Vernon Warehouse / Sweetener Products

Vernon WarehouseAdvance Increases Throughput

The Advance Lo-Pro Pushback gave Vernon Warehouse the increased number of pallet postions they required and provided improved selectivity and greater ability to control a FIFO inventory. The 3-deep layout with some selective rack fit perfectly into the new facility.Sweetener Products

The Vernon Warehouse/Sweetener Products Company has been an innovator and industry leader in sweetener storage and handling since 1923. Located near Los Angeles in the city of Vernon, California, Sweetener Products Company operates a state-of-the art warehouse and distribution center supplying a large variety of nutritive sweeteners, starches, salts, soy products, shortenings, and other specialty items. From bagged items to bulk truck quantities, Sweetener Products Company and its affiliated trucking company, Vernon Warehouse, offer a unique combination of products and services to the western region.

Vernon Warehouse Company employs well over 100 people. The order picking system in the Vernon Warehouse is comprised of FMC Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (ASRS) narrow-aisle Sweetener Productstrucks. These forklifts automatically pick the pallet and set it in position for forklift operators in the dock area to load in the trucks. This ASRS system has decreased the employer overhead, while at the same time lowering insurance premiums.

Hal Long, president of Vernon Warehouse, based his decision to expand their existing facility on the fact that they had been turning away some important business due to their limited throughput. He recognized the need to get more organized control of their products, thereby increasing their throughput. Installation of the Advance 3-deep Lo-Pro Pushback System eliminated the need to double-handle the product, while also improving the accuracy of their inventory control system.

When asked how he came to his decision to work with Advance Storage Products, Hal Long said that Advance had worked closely on the front end of the project and provided a pushback product that worked and flowed perfectly. In addition, he felt that Advance addressed flow and capacity aspects that other vendors had overlooked. The selection was easy.



Project ManagementAdvance Storage Products’ qualified Project Management Team is ready to assist with every aspect of your warehouse racking project.  From quote estimating and freight coordination to installation supervision and permit sign-off, our Team of rack system professionals is known for their quality service, responsiveness and customer-friendly approach.


    Full Quote & Estimation of your warehouse storage project, including:

  • Budget pricing for quick estimating
  • Current, real-time pricing that includes steel surcharges
  • Layout and elevation drawings
  • Preliminary seismic calculations done in-house and in minutes, by any member of the Sales, Project Management or Engineering Staff
  • Gantt Chart & schedule to show estimated timeline for fabrication, shipping and installation
  • This Gantt chart will be used throughout the project to track progress and ensure deadlines are met.


Customers are the first priority for Advance’s experienced Engineering team.  With an average tenure of over 10 years with the company, Advance engineers are experts at designing the most appropriate rack system to accomplish what each and every customer needs to efficiently and effectively manage their pallet rack storage (all within budget).  Armed with superior AutoCAD skills, in conjunction with an integrated bill of material and manufacturing system, the engineering team allows for multiple refinements to a customer’s plans without affecting a tight deadline.

Safe, Accurate, On-Time and Innovative.

Advance’s engineering technology allows any of the Engineers, Estimators or Sales Staff to produce preliminary seismic calculations within minutes, at their desk, for U.S. and Canada locations.  Custom software generates exact, real-time pricing and removes the guesswork from your project planning.

Advance is committed to continually improving product offerings as evidenced by 9+ U.S. patents.  The continued focus on improvement has led to Advance’s industry leading Lo Pro™ Pushback System, welded bed frame Structural Pallet Rack and multiple other product innovations Advance customers enjoy.  Advance is 100% committed to always meeting or exceeding our customer’s needs and expectations.

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