Storage and Material Handling Solutions for Manufacturing Companies

Manufacturing facilities often have a lot of moving parts and numerous areas that work together to fabricate and assemble items and get them shipped to distributors or end users. Because of this, it's important that every area of the manufacturing facility is operating at peak performance.

That’s why we’ve put together this page that contains all resources relevant to you, a manufacturing 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 800-252-5955. One of our material handling specialists will be happy to help you.

More About REB's Solutions for Manufacturing 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.

Rack Supported Mezzanine System

Increase Storage Density with a Rack Supported Mezzanine System

As a business grows, additional space is needed to accommodate this expansion. Unfortunately, adding on to a building or moving to a new building is often an expensive investment that can halt operations for an extended period. One way to add space to your building while avoiding an addition is a rack supported mezzanine system, also known as a mezzanine racking system. They are a cost-effective solution that add additional capacity to a warehouse or distribution center by utilizing vertical space.

How a Warehouse Mezzanine Can Take You to the Next Level

Many warehouses and distribution centers face the issue of outgrowing their facility. When a business has a production line or has heavy traffic in the shipping and receiving departments, storage space is vital. A warehouse mezzanine can be added to the space to increase storage, which is a more affordable option than renovating or relocating to a larger facility.
Selective Rack Product Flow

FIFO Rack Systems

First-in, first-out, or FIFO, is a type of inventory management that allows inventory placed into a rack system first to be removed first. FIFO rack systems are ideal for customers requiring rapid stock rotation, have a high turnover rate for inventory, or store items with expiration dates. For example, FIFO food storage applications allows for constant product movement, safeguarding that no inventory spoils or goes to waste.
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When to Use Last-in, First-out Storage (LIFO)

Last-in, first-out (LIFO) is a type of inventory management that allows inventory placed into a rack system last to be removed first. Last-in, first-out storage is most often used for goods with a long shelf life or those held in large quantities.

Pallet Rack Repair: How It Works

Through the course of normal operations, storage rack frames can be damaged by forklifts and other material handling equipment. Damaged frames have a reduced capacity and present a serious risk of collapse and personal injury. A collapse can also damage merchandise, adjacent building structures and equipment.
Selective Rack Vertical Storage

Optimizing Vertical Storage – A Case Study

In this case study you will learn how REB designed a layout option to maximize a manufacturer's vertical storage for their new building expansion. This project was divided into two phases and consisted of selective, carton flow and cantilever racking systems to allow for storage of varying sizes to be easily accessed for faster picking.
Pallet Flow Solution

Pallet Flow Scaffolding Storage – A Case Study

In this case study, REB provided design and engineering services for a customized pallet flow racking system for a manufacturing company. 
2-Deep Drive-In Racking System

Maximizing Mattress Density Case Study

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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Rack System Relocation – A Case Study

A packaging supplier needed to expand and relocate their storage and distribution operation. To save the company money, REB provided a design with selective rack and wire decking that incorporated both new material as well as material from their existing racking system. This allows them to store larger quantities while expediting their picking and shipping processes.

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.

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Brian Dubin

All Products Automotive, Inc.

“We have been a customer for over 15 years. REB offers a good selection of products at great prices. They are an excellent source of materials along with suggestions and information on a variety of storage issues."

Bruce Moulton

Harrington Industrial Plastics

“REB is by far my favorite vendor, the customer service and dedication to making sure every order is complete and on time. Fantastic communication, and an absolute pleasure to work with.”

Gary Rothschild

Epko Industries

“First time customer and REB provided excellent service and competitive pricing. Would use them again.”

Elliot Sneen

Cabernet Corporation

“Great customer service with an accurate storage system!”

Richard Steed

Pacific Storage Company

“We have used REB Storage Systems for a number of years and will continue to do so in the years to come. Their entire staff are wonderful to work with and provide a seamless installation from beginning to end. Their focus to detail and quality installation has been a valuable resource to our company.”

Tom Beckermann

Felling Trailers Inc.

“REB Storage Systems provides a high quality product with the best customer service in the industry, no matter the volume of products we buy.”

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