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Warehouse Storage Systems: Comparing First-In, Last-Out and First-In, First-Out

February 21, 2019

First-in, last-out (FILO) and first-in, first-out (FIFO) are two methods of moving inventory through a warehouse. Both have different benefits depending on your unique storage needs. At ARPAC, we provide warehouse racking in Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton that can be used for either system. Here is a basic overview of the two types of systems to help…

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The Importance of Having a Warranty on Your Warehouse Equipment

February 21, 2019

Efficient and effective warehouse operations are crucial for making sure your products find their way into the hands of customers, and the way to optimize warehouse operation is with the right equipment. At ARPAC, we provide warehouse equipment in Vancouver, Edmonton, and Calgary, including forklifts, pallet racking, and dock equipment. We also offer warranties on our equipment for clients who…

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The Multiple Steps to Acquiring Pallet Racking Permit Applications

November 13, 2018

If you are planning on installing Pallet Racking, or simply adding to your existing pallet rack system, chances are you will need a Tenant Improvement Permit.  Permits are required to ensure you are meeting the current safety standards.  While the permit application process can be daunting, there are companies such as ARPAC that are set…

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How is Your Used Equipment Dealer Sourcing Their Forklifts?

November 13, 2018

So you are in the market for a used forklift, and you found two that are pretty similar, which one should you buy?  Your first thought is likely based on price, and your second is probably based on hours of use, am I close?  Sure these are both things to consider, but as the people…

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The importance of inspecting your forks and chains on your forklift

May 9, 2018

As a responsible employee, you’re supposed to inspect your forklift each and every time you take it out for your shift. However, there are two parts of the lift that always seem to get neglected: the forks and the chains. The forks and the chains are possibly the two most important parts of the machine.…

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Essential warehouse spring cleaning tips

May 9, 2018

Your supply chain is only as strong as its weakest link. That’s why spring is a great time to schedule a thorough spring cleaning of your warehouse. If your workers are having trouble finding products in the stacks, it means you’re losing both time and money. At ARPAC Innovative Material Handling Solutions, we offer warehouse…

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Five tips for creating the ideal warehouse pallet racking system

May 9, 2018

The warehouse is an essential part of any business. You might have a great product but if your customers don’t receive it on time and in good condition, all your effort will be wasted and you’ll end up losing business. To ensure that your product flow (and therefore cash flow) is as efficient as possible,…

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Tips for choosing the right warehouse

May 9, 2018

Before you need to worry about what kind of shelving or forklifts you’ll need for your warehouse, you need to make another important decision. Where should your warehouse be and what features should the building have? At ARPAC, we offer forklift rental and warehouse equipment and racking solutions to every business in the Calgary, Edmonton…

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When to Retire Your Forklift

May 9, 2018

When to Retire Your Forklift?As soon as you invest in a new forklift, one of your first thoughts is likely going to be about how long the forklift will last before it needs to be retired. At ARPAC, we provide new forklifts and forklift repairs in Edmonton. Our experts also offer complete Edmonton forklift fleet…

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The best racking for your warehouse

May 9, 2018

When it comes to warehouse productivity, efficiency is everything. The way you store your merchandise is a key factor in determining the workflow of your entire business. So, what different kinds of storage systems are at your disposal? At ARPAC, we offer only the finest solutions in warehouse shelving and pallet racking for your Vancouver…

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