Friday, August 19, 2011

Don't Let Your Racking Get Whacked

Everyone knows that with forklifts zooming around the warehouse, it's only a matter of time before the pallet racking gets **WHACKED**. Even with the strictest safety rules, these accidents happen. However, forklift strikes don't have to cost you a bundle in racking repairs. A typical new upright replacement, can cost upwards of $1,000 to $1,500. This includes replacement parts, freight, removal and installation labor, and downtime. And if someone gets hurt...that's just a horrific thought.

You can take steps to reduce costly accidents and valuable employees getting hurt, by installing pallet racking guards. The ROI of installing pallet racking guards in a busy warehouse is a no-brainer and there are plenty of options to fit your specific needs.

Call American Industrial Werks at 847-477-2648. We'll help you find the right guards for your situation and we'll install them for you.

For other installation services view our Industrial Installation Services page on our website.

Fix That Damaged Pallet Racking

Damaged pallet racking is dangerous pallet racking, and puts your company at risk. If your racking has incurred a forklift strike, it's structural integrity may be compromised. If this has happened to you, stop reading and call American Industrial Werks at 847-477-2648 now. We provide pallet racking replacement service to solve the problem.

Improper installation can also pose a serious safety risk. The structural integrity of pallet racking depends on it being square and plumb. If a quick look down the front edge of your racking looks like a motorcycle test course, take action now. Your maintenance crew may have been well intentioned and tried to save the company money by installing it in-house, but this could be a very costly shortcut. Pallet racking needs to be squared and checked with a level, laser alignment or snap-line. Once the racking is squared, get it anchored.

For other installation services view our Industrial Installation Services page on our website.