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SJF Named to Supply Chain “Power 50” List

Over at Supply Chain Opz, they just released their “Power 50” list.  This list represents the most outstanding supply chain blogs and their contents. This list is curated based on an algorithm using social shares (tweets, likes, google+ mentions, etc) to determine the best of the best Supply Chain Blogs on the web for 2014.

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SJF is proud to be listed in such company as…

  • Penske
  • Bastian
  • Ryder
  • DC Velocity
  • and many more…

as one of the top influential blogs in the Supply Chain and Logistics industry.  Check out the rest of the list here.

Featured Client: Cooper Standard

Cooper Standard is a leading global automotive supplier.  With solutions for everything from in the body sealing, fuel, brake and emissions, thermal management and anti-vibration and many other segments of the industry. Cooper Standard is committed to meeting the specific needs of customers through solving engineering challenges or developing systems for future vehicles.

SJF’s Jason Deiter supplied a mix of new Interlake/Mecalux Pallet Rack and used Interlake Cantilever Rack to meet Cooper Standard’s pricing and lead time needs. As you can see from the photos, the used cantilever racks look almost like new, yet we were able to supply them at over 60% savings off similar new material.
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Featured Client: Dex Media

Dex Media is a marketing solutions leader trusted by more than 600,000 local business clients nationwide. Dex is committed to helping its clients create and grow their customer relationships by providing a customizable mix of marketing solutions that include websites, print, mobile, social media and search engine marketing.

When Dex Media was preparing a facility for new business and needed to retrofit existing racking with a roller track product, Jason Deiter at SJF answered the call. The result was adding 900+ lanes of Keneco Beam Track to existing structural rack framework. Special attention needed to be payed to the dimensions of the existing racking and the channel size of the beams so that the hangers and the Beam Track would install straight off the truck with no hassle.
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Huge Million Dollar Rack Sale in Progress

SJF today announced the completion of the 3rd major pallet rack tear down and removal project this week. In the past 60 days SJF has acquired, removed and shipped in excess of over 3000 pallet rack uprights and 40,000 used pallet rack beams from several large distribution centers spanning 3 different states.

Pallet Rack Uprights

A Field of Uprights

Since the 1st of the year, SJF has been on a pallet rack buying spree for its clients and for inventory. National acquisitions manager Sam Sterner has been traveling nonstop during January. Sam has been the go to man on all of the recent projects. He is personally overseeing the removal, banding, loading and transportation of all the equipment to SJF’s main warehouse facility in MN.

With another 25 trailer loads of equipment currently in transit to MN, the project was made even more challenging this week with temps dropping in the -25 below 0 range in Minnesota this week.

As 2014 gets under way, 42” uprights and 96″ beams continue to be in large demand from clients looking for good, clean, used warehouse storage racks. The recent acquisitions of these sizes position SJF as a key supplier in the national used pallet rack equipment market.

empty warehouse

Job Done!

With over 1 million dollars of good, clean rack in prime sizes arriving daily, the latest acquisition provides SJF the ability to service even the largest requests for used pallet rack material.

SJF prides itself as being the go to source for used material handling equipment in the USA today. Acquisitions like this cement SJF’s standing as the nation’s largest stocking distributor of used material handling equipment in the USA.

View more photos and pricing on this prime-sizes pallet rack on our Teardrop Pallet Rack page at SJF.com

Lift Truck Extravaganza!

As part of the recent warehouse acquisition in South Carolina, SJF purchased over 25 great forklift trucks!

These trucks are all in excellent condition, have relatively low hours and can be used for a variety of warehouse tasks.  Below, find a summary of each lift truck type currently available, and links to them on the SJF.com website.

Bendi Swivel Front Forklifts

Bendi Swivel Front Forklifts

5 ea. available – Model B30
Quad Mast (204″/258″)
Additional Batteries & Chargers Available

$21,000 ea.

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2013 Reloaded

SJF’s 30+ Year Tradition Continues

This year’s annual Christmas Buffet & Awards event featured BBQ pork & beef with homemade corn bread, shrimp cocktail, desserts, craft beer and even some Serbian moonshine compliments of our installers in Chicago. 2013 proved to be a great year for the company as demonstrated by a record 6 member of the inside sales team qualifying for induction into the “million dollar club”.

Production

2013 marked a year where the production shop turned out great product in record time. Let’s face it … everyone wants it yesterday.
The yard crew also did an outstanding job pulling equipment and getting orders shipped accurately and on time. This was an amazing task on more than a few occasions to say the least. The office staff barely maintained their sanity in 2013 but rumor has it there is light at the end of the tunnel in 2o14. I for one will believe it when I see it.

Operations

Lori, Ed, Frank and the rest of the staff had their hands full in 2013 to put it mildly. Incorporating new technologies, changing processes, adding and learning new systems while continuing to process sales orders without delay or incident can prove rather challenging at the best of times. Not a feat for mere mortals – but they found a way to get it done. A great team effort by everyone here.
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Facetime Q&A

Today more than ever it’s vital for material handling sales professionals to thoroughly know about and accurately represent the equipment they have available for sale.  “Live virtual viewing” of equipment is just one of the many new tools that SJF has recently incorporated to provide its clients accurate detailed information on equipment for sale.

On Tuesday January 8th, SJF initiated the first “Virtual Walkthrough” for the sales employees.  This walkthrough of the most recent warehouse liquidation enabled Sam Sterner (SJF’s lead purchasing agent) to take the sales team on a virtual tour of the equipment available at the recent purchase.  Several of the sales staff had questions about the rack, forklifts and more.  Sam was able to easily provide answers, and even throw a tape measure on equipment for the staff to view.
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Complete Warehouse Liquidation – January 2014

SJF is currently liquidating Rack, Forklifts, Conveyor & more from a warehouse in South Carolina.  Links to this equipment can be found below – but all of this equipment MUST be moved before the end of the month.  Any interest in this equipment, please call an SJF representative at 800-598-5532.

Teardrop (Mecalux) Pallet Racks

Flexible Conveyors

Forklift Battery Changing System

Electric Pallet Jacks

Bendi (Swivel front) Forklifts

Other equipment from this purchase includes (but is not yet listed) Lift Tables, Sit-Down Forklfit Trucks, Order Picker Lift Trucks, and Gravity conveyor.  If you have any interest in this equipment, please call immediately.  We are selling it out of its current location and there has already been a lot of interest.  All sales will be first-come, first-served.

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