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July 11, 2016

5 Advantages of Starrco Modular Offices

OMVC-starrcoinstall.JPGne of the excellent manufacturers that DAK Equipment & Engineering partners with is Starrco, makers of top quality modular offices. Starrco has been making modular offices for warehouses like yours since 1965, giving them more than 50 years of experience in the modular office industry. This gives them a distinct advantage when it comes to creating durable, useful prefabricated offices that can be used in a warehouse setting.

Discover the Advantages of Modular Offices!

You’ll Save On Your Taxes

There is actually a tax advantage to purchasing a modular office for your warehouse. When you purchase a prefabricated office, it’s considered to be tangible property for tax purposes. That means it depreciates over seven years instead of the typical 39 years of a typical building. You can save as much as $5,000 by choosing a modular office.

 

Installation Is Quick and Easy

Starrco modular offices are very easy to install. In most cases, they can be installed in your warehouse over the course of a weekend, so you don’t even need to slow down regular production for your new office space to be built. The installation is easy, too, because Starrco has perfected their assembly system over the last 50 years to be as easy and durable as possible.

 

There are Tons of Options

If you need to match existing decor, want something that matches the company aesthetic, need an HVAC system or special electrical components, Starrco has the configurations that you need. There are tons of great options that allow you to customize the look and function of your modular office. There are even plenty of options when it comes to the size, shape, and layout of your modular office so you get something that’s perfectly suited for your space.

 

They Can Be Customized To Your Needs

Starrco prefabricated buildings aren’t just for office space. They also make clean rooms, pharmaceutical packing rooms, guard booths, observation towers, shipping offices, machine enclosures and so much more. Whatever room requirements you have, chances are there is a Starrco assembly that will meet your needs perfectly and DAK Equipment & Engineering will help you find it.

 

They Are More Affordable Than Other Options

Most Starrco modular offices come out to between $20 and $40 per square foot, a significant saving over a traditional construction project. That can be a huge advantage to a company’s bottom line, especially when they are crunched for space and looking for savings. There may be other more affordable options, too, depending on the kind of room you need and the requirements you have for your space. DAK Equipment & Engineering can help you find the right solution for your space and your budget.

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Want to learn more about Starrco modular offices? Get in touch with our team today. We can help you configure the office space that you need and make sure you get a great price. You can give our team a call or contact us through our website today to get started. Use the form on our website and one of our experience modular office experts will be back with you as quickly as possible!

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July 08, 2016

Discover Which Pallet You Should be Using on Your Industrial Shelves

When most people think about a pallet, they think of the traditional wooden-slat pallet that they’ve seen in countless warehouses and other industrial and commercial environments. However, these wooden pallets aren’t the only option for storage on your warehouse’s industrial shelves. There are actually a number of pallet options that might actually serve your business better.

 

Which Pallet Is Right For Your Product?

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Wooden pallets are, by far, the most common pallets that you’ll see in industrial storage racks. They are made from inexpensive wood so they are very affordable, and they are plentiful so if one breaks or is damaged it can be easily replaced. They hold a fair amount of weight, too. Because they are the most common pallet type, most warehouses will have the equipment and storage space necessary to work with them.

 

Plastic

Plastic pallets have a distinct advantage in their durability. They will last much longer than a typical wooden pallet, and can handle being dropped or crushed with less damage to the pallet’s structure. They are, however, a larger investment at the beginning, so they aren’t something that you’ll want to just give away to your customers. For warehouses who get their pallets back, this can be a great eco-friendly investment to have on their industrial storage racks.

 

Aluminum

Aluminum pallets are also lightweight, but incredibly strong. These will be used to move heavier items or items that are going to be on storage racks for a long period of time. Another distinct advantage of the aluminum pallet is its ability to be easily sanitized, making it a great solution for food industries and other commercial enterprises that need to ensure cleanliness of their environment.

 

Presswood

Presswood pallets are the lightest of the pallets options listed here, but they are still relatively strong for their weight. An advantage of the Presswood pallet is the fact that you can store so many of them in a small area because they can easily nest together. They aren’t great in adverse weather, though, and won’t last nearly as long as many other options.

Get a Quote on the Pallets You Need!

When you are searching for a pallet that suits the industrial storage racks in your warehouse, DAK Equipment & Engineering can help. Get in touch with our team today and get a quote on these and many other types of pallets. Fill out the contact form below and let our team get you started with the right pallets at a great price today!

 

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July 06, 2016

A Guide to Maintenance on Your Mezzanine

Mezzanine decks are incredibly useful in a warehouse environment. They can be used to increase your square footage without requiring expensive construction projects and months of your time. Most mezzanine decks can be fit in a matter of a few days and are ready to be used immediately. The DAK Equipment & Engineering team has seen mezzanine levels used for storage, assembly stations, and even paired with our prefabricated offices for great space for decks and break rooms. Mezzanines levels are largely a “set it and forget it” solution to your storage needs, but they will on occasion need some attention. We’ve put together a guide to maintenance for your mezzanine deck to help make it easier.

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Why Maintenance Matters for Your Mezzanine

Like your other warehouse equipment, proper maintenance can help extend the life of your mezzanine level. Quickly making the necessary repairs and catching issues early not only makes your mezzanine last longer but can actually prevent accidents and help you save money in the long run. Maintenance is typically fast and inexpensive, too, so there is no reason to avoid this warehouse-related task.

 

Necessary Maintenance for Your Mezzanine Level

warehouse mezzanineYou’ll find that many of the maintenance items for your warehouse mezzanine are similar to those you’ll be performing for your pallet rack systems; thus, for peak efficiency, you can combine many of these tasks and inspections with your pallet rack work. Here are some of the inspection items and maintenance work you’ll want to perform regularly for your mezzanine:

  • Inspect mezzanine columns for damage from forklifts. What seems like a small bump can actually do structural damage to your mezzanine. Addressing these issues immediately and getting them repaired as soon as possible can prevent a major disaster in your warehouse.
  • If forklifts are operating on top of the mezzanine level, you’ll want to inspect all of the structural components up top for damage as well. Be sure to give the flooring of your mezzanine a proper inspection as well.
  • Clean the aisles and floor space of your mezzanine regularly. Don’t allow items to pile up or clutter walkways. Mezzanines are generally pretty safe, but accidents can happen when trip hazards are left around.
  • Inspect handrails, guardrails and safety gates for damage or weakness. Mezzanines should utilize guardrails, safety gates, and other precautionary equipment not only because it’s a good idea, but because it’s required by OSHA. Be sure these items are secure and in working order.
  • Check that total weight on racks on the mezzanine are at or below the total weight limit for the shelf. Overloading shelves is a major issue in any warehouse, but especially on a mezzanine level. Allowing the improper loading of shelves can cause trouble later on.

DAK Equipment Can Help with Inspections

If the mezzanine level in your warehouse is in need of an inspection, give the DAK Equipment & Engineering team a call. We offer inspection services that can help you identify potential issues with your mezzanine deck and even help you arrange for repairs. Give us a call today for more information!

 

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