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Used Conveyor Warehouse

conveyorFor a variety of reasons including foreclosure, mergers, acquisitions, or downsizing, companies may decide (or are forced) to consolidate and/or close some of their facilities in an effort to minimize expenses.  This process can be much more difficult than some might expect and can be the cause of some very large headaches if not handled appropriately.

However, Storage Solutions offers a number of services that will make your transition simple and easy.

  • In addition to selling new material handling equipment, we also purchase used material handling equipment.  This provides an easy option for any company that has been forced to close one or more facilities and liquidate its assets.
  • We also offer trade-in value for your used equipment, if you are looking to alter or modify the equipment in your current storage facility.
  • We have our own team of professional installers, which allows us to help make your transition into your new facility as seamless as possible.  Many companies hire third-party contractors to perform their installation and demolition services.  Our crews are specifically focused on installing and tearing down pallet rack and racking components.  This enables us to get the job done in a quick and efficient manner while maintaining an exceptional level of quality in our work.

Are you interested in learning more? Visit our “Relocation Solutions” page to learn how our warehouse experts will take care of your old facility and equipment so you can focus on everything else.

Convenience Store Giant

At Storage Solutions, we are all about selling solutions. When our customer needed racking for their convenience store warehouse in a high seismic zone, but didn’t have the room for the extra large base-plates, our team was able to solve the problem with tube rack!

Their Problem / Our solution:

The customer needed new racking in a new warehouse to serve a convenience store giant.  The warehouse is located in a high seismic zone, and standard racking would require very large base-plates.

Our team utilized tube racking, and the base-plate size was greatly reduced allowing more product space on the floor.

Products installed

  • Tube Rack
  • Wire Decking
  • Pallet Supports
  • Gravity Conveyor
  • Carton Flow
  • Trucker Cage
  • Guarding Products

Check out our Case Study page for a time-lapse video of the installation and to learn more about the project!

The final time lapse video for Project California has arrived! Check it out below!

Like we have mentioned before, the Storage Solutions installation team travels all across the United States for projects. No project is ever the same. They range from 5,000 square feet to 2 million square feet! If you are interested in working with our team on you next project, give us a call at 866.474.2001.

What is Material Handling?

Material handling is defined as the movement, storage, control and protection of materials, goods and products throughout the process of manufacturing, distribution, consumption and disposal. The material handling industry is responsible for manufacturing and distributing the equipment and services required to create material handling systems. These systems range from pallet rack and shelving to conveyors and automated systems.

project OhioSo where does Storage Solutions fit in to the mix? ALL OF IT! Not only can our team provide you with the equipment necessary for an efficient storage operation; we provide the services needed to put your operation in motion. We are a turnkey solution to your warehouse design needs. Storage Solutions offers in house warehouse design, project management and installation teams that take our customers’ visions and turn them in to completed projects.

Interested in our services? Contact us at 866.474.2001 and our knowledgeable sales team will help find the solution that best fits your needs. We also sell new and used warehouse storage equipment. Visit us online and check out our ever-changing inventory.

I know it has been awhile, but we are back with a new “Project Spotlight” series and we’ve got quite the list of projects to showcase in the next few weeks!  I am going to start by taking you down to Mississippi, where we are dismantling nearly 2,700 pallet rack bays and over 2,000 bin sections that make up a 15,000 sq ft two-story bin mezzanine. This also includes three sets of stairs and one vertical reciprocating lift.

Objective: The customer is closing their current distribution center and opening multiple distribution centers nationwide. Our team is tearing down and buying back the used equipment in the current facility.

Storage Solutions

Make sure to come back next week to see how this project is progressing.  To take a look at past Project Spolights, click here.

One of our niches at Storage Solutions is assisting our customers with any type of warehouse transition. We know that trying to move and sell your old equipment can be quite the headache. Let us help you with the process buy buying back your used equipment, and remove the hassle of finding a buyer and having to ship your equipment! For more information, call us today at 866.474.2001.

smiley faceForgive my grammar, but it’s the truth! We love happy customers here at Storage Solutions, and we are excited to share with you a great review from Nestle!

Mark, our Nestle representative, contacted us recently regarding a project that our installation team completed in Anderson, IN.

“Hats off to your team, you have raised the bar for your competition. They have done an excellent job representing your company. ”

Another Nestle representative, Bob, said, “The crew from Storage Solutions sets the example for all other contractors.  They came prepared and the job was completed way ahead of schedule without any issues.”

We know how great our Storage Solutions service is, but it’s even better when we can prove it to our customers over and over again.  Are you looking for a competent, professional company to work with on a job?  Need we say more?  Give us a call at 866.474.2001.  You will quickly see why Storage Solutions is the go-to choice for so many companies across the country.

We are excited to introduce our newest Storage Solutions team member, Craig Altman! He is joining the installation team as a crew leader.  Craig has been in the material handling industry for 18 years and has experience with rack systems and mezzanines.

Craig enjoys traveling and has international work experience.  Being bi-lingual is one of his many talents!

Help us welcome Craig to the constantly growing Storage Solutions team! We look forward to utilizing his knowledge and skills in our upcoming projects!

If you or someone you know is interested in joining our team, visit our careers page and submit an application.  We are always looking to add quality people to our team!

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!

One aspect of every new job, that takes time to develop, is a good routine. Routines can be difficult to develop, especially if you have many different aspects to a job or if your daily schedule changes frequently. These aspects can be confusing and frustrating at times but aren’t always a bad thing. For example, almost everyone’s had a job at some point in their life where they go to work and do the same routine every day. It becomes monotonous and your days turn in to watching the minutes tick away on the clock.

Having a routine that isn’t set in stone everyday or, for lack of a better term, “floats” throughout the day or week can be nice and is actually something I enjoy about my job. Most days are different than the previous one. When I get to work I don’t always know what the day’s schedule might entail. I may have a good idea what I will be doing but I may not know when I will be doing it.

A Day In The Life Of A RookieIt’s impossible to predict the future, and just like any business, there will be some uncertainty… so when I get a call or an e-mail that something needs to be done right away, I might put what I’m doing on hold and work on the task at hand. For example, sometimes projects finish sooner than others and equipment needs to be moved, sometimes installation teams need more material or equipment than expected, so I try my best to help and make things as efficient for install crews as possible.

Because of this style of job I’ve really started to hone my multi-tasking skills. Not to say they were bad before (in fact I thought they were pretty good until I came to SSI!) but I’ve really focused on trying to handle multiple tasks at once.

One additional area I’ve been trying to focus on is assisting in updating our website with new items in inventory. We constantly have equipment coming and going from the warehouse so it’s important to keep everything up to date. This is a great assignment for me because it creates a method to familiarize myself with our product offering and requires me to take note of the various aspects that make up something like a beam or wire deck. Gauge of a wire deck, measurement of the step on a pallet rack beam; this type of information is extremely important to our customers so it’s extremely important that I know how to recognize these differences.

Just like I said in my last blog, and the one before it, I’ve learned a lot in the past few weeks. Some days, by the time I get home, my brain hurts due to the overload of information I’ve tried to take in!  I’ve continued to work on learning the different products in the material handling industry and I’ve drilled it in to my head more and more that “a beam definitely isn’t a beam and pallet definitely isn’t pallet” (A Day In The Life Post #1) but of course I still have a lot to learn.