Ecommerce Warehouse Boom Generating New Jobs

As shopping has shifted from conventional retail stores to online ecommerce sites, many retail workers have been left without jobs. Online retailers are breathing new life into past manufacturing communities that need an economic…

How to Increase Employee Engagement

All employees want to succeed and contribute to their team’s overall success. Innovative engagement ideas can help bring your team together, encourage empowerment, improve performance and motivate employees. Implement a few creative ideas and…

IIoT Making Supply Chains Smarter and Sustainable

IIoT connects everyday embedded computing devices real time through communication networks. These networks connect enterprises to manufacturing and distribution facilities, suppliers and transportation providers making the supply chain smarter. IIoT increases supply chain visibility…

Creating Innovative Workforce Solutions

MHI’S Career & Technical Education (CTE) works with academia and the material handling industry to provide curriculum, programs and resources to support and develop the supply chain workforce. High school STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering…

Material Handling Driving the Automotive Transformation

The automotive industry is currently being transformed and material handling plays a key role. Suppliers now have a larger role, building a stronger relationship between manufacturer and supplier.  As auto manufacturers continue to produce…

October is Manufacturing Month

October is Manufacturing Month in Wisconsin. It’s a month to highlight the importance of manufacturing in the state, and to call attention to the job opportunities in the sector. The strength of Wisconsin’s manufacturing…

Vertical Structures Optimize Manufacturing Space

Steel structures, mezzanines and platforms are smart solutions to add floor space and increase manufacturing process. Many plastics manufacturers, such as medical and automotive parts molders, PET bottle-making are just a few that are…

Skilled Workforce Top Priority for Warehouses & DC’s

The importance of e-commerce, nearshoring and customer proximity are driving industrial warehousing site selection. The need for rapid customer response is resulting in a close analysis of warehouse and DC site location. The site…

DC Hiring on the Rise

Amazon’s fulfillment center growth is increasing the distribution hiring boom. It currently operates 244 US facilities, 105 DCs or fulfillment center. Amazon plans to add 45 distribution or fulfillment centers in the U.S. over…

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Learn more about mezzanines, work platforms and other steel structures, and about trends in the material handling and industrial processing markets from our blog posts by Steele Solutions President Kevin O’Neill. Check out the blog archives for helpful advice on structure selection, siting and applications.

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