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Are you curious to see just how Donald solved his company’s warehouse storage problem with rolling compact Pallet Racks on Tracks? Well Donald has provided us with his step by step guide that will show you exactly how he (with the help of Southwest Solutions Group) was able to double his company’s warehouse storage and increase their office space without increasing the floor space of their building. Donald’s company needed to add 20 more workspaces, but they had no room to expand. His company was growing because they just took on three new clients (one of those was the Windham Project) and needed floor space to store the project’s files. Donald’s company had to move people out of the office and into the warehouse and move products to an offsite auxiliary lease warehouse. Above is a floor plan of what Donald’s office and warehouse looked like before the storage project. As you can see from the picture, the pallet rack’s static access aisles take up more space than the storage racks do (click here to download Donald's Step by Step Plan).

Overview of Donald’s Warehouse Storage Project

Step 1 – Reduce warehouse storage space by half: Place your existing pallet racks on tracks to roll and compact the warehouse’s pallet storage area.
Step 2 – Maximize your storage space:
Install new pallet racks on tracks to provide additional storage for pallets from supplementary warehouse locations.
Step 3 – Use additional space for productivity:
Build a wall and add more cubicles for additional work space.

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Step One: Reduce Your Warehouse Storage Space in Half with Rolling Pallet Racks on Tracks

Step one involved mounting their existing pallet racks onto rolling structures and placing them on floor tracks. The 65’ long by 8’ wide rows of pallet racks roll sideways back and forth on the floor tracks to create a moveable access aisle. This is what Donald’s office and warehouse space looked like after the pallet racks were put on tracks. Doesn’t all that extra room look nice?

Step Two: Close the Auxiliary Warehouse Lease Space and Move the Products to New Compact Pallet Racks in the Central Warehouse

rolling warehouse racking compact pallet racks condense storage floor space by using moving aislesThere are many options available for what you can do with all that freed up warehouse floor space. Donald’s boss found out he could close their offsite auxiliary lease warehouse and have everything they need stored in one centralized warehouse. By doing this, he was able to get a quick return on his investment because he no longer had to pay rent (plus heating, cooling, and insurance) on the additional warehouse space or for employees to go to the warehouse to retrieve and stock products. Here is what Donald’s office and warehouse looked like after the additional Pallet Racks on Tracks were added.

Step Three: Add 20 More Workspaces and a Window Office for Donald

Are you wondering what happened to Donald and all of his friends with workspaces in the warehouse pallet racks? After the Compact Rolling Pallet Racks on Tracks were installed, the company still had room to add 20 new cubicles. The picture on the right shows what Donald's warehouse and office space looks like now.

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So, now that you know a little more about how Compact Rolling Pallet Racks on Tracks helped Donald become a storage star at his company, are you ready to be the next Donald? If you would like to find out how Compact Racks on Tracks can make your business more efficient, contact Southwest Solutions Group® toll free at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message for a free 30 minute assessment of your storage needs. One of our experienced sales engineers will be glad to provide you with a budgetary investment and a rough estimate on how much warehouse space you can save for your company with Pallet Racks on Tracks.

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