As mentioned before in this blog SJF was nominated as one of the 100 best companies to work for in MN by MN Business Magazine. This past Thursday night, the dinner and awards ceremony was held at The Depot in downtown Minneapolis.
Several of SJF’s employees enjoyed an evening of food, drinks, and excellent conversation as well as a very nice slideshow put together by MN Business Magazine.
Once again, SJF management would like to thank all of our employees for making this possible.
While the US domestic scrap market appeared poised to weaken slightly in June, prices are now beginning to settle at prices that are sideways to slightly up in some regions. As other cities, including Chicago and those in the East Coast, began to negotiate, it became evident that demand for busheling is stronger this month than it has been recently, and prices for prime scrap grades could even settle slightly higher in comparison to May.
As predicted, while mills try and push scrap prices down, if they are unable to secure their requirements, it would force a backlash from dealers and prices would reverse course.
Maximum Density Flow Rail is designed to provide all of the benefits of traditional high-density pallet racking (drive-in, push-back, pallet flow) with none of the drawbacks. This flow rail system can easily store pallets up to 10 Deep!
Here are just a few of the benefits a maximum density flow rail system can provide you.
Can be installed/retrofitted on most existing racks & drive-in rack systems
No power necessary – No motors to maintain or batteries to charge.
No incline necessary – Not gravity feed. No rail incline needed.
Can be operated with a fork truck to store & retrieve pallets
Rails are Horizontal – Not angled or gravity fed
No flow rail brakes to adjust or troubleshoot
Each lane can hold a different product SKU
Rail is Maintenance Free and Rust Proof!
Can be used in low temperature environments
Easy to modify track length
Read more about this revolutionary new system & view photos and videos of its operation on our website.
SJF is honored to be named on the 100 Best Companies to Work for in MN for 2013. This list is compiled by Minnesota Business Magazine based out of Minneapolis, MN.
About the Nomination (From MN Business Magazine)
[this award salutes] Minnesota organizations setting the standard for employee well-being. The 100 Best are chosen using data gathered from an anonymous employee satisfaction survey administered by an independent research group. Only the top Minnesotan companies, as judged in areas such as work environment, employee benefits, employee happiness, and leadership, are selected for inclusion in the list.
There will be an award ceremony to honor all of the companies on the list on Thursday, June 6th.
Thanks, MN Business Magazine and thank you SJF employees for making this possible!
We have just uploaded a new Print and Go Wire Deck Worksheet for our customers to use for getting a quote on Wire Mesh Decking. This “Quick Sheet” gives some information about the styles, use and necessary measurements of Wire Mesh Decking for Pallet Racks.
The worksheet is available via our used wire deck page and can be filled out and submitted online OR by printing the form, filling it out and faxing or emailing it to us. Please check it out – and let us know in the comments if you’d like us to develop quicksheets for any of our other product lines.
SJF Material Handling Inc. Announces Master Distributor Business Partnership with SurePik Automation LLC.
SJF Material Handling Inc. today announced it has entered into a Master Distributor agreement with new partner SurePik Automation, LLC. SurePik Automation (SPA) specializes in inventory management software and automated control systems designed to maximize warehouse efficiency. It handles all material movement including, receiving, warehousing, order fulfillment and shipping applications.
SJF Material Handling Inc., a nationwide US integrator and distributor of new & used material handling systems since 1979, finalized a Master Distributor agreement with new partner SurePik Automation, LLC,
SurePik Automation LLC. provides hardware and software solutions for new, used, or existing carousel and automated conveyor systems. SurePik solutions utilize replacement hardware without proprietary components and a cost effective software system that exceeds the capability for growth provided by its competitors.
SurePik automation solutions are the result of 33 years of continued development & testing. Built from the ground up, SurePik’s mission is to redefine how inventory management is handled to efficiently meet the challenges of business today. SurePik utilizes industry standard components and software development tools to provide a flexibility not found in the competition’s products.
SurePik is designed to be completely customizable to adapt itself to how a business currently operates and manages its existing resources. Whereas traditionally, you’d have to change your processes to match the providers software, SurePik adapts to existing business processes. With SurePik, custom modifications are designed to be made in hours – not the traditional weeks or months found in many products currently found in the marketplace.
SurePik is designed to easily adapt to changing business requirements without software changes, delays in implementation and costly investments. Each SurePik package allows the user to quickly upgrade and add new functionality without the need to upgrade hardware or work flow.
SurePik is easily integrated with your existing operations. It can be used as a stand alone product and at the same time, seamlessly integrated with nearly every existing ERP system; including SAP, Oracle Apps, Ellipse, and many others.
In addition to removing software limitations, SurePik also removes hardware limitations. Whether you have multiple manufacturer’s carousels, hand controls, or legacy systems, SurePik can manage them all. Any carousel made by White, Remstar, Diamond Phoenix, or any other manufacturer can be managed by SurePik.
SurePik Automation (SPA) specializes in inventory management software and automated control systems to maximize warehouse efficiency. It handles all material movement including, receiving, warehousing, order fulfillment and shipping applications. The SurePik Pro software has enhanced capabilities to communicate with enterprise systems such as Oracle, SAP, Ellipse and others to integrate seamlessly with corporate operations.
According to SJF Material Handling Vice President Frank Sterner, the new SurePik Software, also incorporates a module to add carousel automation either as a stand alone control or within a full inventory management system. This new offering enhances SJF ability to sell and or service its line of new and used horizontal and vertical carousel systems. Functionality to interface with light trees, sort bars, scanners and printers is available. The new control system incorporates non-proprietary components and module design for ease of installation or retrofitting. Sterner also stated that SurePik Automation software is compatible with virtually any make or vintage of carousel on the market. In addition, it is easily customizable to suit the customer’s processes and terminology. This customization, which requires little time or expense, can substantially reduce training time, since users are only required to learn the equipment, not change the way they do things.