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Tutorial Guide – New Style vs. Old Style Teardrop Pallet Racks

 In this short tutorial, Material Handling veteran Jason Dieter shares some insider insights about the different styles of beams that work with the many versions of teardrop style pallet rack. Jason not only demonstrates the difference between old style and new style racks, but also reveals some of the hybrids found in the marketplace as well.

A View of the rack from up top

Old Style VS. New Style Teardrop Pallet Rack


A Complete Drive-In Job in a Day

Drive-In Rack customer      Drive in Rack customer

SJF Material Handling, partnering with David Weidenfeller at Interlake Mecalux and Mike Pemrick at Lock N Load Installations, replaced an older pre-existing drive-in system at Triple J Family Farms. Despite working in a cooler, the Lock N Load crew was able to complete the job within a day.

Jason Deiter, sales professional at SJF can be reached at 320.485.4961 directly, or at

SJF Stocks Over 20 Acres of New & Used Material Handling Equipment at it’s Winsted, Minnesota Location.

Check out our overhead views of the SJF Material Handling’s Winsted, Minnesota location – the nation’s largest stocking distributor.

Main-Facility-Yard2 Used Warehouse Storage Racking
Main-Facility-Arial2 20 Acres of Warehouse Equipment
Main-Facility-Tent1 New Pallet Racks
Main-Facility-Yard1 Used Pallet Racks


Denise Rosenau named SJF’s T-Shirt Tuesday Grand Champ July 2015.


Congratulations to Denise Rosenau for turning in the most interesting SJF T-shirt photo during July. 

A big shout out and pat-on-the back congratulations  goes out to  Denise Rosenau for turning in the most interesting  SJF T-shirt Tuesday photo during July. The above photo landed her 1st prize and the title of SJF T-Shirt Tuesday Grand Champ for July. .  There were times when the competition got down and dirty but  Denise literally crawled threw mud & barbed wire to win the prestigious award.
Her prize? … A lifetime supply of  t-shirts  — what else!   —  Congratulations Denise!


Video Tutorial – Pallet Rack “Quik-Ship” – Pallet Rack Uprights

In this short video tutorial, Eric Moen gives a quick tour of the uprights available in the rack warehouse while reviewing the many sizes & capacities currently available for fast 48-hour shipping  via SJF’s “Quik-Ship” program.

Pallet Rack Uprights

Innovation in Automation Alive & Well in Minnesota

spiral curve, conveyor spiral, automation, SJF material handling

The SJF automation team continues to spearhead going projects for growing businesses here in Minnesota. Final testing and work was completed on this pre-owned powered spiral conveyor this past week. An impressive piece of equipment, this spiral is just one of the many components associated with several ongoing automation projects that Frank  Sterner’s team of  Matt Johnson, Dave Kiefer, Brian Springer currently have in the works.

According to project manager Frank Sterner, the powered spiral shown below is just one of several  automation components scheduled to be installed for a growing order fulfillment operation SJF is working with right here in Minnesota. For additional  information about design, engineering & project management services and how they may work for you go to Genesys Material Handling 


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