green” and they were wanting to replace all of the corrugated gaylord containers with re-useable, collapsible, stackable … Continue reading Replacing Gaylord’s, Corrugated Boxes & Wood Crates With Wire Baskets Only Makes CENTS!

Never Exceed The Lift Capacity Of Your Forklift

Ironically, they called this video “forklift safety”.

Deer Gone Wild

While being hunted, this deer decides that he’s not going to have any of it and goes off the hook, in another amazing twist of fate. The guy filming this video must be a really great friend!?

Meeting The Fullfillment Challenge With Kiva

  What if every item in your warehouse could walk and talk on its own? The products could come to the operator when needed. Any item, any where, any time. I had the opportunity to view the Kiva Mobile Fulfillment System (MFS) in person at the 2009 ProMat Show at the McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Kiva uses a … Continue reading Meeting The Fullfillment Challenge With Kiva