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W.W. Cannon values our partnership with Rousseau Metal, the leading manufacturer of storage solutions. We routinely invest in our automotive storage experts to have the latest training from Rousseau on auto parts storage consultation to offer complete solutions for your service departments and dealerships.
Auto Service Department & Dealership Storage Training
Recently two of our storage experts, Rode Chambers and Ken Harris, completed 20 hours of Rousseau GT Training to increase their auto storage concepts and planning knowledge base. From the newest tech in product design to the latest in maximizing space and productivity, our storage experts are applying the most efficient and best practice techniques to serve you better.
Efficient Organization & Auto Storage Planning
We all know that automotive service centers require organization and efficient storage practices to save time and money. With Rousseau Metal products, we design and reconfigure auto service centers for efficiency with:
With flexible and customized auto service solutions teamed with innovative products and processes, you can count on us to provide you with best practice auto storage solutions that will grow with your business.
W.W. Cannon, Inc. material handling and storage solution distributor has been awarded the prestigious Most Valuable Partner (MVP) Status for 2017 in a program from the industry’s trade association, Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association.
W.W. Cannon, Inc. successfully demonstrated a commitment to business excellence, professionalism and good stewardship to earn this award.
MVP status requires a company to provide evidence of their commitment to their partners in business including their customers, employees and suppliers. W.W. Cannon, Inc. satisfied criteria in the following important areas:
Greg Brown, president of W.W. Cannon states, “Receiving the MVP is very rewarding. The whole team had to work together to make this happen. Knowing that WW Cannon is worthy of such a quality award builds morale and shows customers and associates that we “mean business”. We are serious and dedicated to serving the customer and being a great place to work.
In today’s business environment it can be difficult to differentiate yourself from other companies that may have far less capability. Having a quality control or excellence program on your resume speaks volumes. MHEDA is a top rate organization and having recognition from them says “we are above average in our industry.” W.W. Cannon, Inc. Avetta, formerly PICS Audit Certified, and IsNetWorld approved.
Customers are looking for any way they can to reduce risk. Seeing that they are doing business with a supplier that has taken the time to be involved in the MVP program reassures them that they are not doing business with just an average or below average vendor.
Dallas, Texas based W.W. Cannon, Inc. is a material handling, and storage planning specialist since 1938 with a total of 18 employees and two additional branches in Houston and San Antonio.
HEDA is the only national trade association dedicated solely to improving the proficiency of the independent material handling distributor. Representing close to 650 companies in the material handling industry, MHEDA provides services to companies seeking to improve their business through education, networking, bench marking and best practices.
Did you know that the force of impact that a backing up semi truck can generate is about 300,000 pounds of force? That’s why loading dock bumpers are one of the basic, most important safety components of the loading dock area.
Loading Dock – Entry Point Dock Safety
At the very beginning or end of every trucking journey, there is a loading dock in which they need to pull in to. Having a point of entry that protects truck, trailer, product, and dock is essential. Rubber dock bumpers have impact resilience and strength to withstand the awesome impact from daily truck stops.
But over time, the rubber wears and tears becoming a potential safety hazard. Fortunately, they’re one of the most cost effective safety components to replace and install in your loading dock area!
When Should You Replace Your Dock Bumpers?
The dock bumpers you see in the top picture belong to a busy customer of ours in the pollution control industry. Perfect example of wear and tear over the busy life of a rubber bumper. Once you see large rubber chunks dropping off, it’s definitely time to replace.
We know there are a few factors that affect dock bumper selection such as dock height, dock approach, truck bed heights, general truck/trailer volume, and what dock equipment is being used such as dock levelers or standard dock plates.
Dock Bumper Replacement = Safety
Sales account manager, Chris Bewley, knew the exact bumper they needed for efficient and safe un/loading. Always ensuring proper and safe equipment installation, install tech Jody Rogers increased safety at their point of entry. Bewley was also able to evaluate any other potential safety issues within the loading dock area. This helps provide the crew with current operational equipment status and awareness of any potential hazards. Having a consistent loading dock maintenance and repair plan is a great way to preserve the life of your equipment while keeping a consistent eye on safety.
Or call us at 800.442.3061 to schedule a safety review of your dock area. We’ll provide a full assessment of your current set-up to equip you with a detailed recommendation plan.
We’re all busy trying to get done what we need to do, right? What happens when we’re busy, running out of space, and have additional product to store? It gets stored on the floor – and we all know how fast that can get messy if not handled soon.
Our friends at Ancira Volkswagen in Laredo TX needed extra storage space within their facility. Their growing demands called for some strategic storage planning. They already had a great start on facilitating space with their mezzanine system but needed a quick installation of some basic shelving units to expand their storage capabilities.
Quickly expand your storage capabilities with Reliable RiveTier Boltless Shelving
There’s nothing quicker than RiveTier boltless style shelving. With the rivet snap-in and lock connection, setting up several rows of shelving units was quick and painless – no bolts, no cross-ties, no mess. No toolbox either, just a rubber mallet to tap the rivets into place. With weight capacities of up to 2400 lbs/shelf, these units are sturdy and reliable.
The new boltless shelving units allowed them to efficiently store 40% more automotive parts. Our friends immediately experienced reduced damage to product, increased productivity, and picking efficiency. Ergonomic issues were also addressed by adding the shelving units – no more stacking or lifting from the floor. We even added a few more rows of RiveTier for their records storage.
Our friends at Ancira Volkswagen were extremely pleased with their increased storage capabilities. We plan on helping them to keep on top of their future storage needs as they grow.
Plant manager, Eli needed his pallet rack relocated quickly into their brand new add-on facility. Our Warehouse Lifeguard, Doug Hutchins, went into action to provide the safety measures and equipment they required.
To ensure the safest environment, Doug suggested adding guard rail, end of isle protectors and bollards to protect equipment, and ensure employees can move in and out of the isles safely.
Implementation and configuration of safety products included:
Bollards were strategically placed:
End of Aisle protectors were added to pallet rack to ensure the safest possible solution for product and avoid unnecessary fork lift damage.
Since getting the job completed safely was a #1 concern, our crew worked quickly at night. Productivity in the manufacturing and shipping areas ran smoothly without delays during the installation project. Our installation foreman, Frank Guevara, managed the project from beginning to completion with speed, safety and excellence.
Two companies that value safety come together and get the job done!
Limited time & quantities – Expires 02/28/2017
Pallet jacks are an important material moving component in the material handling industry. They’re needed in every warehouse, distribution, manufacturing facility, and retail store back room.
Need something different?
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Pallet racks are also a necessity to every storage space that supports the supply chain. They’re essential for every large scale material handling operation. Quality, inspected used rack can mean big cost savings to you.
Unarco Upright Frames @ $49 each
Unarco Upright Beams @ $18 each
We have a large inventory of used equipment in ‘like new’ condition. For more deals on USED Pallet Rack, Conveyor, Guard Rail, Vertical Lifts and other material handling equipment, check out our Used Equipment page.
Call us today at 800-442-3061 for our recent used inventory list or any questions on our products.
We all know the importance of keeping our cars or trucks properly maintained. There are many parts that move and rub against each other. As this occurs the force and friction can create problems with overheating, warping, or loosening of components and hardware. You wouldn’t trust your family in a vehicle that wasn’t safe – the same should apply for warehouse equipment and workers.
Just like getting a tune up or your oil changed on your vehicle, preventative maintenance is equally as crucial for the safety and longevity of your industrial doors and dock equipment. Routine maintenance extends the life of your equipment and also helps to prevent the possibility of downtime and accidents. Without a maintenance plan, failure of your equipment is almost certain.
The loading dock is the heart of your warehouse operations – either you’re receiving products or shipping them out – there’s a lot of movement and energy. Without this process running smoothly, it can cost money and be detrimental to your client relationships. Your reputation is on the line.
Having a preventative maintenance program is not a guarantee against failure or damage to your equipment, rather it’s an asset to the overall efficiency of your operations.
To keep your dock operations running efficiently, we offer a complete preventative maintenance plan with a competitive pricing structure. A consistent and routine maintenance plan for your industrial doors and dock equipment alleviates guessing and worrying on your part so your time can be spent on conducting business.
Additional benefits to you with a maintenance plan through us:
Types of maintenance/repair services we offer include:
(Including but not limited to)
Dock and Industrial Doors
Dock Levelers, Seals, and Under-leveler Seals
*Any other equipment on plan will be determined by technician
*Repair, parts, and installation additional
Call us today at 800-442-3061 for a free consultation on a Preventative Maintenance Plan for your Dock Equipment and Industrial Doors.
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