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Storage Solutions Inventory & Holiday Hours

Inventory and Holiday Hours

We cannot believe that it is already December, and we want to thank you for a great 2017! Without you, none of what we do would be possible. As we approach the end of the year, we are now looking to set up an even better 2018! With the end of the year comes everyone’s favorite time of the year, time to count inventory!

Why is it necessary to count inventory every year?  We take the time to count each and every one of our products manually to ensure quality and accounting accuracy. We do this to ensure that we can be the best business partner we can be for you.

While we are busy counting inventory at our headquarters in Westfield, IN, our response time may be slightly delayed as we prepare to serve you in 2018. Physical inventory will take place on Tuesday, December 19th through Thursday, December 21st.

In addition to physical inventory, we will be out of the office Monday, December 25th in observance of the Christmas Holiday, and will return to the office on Tuesday, December 26th. Finally, we will be out of the office Monday, January 1st in celebration of the new year and will be returning Tuesday, January 2nd.

While we may not be in the office, we are still eager and ready to serve you and will follow up on any inquiries as quickly as we can. While we are out, you can still check out all of our great products here! We look forward to working with you in 2018, and Happy Holidays!

Tight Deadlines in Flint Michigan

Project Spotlight: Tight Deadlines in Flint, Michigan

Have hard deadlines? Need to continue operations during install? No problem! Storage Solutions is here to accommodate all of your warehouse needs and make sure your project goes off without a hitch. Let us be the ones to take on your project!

Our latest warehouse project took us up north to Pure Michigan. With tight deadlines and the need to stay open during installation, we had our work cut out for us.

Products Installed:

  • Pallet Racking with Skatewheel
  • Carton Flow
  • Wire Mesh Backstops
  • Wire Decking

Project Details

The customer had a firm deadline for the project’s completion. Storage Solutions had to install runs of racking in one area, then move to another area to install. This was so the customer associates could load the racking and train on picking while we completed the install. This was an active facility throughout the entire project.

SSI install leaders and project managers worked directly with the customer to ensure a fluid transition.  This allowed us to keep install moving along efficiently while the customer could also stay up with daily operations. In the end, we were able to complete the project 4 days ahead of schedule!

Click here for a time-lapse video of the project!

Q3 Employees of the Quarter

Congrats to Employees of the Quarter: Kip & Serafin!

As the weather starts to cool off, we would like to extend huge congratulations to our employees of Q3, Kip Lacy and Serafin Rodriguez! Their outstanding work and achievements are what make Storage Solutions such a great company!

Kip Lacy, Installation Project Manager

Kip joined SSI in January of 2017 as the newest member of our WSI installation team. As one of the leaders of the WSI team, Kip has proven to be an invaluable member of Storage Solutions. Kip has proven time and time again that he is willing to go above and beyond to make sure projects go off without a hitch.

In his downtime, Kip likes to spend time with his wife, two daughters, and his Boston Terrier, Frenchie. You can also find Kip outdoors, traveling or eating Indian food. Even though he sports his Michigan Wolverines hat, he says that he is open to supporting any college team.

Serafin Rodriguez, WSI Crew Leader

Our other employee of the quarter also comes from the WSI team. Serafin Rodriguez is a Crew Leader that has been with SSI since 2012. Serafin stepped up when we needed him most, and we couldn’t be more proud. When asked to become a new crew leader in August, Serafin jumped on the opportunity and has flourished in his new role. As a Crew Leader, Serafin demonstrates on a daily basis why he is such a strong leader and a great employee.

While he’s not at work, Serafin says that he likes to relax and spend some quality time with his family.

Above all, Storage Solutions loves to recognize our employees for their determination, so thank you to Kip and Serafin for their outstanding work!

IFDA

Visit Our Booth at the IFDA conference!

IFDA
It’s almost time for the IFDA Conference in National Harbor, MD at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, and Storage Solutions will be there!

What is the IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference?

The conference is ultimately about helping foodservice operations management work smarter, better, and faster! This conference provides resources and insights to improve your operations, addresses key people issues. Furthermore, it helps you get your head around the latest professional procedures and technologies.

IFDA describes itself as a place to see the latest technologies and hear the latest best practices in food distribution. In addition, attendees will gain insights on issues from warehousing and transportation to human resources and regulatory compliance.

So what does this mean for Storage Solutions? Well, SSI has been attending the IFDA conference since 2012 in order to learn more about the industry’s best practices. We will also have two employees at the show this year, (Aaron Resiak and Brian Blanner) so make sure to come see them!

Will you be at the trade show? If so, stop by Booth #362 and say hello! Storage Solutions representatives will be on site for the entirety of the show; Sunday (10/15) through Tuesday (10/17).

Inventory Warehouse Pic/Achieve your goals

How Can We Help Wrap Up Your 2017 Goals?

It’s hard to believe we are already at the start of Q4, and with that, approaching the end of 2017. While reflecting on what your company has accomplished throughout the year, you need to think, “how can we meet more of our goals before year-end”? While we may not be able to complete everything for you, we’d love to help you finish the year strong!

Now is the time to decide on what to do with the rest of your budget so you don’t lose it next year!

Whether that means filling your warehouse with equipment or analyzing your existing setup, Storage Solutions is here to help! Take advantage of our limited time inventory clearance blowout or our general product catalog. Give us a call, chat with us on our website, or send us an email; just let us know how we can fulfill all of your warehouse and project needs!

Our year-end goals are helping you achieve yours. Whether that’s supplying you with more equipment or utilizing one of our many warehouse services, we are here to help! Contact us today!

permitting spotlight

Permitting: Storage Solutions Service Spotlight

It’s 2017, and let’s face it, the permitting process throughout the United States keeps getting more and more complicated. That’s why we make it easier for you to get the permit you need for your warehouse.

Ultimately, getting a warehouse operation up and running takes a lot of time and effort. The last thing that you need is more work to do, so why not let us take on that task? Our teams have extensive experience in dealing with municipalities nationwide, understanding documentation requirements and walking a permit through from a project inception to the final inspection.

Above all, our goal is to be a turnkey partner for all of your racking and storage needs. While permitting is becoming more and more prevalent on projects throughout the country, why not choose us as your collaborator through the process?

Interested in learning more about our warehouse services in addition to permitting? Take a look at what else we do here!

We’ve done projects all over the country, even overseas!
Contact us today to see how easy we can make your next project.

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Labor Day Hours: Storage Solutions

Labor Day: What it Means

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It is a yearly nationwide tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

So before the realization that the end of the summer sets in, we encourage you to use this three-day weekend to take advantage of the great weather! Whether you decide to spend the weekend grilling by the lake or staying close to home, we hope you enjoy the long weekend!

In honor of Labor Day, and to celebrate our Storage Solutions team, our warehouse and offices will be closed on Monday, September 4, 2017, and will reopen on Tuesday, September 5. So go out and enjoy the beautiful weather and the long weekend!

Salt Lake City Warehouse

Project Spotlight: Salt Lake City Warehouse

We installed this racking in Salt Lake City, an area with high seismic activity, so we needed to make sure the racking had enough support to withstand possible tremulous events. With this in mind, we had to give their warehouse a complete overhaul.

We’ve said it before, and we will say it again…our team will do everything in our power to make sure that deadlines are met and projects go off without a hitch! We even take care of permitting!

products installed/removed:

  • Teardrop Racking
  • Wire Decks
  • Pallet Supports
  • Gravity Conveyor
  • Carton Flow
  • Trucker Cage
  • Guarding Products

their problem/our solution:

The customer required a very quick timeline on new racking in a high seismic area. The Storage Solutions team was able to get the building permitted, the rack fully installed and occupancy granted prior to the deadline.

Click here for a time lapse video of the project, and to learn more!

Want to learn more about some of our past projects? Check out others on our case studies page!

pallet flow

Why Pallet Flow Will Optimize Your Warehouse

We’re all looking for a way to work harder and smarter. Pallet Flow gives you the opportunity to make your warehouse more efficient by moving products quicker than ever before.

What are the benefits of pallet flow?

It is easy to use, being a first in first out system (FIFO), which is what makes it different from other types of drive-in racks. Pallet flow also has a different pick and load system.  You get a quicker pick and load time by loading the pallet on one side, and allowing it to slide down the other.

While other types of racking can hold anywhere from about two to five pallets, pallet flow can hold anywhere from twelve to fifteen racks (depending on the model).

Pallet flow is great when it comes to customization.  We all want equipment that fits our specific needs. Customers can tailor this rack to the sizes and weights of their exact pallets.  Pallet Flow is also usable anywhere in your warehouse; on the floor, with basic racking and more!

Pallet flow is one of the most durable, and dynamic systems you can have in your warehouse. With all of these features, it will be the most efficient piece of equipment you have.  Check out our specialty equipment page for more details.

Does pallet flow sound like the right fit for your warehouse? Contact us today and let our experts help you get started!

used equipment - beams

Creating Space for MORE Used Equipment For You!

At Storage Solutions, we know how hard it can be to find the right used equipment for your space. That is why we are always on the lookout for good quality material to house in our 350,000 sq. ft. facility headquartered in Central Indiana. Each item has to pass a rigorous inspection, and is then stored inside a climate controlled facility. The goal is to save our customers money with buying used without having to sacrifice quality.

Recent Warehouse Update:

In an effort to open up even more space for used equipment, we recently tore down 321 bays of rack in our own warehouse to free up more floor storage! Storage Solutions is constantly looking for ways to expand our inventory so we always have what our customers are looking for.
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Details of the TEAR DOWN:

65 bays –42”D x 18’H x 108”W
(67) uprights – 42”D x 18’H
(530) beams – 108”L x 5”H
(530) wire decks – 42”D x 52”W

256 Bays – 42”D x 19’H x 108”W
(276) uprights – 42”D x 19’H
(2,048) beams – 108”L x 5”H
(2048) wire decks – 42”D x 52”W

The tear down gave us flexibility with our space, but we want you to reap the benefits as well; because not only did we make room for more used inventory; all the material we tore down is for sale!  Contact us today for pricing!

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