4 Ways to Protect Your Pallet Racking

Pallet rack uprights and beams are in constant danger of impact from forklifts and other material handling equipment. Even if product isn’t damaged during a collision, bent rack is an accident waiting to happen. Pallet racking protectors can easily pay for themselves by absorbing the brunt of an impact.

Top 7 Signs Your Pallet Racking May Fail

Sometimes when I’m writing a bid for used pallet racking, I see some pretty iffy rack setups. Occasionally, the manager will say, “our facilities guys put this up” (yes, unfortunately, I can tell). 

Other times, I’ll point to a paint scrape and ask, “how long ago did a forklift hit this rack?” and the manager looks surprised. Maybe it’s because I’ve been doing this for a while, but these danger signs just jump out at me.

People can die when racking collapses unexpectedly, so that’s why I want to share the top 7 warning signs your pallet rack is unsafe. We also offer free pallet racking safety inspections to help you uncover unreported damage and ensure your pallet racking meets local safety requirements.

Different Types of Pallet Racks for Warehouse Storage

Choosing the right pallet racking system can make a huge difference in your bottom line. A well-designed system can improve productivity, increase warehouse storage space by 40% or more, and help your operation adapt to changing inventory needs. It can be difficult to decide what type of pallet rack is best for your operation. Some people choose selective pallet rack because it's the cheapest, or they see it as the most versatile, but it's the wrong choice for certain operations. Read on to learn about common types of pallet racking systems and the best applications for each.

Pallet Racking: Customer Success Stories

Who you buy from is almost as important as what you buy. Think about your favorite restaurant, why do you go there? Sure, the food has a lot to do with it, but I bet the people do too.

Even if you don’t have a favorite local hangout, you've probably experienced what happens when you spend money with a business that doesn’t care about you. Cell phone companies, for example. You pay them hundreds of dollars every year, but if you have a problem with your phone, good luck getting someone to help you (unless of course you want to buy a new phone).

Industrial Shelving: Pallet Racking vs. Boltless Shelving

In California, space doesn’t come cheap. Whether you’re in the Bay Area, Sacramento or Central Coast, you’re likely paying more per square foot than a similar business in a neighboring state. That’s why it’s essential for California warehouses, distribution centers, and other businesses to maximize every inch of available space.

In this article, we’ll look at the two most common types of industrial shelving: pallet racking and boltless shelving. In just a few minutes, you’ll know which is the best option for your business. 

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Warehouse Racking Permits in California - Know Before You Buy

Many California cities (Folsom, San Jose, West Sacramento, Dublin, Richmond and others) require a permit for warehouse racks taller than 5’ 9”. The state of California also requires warehouse pallet racks meet seismic (earthquake) code. Before you buy pallet racks from the east coast, Canada, or elsewhere, find out what you need to know about installing pallet racks, or other warehouse shelving.

What to Do When You Run Out of Warehouse Space

It’s a good news / bad news situation when a warehouse runs out of space. The good news is that your operation is successful, but the bad news is: expansion can be expensive. A move means massive downtime, and if you expand, it’s a huge capital investment. But there is another option: find or create new space in your existing building.

Here are the most common ways to maximize your warehouse space:

Buying Used Pallet Racking in California - What Businesses Need to Know

If you’re running out of space in your warehouse, distribution center, or other facility, adding pallet racking is a cost-effective solution. A custom shelving system allows you to:

  • Maximize storage space
  • Utilize (rather than pay for) empty air 
  • Avoid moving to a larger facility

Still, it’s a Catch 22. You have to spend money to save money. In the competitive warehousing and logistics industry, businesses may not have the capital to invest in a brand new pallet racking system. So what can you do?

One solution is to sell your existing pallet rack and use the proceeds to buy new racking custom-made for your space. Used pallet racking can be a good way to save money, or lose thousands. Read on to learn how to avoid common pitfalls when buying used pallet racking.

AS/RS - A Single Solution to Many Warehouse Optimization Problems

Picture one of your performance reports. Imagine what it would look like to see:

    • Throughput up 30-50%
    • Labor costs down 40%
    • Order accuracy improved to 99%

The numbers above are actual stats from real clients. These could be your stats, and you don’t have to turn your business upside down to see improvements like the ones above.

In today’s product review, we’re going to look at SRSI’s automated pallet racking systems and the benefits of converting some (or all) of your facility to an automated shelving system.

5 Ways to Optimize Your Warehouse (Solutions That Pay for Themselves in Months, Not Years)

Warehouse managers wear a lot of hats (sometimes literally), and make more decisions in one hour than other managers make in a week. When you're everyone's go-to person, it's hard to knock things off your to-do list. For example, you know there are ways your operation could be saving time and money, but haven't found time to look into it.

While you're busy doing the things only you can do, let us uncover ways for your operation to save time and money. Here are some of the most popular solutions we offer (there's one we like to call the stealth bomber):

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