Archive for January, 2015

January 27, 2015

One Thing Often Overlooked Concerning Your Pallet Rack System at Your Chicago Warehouse is Rack Capacity Labels

As much as everybody is reminded about the importance of safety in any warehouse, it still is quite easy to overlook sometimes. Much of the time, it is completely unintentional as we get too busy and just plain forget. We often take for granted that workplace injuries have been on the decline, and this sometimes lulls us into a sense of security, so we then drop our guard. We simply assume that injuries to workers and damage to company property just won’t happen to us. This is a dangerous attitude and must be avoided. And while it can be a hassle, it is critical to take the necessary precautions when working in a warehouse.

One thing often overlooked concerning your pallet rack system at your Chicago warehouse is rack capacity labels. Warehouse managers often aren’t aware that pallet rack systems require capacity labels, or perhaps they just aren’t aware of who should be charge of this task. Outfitting your pallet rack system with capacity labels isn’t a difficult task at all, so no need to feel pressure. All you really need to do is place a label on your rack, in a conspicuous area, with information including the maximum permissible load, average unit load, total load per bay and storage levels with multiple stacking of unit loads.

As you are all aware, an ounce of prevention saves a pound of cure. Rather, safety begins with the simplest and easiest of steps. A simple label could wind up saving your company thousands in damage and missed work. In fact, right now is a great time to hold a meeting concerning safety matters.

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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 27, 2015

In Addition to Racking Systems, We Carry a Wide Range of Pallet Racking Supplies

As a warehouse manager, you want to do your best at utilizing the space you have to work with. And if you think the answer to the best utilization of space is simple, then a whole lot of warehouse managers would be looking for other lines of work. In other words, maximizing your warehouse space is a constant as well as difficult job often met with frustration and other headaches.

Nearly every step taken by any random business is directly or indirectly related to maximizing value. It is no different in a warehouse setting as maximizing value is what a warehouse manager is all about. In the race to support the welfare of a company, one factor that will be scrutinized is the pallet rack system. The questions that will be asked pertain to the utilization of space and what system will best utilize the space in your specific warehouse.

For example, a drive-in rack system may not the right system for a specific warehouse, including your warehouse. If your warehouse houses perishable or other time-sensitive goods, then you would benefit from a different type of racking system. This doesn’t say anything negative about a drive-in racking system, only that it is not always the logical answer. Each type of rack system holds their own strengths as well as weaknesses. For example, a drive-in rack is a poor choice for time-sensitive products, but is sturdy, inexpensive and allows maximum space utilization.

Regardless the products you store in your Chicago warehouse, we have a rack system solution right for you. In addition, we carry a wide range of pallet racking supplies. Simply give us a call and we can go over details.

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