For warehouse managers and companies looking to renovate their storage operations, this page outlines some Alabama warehouse successes and storage solutions that will be of interest. 

Spanning Alabama’s vast industrial landscape, from the thriving production lines in Huntsville to the bustling distribution centers of Calera, lies a testament to smart warehouse design’s transformative power. Among these, Kohler and Plantation Patterns emerge as examples, each showcasing a unique approach to maximizing storage and efficiency.

Keep reading to learn about real-life warehouse efficiency successes distilled from some of Alabama’s warehousing solutions, and contact us to discuss a custom storage plan for your facility today! Call 800-722-5908 or fill out an online quote form to get started.


Kohler: A Study in Manufacturing Precision

We aided Kohler’s journey in Alabama’s manufacturing sector by integrating push-back rack systems and pallet flow racking—a change that significantly increased their storage efficiency. This innovation allowed Kohler to maintain its existing footprint while expanding the capacity of its modern manufacturing facility.

Pete Brandon was the design specialist behind this project, working with a 3rd-Party coordinator to provide Kohler with their new storage system.

“We provided 294 pallet positions of structural RBI pallet flow and 24 pallet positions of double deep push-back racking to optimize Kohler’s manufacturing operations.”

Pete Brandon, Warehouse Design SpecialistPete Brandon, Design Specialist, AK Material Handling Systems
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Kohler Storage Plan -- Custom Pallet Flow System

Plantation Patterns: Weaving Functionality into Fabrication

Selective pallet racking

Bay of selective pallet racking

Plantation Patterns, headquartered in Selma, Alabama, is a subsidiary of NGB Home and a testament to sustainable warehouse optimization. We provided quality warehouse design, new selective pallet racking, and integrated additional used pallet racking with their existing system to optimize their furniture manufacturing processes. 

“This company chose used pallet racking primarily for the cost savings, keeping the project within their budget, and to meet tight deadlines”

Adam HansenAdam Hansen, Pallet Rack Specialist, AK Material Handling Systems

Secondhand storage systems also contribute to sustainability by reducing waste. We worked with Plantation Patterns to create a sustainable, custom storage system that brought the company up to speed with modern efficiency standards.

Together, these projects form a blueprint for success, worked out with the team at AK Material Handling Systems. They highlight the importance of custom solutions, like push-back and used selective pallet racks, tailored to the unique needs of industries as diverse as warehousing and distribution, automotive manufacturing, and retail.

Swift project fulfillment is one asset that sets AK apart and brought us to the attention of these Alabama warehouses. Our quick-ship pallet rack options have become a staple for companies requiring immediate solutions–a critical advantage in today’s fast-paced market.

Technological advancements such as Warehouse Robotics, ASRS, and Conveyor Systems further distinguish Alabama’s warehousing approach. These innovations, along with sturdy industrial racking and compliance with OSHA rack capacity labeling requirements, are the cornerstones of a well-orchestrated warehouse.

As this overview of Alabama’s warehousing excellence concludes, we’d like to leave you with a few top-level insights:

  • Embrace racking systems that align with your industry’s specific needs.
  • Utilize quick-ship and on-hand solutions for time-sensitive demands.
  • Leverage technology to enhance accuracy, capacity, and efficiency in operations.

Learning from the strategic approaches of Kohler and Plantation Patterns is a great way for warehouses to optimize their efficiency. Contact AK at 800-722-5908 to learn how we can help your warehousing solutions and get ready to meet the challenges of tomorrow’s storage demands. We look forward to accompanying you in your warehouse development!

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