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Industrial Controls Pick Module

The worlds’ largest industrial automation company built a state-of-the-art distribution center in 1995, and by 2003 had outgrown it. Changes in distribution patterns, technologies and the economy led to growth beyond the facility’s capacity.

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DePaul University Rec Center

Project: DePaul University Rec Center, Chicago IL
When: August, 2017

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Pallet Flow Project

Large Pallet Flow Project for Manufacturer of Acoustic Interiors of Automotive Vehicles

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Auto Parts Custom Storage

A Chicagoland distributor and retailer of auto parts needed help relocating and designing their distribution center.  The new facility had to be as efficient as possible and have work bench space integrated into the storage system.

463L Pallet Conveyor SystemView case study

U.S. Air Force

The scope of this military project included a very rigid deadline along with coordinating the delivery and installation of over half a dozen different systems.

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Safety Netting

UGN Auto Valparaiso, Indiana.

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ICO Polymers 2 Story Building

ICO Polymers, East Chicago, Indiana
Two-Story Internal Building

Crane over Warehouse MezzanineView case study

Fortune 100

Due to increased demand, a leading manufacturer of CDs and DVDs needed to boost the efficiency of their current raw material handling process.

Two-Tier Shelving with ConveyorView case study

Shelving Expansion and Integration

An HVACR controls distributor started a building addition to make room for expanding business and needed a compatible material handling system in the new space.

Scale, Scanner, Sortation and conveyor system from DAKView case study

Truck Parts DC

This project included refining the work done by a consultant and engineering an automated conveyor system with sortation, data collection and order data download and upload capability.

Mezzanine Cut-OutView case study

Mezzanine + Modular Office

A manufacturer of high-quality furniture was growing at a rapid rate and the Midwest distribution center in was growing the fastest. The customer was looking for ways to expand that did not involve the large capital expenditure associated with building a larger warehouse.

Long View of Pallet Rack SystemsView case study

High-end Homegoods

This large rack project included a phased installation so that the customer could begin to use completed sections of pallet rack while other sections were being installed.  Wide-aisle, narrow aisle and double-deep designs were used to provide customer with the storage required.

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Automotive aftermarket manufacturer 230,000+ square foot distribution center.

Project Objective:

Expand into new space to increase capacity for in bound product from off shore.

Project Scope:

Provide design and planning assistance for racking system to maximize storage. DAK worked with the customer reviewing multiple site options to help select the best option.  After designing a double deep racking solution DAK provided and installed the racking, wire deck and guarding.

Project Data:

Building size: 233,000 square feet.

Number of pallet positions upon project completion ~12,000

Solutions Used:

Ridg U Rak and Interlake Selective Racking

Hilti Anchors

K3 Wire Deck

K3 End or Row guards


Project Management

Structural Calculations and site inspections.


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Major Manufacturer

Major manufacturer, (Fortune 100) with multiple 300,000+ square foot distribution centers.

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Film Producer

Industrial Film Producer, needed to maximize capacity and improve product flow based on changing product mix.

Loaded Flow RackView case study

Appliance DC Phase One

A very high density storage system designed to conserve space and manpower while improving order shipments of high-end major appliances.

Pallet Conveyor TurntableView case study

Appliance DC Phase Two

A Pallet conveyor system for large appliances that include accumulation zones, turntables to maintain product orientation and automated banding.

Gorgeous modular offices for sale from DAKView case study

Multi-use Modular Office

A leading manufacturer of custom mold components and die casting needed additional space within the plant for a lunchroom, office space, and an inspection/testing area.


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