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…

IOT, IIOT, Industry 4.0: The Digital Future of Business

The Internet of Things (IOT), Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) and Industry 4.0 are the digital evolution, transformation, growth and future of business. The number of devices connected to, and communicating through, the Internet…

Technology Transforming Supply Chains

Technology is disrupting supply chains and transforming them into more digital, connected and intelligent models. Consumers are driving this trend as they demand more buying options and faster service from supply chains that are…

Textile Industry on the Upswing

After decades of plant closings the textile industry is back on the rise. The industry is on the upswing, jobs and profits are on the comeback. Behind the growth are two main trends, both involving…

Relationships Matter – Get Connected & Get Ahead

Who we know matters in work related and performance related situations. Relationships matter, they are portals for information, ideas and opportunities.  Building, caring for and contributing to personal and professional relationships is one of…

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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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