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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Five Practical Safety Tips for Your Warehouse

Written on October 30, 2014 at 7:25 am, by

A successful warehouse relies on many things – from management to layout to safety. To make sure your warehouse is hazard-free and to reduce your company’s liability risks, there are some practical safety tips you should always keep in mind. Keep Up with Cleaning A dirty warehouse is more likely to cause employee injuries than  Continue Reading »

Accessories You Can Add to Your Mezzanine System

Written on October 27, 2014 at 7:18 am, by

Custom fabrication of your warehouse mezzanine means you can add special accessories to make your system more efficient. While the amount of accessories you add will vary on space and safety requirements, most of these can be integrated into your custom mezzanine by the experts at Mezzanines by Design. Stairs and Landings Adding stairs and  Continue Reading »

Is Your Facility’s Layout Safe?

Written on October 22, 2014 at 7:16 am, by

The layout of your facility is complex — and figuring out what is most efficient, while also safe, is frustrating. Often you are limited on time and budget, which means you have to work fast and often safety gets overlooked. It is not uncommon for a facility to be designed around efficiency rather than safety.  Continue Reading »

Equipment Platform Safety Tips

Written on October 20, 2014 at 7:15 am, by

Equipment platforms can help better the efficiency of your mezzanine, but only if they are used properly. Because the platform is set over a workspace or storage center, it is imperative that you teach your employees proper safety to prevent falls and serious injuries. Employee Training All employees should receive annual training on the equipment  Continue Reading »

Get the Most Out of Your Industrial Mezzanine

Written on October 16, 2014 at 7:09 am, by

An industrial mezzanine is an excellent way to increase space in your warehouse. But, it is also an investment. Therefore, you should be looking for ways to get the most out of that investment. To help you get a great start, here are some expert tips on maximizing the ROI of your industrial mezzanine system.  Continue Reading »

Ordering a Mezzanines System? Common Terminology You Should Know

Written on October 14, 2014 at 7:08 am, by

When ordering mezzanine systems, it is easy to get overwhelmed with all of the terminology, especially when it comes to the load. To help make it a little easier, here are some common load terms you need to know. Mezzanine Systems and Load Terminology Uniformly Distributed Load – Your mezzanine system is used for a  Continue Reading »

What are Your Alternatives to Construction?

Written on October 8, 2014 at 1:18 pm, by

The cost of outgrowing your warehouse space is extensive — from the real estate costs to construction to buying new equipment. Not to mention the cost of downtime. If you are constructing more space or relocating, that could mean significant downtime for your warehouse while the transition is complete. Also, you have to deal with  Continue Reading »

Are You Really Buying a Steel Mezzanine?

Written on October 7, 2014 at 9:00 am, by

In this industry, the term “mezzanine” gets used often, but incorrectly. An elevated platform, is not a mezzanine — even though it may be marketed as one. While this might seem like a simple issue, there is a big difference — and one that has legal implications. In some areas, mezzanines are considered physical structures  Continue Reading »

Can You Add to an Existing Industrial Mezzanine System?

Written on October 3, 2014 at 9:00 am, by

Plenty of businesses have taken advantage of industrial mezzanine systems. But, even after installing a mezzanine and taking advantage of unused space, a business may find themselves in need of more — whether that is a few years or even few months later. Some companies grow faster than they expected, causing them to use up  Continue Reading »

Understanding the Use of a Food Grade Catwalk Mezzanine

Written on October 1, 2014 at 1:12 pm, by

A properly designed food-grade catwalk mezzanine can not only accommodate the needs of a business, but meet all sanitary design requirements dictated by federal law. Food grade catwalks and platforms must be constructed according to sanitary guidelines — guidelines that specify what is constituted as “food grade”. Generally that means they must be fabricated in  Continue Reading »