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5 Creative Warehouse Storage Tips to Save Space and Maximize Efficiency

  • 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…)

    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…

    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 with managing a warehouse, how do you keep your workers safe during the winter months? What…

    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 place that pose one of the biggest risks in your warehouse: your warehousing shelving. If a rack comes down, it could spell disaster. We’ve put together some guidelines to help you avoid…

    Knowing 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 common wisdom—i.e. “Change your oil every 3,000 miles”—for forklifts than…

    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…