A local company came to Storage Solutions as they prepared to move out of their existing 250,000 sq. ft. warehouse, which at the time was still a fully functioning operation amid its busiest season. The customer asked us to tear down and purchase the remaining pallet racking and accessories throughout their facility in a short time frame, as they had just five weeks to vacate the building in compliance with their existing lease. To add to the complexity of the project, customer-owned product was still stored in the racking to be removed, and our team was asked to begin the installation of pallet racking at their new facility.
Complex projects are where Storage Solution’s wide range of turnkey solutions shine, especially when time is of the essence. See how we responded with those solutions below, to ensure this project was completed on time and within budget.
Existing Facility Teardown
To meet our customer’s needs, were able to deploy double our typical crew size through our in-house labor services to knock down the material as quickly as possible. The crew worked with on-site operations employees to sequence emptying the racks with tearing them down to minimize downtime.
Tearing down pallet racking is one thing – ensuring it can be removed from the site efficiently and safely is another challenge our Logistics Handling Solutions (LHS) team was prepared to handle. Within the five-week window of the dismantlement, LHS booked just under forty trucks to shuttle material from the customer’s warehouse to SSI’s warehouse to be received. Not only was material brought back and received by our warehouse, but some of the material from the dismantle was drop shipped directly from the customer to two additional locations.
An integral part of the entire process was our used purchasing team’s role in the project from start to finish. Our team made a site visit to accurately count and provide a quote to dismantle and purchase the material. Additionally, they coordinated with our in-house groups and got the project off the ground quickly – all while maintaining clear communication with our customer through the life cycle of the project.
New Facility Installation
It was essential to our customer that during the dismantle process we also install pallet racking at the new facility so they would have open pallet positions for product coming from the old location. Our installation crew to divided resources between sites when necessary to ensure we could meet our customer’s request.
Scope of Work
Dismantled & Purchased:
Booked, Loaded, & Received Just Under 40 Trucks
Drop shipped Material to 2 Separate Warehouses Direct from Site
This project was a strong example of Storage Solutions utilizing our in-house resources and ensuring a sense of urgency was exhibited through all steps of the process to meet our customer’s tight timeline. Storage Solution’s ability to respond to the needs of our customers on the fly is what separates us as not just a warehouse integrator but a trusted partner to all our customers.
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