In “San Diego Pallet Racking” is in high demand due to rapid growth in this city of fabulous beaches and weather. Whether you’re looking to increase or reduce the size of your warehouse, design will play a major role.
At Pacific Bend, we help you to work on a design that will optimize your space. This makes your workflow and inventory a lot easier to manage. Let’s review how a new design can benefit your company.
HOW TO RESOLVE WAREHOUSE STORAGE ISSUES
The reasons for lack of storage space are numerous. For example:
The holidays can raise the level of stress in your facility. Having ample space for people to move around is important. Likewise, in order to move product in and out.
- Storing more products due to growth in your business is another.
- Alternatively, a change in the way you pick and pack goods.
In all of the above examples, the best way to address issues is with a new design. For a plan that works into the future, it is best to get a professional opinion.
Some of the options available to you include:
- Adding vertical storage – Where ceiling height allows, going with higher elevations is a great option.
- Material selection – Push back or drive-in can reduce aisle size. Though this option is a bit more expensive than selective.
- Reclaim unused space – Over time, void spaces eat up valuable floor space. A review of how to zone your work areas may be in order.
This is where we come in. Pacific Bend Inc can help you select from a variety of styles. We know that you are looking for an affordable solution. Call or email for a free quote.
HOW TO DOWNSIZE YOUR WAREHOUSE
Industry changes may require that you down size. This can mean moving or sub-leasing a part of your facility. If this is the case, consider trading in your old storage system.
Also, ask your vendor about financing options to help keep costs down. When leasing a new location follow our best practices to avoid hidden risks.
HOW TO PICK A WAREHOUSE FACILITY IN SAN DIEGO
When looking for a new location, consider that there may be other costs. Such as that of, fire sprinklers, permits and retrofits. So be sure to look out for the following.
We often get customers that leased older style buildings not knowing that the concrete slab could not support the desired weight. Alternatively, they got a great deal on square footage but the sprinkler system would not pass fire inspection.
A building with a higher ceiling can support higher storage but permits maybe required. Read our section below on high pile permits. This process can take anywhere from three to six weeks. It also requires a State Licensed Engineer to review the plans.
HOW TO SELECT SAN DIEGO PALLET RACKING
We briefly mentioned three types of storage systems, selective, push back and drive-in. Each of these has its use and application. Let’s take look at most popular types.
The core of a “pallet racking” system is typically very simple. This includes only a few parts that allow it to be sturdy and durable. This includes at least two frames (also known as uprights) with some cross beams and decking. The number of beams determines levels and bays are stacked side by side to form an aisle.
TEARDROP OR SELECTIVE
This is one of the most popular types, as it costs less and easy to assemble.
Drive-in allows forklifts to drive through aisles. Used for LIFO (Last in/First out) inventories it helps to reduce aisle size.
Push back stores pallets 2-6 deep. Used for LIFO (Last in/First out) inventories it helps to reduce aisle size.
Used for FIFO (First in/Last out) inventories allows product to be picked from the opposite side.
Used to move goods from one location to another, conveyors form part of bigger system.
Pick modules are used in high-volume areas to break down goods for shipping.
CITY OF SAN DIEGO PALLET RACKING PERMITS
Due to seismic activity, plans and permits are required. The city of San Diego has strict rules that govern the installation.
If your facility is over 500 square feet and needs racks installed. These are the requirements:
- a structural permit form and,
- a sprinkler analysis from the fire department (to see if in-rack sprinklers are required)
ABOUT PACIFIC BEND PALLET RACKING
At Pacific Bend, our customers come first. We support your business through a full array of products and services. Pacific Bend is your partner when it comes to choosing the right storage system.
We guarantee that you will find the right solution at a price that is right for your budget!
RMI CERTIFIED SAN DIEGO PALLET RACKING
Our racking is RMI certified for use in the county of San Diego. This means that they are structurally sound. Made in the USA, uprights use large footplates to help meet seismic requirements.
RMI is a standard that has been around for over 50 years. A group of engineers tests the materials and grants this label. This guarantees the quality of the workmanship for our clients.
The friendly staff at Pacific Bend is ready and willing to assist your project. Call or email to obtain a FREE no obligations quote.
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