Keep your warehouse safe

As National Safety Month comes to an end, we want to take some time to highlight warehouse safety. Although it’s a focus for us every June, keeping your facility protected is a year-round ordeal. Here are just a few ways you can keep your warehouse safe and secure.

Self-Safety Audit

The biggest assets in your facility are your people. Overall, keeping your facility safe for the employees in it is of paramount importance. In order to do that, you have to cover all your bases. With our warehouse safety checklist you can determine areas for improvement to ensure optimal safety for your team.

Another more overlooked aspect of employee safety is ergonomics. Whether in the office or warehouse, there are many ways to ensure that your employees are comfortable. By doing things like putting high volume pick items at mid-level and utilizing some automation, you can assist in decreasing long-term employee health problems.

Safety Products & Solutions

Safety also pertains to keeping your equipment in working shape, which is why it is important to invest in the right tools to fortify your material. Adding safety equipment to your facility will not only protect your investment, but it will also, in turn, keep your employees safe as they will be working around stable material. We offer a wide variety of equipment and services to make your warehouse as safe as possible.

When dealing with workplace safety, there are no cutting corners, it’s the most important part of building up your facility. Whether that means investing in material to fortify your equipment, or for keeping up with workplace ergonomics to keep employees comfortable, workplace safety always comes first. Contact us to talk about ways we can help you wrap up National Safety Month successfully!

SSI Turnkey Solutions

You’ve heard us talk about our turnkey solutions, but some people may wonder what exactly we mean by that. To us, it means we want to be your one stop shop for anything and everything your project needs. When you contact Storage Solutions to begin the process of completing your warehouse project, our goal is to be the only vendor you need to contact. We have a great team in place to assist with everything from products and install, to your final inspection.

At the forefront of our turnkey solutions is our project management offering. When you work with our team you will be assigned a project manager who will be with you from start to finish. They will provide you with a project schedule and will hold regular calls to update you each step of the way. Their main goal is that everything stays on time and on budget, while keeping our customer happy.

Along with a project manager, we also offer several other turnkey solutions. These include installation, safety audits, permitting and logistics. Learn more details about each of these turnkey solutions here. Let us help with your next project by offering you a solution for every square foot and a helping hand each step of the way.

One of the many benefits you will receive when working with our project management team is a detailed project schedule. This schedule is created online through Smartsheet and is included with any project we work on. From equipment delivery, to your go-live date and everything in between, you will be able to see a detailed outline of everything to expect.

A detailed schedule to take the hassle out of your project

With all the dynamic facets that come with a project, it can be difficult to ensure things work out perfectly. Our team will create a road-map for the project, finding all paths necessary to meet necessary deliverable dates. This will help to ensure your project is not only done on time, but also on budget. With this schedule continuously updated throughout the life of the project, you will always know what to expect. Furthermore, we ensure that all time on your project is fully utilized by coordinating equipment deliveries, installation crews, etc.

 

In addition to having access to this tool, our team will be in contact with you every step of the way. From the day that you purchase your equipment to well past the project’s completion, we will be your partner throughout the entire process to ensure you are satisfied.

Above all, our goal is to be the experts to take on project management and save you headaches. If you want to learn more about our full project management service, click here.

Project Management schedule

When you have a project that you need done the right way, Storage Solutions has the perfect team for you. With our project management services, you don’t just get a project manager, you get a whole team to take the reigns of the operation and give you exactly what you need.

Our team consists of a project manager, logistics coordinator, an on-site project manager, design specialists and a project coordinator. This entire team works together to ensure that your project is exactly how you want it and goes off without a hitch.

Your Storage Solutions Team

Let’s take a look at how each member of the team can help your project run smoothly. First, Storage Solutions has a dedicated design services team here to help you optimize your current space. They will work to find any inefficiencies in your current plan and improve any shortcomings in your operation. They will also work to ensure that you are prepared for any and all upcoming growth opportunities.

Our logistics team will work to ensure that equipment shows up on time and on schedule. We take care of all the moving parts when it comes to delivery and scheduling, so you can focus on what you need.

Along with general project management oversight, we also have a project manager that will be on-site to help you out. They will be able to facilitate communication, giving us the ability to make changes quickly and efficiently.

Last and certainly not least is our team of expert project coordinators. Your project coordinator will be the hub of communication between you, our team and any third-party vendors. Best of all, they will serve you to make sure that all of your needs are met, even after the project is completed.

Our team is your team. They will work with you throughout the entire process, as well as after the project is finished. Since we have a specialized member for each facet of your project, we truly offer our clients one source and one result!

We want to make sure that we provide everything you need to succeed in your operation. Want to learn more about our project management service? Click here for a full breakdown of what we can do for your project!

SSI has been around the world

You probably have already heard of our warehouse services, but do you know just how far our footprint stretches? Our warehousing projects have taken us all over the world!

In 2017, our installation team completed nearly 200 jobs in 28 different states, including one job abroad.

Whether it be an installation job, a project manager site visit and everything in between, Storage Solutions has been all over the globe working to ensure that all of our customers’ jobs go as smoothly as possible. We like to make sure that all of our projects have a personal touch, making your project our project.

We’ve done warehouse jobs all over the continental United States, as well as across the globe in Mexico, Australia and more. Our experience has made us one of the leaders in the warehouse industry, and the perfect partner for your projects.

Whether you are steps from our parking lot or thousands of miles away, we will assure you the highest quality when we work on your project. Our installation division is top notch along with our experienced Project Managers, we will make certain that your task is executed to the best of our abilities.

Want to learn more about our project capabilities? Contact us and we will get in touch with you shortly.

permitting 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.

SSI has been around the world

SSI has been around the worldWell it is June, meaning we are already almost halfway through the year, which also means our readers need an update on where in the country the Storage Solutions installation crew is and has been so far! Remember, we may be located in central Indiana, but our crews travel all over North America!

Where Are We Now?

Lancaster, PA-34,000 Sq Ft, Rack Teardown and Installation

Landover, MD (DC area)-520,000 Sq Ft, Rack Installation, Our First install in the DC area!

San Antonio, TX-867,300 Sq Ft, Rack Installation

Waco, TX-700,000 Sq Ft

Columbus, OH-Teardown

Little Rock, AR-713,000 Sq Ft, Pallet Rack Dismantle and Installation

Monroe Township, NJ-1.5 million Sq ft, New Distribution Center

Olive Branch, MS-500,000 Sq Ft, Rack Dismantle and Install

Memphis, TN-Rack teardown and Installation

Lebanon, IN-Rack Installation

Check out previous installation locations from our last “Where Are We Now?” post.  Whether a job is 5,000 sq. ft. right next door or over 1 million sq. ft. five states away, we’re always willing and able to get the job done.  If you’ve got a project you’d like us to work with you on, give us a call at 866.474.2001 or contact us!

We’re here, we’re there, we’re everywhere!  As you may have been reading over the course of the last few Where Are We Now blog posts, our Storage Solutions installations take place all over the country.

But we don’t just stick to the United States… we also do installations in Mexico AND Canada!  So we really mean it when we say we’re all over North America.  Our installation crews have been working on a LOT this winter:  Replacing damaged uprights, shelving installations, pallet rack installations, rack reconfigurations, high-rise shelving and rack teardown, wire cage installation, pushback pallet rack installation, and more!

Where Are We Now?

SSIMap December2011Indianapolis, IN – Various Jobs

Victoria, TX – Rack Installation

Memphis, TN – 4,000 pallet rack bay and bin mezzanine teardown

Tampa, FL – Rack teardown

Cincinnatti, OH – Rack teardown & transfer to other facilities

Vancouver, BC – Rack & shelving installation

Charlotte, NC – Rack Installation

Columbia, SC – Rack Installation

This is a list of where our installation crews have been working hard this quarter.  But we also oversee installation jobs on other projects throughout the country as well!  Check out previous installation locations from our last “Where Are We Now?” posts.

Whether a job is 5,000 sq. ft. right next door or over 1 million sq. ft. five states away, we’re always willing and able to get the job done.  If you’ve got a project you’d like us to work with you on, give us a call at 866.474.2001 or contact us!

We are excited to introduce our first guest blogger, Kelly Kamlager, with Wildeck!  We are always looking to bring fresh and informative content to our blog, so our eyes and ears are always open for new writers and posts!  Without further delay…

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Storage Solutions has asked that Wildeck prepare a guest post for their blog regarding warehouse safety.

Where to start with warehouse safety? That is a big topic. So I started where I always do, with a quick Google search for “warehouse safety.” Quality information popped up from OSHA, HSE, several .gov sites, and many major industry publications. Really, there is endless documented information valuating the importance of site safety.

Pallet Rack ProtectorsSo with the amount of information available, solutions from suppliers like Storage Solutions, and quality products from manufacturers such as Wildeck, why is the fatal injury rate for the warehousing industry higher than the national average for all industries?

If you are an existing or future customer of Storage Solutions, many of the most common OSHA citation areas are in your facility. Are you doing all you can to keep your operations productive, safe, and citation free?

Make sure that your facility is a safe environment. Protect your people, your product, your equipment and your bottom line. Wildeck has prepared a Facility Site Survey for Storage Solutions to conduct a walkthrough of your facility.  Storage Solutions professionals are able to talk you about your concerns and assess the safety protection for personnel, equipment, and facility infrastructure. It could be beneficial to have an extra set of eyes examine your facility for safety concerns before OSHA brings in their extra set of eyes!

Contact Storage Solutions to talk with a material handling professional and have a conversation about your facility and what efforts will have a positive impact at your facility.

Edge guard

Our installation team is the nations leader in turn-key Warehouse Equipment Installations and Dismantles. We have experience installing and dismantling equipment from almost every manufacturer of both New and Used equipment (Pallet Rack, Industrial Shelving, Mezzanines, Modular Offices, Wire Partitions, etc.). We have Installed / Dismantled warehouse equipment in 38 states as well as Canada and Puerto Rico.

We employ 9 lead Installers (with over 60 years of combined experience) and over 50 in-house trained laborers who are ready for your Install / Dismantle requirements. Our commitment to retaining our trained employees has made us the most productive and reliable Warehouse Installation company in the Materials Handling Industry. Whether you are adding a few bays of Pallet Rack or Palletizing a new Distribution Center, our team will complete your project professionally, on time and on budget.

In 2007 & 2008 we installed over 50 million pounds and 20 million square feet of material handling equipment in warehouses and distribution centers across the nation.

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