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Updating Your Warehouse Facility

After time all things need updates. Your wardrobe, your TV, your home and your business. As you consider how you want to roll out an update you need to stand back and get a good feel for what you have, what you want and how to make the changes. Let’s go over some of the basics.


What You Have

What about the current situation do you like? How has this facility helped grow your business? Whether you are using a big or small building, consider how you used the space. Talk to the people who work inside the building. Talk to them about what they like and what they think will benefit the business. When you ask the people who are there you show them you do care. That you value their thoughts and opinions. They will be able to give you the feedback that is true. You may be surprised at their comments and suggestions. They know whether a salt dome storage or a barn like structure will be better for daily use.


What You Want

Now that you have surveyed the current situation you need to sit down and list off the things you want. After you have those listed  you need to prioritize them. For more tips on that, learn more from Forklift Safety Solutions. What are the musts, the wants and the ones you can probably do without? After you organize this list start to research how much it will cost you. Consider you budget and start working with this. Call several vendors and talk to them directly. Don’t just go off the website. If you make the time to call them and discuss your thoughts they will better help you and help with any possible deals they can offer. If you need new plumbing call your neighboring businesses. Ask them how their plumbing is going and if they like how it is installed. If you need to protect your building from lightning strikes and solar flares then you need to call EMP Shield. Call you local internet and phone company. Ask some deeper questions on your bill and what they can offer. You may be eligible for some upgrades and discounts you didn’t even know about.


How to Make The Changes

Now that you have your list of things to do, you need to organize in a way they allows you to still use your facility without closing down for installs. There will be things that will cause the building to have to close for a day or so, but you want to set it up so you have the least amount of downtime. You need to keep your staff working and production to still be at 100%. Look into moving this around with a new pallet. When you are getting the staff ready to come back after a day or so off treat them to a lunch on you. Call Panera and get a party tray. If you want to make it an after hours event call a local brewery and see if they can host an event. When you treat your employees well, they are more loyal and care about the business. Now get to it! And good luck.



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