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Pallet Rack Pushback Dense Solutions

Want to learn more about the pallet racks that we store in our 330,000 square foot warehouse in Westfield, IN? Keep reading to learn about our products and what our team can do for you!

There are four main components of pallet racks. Those components are uprights, beams, pallet supports or wire decking, and row spacers. These are always kept in stock at Storage Solutions. Moreover, they can be used with different pallet rack designs.

There are also four different types of pallet rack construction/connection types. The most common type is roll-formed pallet rack, which is typically manufactured in “teardrop” style and has a rivet connection where the beams connect to the upright. Another type is structural pallet rack, which is made of thicker steel c-channels and the beams are always bolted to the upright.

Rack Types and Designs

Here at Storage Solutions, we stock different pallet rack types and designs. These different pallet racks can serve many purposes throughout your warehouse.

Some of the rack types include selective pallet rack. This is the most common pallet rack used, it has low density but high selectivity(accessibility to each item). In addition, we also stock the double-deep pallet rack, which is constructed back-to-back to allow for higher storage density, utilizing fewer forklift aisles. Another design is push-back pallet rack, which uses gravity flow and inclined rails to make the placement and retrieval of pallets easy.

Drive-in/drive-thru pallet rack has a high density and low selectivity which allows for fewer forklift aisles. Forklifts can drive directly into the rack to drop off and pick up pallets. In addition, we also stock pallet flow rack. This design, which is driven by gravity, is equipped with wheels on sloped rails. This unique design allows the pallets to flow forward from the entry side of the rack to the opposite side of the rack for picking. The cantilever rack utilizes cantilevered arms to store long and narrow items.

In addition, if you want to see some images of our pallet rack types, you can view our visual glossary.

If you are interested in learning more about our pallet racks give us a call at 866.474.2001 or contact us here.

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!

Relocation Solutions

Everyone knows that moving can be challenging; packing everything up and relocating is both strenuous and tedious. With countless other tasks on your mind, you often hire a moving company to do the heavy lifting for you. When it comes time to get your old distribution facility cleared out, SSI’s Relocation Solutions are here to help!

If you are moving out of your facility and want to transport your equipment to a new facility for redeployment, we’d like to partner with you. Our warehousing and logistics teams will work together to streamline the process. Our crews will dismantle the equipment, load it on trucks, and get it to where it needs to go. Once the material has arrived, they will work fastidiously to get all the equipment up and running to your satisfaction.

If you are moving facilities and are looking for new equipment, we can help with that too! We are always looking to purchase pre-owned material and will offer the most competitive rates for any equipment that you no longer need. If you are dealing with foreclosures, acquisitions, mergers or just want to completely start anew, we also do complete facility liquidations. We seek to make this process as effortless for you as possible. This way, you can focus on managing your business and leave the heavy lifting to us.

You can learn more about these relocation services in further detail here. Let us partner with you throughout your move!

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.

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.

2018 Kickoff

As we roll into 2018, we at Storage Solutions are excited to begin another successful year. With our experience and all of our great partners, we have no doubts that we are in a great place to help you achieve your annual goals. We are ecstatic to serve you this year, so let’s look at the ways that we can assist you!

Storage Solutions is a leading equipment and material handling partner, so we are always here to provide you with new and used equipment. We are also more than happy to buy your old equipment. Our dedicated purchasing team is a great resource to help you make money off your unused material.

With their decades of experience, our in-house Design & Solutions Development team will make the best solution for you to make sure that your facility is running at optimal efficiency. Click here for some examples of our solutions development work.

As your material handling partner, we want to work with you every step of the way through your project. We’re here for all your needs, from the permitting and safety side to logistics and installation. Take a look at our warehouse services page and see for yourself what we can provide you with.

Above all, we would like to thank you for being our partner in the past, present, and future. As we approach our 40th anniversary this July, we would like to say thank you; without you none of what we do is possible. We are excited about 2018 and all the opportunities it brings to serve you. Contact us today to get started!

Holiday Card & Inventory 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!

Is the deal too good to be true?

Everyone loves a good deal, but nobody likes unpleasant surprises. As consumers, we are always trying to save money while still getting the most bang for our buck.  It’s part of a good business strategy.  However, it’s also important to remember that if something looks too good to be true; it probably is.

We recently had a customer who thought they were getting a good deal, but instead ended up with a very nasty surprise. This customer ordered some pallet rack from another supplier at a very low cost point. The customer planned to install the pallet rack themselves but had NO IDEA how much work that would be. When the pallet rack arrived they only received the various deconstructed components to make the upright frames, instead of assembled uprights as they had expected. (see photo)

Deal too good to be true?

Some equipment providers may cut corners to provide customers with the lowest cost point. As a customer, this can be dangerous financially and structurally if you don’t fully understand what you’re getting when you sign on the dotted line.

At Storage Solutions, we only work with top quality equipment manufacturers for our new equipment & promise to never leave our customers with this type of unpleasant surprise. If you purchase used equipment from us you can do so with the knowledge that we only bring in the highest quality pre-owned equipment & it is stored indoors and out of the elements. When you purchase from us, you can do so with the knowledge that you will get what you’re promised, and what you pay for.

What To Look For:

  • Prices that are unbelievably low sometimes means product quality is low for new equipment or product condition is less than desirable for used equipment
  • Suspiciously low prices may also mean product features are missing (ie. assembled uprights) or specs & capacities won’t meet your expectations
  • RMI product certification shows that the product has been tested & is in accordance with current building codes & safety standards – if the product is not RMI certified it is not from a quality equipment manufacturer & doesn’t meet any current building code.

If you have any questions about our equipment, feel free to reach out to an experienced member of our team!

Visit our buy equipment page to learn more about all of our quality products!

pallet flow

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!