Material-Handling News & Articles

5 Reasons to Buy American-Made Products

“Buy American.” It’s a phrase we hear constantly from countless politicians, business owners, and even everyday consumers. Aside from simple patriotism, how does buying American-made products help the nation? Jobs, jobs, jobs. The most common and perhaps the most...

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...

7 Common Warehouse Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

With advancing technology and constantly changing customer expectations, warehousing and distribution is becoming more complex with each passing day. To maintain a functional and efficient operation, there can be no room for mistakes. Here are a few of the most common...

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...

Protect Your Warehouse with Good Housekeeping

Proper warehouse cleanliness directly impacts the profitability and safety of your operation. The benefits of a clean environment are extensive and include increased productivity, high employee morale, safer work conditions, and a great business reputation. Here are a...

3 Safety Features Every Material Lift Should Have

When it comes to material lifts and other material-handling equipment, proper safety features are crucial. With millions of workplace injuries occurring in 2016 alone, employers must do everything in their power to protect their employees and businesses. This is...

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...

How eCommerce is Changing the Future of Warehouses

When a business sells physical product in any capacity, a functional and efficient warehouse becomes crucial to the productivity and success of their operation. Until the Internet Age, warehousing and distribution remained largely the same across industries. However,...

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