When Logistics and Operations Manager Rob Granai wanted to bring energy costs down in his non-air-conditioned 19,000 sq. ft. warehouse full of air conditioners and heat exchangers in North Kingstown, R.I., he knew just where to look. In the winter, hot air from the warehouse’s radiant heaters would congregate near the roof, leaving cold pockets at the workers’ level below.
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There is no dispute that intermodal transportation is on the rise and shows no signs of slowing down. Many experts feel the expansion of the Panama Canal, which is scheduled for completion in 2014, will only fuel the trend. In addition, rising fuel costs, highway congestion and increased trucking legislation have led many companies to look at moving freight via railcar or cargo ship.
The upgraded 8,000 to 12,000 lbs. capacity lift truck series features new enhancements to deliver better performance, reliability and durability in electric lift truck applications, says the company . . .
It is designed for warehouse and distribution operations that process between as little as 2,000 orders per day, or approximately 44,000 units per week.
Choose from a selection of bin and shelving sizes and bin colors of blue, yellow, gray, or red. Color coded products are the perfect solution to simplify order picking and inventory control.
The new VisiCab toolbox actually ‘sees’ which items are in it and which are missing, making it an exceptional answer for Foreign Object Debris (F.O.D.) control, says the company . . .
Inventory management has been at the forefront of most software systems since the early 1980s. You would think that after all these years we would be at a point where inventory accuracy would be a given. Well, think again! Thirty years later most companies cannot claim higher than 96% inventory Record Accuracy.
“Expansion of eCommerce is fueling demand for big-box distribution centers in major distribution hubs, and has triggered an increase in both build-to-suit and speculative development,” noted Cushman & Wakefield’s John Morris, leader of Industrial Services for the Americas. “This wave will continue due to an undersupply of Class A space.”
The company is opening a new distribution center on Wednesday, May 1st, in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area to better serve local and regional customers. This strategic expansion supports HWC’s ongoing commitment to Right Product, Right Place, Right Time®, and will provide customers with the best possible service through standard same day shipment or will-call pickup.
These machines are engineered to provide industry leading features, heavy duty construction for 24/7 operation, and ergonomic, user-friendly operation and case size set up
Lift'n Buddy combines the vertical lifting of a small powered stacker with the convenience, versatility, and simplicity of a 2-wheel hand truck.
A benefit to warehouses, distribution centers, factories, laboratories, retail stores, and many other facilities, NB Series Mobile Powered Workstations save labor and improve productivity, says the company . . .
Maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) groups at many companies are facing a major challenge: toxic MRO master catalogs stuffed with incomplete data on replacement parts, a problem that drives up costs and creates large-scale problems for multiple corporate divisions.
The newest ToolBOSS model is a smaller, portable demo unit that Kennametal is making available to its distribution channel partners.
Mobile devices are necessary tools to increase the efficiency and productivity of workers across many industries and markets, including the warehouse. But wearable, voice-directed and multimodal mobile technologies are helping to transform the warehouse environment at an even faster pace than standard mobile tools in other markets.
Select Shaw-Box World Series models will join the Flex-48 Quick Ship program. These wire rope hoists have been configured to ship within 48 hours (2 business days) from time of order entry.
Industrial, manufacturing and process organizations continuously require a number of parts for maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO). Consequently, optimization of MRO processes is a permanent challenge faced by all plant managers and their teams.
The company is planning to invest $100 million in the new facility, which will bring approximately 100 new permanent, local jobs to the Jonesburg community over the next few years. It is anticipated that an estimated 400 ancillary local jobs in trucking, welding and maintenance services will support operations at the facility when completed.
The Gofer Sweeper is an industrial grade, low clearance, battery powered, remote controlled, floor sweeper specifically designed to clean under pallet racking. Warehouses, distribution centers, and manufacturing plants can all benefit from The Gofer Sweeper.
These freestanding units hold up to 10 Sovella perforated panels, allowing for hundreds of square feet of tool storage on only 21 square feet of floor space.
Industrial Distribution had a chance to chat with Greg White, Chairman & CEO of Blue Ridge, on how managing inventory is a changing game. Blue Ridge's complete solution includes proven inventory-alignment technology along with an investment-driven approach to support and buyer education—all delivered by a team with first-hand experience as inventory replenishment, supply-chain professionals.
What started as a 40,000 sq. ft. empty box is now a maze of multilayered conveyors and “mods” where employees sort and pack merchandise for distribution to the various Kohl’s retail stores around the country. Of the nine Kohl’s distribution centers, this Findlay, Ohio location needed a way to help the HVAC system distribute the air throughout the space so the employees on the line were more comfortable.
Pre-cut boxes are made with Superior Mark brand floor marking tape, which features beveled edges and recessed adhesive for maximum durability.
Border States Electric (BSE) will open a branch in Greeley, Colo., in April 2013. The new branch will operate out of a 31,000 square foot facility at 2414 4th Ave. Unit A, stocking extensive inventory and initially employing six employees. The Greeley branch will serve construction and industrial customers and will be managed by Jason Webb, branch operations manager.
Baldwin Supply Company, a leading independent supplier of power transmission, electrical control, conveyor belt, and other industrial products, today announces its expansion into St. Cloud, Minn., with the opening of a 3,000-square foot branch office and warehouse. The facility, located at 3900 Roosevelt Road, Suite 106, is the company’s eighth location in the Upper Midwest.
An all too common problem, DC air quality is as important of a factor as any when it comes to maximizing energy efficiency and worker safety and productivity. The options to solve the problem have come a long way, and when put into practice, can yield savings across the board for distributors.