4 Tricks to Improve Storage in a Tight Space

4 Tricks to Improve Storage in a Tight Space

Running out of space in a small warehouse can be a nightmare for warehouse managers. This can be due to reasons such as overstocking or seasonal inventory increases and can lead to a huge number of problems that reduce efficiency and potentially put warehouse workers in danger. Unfortunately, relocating or expanding a warehouse can be cost-prohibitive for many businesses. The …

When is a High Pile Storage Permit Required?

When is a High Pile Storage Permit Required?

Purchasing the correct rack, such as cantilever rack, pallet rack or a push back rack, for your warehouse is only one of many steps that should be taken to keep your warehouse and employees safe. If you are storing combustible inventory that exceeds a certain height, you may be required to obtain a high pile storage permit. This permit is …

Warehouse Design: 6 Benefits of Hiring Professionals

Warehouse Design: 6 Benefits of Hiring Professionals

If you’re looking into purchasing new warehouse racking, you might think this is a task you’re prepared to handle on your own. That may be true, but here are six reasons that hiring a professional is the right choice for you when considering upgrading your warehouse design. 1. Improving efficiency Many factors play into the level of efficiency of a …

The Do’s and Don’ts of Pallet Racking Systems

The Do’s and Don’ts of Pallet Racking Systems

When it comes to installing and maintaining a pallet racking system in a warehouse, there are a host of critical factors to understand to ensure safety and promote efficiency. An adequate understanding of what a pallet racking can and cannot do will not only eliminate accidents but can also save a business time and money. When it comes to installing …

Should Pallet Racks Be Bolted to the Floor?

What is pallet racking?

When working in warehouses, safety is, of course, a paramount concern. Bolting pallet racks to the floor is one way to improve warehouse safety for all workers. What is pallet racking? Ever since they were patented in the 1940s, pallet racking has been used in the industrial sector to maximize storage space and improve product selectivity. Today, it is the …

Maximizing Warehouse Space When Expansion Isn’t an Option

Maximizing Warehouse Space When Expansion Isn't an Option

With warehouse space at a premium, moving to new premises or building an extension on your current space can be cost prohibitive for many businesses. Fortunately, there is a solution that is both cost-effective and can maximize the warehouse racking space you already have. Warehouse optimization creates an efficient storage and retrieval system that allows you to store more items …

Cantilevered Storage Rack Safety

Cantilevered Storage Rack Safety

Cantilever racking is excellent for storage of large, uniquely shaped items such as couches, sofas, lumber and metal tubing. Typically, these heavier items take up a significant amount of floor space in your warehouse or storage facility. With cantilever pallet racking, these items are easily located and accessed due to the convenient way in which cantilever racks organize the product. …

8 Safety Tips for Warehouse Ergonomics

8 Safety Tips for Warehouse Ergonomics

Deciding which warehouse racking system works for a business is all about space and anticipated volume. Warehouse ergonomics means having a functional, streamlined warehouse floor. Ergonomics are critical in terms of mitigating safety risks, optimizing speed, and lowering cost. When considering warehouse ergonomics, there are many issues to consider. As with any workplace, especially a warehouse, safety is of the …

A Guide to Pallet Racking Safety

Pallet racking safety is an important consideration for any warehouse manager. The productivity and safety of your employees should be your number one priority. Not only do workplace accidents and injuries account for millions in lost revenue, but they are also the single biggest cause of missed days of work, which can have a significant impact on productivity. The warehouse …

10 Insider Tips for Selecting and Installing Pallet Racks

Are you considering installing pallet racking in your warehouse or industrial workspace? Choosing and installing pallet racking may, on the surface, seem like a fairly simple task. However, given the plethora of options now available, careful consideration must be taken to maximize warehouse or workspace efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Before making a purchase, be aware of exactly how much to budget. …