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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!

Nicole Kuhn
Nicole Kuhn

 

Welcome, Nicole Kuhn!

We are delighted to welcome Nicole Kuhn to our growing team! Nicole will be working as a Project Coordinator. In this role, she will be assisting with processing orders and providing customer service.

Nicole graduated from Indiana University, where she studied Psychology, Gender Studies, and German. She has spent the last two years working as a Customer Support Associate at TEKsystems. We are so excited about the knowledge and attention to detail that she’ll bring to her role.

Nicole is a purple belt in Hawaiian Kenpo, a mixed martial art that includes Karate, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo and Kickboxing. She practices several times a week in her local dojo. She hopes eventually to become a black belt in the martial art. Along with this, she enjoys spending time with her two dogs, Tux and Lucas. Both are rescues from IACS and IndyHumane.

What are you most excited about in your new role?

“I am really excited to work with my team. We have an awesome group here. I’ve wanted to work at a company with a great culture and environment and I’m very excited to be here. Along with this I’m looking forward to learning new aspects of the industry that I haven’t been exposed to previously.”

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!

Stefanie Leonardis
Stefanie Leonardis

 

Welcome, Stefanie Leonardis!

We are thrilled to welcome our newest addition, Stefanie Leonardis to the Storage Solutions team! Stefanie works as a Project Manager for our National Accounts team. In her previous positions, she’s worked in marketing and operations. Most recently, she managed project proposal submissions for a construction company. We are so excited for all that she brings to our team.

Stefanie was born in Canada, to Italian immigrants. Because of this, she traveled often when she was young. She completed her schooling in Canada, but traveled to Pescara, Italy for several months each year. She eventually moved to the states and in 2017, became an official U.S. citizen. We’re so happy to have you, Stef!

When Stefanie isn’t working, she loves to create art. Whether through photography, multimedia, or even culinary arts, she’s always finding ways to be creative. Along with these, she enjoys traveling, and has even gone cliff diving in the Mediterranean.

What excites you the most about working at Storage Solutions?

“I’m most excited about applying my skills in a new industry and working with great professionals.”

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

New Logo Storage Solutions Inc

We are excited to announce the arrival of our new Storage Solutions logo! We decided on this new, modern look because we feel it helps us identify as a company that is adapting to a dynamically changing industry.

The Process

Our Marketing and Communications team started the evaluation process with a pool of more than 300 logos. From there, we narrowed down our options to best fit where we know as a company. We also looked to the future to find a design that fits with where we know we are heading as an organization.

For the logo, we took a simplified approach to our traditional “diamond”-style logo. This new imagery asserts a three-dimensional, “dynamic”-style that denotes our company’s ability to adjust to what is coming ahead in our industry. We are always looking at the latest solutions and technologies to meet our clients’ business needs and we wanted a logo that helps us tell that story.

The emphasis on our “Simple. Smart. Strategic.” tagline reaffirms our focus on ensuring that we have the knowledge, experience, and ability to best assist our clients in matching them to the right solutions for the challenges they face. Optimal solutions may not always require a major reinvestment in infrastructure, nor a complete re-evaluation of your operation. Often, the simple approach to optimization is best. We have the experts to best advise you in your decision-making process. That’s what we hope to communicate with this new logo.

A Promise to Deliver the Best Solutions

Yes, after 40 years, Storage Solutions is introducing a new look. However, you can continue to count on us for first-rate service and solutions to meet your business’ challenges. We are continuing to innovate as we strive to be a leader in our industry.

We are making some big moves in 2020. So, we want to thank our team, our clients, and our partners in helping to keep the positive momentum going! If you want to learn more about what’s going on at Storage Solutions, contact us 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!

Teardrop Pallet Rack

Recently, Storage Solutions posted a blog called All You Need To Know About Pallet Racks, which overviews different designs we have in stock at our warehouse in Westfield, IN. This blog will go more in-depth on the Teardrop Pallet Rack design.

The Teardrop Pallet Rack is constructed of cold-rolled steel, which is commonly referred to as “roll-formed steel.” The racking structure involves an upright with open holes on its face that are shaped like “teardrops.” The structure also has beams that have connectors with “rivets” that slide into place in the teardrop punch on the face of the uprights. This type of structure allows for the simple connection of beams and uprights.

Take a look at our visual glossary to see the Teardrop design as well as others we keep in stock.

Benefits of Teardrop Pallet Rack

The Teardrop design is the most common design in the industry. Because the style is ubiquitous, beams and uprights are often interchangeable and compatible with other manufacturer designs. Therefore, it allows peace of mind when buying additional racking for your growing facility. Also, when compared to the heavier design of structural racking, the teardrop rack is the most economical.

Storage Solutions stocks Teardrop Pallet Racks that utilize a spring-activated safety lock. This lock prevents the beam from dislodging from the upright during loading and unloading. We prioritize safety in our warehouse and we want to ensure the same in your facility.

Teardrop Pallet Racks can be used to fit your specific needs and can be equipped with custom accessories to fit any function. This racking design has a wide variety of colors, sizes, and capacities so you can find the right one for you.

In addition to selling new equipment, we also sell used pallet rack beams and uprights. Check out the advantages of buying used equipment here.

Want more information on Teardrop Pallet Racks? Give us a call at 317.449.8726 or contact us here. Our team is happy to help you!

MHEDA-MVP-2020

Storage Solutions, Inc. has been awarded the prestigious MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Award for 2020, based on accomplishments in 2019. The MVP Award is granted by the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association). Award recipients must satisfy a rigorous set of criteria with less than 10% of the association’s membership earning the award. As a 2020 MVP, Storage Solutions has successfully demonstrated a commitment to business excellence, professionalism, and good stewardship.

To qualify for the annual MVP Award companies are required to provide evidence of their commitment to their partners in business including their customers, employees, and suppliers. They must satisfy criteria in the following important areas:

  • Industry Advocacy
  • Customer Service & Safety Practices
  • Business Networking
  • Continuing Education
  • Business Best Practices

“It is an honor to be named this year’s MVP by our industry’s main trade association,” said Kevin Rowles, President of Storage Solutions. “This recognition is truly a testament to our employees and the efforts they continue to put into their professions. We have a tremendous team that works well together and all toward the same goal of providing the best service possible.”

“Achievement of MHEDA’s MVP status represents members who have demonstrated a commitment to their business and its employees, their industry and also to the communities within which they serve,” said Mike Vaughn, 2019 MHEDA Chairman of the Board.

About Storage Solutions

Founded in 1978, Storage Solutions Inc., works with customers to create smart solutions for their warehouse space, integrating supply and service to make every project success. With a “Simple, Smart, Strategic” approach to material handling, storage optimization, and equipment sales, the employee-owned company exists to give clients a partner they can count on, with the right expertise and experience to get the job done correctly. Headquartered in Westfield, Indiana Storage Solutions employs over 150 people throughout the United States with satellite offices in Kansas, Tennessee, California, Arizona, and Florida.

About MHEDA

The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) is the premier trade association dedicated to serving all segments of the material handling business community. MHEDA represents close to 650 companies in the material handling equipment business. Located in suburban Chicago, the association provides services to companies seeking to improve their business through education, networking, benchmarking and best practices. For more information, visit www.mheda.org.

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!