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Designing a System From a Clean Slate

The large majority of our projects are in buildings with existing structures and equipment and we need to work around the current layout. On occasion we have the pleasure of getting involved with a customer who is just taking over an empty building. This gives us a clean slate and a great opportunity to use our creative design talents to provide  a new system that is both wanted and needed, without any restrictions on the layout. We had such an opportunity with a Marine Corps base in the southern United States. They were just moving into a new warehouse that was completely empty. The customer contacted us to help them determine what needed to be built and how it should be laid out. We worked ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on October 13th, 2011 :: Filed under: Blog,Material Handling

Storage Solutions for the Leading Edge

Do you need more storage, but aren’t sure what kind or how much? Let us help you! American Warehouse Systems specializes in finding solutions to your storage problems. We offer everything from mezzanines and pallet racking to mobile aisle shelving and TA-50 gear lockers. We will work with you to find the best solution for your needs. One of our repeat customers is in the automotive industry and supplies critical parts and equipment for the production of vehicles. They need to store large quantities of product at any given time for shipment to overseas customers. American Warehouse Systems has previously designed a warehouse layout for this customer to in order to find the most efficient placement of equipment. We also designed equipment platforms and a ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on September 14th, 2011 :: Filed under: Blog,Material Handling

You Zig - We...Well, We Zig Also

Your needs and wants change from time to time. What might be perfect for you today, might not be the perfect situation down the road. The same is true for all our customers, especially with a quickly changing economy. At American Warehouse Systems, we will help you figure out the best solution for the present as well as the future. Occasionally, however, anticipated needs don’t turn into actual needs. Several years ago American Warehouse Systems built a mezzanine on a military base in the South Eastern United States. The customer was more than happy with the result. A few years later, significantly more space was needed that had not been anticipated. We were able to work with the customer in order to find a solution ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on August 17th, 2011 :: Filed under: Blog,Material Handling

American Warehouse Systems Receives Industry Excellence Award

American Warehouse Systems has been awarded the Most Valuable Partner (MVP) award by the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA).  MHEDA is the only trade association dedicated solely to improving the proficiency of the material handling equipment distributor.  American Warehouse Systems has been a member in good standing since 2003 and when the opportunity arose to apply for MVP status we were the first in line (literally). The MHEDA MVP status is not an easy goal to accomplish. Dozens of criteria must be met within five areas of excellence to even be considered. The main areas of focus are; industry relations, customer relations, peer-to-peer networking, training, and best practices.  In addition to reaching all the focus goals, letters of recommendation from customers and suppliers alike ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on July 20th, 2011 :: Filed under: Blog,Material Handling

Not to Brag, But... Check Out Our Customer Service

American Warehouse Systems recently completed a mezzanine systems project for a large military base client in south eastern United States.  When the materials for this particular project were in transit and the installation crew was en route to begin installation the improbable happened.  The night before the work was to begin, a severe storm moved through the area and the roof of the facility was literally torn off!  Obviously the customer was quite upset about the situation.  They called us looking for a solution that didn't entail cancelling the contract and losing the project.  At that point in time the customers outlook was very grim. American Warehouse Systems rose to the situation and immediately began working on an acceptable solution for both the end-user and ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on July 14th, 2011 :: Filed under: Blog,Material Handling,Military
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