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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.”

Happy Thanksgiving from SSI

2018 has flown by, and as the breeze becomes brisk and the leaves change colors, we begin to prepare for the end of the year. Before we do that, all of us would like to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! This holiday is a great time to relax and recharge with those you cherish with a nice meal.

Whether this holiday means watching football, a big dinner, a huge family get-together or starting Holiday shopping a little early on Friday, we hope that you enjoy your time with those around you.

We are most thankful for our amazing staff, great clients and wonderful partner network. Without all of you, none of what we do would be possible. For that, thank you for your efforts, continued reliability and belief in us.

In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, our office will be closed Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23. The office will reopen on Monday, November 26. If you need anything, feel free to contact us here, and we will help you finish 2018 on a high note!

Fetch Robotics SSI Partnership

To round out a great 2018, we are excited to announce that Storage Solutions has completed the requirements to become a Fetch Certified Solutions Provider! This partnership will provide us with a wide variety of solutions that we feel will be able to help our customers work efficiently while saving them money.

Who Is Fetch Robotics?

Founded in 2014, Fetch Robotics is one of the leaders in robotics and innovation in the supply chain industry. Located in San Jose, CA, they benefit from the abundance of technological resources the Silicon Valley has to offer.

Fetch is the leading technology partner when it comes to Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs). With a wide variety of options, we are able to find you the robot that fits perfectly with your solution.  Together, we will work as your one-stop-shop for robotic automation from small parts to large pallets.

We are beyond excited to start working with Fetch Robotics. This partnership allows us to provide you with an even bigger solutions catalog, thus optimizing your facility to its highest point. Want to learn more about our new partner? Contact us today and we’ll give you the full breakdown on what the partnership means for you!

The Fetch team was on-site this week for a training session, so stay tuned for more details. Until then, be sure to check out the pictures below of our site visit to Fetch’s headquarters recently.