Thursday, October 28, 2010

The American Warehouse Systems Blog Has Moved

OK this may be my last post at this URL. Our blog moved to our main site several months ago and we are running smoothly. The new blog is integrated into our AW-Systems site. I post every week usually on Wednesday (sometimes Thursday or Friday) about the things I enjoy like material handling equipment and systems, the military and sometimes politics.
Please use the following links to navigate and utilize the new site.
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There certainly is a chance that once a month or so I will be back here to send out a reminder. If you are able though, I would switch over to the new blog now.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Hytrol Conveyor for Pearl Harbor Naval Base

This weeks blog post is about a large conveyor project we participated in for Pearl Harbor Naval Base. For the full story go to our corporate blog here; American Warehouse Systems Blog.
Hopefully by now most of our readers have realized our blog has moved. I will continue to send out notification on our old blog for a few more months but the end is near for this site.
All our blog posts either are or will be moved to the new site. Please check it out. We are very proud of it.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Very Cool Post on a Military UAV.

This week's blog is about the Bluebird Aero MicroB Unmanned Aerial Vehicle ( UAV ). I had a lengthy conversation with a soldier who used one of these in Iraq.
For more information check out the full article.
If you don't already know this, my blog has officially moved onto our corporate website. Next time you have a few minutes, stop by and check it out.

We really like the new look and the ease of article browsing. See you there!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Maintenance Platform for the 934th Airlift Wing

This week's blog post is on a very interesting project we recently completed for the "Flying Vikings", Minnesota's own 934th Airlift Wing.

American Warehouse Systems had a great time working with the Air National Guard designing a safe ergonomic way to transport tools and personnel from the hangar floor to the wing of their C-130H3's.
We implemented an American Mezzanine System with a special drawbridge and an elevated tool crib to create the perfect solution for our friends at the 934th.

For the full story check out our blog at American Warehouse Systems Blog.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Mezzanine System for Defense Logistics Agency

This week's blog highlights a mezzanine project American Warehouse Systems completed for the Defense Logistics Agency at one of their distribution centers. It was one of the largest mezzanine structures we have every completed, almost 40,000 Sq. Ft.!
For more information, you can read the full article on American Warehouse Systems Blog

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Material Handling System for US Embassy Praia

This week our blog post highlights a recent project American Warehouse Systems implemented for the US Embassy Praia in the island country of Cape Verde. It was a very complex project requiring many different products integrated into one system. Because of our large GSA product and service offerings we were able to complete the project entirely on GSA contract.

To read the full story, visit American Warehouse Systems Blog.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Gravity Flow Pallet Rack for Pioneer Hi-Bred

Pioneer Hi-Bred is the world's leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics to farmers worldwide. With the increase in demand for their products, they were confronted with re-evaluating their storage capacity within their facilities. They approached American Warehouse Systems for help with this issue.

In an effort to store as many pallets as possible in the existing warehouse, Pioneer looked to the various high density storage options. American Warehouse Systems assisted with the design and layout in the non-uniform product area. After our site visit and application analysis, it was determined the designated area allowed for 8 bays of 4 to 8 pallets deep on a gravity flow system, allowing 150 pallet positions in 1,001 square feet of floor space. We used the Logix 2000 Polycarbonate wheel flow lanes from InterRoll on Unarco Structural style pallet racking to hold the 1,500 pound pallets of product.

Pioneer Hi-Bred was so pleased with the results, they recently ordered another 3 bays of 4 pallets deep to add on to the original system, giving them another 36 pallet positions in only 193 square feet of floor space. We would like to thank Pioneer for the order and wish them the best for years to come.

If you are interested in high density pallet storage please visit our Storage Rack section or our High Density Storage pages.