3 Best Practices for Productivity-Enhancing Warehouse Ergonomics

Injuries are far too common in the warehousing industry, with workers experiencing nearly twice as many musculoskeletal injuries as workers in the general private sector. However, good ergonomic practices can help prevent these injuries from occurring in the first place. According to a 2013 study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. warehousing and…read more

Pallet Rack Storage Options for Inventory Optimization

It may seem less disruptive or even less expensive to simply choose selective pallet rack for your storage or order fulfillment operation rather than rock the boat with a high-density, dynamic or automated system. We get it, and yes simple selective pallet rack is a dependable warehousing solution. However, with labor shortages, increasing demand, faster…read more

Fire Safety Beyond Compliance | Apex Safety Spotlight

Compliance with established warehouse fire safety codes is a given. The codes are essential and designed to prevent dangerous warehouse conditions that could lead to a fire. Codes also ensure that systems design and suppression measures are in place to enable an evacuation of personnel should a fire begin. That’s the paramount function as it…read more

Transverse Vs. Longitudinal Flue Spaces

According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), there are two types of flue spaces to consider when designing a pallet racking storage system for your warehouse: Transverse Flue Space and Longitudinal Flue Space. See example below. Transverse Flue Space: Orientating yourself towards the racking face, this is the space between the product being stored…read more

Drop the Welding Torch & Order Your Repair Kit | Apex Safety Spotlight

Welded Rack Repairs vs Rack Repair Kit – Why It’s a No Contest Battle Pallet rack damage that is determined significant enough to compromise the integrity of the system requires repair… that is something we can all agree upon. We should also agree that when it comes to the actual pallet rack repair there is…read more

Going Up? Mezzanines – Looking at Freestanding vs Rack Supported

Mezzanines or work platforms are an excellent way to take advantage of often underutilized warehouse “cube” space.  By cube we mean the 3rd dimension… not just square footage but vertical space too.  You’re paying for the whole inside of your facility, so why not maximize every bit of it, right? Mezzanines can support office space,…read more

Need More Capacity? “Push-Back” on the Idea of Expansion

Push-back storage rack is a go-to solution for medium to high-density storage needs. Typically designed to store pallets from 2 to 6 deep, push-back more than doubles storage capacity over standard selective rack… all within a condensed footprint which may just save the need for a major warehouse expansion. Three major pluses to push-back are: Increased…read more

Weighing the Options for Selective Pallet Rack Depth

The Pros & Cons of Using 42” vs. 48” Deep Uprights… with Standard 48”x 40” Pallets Industry experts agree that selective racking is the most common type of pallet racking.  It’s relatively simple in form and versatile enough to be used across a variety of storage applications.  The main components of selective pallet rack are…read more

Pallet Rack Frame Bracing: To Weld or To Bolt… That is the Question

At Apex Warehouse Systems we design and integrate both bolted and welded pallet rack frames in our storage rack systems. Sometimes we are asked if we prefer one design type over the other and the answer is (as is common in warehousing system design)… “Well, that depends.”  And most often, the answer comes down to…read more