Investing in a Loading Dock Shelter

Investing in a loading dock shelter is a great way to improve the environment for your workers, resulting in better and more efficient material handling and also to save you money in energy costs. Having a loading dock that lets energy escape, means more heating costs in winter and higher air-conditioning costs in summer. By … Read more

Winter Is Coming! Is Your Warehouse Ready?

While meteorologists and even the “Old Farmer’s Almanac” are predicting another colder and snowier than normal winter, now is the time to get your warehouse or dock ready for the cold months ahead. Energy expenses are usually one of the biggest costs for any manufacturing warehousing operation. So protecting your facility against heat loss while … Read more

Temporary Walls and Doors Offer Versatility, Affordability

The Second Harvest Food Bank, in Springfield, Ohio, is manned mostly by volunteers. But executive director Keith Williamson was having a hard time retaining unpaid workers because of conditions at the charity’s warehouse. Because of the 58,000 square foot warehouse’s open floor plan, volunteers packing boxes of food to be distributed to the area’s needy … Read more

Managing Designated Employee Smoking Areas

An increasing number of states and municipalities are limiting or banning indoor smoking. According to the Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, as of April of 2013, about 81.3% of all Americans live under a ban on smoking in “workplaces, and/or restaurants, and/or bars, by either a state, commonwealth of local law.” For owners of manufacturing and warehousing facilities, … Read more

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Vehicle Restraints (But Were Afraid to Ask)

When trucks and other transport vehicles pull up to a loading dock, there is always a chance that an accident can occur if the is not properly secured during the unloading and loading process. Now the Loading Dock Equipment Manufacturers (LODEM), an industry trade group affiliated with Materials Handling International, has released a new report called … Read more