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Hurricane Florence North Carolina

One thing we pride ourselves on is being able to plan and control every detail when it comes to our projects. However, one thing we sometimes can’t control is mother nature. In this Roxboro, North Carolina project we had to adjust things for that exact reason.

This customer was looking to expand their operation and add a second plant with a single-source solution provider. We were confident we could do exactly that, and had a plan laid out to execute their expansion. What we didn’t plan on was the arrival of Hurricane Florence in the area.

Project Details

The plan was to install the project in two phases, per the needs of the customer. Phase one, which included a main warehouse design, was scheduled to be installed in late 2018. We had planned to have a team onsite leading up to that installation, but with severe weather in the area plans obviously had to change. As a result, this required us to do the bulk of the project consulting off-site. In addition, shipping and other aspects were affected as well. We knew that constant and clear communication would be a huge part of keeping this project on track. Our project management team adjusted to the situation by scheduling extra touch points to keep the customer updated.

Despite multiple obstacles that could have set this project up for failure, our turnkey solutions team delivered. We were able to keep the project on track with our original deadline while keeping the customer happy as well. We are currently wrapping up phase two of the installation, which includes a high density selective racking solution for up to 3100 pallet locations. This is just one of many examples where our team does what it takes to make sure your project is successful.

Want to learn more about past projects we have completed? Check out other case studies from a variety of project types across several industries. Let Storage Solutions be your simple, smart and strategic partner for any of your upcoming project needs!

Tight Deadlines in Flint Michigan

Have hard deadlines? Need to continue operations during install? No problem! Storage Solutions is here to accommodate all of your warehouse needs and make sure your project goes off without a hitch. Let us be the ones to take on your project!

Our latest warehouse project took us up north to Pure Michigan. With tight deadlines and the need to stay open during installation, we had our work cut out for us.

Products Installed:

  • Pallet Racking with Skatewheel
  • Carton Flow
  • Wire Mesh Backstops
  • Wire Decking

Project Details

The customer had a firm deadline for the project’s completion. Storage Solutions had to install runs of racking in one area, then move to another area to install. This was so the customer associates could load the racking and train on picking while we completed the install. This was an active facility throughout the entire project.

SSI install leaders and project managers worked directly with the customer to ensure a fluid transition.  This allowed us to keep install moving along efficiently while the customer could also stay up with daily operations. In the end, we were able to complete the project 4 days ahead of schedule!

Click here for a time-lapse video of the project!

Salt Lake City Warehouse

We installed this racking in Salt Lake City, an area with high seismic activity, so we needed to make sure the racking had enough support to withstand possible tremulous events. With this in mind, we had to give their warehouse a complete overhaul.

We’ve said it before, and we will say it again…our team will do everything in our power to make sure that deadlines are met and projects go off without a hitch! We even take care of permitting!

products installed/removed:

  • Teardrop Racking
  • Wire Decks
  • Pallet Supports
  • Gravity Conveyor
  • Carton Flow
  • Trucker Cage
  • Guarding Products

their problem/our solution:

The customer required a very quick timeline on new racking in a high seismic area. The Storage Solutions team was able to get the building permitted, the rack fully installed and occupancy granted prior to the deadline.

Click here for a time lapse video of the project, and to learn more!

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At Storage Solutions, we make sure that we put 110% into every job that we do, and we are always ecstatic to hear that our customers agree.  By purchasing used equipment from our inventory, we were able to save this customer over $100,000!  We kept it local for this project; working on a warehouse just outside downtown Indianapolis, and we received great feedback from our customer!

To help keep our customer operational in their main warehouse, we put a project plan together to provide seed rack in the new 85,000 square foot building out of SSI used stock, and we then broke the rest of the project into 4 stages, each beginning with dismantling a portion of their current building and installing at the new location. We added rack protection everywhere we could and replaced all of the customer’s uprights that were damaged or too short, hence maximizing the taller ceiling heights in the new building.

HIGHLIGHTS:

1. Everything we sold them came out of our used inventory

2. We were able to make a lot of last minute changes that saved them money

3. We are providing a credit to them for any material they didn’t want to use at the new building (primarily damaged uprights and some misc. beams).

4. We handled all of the design aspects of their layout to maximize the space

5. The customer took advantage of the opportunity to sell their previous materials back to us, which resulted in even more overall savings.

We tore down some old material for our customer, over 3,500 pallet positions and 450 carton flow pick facings.  We then installed their new equipment, over 5,000 pallet positions and nearly 1,000 carton flow pick facings.

Customer satisfaction is paramount for us, so we made sure that we were with them every step of the way.  Our customer had this to say, “Even with a few bumps to overcome during the project, Storage Solutions always kept our needs first and made changes to make sure we were pleased.”

View the full case study here and call us today and let us be the ones to take care of your warehouse project!

Welcome to week 3 of the Project Mississippi series! The Storage Solutions installation team has been chugging along. It is looking like we may finish this project ahead of schedule!

This facility, like others we’ve covered in our Spotlight Series, has a bin supported mezzanine. On the mezzanine, our team installed a 34′ run of powered conveyor that carries packages from the floor the second level and vice versa.

Approximately 160,000 sq ft of the 540,000 sq ft facility is floor storage, so we will be installing labels for over 1,500 floor locations!

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Check back next week to see the final time lapse video for Project Mississippi. To view past Project Spotlight Series, click here!

For this week’s Project Spotlight blog, we are going to cover vertical reciprocating conveyors because one will be installed by our crews in Mississippi after the mezzanine is finished!

Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors, also known as VRCs, move equipment from one level to another. They can move efficiently to a mezzanine, rack/shelving storage system with catwalks, or a new/existing upper floor level. In addition, they are classified as a material conveyor, and the operators do not need OSHA forklift training. They can also transfer pallet loads, carts and boxes that may not fit on a forklift.

Other benefits to VRCs include:

  • Safe to operate
  • Less costly to operate and maintain compared to elevators and forklifts
  • Adjusts to your specific load (height, speed requirements)

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Want more information on Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors? Contact our online sales team at 866.474.2001!

Source: Wildeck

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.

This week of our Project Spotlight Series we’re going to cover seismic zones. A seismic zone is a region that has consistent seismic activity. Each region across the United States is given a rating that ranges from a low seismic area (0) to an extremely high seismic area (4).

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Most extremely high seismic zones are located along fault lines. Project California is located in a seismic zone 4. This is why we installed Tube Rack Designed for these special seismic conditions.

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If you have any additional questions on seismic zones, please contact your Storage Solutions sales representative or give us a call at 866.474.2001. Check back next week for the final time lapse video of Project California!

Week two of the Project California Project Spotlight Series is all about the details. Like I mentioned last week, this project is different in that it is in a seismic zone.

Project Details:

Bin Mezzanine

Approximately 4760 Total Bin Sections/Bays Provided

  • 4,432 – 24”D x 36”W
  • 328 – 36”D x 36”W

Approximately 37,135 sq ft footprint in building

3 VRCs

4 Stairs

Approximately 44,000 shelves installed

Approximately 34,000 shelf dividers installed

Racking

Approximately 1,860 bays installed inside of Tube Rack designed for special seismic conditions

Over 27,000 beams installed

Approximately 130,000 sq ft footprint for racking

Cantilever

Over 440 linear feet of cantilever installed inside

528 linear feet installed outside

And last but not least…

51’ x 61’ wire security cage installed

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In order to regulate construction in the state and promote health, safety and general welfare of the public, California requires specific licensing for our industry to do business.

We are proud to share with you that our team member, Vince Zito, studied long and hard and passed the Contractors State License Board exam!

California, like us here at Storage Solutions, wants to ensure that construction is performed in a safe, competent and professional manner.

Vince said, “Storage Solutions is always willing and ready to go that extra mile to ensure our customers are getting the best possible service available, and we will do whatever it takes to get there.  If we need to take a test and expand our knowledge on different state and local laws, we’ll do it!”

Check back next week for the latest progress on Project California!

For the next Project Spotlight Series, we are taking you to the sunshine state! That’s right, the Storage Solutions installation team is in California. This project is a bit different because the 390,000 sq. ft. facility is in a seismic zone. The rack and bin mezzanine being installed had to be specially designed to accomodate the seismic regulations.

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If you have questions regarding seismic zones and your storage options, contact your sales representative or call us at 866.474.2001. Check back next week for the details of Project California!