Racking: The Importance of Standardization

Racking: The Importance of Standardization Despite the best of intentions, purchasing departments often cause unintentional chaos to warehouses and distribution centers, by affecting the configuration of pallet racking and storage systems. Pallet racks should not be considered a simple commodity to be bought at the lowest price available; there are significant lifecycle costs and externalities

Moving to new heights? Understanding 36-foot clear height

Moving to new heights? Understanding 36-foot clear height Source: Midwest Real Estate News, by Richard Prokup, Sr. VP, First Industrial Realty Trust Over the last 30 years, the industrial real estate market has seen buildings grow taller to help high-volume tenants in their quest for increased warehouse efficiency. During the 1970s, most buildings were built

Clear height trends in warehouse design

Clear height trendsin warehouse design Raising a building's existing roof can help modernize older industrial buildings According to World Trade 100 there’s been a massive change in the way industrial buildings are designed. In the mid-1980s, 75 percent of the industrial buildings were devoted to manufacturing. Now that figure has shrunk to about 20 percent,