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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Employee Spotlight – Ed Salonek

Ed Salonek, Controller & HR Manager

Ed Salonek, SJFToday in our Employee Spotlight is Ed Salonek, Controller and Human Resources Manager. Ed is a busy guy but always seems to have a smile on his face and something to joke about.

It’s not unusual to see him here in the office on a weekend or an evening and even then, he’s smiling. Having one full time position is enough for most people but Ed takes care of two departments, and important ones at that. I’m sure he wonders occasionally what he’s gotten himself into as “Ed the HR Manager,” but what keeps us on the straight and narrow is that we know he’s also “Ed the Controller,” who makes sure all of us employees get paid. 🙂


Name: Ed Salonek

Title: Controller and Human Resources Manager

Years at SJF: 11 years

What do you like most about working at SJF? I enjoy the mixture of accounting and programming\customization with Epicor.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not at work? Camping, watching Wild hockey, hunting with Mocha

What’s your favorite day? Saturday

Biggest pet peeve? Lazy people.

Name something about you, that people would be surprised to know: I like to work, got it from my parents.

SJF Christmas Celebration and Awards 2017

Every year, SJF likes to treat our hard-working employees to a catered meal and awards ceremony to commemorate the accomplishments of a year’s worth of dedication. The year 2017 has been a particularly successful one for SJF, thanks to the dedication and hard work of all our employees, who work together each and every day to make sure our customers are our top priority.

We are who we are because of the men and women we call our SJF family!

Sales Awards

SJF had some outstanding sales in 2017. All of our sales people sold over $1 million dollars worth of material handling equipment to our loyal customer base.

Winning the top sales award this year was Eric Thovson (ET) for the second year in a row, followed by Kendal Kalamaha and Jason Dieter. Way to go!!

Stafford & Eric (ET)
Stafford & Eric (ET)

Anniversaries

Dave Kieper, 25 years
Dave Kieper, 25 years

We also like to celebrate anniversaries with the company and are proud that the majority of our employees have been employed with SJF for 10+ years. This year marked an important anniversary for one of our long-term employees, Dave Kieper, who has been with our company for an impressive 25 years. Thanks for all you do Dave!


More photos of our celebration

New Pennsylvania Quick-Ship Stocking Location for Cantilever Racks

SJF's multiple Quick-ship locations provide clients easy access to 72-hour shipping on structural cantilever racks that historically require 8 to 12 week wait times.

SJF Material Handling Inc. Announces New Pennsylvania Stocking Location for Cantilever Racks & Structural Storage Systems

 SJF’s multiple Quick-Ship locations provide clients easy access to 72-hour shipping on structural cantilever racks. This product historically requires 8 to 12 week wait times.

SJF now offers clients 72-hour Quick-Ship of structural cantilever racks nationwide.
SJF now offers clients 72-hour Quick-Ship of structural cantilever racks nationwide.

Winsted, MN (PRWEB) September 30, 2017 – SJF Material Handling Inc., in cooperation with US manufacturing partner Ross Technologies, announced the opening of its Pennsylvania stocking quick ship location for its full line of cantilever storage rack products. In addition to providing “72-Hour Quick-Ship” availability on its most popular sizes and capacities of cantilever racks, several new products & design enhancements to other storage products are currently in production and expected for release this fall.

In Jan. 2017, SJF Material Handling, Winsted, MN announced a strategic partnership with USA Manufacturer Ross Technologies as the companies preferred manufacturer of its structural steel storage rack products. SJF stocks and distributes a wide variety of storage rack products sold through its online e-store and brick & mortar retail locations.

This newest SJF offering of structural cantilever rack products has quickly gained national acclaim as a premier storage solution. Cantilever racks are ideal for storing items inherently too long, bulky or lightweight to store using conventional warehouse racks or shelving. SJF’s latest offering of heavy duty structural cantilever racks is ideal for storing everything from lumber & steel to boats, autos, pipe, coils and more.

According to SJF President Stafford Sterner, the company’s newest offerings of rack storage solutions provide its clients all the benefits of traditional warehouse storage rack systems without many of the drawbacks & limitations traditionally associated with these older legacy storage systems.

One of the initial challenges was the ability to offer our clients a heavy-duty cantilever storage rack solution that was engineered and manufactured in the USA and would meet and exceed the most stringent requirements for strength and durability. Working with USA manufacturers, SJF provides clients a quality cantilever rack product that can now be shipped anywhere in the USA in a matter of hours vs. weeks or months. SJF’s structural cantilever racks are flexible, allowing storage of several sizes of material within the same rack system yet versatile enough to carry a wide array of loads.

Several new design enhancements have been incorporated in the manufacturing process eliminating any positioning issues. According to Sterner, the latest design enhancements have taken an excellent product and made it even better. With the addition of providing 72-hour quick-ship on an extensive offering of sizes and capacities, we can provide our clients with a product and service you won’t find anywhere else in the industry. Initial feedback from clients has been very positive. Users find the “quick-ship” delivery an incredible value.

Find out more and see detailed photos, videos and product information about cantilever rack at SJF Material Handling’s website.

Employee Spotlight – Jason Deiter

Jason Deiter, Senior Sales Specialist

Jason Deiter, Senior Sales SpecialistToday in our Employee Spotlight is Jason Deiter, Senior Sales Specialist. Jason is our longest running Sales Specialist here at SJF, so it’s safe to say he knows the material handling business very well.

Jason is also a local celebrity (although he would strongly disagree with that statement and will probably ask for it to be removed). As a member of the local band Rize and as a solo musician, he’s in front of crowds singing his heart out and playing guitar on a regular basis. You would think that he would put on an impromptu show every now and then for the rest of the SJF employees but we’re still waiting for that day.


Jason Deiter, Senior Sales SpecialistName: Jason Deiter

Title: Senior Sales Specialist

When did you start working at SJF? In 1991, then took a 5 year break and came back to SJF in 1996.

What do you like most about working at SJF? Flexibility, opportunity and coworkers.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not at work? Singing, playing guitar, camping, motorcycling, school activities with kids.

What’s your favorite day? May 9th. It’s my birthday and I took it off for the first time this year. I like it so much that I have decided to make it a habit. Everybody should take their birthday off.

Biggest pet peeve? Dirty dishes in or around the sink.

Name something about you that people would be surprised to know: Though I fly, I am afraid to fly.

What question would you like to answer that you didn’t get asked? What is my favorite color? I have had 4 blue vehicles, 4 blue motorcycles and 3 blue guitars.

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