Material-Handling News & Articles

6 Ways to Improve Warehouse Efficiency for Higher Profits

Proper operation efficiency is key to the success and productivity of a warehouse, and warehouse managers sometimes have a difficult time streamlining processes successfully. To achieve profitable efficiency, managers and operators should identify and implement proven...

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....

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...

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