Storage and Material Handling Solutions for Retail Backrooms and Distribution Centers

Having a retail backroom or distribution center that is easy to navigate and well-organized helps ensure overall customer satisfaction and makes stocking and inventory more efficient.

That’s why we’ve put together this page that contains all resources relevant to you, a retail 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 Retail 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.

Differences Between Structural and Roll Formed Rack

Pallet rack is available in both structural and roll-formed steel. In this tutorial you’ll learn the differences of each including how they are constructed and ideal uses.
A safe warehouse is an efficient warehouse. An unsafe warehouse is a liability.

Understanding Warehouse Rack Safety

Rack uprights are bumped and pushed by material handling equipment, beam elevations or pallet loads are readjusted to fit loaded pallets, and components are modified or aisles narrowed to accommodate inventory. All of these actions happen as a matter of running a warehouse, but what warehouse rack safety measures are taken to ensure that these actions have not compromised the integrity of your rack system?

How To: Warehouse Rack Installation

Once the decision has been made to install pallet rack in your warehouse, the next big question is “How do I go about installing it?” Warehouse rack installation doesn’t have to be a difficult process; with the right groundwork, your pallet rack installation will be a breeze.
Cantilever racking & Push back racking

How To Choose Your Industrial Warehouse Racking

The racking system in your warehouse facility serves as the entire framework for your operation. When choosing an industrial warehouse racking option, you need racking solutions that are ideal for your space and built to last.

Industrial Warehouse Shelving Options

Industrial warehouse shelving is not limited to one type or size. There are various types, sizes, and styles to choose from – exploring all of the options is the best way to customize your warehouse in order to maximize your industrial space.
warehouse drive-in and drive-through rack

Pallet Racking Types

There are various pallet racking types, all with different features, benefits, and ideal uses. Which is best for your operation not only depends on the products that you are storing but also the selectivity and density that you require. Below is a comparison and descriptions of pallet racking types.
Various sizes for plastic column protectors

Three Statements That Prove You Need Pallet Rack Protection

These statements should prove that you need to implement pallet rack protection now: 1. The safety of your employees is of the upmost importance. 2. The products stored in your warehouse are essential to your business. 3. Your rack system is a significant investment.

Why You Need a Rack Safety Inspection: ANSI/RMI Rack Safety, Repair and Replacement Standards

Keeping your warehouse operating safely and at peak efficiency begins with routine inspection and maintenance. International Building codes (IBC) and occupancy permits increasingly include ANSI/RMI (American National Standards Institute / Rack Manufacturers Institute) standards. Ask yourself, what standards are in place after a warehouse is put in operation or what about retrofitted warehouses? Rack uprights are bumped and pushed by material handling equipment, beam elevations or pallet loads are readjusted to fit loaded pallets, and components are modified or aisles narrowed to accommodate inventory. All of that happens as a matter of running a warehouse, but what doesn’t always happen is regularly inspecting pallet rack systems.

Assessing the Safety of Your Racking System

Compromised and damaged racking can lead to a variety of problems that not only threatens the security of stored materials but may also affect the overall viability of your operation and put your employees at risk. As a result, it's necessary to assess and address any safety issues with your racking system.
Used Warehouse Racking

Should You Buy Used Equipment to Reduce Your Costs?

Supplementing your racking system is one of the most significant expenses you're likely to incur for your business. Fortunately, the option of buying used equipment can help you reduce your costs. However, used equipment can create a multitude of problems that may end up costing you more. As a result, it's necessary to consider two important factors that will ultimately enable you to get the best value for your money -- size and compatibility.

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