With so many "economy" selections of self-assemble industrial shelving now available, the decision can seem easy to purchase the discount version and reap the savings. But it's important to consider a product's total cost of ownership over simple cost, says A Plus Warehouse, a leading business-to-business distributor of locker equipment and quality industrial and materials handling equipment.
"Compare one of our Hallowell metal shelving units that sell for $280 each to a discount non Hallowell shelves system for $250," said Ed Stairman, president of A Plus Warehouse. "The economy version looks to be $30 less, which can be a significant amount of savings when you are buying shelving for an entire warehouse. However, the assembly of the discount unit will probably take 40 minutes longer than the assembly of the Hallowell shelving. At a $60 per hour labor rate, you end up with the same total cost for both units."
Hallowell offers some of the heaviest capacity available per shelf. Hallowell hi-tech medium-duty closed shelving starts at 350 pounds capacity per shelf and Hallowell hi-tech extra-heavy-duty closed shelving holds an astounding maximum of 1250 pounds per shelf. Hallowell shelving is amazingly simple to assemble; it is widely regarded as the easiest shelving to install of all the major domestic brands.
"Economy brands sometimes require some convincing or manipulating to put together, and the more you force an item together, the greater the likelihood of an industrial accident," said Stairman. "Why spend extra time putting together sub-par shelving? Go with the best and save time assembling your shelving with Hallowell."
A Plus Warehouse has a wide variety of capacities and sizes of Hallowell shelving available, including medium to heavy-duty closed shelving, medium to heavy-duty open shelving, and Hallowell pass through shelving. The closed shelving includes back and side panels, and is ideal for storing loose items that may fall off open units. The open shelving features beaded front posts which allow for maximum utilization of the shelves.
To learn more about the easy-to-assemble Hallowell shelving from A Plus Warehouse, call 800-209-8798 or visit www.APlusWhs.com.