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Looking for storage tips to maximize and optimize your space? Wanting to know how automation can make your business more efficient? You’ve come to the right place. McMurray Stern has been partnering with businesses, manufacturers, distributors, and customers to provide storage solutions since 1980 and we have a lot of tips and industry news to share!
A version of this article was published in The Michigan Post, featuring McMurray Stern. “McMurray Stern has found post-pandemic success through the rise of online
The challenge that Mercedes-Benz presented to McMurray Stern is to facilitate both the relocated dealership and service center’s existing storage + new parts in a way to drive productivity, and increase efficiency in the Parts and Service Department.
The HAIPICK robot is characterized by its high stability and high precision. The robot can replace the repetitive, time-consuming, and heavy manual storage and handling work. Advantages of HAIPICK robots include:
· Flexible customization
· Well-suited for a variety of industries from electronics to apparel
· Increase storage density and efficiency by 80% – 130%
· Increase in operational efficiency by 3-4x
· Rapid ROI
Our library book detection systems offer state-of-the-art protection for library materials by providing superior security coverage, safe for all magnetic media. Designed to fit a variety of floor plans and decors, our book detection systems offer an array of mounting options with the opportunity to add additional security features. Our library book detection products include:
Sometimes compact book storage needs to take place outside of the library. Though a large off-site facility would be ideal, it is not always the case. X-Tend High Bay is designed specifically for smaller square footage facilities, but allows you to capitalize on the vertical space. X-Tend High Bay shelving holds and compacts storage in an accessible, protected, and efficient way. The off-site storage can be coupled with mobile carriages to eliminate empty aisles and take up far less space.
Whether it’s mailroom furniture, a copy room, laboratory casework, or other workspaces, modular millwork base cabinets, sorters, wall-hung cabinets, and worktables can be combined to create an effective workroom in any space. Over 120 standard sizes are available in a wide array of finishes, colors and surfaces.
The way people work and learn is evolving and along with it, the way they interact with the spaces that surround them. Day use lockers provide a unique storage solution that combines durability and aesthetics to create a unique locker wall, partition or workspace.
Cantilever shelvings appealing and modern look, united with its durability, makes for a great compact book storage solution. For academic, corporate, public, and legal library purposes, cantilever shelving offers a comprehensive range of options and accessories to address the needs of your library today and plan for the future. The system accommodates an array of media formats, books, articles, newspapers, and much more.
When a library as famous and well-visited as the St. Louis Central Library (St. Louis, MO), a massive renovation with great care and consideration must go into the planning process. There were several challenges that needed to be addressed as the planning began. There was an absence of technology integration in the building, as well as a lack of communal spaces for patrons to use for study and collaboration. The library also needed to address several safety hazards caused by the outdated central stack area, which was constructed from a steel-framed, self-supporting structure. We helped provide storage solutions that restored, repurposed, and revived the library.
Simply put, it’s a way to store more in less space. We’re all familiar with traditional static shelves—but the challenge with static storage is that it takes up a fixed amount of space. The amount of stuff being housed in your work space or storage area keeps growing, while the square footage stays exactly the same. By mounting shelving or cabinets onto a carriage and rail system, mobile storage eliminates fixed aisles to compact your storage space. It’s a simple concept that enables you to significantly increase your storage capacity or store the same amount of items in half the footprint.
The VIDIR Bicycle Merchandising System or BMS is a unique and highly effective way to merchandise and store bicycles. Instead of hiding away half of your inventory because of limited space, maximize your unused available vertical space with our easy-to-use system. It’s the smart and stylish way to display and sell your inventory.
As COVID-19 continues to impact our global community, McMurray Stern has been continuing to monitor the effects of COVID-19 to create a safe environment that will support the health and wellbeing of our customers and employees. This is of our highest priority as we continue to work with partnering manufacturers to serve customers in the Southern California and Arizona areas.
We are committed to maintaining our business operations and ensuring you continue to receive the highest quality service without disruption. In addition, we have adopted temporary COVID-19 products to better serve our customers. Contact us to learn more.
At McMurray Stern, we are proud to continue providing the services, support, and specialty storage and automation products you need to continue providing products and services for your own customers.
We thank you for your ongoing support, loyalty, and efforts.
– The McMurray Stern Team
Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) are a great option for companies to automate material flow with increased safety and accuracy. In partnership with SSI SCHAEFER, McMurray Stern offers AGVs as an automated solution that will fit into your existing warehouse and improve your production efficiency. Advantages of using AGVs include:
Vertical lifts by McMurray Stern are the ideal storage solution for industrial products, components, and spare parts for all possible environments and industries. Many companies have chosen our lifts to help organize and improve their work-flow, thanks to its flexibility, wide range of models available, superior design, and ease of use. Features include:
In partnership with SSI SCHAFER, our miniload cranes are an ideal automated storage-retrieval system in any warehouse. This automated solution maximizes the warehouse space you have while still offering safe storage of goods.
Carousel systems enable highly efficient storage and picking processes in the smallest possible space. Carousels are an outstanding solution for handling small parts along with medium to slow-moving products including pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, electronics components, media, and food items.
Whether you need a shuttle system for one or more levels utilizing pallets, trays, cartons, or bins – McMurray Stern, in partnership with SSI SCHAEFER, offers automated shuttle system solutions. If you need optimized storage with rapid material transport and short access times, a shuttle system is an innovative and economical solution.
This innovative, high-density storage system provides a slim fit storage solution that is ideal for small, slow-moving items. Storeganizer is designed to accommodate small items in columns of suspended, easy-to-access vertical pockets, made of flexible, durable coated textile. Although lightweight themselves, these columns can support up to 250 pounds as standard, with a 10-year-warranty
Our workstations have been designed to make your workspace functional and organized. Because they are modular, they come in a variety of configurations to meet the needs of your company and employees. There are multiple options to choose from, including stationary or mobile workstations and with or without a frame over the work surface.
Our cabinets are heavy duty and provide many possibilities for safe, secure and efficient small parts storage. Moreover, our drawers have industry-leading durability and the sliding system comes with a lifetime warranty.
We have what you need from tactical readiness to day use lockers and free style lockers. Download our brochures and see how the right locker selection can be the building block for your storage needs.
The Hospital Bedlift is a cost-effective hospital bed storage system designed to store hospital beds off of the floor and stack them securely in a vertical arrangement. Save up to 70% of valuable floor space per unit and remove potential fire hazards from hospital corridors. Reduce bed retrieval time and provide a safe, dedicated space to store your hospital beds.
Due to their rugged strength and pleasing aesthetic design, Spacesaver Cantilever Shelving and Display Systems are ideal for academic, corporate, public and legal libraries, as well as many general office applications. Static and mobile options are available.
Count on the FrameWRX™ storage system from Spacesaver to give you the exact storage you need. Highly customizable and easily relocated, the unique design of this system means it freely adapts to meet your changing needs. Options, such as WRX Wheels™ transport system for easy mobility, FrameWRX™ HD (high density) storage system for ultimate capacity and EZ Rail™ element for added flexibility, offer unlimited storage possibilities.
Spacesaver’s art rack systems offer easy operation and provide an efficient way to store, organize, and display collections. Systems can be installed on top of existing floors or planned into new construction, and all of our products are engineered and manufactured of heavy-duty steel in Wisconsin, USA.
Although static shelving and racking are great ways to store large, heavy, and bulky items, a combination of mobile and static storage can add capacity to your storage space and streamline your current processes. With solutions for manufacturing, cold storage, warehouses, maintenance operations, and more, we can help you take back your space, your employees’ efficiency, and your lost revenue with smarter heavy duty industrial shelving options. Designed for versatility, built to last. Our heavy industrial shelving solutions include:
Sterile storage is a crucial component of any hospital’s patient care strategy. Well-organized sterile supply areas allow staff to find what they need quickly, which improves response times and staff morale.
Simplify healthcare materials management with our flexible, scalable and completely modular carts. Our materials carts can be configured to include baskets, trays, workspace, drawers and dividers, bins, wire shelves, catheter storage and much more. The possibilities are endless.
Compare your static bench or table to our vertical, mobile racking solution and learn how we can double your yield. Traditional static shelving wastes a significant amount of expensive floor space. Maximize your profits with mobile racking.
The leader in industrial stacker crane storage systems. Integrated stacker crane systems maximize performance from basic pallet rack, roll storage systems to automated storage and retrieval systems. We can provide a solution for your most demanding applications. With almost no limitations to the industries we can serve, our systems increase production, reduce waste and increase profits.
The original Maloof location needed to be moved due to a nearby Freeway extension, which would ultimately cut directly through the Maloof property.
Designed to accommodate between 7,000 – 30,000 pounds of materials, ActivRAC makes it easy to compact your aisles by mounting new or existing pallet racking onto mobile carriages. Easily open aisles using a button or rotating wheel while maintaining full accessibility, even for forklifts. ActivRAC heavy duty industrial storage systems can be installed in your current facility with existing concrete floor to minimize disruption to business, and save your business from capital-intensive renovations, expansions, or leased space.
Public safety is often a highly strenuous career field – which is why it’s important to create as comfortable a work environment as possible. Personal Storage Lockers from Spacesaver allow your employees and officers to configure and customize their storage for their needs. A wide array of accessories accommodate weapons, uniforms, equipment, and electronics. Additions such as retractable benches, HVAC integration, and in-locker electronic charging create even more convenience and functionality.
Keeping a secure chain of custody can be challenging when you’re dealing with lost keys, cumbersome deposit processes, and lack of space. Ensure that evidence is deposited securely at anytime without the need for keys or combinations. With over 90 configuration options including pass-thru, refrigerated, and multiple shapes and sizes.
As one of Riverside County’s premiere museums and educational institutions, they required a well-organized system to store ancient artifacts in their possession.
Dr. Nancy Odegaard, head of the museum’s preservation division, explained that preserving the collection has been and continues to be of utmost concern.
From apparel retailers to wholesalers and manufacturers, McMurray Stern offers automated retail solutions that will meet the changing demands of your customers and enhance their shopping experience.
ActivRAC® Mobilized Storage systems allow you to store more in less space, free up value-generating space and better organize material use. Systems are rated to handle different load capacities and offer robust features.
You’re probably familiar with traditional heavy-duty storage options—static wide span shelving, pallet racking, storage containers, and bins. The challenge with static storage is that it takes up a fixed amount of space, while the number of items you need to store keeps changing.
If you don’t have the ability to expand your storage space, there’s a good chance it’s overcrowded and unorganized, which leads to a whole other set of issues— decreased productivity, low morale, safety hazards for employees, and ultimately, a negative effect on your bottom line.
APX was invented to remedy logistical inefficiencies in the distribution and receipt of deliverable assets across your enterprise.
Equip nurses to spend more time where the patients are.
Every square foot of space and every minute of nursing time is valuable. CoreSTOR™ patient server
is engineered to work seamlessly with today’s evidence-based patient care models.
Times-2 is a space saving dual-sided alternative to lateral cabinets. It features true flexible storage not seen in lateral cabinets and has compartmentalized, locking storage. You can store everything imaginable from personal items to books, binders, tablets, notebooks, files and more. Times-2 comes in 10 heights and 2 widths with loads of accessories and configurations to make a complete and versatile storage system.
Spacesaver Modular Bi-File (two row) and Tri-File (three row) high-density mobile storage maximizes filing and storage in minimal space. Two rows of filing equipment are placed in nearly the same footprint. The front shelf sections rest on movable carriages that travel back and forth. This movement allows access to the back row of stationary shelving. The result is a high-efficiency storage system that dramatically increases storage capacity over lateral files within a specific area.
Consumer trends are changing the way retail and wholesalers produce goods and get those goods to customers. Retail and wholesale automation solutions will grow with your business, creating more cost effective processes that use less labor, and maximize fulfillment for higher ROI. From automated storage and retrieval systems to manual and modular solutions, you’ll be able to meet your consumer’s demands in a more timely manner.
In addition to productivity demands, storage and distribution centers are needing to keep up with temperature control, different SKUs, and FDA regulations to store groceries safely. Mobile racks, pallet racks, auto-guided transport systems, and automated handling solutions will increase space and create ease of operations.
If your unit’s equipment and supplies aren’t ready or secure, neither is your unit. Or your base. That’s why ready, secure storage is your first step in supporting your troops and their missions.
Creating more space in the same layout can be quite the challenge – which is why Spacesaver’s high-density mobile storage systems can help. By offering twice the amount of storage in the same space, or the same amount of storage in half the space, mobile storage makes your athletic equipment storage system transition more simple than ever imagined.
The Wire Carousel is an automated storage system designed to fully utilize overhead space for the storage of wire, cable, and other spooled products. It is comprised of a series of carriers that rotate up and down to deliver spools to the operator at an ergonomic height both quickly and efficiently increasing workplace safety and productivity. The Wire Carousel features an optional integrated cut/measure/rewind system for unparalleled control of your spooled wire.
Help increase efficiency and prevent errors with smarter military pharmacy storage. Our solutions are easy to reconfigure as your inventory changes and provide organization, visibility, and accessibility. Choose from shelves, bins, and more than integrate with RFID technology for easy inventory management.
Space is at a premium in California, one of the most expensive real estate markets in the U.S. Even warehouse space in industrial areas is expensive. Beyond real estate costs, cannabis growers need to control the temperature and humidity throughout grow areas. The larger the facility, the greater the expense. With these concerns in mind, the owners of this facility were determined to make every square inch count. Although it might seem appealing to pack as many plants as possible into the flowering rooms, the owners knew that wasn’t a viable option.
This Los Angeles-area diagnostic laboratory, originally built in 2016, conducts medical testing for hundreds of thousands of southern California residents. In response to an urgent need to process more COVID-19 tests, a new lab was constructed in 2020 by rapidly building out 30,000 square feet of shelled space inside the existing 150,000-square-foot facility. To support all the supplies and materials required to maintain a six-fold increase in capacity, the lab needed three compact storage systems one for materials management and two for storing test kits in refrigerated rooms.
Stanford University has long been known for brilliant solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems in medicine, computer science, renewable energy, and a host of other disciplines. But when it came to dealing with supplies and equipment storage for their football program and their on-site sports medicine clinic, the university’s solutions were falling flat.
The Football equipment room at the University of Notre Dame used to have static, wooden shelving installed in a sparse room with concrete floors. The aisles between the static shelving units were wide, originally designed to accommodate a skid and a pallet, and took up most of the floor space. “There was just so much wasted space,” said Ryan Grooms, Head Football Equipment Manager for the University of Notre Dame.
A state police agency faced challenges in the critical functions of protecting evidence through the chain of custody in state-of-the-art crime laboratories, and providing secure, long-term storage for evidence and property at its headquarter’s central repository. The storage solution needed to be tailored specifically to match the agency’s process for ensuring the integrity of evidence throughout the chain of custody.