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Wellness in the Workplace – A Letter from REB’s President

Many companies create a wellness program to improve and promote a healthy lifestyle for their employees. In addition to improving healthy lifestyles for employees, workplace wellness programs have many benefits to an organization. Employees who participate in wellness programs have lower absences, higher morale and increased productivity. Wellness programs can be outfitted with nutritional options, activities and challenges or mental and emotional wellness factors. 

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Achieving Workplace Synergy – A Letter from REB’s President

Workplace synergy takes place when employees come together to make a greater impact than they would separately. Synergy results in high productivity, efficiencies and employee accountability. This can be achieved when company goals are set and everyone collaboratively sees the whole process through to completion.

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When to Conduct Warehouse Pallet Racking Safety Assessments

Maintaining and inspecting racking systems regularly will help you stay cognizant of any severe or accumulated rack damage that can impact the integrity of the racking system. Periodic in-house assessments should be conducted to report anything that does not look correct or has experienced any form of contact with equipment. If you are concerned about the safety of your racking system, the sooner you address it the better.

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Playing to Employee Strengths – A Letter From REB’s President

Playing to Employee Strengths

Implementing a management style that focuses on and develops employees’ strengths can be more effective than trying to fix, grow or improve weaknesses. When employees are encouraged to understand and utilize their strengths, they are more productive and engaged, less likely to quit their jobs and have an increase in customer engagement.

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June Marks National Safety Month

Rack Safety Inspections

Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing workplace injury and fatalities. Running routine safety inspections to your warehouse can identify safety concerns to help avoid a rack collapse, damage to property or inventory and employee injury. Make sure to continually assess your warehouse to identify any safety issues.

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Maximizing Mattress Density – A Case Study

2-Deep Drive-In Racking System

A mattress manufacturer needed to move from an existing 270,000 sq. ft. facility to a 130,000 sq. ft. facility. We proposed a 2-deep drive-in racking system which increased storage density while allowing the manufacturer to continue using their existing lift equipment. The result was a layout that exceeded the current capacity without leasing a second location. Additionally, this solution estimated an annual real estate savings of $840K (based on $8/sq. ft.)

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