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Tyler Doyle
Tyler Doyle

 

Welcome, Tyler Doyle!

We are always looking for new and talented people to join our team. With this being said, we are pleased to welcome one of our latest additions, Tyler Doyle! Tyler joined us as a Project Manager out of our Kansas City office.

Tyler attended Kansas State University. While there, he studied Industrial Engineering with a Business Minor. After graduation, Mr. Doyle spent time working at Textron Aviation in Wichita, Kansas. He worked in a sales role where he supported his team with prospecting, lead generation, and building customer relationships. We’re so excited to see how he will grow into his new project management role. Welcome to the team, Tyler!

In his free time, he loves to stay active outdoors and spend time with his friends. One of his favorite things to do is golf! Along with this, Tyler is currently pursuing his private pilot license!

What are you most excited about in your new role?

“I am excited to be working with the great people at Storage Solutions. I look forward to supporting and developing solutions for our customer’s needs. Each project is different, which brings creativity to each solution we develop.”

Interested in becoming part of the Storage Solutions team? Apply here today!

Tyler West
Tyler West

Welcome, Tyler West!

ChampionWe are so excited to announce the addition of Tyler West to the Storage Solutions team! Tyler Joined us as a National Accounts Manager and will be working remotely from his home in Florida. He is a 2008 graduate from Florida State University.

Before coming to Storage Solutions, Tyler worked for seven years as the Southeast Florida Account Representative for Interlake Mecalux. We are thrilled with his knowledge and experience and can’t wait to see the positive impact he’ll have on our team!

Tyler Lives in Ormond Beach, Florida. When he’s not working, he describes himself as an avid outdoorsman who loves to stay active. One of his favorite things to do is go offshore fishing. Recently, our National Accounts Team took a Go Carting trip where Tyler raced and won, making him the National Accounts team K1 Go Cart Champion! Way to go, Tyler!

What are you most excited about in your new role?

“I am most excited about the family feel and team strength at Storage Solutions. I hope to broaden my horizons and become an expert at everything warehouse related and not just pallet rack.”

Interested in becoming part of the Storage Solutions team? Apply here today!

Kyle Huerkamp
Kyle Huerkamp

 

Welcome, Kyle Huerkamp!

Here at Storage Solutions, we’re constantly on the hunt for talented and eager people to grow our team. With this being said, we are excited to welcome our newest addition, Kyle Huerkamp! Kyle joined us at the beginning of the year as a Project Manager. Welcome to the team, Kyle!

Having grown up in Central Indiana, Kyle decided to attend Purdue University where he studied Aviation. After this, he went on to receive his Masters in Education through Butler University. Before coming to Storage Solutions, he worked in school administration and teaching. As an educator, he taught both physical and life science. In order to best instruct his students, he traveled to Sweden and Finland to incorporate and share their best practices in the classroom. We are thrilled with the drive he possesses as well as his eagerness to learn and succeed in a new industry.

Outside of work, he and his wife, as well as their three children, enjoy camping at many local state parks. One of the most interesting things about Kyle is that he holds an FAA commercial pilot license and is a Certificated Flight Instructor. This certification allows him to take his passion for teaching to the skies. A highlight of his life was landing his first airplane before he had his driver’s license.

What are you most excited about in your new role?

“I’m most excited to creatively address the needs of our clients. I enjoy the challenge of being able to effectively design a solution for them after having looked at all possible scenarios.”

Interested in becoming part of the Storage Solutions team? Apply here today!

Brett Fuller
Brett Fuller

 

Welcome, Brett Fuller!

Our team has grown! We are excited to welcome out newest team member, Brett Fuller. Brett joined us as the Marketing Coordinator on our Communications team. He is a graduate of Purdue University where he studied Communications with specialties in Advertising and Rhetorical Advocacy. With ten years of editorial and marketing experience under his belt, we are thrilled with the knowledge he brings to our team!

Brett was born and raised in Northwest Indiana. He and his wife met in college, they married several years ago and now have a 2-year-old daughter. When he’s not working, you can find him spending time with his family and friends. One of his favorite things to do is to hike the Indiana Dunes with his wife and their two dogs, Maxwell and Penny.

Along with this, Brett is an avid Chicago sports fan, and loves to cheer on the Cubs, Bears and Bulls.

What excites you the most about working at Storage Solutions?

“I am excited to develop more skills in digital marketing and learn more about the material handling industry.”

Interested in becoming part of the Storage Solutions team? Apply here today!

TJ McManus
TJ McManus

 

Welcome, TJ McManus!

At Storage Solutions, we are always working on growing our team to better assist our valuable customers. Most recently we welcomed TJ McManus as a Project Manager out of our Kansas City office. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas, where he studied Communications. In his previous position, TJ managed a team of seven that assisted healthcare providers in streamlining their internal processes. In addition, he has previous sales and manufacturing experience, through working in shipping and receiving as well as rack installation. We’re pleased to have you, TJ!

When he’s not working, you can find him spending time with his family and friends rooting on the Kansas City Chiefs. TJ also loves to travel and often heads to Northern Colorado with his girlfriend. They love to hike and visit the Mishawaka Amphitheater for concerts.

What excites you the most about working at Storage Solutions?

“I’m excited to be able to work with all different types of companies and customize our solutions to their specific needs.”

We look forward to sharing more about TJ with our customers as he dives into upcoming projects. Interested in becoming part of the Storage Solutions team? Apply here today!

Project Spotlight Smart Slotting

You may have heard us mention our new Smart Slotting tool recently. In this project, the customer came to us looking for an answer to their low storage utilization percentage of 20% across the entire facility. With Smart Slotting, we were able to provide a practical answer to this problem, while also increasing productivity and efficiency.

By collecting some preliminary data, our experienced team uses Smart Slotting to provide a layout that best suits your needs. This new layout provides you lower operating cost, while also increasing the daily throughput of your facility.

In this example, the customer saw over a 12% decrease in their daily labor costs. They were able to find a location for all of their SKUs, and raise their storage utilization numbers over 70%. In addition, they were able to cut their storage mediums in half after the Smart Slotting evaluation. The new location types and sizes designed for stored items is much more efficient and simple.

This project had a significant impact on the customer’s operation by improving space utilization, reducing labor costs, and increasing throughput to lower operating costs. The new storage configuration also set the customer up with space for product growth for a minimum of five years.

Interested in learning more about the methodology and analysis behind this project? View the full case study here and contact us today to see how we can assist with your operational needs.

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!