Company Expanding? It May Be Time to Grow UP!

In June 22, 2010

The economy is easing, employment is growing again, consumer sentiment is on the rise and the stock market is up 50% in the recent twelve months. All indicators are pointing towards economic recovery.  Many companies are looking to expand, but are hesitant to make the capital investment for additional space until the economy is on more solid footing and credit is more accessible.  We say “time to grow UP!”

“It’s easy for us to expand capacity by a minimum of 40% without expanding one single inch outward,” says Mike Brumleve, (President of Cardinal Carryor, parent company of Cardinal Integrated Systems). Cardinal Companies engineer and install Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) applications.  Mr. Brumleve goes on to explain that most companies do not realize the potential savings they can accomplish by using the vertical space in their warehouse. “We have saved customers literally thousands of dollars by minimizing their warehousing costs and maximizing their space utilization.”

Besides the obvious real estate savings realized by not moving, there are the latent savings as well, which include lower cost for:

  • Insurance
  • Utilities (electric, heating & air conditioning, water & sewage)
  • Property taxes
  • Moving
  • Maintenance
  • Personnel
  • Equipment

In addition, if you add on increased travel for lift equipment this can result in;

  • Increased fuel costs
  • Increased maintenance costs
  • Additional labor costs
  • Accelerated depreciation due to increased use

If you are looking at expanding, now is the time to look at “growing UP,” and the Cardinal Carryor Companies are the only organizations that can handle every VNA application available.  You can count on Cardinal Companies to be a partner to help you every step of the way, through consultation, engineering and design, to product selection, installation and training.

When it comes to VNA products Cardinal features a complete line for every application.  With Crown as their flagship line, you can rest assured that your VNA needs are being met by equipment that is synonymous with VNA applications.  For companies with fewer pallet positions, or smaller warehouses, Drexel and Bendi products complete the line to allow any size company to take advantage of VNA benefits.

When L & D Mailmasters of New Albany considered expansion, Cardinal Integrated advised them that they could see significant cost saving by growing upward instead of outward.  By using a Crown TSP 6000 Turret Truck and expanding pallet positions vertically, L & D was able to store the same number of pallet positions in a building approximately one-third the size of the building they had originally planned.

Expansion does not stop at warehousing.  Cardinal provides options for office space utilizing modular office solutions.  These solutions provide flexibility in location, and include clean rooms, offices, containment rooms as well as tax benefits.

Portable mezzanines are another great option for expansion and can be used to hold modular offices or provide vertical space for items on the ground floor.  This extra floor space can now be used for product storage or you can create a mezzanine area over your modular office to free up more valuable floor space.

Cardinal Carryor and Cardinal Integrated will work with you to provide a VNA application that suits your present and future growth needs.  They are the experts at maximizing work and storage space and increasing your efficiencies, without adding on expensive real estate.  So, if you are considering expansion, one call will be all it takes to save your company tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars. Call today for a free space utilization survey, you will be glad you did.

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