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Wounded Veteran Completes Grueling Competition

In 2010, Corporal Todd Love stepped on a landmine in Afghanistan.  He was severely injured, losing both legs and his left arm.  A third generation Marine from Virginia, Cpl Love was determined not to let his injuries keep him down.  After spending several months in the hospital, he was released and began training for an endurance race called The Beast. The Beast is a 10.5 mile circuit with 75 obstacles to complete.  Participants must successfully complete several challenges, scaling walls, crawling through mud, and speeding along high-wires.  It’s an extremely difficult course for able-bodied individuals, nearly impossible for a triple amputee.  Cpl Love was bound and determined to complete the race, and he did so with the help of eight other veterans. It took the ... Read more
Posted by Amber on January 25th, 2013 :: Filed under: Blog,Military

Suspended Wire Mesh Security Enclosures - Tough & Anchor Free

Often times, our customers come to us with a problem and they aren't sure how to solve it.  Fortunately, that’s what American Warehouse Systems does best.  We pride ourselves on being able to offer solutions to the most complex material handling situations. Recently, a military customer contacted us about a unique problem they were having.  They wanted several wire mesh security enclosures for an educational facility on base.  The secure wire enclosures needed to have the full durability of an anchored system, but could not actually be anchored to the floor due to military regulations. The sales representative worked closely with our engineering department and together they were able to find a resolution to the customer’s need.  We designed a  wire mesh framed enclosure anchored to a ... Read more
Posted by Amber on January 17th, 2013 :: Filed under: Blog,Material Handling

American Warehouse Systems is MVP!

American Warehouse Systems is proud to announce that we have been awarded with the MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association) MVP (Most Valuable Partner) award for the second year in a row.  MVP status is given to members who demonstrate a commitment to business excellence, professionalism, and good stewardship.  MHEDA is the only trade association dedicated solely to improving the proficiency of the independent material handling equipment distributor.  MHEDA represents all segments of the material handling industry and offers industry specific business training and resources to help maintain and strengthen your company. To obtain MVP status, a company must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in five areas:  industry relations, customer relations, peer-to-peer networking, education, and best practices.  There are dozens of requirements to meet in each area, ... Read more
Posted by Amber on January 9th, 2013 :: Filed under: Blog,Material Handling

M3 Submachine Gun

The M3 submachine gun was an American .45 caliber weapon that was adopted for the United States Army during WWII.  Designed to replace the Thompson submachine gun, the M3 was cheaper, lighter, and more accurate.  It’s commonly referred to as a Grease Gun, due to its visual similarity to the mechanic’s tool.  It was manufactured by General Motors and cost about $20 in 1943. Weighing 8.15 lbs, the M3 had a barrel length of 8 inches and an overall length of 29.8 inches.  It was able to fire 450 rounds per minute, which was rather impressive for WWII era weapons.  It had an effective range of up to 100 yards.  It featured a detachable flash hider, which saw a lot of action in combat due ... Read more
Posted by Amber on January 3rd, 2013 :: Filed under: Blog,Military

New Years Resolutions

Military members celebrate New Years while deployed in Iraq With New Years right around the corner, it’s time to start making those New Year’s Resolutions.  Many of us are making goals that will better our own lives, such as trying to lose weight or quit smoking.  This year, American Warehouse Systems is asking you to make a resolution that will help others as well. We are proud supporters of our military and their families.  In 2012, we made contributions to three incredible organizations, Disabled American Veterans, Operation Homefront, and Special Operations Warrior Foundation.  DAV is dedicated to building better lives for America’s disabled veterans and their families.  Operation Homefront provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors.  The Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides full scholarship grants ... Read more
Posted by Amber on December 27th, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog,Military
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