Cold-Storage Facility Opens in North East, MD with a Little Help from the
Apex Warehouse Systems Team
One of the things Maryland is known for is great food, so what better place to open a new state-of-the-art, cold-storage facility for a major U.S. pork processing company. Apex Warehouse Systems was pleased to be an integral part of getting this facility up and running to service customers.
The impressive new 420,000 sq. ft. building hosts over 40 loading docks and approximately 5.8 million lbs. of steel pallet racking. The Apex team helped design, engineer and install the structural steel pallet racking systems and pick tunnels complete with 53,657 pallet positions and a multitude of customized safety accessories throughout the facility… all in just 90 days!
Here’s a quick recap of the project.
- 8m pound of steel
- Structural steel pallet rack
- 53,657 pallet positions
- 420,000 sq. ft. facility
- 90 Day install!
Pallet Rack Systems & Configurations
A busy cold storage distribution center tends to endure a lot of materials handling activity, meaning heavy interaction between the forklifts and the pallet racking which can lead to damage. Apex designed safeguards into the systems and added accessories to prevent significant damage, including the offset cant leg frames on the rack to allow the forklift outriggers to access the rack without interference while still accommodating a lower beam/pallet level. The 90° offset provides an easier visual for forklift drivers to gauge clearance for outriggers.
In three months’ time this facility went from a blank slate to one bustling with activity and poised to help streamline this customer’s national logistics network with the goal to optimize operations.
Just like we did here, the Apex team can help you reach your operational goals. Call today to speak with our warehousing design experts. The Apex team can see you through every step of the process from design to build to safety audits… we’ve got you covered.