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Featured Client: TTI Floor Care

TTI Floor Care shipping area prior to SJF involvement.

TTI Floor Care shipping area prior to SJF involvement.

TTI Floor Care is the national leader in innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction in floor care products. Their distribution centers in the Cleveland, Ohio area are home to three of the most powerful brands in floor care products, including Hoover, Dirt Devil, and Orek. In early 2013, Chris Hills of CLH Logistics in Ohio contacted SJF to assist with the reconfiguration of one distribution center in the Cleveland area. Housing both the Hoover and Dirt Devil brands, along with the replacement parts for both, more room and organization was needed. Their current set up consisted of shelving and floor stack pallets for the LTL and full load shipping areas. The remainder of the spare parts were stacked on the floor, sometimes seven deep and up to three high, yet every pallet was a different SKU. Pallets awaiting shipment also needed to be stored in such a way that the vacuum boxes would not be damaged prior to transport, a common problem when floor stacking.

Different options were discussed for the spare parts picking area. TTI was currently picking “eaches” for stock to repair centers, while considering a transition to “full case” picks. SJF needed to come up with a way to let “each” picks happen, while allowing the flexibility to transition to full case picking in the future. Discussion of pallet flow and carousels arose, but to keep within budget on the job, a simple multi-lane span track picking area was decided.
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Featured Client: GPM Inc.

GPM Inc, Headquartered in Duluth, MN makes use of SJF’s “Good-as-New” Cantilever Racks to store steel components (bar stock, pipes, etc.)  GPM manufactures and distributes the toughest, most reliable submersible and horizontal slurry pumps found anywhere in the world…and they’re located right here in Northern MN – who knew?

GPM called SJF because they were looking for a solution for organizing their extra building materials to get it off the ground and out of the way. They evaluated both new and used cantilever racks. Rhonda (their SJF Salesperson) took pictures of the used Monarch cantilever racks that we had on-site and sent them to GPM.  They liked what they saw, and were able to save around 40% off new prices on these used cantilever racks.

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Featured Client: Collins & Jewell

Collins & Jewell is a closely held corporation founded in 1946 by Rudolph Collins and Robert Jewell Sr. Now in its 3rd Generation of ownership, partners Christopher Jewell and Brian Dudek continue the growth of the company through Custom Fabrication and Industrial Installations for Global and Domestic Markets. Collins & Jewell provides the Manufacturing and Processing Industries with the latest mechanical services. Currently Collins & Jewell employs full time craftsmen including: Electricians, Pipe Fitters, Fabricators, Mill Wrights and Service Technicians. Our crews are seasoned professionals and we are continually expanding our fleet of equipment, by acquiring new and modern equipment to maintain state of the art technology.

SJF Worked with Collins & Jewell to provide some custom pallet rack for a system that they were installing in a military facility.  The rack system is being used to store submarine parts which is why we don’t have any photos of this job, but we came up with a solution…
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Featured Client: Biery Cheese

Biery Cheese has been in business for over 75 years, providing top quality cheese products to all facets of food markets.  Biery Cheese takes food safety very seriously – as they have to, being a a U.S.D.A., F.D.A., Kosher, Organic, and Military approved facility.  Located in Ohio, Biery Cheese proudly serves clients across the USA.

The project that Biery Cheese contacted us about was the expansion of a run of pallet racking to store some packaging materials (boxes, etc.)  SJF was able to find some recently purchased beams and supports that perfectly fit the bill.
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Featured Client: Gorman Company

Gorman Company was founded in 1939 as a plumbing supply business in Jacksonville, Florida. Since that time, Gorman has grown from one location, to a company consisting of over 35 locations.  Gorman’s product lines include supplies for plumbing, pool, and septic & well systems.

Gorman has come back to SJF several times and placed orders for wire mesh bins to hold plumbing supplies in a storage area of their facility.  They have found these bins to be useful in keeping PVC parts neatly stored, organized, and ready for use when needed.

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Featured Client: Vertellus

Vertellus‘s site in Zeeland, Michigan specializes in the manufacture of fine chemicals and custom manufacturing. Products produced here are used as intermediates for the pharmaceutical, personal care, and imaging industries as well as polymers for composite binders. Vertellus Zeeland ‘s technical expertise includes high-pressure catalytic hydrogenation, quaternization reactions and chiral resolution.
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Featured Client: Kelly-Moss Motorsports

Kelly-Moss Motorsports offers maintenance, performance tuning and enhancement, parts sales and much more to race teams all across the USA.  Kelly-Moss is a complete full service auto facility, working on both customer race cars and general automotive maintenance in their street shop.  The complex also houses the Level Five Motorsports racing team. With over 22 years of experience with all major car brands, Kelly-Moss is proud to make racers’ dreams come true.

Kelly-Moss utilizes SJF’s pallet racking to store and organize cars for clients, keeping them professionally maintained in their new 50,000 square foot facility, located just hours from Chicago and Milwaukee.

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SJF is honored to help Kelly-Moss store these beautiful cars safely and efficiently.

Featured Client: Community Products

Community Products makes and designs all its own products, marketing them under the Rifton brand. (see Rifton.com)  We  obviously need a substantial amount of design and prototyping material on hand.

From the Customer:

“We received the racking and are happy with it.  Our guys were impressed w/ the quality and sturdiness it exhibited. Right now we only have a small amount of material on it, since we hope to shuffle the shop and improve the layout, but it saves us time already. Don’t Worry, your rack will come in handy.”

Thanks, guys!  It’s always nice to hear from happy clients!

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