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SSI Family Night 2019

Storage Solutions celebrates family night at the Indianapolis Indians game! This was our 8th annual company outing. Every year Storage Solutions holds a company-wide outing and this year families were invited.

Founded in 1902, the Indians are Indianapolis’ professional Minor League Baseball team. Tuesday night, we all headed over to Victory Field to watch the Indians take on the Syracuse Mets. Furthermore, this was a great opportunity for everyone to meet and mingle with each other’s family members.

Though it was a bit rainy throughout the night, our team was able to relax with their family and friends with some peanuts and crackerjacks. Here at Storage Solutions, we value teamwork, competitiveness, and camaraderie, all of which we saw on and off the field.

This year’s event was a homerun! Even though the Indians lost, we enjoyed seeing Tim Tebow at bat for the Mets.

We are looking forward to our next company-wide outing next year!

Looking to join the Storage Solutions family? Take a look at our career openings here.

Strategic Optimization Solutions

With the constant changes taking place in the supply chain industry, everyone is looking for ways to improve efficiency and take their operation to the next level. At Storage Solutions we also recognize these changes and want to ensure we are always offering the latest products and solutions to best serve our customers. As a result, we have rolled out our Strategic Optimization Solutions (SOS). This new approach includes six key areas of focus: design, dynamic, technology, storage, turnkey and relocation solutions.

Simple. Smart. Strategic.

The goal of our SOS offerings is to provide value to every customer in tackling any business challenge they partner with us to address. By using a simple, smart, and strategic approach we offer our customers solutions to cover every aspect of their operation. Whether you need to add a new storage system to maximize space utilization within a facility, make a change in your warehouse design to improve productivity, or make an upgrade to the latest technology in the industry, we have you covered.

With so many offerings, it can be hard to know which approach is best for your company. Take a deeper look at our Strategic Optimization Solutions to learn more about each one. Our team of experts can work with you to analyze your challenges and review any necessary data. From there, our simple, smart and strategic approach will allow us to develop recommended solutions tailored to your needs. Contact us today to start the process towards optimal efficiency in your facility. Let us work together with you through all your operational endeavors!

Greg Michel
Greg Michel

Welcome, Greg Michel!

We are pleased to announce the addition of Greg Michel to the Storage Solutions team! Greg joined us as a National Accounts Manager in our Westfield office. He is an alumni of Indiana University where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree from the Kelly School of Business in Finance and Accounting. With seven years of sales and management experience under his belt, we are thrilled with the knowledge he brings to our team. In his previous role, he managed the Coca-Cola Indiana Sales team. This consisted of about 15 people and 8,000 customers.

Greg is an avid golf player, and in his free time enjoys playing with his family and friends. He also loves to travel and explore new places with his wife. Visiting Ireland was a highlight for him. He says that the Cliffs of Moher is one of the most beautiful views he’s ever seen.

What are you most excited for at Storage Solutions?

“Storage Solutions is a fantastic company that puts focus on its people and their personal growth. By investing back into their people, they have harbored an environment that breeds uncapped opportunity and potential, both for the individual, and for the company as a whole. I look forward to being part of the future and growth of Storage Solutions and am excited for the years to come!”

Want to become part of the Storage Solutions team? Apply here today!

ProMat 2019

We are close to the beginning of ProMat in the Windy City! The show starts Monday, April 8th and will run through Thursday, the 11th at the McCormick Place in Chicago, and Storage Solutions will be there!

What is ProMat?

This trade show is the hub of the manufacturing and supply chain industry. With so many attendees showing off their newest ideas and services, ProMat is the place to be when it comes to being in the know. You can learn more about the show on their website here.

What does ProMat attendance mean for Storage Solutions? We have been attending this tradeshow for as long as its existence, nearly 20 years. One of our employees, Tim Fonderoli, will be going to his 17th show! Every year, our employees share and bring back great ideas and innovative practices to help service our customers better.

Nick Nigro, one of our National Account Managers, will be a first-time attendee and is excited to experience the show.

“This is a great opportunity to meet and build relationships with people in all categories of the material handling and logistics industry. I am pretty excited about that!

Storage Solutions representatives will be in Chicago for the entirety of the show (April 8-11), so make sure you say hello! Will you be at ProMat? If so, let us know and see all the other trade shows we will be attending in 2019 here!

Employee of the Year: Kenny
Employee of the Year: Kenny

Congratulations!

On behalf of Storage Solutions, we are excited to announce Kenny Casey as the 2018 Employee of the Year!

Kenny is the Warehouse Manager here at Storage Solutions. Within this position, he is responsible for overseeing the operation of our warehouse. This includes everything from being responsible for determining product handling and storage requirements, developing, implementing and evaluating policies and procedures, to inventory management. Kenny has been with the company for 15 years and was recognized for his creative problem-solving abilities. In his free time, you will find him either singing karaoke or cruising around town on his Harley.

All of us at Storage Solutions would like to thank Kenny for his hard work and dedication over the years. We look forward to many more successful years with him as a part of our team!

Thoughts from the office:

“Kenny lights up a room, is honestly funny, and would give the shirt off his back to help you when in need.  He works very hard and owns his work.  He is always willing to work with you to troubleshoot issues that involve his team & offer advice.  It’s apparent that he loves this company, and appreciates my sales role, even when I sometimes make his day more difficult.  In the end, he is always willing to help, and knows that the team effort is what drives our success.”

“Kenny is a leader and team player; he is always willing to do whatever it takes to assist with a product, shipping, and guidance. Not only is Kenny a valued employee he is a genuine person who cares about everyone. I’m honored to be his co-worker, teammate, and friend.”

David Osogwin
David Osogwin

Welcome, David Osogwin!

We are excited to add David Osogwin to our ever-growing team! David will be joining us as a Project Manager, a role that he is no stranger to. Before his project management days, David worked as an electro-cardiology technician at St. Vincent Hospital during his time at IUPUI, where he studied Economics. Most recently, he was a managing partner in the foodservice industry, showing his ability to handle many moving parts in multiple different industries.

David loves spending time with his family, which consists of his wife and two daughters, who are huge fans of outdoor activities like hiking and camping. David will also go golfing as much as he can, even though he says that he’s not the greatest at it.

What are you most excited for at Storage Solutions?

“I am extremely excited to work with such a well-established company and alongside such a great team of professionals. I am very excited to start a new chapter of my career in an industry that is new to me as well as an industry that is currently growing and innovating. Also, I am very optimistic to work  with this company that is preparing for and proactively trying to solve the challenges and changes of material handlers’ needs with automation, robotics, and new solutions to storage and inventory management.”

Want to become part of the Storage Solutions team? Apply here today!

Jordan Fears Headshot
Jordan Fears Headshot

Welcome, Jordan Fears!

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest employee, Jordan Fears. With over 2 years of experience, Jordan will be a great addition to the Storage Solutions team in his role as a Sales Support Associate. Jordan will be working from our Kansas City office. Before, Jordan worked for RC-N-I Inc., where he was the Director of Operations. In that role he was responsible for managing projects, crews, payroll, and estimating jobs. Jordan is a graduate from the University of Missouri Kansas City where he earned his MBA.

Outside the office, Jordan is a big fan of the outdoors – he enjoys fishing and deer hunting. He also spends his time playing sports, especially soccer and baseball. Fun fact, he was the batboy for the Kansas City Royals all throughout high school and college. And in case you were wondering, yes, that includes the season they won their last World Series.

What are you most excited to do at Storage Solutions?

“I’m very excited to be in the market of material handling systems. I feel like with the growth in e-commerce and the development of automated technologies the demand for warehouses is just starting to take off. I like talking with warehouse and business owners about their operation and developing a plan that fits the needs of their facility. I’m looking forward to all the different people I will meet and the different projects I will be a part of.”

Happy Holidays from SSI

It’s hard to believe that we are already working on inventory for the end of 2018. As we are rapidly approaching the holidays, we would like to thank you for a wonderful year! Without you, none of our successful 2018 would have been possible. We are thankful to be able to celebrate our 40th anniversary this year, and none of it would be possible without our clients, colleagues, and partners. On behalf of the employee owners, we would like to extend our gratitude and wish you Happy Holidays!

Whether the holiday season means traveling or staying home, we hope that you enjoy the break with great company.

We will be out of the office Monday the 24th and Tuesday the 25th, and returning Wednesday, December 26th in recognition of the Christmas Eve and Christmas holidays. Our office will also be closed Tuesday, January 1st in celebration of the new year. We will return to the office on Wednesday, January 2nd to kick off 2019.

While we may not be in the office, we are still excited and ready to serve you and will follow up on any inquiries as quickly as possible. While we are out of the office, feel free to check out some information on our newest partnership here! We look forward to working with you in 2019, thank you and Happy Holidays!

Let us help you wrap up 2018!

As we near the middle of December comes the realization that there is not much time before the end of 2018. While reflecting on your accomplishments over this year, it’s also important to think about how you can meet more of your goals before years-end. While we may not be able to help complete all of your 2018 goals, we would love to help you finish out the year strong!

Now is the time to decide on what to do with the rest of your budget so you don’t lose it next year!

Whether that means getting some new equipment for your facility or upgrading to some state of the art robotics, Storage Solutions is here to help! Take advantage of our new partnership with Fetch Robotics and check out the autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) in action here. Or, take a look at our equipment page and see what pallet racking will fit your solution best in preparation for 2019.

Our year-end goals are helping you reach yours. Let us know if we can do that with some new state of the art technology, new or used equipment or using one of our many warehouse services, we are here to help! Contact us today to get started!

Zach Savka
Zach Savka

Welcome, Zach!

Zach Savka has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University. Before coming to Storage Solutions, Zach worked at Sensory Technologies, a commercial audio/visual integrator. He worked there for 4.5 years, at which he gained valuable experience in multiple departments including inside sales, being an onsite technician,  assisting the purchasing department, accounts receivable, and helping train new employees.

In his new role at Storage Solutions as an Inside Sales Manager, Zach will be responsible for working closely with our customers to create solutions and ensure a smooth sales process.

Zach enjoys spending his time competing against his friends and family in any type of game, sport, or activity. However, he mainly plays baseball, golf, and basketball. If he’s not competing on a field or court, you’ll find him working on a project on his house. Naturally, being the sports fanatic he is, he’s also been an assistant varsity tennis coach at North Central High School. He has a passion for working with kids and coaching and believes that it keeps him young!

What are you most excited to do at Storage Solutions?

“At Storage Solutions, I am excited to be a part of a team/family. Being as competitive as I am, I want to sell as much as I can and show value to the company in many different ways. I would like to build a career here and help company growth for years to come.”