Author: Monika Petroczy

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 the construction time-line Life Safety and OSHAC considerations aren’t thoroughly addressed. When a large material handling system is planned for

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 partnered with distribution experts, Fortna, who in turn, selected Western Pacific Storage Solutions (www.wpss.com) from an array of leading shelving

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