Wholesale Pallet Racks

January 27, 2015

From Wholesale Racking to Supply Equipment, We Deliver Solutions You Can Build Upon

At Dak Equipment and Engineering, we work with our customers to provide strategic solutions to their business problems. From wholesale racking to supply equipment, we deliver solutions you can build upon. If your company has a stockpile of unusable pallets, here are several ways in which they can be re-purposed.

At a glance, wood pallets are cheap wood that looks totally ugly, and most people wouldn’t even think twice about just using them for kindling. But, some people have a vision and find them rather appealing. With minimal effort and even less skill, pallets can be seen as Lego pieces and can be turned into something amazing. You can clog our landfills with these otherwise useless chunks of wood, or you can opt to find creative uses for them.

One of the more popular ways to utilize old wood pallets is by making a table out of them. After all, the pallets natural shape lends itself well in being converted into a table. There are an array of shapes and sizes for you to choose, and no two can ever be alike. So go ahead and convert those pallets into your next coffee table.

Art is in the eye of the beholder. That is, what is one man’s garbage is another man’s masterpiece. Re-purposing pallets doesn’t necessarily mean turning them into furniture, they can serve as pieces of art as well. There really is no limit in the ways you can turn pallets into wall decor. You can even create pallet art that serves a utilitarian purpose. For example, turn that wood pallet into a DVD rack or a wine rack.

Whatever you choose to do with your pallet racks, be confident it will be a screaming success.



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January 06, 2015

We are More Than Wholesale Racking and Pallet Racks, We Offer Several Types of Services to Improve Customer Satisfaction and Reduce Costs

At Dak Equipment and Engineering in Chicago, we are more than wholesale racking and pallet racks, we offer several types of services to improve customer satisfaction and reduce costs. We are also experts in the field of pallet rack equipment and systems. If you happen to be an experienced warehouse veteran, you are no doubt very well-versed in the jargon and terms used within the industry. An expert in rack systems will know the vocabulary of all things associated with pallet racks, but many out there are still unfamiliar with many of the words and terms. For those who are new to the industry, we have compiled a short list of terms and their definitions to help you sort through some of your confusion. But not to worry, we won’t quiz you on this at the end.

  • In pallet rack terms, a beam is a word describing the horizontally-oriented pallet rack component for which the load rests.
  • Buckling strength is the term used for the boundary¬†of weight a pallet rack can hold without buckling or completely collapsing.
  • Case flow rack or carton flow rack is a system where horizontal components are organized in such a manner that enables cases to be loaded onto one end and picked up on another end. These rack systems are gravity driven and used most frequently in high-volume distribution centers.
  • Stability is very important term that refers to the structure of a pallet rack. Simply put, it refers to the ability of a rack structure to not move about or otherwise shift under load placement.

We hope you have learned something today. For more information concerning pallet rack systems, feel free to contact us.


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January 06, 2015

From Wholesale Pallet Racks to Racking Supplies, We Keep Your Warehouse Equipped with What You Need to Keep Things Running Smooth

From wholesale pallet racks to racking supplies, we keep your warehouse equipped with what you need to keep things running smooth. Speaking of running smooth, as a warehouse manager, there exists a safety checklist that will help ensure safe operations. One of the best ways for a manager to train their employees in workplace safety is to create and post a safety checklist. When creating a safety checklist, here are a few things you should include.

Warehouse supervisors should have a list of safety expectations that are posted clearly in areas near equipment. These serve as constant reminders of the inherent dangers of using such equipment. Taking these precautions will go a long way in preventing unnecessary injury.

Employees should be reminded that safety is always the priority. This could be something as simple as wearing protective eye-wear to operating heavy machinery in a safe manner.

We recommend periodically testing employees about their knowledge of safety procedures. This can be easily accomplished through a series of quizzes over the course of a quarter or semi-annually. In addition, it helps tremendously when training sessions are provided over the course of the year. Nobody is perfect, and we all tend to forget things over time, so keep employee memories fresh with refresher safety courses.

Recognizing and rewarding workplace safety will encourage your employees to be more aware of safety procedures.

Establishing a safety committee will empower employees to communicate and follow through on safety hazards and procedures.

While these tips may seem simple, they will help keep your warehouse running smooth.




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