The global wall art industry is having a moment. Print-on-demand technology has expanded available offerings to virtually anything, and the public’s appetite for decoration only seems to be growing. In fact, the wall art market is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of nearly 7% through 2030, reaching a value of over $97 billion by that year.
Every product has its unique manufacturing challenges. When the things you build are big, however, access to work itself becomes the bottleneck. How can workers safely assemble components at either end of an industrial mold, appliance, or sofa, when their reach only extends a few feet?
Multi-level warehouses need material handling equipment (MHE) designed for the job. But choosing material lifts isn’t always straightforward — you’ll need to think about the average size of loads, the variety of materials, and the layout of your operation in order to find an efficient solution. You’ll also need to consider costs, including long-term maintenance, to get the best possible return on investment.
Piece picking, also known as broken case picking or pick-and-pack, is a time-intensive process in which workers retrieve individual items (as opposed to cases or pallets).
In 2019, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) looked through the data on forklift accidents at work. They discovered that forklift operators aren’t the only ones at risk. Of the 9,050 forklift-related injuries BLS tallied in 2017, 1,850 involved pedestrians. That made pedestrians the injured parties in more than 20 percent of these cases. Even worse, pedestrians injured by forklifts required more days off than workers injured in other forklift-related cases.
BHS, Inc., a leading manufacturer of material handling equipment, celebrates its 45th anniversary in 2024. The company is using this milestone to look back on its history and reflect on what makes it unique in the industry.
A water reclamation system cleans industrial wastewater, removing heavy metals, suspended solids, oils, greases, and more. That allows you to reuse the water on the next round of processes, or funnel it safely down the sewer. A good water reclamation system eliminates hazardous waste entirely, leaving only clean water and dried flocculant that’s suitable for standard waste streams.
Mezzanine systems provide a cost-effective way to optimize vertical space in warehouses, storage facilities, and other operations. They’re essentially just raised platforms that hold products and equipment — though they can be fairly complex systems. Catwalks might run between rows, and some systems have multiple levels.
To improve warehouse efficiency, start by identifying your current bottlenecks. These are the places and processes that slow down your whole operation — and one of the most likely culprits is your loading dock.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) currently has jurisdiction over approximately 7 million worksites across the United States.