Archive for January, 2016

January 26, 2016

What Customers Are Saying About DAK Equipment

While DAK Equipment isn’t the only Chicago-area company that can sell you industrial shelves, we are the company that your friends would recommend. A lot of the business that comes to DAK Equipment every year comes through referrals from our previous customers. They are thrilled with the services and products they got from the DAK Equipment team and know that we’ll do the same for you. We’re delighted that so many people are referring other businesses to us, and we hope we can continue to build on our reputation of excellence.

So what are customers saying about products like our industrial shelves or our services like warehouse design? Here is what Kim from a mobile storage company had to say about her experience purchasing industrial shelving:

“…within 3-4 hours we had purchased Interlake racks with Waterfall grid for our plant. We negotiated pricing and are thrilled at the new racks put up effortlessly. Your company was very easy to work with and we are looking forward to purchasing twice as much racking next year as this year. Keep up the great work.”

We want to make all of our customers as happy as Kim! If you are searching for a company to work with on your racking, warehouse, and manufacturing plant needs, get in touch with one of our project managers. We can help you get the products and services you need to improve your warehouse.

Head over to our warehouse and read more testimonials from happy customers, then give us a call or contact us through our website and see with DAK Equipment can do for you!

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January 25, 2016

The Three Phases of Chicago Pallet Rack Shelving Installation

We love working with Chicago warehouses on getting them the pallet rack shelving they need. For our project managers, this process falls into three main phases:

  • Consultation. To give you the best possible pallet racks for your Chicago warehouse, our project managers will take the time to get to know more about your warehouse and your business. Are you dealing with consistent SKUs or handle more seasonal merchandise? Are your orders typically one line or multiline orders? How are your pick and pack lines set up? All of these will tell us more about your business and the kind off pallet shelves and other warehouse equipment you might need. You can take our suggestions or make your own; we want you to be happy with your order and excited about the opportunities new equipment can bring to the efficiency of your warehouse.
  • Installation. You can install your new equipment yourself or allow our highly-trained, skilled, and professional team do it for you. We work around your schedule to ensure as little disruption as possible to your workflow. Our teams will handle everything, including the disassembly and removal of old equipment. They’ll even clean up after the new pallet shelves or other equipment has been installed so you can get right back to work.
  • Follow up. Once we’ve made the sale, that doesn’t mean our job is done. Our project managers will follow up with you to make sure you love your pallet rack shelving or any other equipment you’ve purchased. If you aren’t satisfied, we’ll make it right. If you love it, we can help you find even more opportunities to improve the safety and efficiency of your warehouse space. We want you to thrilled with every interaction you have with the DAK Equipment team!

Get started with our Chicago pallet rack shelving installation by contacting our project managers today.

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January 24, 2016

How Warehouse Mezzanines and Modular Offices Can Work Together

Warehouse mezzanine decks and modular offices can both bring a lot to your Chicago warehouse. They are both solutions that many warehouses utilize to maximize the use of their space. First, let’s look at the benefits of both of these systems:

  • Benefits of a Mezzanine Deck
    • Increases floor space without an expensive addition
    • Offers additional space that can be used for storage, desks, pick lines & more
    • Inexpensive to customize to the needs of your space
  • Benefits of Modular Offices
    • Easily creates office space within your warehouse
    • Can be installed in as little as a weekend
    • Can be built to fit the needs of your space

Both systems are used to maximize the space of your warehouse, giving you more room for what needs to get done without investing huge amounts of money into a warehouse addition or the expense of moving your facility. Combining these two pieces can give you even more versatility within your space, too.

A mezzanine level within your warehouse can be built to suit a modular office. This can give your Chicago warehouse a lot of great benefits, such as giving your management team an eagle-eye view of the warehouse floor. This can help them spot issues with workflow, employee motivation, and more. Plus, by raising up the office you’ll be avoiding the problem of taking up too much floor space with deck space. You need to maximize every inch of your warehouse’s floor space for merchandise; sacrificing too much of it can cause your profit margin to weaken.

One of the best things about both modular offices and mezzanine levels is the fact that they can be easily taken to your next location. If your facility does eventually need to move, both of these structures can be taken apart and shipped to your new location and used again. Many of these systems are easily customized, too, so if they need a few minor adjustments to fit into your new space, it should not be much of an issue. Additionally, if you move to a new space and find that you don’t need these structures anymore, there is a strong resale market that can help you recover some of the expenses and help another Chicago area warehouse get the equipment that they need.

Wondering if a mezzanine level or a modular office is right for your Chicago-area warehouse? Give the DAK Equipment & Engineering team a call. We’d love to talk to you about the challenges that you are facing in your warehouse today and see how we can help you overcome them. If a mezzanine deck and a modular office aren’t right for your warehouse, we’ll help you find the solution that is right for you. Our project managers and warehouse layout designers have years of experience in the industry and they will share their expertise with you to help you get what you need.

You can reach our team by calling us or contacting us through our website. We’re looking forward to helping you find the right mezzanine deck, modular office, or other warehouse solution today!

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