The MVS Award is granted by the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association). This is the second year that 3D Storage has earned this industry award created to recognize companies who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to their dealer network, their employees and their community.
To qualify for the MVS Award, 3D was required to meet a series of criteria in a number of areas important to the distributor companies who do business with them. In addition to confirming an on-going commitment to safety, MVS Award winners have demonstrated an overall commitment to business excellence by documenting programs in the following areas:
“Why should I pay $200 per pallet position for 5 or 6 deep pushback when I can purchase standard selective rack for $50 per pallet?"
This is a common question that we get asked at 3D Storage Systems. The quick answer usually comes out something like “Why pay $50 when you can just put it on the floor for free?” Truth be told, if you can store all the pallets you need to on the floor without any rack, then that may be the best solution.
However, most warehouses we see are struggling to get ever increasing numbers of pallets into a given area. Once the floor area is all used up, the next logical step is to go up. That’s why we use high density storage racks like pushback racking and pallet flow racking – it allows us to store products vertically and use up more of the cubic space within a warehouse. And again, if you can store all the pallets you need with standard selective racking, then a high density storage rack probably isn't the best solution for you.
Contrary to some of the literature out there, “Flow-Rail” is not a new high-density storage product.
Flow-Rail was first introduced to North America back in the early 1990’s by another Canadian distributor. The product had limited success – it was susceptible to jamming caused by wood chips created by the serrated chain on the wooden pallets. To our knowledge, not one of those installations are still in use today.
We know that as a material handling distributor you have to be a “jack of all trades” and be able to discuss hundreds of different products in a multitude of applications. Because we specialize in pushback, pallet flow and carton flow and have been doing it for over 25 years, we like to think that we can add some value to your solution development and subsequent sales presentations.