In the heart of New Mexico, from bustling Farmington to Albuquerque, businesses are revolutionizing warehouse efficiency. MRC Global and Cordova Contracting & Development stand out, not just for their expansive distribution networks but for their innovative approach to warehouse design, particularly in safety product storage and the design-build/construction management sector.


MRC Global: A Leader in Distribution and Safety Solutions

MRC Global, headquartered in Farmington, NM, is not just a distribution giant; it’s a beacon of innovation in the warehousing sector. Specializing in the supply of pipes, valves, fittings, and other infrastructure products, MRC Global caters to a diverse range of industries, including manufacturing, aerospace, and defense.

MRC Global’s recent enhancements in warehouse design focus on safety products and rack protection – specifically, column protectors. These changes are not merely cosmetic but strategic, ensuring their vast array of products are stored efficiently and securely.

Such improvements facilitate faster, more reliable distribution to their varied clientele, showcasing MRC Global’s commitment to excellence in every aspect of its operations.

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MRC Global order shipping to New Mexico

Cordova Contracting & Development: Custom Warehouse Design

Cordova Contracting & Development specializes in construction management, real estate development, and design-build services for various properties. The business needed a new, versatile storage system for its Albuquerque, NM, facility. Partnering with AK, they were able to implement a sturdy Ridg-U-Rak selective pallet racking complete with J&L Wire wire decks, hardware, and accessories. 

“This was a contractor that contacted us with a list of items required for a project in New Mexico (Cordova). We work with end users, contractors, and all sorts of customers to complete storage projects big and small. We were able to supply this customer with the selective racking they were looking for.”

Jake Koski, Pallet Rack SpecialistJake Koski, Pallet Rack Specialist, AK Material Handling Systems

This custom system not only expanded Cordova’s storage capacity but enhanced its operations by creating more accessible SKU slots and a more streamlined warehouse layout.

Custom Solutions for Diverse Industry Needs

Adapting to the unique demands of industries such as manufacturing and aerospace requires specialized solutions. MRC Global and Cordova Contracting & Development’s use of selective pallet racks, safety accessories, and wire decking exemplifies their understanding of advanced storage and safety measures. By tailoring their warehouse layout to the specific requirements of their products and clients, these companies ensure a seamless flow from storage to distribution.

Our experience working with brands in industries like those MRC Global and Cordova Contracting serve, has shown that collaboration with warehouse design experts is key. Companies like AK Material Handling Systems play a crucial role in this process, offering services such as warehouse layout and design, space planning, and rack installation. These services are not just about physical changes; they represent a deep understanding of operational needs and efficiency goals.

Paving the Path to Efficiency

Several essential steps ensure optimal efficiency in any warehouse facility:

  • Tailoring warehouse design to industry-specific needs enhances operational efficiency.
  • Implementing smart storage solutions like selective pallet racks and safety systems is crucial.
  • Collaborating with experts ensures an optimal warehouse layout and design.
  • Adopting advanced technologies prepares warehouses for future challenges.

MRC Global and Cordova Contracting & Development’s journeys in New Mexico exemplify how innovative warehouse design and smart technology integration can significantly enhance efficiency and safety. Their unique approaches serve as a model for others in the industry, proving that strategic design and expert collaboration are key to staying ahead in the fast-evolving world of warehousing.

To inquire about custom warehouse design and storage systems for your facility, call 800-722-5908 or complete an online quote form today. We look forward to hearing from you!

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