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Intern Maria Carlson Headshot
Intern Maria Carlson Headshot

About the Job

As the Marketing and Communications intern, I have many responsibilities. I run Storage Solutions’ social media accounts, write and publish blogs. In addition, I also work in Salesforce Pardot drafting external emails, creating company newsletters, and building landing pages for the Storage Solutions website, just to name a few! Storage Solutions has allowed me to grow personally and professionally and I am very grateful for my time here. As an intern, I have gained new perspectives from my coworkers and more knowledge on the material handling industry as well as my field of study.

More About Maria

I am from Indianapolis, IN but I go to school at Loyola University Chicago. This fall I will be a junior studying Marketing and Supply Chain Management. During the summer I love to travel with friends and family. For the first half of this summer I studied abroad in Rome, Italy at the John Felice Rome Center. I had an incredible experience and I learned so much both in and outside of the classroom.

During the school year I serve as the Director of Operations for my sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma. To stay active I participate in intramural soccer with my friends. I also participate Loyola’s Dance Marathon that benefits Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. On the weekends, I love to spend time with friends and if the weather is nice, we hangout by the lake at Loyola beach. Working at Storage Solutions this summer allowed me to gain real world experience that I will be able to apply in my future endeavors.

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

advantages of buying used equipment

There are many advantages of partnering with Storage Solutions to purchase used equipment. Our purchasing team has a system to make sure that all the equipment we re-sell is up to par with industry standards. If the equipment does not get a passing grade from our team, we send it to be scrapped. At Storage Solutions, we believe that if it is not up to our standards, we don’t expect it to be up to your standards either.

Our headquarters, located in Westfield, Indiana, is home to our 330,000 square foot facility. Our warehouse stores and protects all of our equipment which ensures the structural integrity as well as ensuring that the equipment never faces inclement weather. We also offer power washing and painting services to customize the equipment to fit your needs.

One of the main advantages of buying used equipment is that it is typically more cost effective, allowing you to get more for your money. In addition, our quick response on quotes and minimal lead time is great if you need a quick turnaround. We ship the equipment from our facility to yours, no delay!

Why partner with Storage Solutions?

Working with Storage Solutions also has its advantages. Our knowledge of the industry and our solution-centered attitude will provide you with peace of mind. We specialize in the sale of both used and new material, seeking to give customers a variety of options. Along with this, our team provides quick and thorough responses on all proposals, allowing you to operate on the shortest project schedule possible. Our AutoCAD team can assist you on any needed initial blueprints or layouts. Once completed, our project management teams will complete the project execution and oversee the in-house installation, all while providing you with one source and one result.

Storage Solutions receives new shipments of equipment daily, so inventory is constantly changing. For questions about our inventory or how we can help with your next project, call 866.474.2001 or contact us here.

Not sure what type of solution is right for you? Learn more about the different new and used storage solutions we offer, including simple, dense, picking, and specialty solutions.

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.

Andrew Barber
Andrew Barber

 

Welcome, Andrew Barber!

Our team has grown! We are thrilled to welcome our newest team member, Andrew Barber. Andrew works as a National Accounts Sales Representative in our Kansas City office. He was born and raised in Springfield, IL where he lived with his mother, father and sister. Andrew is a graduate of the University of Missouri. While there, he studied Health Sciences and Business. He has spent the last six years selling marketing solutions to a wide variety of companies, though his primary focus was in the sports radio industry. We are pleased with the knowledge and creativity he’s brought to his new role here at Storage Solutions.

Outside of the office, Andrew is very active. When he’s not at a sporting event, you can find Andrew training, running and swimming outside with his black lab, Herbert. He loves the outdoors and is always planning his next camping, hiking or fishing trip. Some of his favorite outdoor experiences include backpacking the Grand Canyon and exploring Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula.

What do you want to gain from working at Storage Solutions?

“I want to gain a professional home, complete with a wealth of professional and personal development. I’m excited to grow at Storage Solutions.”

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

4th of July

This 4th of July marks America’s 242nd year as an independent and free country, which calls for a nation-wide day of celebration.

Whether you attend a parade, watch fireworks, or host a cookout, there are so many ways to celebrate our freedom! In the midst of all the celebration, it is important to remember what Independence Day truly signifies. The 4th of July commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence of the United States. Our country, that began as only 13 colonies, has grown considerably since then. We are so thankful for all the men and women in the past, present, and future who fought and will continue to fight for our freedom and independence.

In honor of the holiday, Storage Solutions will be closed Thursday, July 4th. Normal business hours will then resume on Friday, July 5th. While we are gone, feel free to take a look at our Strategic Optimization Solutions. We will be sure to answer any and all questions upon our return! For those of you celebrating the holiday, we wish you a relaxing, and enjoyable 4th of July!

Global Cold Chain Expo 2019

That’s a wrap on Global Cold Chain Expo 2019! This concludes our third show in the Windy City. We were excited to meet with everyone to discuss needs and learn more about the cold storage industry.

What is the Global Cold Chain Expo?

The Global Cold Chain Expo is one of the largest gatherings of leaders in the foodservice and cold chain industry. With so many industry leaders there, we are ecstatic to be able to share ideas and collaborate with so many different people.

Greg Michel, one of our National Accounts Managers, attended his first show this year and shared his thoughts.

“GCCE was a great opportunity to help grow brand awareness for Storage Solutions, Inc. The show brought in a captive audience from around the country, which allowed us to connect with future customers and share what Storage Solutions, Inc is all about. Overall, I believe it was a great event and I look forward to future GCCA events. ”

We met some great people, and are glad that we could be a part of this great show! Missed us at GCCE but want to see us at another show? Click here to view the full list of trade shows we’ll be attending!

Savannah Buckley
Savannah Buckley

 

Welcome, Savannah Buckley!

We are pleased to welcome Savannah Buckley to our growing team! Savannah joined Storage Solutions as our Communications Coordinator. She graduated in April of 2018 from Indiana Wesleyan University where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Strategic Communication.

Savannah was born and raised in a shoreline town in Southeastern Connecticut. She then moved to Indiana in 2014. Although she’s far from her home and family, she’s excited to build her life in the Indianapolis area. On Saturdays, you can find her working at a local bridal shop where she helps women find their wedding dresses. She loves being part of such a special moment in her brides’ lives!

What are you most excited for at Storage Solutions?

“I love the fact that I get to be a part of a company that has a strong sense of community both in and out of the office. It was important for me to find a job that allowed me to use the skills I learned throughout college. I’m confident that Storage Solutions will not only provide me with that opportunity but also challenge me to learn more. I’m excited to grow in my professional career within this industry, and I’m looking forward to what the future holds!”

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

Memorial Day Weekend
Memorial Day Weekend

As Memorial Day weekend approaches, we are reminded of the numerous sacrifices made by our nation’s heroes. Memorial Day is always observed on the last Monday of May. The holiday originated in 1868 and was formerly known as Decoration Day. It wasn’t until 1971 that it received its name change and was officially recognized as a federal holiday. Memorial Day stands as a day of remembrance for all those who have lost their lives serving in our nation’s armed forces.

For many, this three-day weekend is considered the unofficial start of Summer. Memorial Day in Indiana is often celebrated through barbecues, outdoor games and the Indianapolis 500. You can find most Hoosiers spending time with family and friends, surrounded by good food and a weekend full of relaxation.

Memorial Day Weekend Office Hours

In honor of the holiday, Storage Solutions will be closed Monday, May 27th. Normal business hours will then resume on Tuesday, May 28th. For those of you celebrating the holiday, we wish you a relaxing, and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend!

Grady Phillips
Grady Phillips

 

Welcome, Grady Phillips!

We are excited to announce the addition of Grady Phillips to our growing team! Grady joined Storage Solutions earlier this year as a Project Manager. Prior to his current role, he worked in education and classroom management. Grady spent the past six years as a special needs educator and football coach at North Central High School. It has always been a goal of his to be a positive teacher, coach and influence to the people in his life.

Grady was born and raised in Indiana. He grew up just outside of Indianapolis where he met his wife through their high school’s Varsity Show Choir. They married in 2015 and now have one daughter and another on the way!

Grady is a dedicated Colts, Pacers and Cincinnati Reds fan, and loves a good sporting event. Along with that, he enjoys traveling with his family, and being outdoors. He and his wife also enjoy cooking and love trying new restaurants around Indianapolis.

What are you most excited for at Storage Solutions?

“The most exciting thing about Storage Solutions so far, is learning about an entire new industry that was once foreign to me. Every time I walk into a warehouse store (i.e. Costco, Sam’s Club), I now understand the detail and months of planning and installation that goes into that building. Every square foot is strategically thought through, organized and built. I’m looking forward to continued growth within this industry and this position, and I’m excited for what the future holds.”

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

Andrew Beering
Andrew Beering

Welcome, Andrew Beering!

We are pleased to welcome Andrew Beering to the Storage Solutions team! Andrew joined us this past February as a Solutions Development Intern. He is currently a student at Purdue University where he studies Industrial Engineering with a minor in Management. Andrew is very active throughout his University as he is involved in nanomanufacturing and machine learning research, the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity and the Honors College.

Andrew grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan where he was involved in numerous extracurriculars. Some of his hobbies include running, tennis, basketball and euchre. This past summer he biked from Los Angeles to Washington DC for a non-profit called Ability Experience. This trek across the country helped to raise money and awareness for children and adults with disabilities.

What do you want to gain from working at Storage Solutions?

“I would like to gain a strong knowledge of the material handling industry and be able to put some of the engineering principles I’ve learned in school into real-world practice. I’ve enjoyed learning the Smart Slotting process and look forward to continued growth. I have and hope to continue increasing my knowledge on supply chain, industrial design, and facility optimization. Storage Solutions has invested in me and given me an incredible experience so far, and I hope to have a lasting positive impact on the company in return.”

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