had been shipping orders from an outdated
facility that had one forklift and one
conveyor line. Orders had to be moved and
tracked manually — an approach not very well
suited to a fast-growing organization with
customers across North America and around
When management moved to address the
situation these key factors were important
considerations in the design process of a new
- Keep pace with current order volume
while having plenty of expansion room for
- Reliability and ergonomic friendliness.
- Ability to respond to customer needs in
a fast and accurate manner.
They achieved all of these goals with the
opening of a new modern distribution center. The
141,000 square foot facility seamlessly
integrates a variety of Hytrol conveyor
equipment. It employs the latest scanning
equipment and computer controls to ensure
shipment accuracy and productivity while
allowing workers to focus on their jobs without
having to worry about the risk of injury from
heavy lifting or excessive manual handling.
"The installation and operation has gone
extremely well," says the Vice President of
Logistics and Distribution. The facility is
processing 1,800 cases a day, she adds, with the
capability to handle more.