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AWS Ensures That the Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round

Mezzanine work platform with ramp custom solution for bus manufacturing company in Mpls MN Custom Solution For Bus Manufacturing Facility New Flyer Industries is a large North American heavy duty bus manufacturer, headquartered in Canada but with American factories in St. Cloud and Crookston, Minnesota.  At the St. Cloud factory, New Flyer was facing a space crunch that was not only making storage difficult but also presenting a safety hazard for workers.  To combat these issues, the company contacted Kari Heid from American Warehouse Systems in Minneapolis MN. “They invited me out to look at customizing a mezzanine for their work area,” Heid says.  “They were working off of scaffolding next to the buses which presented a safety risk and they wanted it fixed.  They were also adding a new product line so they anticipated bringing a lot more product onto the floor.  Creating ... Read more

Mezzanine Systems designed specifically for Military Applications

Mezzanine platforms for military applications - GSA# GS-07F-6106P Proudly servicing the Department Of Defense We take great pride in servicing the Department Of Defense by providing quality mezzanine platforms and material handling systems.  We go above and beyond to provide the best quality and service to make working life more efficient and safe for the men and women who selflessly defend our freedom. Our mezzanine platforms are designed to withstand the rigors of any military application - providing a stronger and safer workplace. Structural steel I-beams and/or open web bar joists are used with additional reinforcement for maximum strength. Columns are constructed from ASTM A500 square tubing to minimize deflection and continue past the mezzanine floor to act as an extremely secure attachment point for all-welded 3 rail handrail. Stairways are also all welded one piece construction ... Read more

4 Steps to Pallet Rack Safety in your warehouse - OSHA Recommendations

PalletRacks004 How many times have you questioned the stability or capacity of the racking in your warehouse? Is the load too heavy for the beams? Does the forklift operator know how to properly place the pallet in the rack? Can the uprights withstand a collision with a forklift? These are common and very reasonable questions. Every company should focus on internal safety and have or create an internal safety committee to address these concerns. Following OSHA guidelines to the letter is still not enough to keep your employees safe. OSHA does not have regulations in place today for pallet racking, but you don’t have to go far to hear about a terrible accident that occurred with warehouse rack. Pallet rack safety is a crucial part of ... Read more

Data Center Server Cages - The strongest, most versatile protection for servers and network equipment.

WireCrafters Multiple Server Cage The Ability To Grow While Maintaining Security at All Times As data center security grows in demand, so does the need for a strong, durable solution that will grow as your data center expands.   We understand what is most important to you.  Keeping your customer's data safe, secure and separated as well as maintaining security of your own equipment.  You also need the ability to reconfigure and add on in an economical way as you grow.   Secure Servers Cages Protect Computer Equipment and Customer Data WireCrafter's modular server cages provide the strongest, most durable solution to provide the highest level of security. Secured key lock or electronic code access Side-by-side storage of multiple server racks maintaining individual or multiple rack security Separate and secure ... Read more

Organize, Security, Accountability & Prevention with Tool Crib Wire Cages

Secure Access Tool Crib Storage Enclosue Secure Tool Crib & Equipment Wire Cages In order to maintain tools in a high throughput area, I like to apply the acronym OSAP. Organization - Security - Accountability - Prevention Tool Crib and Equipment Wire Cages satisfy all areas of OSAP. Organization It's extremely important and time efficient that machine operators have tools on hand to fix any problems that may arise.  If the tools are missing being used by others or not properly returned, production will stop.  Costs will rise and profits will sink.  With a Tool Crib check-in/check-out system, you will always know where your tools are. Security With high throughput area, especially in a docking facility, people come and can your tools and equipment.  With your equipment surrounded by a welded wire cage ... Read more
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