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Storage Solutions has used drive-in pallet rack available for purchase immediately.  Material goes quickly, so contact us fast!  Call 866-474-2001.

FOB:  Phoenix, AZ

 Materials must ship by 5/31/2012.

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Drive-In Pallet Rack

DRIVE IN PALLET RACK  

10 Deep, 6 High Drive-In Rack      6 Deep + 4 Deep 324″H Total 2H On Floor + 2 Rails MFG:  Hannibal Qty: 539Total Pallet Positions: 32,340 Stack 2 high per opening, 3 high of 2 pallets 4 Deep, 6 High Drive-In Rack324″H Total MFG: Hannibal Qty: 49 Total Pallet Positions:  1,17

This week’s Term Of The Week:

Drive In Pallet RackDrive-In Pallet Rack

Drive-in pallet rack functions by allowing  the forklift operator to enter the racking system from one side in order to pick up or pull out pallets.  While this type of rack is typically subjected to more physical damage from forklifts, drive-in pallet rack an optimize space effectively.  Drive-in rack requires fewer aisles, which allows for up to 75% more pallets to be stored in a given amount of space (compared to last week’s Term Of The Week, selective pallet rack).

Drive-in pallet rack utilizes what is referred to as a LIFO system of storage (last in, first out).  This is what allows you to store a large amount of similar pallets in a small area, giving you increased storage density when compared to standard selective pallet rack.

At Storage Solutions, we’ve got some great used drive-in pallet rack available.  Give us a call at 866.474.2001 for additional information and one of our sales representatives is ready to help!

As part two of our four-post introduction series, Storage Solutions is excited to introduce you to another new employee, Art Ibarra.

ArtThe most recent addition to our project managing team, Art brings 11 years of industry experience to the table.  Originally from the Chicago area, Art combines his knowledge of steel products with innovative thinking to make project planning efficient and effective.

Background:  Art studied both in Mexico and at University of Illinois Chicago (UIC).

Specializations:  new and used pallet rack (selective, drive-in, pushback, etc.)

Favorite Teams:  San Fransisco 49ers

Hobbies:  Watching movies, golfing and playing tennis.

On behalf of the entire Storage Solutions team, we are happy to welcome Art to our company.  Whether it’s pallet racking, steel shelving or a warehouse needing new configurations, we are ready to give you exactly what you need in order to make your operations successful.

Here at Storage Solutions, our goal is to assist our clients with any type of warehouse transition. We understand that selling or moving your current material handling equipment such as pallet rack, shelving, mezzanine, conveyor, etc, can provide a large headache. We would like to help you resolve that issue. 

Are you closing down or consolidating one or more of your facilities?  Let us buy your used pallet rack and other material handling equipment.  Are you opening a new facility, or changing locations?  We will help you transition to a new warehouse or redesign your current one.  We can help you save money on your warehouse redesign, and we also remove the hassle of having to teardown and move all of your equipment!

Are you having trouble deciding what kind of storage equipment is best for your needs?  Contact us today to get our free recommendation for your new operation! 

Here is a brief list of equipment we would be interested in purchasing:

Pallet Rack:  selective pallet rack, drive-in pallet rack, drive-thru pallet rack, pushback pallet rack, cantilever rack, wire decks, etc.

Shelving:  open steel shelving, closed steel shelving, single rivet shelving, double rivet shelving, wire shelving, etc.

Conveyor:  gravity conveyor, power conveyor, skatewheel conveyor, roller conveyor, etc.

Pallet Rack Accessories / Safety Equipment:  row spacers, pallet supports, wire decking, column protectors, end-of-aisle protectors, column deflectors, guardrail, etc.

Pick Modules, Mezzanine, & Tape Machines

Well, that just about wraps up another Storage Solutions blog session.  Don’t forget to check out the clearance section of our website.  We are constantly adding new equipment, so be sure to take a few minutes to see if there is anything that catches your eye.

Here at Storage Solutions, our goal is to assist our clients with any type of warehouse transition. We understand that selling or moving your current material handling equipment can provide a large headache. We would like to help you resolve that issue.

used-pallet-rackAre you closing down or consolidating one or more of your facilities?  Let us buy your used material handling equipment.  Are you opening a new facility, or changing locations?  We will help you transition to a new warehouse or redesign your current one.  We can help you save money on your warehouse redesign, and we also remove the hassle of having to teardown and move all of your equipment!

Are you having trouble deciding what kind of storage equipment is best for your needs?  Contact us today to get our free recommendation for your new operation!

Here is a brief list of equipment we would be interested in purchasing:

Pallet Rack:  selective pallet rack, drive-in pallet rack, drive-thru pallet rack, pushback pallet rack, cantilever rack, wire decks, etc.

Shelving:  open steel shelving, closed steel shelving, single rivet shelving, double rivet shelving, wire shelving, etc.

Conveyor:  gravity conveyor, power conveyor, skatewheel conveyor, roller conveyor, etc.

Pallet Rack Accessories / Safety Equipment:  row spacers, pallet supports, wire decking, column protectors, end-of-aisle protectors, column deflectors, guardrail, etc.

Pick Modules, Mezzanine, & Tape Machines

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Building a successful warehouse can be quite an endeavor. Whether the full layout ends up covering 10,000 square feet or 1 million square feet, the best warehouses are built with foresight and growth in mind. What are the current needs? Should we design for growth? How often will our demand change? 

No one can predict the future with 100% certainty. However, because we have partnered with several types of warehouse construction projects, we have seen the best and worst practices. The most successful warehouses typically involve the following four-stage process.

Plan the Layout

There are a few important factors that go into planning the layout of your warehouse.  Your floor plan will have a big impact on the way you want to outfit your facility with pallet rack.  For example, areas with offices, bathrooms, and exits will need to be taken into account when determining the location of your pallet rack or shelving units.  Our team of CAD specialists will assist you in designing the layout of your warehouse.

Select the Appropriate Equipment

Now that you know where you would like to put your storage equipment, determine what your specific needs are. At this point, we can help identify the best solution to your warehousing needs.  Our sales representatives will help you select from a wide variety of storage options, including pallet rack, drive-in rack, pushback rack, steel shelving, rivet shelving, etc.  The key is to carefully analyze your unique needs. This examination ensures that your storage facility operates at the most efficient level possible.

Installation

The installation of your storage equipment should be a relatively simple task. If it is a small job, most of the equipment can be assembled by your warehouse workers.  However, if you are outfitting an entire warehouse with pallet rack or shelving units, I would recommend calling a professional to help with the installation.  Storage Solutions has a crew of professional installers that would be happy to help you install new equipment, or tear down and move existing equipment.  Alternatively, you could call a third-party contractor.

Upkeep

Next, you need to make sure to keep tabs on the condition of your storage equipment. The most important thing in your warehouse is the safety of your employees.  Stay proactive to identify and resolve any potentially problematic areas.  Storage Solutions partners with the Safety Management Group to provide safety consulting, training, staffing, program planning and implementation on your job.  If you have questions about the condition of your storage equipment, give us a call and we will be happy to help.

Before you get started on building a successful warehouse, start with the 1st step above and make sure your layout is designed for your current needs, while taking into account any planned growth. Contact us to speak with an expert who can design your layout with an optimal eye toward efficiency.

Hello again, and thanks for visiting the Storage Solutions weekly blog post!  This week we will be providing the specs for a package of used pallet rack that we have just purchased.  All of the pallet rack is Frazier Structural Rack, and it is available as both Drive-In and Pushback pallet rack.  Let’s take a look at the products.

drive inFrazier Structural Drive-In Pallet Rack:

  • 2 Deep x 4 High–18 Bays with 144 Pallet Positions
  • 3 Deep x 4 High–66 Bays with 792 Pallet Positions
  • Drive-In Pallet Rack Uprights are 252″H and the entry uprights have Cant Legs angled back at 12″
  • Drive-In Pallet Rack Uprights are on 54″ Centers
  • Drive-In Pallet Rack Beams are 50″L

pushbackFrazier Structural Pushback Pallet Rack:

  • 3 Deep x 4 High, 2 Pallet Wide Pushback Pallet Rack–164 Bays with 3426 Pallet Positions
  • 3 Deep x 4 High, 1 Pallet Wide Pushback Pallet Rack–5 Bays with 57 Pallet Positions
  • 3 Deep x 2 High, 3 Pallet Wide Pushback Pallet Rack–4 Bays with 72 Pallet Positions
  • Pushback Pallet Rack Uprights are 288″H
  • Pushback Pallet Rack Lanes are 150″D from front to back
  • 4 Spans of safety netting is available for the 3 Pallet wide pushback pallet rack for the tunnel lanes
  • Structural end-of-aisle protectors are available at various lengths

Please contact Storage Solutions for more information on this used pallet rack package or to inquire about other new/used pallet rack and other material handling equipment.

Installation Scissors 2 large1We here at Storage Solutions would like to devote this week’s blog to recognizing some of the accomplishments of our installation crews in 2009.  As you may or may not know, we have our own team of professional installation crews.  This helps us provide you some very big benefits!  It allows us to save our customers a lot in the overall cost of purchasing new racking equipment.  Independent contractors can be very expensive, and this additional variable can substantially increase the total cost of your pallet rack purchase.  Additionally, our crews are specifically focused on installing and tearing down pallet rack and racking components.  This enables them to get the job done in a quick and efficient manner, while maintaining an exceptional level of quality in their work.  With that being said, let’s take a minute to look at some of their achievements from 2009:

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  • Installed over 295,000 Sq Ft of Free Standing Mezzanines
  • Installed Shelf Supported Mezzanines consisting of 8,450 New and Used Shelving Sections
  • Installed 8.5+ Million Sq Ft of New and Used Pallet Rack
  • Installed 6,400 Sections of New and Used Shelving Sections
  • Installed 28,000 pallet positions of Push Back & Drive-In/Thru
  • Dismantled, Packaged, and Shipped over 9.5 Million Sq Ft of Used  Pallet Rack, Shelving, Mezzanines, Etc.
  • Moved numerous companies’ material handling equipment from old facilities to new ones
  • Employ 8 Crew Leaders and 45 full time “In House” Laborers
  • Completed projects in 27 States and Mexico including: California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin

On behalf of the rest of us here at Storage Solutions, I would like to say thanks to all of our hard working installation crews.  Keep up the great work in 2010!

Drive-In RackStorage Solutions is proud to be partnered with Speedrack.  Speedrack has been at the forefront of the storage products industry for more than 50 years, and they have been responsible for a number of revolutionary designs for racking equipment.  From designing the first totally tubular selective rack to the first free standing drive in rack, Speedrack has set the bar high for racking design.

Storage Solutions is committed to providing our clients with industry leading materials and equipment.  We are a proud vendor of Speedrack’s selective rack, cantilever rack, and drive-in/drive-thru rack.  Together, Storage Solutions and Speedrack help to save you time and money on all your pallet racking needs.

Storage Solutions has two used equipment packages available, arriving at our facility in Westfield, IN this week! Drive in pallet rack, selective rack and wire decking! Some of the specific items are:

  • (1,200) 96″ x 4″ Teardrop Beams
  • (1,300) 96″ x 3″ Teardrop Beams
  • (2,700) 96″ x 4-1/8″ Mecalux Teardrop Beams
  • (230) 42″D x 144″H Mecalux Teardrop Uprights
  • (350) 42″D x 216″H Mecalux Teardrop Uprights
  • (250) 42″D x 216″H Teardrop Uprights
  • Over (2,000) pallet positions of drive-in rack

For more information including pictures, capacities, and colors please call 866-474-2001 or e-mail AJ at andrew@storage-solutions.com.

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