Protect Your Racking

Protect Your Racking

Safety is critical to the continuing function of your daily operations. Accidents can happen anywhere to anyone – a trainee, a worker who takes a wrong turn, or even an experienced operator having an off-day. Efforts to protect your racking systems not only helps to reduce damaged merchandise but it also helps ensure the safety…

Pallet Storage System Design – Part 1

  When considering a new warehouse or distribution facility one of the first things that need to be addressed is your pallet storage system.  In this multi-part blog we will look at the different types of storage available to meet your needs and discuss the pros and cons of each. Selective Storage Systems The most…

Deliver Better, Faster & Cheaper

Challenge: How will you deliver to your customers better, faster, cheaper than Amazon in 2020? When Jeff Bezos entered the new world of E-commerce, he believed that he was entering unchartered territory. When he opened his first fulfillment center the world was waiting for 6-8 weeks for delivery and paid the mysterious “shipping and handling…

General Contracting for Distribution Centers

I literally grew up in the Material Handling industry.  When I was a kid, on weekends and holidays, I was working for my father and helping to install everything from Pallet Rack, to Garment on Hanger (GOH), to Mezzanines and Conveyor Systems.   General contracting for distribution centers didn’t exist. Over the years, I have…

Get Serious About Safety

Being that we are a construction company, we have always been serious about safety. It has always been our first priority for a plethora of different reasons. However, it was not until about 5 years ago that we learned how much we did not know. ABCO started to work with our insurance company to create standards…

Renting a Warehouse with Used Pallet Rack

There is an interesting trend in the used pallet rack market.  When renting a warehouse, some landlords are throwing in a perceived bonus to get new tenants.  Not only do they get the space, but it comes with rack already installed. What a deal, right! Well it can be a deal or it could be…

How to Install Pallet Racking Yourself

Knowing how to install pallet racking can help you determine whether it is worthwhile to do it yourself or to hire out the installation.  When you are putting together your warehouse design, being able to install your own equipment and infrastructure supplies means being able to control your bottom line. That’s why it is important to understand…

Is Your Fashion & Merchandise Warehouse Set Up for Efficiency?

Customers that work with us are typically looking to do more than simply store merchandise. Instead, they are trying to control their own supply process, to use logistical efficiency to improve their bottom line and to increase cash flow even when their market share is stable. To do that, your organization and staging needs to…