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Warehouse Shelving Safety Basics

  • What comes to mind first when you think about the safety of your warehouse? Even well-trained employees and properly maintained equipment can’t mitigate the risk that’s presented when you ignore the safety of your warehouse shelving and racks. Accidents and costly OSHA violation fines could create a working environment that’s far from ideal, and could even cause disruption to your workflow and even closure of your facility. With that in mind, there are a handful of best practices and OSHA…

    Assessing Forklift Performance

  • There’s no shortage of tools these days that help your warehouse run more efficiently. From artificial intelligence to the Internet of Things and beyond, managers have a spectrum of options to choose from. However, something that’s often overlooked when it comes to optimizing workflows is the condition of equipment and especially forklifts. Even the best-maintained forklifts can lose power and speed over time and will take longer to charge and more labor and money. Forklift performance directly affects the efficiency…

    Warehouse Spring Cleaning & Maintenance

  • The turn of each season is a good milestone for facility managers to mark maintenance and deep-cleaning of their warehouse, especially during the spring season. It’s no secret that regularly addressing repairs, cleanliness, and safety guideline updates improves productivity, saves on overall costs, and avoids unnecessary downtime. Nows the time for some warehouse spring cleaning so let's get started.    Make A Plan Before you get started, block off a chunk of time when your warehouse isn’t being used or…
    Keep Your Warehouse Safe

    How to Keep Your Warehouse Safe and Healthy

  • Slowing down warehouse productivity is a problem at any time, but that’s especially true as the world faces the coronavirus pandemic. It’s time to take a closer look at how to optimize processes in every corner of your facility to make it a workplace that prioritizes health and safety.  Receiving While experts still aren’t fully certain if COVID-19 can spread through packaging, there is data that suggests it could remain on cardboard for up to a day, and plastic and…
    Viral Disinfection Kit

    Multi-Clean’s Viral Disinfection Kit to Help Fight COVID-19

  • In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Multi-Clean is introducing the Viral Disinfection Kit. The kit makes it simple for anyone to make a hospital-grade disinfectant using their own water with Multi-Clean’s One Shot 256 Century Q Disinfectant Cleaner. The virucidal disinfectant solution is effective on coronaviruses including COVID-19.  It is also effective on influenza, H1N1 flu, adenovirus type 4, rotavirus, hepatitis B & C virus, RSV, rubella, vaccinia, HIV-1, herpes simplex, and a host of viral pathogens.  This kit…

    Food & Beverage Warehousing Tips

  • While it can be tempting to cut corners when keeping food & beverage warehouses clean, efficient, and safe, this could lead to some important -- and impactful -- outcomes. The CDC estimates that 48 million people in the US fall victim to foodborne illness, and without the right approach, these illnesses could begin at the warehouse.  Food and beverage warehouse managers and employees need to stay up to date on best practices and trends in order to mitigate the risk…

    Lithium-Ion Technology in the Warehouse

  • Technology in the Warehouse! Ever since we started selling Hangcha Forklift Trucks with Lithium-ion technology, we have been fascinated with the benefits. Innovative technology is being used in warehouses everywhere to increase efficiency and technology, and that’s especially true when it comes to battery tech. Although lead-acid batteries are still widely used, lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries have burst onto the scene lately with plenty of benefits for warehouse applications. What is lithium-ion technology? Simply put, Li-ion batteries are a rechargeable source…

    Warehouse Maintenance Tips

  • Warehouse Maintenance Tips. Keeping your warehouse safe and running smoothly means committing to a proper maintenance schedule. Clean, well-maintained warehouses offer employees an environment that mitigates the risk of serious accidents. It also helps the organization’s bottom line by promoting productivity. When it comes to creating a maintenance plan that works for your warehouse, it’s a good idea to have a two-prong approach: Consider implementing strategies that address ongoing preventive maintenance as well as emergency maintenance.    Preventive Maintenance If…

    Warehouse Trends to Watch in 2020

  • Warehouse Trends 2020. As you wrap up the 2019 business year, it’s important to take a closer look at which strategies have helped to optimize your warehouse -- and which haven’t helped at all. If you’re not seeing the progress you’d hoped for at the beginning of the year, it may be time to leverage some emerging trends in the industry. Here’s what you need to know to stay ahead of the curve. Tapping into warehouse tech Is your warehouse…

    Fundamentals of Forklift Safety

  • Fundamentals of Forklift Safety.  It doesn’t matter if you’ve been working on a forklift for years or if this is your first week on the job; it’s always helpful to have safety reminders when it comes to using this piece of equipment in the warehouse.  We consulted with safety experts, industry veterans, and existing safety guidelines to offer basic safety best practices that you may or may not be using. Remember -- a forklift is nothing like a car and…

    Keep Your Warehouse Safe During the Holiday Shipping Season

  • Holiday Shipping Season. New research shows that fatigued employees cost employers around $136 billion a year due to absenteeism, health-related costs, and lost productivity -- to the tune of more than $3000 per employee. As we head into the holiday shopping season and warehouse activity is poised to heat up for the busiest time of the year, it’s important to understand how you can optimize your warehouse management strategy to keep employees safe and costs under control. Warehouses see their…

    Warehouse Dock Design Best Practices

  • Warehouse Dock Design. Believe it or not, holiday shopping (and shipping!) season is right around the corner. You may have your inventory management down pat and a good handle on your materials handling, but if your loading dock isn’t optimized your whole supply chain could suffer. Whether you’re building a new warehouse or taking a closer look at what you currently have it’s important to focus on some factors that could make or break your design -- including elements like…

    Is Your Warehouse Wasting Money?

  • Is Your Warehouse Wasting Money? How many people in a single supply chain depend on your warehouse management, including your own organization? When it comes to growing margins and optimizing logistics, it’s crucial to look at areas where your warehouse could be improving efficiency and cutting costs -- a win-win for everyone. Outdated and costly practices within your warehouse mean your customers don’t get their product as quickly. This could be a profit-buster in the age of lightning-fast delivery from…

    Forklift Maintenance Best Practices and Tips and Tricks

  • Forklift Maintenance Best Practices Forklift Maintenance Best Practices. There’s no doubt that warehouse management strategies come in all shapes and sizes, but one thing that’s universal is a comprehensive approach to equipment maintenance -- and that’s non-negotiable. Of all the equipment used in a manufacturing facility or warehouse on a daily basis, the forklift is probably the one that is depended on the most to keep things flowing and moving efficiently and safely. Think about this: What would happen to…
    Need to Ventilate Your Warehouse?

    Why Do You Need to Ventilate Your Warehouse?

  • Need to Ventilate Your Warehouse? Need to Ventilate Your Warehouse?. In addition to employee safety, proper storage, and loss prevention, you have a number of other concerns when you’re operating a warehouse. How can proper ventilation help with those concerns? And why are HVLS (High Volume Low Speed) fans — like the MacroAir HVLS fans from Benco Industrial Equipment — the right tool for the job? We’ve got the answers (and the gear) you need. (more…)
    Prevent A Forklift from Overturning

    5 Ways to Prevent A Forklift from Overturning

  • Prevent A Forklift from Overturning Prevent A Forklift from Overturning. The forklift was invented in 1906 to help the Pennsylvania Railroad handle baggage. Much has changed in the years since, with forklifts becoming more powerful, more capable, and more common. Even though the technology has evolved over the years, the law of gravity remains the same — and with it, forklift injuries and deaths are still all too common. OSHA statistics cite nearly 35,000 serious and 61,000 non-serious injuries per…
    Prevent Expensive Forklift Repairs

    How to Prevent Expensive Forklift Repairs

  • Prevent Expensive Forklift Repairs Prevent Expensive Forklift Repairs. A new forklift doesn’t come cheap, with costs often running well into six digits. However, that isn’t the only cost for forklift owners. Repairs cost money — both parts and labor — but even that misses a significant part of the equation. Every minute of downtime your equipment experiences is costing you money too. A recent survey from the Rand Group indicated that an hour of downtime can cost an organization up…
    Achieving Proper Weight Distribution

    Achieving Proper Weight Distribution

  • Achieving Proper Weight Distribution Achieving Proper Weight Distribution. When you walk through your warehouse, are you filled with confidence, or with dread? If you’ve planned and designed your warehouse shelving properly, you can be confident that you’re maximizing every square inch and cubic foot available to you. But if your racking and shelves have been kludged together, they may be sagging under the weight of your product — literally. Getting weight distribution right will help you prevent injuries and lost…
    Warehouse Storage Tips

    5 Creative Warehouse Storage Tips to Save Space and Maximize Efficiency

  • Warehouse Storage Tips Warehouse Storage Tips. No matter how well you’ve organized your warehouse racking, that organization is also a snapshot in time; it may have suited you perfectly once, but if your business has grown or evolved, your warehouse layout and storage needs to evolve right along with it. Benco Industrial Equipment can lend a hand when it’s time to move to that next level. (more…)
    Improve Your Warehouse Space Utilization

    7 Ways to Improve Your Warehouse Space Utilization

  • Improve Your Warehouse Space Utilization Improve Your Warehouse Space Utilization. There are as many “words of wisdom” on how to layout 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…
    Keeping Your Warehouse Dock Safe During the Winter

    Keeping Your Warehouse Dock Safe During the Winter

  • Keeping Your Warehouse Dock Safe During the Winter Keeping Your Warehouse Dock Safe During the Winter. It gets cold here in Missouri come winter. No matter what you do or where you’re going, you’re sure to feel the sting of Old Man Winter when you step outside. But in a warehouse, with wide-open spaces and frequently opening dock doors, the cold weather has a way of digging just a bit deeper into your bones. So for those of you tasked…
    Safety and Your Warehouse Shelving

    Safety and Your Warehouse Shelving

  • Safety and Your Warehouse Shelving Safety and Your Warehouse Shelving. You’ve got equipment coming in and out, forklifts going here and there, and employees intermixed among it all. In short, you’ve got plenty to think about when it comes to safety as it is. But among all those moving parts and people, it’s the things that stay in a place that pose one of the biggest risks in your warehouse: your warehousing shelving. If a rack comes down, it could…
    When to Conduct Forklift Maintenance

    Knowing When to Conduct Forklift Maintenance

  • When to Conduct Forklift Maintenance When to Conduct Forklift Maintenance. The key to getting the most out of your forklift and maximizing its lifespan is to keep up with regular preventative maintenance. Remember when you bought your first car and a stern older relative informed you that keeping up with your oil changes and tire rotations would save you money and help you avoid costly repairs? The same is true for the forklifts in your warehouse. Unfortunately, there’s much less…
    Keeping Your Warehouse Dock Secure

    Keeping Your Warehouse Dock Secure

  • Keeping Your Warehouse Dock Secure 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…

    5 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Forklift Tires

  • Replace Your Forklift Tires 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…
    A Beginner's Guide to Warehouse Storage

    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,…
    Properly Balancing a Forklift Load

    Properly Balancing a Forklift Load

  • 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…
    Guide to Warehouse Dock Safety

    A Quick Guide to Warehouse Dock Safety

  • A Quick Guide to Warehouse Dock Safety 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…
    NEED a Bigger Warehouse?

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

  • NEED a Bigger Warehouse? NEED a Bigger Warehouse?. 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…
    Buying a Forklift

    5 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Forklift

  • Buying a Forklift 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…
    The Benefits of HVLS Fans

    The Benefits of HVLS Fans

  • The Benefits of HVLS Fans 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…
    The Benefits of HVLS Fans

    The Benefits of HVLS Fans

  • The Benefits of HVLS Fans 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…
    Improve Your Warehouse Space Utilization

    7 Ways to Improve Your Warehouse Space Utilization

  • Improve Your Warehouse Space Utilization Improve Your Warehouse Space Utilization. There are as many “words of wisdom” on how to layout 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…
    Common Forklift Repair Needs

    Top 3 Common Forklift Repair Needs

  • Common Forklift Repair Needs Common Forklift Repair Needs. Forklifts are an essential part of a well-functioning warehouse. When you’ve got a forklift down, productivity goes down with it. When outages go on too long, you feel it in your bottom line. Here at Benco Industrial Equipment, not only do we pride ourselves on doing forklift repair well, we also pride ourselves on doing it quickly. We’re here to be a trusted partner to warehouses in and around St. Charles, Missouri.…
    Hyundai Forklift Heads to Saint Louis

    Hyundai Forklift Heads to Saint Louis

  • Hyundai Forklift Heads to Saint Louis Benco Industrial Equipment Adds the Hyundai Brand to its Lineup Hyundai Forklift Heads to Saint Louis,  Saint Charles, MO – Benco Industrial Equipment, a successful material handling dealership in St. Charles, Missouri, recently added Hyundai Forklifts to its offerings, providing forklift buyers throughout the greater Saint Louis area first-hand access to the highly sought-after brand. The company, known locally as a leader within the industry, prides itself on its exceptional service, fair prices, and…
    When to Purchase a New Forklift

    When to Purchase a New Forklift

  • When to Purchase a New Forklift When to Purchase a New Forklift. Thinking of purchasing a new forklift? Benco Industrial Equipment, a well-established, certified Hyundai forklift dealer serving Jefferson County and St. Louis, draws upon its decades of collective experience to offer some helpful advice: “It’s not the age, it’s the mileage” Indiana Jones fans may recognize this quote from Raiders of the Lost Ark, and it exemplifies the biggest consideration when thinking of buying a new forklift: how much mileage is…
    Industrial Facilities Through Proper Cleaning

    How to Increase Safety in Industrial Facilities Through Proper Cleaning

  • Industrial Facilities Through Proper Cleaning Industrial Facilities Through Proper Cleaning. The following is a guest post contributed by ServiceMaster Commercial Cleaning, a Virginia-based commercial cleaning franchise that specializes in industrial cleaning services. A clean workplace is more than just providing a fresh, sanitary environment for workers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers in 2016. Many workplace injuries and illnesses can be prevented by maintaining a…

    Forklift Power: Pros and Cons of Electric and LPG

  • Forklift Power: Pros and Cons of Electric and LPG Forklift Power: Pros and Cons of Electric and LPG. If you're thinking about investing in a forklift or fleet for your warehouse, it's important to weigh up the pros and cons of both electric and LPG alternatives before making your decision. To simplify this for you, we've outlined these below: Pros and Cons of Electric Forklifts There are a number of pros from using electric forklifts as a load-bearing solution for…
    Buying or Renting a Used Forklift: A Guide

    Buying or Renting a Used Forklift: A Guide

  • Buying or Renting a Used Forklift: A Guide Buying or Renting a Used Forklift: A Guide. When you think about the equipment that you rely on the most in your warehouse business, there is no question that the forklift will be one of the first things that come to mind. The fact is, the forklifts within your facility are one of the most basic pieces of equipment, but operating without them would prove to be a major challenge. Whether you…
    How New Warehouse Racks Can Improve Productivity

    How New Warehouse Racks Can Improve Productivity

  • How New Warehouse Racks Can Improve Productivity How New Warehouse Racks Can Improve Productivity. Throughout the years, warehouse storage has evolved tremendously. From simplified shelves to tall steel storage solutions, there have been many types of racks to fill the space in warehouses to house all of the products and merchandise. However, the latest warehouse racks are proving to be much more efficient for warehouse business owners. If it has been a while since you have made updates to your…
    10 Important Forklift Safety Rules

    10 Important Forklift Safety Rules

  • 10 Important Forklift Safety Rules 10 Important Forklift Safety Rules. Warehouse men and women should approach operating forklifts with a high degree of caution and respect. There are nearly 35,000 forklift-related injuries and 85 fatalities each year, according to OSHA. At Benco Industrial Equipment, we believe that worker safety is job one and as a forklift dealer we strongly advise considering these 10 rules. Qualified Operators Only Forklifts are a terrific piece of machinery to operate and many warehouse workers…
    MacroAir Fans Can Improve Warehouse Ventilation

    How HVLS MacroAir Fans Can Improve Warehouse Ventilation

  • MacroAir Fans Can Improve Warehouse Ventilation MacroAir Fans Can Improve Warehouse Ventilation. Warehouse operators understand the importance of ventilation. Machines get hot, dust can damage the equipment and workers need comfort. For many, an HVLS MacroAir fan is a prime choice. Whether a warehouse is enclosed in metal or concrete tile-ups, it’ll get hot eventually. Today’s warehouse owners, facility managers and workers are constantly searching for top-quality cooling methods. Below, we’re covering the great ventilation benefits HVLS MacroAir fans provide. The…

    Five Basic Pieces of Equipment You Need in Your New Warehouse

  • Equipment You Need in Your New Warehouse Equipment You Need in Your New Warehouse. The warehouse might be established, but you’ll need a few pieces of equipment to get it running. Every day, warehouse workers are exposed to hazards. Every day, high-weight material needs to be transported. Warehouse machinery, while used to reduce human resource strain, is a strong cost reduction tool. If you have a capable industrial equipment supply, you can optimize your entire warehouse. Get your warehouse started…
    Calculating the ROI of a Scissor Lift

    Are You Saving Enough? Calculating the ROI of a Scissor Lift

  • Calculating the ROI of a Scissor Lift Calculating the ROI of a Scissor Lift. As a decision maker, your ROI target is important. ROI—or return on investment—is useful for gauging your versatile tool’s success, fiscally. If you’re investing in a scissor lift, you may want to know if it’s making you money. While functionality is important, your business deserves a piece of equipment capable of earning money over the long haul. Figuring out a meaningful ROI can be challenging, but…
    Choose Docks and Doors that Fit Your Warehouse Needs

    Choose Docks and Doors that Fit Your Warehouse Needs

  • Choose Docks and Doors that Fit Your Warehouse Needs Choose Docks and Doors that Fit Your Warehouse Needs. Designing and building a warehouse means accounting for every practical function your workforce will undertake. You’ll need to think in terms of maximum space efficiency because that has a direct link to profitability. The type of loading docks and doors will need to mesh with the type of shipping and delivery vehicles you expect. You may also find a few customers with…
    You Need Forklift Repair

    3 Signs Your Forklift Needs Tires, Blades or Total Refurbishment

  • You Need Forklift Repair You Need Forklift Repair. Forklifts are like cars in many ways. They’re both powerful four-wheelers that require regular service and maintenance. Forklifts, like cars, also wear down over time and need to be refurbished to extend their lifespan and make them safer. The trick for owners may be knowing when to take on necessary repairs and when it makes sense to completely refurbish your forklift. At Benco Industrial Equipment, our professionals are available to conduct forklift repair…

    Forklift Sales, Service, Leasing, Repair, and Refurbish

  • Forklift Sales. In addition to our full inventory of equipment and supplies, Benco Industrial Equipment is the go-to company for forklifts. We specialize in forklift rental, repair, and used forklift sales. In fact, when the competition needs to get their forklifts repaired, they call on our expert technicians at Benco Industrial Equipment in their time of need. Our technicians have a wealth of experience, and are here to help with routine maintenance and emergency repair.

    Benco Customer Satisfaction Guarantee

  • Benco Customer Satisfaction Guarantee. As a proud member of the community, we believe in not only providing our customers with top-of-the-line supplies and service, but competitive prices. We provide upfront quotes on all repair services and strive to offer our customers fair prices on all our products and services. Finally, all of our services and repairs come with a customer satisfaction guarantee.

    Benco Industrial. Forklifts and So Much More

  • Forklifts and So Much More. Benco Industrial Equipment is your go-to source for everything you need to keep your warehouse and industrial facility running like a well-oiled machine. Our company stocks cleaning supplies, pallet racking, sweepers, scissor lifts and much more. We carry a number of popular brands, such as Nordock, PowerBoss, Multi-Clean, and more.