Forklift aisle spacing in a pallet rack system may be the most misunderstood aspect of the materials handling industry. The answer to the question is not just a flat 12' for a typical sit-down propane lift for example. It is much more complicated than this.
If you are looking for a simple answer – sorry, there isn't one! Permitting is handled either by the county or city or both. First step in this process is to find out what is demanded where you are looking to Permit. A local Materials Handling Contractor is your best bet – they likely have been through the process many times.
The Material Handling Industry represents a vast array of equipment, inventory storage products, engineered systems and automated picking and handling solutions. Most people, when looking for a material handling solution provider, will start with the basics. Our clients typically find us (McGee Storage and Handling) when they search basic keywords or phrases such as "Pallet Racking", "Warehouse Rack", "Material Handling", "Mezzanines", "Conveyor", "Industrial Shelving", "Panelized Buildings". "Parts Picking" , "Warehouse Management Systems" and so on. When you add a zip code (or city) representing the location of your facility the results are narrowed for you and presented on your monitor. Gone are the days of flipping through weighty pages of hard copy "Yellow Page" directories in search of a business that might be able to help you.
So where exactly do you start in search of a reputable Material Handling Solution Provider?
Ask yourself, What is most important?
Good economic news and a strong economy is bad news for used pallet racking - it's a bit like a strong US dollar - Gold isn't happy ! As the economy strengthens there is less used racking which drives up the bidding to obtain it and ultimately kills the used market -- the cost between used and new narrows resulting in the risk of used outweighs the extra cost of new