Storage Crisis? Solutions increase storage and reduce pick time for Gene Messer Toyota in Lubbock, TX

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Gene Messer Toyota was facing a storage crisis. The Lubbock, Texas-based dealership had redesigned its parts department and was looking to increase its parts storage in the parts counter area. The problem was, the parts department didn’t have the storage capacity it needed to handle the increased quantity of parts that Toyota requires dealers to stock. Out of ideas, Parts …

Growing Pains Cause Move to Larger Facility in Denver CO for WSH

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On March 31, 2015, Western Storage and Handling (WSH) officially moved into its new location at 1630 West Evans Avenue Unit L, Denver, CO 80110. The new facility, about five blocks from the company’s previous Englewood, CO, location, is more than double the space of Western’s old building. “We were definitely out of space in our old warehouse,” says Western Storage …

Parachute Rigging Facility space issue solved with Mobile Aisle Storage Systems

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The United States Army Special Forces Group at Fort Carson, Colorado, was facing an ergonomic and space efficiency problem in its parachute rigging and repair facility. The facility had limited floor space to fold its extremely large parachutes and also required storage capacity for packed parachutes. In addition to the facility’s layout concerns, there were ergonomic concerns for the soldiers …

Western Storage and Handling Hits On All Cylinders

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Columbus Hydraulics Company in Columbus, Nebraska, is a family-owned hydraulic cylinder manufacturer that employs more than 100 employees. Business was expanding and the company needed to hire four additional administrative staff members to accommodate the additional business. The issue, however, was that there was nowhere to put this additional staff in any of Columbus Hydraulics’ five buildings. They were at …

WESTERN STORAGE AND HANDLING, INC. RECEIVES THE MHEDA MVP AWARD

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JANUARY 7, 2014 – Western Storage and Handling has been awarded the prestigious MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Status for 2014 in a program from the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association). To be among the less than 5% of the association’s membership earning the award, Western Storage and Handling successfully demonstrated a commitment to business excellence, professionalism …

Lift’n Buddy Model LNB 350 – Work Safe…Work Smart…Work Done

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Western Storage and Handling is currently scheduling demonstrations for the Lift’n Buddy. The Lift’n Buddy is a versatile tool that any company that lifts products on a regular basis should consider. Loads up to 350 lbs. are no match for the LNB 350. Simply press a button and raise them from floor level to 36″ (or anywhere in between) in just seconds. Use …

Vertical reciprocating conveyor services mezzanine

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A local general contractor who specializes in aircraft related facilities, requested information and pricing for a vertical reciprocating conveyor (VCR), or material lift for an aircraft maintenance facility they were building for a client in Michigan. The contractor (and end users) were both so pleased with the first two lifts,  that a third lift was awarded based solely on satisfaction with Western Storage …

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What can you build, with PortaFab modular building systems? Modular offices, two story offices, inplant buildings, wall partitions, demising walls, cleanrooms, and environmental enclosures. Anything is possible with an assortment of modular wall types & building components available. TOP 10 Reasons to Choose PortaFab Modular Buildings over Conventional Construction 1.  Adaptability. Quickly and easily relocatable, expandable, and reusable. Provides maximum …

Old dogs, new tricks

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Even an established warehouse can benefit from having an experienced material handling company take a look at their operation. A Colorado based western apparel distributor has been operating effectively, at their current location since 2003. Effective does not mean stagnant, and their vice president in charge of distribution, knows that to stay effective, a company needs to constantly be looking …

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A U.S Defense Contractor asked Western Storage and Handling to help find a way to increase their density of parts storage, increase security, and minimize the time it takes to perform inventory. Modula VLM storage units were the solution to all of their needs. By utilizing 4 Modula VLM storage units, the contractor was able to reduce the floor space …