Forklifts & Warehouse Equipment in St Louis

Keeping Your Warehouse Dock Secure

  • When someone is on the outside of your business looking in, what message is your warehouse sending? You want your business to be inviting to your clients, but you don’t want someone who would do your business harm to see a target of opportunity. A secure warehouse dock means a safer business, safer assets, and — most importantly — safer employees. If you’re a St. Louis area business trying to secure your warehouse, Benco Industrial Equipment is here to help.…

    5 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Forklift Tires

  • Tires are a crucial component of any vehicle that drives, but they play a special role in forklifts. That’s because, unlike other vehicles, forklifts don’t have a suspension system. In your car, the suspension system absorbs the bulk of the impacts and irregularities from the road, as well as the weight of whatever you’re carrying, protecting both you and your vehicle. The difference between a smooth ride and a jarring one is the quality of your suspension. But when it…
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    A Beginner’s Guide to Warehouse Storage

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Warehouse Storage Your warehouse is the physical backbone of your business, with an ever-present effect on the bottom line. How well you manage your inventory and how efficiently you move that inventory through your warehouse will play a pivotal role in how well your business performs. So how do you make the most of your warehouse storage? Limit Space Having more space than you need is more of a hindrance than a help. First and foremost,…
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    Properly Balancing a Forklift Load

  • Properly Balancing a Forklift Load While a forklift is an indispensable piece of warehouse equipment, it can be helpful to think of it as akin to a seesaw, at least when you’re thinking about how it can be affected by different loads. But unlike a seesaw, you’re looking to keep your end of the forklift firmly planted. Suddenly launching upward in your seat is a far more unnerving experience behind the wheel of a forklift than it ever was on the playground.…
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    A Quick Guide to Warehouse Dock Safety

  • A Quick Guide to Warehouse Dock Safety Your warehouse is a busy place, with personnel, vehicles, and materials moving in different directions at all times. In this environment, it’s imperative that everyone be on the lookout for potentially hazardous situations. And while caution must be exercised throughout the warehouse, perhaps no area requires more vigilance than the loading dock. Not only is the loading dock one of the busiest areas of your warehouse, it’s also the most unpredictable. Not everyone…

    Do You NEED a Bigger Warehouse? Questions to Ask Before Moving

  • Let’s face it: You don’t want to invest in a bigger warehouse. It’s a large expense, with a lot of time-consuming research beforehand, and a lot of costly moving and reorganization once you figure out where you’re going. Now, if the move is necessary for your business, then there’s no two ways about it: Get moving. But before you shift gears into moving mode, take some time to ensure that you’re making the most of your current space. There may…

    5 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Forklift

  • As experienced forklift dealers, we've helped plenty of customers through the buying process here at Benco Industrial Equipment. When you're working on getting materials where they need to go and products out the door, you don't have time to worry about your equipment. Investing in the right forklift will ensure that your logistics operations run smoothly and save you from unnecessary headaches down the line. Here are some questions to ask when starting your search for a new forklift. Where…

    The Benefits of HVLS Fans

  • High-volume, low-speed (HVLS) fans offer tremendous benefits, benefits that you’ll see reflected in your bottom line and in the moods of your employees. We’ll even go so far as to say that investing in MacroAir HVLS ceiling fans is one of the smartest things you can do for your business. It may very well revolutionize—excuse us—transform your notion of just how valuable your ceiling fan choice can be. But enough with the hype. Just what exactly are the benefits of…

    The Benefits of HVLS Fans

  • High-volume, low-speed (HVLS) fans offer tremendous benefits, benefits that you’ll see reflected in your bottom line and in the moods of your employees. We’ll even go so far as to say that investing in MacroAir HVLS ceiling fans is one of the smartest things you can do for your business. It may very well revolutionize—excuse us—transform your notion of just how valuable your ceiling fan choice can be. But enough with the hype. Just what exactly are the benefits of…

    7 Ways to Improve Your Warehouse Space Utilization

  • There are as many “words of wisdom” on how to lay out a warehouse as there are warehouses. It shouldn’t come as a surprise. Maintaining a warehouse is a significant expense. And the consequences for laying out your warehouse improperly are steep. You lose time and money on each order, which adds up fast. And if you run out of space and need to look for more warehouse space, that’s a big expense. In other words: Using your warehouse space…