Pushback rack freshens warehouse performance

Heavy-duty rack offers safety, storage density and labor savings.

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M.G. Produce of Vernon, Calif., has grown to become the largest domestic and international supplier of Asian fruits and vegetables for North America. To keep up with its rapid growth, the company moved into a 70,000-square-foot, custom-built, state-of-the-art warehouse with a pushback rack system (Hannibal Industries) that improved storage density and cut labor costs.

Manufactured using heavy-duty structural tube support rails along with encapsulated flanged wheeled carts, the new rack system offers M.G. Produce an economic strength to weight ratio with up to 3,000 pounds of capacity. Structural steel construction ensures long life in tough warehouse environments.

The unique 2-6 deep design includes extensive built-in safety features. The flanged wheel design with tube rails prevents debris from being caught in the system, ensuring continuous smooth rolling action and a cleaner environment that is ideal for fruits and vegetable storage. The system also has a lower profile than other cart type systems, allowing extra clearance and the possibility of an extra level of storage.

“The rack is very easy to use, and it has saved us a great deal of space,” says Sueng-min Yoon, founder of M.G. Produce. “It increased our warehouse space by 30% while reducing our labor costs by 20%.”

About the Author

Josh Bond, Senior Editor
Josh Bond is Senior Editor for Modern, and was formerly Modern’s lift truck columnist and associate editor. He has a degree in Journalism from Keene State College and has studied business management at Franklin Pierce University.

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