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Featured Client- Advantage Sign and Graphic Solutions

Advantage Sign and Graphic Solutions, a national leader in the sign and graphics industry for over 20 years, has been a client of SJF’s since 2011.  Recently, they went though a building expansion in one of their eleven national locations, and called on SJF for a quick turnaround to meet their needs.  Advantage Sign and Graphic Solutions is a top rated website with over 400 ratings and a 5 star rating.  This project and material was coordinated by Jason Deiter at SJF.  He can be reached at jdeiter@sjf.com.

 

Aisle view of the new warehouse.

Aisle view of the new warehouse.

The new warehouse at Advantage Sign and Graphic Solutions.

The new warehouse at Advantage Sign and Graphic Solutions.

November “Industry Insider” features Span Track

This weeks ” Industry Insider” features 3500 pieces of Rhino span track priced to sell FAST!
8 ft long x 12″ wide on 3″ centers.

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Featured Client: United Mailing Services

More than twenty years ago, United Mailing Services, Inc. (UMS) got its start in the owner’s basement. That was in 1989 when mail was sorted by hand. Since then UMS and the United States Postal Service have gone through many changes. By 1997 UMS expanded throughout the entire state of Wisconsin. Being a privately owned business which does work share with the United States Postal Service, UMS has become a leader in the automation industry.

UMS serves hundreds of clients, ranging from small local businesses to Fortune 500 companies throughout Wisconsin. In 2011 they expanded their business once again by offering high-speed digital color print to better serve the needs of their customers.

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SJF’s New Sweep Sorter

SJF engineer Matt Johnson & systems integrator Frank Sterner team up with SJF’s fabrication pros to create, fabricate and program a first-of-its-kind sweep sorter.

This is a very specialized piece of equipment capable of sorting hard to sort packages and bagged product (aka Halloween & other Costumes). This was specifically designed for a Minnesota client to quickly process and fill incoming sales orders quickly while minimizing errors.

This system will allow the company to vastly increase the number of orders they can process as well accommodate future growth and product demand.

 

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Featured Client – Cameron’s Coffee

Cameron’s Coffee is a Minnesota based premium coffee roaster, with a unique roasting and packing plant made to deliver the freshest and smoothest coffee around.  Focusing on sustainable practices and minimal carbon footprint, they are a leading provider of coffee across the nation.

With all their roasting done locally in Minnesota, and with a boom in coffee drinking, Cameron’s was in need to consolidate and simplify their operations.  They contacted SJF to assist in a three phase move into a larger warehouse.  Three existing coffee storage warehouses were consolidated into the new larger warehouse, along with their display fabrication shop.

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Focus on the positive

Today, we’re checking in again with Rhonda Remer.  Rhonda has been in sales for over a year and from time to time, we like to get her perspective on how her journey in material handling sales is coming along.

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In July, I was $2,000 shy of the coveted $100,000/month mark in sales.   It would have been my second time to hit the milestone. I was initially a bit deflated but then I decided to step back and look at things from a different perspective.  What have I learned?  How much progress in my new position have I actually made? I will focus on thePreview positive.

1: I have a lot more knowledge about material handling products than when I started this gig. I’ve sold many different kinds of conveyor, carton flow track, balers, cantilever, hoppers, safety equipment, totes and bins, and of course Pallet Racking and accessories. This leads right into…

2: My knowledge has value.  A good way to gauge this is when new people start in the department.   SJF recently hired three new Solutions Specialists – all with extensive sales experience.  It is refreshing for me to be able to transfer knowledge on equipment and internal processes, as opposed to being the one who is asking all the questions.    I realized that my Greenhorn status has changed – I’m no longer the ‘new gal.’
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