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Storage and Material Handling Solutions for Food and Beverage Companies

Food and beverage distribution presents a unique set of challenges. Often, you’re dealing with expiration dates, multiple SKUs, and even harsh freezer or cooler environments.

That’s why we’ve put together this page that contains all resources relevant to you, a food and/or beverage distribution company. Consider this your one-stop for answers to all your material handling and storage questions.

If you don’t find the exact answer you’re looking for, or have questions regarding specific content you read, fill out the contact form or give us a call at 773-917-5569. One of our material handling specialists will be happy to help you.

More About REB's Solutions for Food and Beverage Companies

REB Storage Systems is considered in the material handling industry as an integrator, meaning we manage your project from conception to completion. First, we present you with various storage solutions to advance the efficiency of your warehouse. Once this is finalized, we make it all come together by arranging all deliveries, providing a professional installation, and conducting a final walk through with your team and, if required, the Village Inspector.

REB furnishes, delivers, and installs material handling and storage systems nationwide. We focus on meeting our customer’s satisfaction. Whether it involves submitting permits to the village, presenting structural analysis to secure a certificate of occupancy, or working with the Village/Fire Department, REB has the capabilities and experience.

Warehouse Storage Solutions Racking

Warehouse Storage Solutions Explained

There are a number of warehouse storage solutions out there, and while a couple of these may ‘work’ for your operation, there’s likely one that is the most beneficial. Identifying and utilizing the ideal solution will ensure optimized density and selectivity, increasing efficiency and ultimately profits.
Industrial Cooler or Industrial Freezer

Why A Rack Supported Cooler or Freezer is Ideal For Your Operation

If you’re currently researching options for an industrial cooler or industrial freezer for your warehouse, consider a rack supported cooler or freezer for a higher storage density solution that will save money and construction time.
Backroom Shelving

Supermarket Backroom Shelving – A Case Study

A supermarket chain required backroom shelving for numerous locations across the United States. REB supplied a rivet shelving solution to maximize their backroom storage. As a systems integrator, REB was able to store, pack and ship all inventory, resulting in time and cost savings.
Freezer Rack Repair

Freezer Fix – A Rack Repair Case Study

A food and beverage company wanted to address two damaged selective rack frames in the company's 115' x 229' freezer where they store pallets of frozen food. REB was called in to fix the damaged rack by installing two (2) 9’ high slant rack repairs. REB also suggested a safety assessment in the entire freezer. The assessment found further damage and other safety concerns that the company completed. As a result, they now have a much safer facility and their annual cost for repairs is lower.

Is Structural or Roll Formed Ideal For a Cold Storage Racking System?

Coolers and freezers present unique storage challenges. Because of the cold temperatures, using the right type of racking can make or break your operation (literally). It's important to understand the differences of roll formed and structural steel and which is advisable to use for your cold storage racking system.
Cooler and Freezer Install

Rack Supported Cooler and Freezer – A Case Study

A distributor was relocating their distribution center and needed a turnkey storage solution for their cooler and freezer sections. REB suggested they consider constructing the cooler and freezer so that it is supported by the rack structure, which optimizes space utilization and offers higher storage density.
Rack Supported Structure

Support Your Operation with a Rack Supported Structure

A rack supported structure is comprised of storage systems that act as the structural support for the walls and ceiling of the facility while still providing storage. When compared to structural steel frame warehouses, the design of the rack supported warehouse offers a higher storage density.

How To: A Guide to Determine Pallet Rack Capacity

Pallet rack capacity is a crucial factor to the safety of your warehouse. It is important to ensure that both the racking frames and beams are designed to hold the required weight to avoid a possible collapse.  When calculating the capacity, there are several elements to take into consideration.
Pallet Flow

Amped up Pallet Flow – A Rack System Case Study

An energy drink supplier needed a better solution for storing products. REB designed a pallet flow system to hold 324 pallets with a 2,200 lb. average pallet weight. The first-in, first-out design of the system allows for constant product movement and safeguarding that no inventory spoils or goes to waste.
Used Warehouse Racking

How To: A Guide to Purchasing Used Warehouse Racking

Used warehouse racking can be a great option for cutting down costs for a facility upgrade, renovation or a new warehouse. Whether you are putting together an entire system of used rack or are incorporating used pallet racking into your current system, make sure it will fit without any problems.

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