Lodge Manufacturing is a manufacturer of cast iron cookware in continuous operation for more than 120 years. The company’s products are shipped worldwide and sold through big box stores, hardware stores, specialty retail outlets and through online e-commerce. For many years, the original Lodge foundry and a 40,000 square foot warehouse and distribution center kept pace with demand, but in the mid-1990’s business began to increase dramatically. A foundry expansion, followed by construction of a second foundry and a new 212,000 square foot distribution center, provided the capacity the company needed but there were many critical decisions to make in configuring the new DC.
Customer feedback has always been an essential part of Crown’s business model as we look to develop new services, products and technology to meet customer needs. Social media has become a key tool not only for soliciting customer feedback, but for sharing information with customers and the industry as a whole. It allows us to collect and dispense information more quickly nearly any other form of communication. read more »»
Founded in 2001, Universal Pure provides high pressure processing and cold storage solutions for food and beverage manufacturers and other grocery and retail customers across the United States. At its busy Lincoln, NE facility, Universal Pure is responsible for 47,000 chilled and frozen pallet positions totaling more than 670,000 square feet of warehouse space. read more »»
Midwest Warehouse & Distribution System provides third-party warehousing, transportation and other supply-chain solutions for a variety of industries. With four affiliate companies and more than a dozen facilities nationwide, Midwest is responsible for more than 6 million square feet of contract and public warehousing space. read more »»
A robust and engaging training program can help educate and encourage employees to maintain a safety mindset at all times. It’s not just about the quality and frequency of the training, but also the accessibility of the training. read more »»
Forklift operators are required to be trained to learn the skills necessary to operate forklifts in a safe and productive manner. It is important that compliance with forklift safety training remain top of mind for operators. To help achieve and maintain a vibrant safety culture, managers can engage operators in several meaningful ways. read more »»
While the performance abilities of today’s forklifts are more sophisticated than their predecessors, so too is their onboard technology. This is good news for safety managers seeking to improve forklift safety. A connected forklift enables managers to increase operator and workplace safety by leveraging an operator and fleet management system. The right system can give managers the information and control they need to tackle the complex issue of safety and give it consistent attention. read more »»
PEER Bearing is a manufacturer of bearings for many industries, with a North American headquarters and global distribution center located in Waukegan, IL. In this facility, they receive approximately 100 pallets of material each day from their manufacturing facilities around the world while also processing a variety of outbound orders ranging from single packages to full pallets. read more »»