It’s hard to believe we are already well into the new year!
There are many indicators that the economy is improving, specifically in the materials handling industry.
At Advance, we continue to build strong partnerships with our customers to help them improve their warehouse operations and reach their productivity goals.
Please contact us if we can help you in any way.
Sincerely, John Krummell, President/CEO Advance Storage Products
MHI MHEM Market Forecast
–New orders for material handling equipment grew by 7% in 2013 and are forecast to grow by at least 8.5% in 2014 and 12% in 2015
–Shipments of material handling equipment grew by 7.4% in 2013 and are forecast to increase by 6.7% in 2014 and 10.7% in 2015
–MHEM imports and exports are expected to rebound in the middle of the year
The following are options for repairing damaged rack:
— Replacement: when original or updated engineering documentation is available, replacement of damaged components with identical parts from the original manufacturer may be an option (the rack system will still need to meet capacity requirements)
— Rack Repair Kits: depending on the situation, the damaged section of an upright can be replaced with a pre-engineered rack repair kit, which is typically bolted or welded in place and anchored to the floor)
— Welded Field Repair: in some cases, welded repair may be done in the field (all work would have to be in compliance with all appropriate codes)
Make sure to consult with a qualified engineer before performing any rack repair.
In the next issue: Repair Assessment
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