Embarking on a journey towards warehouse optimization requires strategic thinking and planning. In South Carolina, from bustling Columbia to the dynamic industrial hubs of Greer, companies are redefining warehouse efficiency. This page, inspired by the success of Wilsonart and Flagger Force, offers a blueprint for warehouse managers and businesses aspiring to upgrade their storage and distribution capabilities.


Wilsonart: Warehouse Transformation Case Study

Wilsonart, a renowned name in manufacturing, specializes in the distribution and sale of Granite Slabs. They serve a diverse clientele, ranging from local businesses to international entities.

Their Columbia, SC facility recently upgraded with vertical slab racks, similar to cantilever racking, enhancing their capacity to store and distribute products effectively. This change not only bolsters their operational efficiency but also ensures faster, more reliable service to their customers.

“We assisted Wilsonart with their regional distribution center, implementing 60 lineal feet of vertical slab storage. This system was designed for large slabs of manufactured stone – an untraditionally-shaped product to try and warehouse. Unique products require custom design, which is exactly what we provided for Wilsonart!”

Brian Koski, Warehouse Design SpecialistBrian Koski, Warehouse Design Specialist, AK Material Handling Systems
Vertical slab rack

Flagger Force: Innovation in Traffic Control Technology

Flagger Force, a full-service traffic control company, provides traffic control planning and services for roadside projects and work zones across the East Coast. The company has revamped its Greer, SC storage facility with the addition of Ridg-U-Rak selective pallet racking, Nashville Wire Products wire decking, and hanging dividers.

“This customer was adding sections of racking to two of their locations. We were able to assist with both of their storage revamps and provide the custom 60” deep frames needed for their application.”

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

Achieving Warehouse Efficiency Through Custom Solutions for Diverse Industries

Tailoring solutions like pallet flow and selective pallet racks to handle the proper weight, is crucial for industries from manufacturing to e-commerce. Brands like AK Material Handling Systems offer turnkey services like Warehouse Layout and Design and help ensure optimal utilization of space and resources.

Innovative technologies like ASRS and warehouse robotics modernize warehouses by freeing up employees leading to greater efficiencies. These advancements enable brands to stay ahead in a competitive landscape, offering quick and accurate handling of materials.

Wilsonart and Flagger Force’s implementation of specialized Slab Racks and custom selective racking significantly improved their ability to serve customers with speed and reliability. These transformations showcase how tailored warehouse solutions can directly impact customer satisfaction and business growth. By adopting similar strategies, companies can not only streamline their operations but also elevate their service quality to new heights.

Key Insights for South Carolina Warehouses and Beyond

Adopting strategies from leaders like Wilsonart and Flagger Force can guide any warehouse toward enhanced efficiency. Embracing custom solutions and cutting-edge technologies is key to staying relevant and effective in today’s fast-paced market:

  • Prioritize custom racking solutions for your specific industry’s needs.
  • Consider incorporating advanced technologies for inventory management.
  • Engage with experts for tailored warehouse layout designs.

By integrating these strategies, warehouse managers and companies can achieve operational excellence. Call 800-722-5908 or fill out a quote form to get in touch with one of our design experts today. We look forward to hearing about your goals for your storage system!

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