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Featured Client: Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak is a multinational food packaging and food processing company of Swedish origin. Operating in more than 170 countries and with over 22,000 employees, Tetra Pak is currently the largest food packaging company in the world (measured in sales). The companies head offices are in Lund, Sweden and Lausanne, Switzerland.

Tetra Pak offers packaging solutions including  filling machines and processing solutions for dairy, beverages, cheese, ice-cream and prepared food.It’s products line include accumulators, cap applicators, conveyors, crate packers, film wrappers, line controllers, straw applicators and more.

Tetra Pak currently has 2 divisions in Winsted, MN. where they manufacture equipment for the company’s food processing operations. SJF has worked closely with Tetra Pak from it’s early days in the Winsted area. Over the years SJF has provided Tetra Pak with a wide range of equipment ranging from static cantilever & pallet racking to automated carousels, controls & automation software.
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New! Take a Virtual Tour of SJF

Virtual Tour Button

Look for this button on our site to take the tour!

Now you can go on a virtual tour of SJF Material Handling — right from your desktop computer.  We have just released a new feature to our website where clients can go on a virtual walk through the yard.  At this time, the tour encompasses only a few rows of our large inventory, but come this spring, there will be additional areas added – including the new buildings, the shop, indoor warehouse storage, and perhaps (if we have enough requests) the offices.

To take the tour, simply look for the image at right on our website (sjf.com).  Click on it and you’ll be able to use the arrows to walk up and down the rows and rows of rack components we have available for sale.

Are there any other corners of SJF you’d like to see on a tour? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

(Visit this link to find the tour button.)

Featured Client: Control Concepts

Control Concepts, Inc. designs & manufactures precision SCR power controllers for industrial applications.

From the Customer:

In early 2012, we were moving into a new facility with our new owner. We decided to get a fresh start and purchase pallet racking and work benches instead of trying to teardown and reset our old mismatched pallet racking. Most of our controllers are red & black, so we decided to have our work benches & pallet racking painted to match. We also decided to take advantage of our new higher ceiling by using pallet racking not only for our pallet storage, but also for all of our inventory storage. Even though our new building is only 1,000 sq ft larger, we gained a lot of floor space by going vertical.
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Featured Client: Neodesha Plastics

Neodesha Plastics is a plastics manufacturer who engineers custom vacuum formed, thermoformed and CNC milled plastic parts for customers world-wide

In the fall of 2009, Neodesha Plastics contacted SJF with some ideas they had to increase their picking productivity & efficiency.  They had in mind a “Pick-Module” type system that would utilize their existing racking.  They wanted to alter the existing rack, add additional levels and create a cat-walk to access the upper levels of racking.
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SencorpWhite Vertical Carousels

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View additional photos & details of these white vertical carousels.

SJF has acquired 6 White Vertical Carousels from a facility in TX.  These carousels are currently being professionally dismantled and crated up for shipping.  Please call an SJF representative for details.  Here’s a short video that details the functionality (forward/reverse/soft-stop) of these carousels.

6 ea. available
Overall Size: 12’6″ H x 56.25″D x 119.5″ W
600# bin capacity
Very Clean – in Excellent Condition
Sale Price: $17,500 ea. (as-is)

SJF’s Holiday Party – 2012

On Friday December 21st at noon,  SJF Material Handling shut down operations to celebrate the past year with a Holiday Luncheon for all employees.

Sam Sterner, SJF’s lead buyer, proved he can track down more than just equipment by spear-heading the food acquisition which was catered by Dicky’s BBQ Pit out of Eden Prairie, MN.   All employees were in attendance, including SJF’s  Founding Father,  Gerald (Jerry) Sterner.

After everybody enjoyed their BBQ, several awards were presented.  Here’s a recap.
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New Wire Deck Print and Go Worksheet

Hello blog readers!

We have just uploaded a new Print and Go Wire Deck Worksheet for our customers to use for getting a quote on Wire Mesh Decking.  This “Quick Sheet” gives some information about the styles, use and necessary measurements of Wire Mesh Decking for Pallet Racks.

The worksheet is available via our used wire deck page and can be filled out and submitted online OR by printing the form, filling it out and faxing or emailing it to us.  Please check it out – and let us know in the comments if you’d like us to develop quicksheets for any of our other product lines.

View the Print and Go Wire Deck Form

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A Christmas Poem for 2012

By Rhonda Remer.

Twas the month of December, I’ll soon leave my post,

So I got to thinking how I could help Sales the most.

 

Here’s a gentle reminder about whom to go to and when.

I penned this small poem hoping to help you again.

 

If your order is late, and you feel like crying,

Don’t ask Shawn or Mark, go to Joe Sr…or Brian.
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