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Level Loader with Turntable Can be Fed with a Hand Pallet Truck

August 7th, 2020

 

Level Loader with Turntable

Can be Fed with a Hand Pallet Truck

Courtney Material Handling, Inc. and Southworth presents the PalletPal Roll-On Level Loader with Turntable.

The PalletPal Roll-On™ Level Loader with Turntable features a platform that lowers to floor height, so pallets can be placed on or removed from them using a hand pallet truck.  A built-in turntable allows users to effortlessly rotate loads so that they are always loading or unloading pallets from the near side eliminating the need to reach across or walk around the pallet.

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Need More Space? Add a Modular Room.

August 5th, 2020

Need More Space?

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From Inplant Offices to Cleanrooms, we partner with Porta-King Building Systems to offer the modular rooms you need built to your specifications.

 

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Where Should Chemicals and Flammable Liquids Be Stored?

August 5th, 2020

Where Should Chemicals

and Flammable Liquids Be Stored?

Almost all businesses and facilities use flammable or combustible chemicals, no matter what the industry. And in nearly any type of building, there’s likely an area with cleaning or maintenance supplies, such as a maintenance department, repair shop, broom closet, tool room, garage or basement. Typical liquids stored in these areas include:

  • Cleaners and aerosols
  • Lubricating oils
  • Solvents
  • Paint cans, thinners or stains
  • Glues
  • Gasoline to fuel gas-powered equipment (generators, snow blowers, mowers, etc.)

Many of these liquids are combustible or flammable, and present a fire hazard if not properly stored.

Where Should Chemicals Never Be Stored?

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The risk of fire always exists for companies that use chemicals or flammable liquids. However, proper storage of flammable liquids prevents fires and protects workers. When evaluating whether safe storage practices occur at your facility, keep an eye out for these red flags:

  • Flammables on open shelves – While convenient for easily accessing items used daily, avoid storing flammable maintenance and cleaning chemicals on open racks and shelves.
  • Corners – Out of sight, out of mind? It’s easy to shove stuff in the corner, but it’s not the place to accumulate half-empty containers of chemicals.
  • Old, dilapidated cabinets that no longer close properly or have holes or hasps drilled into them – Not only are these NOT compliant, they’re also dangerous. Missing or broken door handles compromise the security of dangerous flammable liquids by facilitating unauthorized access. And any modifications made to a safety cabinet void its certifications.
  • Overflowing cabinets and/or liquids stacked on or around the cabinet – If your cabinet doors are always open because there is too much inside to properly close, it’s NOT doing its job effectively and has become a safety hazard. Additional safety cabinets may be in order.

How to Store Chemicals and Flammable Liquids

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The only way to reduce the risks of fire when storing small amounts of flammable liquids (115-gallons or less) indoors is by using an approved safety storage cabinet. There are several variables to consider when selecting the right safety cabinet for your needs, including:

  • Federal, state and local compliance requirements
  • Size and type of container(s) being stored
  • Capacity needed
  • Type of chemical being stored
  • Security and safety features

Look for cabinets that carry independent, third-party certification from FM Approvals or MPA Dresden.

Justrite Safety Storage Cabinets for Flammable Liquids and Chemicals

With more than 300 models ranging in capacities from 4- to 115-gallons (15- to 435-liters), there is likely a Justrite safety cabinet that meets your specific indoor chemical storage needsJustrite Sure-Grip® EX Classic Safety Cabinets offer top performance for flammable liquid storage and protectionClick here to learn more about its many features and what makes it so safe.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Or do you need a cabinet to meet a specific need? Our Custom Cabinet Program offers you the ability to design to your own specifications.

Call Courtney Material Handling, Inc. Today to Order Your Justrite Safety Cabinet!

Justrite flammable safety cabinets help companies comply with regulations and reduce fire risks to keep employees safe. All Justrite cabinets are made in the USA of US and imported parts and carry a 10-year limited warranty

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Used Bulk Containers – While Quantities Last!

August 3rd, 2020

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Used Bulk Containers 
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IBC Support Stands

August 3rd, 2020

 

 

Courtney Material Handling, Inc. Proudly Presents

Vestil’s Newest Product Introduction…

 

IBC Support Stands
OTHER VIBRANT POWDER COAT OPTIONS AVAILABLE!
Model: IBC-TLT-FPL
Adjustable height!
Five Levels in 6″ Increments
Provides secure tilting of containers
for complete draining!
Standard Features:
  • Tilts IBC towards valve for better dispensing when contents are low.
  • Legs adjustable on five levels in 6″ increments.
  • Self-rising design as contents dispense.
  • Allows for easy access to valve connections.
  • Ergonomic design to minimize user bending and twisting.
  • Each leg has four pre-drilled mounting holes for permanent mounting applications.
  • Integrated fork pockets for safe portability.
  • TOUGH BAKED-IN POWDER COATED BLUE FINISH.
  • Durable steel construction.
  • Made in the U.S.A.
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Model: IBC-275
IBC Tilting Cart
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Could you benefit from a Double Deep Pallet Rack System? 

July 31st, 2020

Could you benefit from a Double Deep Pallet Rack System? 

First of all, what is it?
It’s exactly what it sounds like! By placing a second row of Selective Pallet Rack immediately behind the first row, you can create Double Deep Pallet Rack shelving. Similar to selective rack, double deep is available in a variety of heights, depths, bay lengths and capacities and can be combined with rows of pallet rack allowing you to create a customized solution for your specific needs. This system:
  • Eliminates the need for an aisle between two storage racks
  • Saves up to 65% of the available floor space
  • Requires deep reach lift trucks
  • Retains most of the properties of selective rack (so you can add decking and other accessories like you would to a standard racking system)
 
How to determine if Double Deep Pallet Rack is right for your application:
  • Is there a need for increased storage density?
  • You don’t require 100% immediate access to all products.
  • Stock rotation is less important.
  • You want flexibility in expanding or re-configuring your storage.
  • This method of racking is appropriate if the pallet that is going to be at 

the back contains the same item as the one in front of it, and perfect rotation is not required

  • You require an economical solution.
This system will increase your capacity while respecting your budget.

 

 

Double Deep Pallet Rack

To Learn if a Double Deep Pallet Rack system

will work for you, contact CMH!

Courtney Material Handling. Inc. Presents LEWCO Custom Non-Marking Transfer Car

July 31st, 2020

LEWCO Custom Non-Marking Transfer Car

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HANDS  FREE SHORT SANITIZER  DISPENSING  STANDS – Ideal for SCHOOLS!

July 29th, 2020

HANDS  FREE, SHORT SANITIZER  DISPENSING  STANDS

Ideal for SCHOOLS

New shorter, 35” tall,  Grade school height sanitizer stand model 53200S

No minimum order. By New Age Industrial.

 

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6 pallet trends to watch in 2020

July 29th, 2020

6 pallet trends to watch in 2020

Pallet manufacturers reveal the top trends affecting the way they make and sell their products right now, and outline the positive impacts these shifts are having on the companies that use their pallets.

Pallets in the News

6 pallet trends to watch in 2020
Bridget McCrea, Editor · June 10, 2020

Whether they’re carbon-neutral, sanitized, made in the U.S.A., or ready to be rolled out onto the retail store floor, the “new wave” of pallets sticks to its predecessors’ core functions—stacking, storing, protecting and transporting products—while adding a few new twists meant to satisfy the modern customer’s needs.

With Covid-19, social distancing rules and workplace shutdowns affecting the business environment in 2020, pallets are playing a critical supporting role in the smooth running of the supply chain. “Pallet purchasing trends and quantities are changing during this period of uncertainty,” says Gary Sharon, vice president at Litco. “Even with some markets softened due to decreased demand, we’ve had a steady supply of pallet orders.”

At ORBIS, product manager Jordan Rogers says that as the business world continues to adapt to the current challenges and operate in the post-Covid world, pallets will play an even bigger part in the overall supply chain. “We may not know what the future is going to look like, but pallets are going to be a big part of it because they are kind of the lifeblood of all industries,” says Rogers. “They are the true workhorses of the warehouse and DC.”


Litco’s molded wood pallets offer a high level of stability while reducing vibration.


6 shifts in the pallet industry to watch

Here are six trends that manufacturers are seeing right now and how they believe these shifts will affect the pallet’s role in the overall supply chain.

1.) Cleaner, sanitized pallets

Some pallet users now have a high concern about their pallet’s hygiene and chain of custody and, as such, are looking for “clean” pallets. “We are experiencing an increased demand for our engineered wood pallets, especially from companies that typically purchase used pallets,” says Sharon, whose firm has been making sanitized, nestable pallets for more than four decades.

The process first dries the wood fiber down to 3% moisture content, which kills all of the pests, pathogens, listeria and mold. After a resin binder is added, the materials are then hot pressed in a mold at 350°F. The high temperature automatically sanitizes the surfaces, with the finished pallet coming out of the press at 8% moisture content. “It’s a naturally clean pallet when it’s manufactured, opposed to maybe a used, repaired wood pallet, where no one knows where it’s been or what’s touched it,” Sharon says. “This process also leaves the pallets ready for export per IPPC-ISPM15, without any additional heat-treating and special license stamps.”

2.) Made in the U.S.A.

According to Sharon, companies are leaning toward a preference to purchase products made in the United States. The global pandemic appears to have accelerated this trend, with a greater number of companies trying to support more U.S. manufacturing and American-made products.

Made domestically, for example, Litco pallets are certified as sustainable and manufactured from 100% regionally sourced, environmentally responsible raw materials. “People are saying, ‘well maybe we need to make more things here in the United States,’” Sharon says, “with the goal of securing the supply chain and being able to better monitor quality and the hygienic aspect of pallet production.”

2.)3.) Point-of-purchase (POP) display pallets.

Pallets that can be unloaded from a truck and taken straight onto the store floor have been around for a while, but their use is growing in the current business environment. Even before Covid-19 reared its head, retailers were working to improve efficiencies at the store level, where POP display pallets are often found in convenience stores, which rely heavily on foot traffic (versus online ordering with delivery or buy online/pick up in store).

Now, with social distancing rules in place and sanitization/disinfecting processes ramped up, not having to touch a pallet has become a new selling point. “POP display pallets allow retailers to minimize product touches by loading directly onto that pallet at the DC,” says Rogers, “and then sending the pallet to the store, where they roll it right out into the aisle and unpack it.” Once the pallet is emptied, it can be sent back to the DC or warehouse for replenishment.

4.) Pallets that support smaller-format stores.

With retailers opening more smaller format and specialized stores, pallet makers are reimagining their product lines to support this trend. In many cases, the movement is driven by the urbanization trend. “A lot of the traditional big box stores are moving into urban areas, with retailers like Target moving to small-format stores where smaller product loads have to get through smaller doors (due to a lack of traditional loading docks, for example),” says Rogers, whose company makes a line of small format options that include a 42 x 30-inch “skinnier pallet” that enables more efficient deliveries for these small-format stores.

This design makes the delivery process faster and more efficient for drivers, who don’t have to de-stack pallets out in the parking lot and then bring the goods in on their carts. “They can actually just use a hand truck to bring in these skinnier pallets, which are only 30 inches wide, right through the front door,” says Rogers. This has a direct impact on retailers’ labor costs in that fewer drivers are required. Even better, the drivers that are working generally have a more enjoyable experience. “Driver retention goes up when retailers start utilizing smaller-format pallets that can also serve as POP displays because they’re brought directly from the DC into the store,” Rogers adds.

5.) A collaborative approach to sustainability.

There isn’t a corner of the business world that hasn’t been touched by the push to operate more sustainably, and pallets are no exception to the rule. According to Rogers, pallet makers like ORBIS continue to market the value of investing in plastic pallets, which—citing a Virginia Tech lifecycle test—he says can handle 10 to 20 times the number of trips that wooden pallets can manage. “There’s a larger upfront investment required for plastic pallets, but the user’s costs over the life of a pallet are greatly reduced because they’re recyclable,” says Rogers. This recyclability helps support an organization’s overall commitment to operating more sustainably. At CHEP, Jason Adlam, vice president of new business development, says he’s seeing more companies ramp up their sustainability goals and initiatives right now, with an eye on improving their operations in these areas. Companies that have already implemented sustainability initiatives within their own four walls, Adlam says, are now going to the next level and making incremental step changes toward sustainability, removing waste from their transportation networks, and working with their pallet providers to achieve these and other goals.

“The only way to be successful in that space is to adopt a collaborative mindset as an organization,” says Adlam, “and bring in all of your trading partners to help you toward those sustainability goals and objectives.”

6.) Carbon-neutral pallets.

Also in the area of sustainability, more companies are calculating their carbon footprints and working to reduce them to zero. To help its customers achieve this goal, CHEP has developed a carbon neutral half-pallet. According to Adlam, the 40 x 24-inch pallet has been well received by customers that are striving to reduce their own overall carbon footprints. “The product is pretty innovative from a sustainability standpoint because it’s the first half-pallet product that we’ve created that’s fully carbon neutral,” says Adlam.

To make it, the company analyzed the half-pallet’s overall carbon footprint, determined its total carbon usage, and then purchased carbon offset credits (these credits allow individuals and companies to invest in environmental projects to balance out their own carbon footprints). “Companies using this pallet can also account for any carbon benefits and sustainability benefits for their [individual] reporting structures,” says Adlam.

When shipping half-pallets to retailers, they can take it off the truck and move it right out onto the store floor without having to touch any of the product that’s stored on it. “It’s fully display-ready,” says Adlam, who sees less chance for product damage and the need for fewer “hands on deck” to manage the pallets as two additional benefits of using the carbon neutral half-pallet.

The sustainability benefits are equally as impressive: Adlam says one major sugar manufacturer used the half-pallets to remove about 231,000 pounds of carbon dioxide from its supply chain. “It’s a win-win for the manufacturer and the retailer from a sustainability standpoint,” he adds, “and the first and only one of its kind, to our knowledge.”

Companies mentioned in this article:

CHEP
Litco
ORBIS

 

About the Author

Bridget McCrea, Editor

Bridget McCrea is a Contributing Editor for Logistics Management based in Clearwater, Fla. She has covered the transportation and supply chain space since 1996 and has covered all aspects of the industry for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review. She can be reached at bridgetmc@earthlink.net, or on Twitter @BridgetMcCrea

 

New- Reel Lifters

July 28th, 2020

 

New- Vestil Reel Lifters
Model: CRL-4-12-3000
Helps maneuver heavy and awkward reels with ease!
Standard Features:
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  • Pull cable helps engage feet to brace the reel.
  • Accessible top lifting ring.
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