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SJF Named One of Minnesota’s “100 Best Companies”

SJF Material Handling is honored to be named to Minnesota Business Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” in 2018. This is the 4th time SJF has been named to this prestigious list.

Qualifications for the “100 Best” Award From Minnesota Business Magazine

Minnesota is known for being a great place to live and work, with top-notch companies in many industries headquartered here. Each year, these companies submit nominations for the 100 Best Companies to Work For Awards by Minnesota Business magazine. This award recognizes Minnesota’s top companies and, time after time, helps the winners attract key employees who make all the difference.

The “100 Best” were determined by the resulting scores of an anonymous online questionnaire filled out by the employees of each participating company — to determine which companies in Minnesota excel in the areas of work environment, employee benefits, and overall employee happiness, making them the 100 Best Companies to Work For.

SJF will be honored in a celebration awards program and dinner on Thursday, June 28th at JW Marriott in Minneapolis.

Top 5 Rookie Mistakes New Entrepreneurs Make on Warehousing & Distribution

Starting any new business can be a daunting project, and setting up a new distribution center or warehouse where hundreds of different companies count on your efficiency can be downright overwhelming. As with any new business, you’re going to be purchasing equipment to outfit your operation and make it as efficient & profitable as possible. Many new entrepreneurs start this process from scratch and learn as they go. Today, you can’t afford to do on-the-job learning. You need to be on your “A-Game” from the start.

The following 5 tips (written by a 30 year industry professional) will help you avoid the most common pitfalls and mistakes that rookie entrepreneurs make that can bankrupt their business before it even gets off the ground.

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Top 5 Things to Double-Check on a Pallet Rack Quote

So you’ve finally gathered the 3 competitive rack quotes that your boss requested a week ago. Now it’s time to sit down and give them a good looking over. While you may be tempted to simply look at the bottom line on each quote, you’ll want to first make sure you’re really getting the best price – not just the lowest.

5 of the most overlooked items on every pallet rack quote after the jump…
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Toyota 3-Wheeled Fork Truck Video

See a video of this low profile 3-wheeled Toyota Fork Truck has cushion tires and three wheels for excellent maneuverability that allows it to turn on a dime. It has a 3-stage mast and side shift attachment.

For more information and to see more, check out our Used 3-Wheel Forklifts Page.

Bendi Swing Reach Narrow Aisle Forklift Demo

Watch a video demo of a Bendi B30 fork truck in action. Bendi swing reach forklifts are great for maneuvering around in warehouses with narrow aisles. The forks swivel, allowing the driver to retrieve product even the tightest areas.

For more information and to see more, check out our Used Swing Reach Forklifts Page.

Sharp Auto Bagger Demo for eCommerce Fulfillment

Sharp Auto Baggers are a packaging solution for high throughput fulfillment centers. Items can be bagged at rates up to 12 items/minute. For more information, contact SJF at (320) 485-4970.

Looking Like New – Renewed Conveyor

The conveyor shop today put some finishing touches on this Stewart Galpat Telescoping Conveyor and got it looking like a new machine. This machine has been tested and tuned and treated to a fresh coat of gray paint prior to shipping.

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 jdeiter@sjf.com.

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