26 Feb Custom Pallet Racks and Where to Get Them Done
“Another thing you may have noticed is that it is somewhat hard to find someone who is willing to make a custom piece for you. The truth is that only so many companies that have the personnel and equipment to do this for you.”
If you are looking to get custom pallet racks in your business then you need to consider a few things before you get them. Obviously, timing is one of the big issues. If you need them in a hurry then you might be out of luck because a lot of them take a while to generate. It is even true even if there is not a material shortage happening. There are times when steel is in short supply and you have to factor that into your purchase and the timing of that purchase as well. There are environmental factors that no one can control. It is because of these factors that waiting until the last minute to get everything set up is a bad idea. If you do wait then you might not be able to get the rack that you need in your business in a timely fashion that can help you. You should be looking ahead in case it ends up being 6 to 8 weeks or more. It is better to plan for it to be a long process instead. Otherwise, you could find yourself disappointed when it takes longer than you hoped it would. It will also cost you money.
Finding someone to make a custom piece and bad marketing:
Another thing you may have noticed is that it is somewhat hard to find someone who is willing to make a custom piece for you. The truth is that only so many companies that have the personnel and equipment to do this for you. In fact, those who do might even be hiding the fact that they can do the job. It happens unintentionally through bad website design. They, also, may have a hard time getting the word out. It is because of a lack of sophistication in their marketing as far as the internet is concerned. Many of the places say that this job is a “custom fabrication”. The term does not spell out right away that they can custom build a pallet rack for you. It can be confusing. If it is confusing to you then you will have to dig harder. You will have to find out if this is appropriate for your business.
“You are going to have to get a permit to use your rack in most locations which means that your custom rack is going to have to be developed with that in mind from the very beginning.”
Is if there is another pallet rack type that is close to what you want for your custom pallet racks? You will want to look for one. It can speed up the process of development, planning, and sometimes the fabrication of your rack. It is just like anything else where if you feed them something they can understand and already have or can make then they are much more likely to be able to produce that piece. If that is true then it can, probably, be done quickly and with fewer errors. It could be, out of all the pallet rack types, that you can already use one of the existing types. Moreover, it might be that one of them only needs a few modifications. It may need a few adjustments to fit the purpose that you want this custom rack to fit.
The final thing to keep in mind is that you should have this done by a company that understands rack permit processes. You are going to have to get a permit to use your rack in most locations. Your custom rack needs planning that allows it to pass those permit processes. It also means that there are businesses that might be cheaper. They may not make your pallet rack up to code which will stop you from using it in your business. You are better off finding one of these companies who can help you through the permit process. Otherwise, you will have to spend more money, time, and effort in modifying your new rack. It will have to fit the standards of your local government’s rules.