Material-Handling News & Articles

Case Study: Lasting Performance for an Engine Company

In 1993, Flagship Marine Engines designed Building Five at their Punta Gorda, Florida headquarters. They quickly discovered they needed a way to lift their engine powerheads and other parts to an upper level for proper storage to maximize their efficiency downstairs....

How to Handle Special Material-Lifting Applications

For many businesses and their operation needs, a one-size-fits-all material-lifting solution may be a perfectly viable option. However, all businesses are unique, and some may require a more specialized solution to move their materials from one level to another. Here...

Combining a VRC and Mezzanine for Space Utilization

As factories and warehouses grow, space utilization becomes an issue that many businesses must confront. At first consideration, managers may believe that outward expansion of their facilities is the best or only solution to add more space. However, this can be...

VRC & Material Lift Applications

VRCs, or vertical reciprocating conveyors, are ideal for moving materials from one level to another. They provide among the fastest and most efficient material transportation options to/from balconies, rooftops, basements, mezzanines, and between levels or floors in...

6 Most Common VRC and Material Lift Questions

Custom Industrial Products has been in the Vertical Reciprocating Conveyor business for over 20 years. In that time, we’ve served thousands of customers and answered even more questions about material lifts. Here are a few of the most common questions we encounter...

VRC or Elevator: What’s the Difference?

You’ve decided you need to move things from one level to another. Almost immediately, your first thought is elevator. However, don’t let your first assumption prevent you from exploring all your options. Let’s start with one simple question: do you need to move people...

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