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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

Just Posted!

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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The Great SJF Chili Cook-Off (November 2012)

The SJF chili competition was a big success!  We had three entrants this time around.  Lori Foster brought a red chili made with mostly home-grown ingredients.  Vance Haugen entered a delicious red chili, and Craig Fasching brought another small pot of excellent red.  Kent Powell brought home-made corn bread to compliment all of the entries.  ‘Fixins were provided by SJF.

Vance

The Triumphant Winner

After all of the chili was tasted, the final vote count was as follows:

Vance Haugen: 9
Lori Foster: 4
Craig Fasching: 3

Making Vance the winner (…this time).

Congratulations Vance.

An Addendum: There were to be four entries in the contest this year, however one of the entries made it only as far as the front door of SJF.  A certain owner of the company (his first name rhymes with Tank) forgot about the tupperware bowl full of chili in his briefcase.  As he entered the building, briefcase in hand, he wondered aloud what smelled like chili before realizing that it was the entire contents of his bag.

New Video – Pallet Flow System

SJF has just uploaded a new video to our YouTube channel. (SJF’s YouTube Channel)

This video shows a test in our shop of a pallet flow rail system with brakes.  As the video starts, you can see two large containers moving down the roller tracks in a controlled descent.

View pallet flow racks currently available for sale on SJF.com

 

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