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May 2013

US Marine Surprises Younger Brother

US Marine Bailey Leonard is only 22 months older than his brother Meyers.  Because of the small age gap between them, the brothers became extremely close.  When Bailey enlisted in 2008, Meyers had a difficult time adjusting. This video shows Bailey surprising his younger brother during his college basketball practice.  Their reunion is one that might require some tissues, so be ready! American Warehouse Systems is proud to support our troops.  God bless America! Read more
Posted by Amber on May 30th, 2013 :: Filed under: Blog,Military

Forklift Safety

For safety is not a gadget, but a state of mind. ~ Eleanor Everet In times of economic uncertainty, many companies are turning their attention to safety.   Safety in the warehouse can include machine guarding, guardrail and rack protection, but new and exciting products are constantly being brought to market. Take a look at your forklift traffic.  Is there constant interaction between forklifts to pedestrians, forklifts to forklifts, or forklifts to obstructions?  We have several solutions for you!  We can create a safe environment using lights and sirens that will notify both forklift drivers and pedestrians of possible collisions.  There are several options out there today to protect employees, merchandise, and equipment during the daily activities in the warehouse. We have systems available that can signal ... Read more
Posted by Amber on May 23rd, 2013 :: Filed under: Blog,Material Handling

Have You Considered Making Your Storage Vertical?

THE CHALLENGE: Take two and call me in the morning Do you have a warehouse that is overloaded with too many SKUs of very small parts?  We have solutions for you!  One option might be to consider vertical storage. Look up!  Do you have high ceilings?   These are two of the parameters that would need to be considered when looking to change your storage from horizontal to vertical. A medical supply company in Minnesota was recently up against this situation and came to us for help. THE SOLUTION: Go vertical American Warehouse Systems visited the customer's warehouse to evaluate their current storage.  We determined that the best solution would be to install 3 separate Vertical Lift Module units to accommodate their current inventory and what ... Read more
Posted by Amber on May 15th, 2013 :: Filed under: Blog,Material Handling

Don't Mess With the US Navy!

Just a few short years ago, it seemed like we were hearing reports of pirates hijacking ships near Africa almost on a daily basis.  Of the hundreds of ships hijacked, one story in particular always sticks out. One night shortly after midnight in April 2010, Somali pirates saw what they thought was a large cargo vessel in the Indian Ocean.  Knowing that large ships typically allow for a larger ransom, the pirates decided this ship would be their next target.  They fired on the ship and attempted to board the vessel.  Unfortunately for the pirates, the ship they fired on was actually USS Nicholas, a United States Navy frigate.  The Navy returned fire on the pirate ship, completely disabling it.  Sailors then boarded the disabled ... Read more
Posted by Amber on May 9th, 2013 :: Filed under: Blog,Military

One Project - One Vendor

Our motto, One Project - One Vendor, means that you can get all your material handling needs from American Warehouse Systems.  We can help you with every aspect of your project, which allows the ease and simplicity of having a single point of contact for the duration of the project.  We strive to provide superior service and will stop at nothing to achieve this.  Contact us today to find out how we can help you! Read more
Posted by Amber on May 3rd, 2013 :: Filed under: Blog,Material Handling