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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

Safety in the Warehouse

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
Posted by Amber on April 24th, 2013 :: Filed under: Blog,Material Handling,Safety & Security

PRESS RELEASE - 2012 Top GSA Material Handling Vendor

Congratulations to American Warehouse Systems! AWS achieves #1 status in 2012 as top material handling vendor on GSA for the U.S. Federal Government American Warehouse Systems achieved the number-one material handling vendor in 2012 for U.S. Federal Government General Services Administration (GSA) Buildings and Building Materials, Industrial Services and Supplies – Schedule 56. With over 50 material handling vendors on GSA Schedule 56, AWS has successfully maintained a top three vendor position since 2008. American Warehouse Systems supplies more than 7,000 products and services to the U.S. Federal Government via its GSA contract – an amount that’s significantly higher than any other vendor in the material handling industry. “We continually strive to provide full-service value to our government clients. Our ability to continually provide for our ... Read more
Posted by Amber on March 20th, 2013 :: Filed under: Blog,Material Handling,Military

High Density Storage Solution for Low-Ceiling Medical Warehouse

VA Medical Center - Pick Racking THE CHALLENGE • Government Medical Center warehouse with low ceiling height • Needing to store several hundred pallets with manual carton picking A Government Medical Center recently contacted us for some help with a storage problem. They had very low ceiling heights in the warehouse and needed to store several hundred pallets. Along with the pallet storage, they also requested an area for manual carton picking. Due to low ceiling heights, they had no clear-cut solution to their problem. Fortunately, this is exactly the type of project American Warehouse Systems loves to take on. THE SOLUTION • Carton Flow, Pallet Flow and Push Back Racking to provide High Density Storage • Providing ability to manage inventory with designated shelf life, reduce inaccuracies in shipping, and ... Read more
Posted by Amber on February 22nd, 2013 :: Filed under: Blog,Material Handling

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
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