Our customer, Hayward Industries, is located in Clemmons, North Carolina, and contacted WNCMH because they needed help maximizing their storage potential in their warehouse. Prior to working with our company, the customer was stacking their palletized goods on the floor which underutilized the available space available to them. Based on their original method of storage, the customer was quickly exceeding their horizontal storage capacity.
Once WNCMH was contacted, we scheduled an in-person visit to view the warehouse area and to discuss the customer’s needs. After the in-person meeting, our local sales representative used field measurements to generate an initial concept layout for the warehouse in AutoCAD. After working through several revisions with the customer, we decided to go with a selective pallet rack system.
The system was designed based on using a standard 40” x 48” pallet. The rack was laid out in ten double bay rows and one single row. WNCMH provided 20 foot high by 42-inch deep teardrop uprights and eight-foot beams. Each bay had three beam levels plus floor storage. Each beam level was engineered to hold up to 2,500 pounds per pallet position (5,000 pounds per level). The new configuration we designed increased the total number of pallet positions from 1,200 to 3,226 total positions. To protect the uprights from potential fork truck damage WNCMH provided a 12-inch steel column protector for each upright and an end of aisle protector at the end of each row. WNCMH personally oversaw the installation of the new system to ensure its accuracy and quality.