Off The Rack - September 9th, 2014

Advance Storage Products
 
Off the Rack
 
 
 
   
As the third quarter of 2014 is coming to a close, we find many positive indications that the materials handling industry is healthy and strong as shipments and demand continue to grow.  We hope your business is experiencing success in what looks to be a recovering economy.

We at Advance are especially excited about the opening of our new plant in Salt Lake City, which will allow us to better serve customer needs in the west. 

 

Please contact us if we can help you with your warehouse storage needs.

 

Sincerely,
John Krummell, President/CEO Advance Storage Products

 

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INDUSTRY NEWS

MHI MHEM Market Forecast
Still good news: 
--Revised quarterly forecast: material handling equipment shipments grew 7.8% in 2013 and are forecasted to grow 4.5 to 5.0% in 2014 and 9.0 to 10.0% in 2015.
--Domestic demand (shipments plus imports less exports) grew 8.6% in 2013 and are forecast to grow just over 7.0% in 2014 and 10.0% in 2015. 
ADVANCE NEWS 
 
ADVANCE OPENS NEW PLANT IN SALT LAKE CITY
 
Advance has opened a new manufacturing plant in Salt Lake City.  The 65,000 square foot facility houses manufacturing for Advance's pushback and structural rack systems.  The new plant will increase manufacturing capacity significantly and will facilitate more efficient delivery to customers nationwide.

 

Under the leadership of Plant Manager Tim Schulz, the new plant will employ 40 people by the end of the year. 

 

    RACK SAFETY
 
  Rack Repair Assessment
 
--RMI Specification recommends all damaged rack be isolated and evaluated by a qualified professional prior to repair or replacement
--Original drawings make the process easier
--Without original drawings, a Supervising Engineer should be selected to develop the assessment process, supervise the preparation of the engineering package and approve it. 

ALWAYS MAKE SURE TO CONSULT WITH A QUALIFIED ENGINEER BEFORE PERFORMING ANY RACK REPAIR  
 
MAXIMIZE HIGH DENSITY STORAGE AND PRODUCTIVITY 
 
The 2Wide DI (2 wide drive in) delivers the maximum efficiency for high density storage.  Designed to meet your specific needs, the2Wide DI allows twice the loading and unloading capacity in a single run while increasing forklift stability.
  
 
Contact us at
needrack@asprack.com for more information.
We welcome your feedback!  If you have suggestions for our next newsletter, please contact our Marketing Director, Gail Spencer at gspencer@asprack.com 
 
   
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