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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!

Relocation Solutions

Everyone knows that moving can be challenging; packing everything up and relocating is both strenuous and tedious. With countless other tasks on your mind, you often hire a moving company to do the heavy lifting for you. When it comes time to get your old distribution facility cleared out, SSI’s Relocation Solutions are here to help!

If you are moving out of your facility and want to transport your equipment to a new facility for redeployment, we’d like to partner with you. Our warehousing and logistics teams will work together to streamline the process. Our crews will dismantle the equipment, load it on trucks, and get it to where it needs to go. Once the material has arrived, they will work fastidiously to get all the equipment up and running to your satisfaction.

If you are moving facilities and are looking for new equipment, we can help with that too! We are always looking to purchase pre-owned material and will offer the most competitive rates for any equipment that you no longer need. If you are dealing with foreclosures, acquisitions, mergers or just want to completely start anew, we also do complete facility liquidations. We seek to make this process as effortless for you as possible. This way, you can focus on managing your business and leave the heavy lifting to us.

You can learn more about these relocation services in further detail here. Let us partner with you throughout your move!

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!

Picking Solutions Storage Solutions

At Storage Solutions, we pride ourselves on offering customers a solution for every square foot of their operation. We group our solutions into four main categories. These include simple, dense, picking and specialty solutions.

Simple Solutions

If you’re looking for a basic storage solution to get your facility organized, then our simple solutions might be just what you need. Our simple offerings include pallet rack, shelving, mezzanines and more. Within those categories, we offer a variety of styles, colors and capacities designed to work with whatever your needs may be.

Dense Solutions

Our dense solutions are perfect for anyone trying to decrease their facility footprint. Dense solutions include pushback, pallet flow, drive in/drive thru, and semi-automated deep lane storage. These solutions allow you to maximize your facility storage by using the space you have to the fullest.

Picking Solutions

If your main goal within your operation is to increase efficiency and decrease labor costs, then a picking solution may be the best option for you. These solutions include pick modules, carton flow, and light-duty cantilever. Any of these options will provide the boost you need in your day-to-day operations.

Specialty Solutions

Finally, we have our specialty solution offering. If you have a need that seems somewhat out of the ordinary, then one of our specialty solutions can probably help! These include tube rack, dual load, drive-in and cantilever. These solutions are perfect for high seismic areas, for storing oddly shaped items and more!

Regardless of what your needs are, we have a team of experts in place to analyze your operation and help. We love working with our customers to make sure all of their needs are being met. Learn more about our storage solutions here or contact us today to help you select the best possible solution for your facility.

design solution process

Here at Storage Solutions, you may know us as the “pallet rack guys”, but the truth is we offer much more than just storage equipment. One area that we have expanded on quite a bit recently is our Design Solution services and offerings. We’ve always had a team of experts in place to help you create a design layout that is right for your facility, and that isn’t changing. However, we are excited that in recent years we have grown that team to allow us to offer more complex design capabilities.

Design Solution Processes & Offerings

One way that we can work side by side with you for your design needs is our C-A-R-E-S process. Through this process we are able to point out specific operational challenges and ways to address those challenges. We will also help you prepare for future growth or change that you will inevitably face down the line. The C-A-R-E-S process is a customer-focused process in which we do the following:

  • Collect data
  • Analyze the data
  • Recommend alternatives
  • Execute the solution
  • Support the new system

Another design solution offering is our newest tool, Smart Slotting. This warehouse slotting optimization tool can help you address the ever-changing demands of customers, increases in labor costs, and other inefficiencies causing challenges within your warehouse. Not only will this tool offer a proven, cost-saving analysis, but it can all be accomplished very easily by working with our team to collect the appropriate data.

In addition to these design tools, we also offer a variety of other options to address pain points within your operation. These services include storage assessments, overall facility assessments, material flow assessments and more. We also can work with you to create a complete facility design for your operation. Regardless of what your needs are, our Design Solutions team will help take the guesswork out of it all.

Does our warehouse design solution sound like something that may help fix some of the bottlenecks in your current operation? Learn more about our Design Solution offerings 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!

Smart Slotting

Here at Storage Solutions, we recognize that the demands of your customers are constantly changing. With that, we are always looking for new and innovative ways to help you make sure your operation is running at optimal efficiency. That is why we are excited to announce the addition of our newest service offering, Smart Slotting. Smart Slotting is a warehouse slotting optimization tool powered by Slot 3D.

Smart Slotting Capabilities

Our slotting solution is fully integrated with AutoCAD®, the world’s leading design software program. With Smart Slotting we will help take the guesswork out of your facility layout. The software uses several factors when determining the best solution possible for your operation. These factors include things such as space costs, replenishment costs and equipment costs. By simply pulling together and inputting the necessary details, Smart Slotting can then run the numbers, analyze the data and help us define the lowest cost operation plan for your facility.

Concerned about seasonal spikes or future growth? Not a problem! Smart Slotting allows us to factor this in and more to make sure you design a facility to fit all your ongoing needs.

Learn more about the benefits of Smart Slotting here, or contact one of our slotting experts today at 866.474.2001.

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.”