For warehouse managers and companies seeking to enhance their operational capabilities, this page offers a practical roadmap to achieve efficiency in warehouse design. We present tips for success, drawing insights from Washington warehousing solutions, including Tesco and Pabco Roofing.

From the bustling ports of Tacoma to the dynamic industrial sectors of Auburn, efficiency in warehouse design stands paramount. Tesco and Pabco Roofing each demonstrate strategies for serving clients effectively through optimized storage solutions.


Tesco: A Model of Warehousing Excellence

Tesco, a leader in lighting and electrical solutions, recently partnered with AK Material Handling Systems to add selective pallet racking and Tennsco Z-Line Rivet Shelving to their Auburn, Washington facility. We provided Steel King frames and Unarco beams and topped off the system with 102 Nashville Wire Products wire decks.

“Tesco was a great client to work with! They contacted us and already knew what they were looking for, so we were able to provide the materials they needed without issue. One full truckload of materials later, and Tesco had upgraded storage systems for their facility.”

Adam HansenAdam Hansen, Pallet Rack Specialist, AK Material Handling Systems
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Pabco Roofing: Redefining Manufacturing and Distribution

Pabco Roofing in Tacoma, Washington, renowned for its premium roofing materials, has been an integral part of Washington’s manufacturing landscape for nearly four decades. They provide high-quality shingles in several constructions, from modest homes to grand estates.

“Pabco Roofing needed a unique size of wire decking for their storage system. We assisted this client by ordering 146 custom NWP wire decks in the size 18” x 46.”

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

Their shift from standard to more customized pallet rack systems for storing shingles and manufacturing parts exemplifies a dedication to innovation. This upgrade significantly boosts their ability to efficiently meet the diverse needs of their clientele and ensures that every product is stored safely and properly.

Customized Storage Solutions

Storage solutions like push-back and selective pallet racks are crucial for industries ranging from e-commerce to manufacturing. Customization addresses specific needs, ensuring operational efficiency and client satisfaction.

Working with a warehouse designer like AK Material Handling Systems can further refine storage strategies. Quick-ship options and expert services, such as warehouse layout and design, space planning, and relocation, underscore AK’s commitment to client success.

State-of-the-art technologies like ASRS, warehouse robotics, and conveyor systems, coupled with AK’s comprehensive services, set the benchmark for industry excellence. These innovations enable companies like Tesco and Pabco Roofing, as well as sectors including aerospace, manufacturing, and logistics, to stay ahead in a competitive landscape.

Tips for Managers and Companies:

  • Assess and adapt storage solutions like selective and push-back racks tailored to specific industry needs.
  • Collaborate with experts like AK’s storage optimization consultants for customized warehouse design and quick-ship inventory options.
  • Embrace technological advancements like ASRS and robotics for enhanced efficiency.
  • Regularly review and upgrade warehouse layouts to keep pace with evolving business demands.

Implementing new warehouse systems has significantly benefited brands like Tesco and Pabco Roofing. Tesco’s efficient use of selective pallet racking and heavy duty shelving enables quick and organized access to a vast range of products, enhancing customer satisfaction through prompt service. Pabco Roofing’s tailored racking solutions have streamlined their manufacturing process, ensuring timely delivery of high-quality roofing materials. These real-world examples demonstrate the tangible benefits of optimized warehouse design in serving customers more effectively.

To begin a custom storage design for your facility, call 800-722-5908 or fill out a quote form to get in touch with one of our warehouse designers. We look forward to hearing from you!

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