Tips for Keeping Warehouses and Distribution Centers Safe, Compliant, and Productive

AJOT | April 1, 2019

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As regulations change and warehouse requirements become more complex, partnering with an expert can help to ensure durable, cost effective, compliant storage rackWhile it was once common for the majority of warehouse managers to purchase standard storage racks that could be “quick-shipped” from rack manufacturers’ stocked inventory, this is occurring less often as racking becomes more specialized and regulations stricter.Today, storage rack systems are generally considered a building-like element, so are often subject to a variety of federal, state, and local regulations. These ordinances are continuing to evolve – perhaps none more so than seismic standards – and can become a pitfall for warehouse managers unfamiliar with them.As a consequence, warehouse managers should seek expert guidance from a qualified design professional whenever the racking, foundation, or warehouse infrastructure must accommodate unusual stress, loading, function, or other non-standard factors.“Ordering quick-ship pallet racks is convenient, but should be limited to use with non-flammable, non-hazardous product stored inside buildings in low-risk seismic regions,” says Arlin Keck, an engineer at Steel King Industries, a designer and manufacturer of warehouse storage racks, pallet racks and material handling/safety products since 1970.

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