Lessons Learned from Platform (Mezzanine) Installations

Providing Fast-Turnaround Workspace and Inventory Solutions When it comes to reaping the benefits of a new work platform (mezzanine), the key to keeping Murphy’s Law at bay is good planning and anticipation. But, for many platform (mezzanine) projects, lessons have been learned the hard way: Design integration is not given enough careful consideration (ex: base plate orientation, span not correlating with existing wall or column locations. Column bearing surfaces are of unequal height  Not enough contingency time is built into

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Choosing the Right Type of Industrial Shelving Systems

Although there are many differences in how various warehouses operate, one dynamic shared by all is the use of industrial shelving systems. Whether used strictly for storage or inventory being prepared for shipment, it is important to choose the right type of system. By doing so, warehouses run more efficiently, production increases, and safety improves. •  Special Considerations When looking at different industrial shelving systems, you want to consider several factors. With good planning, you will save time and money in

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CASE STUDY: OʼReilly Auto Parts

Requirement: Seismically sound multi-level shelving engineered to hold hazardous materials Participants: Western Pacific Storage Solutions & Fortna Partner on DC When Missouri-based O’Reilly Auto Parts purchased CSK Automotive, the merger of the two companies presented O’Reilly with a number of distribution-related strategic and tactical challenges. Not the least of these challenges was the need to remodel select facilities to meet O’Reilly’s business model, and to construct new distribution centers to support the growing O’Reilly organization. To handle the integration, O’Reilly

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Five Ways Your Business Can Benefit from Boltless Shelving

Boltless shelving, also referred to as rivet shelving, is one of the most popular shelving solutions available today. This particular shelving system offers numerous benefits compared to other shelving solutions. Although beneficial to any business, this system is especially great for companies on a tight budget that need affordable shelving without compromising on quality and reliability. Key Benefits If you are interested in boltless shelving, you should focus on five primary factors: assembly, versatility, durability, portability and reconfiguration, and safety.

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The Various Industries That We Serve

With a broad range of shelving, rack, record storage, and mezzanine systems, Western Pacific Storage Solutions (WPSS) has the perfect solution for all types of industries. For more than 30 years, our goal has remained the same: to provide customers with the right solution that saves time and money and improves day-to-day operations. Brief Introduction to Our Customers Beverage Distribution – Many beverage distribution companies struggle with limited space. We can rectify the problem by incorporating a cantilever rack with a steel

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How Our Products Can Help You

For the past 30-plus years, Western Pacific Storage Solutions (WPSS), formerly known as Western Pacific Storage Systems, has been a premier provider of quality shelving, mezzanine (work platform) systems, industrial structures solutions, and record and file storage. Top-Rated Solutions RiveTier Solutions – With a unique boltless design, RiveTier Solutions assembles in just minutes. In addition to saving time, you will spend roughly 40 percent less money compared to shelving that uses bolts. With six distinct unit types, there is a solution for

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Reasons to Choose Boltless Shelving over Other Shelving Options

Western Pacific Storage Solutions (WPSS) has one of the best boltless shelving products on the market. RiveTier®, the original low-profile boltless system, saves time and money. Amazing Benefits of RiveTier® Even without sway braces, these industrial shelves handle the toughest storage jobs. Without cross beams, boltless shelving provides access to materials from both sides. This makes loading and unloading quicker and more efficient. The aesthetics are cleaner, creating a work environment that looks professional and organized. This type of industrial shelving

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Tips to Increase the Life of Your Industrial Shelving System

Over the years, an industrial shelving system typically takes a beating. Especially when used in certain environments like warehouses, plants, factories, and automotive shops, it is exposed to wear and tear relatively fast. The good news is that there are ways to increase the life of this type of shelving solution. Choosing the Right Shelving System It is important that you choose the right type of industrial shelving system. The shelving system used in a harsh working environment is different from shelves

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Tips to Maximize Your Floor Space with Industrial Platforms

For many warehouses, factories, and distribution centers, space is a serious challenge. Typically, limited space makes it difficult for people to move about, equipment to get through narrow aisles, and products to flow properly. All of these things have a direct impact on the work environment, as well as company revenue. Fortunately, industrial platforms (mezzanines) are an excellent solution. Customization In addition to being cost-effective, customized industrial platforms (mezzanines) help increase warehouse space by as much as 50 percent. In addition to

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Industrial Storage Shelves – Options for a Warehouse

Although warehouses use industrial storage shelves, the exact type depends on several factors. When looking at industrial storage solutions, you want a product that fits the budget and flow of the business. With a wide range of designs, styles, sizes, and materials, choosing the right industrial storage shelves is often a daunting task. To simplify your search, look for shelves that are strong, durable, versatile, and easy for your installers to install. Steel Shelving Steel storage shelving is popular. Whether you

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How to Maximize Warehouse Space with Industrial Shelving Units

There are thousands upon thousands of small warehouses. Some are operated by small business owners, while others are used as off-site location points for large corporations. Regardless, small warehouses equate to limited space. The best way to take advantage of the space is with industrial shelving units. Using the right type of industrial shelving unit will make a positive difference. Ultimately, your employees will be safer and more productive when the correct storage medium is installed. In addition, correctly organized products

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Industrial Shelving versus Conventional Shelving

People often think that conventional and industrial shelving units are the same. However, there are distinct differences. Used in warehouses, factories, plants, and other industrial environments, industrial shelving systems are an excellent way to stay organized. These shelves create a smooth flow that saves time and money while eliminating frustration and reducing the risk of injury. For decades, industrial shelving units have become increasingly popular. This is due to their unrivaled strength, durability, and versatility. Found in warehouses, as well as business

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Industrial Shelving: Boon to Manage Your Industrial Storage

There are many benefits that go hand-in-hand with industrial storage. However, to get the most out of your industrial shelving system or commercial shelves, it helps to have some insight on proper management. Both industrial and commercial shelving systems are supposed to make life easier, so by knowing how to manage your storage, you feel less stressed when dealing with day-to-day work responsibilities. To start with, you want to take advantage of available space. For instance, if you have a small

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Advantages of Using Steel Shelving for Commercial Purposes

As the name implies, commercial steel shelving is designed specifically for commercial purposes. This includes displaying merchandise in retail stores, storing medical equipment and supplies at a hospital, or keeping client files neat and organized at a law firm. Of course, there are many additional reasons to choose new or used commercial shelving. One thing to note is that while most businesses focus on commercial steel shelving, there are other options. In fact, there are some occasions when companies prefer industrial shelving.

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Maintenance of Industrial Shelving Units in Offices

Industrial shelving units used in an office environment for a warehouse, manufacturing plant, distribution center, and other similar businesses, are somewhat different from industrial steel shelving used on the work floor. For instance, an industrial shelf used to hold parts/components, equipment, and machinery on the work floor is going to be exposed to more dirt and debris than shelving in an office. In addition, work floor industrial shelving units can sometimes be unsightly; even when well-made, they may not project the

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