Category Archives: Sustainability

Why You Should Utilize Waterproof Storage Options

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When we think of storage, we usually mean keeping something safe for long periods at a time. But if you’re going to store something at your warehouse or facility, keeping these items in a container that’s not waterproof doesn’t make a lot of sense. Even if you plan on storing these items inside in a safe location, all kinds of unexpected situations could put these items at risk if some moisture gets into the room. Wood crates and other non-waterproof storage materials can leave your business vulnerable, especially if your customers are counting on you to keep their goods safe and dry. Find out now why every business should utilize waterproof storage containers for more peace of mind. Continue reading

The Future is Green: 13 Ways the Freight and Shipping Industry is Lowering Their Energy Use

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We only have so many nonrenewable resources available to us, and it’s our job to make them last for as long as we can. We can do this by making the most of our renewable resources, changing our methods and using different fuels and materials. Freight and shipping make up one of the largest industries in the world and the effects of this industry are global. Even small changes can make a massive difference and help us protect and preserve the environment. Continue reading

12 Ways Automotive Makers Can Utilize Blockchain Strategies in the Warehouse

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If you’re not entirely familiar with blockchain, it’s best to get a leg up and gain an understanding now. Blockchain breaks down the centralized systems that we’re accustomed to, and in doing so it brings about some significant advantages. This technology relies on a peer-to-peer network to validate transactions, and each transaction is detailed, yet encrypted. This means you can go through the blockchain and witness timestamped transactions, but you can’t hack or manipulate the chain—or even an individual block. Continue reading

The Advantages and Disadvantages to Metal Packaging

Some materials are more popular than others for packaging products safely. As a business owner, you need to be able to decide what kind of packaging is best for your company. Metal is known for its durability and, as such, it’s often a great option for packaging. However, it’s not necessarily the best choice across the board. There are some drawbacks to metal packaging, so look at your options before you commit.

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How the 2018 Tax Code Offers Big Savings to Manufacturers

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President Trump’s new tax code went into effect on January 1, which means there are a whole new set of rules for businesses. The Trump administration introduced the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—which included major tax cuts for businesses—back in November, with the goal of bolstering the economy from the top down. The objective is to help spur job growth and reinvigorate the economy, according to the administration. As a result, manufacturers have a new set of codes to follow, with both advantages and disadvantages ahead. Continue reading

Self-Dumping Hoppers: Adding Versatility to Your Operation

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As far as industrial machinery goes, there are few staples more versatile than self-dumping hoppers. These heavy-duty machines are specifically designed to handle all sorts of bulk material—from plastic pellets, wood and powders in your warehouse or manufacturing facility to animal feed and grain on the farm—and to make your material handling processes as simple as possible. Self-dumping hoppers can be used for storing, sorting, collecting, recycling and other applications, and are easy to integrate with your forklift, fork truck, Gaylord boxes and the rest of your equipment. Continue reading

The Importance of Recycling Your Super Sack Bags

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If you have a stockpile of old super sack bags, otherwise known as flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBC), then you should know about how to recycle them. Unlike standard bulk bags, super sack bags are made of durable, woven polypropylene fabric—often virgin polypropylene—which is much easier to recycle than the older PVC rubber bags that were once a standard in industrial applications. You can recycle your FIBC bags through designated programs or sell them so they get plenty of use well into the future. Continue reading

Waste Management: Going Green in 2018

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As the New Year looms near and you contemplate business goals for the coming year, one that should be on the top of your list is moving your company toward a greener, sustainable future. Going green is not just about helping the environment, and it’s not just about recycling. It’s about retooling your business on a fundamental level to become more sustainable and profitable, simultaneously. Continue reading

Storage and Shipping Solutions for Every Business

whGetting the best out of your storage and shipping containers and processes doesn’t have to be a hassle – that is, if you’re working with the right products. Manufacturing facilities, shipping companies, agricultural companies – literally everyone has need of quality products that they can rely on to keep their warehouses organized and their shipping methods fast and reliable. If you have such a business, then you’ll definitely want to stick around while we go over some great product options, warehouse storage solutions, and what they can do to improve your business.

Organizer Bins:

One of the best things about these products has got to be the fact that they’re stackable. Square footage is always at a premium in the business world, and the more you have available, the more you can do as a business. These stackable units allow for vertical storage and offer easy access to workers, both of which are attributes that will help increase both productivity and accuracy.  

Stackable organizer bins are typical plastic warehouse storage solutions, and this offers a great opportunity for businesses to customize their storage products. You can easily have bins painted and then applied with your company’s logo, and, of course, labeling such bins for better organization is simple and straightforward.

Metal Pallets:

It’s common to see wooden pallets being used by all different types of companies, but metal pallets come with their own level of benefits. For one thing, metal pallets are going to last longer than their wooden counterparts, and a lot of this has to do with their durability. For warehouse storage solutions in industrial settings, metal pallets are going to hold up to a lot more than wooden pallets would. They can withstand a great deal more weight, resist wear and tear a lot better, and aren’t as messy as wooden pallets can be.

IBC Tanks:

These products are designed for the storage and transportation of liquids, and, due to their industrial strength, that can include anything from food to harsh chemicals and corrosive agents. These storage and shipping containers are also designed to be easy to handle, making filling and emptying them simple and hassle free, but also moving them as well. Some units feature drip bins that collect any spilled liquids and, overall, these products make storing and transporting various liquids much safer and easier.

Bulk Bags:

Perfect for transporting everything from dried goods and other raw materials to loose finished products like nuts and bolts, bulk bags are extremely sturdy and easy to manage. These bags are flexible storage and shipping containers that come in a wide range of sizes, so it may pay off to invest in multiple sizes if you have a history of dealing with a variety of shipment sizes. Of course, shipping the same size load can make it easier to keep up with the product/cost ratio. 

Apart from all of this, many bulk bags feature bottom spouts that make it far more efficient and sensible to empty them of their contents. This means that instead of digging through a bag or having to dump it upside down, you can instead have it held from the top on a rack and open the bottom of the sack, allowing the contents to drain into whatever container or processer is necessary.