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Is Your Data Server Secure? Data Server Cages Provide Security

Safe & Secure | Warehouse Safety and Security Blog Series Protecting your data; the lifeblood of your company. Protecting your computer data goes beyond installing an anti-virus program. Installing a server cage is a core element in data security. In an increasingly digital world, your computer data is your company's lifeblood. Millions of dollars worth of information could be stored on your company's servers, from CRM information to personal employee information. Many companies will spend all of their effort preventing their information from an online attack by installing anti-virus and anti-spyware programs. However, it is very easy to forget to secure your actual, physical servers. "The server room is the heart of your physical network, and someone with physical access to the servers, switches, routers, cables and other devices in that room can do enormous ... Read more

Protect Your Visitors, Protect Yourself with Secure Driver Access Cages

Safe & Secure | Warehouse Safety and Security Blog Series Do you feel safety is an issue at your warehouse back door? Are you interested in restricting access to your building and adding a layer of safety to your warehouse? Then installing Driver and Building Access Cages may be the right solution for you. Warehouses, distribution centers and especially shipping docks can be dangerous places, especially for people who aren’t familiar with your operation. Delivery drivers and visitors who use the back door pose a potential insurance liability. Whether a visitor is looking for somebody to sign paperwork, or simply looking for the restroom, if they are allowed to walk freely around the factory floor, they are at risk of walking into active forklift traffic or into automated machinery work cells. Visitors should feel safe ... Read more

Salute to Women in the Material Handling Industry

MHWholesaler-Colleen   In the October issue of the Material Handling Wholesaler, there was a special focus given on successful women in the material handling industry.  Material handling has traditionally been a male-dominated industry, but women are quickly becoming very important members in the sector.  American Warehouse Systems is proud that a woman holds one of the top spots in our company, and we employ nearly as many women as men.  We believe that women are capable of providing vital contributions and are key to successful operations. Our Vice President of Operations is Colleen Blonigen, who has been with the company since its inception and has been a vital member of our organization.  As the VP of Operations, Colleen is responsible for many of the day-to-day tasks ... Read more
Posted by Amber on October 2nd, 2013 :: Filed under: Blog,Material Handling

Hire Veterans Initiative - iHeartRadio Show Your Stripes

show-your-stripes111 Over the last several weeks, you may have heard commercials on the radio which talk about the need to hire veterans.  American Warehouse Systems would like to bring even more awareness to this topic in an effort to support the men and women who have defended our freedom.  Unfortunately, the unemployment rate among veterans is quite high, and we feel it's only right to support these brave people as they return to civilian life. Military veterans are some of the most skilled people in the country and usually have top-notch training.  This exceptional training translates into extraordinary capability in the civilian workplace.  Veterans may require significantly less training than the average citizen, saving businesses time and money. The iHeartRadio Show Your Stripes initiative offers veterans ... Read more
Posted by Amber on August 8th, 2013 :: Filed under: Blog,Material Handling,Military

We All Make Mistakes

Pallet rack As humans, we all make mistakes.  It's in our nature to do so.  How a person  handles a mistake makes all the difference on the impact it will have.  At American Warehouse Systems, if we make a mistake, we do whatever is necessary to correct it as soon as we can.  Most times, the customer isn't even aware of it as we strive to make projects as smooth as possible for our customers. Sometimes, it's the customer who makes the mistake.  That was the case with a recent project we worked on.  A government customer contacted us and wanted to purchase some pallet rack.  They knew exactly what they needed, which should have made this a smooth process.  Unfortunately, once the material delivered and they ... Read more
Posted by Amber on July 25th, 2013 :: Filed under: Blog,Material Handling
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