How to Anchor Pallet Racking to Concrete Flooring: Wedge Anchors

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Wedge anchors come in a variety of different lengths and diameters. The larger the diameter, the longer the wedge anchor is, and thus the stronger it is. It is very important to consult a professional engineer to understand what size wedge anchor is required for a particular racking system.

Top 5 Warehouse Safety Questions

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Our experts at Concept Storage Solutions have taken a closer look at the most-asked questions about warehouse safety and provided you with the answers. Read on for more!

When is a PSR Required in Ontario?

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This is the most popular safety question that we get from our Ontario clients, and for good reason. 

A PSR, or PSHR, is a Pre-Start (Health) & Safety Review and is a requirement under the Ministry of Labour. In other words, it is an extensive evaluation of your warehouse storage equipment that focuses on specific safety hazards with the purpose of providing a safe workplace environment.

Two Warehouse Flooring Trends to Consider for Your Next Project

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Concept Storage recently completed a state-of-the-art distribution center that included two flooring products not commonly seen in warehouses (at least for the time being); Tactile Warning Plates and MetaGard flooring panels. We wanted to dig a little deeper into these trends, as we believe we will be seeing more of these products in future warehousing projects.


Box Beam V.S. Step Beam

A pallet racking storage system is made up of 2 basic parts: frames (or uprights), and beams (or cross beams). Frames are the vertical structures of a pallet rack system, and beams are the horizontal structures and what you place your pallets on. Beams come in 2 basic designs: Box Beams and Step Beams. Box beams have a basic rectangular shape, similar to the shape of a 2X4 board with clips on the end to attach to a vertical frame. Step beams on the other hand have (you guessed it!) a step in their design. Almost like an L-shape, with slots along the lower edge of the step. 

To gain a better understanding of the beam designs, we put step beams and box beams head to head against 3 factors to see who comes out on top.

Choosing the Right Automated Storage System

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There are two basic automated storage systems to choose from: Vertical Lift Modules and Horizontal Carousels. Although both systems offer similar benefits; space optimization and increased productivity, in this article, we will assess 4 factors to help you determine what system is best for your operations.

Reflecting on 2020 with Concept Storage Solutions

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We all saw how the last year put extreme pressures on some industries, causing damage that will take years to recover from. With that said, we are grateful that the warehouse storage equipment industry did not fall into that category. Nonetheless, we did face many changes that called for flexibility and adaptation among our suppliers, logistical operations and installation teams.

Concept Storage Solutions Receives Industry Award

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VAUGHAN, ON –  For the fourth conesecutive year, Concept Storage Solutions Ltd. has been awarded the prestigious MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Award for 2021, based on accomplishments in 2020.  This is the second consecutive year that Concept Storage has earned an MVP Award from the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association).  

Concept Storage’s Turnkey Solutions Turn Heads in Calgary

Concept Storage’s Turnkey Solutions Turn Heads in Calgary

Recently, the Concept Storage Solutions team headed to Calgary to complete a huge project for a client facing a time crunch. Our team of highly-skilled and experienced warehouse storage experts did an amazing job, and we’re happy to say the client was more than pleased! Read on to find out more about how Concept Storage Solutions made this project a success!

Concept Storage Solutions Proudly Celebrates Their 30th Year in Business

Concept Storage Solutions Proudly Celebrates Their 30th Year in Business

VAUGHAN, ON – Concept Storage Solutions is proud to mark their 30th anniversary of designing, supplying and installing customized warehouse storage solutions for clients throughout North America.

For the past 30 years, Concept Storage Solutions has built a solid reputation for providing high-quality customizable storage solutions based on clients’ individual needs.

How to Make the Most Out of Your Warehouse Layout

How to Make the Most Out of Your Warehouse Layout

More often than not, ever-evolving storage and equipment needs can make it hard to capitalize on the capacity of your warehouse layout. To help you make the most of your layout and storage equipment, we’ve put together a few planning tips. Read on to learn more and maximize your cube!

MHEDA: Material Handling as a Career Path

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Don’t you love the convenience of online shopping?

A product catches your eye, you add it to your shopping cart, and the next thing you know – it shows up right at your front doorstep! Easy as that. But, have you ever wondered how it happens? Where these products came from and what it took to get them to you? It’s called material handling. It’s the industry of moving, but there is so much more to it. In order to make this streamlined process work, many different positions, services, and talents are required to work together – to make your delivery a reality.

Top 10 Useful Warehouse Racking Tips

Top 10 Useful Warehouse Racking Tips

If you’re in charge of operations for a warehouse, chances are you understand how important the right storage system can be. A storage system that is custom-made to your needs can help improve productivity, enhance efficiency, and create a more effective workspace for employees. A key component to any storage system is high-grade racking. At Concept Storage Solutions, we understand that more than just about anyone. That’s why we’ve gathered some of the best tips and tricks to help you make the most of your storage system and warehouse.

The Benefits of Purchasing a Used Storage System

A used storage system in amazing shape.

Out with the old and in with the used, as they always say. Well, that’s what we always say! Have you ever thought about investing in lightly-used storage equipment for your work space? At Concept Storage Solutions, we offer a comprehensive trade-in and buy-back program for lightly-used storage systems and equipment.


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