It’s both a good and bad thing when your warehouse or storage facility runs out of room. On one hand, it’s a good thing because plenty of inventory usually means you have plenty of business. Those who have worked in a busy storage facility know the more things fill up, the harder every warehouse job becomes.
If you want to make things in your warehouse or storage facility more efficient, but you’re not ready to move to a bigger facility, you will need to get more organized on how you use your current industrial shelving. To help turn your warehouse into a proud example of efficiency, let’s look at 3 ways you can get creative with industrial shelving.
Change your methods to get more storage from shelving
There are many methods and practices to maintain a warehouse or storage facility, such as first-in-first-out, last-in-last-out and so forth. What worked for your storage facility, in the beginning, may be holding it back now. Talk with other storage professionals or a storage solutions expert to figure the best way to organize your warehouse as it stands. You could find a certain technique gives you more storage density or wasted space more usable.
Use vertical space when working with industrial shelves
If you have 6-foot shelving and 30-foot ceilings, you are missing out on plenty of ripe storage space. Consider using this vertical space with a warehouse mezzanine, extra floor, or stack your shelves higher if you can. If you aren’t using your warehouse’s vertical and horizontal space, you’re doing your whole warehouse a disservice.
Change the type of industrial shelving to get more storage
There is no such thing as one-size fits all industrial shelving. Industrial shelving comes in a variety of heights, gauges, depths, setups and more. If your current industrial shelving is no longer meeting the needs of your warehouse, you should speak with a storage solutions expert to find the right industrial shelving that will maximize your facility’s storage capabilities.
We want the most out of anything we use, even for industrial shelving. If you’re looking to get more storage from your industrial shelving try changing your methods up, use your storage’s vertical space, and talk to a storage solutions expert about changing the industrial shelving in your warehouse. With these three techniques, your storage facility will operate as the definition of efficiency.
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What kind of warehouse equipment do you buy?
We are looking to purchase large quantities of pallet racking and most other warehouse equipment.
Do you serve my location?
CONESCO serves the entire United States from multiple locations.
How quickly can we get started?
It might be quicker than you think! The first step is to give us a call or have us call you. Once we have a good understanding of your unique situation, we typically provide a quote within 5 days and will schedule a time with you to have one of our team members come visit your site.
Will you buy and remove everything from our warehouse?
Our specialty is in used pallet racks (uprights, beams, wiredecks, pallet supports), pallet rack accessories (like guide/ guard rail, netting), conveyor systems, mezzanines, and pick modules. If your warehouse also includes different material like
- shrink wraps or
then we can buy/ remove those as well.
Sometimes material is in bad shape or is a very uncommon size or outdated brand. In some of these cases we do not purchase the materials, however we still can provide you with our teardown services to remove the materials from your warehouse. We encourage everyone to reach out so we can better understand what is in your warehouse and what your intentions are. Once we have a good understanding, we are happy to provide you with our recommendations, even if that means not using us.
Will you clean up after you have finished with the shelving and equipment removal?
Absolutely! Removing used warehouse equipment is a messy job. All debris will be properly disposed of and the floors swept.
We are still operating. Can you work around us?
Yes! There are a few things that will need to happen in order to ensure everyone’s safety and some other items need communicated like an agreed upon timeline. It’s true, an operating warehouse will sometimes slow down a teardown project. But, we understand it’s necessary to avoid disruption of your business during the warehouse shelving and equipment removal process.
How long will the used equipment removal process take?
We get that question all the time! It depends on many factors such as:
- will the warehouse be shut down or,
- will it still be operating?
- How much material is there?
- Are the uprights bolted down to the ground?
Best practice is to give yourself multiple months of time in planning so that way you provide a buffer for your project to finish according to a timeline. Getting a full count of the materials and good pictures is a great way to start the process of evaluating the decommission of your warehouse.
Will you leave holes in the floor or walls after the removal process?
No. Removing floor anchors does create holes but we take responsibility for grinding them down to be flush with the cement or fill them with cement epoxy.