Crank-Out Cantilever Rack Project for Arrow Gear

Crankout Cantilever RackingOn this project, SJF’s Solutions Specialist Jason Deiter worked closely with customer Arrow Gear and Rack Engineering to provide a crank-out solution that would free up floor space, utilize vertical space with the ability to retrieve from individual compartments, and organize inventory.

Units have four crank out levels with 5,600 lb. capacity per arm, plus a 20,000 lb. capacity fixed top for additional storage. Compartments are 14″ in height and use 24″ length arms.

For more information on crank out cantilever racking, contact Jason Deiter at SJF at (320) 485-4961 or email him at jdeiter@sjf.com. He’ll be able to answer any questions you may have and help plan for your needs!

Function and Style with Racking

If you need racking to match your implements, we can accommodate

A recent SJF customer from Michigan was very happy with both the racking and the slick look of his storage area for his John Deere implements and attachments. SJF Solutions Specialist Kendal Kalamaha listened to his needs and found the perfect solution.

We’re happy to accommodate your needs for storage racking. We offer a wide variety of sizes, configurations, and colors. If you’d like to match it to your implements, we’re ready to customize!

If you need ideas or know exactly what you want, Kendal can be reached directly at (320) 485-4966 or kkalamaha@sjf.com. He has many years of experience and has great ideas!

Modsort Mid-Rate Sortation Conveyor System

This Modsort Sortation Conveyor system project was custom designed by SJF for a customer. The Modsort system is a mid-rate sorter conveyor capable of sorting up to 30 cartons/minute. 24V technology allows easy modification, addition, or moving of divert locations. The all-belt design allows efficient sortation of polybags, boxes, and totes. This makes it an ideal fit for many growing e-commerce facilities.

To see more, check out our “What is Sortation Conveyor” page.

If you’d like some information on a specialized sortation systems, contact our Solutions Specialists at (320) 485-4974, Sam Sterner at (320) 485-4970 or email support@sjf.com. #sortationconveyor #warehouseconveyor #automation

Changing Times During a Pandemic

Sales meeting during Covid-19
Our fearless sales team, from left to right: Tom Moore, Vance Haugen, Justin Erkenbrack, Kendal Kalamaha, Janae Witte, Jason Deiter, Rhonda Remer, Eric Thovson, Frank Sterner and Staff Sterner.

Our meetings at SJF are looking quite a bit different these days…

Due to the Covid-19 global pandemic, most of the office staff, including sales, worked remotely from their homes for almost 4 months. We’re happy to report that we were given the go-ahead to bring employees back into the office, but with important safety measures in place, including wearing masks and social distancing.

As a safety precaution, we’ve moved our sales meetings from the conference room, where everyone comfortably sat elbow-to-elbow, to the lunchroom. We’ve also conducted full company meetings in the shop area, where everyone can spread out safely. It’s been a bit of a change, but one that we know is important.

I think we’re all wondering how long this is going to last, or if it will become our “new normal.” But in the meantime, it sure is funny looking at people wearing masks all day and wondering if they are smiling underneath them!

Lumber Racking Solution for Lake Russell Building Supply

Lake Russell Building Supply Cantilever Set Up

Lucas Brady, President of Lake Russell Building Supply in Elberton, GA, had a need for storage solutions for a pole building they were enclosing in order to protect their product from the elements and better service their customers. In October 2019, Lucas contacted SJF via their “live chat” feature (that is, in fact, answered by a real live professional). Solutions Specialist Jason Deiter answered the chat and began discussing the application.

They wanted to rack out 2 walls of their pole building to allow for storage of treated lumber in various unit sizes. For this application, we chose 5′ brace sets to accommodate the various unit lengths and 4′ heavy duty arms that would work for dimensional and sheet goods. The result was positive and it has really changed and improved the way that they handle materials.

Knowing that they would need more, in February of 2020 Lucas reached out to add on another 90′ section to store yellow pine, tongue and grove, staged loads and special orders.

Lucas writes: “These racks have made such a big impact on every aspect of handling lumber. We will definitely be adding more in the future. Thank you. I’m as happy about having them as you were in selling them.

Jason and our other solutions specialists are available to help you find the best solution for your individual space. They are trained to “think outside the box” and have excellent ideas to help solve your problem.

If you have a project that you’d like help with, feel free to call Jason at (320) 485-4961 or email him at jdeiter@sjf.com. He’d be happy to help with your project!

Eat Locally With SJF

Eat Local with SJF

When times get hard, living in a small close-knit community can oftentimes have a huge advantage. In following in their father Jerry Sterner’s legacy for love and pride in our local community, the Stafford and Frank Sterner families, owners of SJF Material Handling Inc., would like to begin a movement encouraging other local businesses to daily patronize our local restaurants and other businesses in and around the Winsted community in support of our neighbors and friends.

For as long as Minnesota’s executive order restricting business operations is in effect due to COVID-19, SJF will be purchasing lunches from different Winsted restaurants for all SJF employees working on-site starting on Monday, March 30, 2020. Frank and Stafford’s hope is that other Winsted businesses will follow suit and come together as a community to boost sales to local restaurants and businesses.

SJF is committed to doing everything possible to help our Winsted community family through this difficult time. At the same time, this movement also rewards employees for their hard work in continuing to keep SJF, as an essential business, running smoothly.

We would like to encourage all businesses in Winsted to show their support in this way. Let’s work together to become an example to other communities so that they may do the same. Together we can make it through this difficult time and strengthen our own community in the process.

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