In the heart of Nebraska, warehouse management is reaching new levels of efficiency and optimization. Companies across the state, from bustling Omaha to industrious Holdrege, are redefining operations and customer service through innovative warehouse designs

This page, drawn from our experience working with Nebraska’s leading brands in manufacturing and agriculture, will serve as a roadmap to navigating this complex yet rewarding terrain.


Briggs & Stratton – Manufacturing Excellence in Nebraska

Briggs & Stratton, a name associated with manufacturing prowess, now operates more efficiently after working with AK Material Handling Systems. Their implementation of robust WireCrafters rack backing has set a new standard in the industry. Serving a diverse clientele, their warehousing improvements are not just about storage but about enhancing safety throughout their operations.

“This customer was looking to cover the back of their racking to prevent material from falling into the walkway below. We ended up doing a combination of used and new material to better suit their needs and lower the overall cost.”

Adam HansenAdam Hansen, Pallet Rack Specialist, AK Material Handling Systems
Briggs & Stratton Nebraska order

Briggs & Stratton Rack Back Shipment

Briggs & Stratton’s warehouse enhancements have notably improved their business efficiency and elevated customer satisfaction. The optimized systems in their warehouses have led to heightened operational safety, streamlining processes, and reducing overhead costs. These combined improvements not only make the business more safe and efficient but also significantly enhance the overall customer experience.

Hormel Foods – Revolutionizing Agriculture and Food Storage

Hormel Foods Nebraska

When it comes to agriculture and food processing, Hormel Foods stands as a leader in Nebraska. Their Omaha-based operations have embraced galvanized structural RBI drive-in, push-back, and selective pallet racking. Complete with stainless steel drip pans, this custom storage system facilitates the unique demands of Hormel’s food manufacturing plant. These adaptations not only preserve the quality of their products but also streamline manufacturing and distribution processes.

The significance of galvanization and stainless steel pallet racking in food storage includes easy sanitization and corrosion resistance. These are crucial factors in the food handling industry that prevent contamination and enhance the overall safety and longevity of the product and storage system. 

“Hormel had multiple rooms supporting different parts of their food manufacturing and distribution processes. Working in phases, we designed storage systems for various cooler and freezer areas in their facility, adding several hundred pallet positions, mostly for raw pork and other meats.”

Brian Koski, Warehouse Design SpecialistBrian Koski, Warehouse Design Specialist, AK Material Handling Systems

Hormel Foods’ warehouse innovations have significantly boosted their business efficiency and customer satisfaction through three key strategies: First, their streamlined operations ensure rapid product turnover, allowing for quicker market response and fresher products. Second, advanced storage solutions are in place to maintain the highest food quality, crucial for customer safety and trust. Lastly, customized racking systems accommodate their diverse product range, enhancing space utilization and inventory management. These advancements collectively contribute to a more efficient, responsive, and customer-focused business model.

The Importance of Tailored Solutions

Both Briggs & Stratton and Hormel Foods exemplify the critical role of customized warehouse solutions. From warehouse safety products to highly customized solutions like push-back, drive-in, and galvanized racking, these designs cater to specific industry needs, ensuring efficiency across sectors like agriculture, food manufacturing, and wholesale distribution.

Partnering with AK Material Handling Systems

Working with AK Material Handling Systems unlocks a world of possibilities. Our expertise in warehouse design, from space planning to quick-ship options, can transform any space into an optimized storage facility. Select services like pallet rack installation and warehouse relocation are particularly impactful, ensuring seamless transitions and enhanced functionality.

Transforming Nebraska’s Warehousing Landscape

Adopting advanced technologies and services can propel Nebraska’s industries to new heights. Recent innovations like warehouse robotics, and ASRS not only modernize facilities but also pave the way for future growth and efficiency.

Nebraska’s warehousing sector is witnessing a remarkable transformation driven by the strategic approaches of industry leaders like Briggs & Stratton and Hormel Foods. By adopting tailored solutions like selective and push-back pallet racks and partnering with experts like AK Material Handling Systems, companies can achieve unparalleled efficiency and customer satisfaction.

Key Takeaways for Warehouse Managers, Like You:

  • Embrace custom solutions for specific industry needs.
  • Prioritize safety and efficiency in warehouse design.
  • Consider partnerships with experts for optimal results.

This page not only serves as a comprehensive resource for those in the field but also stands as a testament to the innovative spirit driving Nebraska’s industrial success. To begin your warehouse enhancement today, call 800-722-5908 or complete an online quote form, and you will hear from one of our design experts shortly!

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