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What is an Access Ladder?

June 19, 2017  |  Comments

Access Ladders? Cages?

An access ladder is a very large ladder that can get a human to an unreachable area. All of our Fixed Access Ladders here at A Plus Warehouse are built extra sturdy to protect operators from danger. What better way to fix a roof than climbing up an access ladders. At an extreme height, situations are oftentimes life or death. A Plus Warehouse has extremely safe walk through ladders you will never have to worry about. There isn’t a safer way to access a roof.  We have ladders for every need here. We have the non-corrosive aluminum access ladder, which is perfect for the ladders that remain outside. Our ladders can range from any height whether it is 2 steps or even 30 steps.

Another sort of ladder we have are the rolling ones. These are for the jobs that involve a shorter height. You can roll your ladder to wherever you need it to be. Most wheels have brakes so once it is moved to position you won’t have to worry about it shifting.

What is the cage?

Some people may ask what is this cage and how does it help me? The cage is a safety precaution in the ladder. It can catch you when you fall and gives you more support. Our Access Ladder Cages also come with a locking mechanism. This will lock the pathway up the ladder for those who try to climb it. This will keep the operator on the ladder safe, along with anyone else who stumbles upon the ladder in hopes of climbing it.

 

For more information about our wide variety of access ladders be sure to check out ou

r website www.apluswhs.com. Give us a call at 800-209-8798 or email us at [email protected]

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What is a Golf Locker?

June 15, 2017  |  Comments

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Golf Locker?

A golf locker is not like any ordinary locker, it is a deluxe locker with fantastic features. No other locker has as many features as this locker. The golf locker not only is perfect for golf and holding equipment, but it can also be used to store other sporting items. The inside has several different sections. For example, a rack, an area for shoes, an area for clothing, and several other sections. Anyone can use these lockers, and anyone can choose to have a locking box inside the locker. For some people, the lock is very important if they bring their valuables to the golf course because it ensures that no valuables will be stolen.  

Where Will I Even Use It?

golf locker

These lockers are great in country clubs, health clubs, and any other public recreational area. This locker can also be used as an executive locker. What better way is there to store your items? Even if you are not planning to use this locker for golf, that does not mean it cannot be used. This locker is designed with several sections, and one large section to hold golf clubs. These sections can be used for other materials and activities.

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Our golf lockers are in stock here, at A Plus Warehouse! The metal material is made to last and the gray color makes the locker look classy. We provide setup so your locker is ready to use. Order your locker today at www.apluswhs.com! To contact us call 800-209-8798 or email [email protected]

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What is a Metal Platform Truck?

June 13, 2017  |  Comments

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All about Metal Platform Trucks!

Are you searching for a sturdy platform truck with a large capacity? A Plus Warehouse metal platform trucks are the way to go. A metal platform truck is likely to have more capacity than any given wooden one. Also, the metal is less likely to corrode than wood. These platform trucks are created for your convenience when moving objects. We sell platform trucks in all different sizes so you can choose the one that will best suit your needs. Our handle bars at different heights make for variation in the platform trucks for you to choose from.

Our well known Suncast Metal commercial truck is a great cart choice. The heavy duty 1000-pounds capacity or even the extra heavy duty 2000-pound capacity is more than enough for your equipment. This metal cart is easy to roll due to its 8 inch casters, which are also lockable. Not to mention this item has free freight!

For the places that need to move items but through a narrow hall or area, our Hallowell U-Boat is the choice for you. This item is ready for immediate shipping directly to you. This is often used for retail when someone must get by a narrow aisle. Unlike some other platform trucks, the u-boat platform truck, along with our other platform trucks, spins around very smoothly. To ensure your items does not slip, the platform is diamond plated. Now your product will be guaranteed to stay stable.

A Plus Warehouse has a wide varied platform truck section for you to select from. For more information visit our website www.apluswhs.com, or email us at [email protected]

give us a call at 800-209-8798!!

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What is a Hand truck?

June 12, 2017  |  Comments

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What is a Hand truck?

What is it, how is it used, and why do people use it, are three question people ask themselves about hand trucks. Here, at A Plus Warehouse we want to explain to you all about hand trucks and why they are so important. People use hand trucks to transport material, whether it is as small as one box full of stationary or several boxes full of machinery. Our hand trucks have wheels at the base and grips at the handles for easy transportation. A person may only be able to move a few boxes whereas a hand truck can transport several. This piece of machinery can save time when moving; a task that takes an individual multiple times may take someone with a hand truck fewer times. When less times is spent doing manual labor of moving objects, more time can be done working on other more beneficial tasks. 

What is the difference? They are all just hand trucks...

powered stair climbing hand truck

Each hand truck has a different capacity, size, material, and way to hold objects. One of our most popular hand trucks is the Powered Stair Climbing Hand Truck. This product is different from the others because of its ability to climb stairs. Not all working areas are one floored, but all working areas do need to transport objects. The stair climbing hand trucks makes moving heavy objects from floor to floor much easier. Going up stairs is just as simple as going down stairs; this is designed with operator safety being the main task.

Another common question is: what about the load sizes? In fact, here at A Plus Warehouse, we have conveyors that can hold different sized loads. The Dual Purpose Hand Truck is another common warehouse equipment our customers love. It works as a typical hand truck but it can convert to a platform position to handle an over sized load.

Now that you’ve learned about hand trucks why not order one from www.apluswhs.com!

Contact us at [email protected] or 800-209-8798

 

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Best Conveyors for Your Uses

May 18, 2017  |  Comments

”What Do Conveyors Do?” Part 1: A High-Level Overview of Conveyor Classifications

“What do conveyors do?” To those unfamiliar with the everyday workings of industrial facilities, all conveyors look the same. These individuals think all conveyors have the same function, too -- moving loads or items from one place to another. But this is a very surface-level understanding -- to answer the question “what do conveyors do?,” a more thorough look is required. Today we'll be looking at two kinds of conveyors: bucket conveyors and roller conveyors.

Bucket Conveyor

What are Bucket Conveyors?

Bucket conveyors specialize in moving dry, dusty materials such as aggregates and fertilizers. These conveyors are a staple for contracting jobs where clearing work sites quickly is critical, although they can be seen in agricultural, chemical, and the ceramic and glass industries, too.

What are bucket conveyors identified by? Unlike other conveyors, the conveyor belt is equipped with containers called “buckets,” which may carry loose materials vertically or at an incline away from a work site or to another location. When the buckets reach the end of the conveyor -- usually at the apex -- the buckets empty their contents and travel back down the conveyor to repeat the process. You can see how this can save you the effort of shoveling and moving materials yourself!

Curved Roller Conveyor

What are Roller Conveyors?

Roller conveyors are probably closer to what a layman would identify as a “conveyor.” They are ideal for side loading and unloading goods of all sizes and quantities. Manufacturing plants, shipping warehouses, and other industrial facilities use roller conveyors for their everyday operations. Even food service applications are common with stainless steel roller conveyors.

What are roller conveyors identified by? Roller conveyors use an electric belt or gravity to move items along sturdy metal tubes.These “rollers” can vary in diameter and are usually made of stainless steel or aluminum. Roller conveyors are held together on frames that vary from medium duty to extremely heavy duty. There are even maximum capacity roller conveyors that can support capacities over fifteen thousand pounds.

Are There Other Kinds of Industrial Conveyors?

The simple answer to this is… yes! We have barely scratched the surface of the many different types of industrial conveyors available to you. All of them have different functions and fulfill different needs. Be sure to return to our blog to learn which conveyor system will work best for your industrial needs.

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5 New Locker Ideas for Your Employees

May 18, 2017  |  Comments

5 New locker Ideas for your employees

New Locker Ideas for Happier Employees

You think you've seen it all when it comes to employee lockers for sale. But think again -- there’s plenty of fertile ground in this field that's just ripe for innovation. Show your outside-the-box approach to employee storage with new locker ideas from A Plus Warehouse!

Four Tier Wood Lockers for Storage

Color-Coordinated Lockers

We know you're tired of looking at the same old dingy brown and gray lockers for your staff. Well, that's nothing a little color can’t fix! Coordinating your lockers to take on the colorful tones of your room can make them feel like a livelier part of the place, not just a necessary addition.

You can find lockers for sale in vibrant reds, blues, and other hues to bring out the personality and warmth of a room, and you'll enjoy top of the line security, too. Check out locker models by Valumaster, available in a range of colors. Or if you're going for a wooden aesthetic, choose designer wood lockers for a vibrant, natural look.

Keypad Lockers

Safety Lockers Without Keys

Rows upon rows of padlocked lockers -- what could be less inspiring? Well, now you can inject a little enthusiasm into your employees’ lives by offering an exciting locker option that's state of the art -- and even a little fun!

We're talking about keypad lockers by DigiTech. These high tech lockers for sale from A Plus Warehouse have programmable locks that the user inputs for complete custom security. Locks are battery-powered, so no need to remember where you kept your key. Just input the code and presto!

 Cell Phone Lockers

Laptop and Cell Phone Lockers

Technology and the workplace are becoming more entwined, and employees rely on their devices more than ever for work and communication. But when laptops, smartphones, and tablets aren't in use, employees want peace of mind that their devices are safe. 

Enter laptop lockers and cell phone lockers. These specialized lockers are perfectly suited to serve the twenty-first century workforce with sufficient space and multiple security options. Laptop lockers have the added advantage of providing electrical outlets to charge laptops while they are not in use. So convenient!

Of course, you don't have to provide lockers for employees that cater to such specific needs, but you'll find they'll appreciate the gesture!

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Many more ideas for lockers are currently shaking up the workforce and offering employees interesting ways to store their belongings. Make sure to take advantage of these ideas to add your facility to the forefront of innovation.

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Crank Out Cantilever Racks Now Available

May 14, 2017  |  Comments

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Crank Out Cantilever Racks also known as Stow Away Cantilever rack is now available

 at A Plus Warehouse - complete vertical access - unlike with traditional Cantilever Racks - where there can be vertical access only to the less footprintr is required and the systems can be customized - and you see a great solution for cantilever style storage.  A Plus Warehouse is here to help

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Work Doesn't Have To Be A Pain - Ergonomic Office Furniture

April 24, 2017  |  Comments

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Ergonomic Office Furniture

Has work become, well, a pain? This doesn't have to be the case for you or your employees.  Just a few changes in the office and warehouse can make what once was a pain to deal with, a lot easier.

Why office furniture is important to both employees and employers

Using ergonomic furniture isn't just about making your workers comfy cozy. Avoiding muscular and overuse issues helps with retention and lowers health costs!  

Some ways that ergonomic furniture can help your employees -

1.            Maintain Neutral Posture

2.            Work in the Power/Comfort Zone

3.            Allow for Movement and Stretching

4.            Reduce Excessive Force

5.            Reduce Excessive Motions

6.            Minimize Contact Stress

7.            Reduce Excessive Vibration

8.            Provide Adequate Lighting

 

How ergonomic office furniture affects productivity

Ergonomic office furniture improves productivity by designing the workspace to allow for good posture and less physical exertion. Poor ergonomics can lead to fatigue and frustration, which can negatively affect the quality of work that an employee performs. It’s a logical line of thought that if employees aren’t experiencing discomfort and fatigue on a daily basis, they will perform better. not to mention the benefits of reducing turnover, decreasing absenteeism, improving morale and increasing employee involvement. Using ergonomic furniture in a workspace can also significantly reduce costs for employers by systematically reducing the overall risk of employee injury caused by uncomfortable workstations.

Why ergonomic office furniture/equipment is important to employers, aside from productivity

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Positive ergonomics can reduce costs for employers (prevent costly musculoskeletal disorders like carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, rotator cuff injuries, epicondylitis, trigger finger, muscle strains and low back injuries) which are some of the most frequently reported causes of lost/restricted work time. Not to mention the benefits of reducing turnover, decreasing absenteeism, improving morale and increasing employee involvement. Using ergonomic furniture in a workspace can significantly reduce costs for employers by systematically reducing the overall risk of employee injury caused by uncomfortable workstations.

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A Plus Warehouse stocks a variety of ergonomic designed office furniture. We offer chairs and desks, from leaning seats to adjustable tables and desks as well as anti-fatigue floor mats and operational equipment such as lift trucks, power stackers, and scissor lifts for safe lifting. 

Optimizing Office Space for Maximum Employee Happiness and Productivity

Turnkey Inplant Offices

Divide the office: Keep professional and personal spaces separate (work space vs. lounge space, kitchen, etc) to achieve balance between professional/private life, create two different environments in the same office to make employees more productive.  Use Implant Offices from A+ Warehouse: easily install implant offices in your warehouse/office without having to close for construction. Create comfortable leisure/mealtime spaces for employees.

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Happy Purim From A Plus Warehouse

March 10, 2017  |  Comments

Happy Purim

Purim is a festive holiday celebrating freedom and the power of good over evil.

The whole team at A Plus Warehouse wishes peace an happiness to all of our excellent employees, customers, vendors, and political leaders as well. Governance is at best very difficult and we all pray for a good outcome from our leaders actions - both locally and nationally.

 

Happy Purim

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What is the Difference Between Galvanized Steel and Stainless Steel?

March 2, 2017  |  Comments

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Galvanized Steel versus Stainless Steel

So you're in the market for steel equipment. And not just any steel -- you've heard all about these other, reportedly stronger, more durable kinds of steel. That's right, we're talking galvanized steel and stainless steel.

What is the difference between them? When would you choose one over the other? And which is right for your needs? We at A Plus Warehouse are here to answer these questions and shed some light on their differences, similarities, and general uses.

The Materials

Before we can make any sort of claim to how strong they are, first we have to know how these steels are made.

How is galvanized steel made?

When manufacturing galvanized steel, a sheet of regular carbon steel is coated with rust- and corrosion-resistant zinc.

How is stainless steel made?

Stainless steel is made by mixing molten steel with chromium, which protects from rust.

Their Uses

A wide range of industries use both galvanized and stainless steel equipment in their everyday work. Common uses for them include outside or wet environments, as their rust-resistant qualities provide you capable equipment you'll be able to use for years. Food service or agricultural applications commonly use either galvanized or stainless steel equipment.

We suggest that if you are going to be using the equipment outside that you would choose galvanized steel. 

Stainless steel is specially designed to work with food, pharmaceuticals, and in applications where there needs to be no static electricity, like computers. 

The Cost

All right, let's talk price -- how much does one type of steel cost compared to the other?

Because manufacturing stainless steel is a much more involved process, galvanized steel is generally the more affordable option. Remember, galvanizing a sheet of carbon steel only requires a zinc coat, while stainless steel must be made early on during the mixing stage.

Three Shelf Stainless Steel Mobile Stand

That said, you can find plenty of low-cost, high-durability stainless steel products, such as this three shelf stainless steel mobile stand.

The Bottom Line

And now the moment you've been waiting for… the question you've been dying to hear an answer to… Is galvanized steel stronger than stainless steel?

pre configured galvanized pallet rack

And the answer is… it depends! Although, yes, technically stainless steel is stronger because its rust-resistance is built into its make-up, galvanized steel can be plenty strong enough for most applications. For example, you can reliably store 20,000 to 27,000 pounds on this Galvanized Pallet Rack -- an impressive feat by anyone's standards!

Galvanized or Stainless Steel?

So which type of steel will you use? The sturdy yet affordable galvanized steel, or the uncompromising, near-flawless stainless steel? Now that you know all about them, reaching a decision should be a matter of research and knowing your needs.

Stainless Steel Bench With Galvanized Legs

If you can't decide, you can always compromise. You can find equipment that utilizes both types, such as this stainless steel workbench with galvanized legs. Truly the best of both worlds!

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