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Material Storage And Handling Company
Felix Loeb is your top-rated material storage and handling company in the Chicago metropolitan area. Our highest priority is to provide you with everything you need to maintain an organized and functioning warehouse. In the modern world of material storage and handling, business owners can’t afford to only get the job done halfway. Many distribution companies are looking for any way they can to cut costs. The answer to that is making better use of warehouse space, improving warehouse layout, and improving product flow in and out of the warehouse.
About Felix F. Loeb, Inc.
Felix F. Loeb, Inc. was started in 1928 with the dream of creating an all-in-one material handling supplier company. This means everything from making use of vertical storage to optimizing your security system. We aren’t just a distributor, we’ll work closely with you to determine your needs, design a storage and handling system, and transport and install any products you purchase from us. We don’t just do large-scale projects either. Even if you just want an expert opinion on the efficiency and design of your warehouse, give us a call. We’d be happy to help!
Why Choose Felix Loeb?
Material handling can be a tricky business. What might work for one company could be catastrophic for another. And too often, business owners have to work with a very small area and make the most of it. If you’re moving into a new warehouse, your company needs someone they can rely on to design the most efficient and organized system before you make the move — not after. Below are just a few of the reasons you should trust Felix Loeb with this task.
With an average of 15 years of experience among our staff, we never simply play it by ear. We understand that every project that comes to us is unique and requires a customized approach that takes into consideration all your wants and needs. Not only have our staff garnered a significant amount of experience throughout their careers, Felix Loeb itself has evolved substantially since its inception in 1928. Material storage and handling has changed immensely since this time and now, there’s a greater need than ever for cost-effective and refined product flows. Felix Loeb has been through all of this change and has come out on top as one of the leading storage and handling companies in the Chicago metropolitan area.
Comprehensive Storage Design Services
You’d be hard pressed to find a company that offers the extent of services and products we offer here at Felix Loeb, let alone one that offers the same level of quality. When you come to Felix Loeb you can expect us to work with you from start to finish, whether you need a full warehouse design or just a small section of your warehouse redesigned; no project is too small or large for us. After we’ve surveyed and come to a conclusion on the best layout for your warehouse, we’ll install everything. Just need to relocate your warehouse? No problem, we can handle this too.
Every industry is different when it comes to material storage and handling. For example, if you run an automotive company, you’re going to need different storage solutions than a food service company or retail company. Felix Loeb has accounted for all of this. We’ve worked with a wide range of companies spanning a variety of industries and have worked in warehouses of various sizes and layouts. We’ve seen the best and worst of just about any situation and are able to create a customized approach for each and every client that truly works. We are dedicated to the long-term success of your company. If your company continues to grow and you need assistance reevaluating the layout of your warehouse, or moving to a different warehouse entirely, we would be happy to help.
Material Storage Solutions
Aside from offering the most comprehensive and efficient warehouse-building services, we offer high-quality storage materials and products. We receive products from a variety of manufacturers and personally inspect each product to ensure that it is in great condition before it is integrated into your warehouse. We represent over 250 manufacturers and have a large inventory of all our most popular products stored in our 24,000 square foot warehouse in Romeoville, Illinois. Let’s take a look at some of the products we offer and how they can be used in your warehouse.
One of the most functional and flexible storage options for any warehouse is pallet racking. A pallet rack is just what it sounds like: a material storage system designed to store various types of products on pallets. The great thing about pallet racks, and what contributes to their popularity in modern storage handling, is the fact that they’re so versatile. Pallet racking is implemented into most warehouses and can serve a different purpose in each.
By streamlining your product and material storage into a simple and organized layout, pallet racking can actually reduce your overhead costs by eliminating confusing or ineffective storage areas and in the long run, increase your company’s profitability. There are several different types of pallet racking systems we offer here at Felix Loeb.
Structural Pallet Racking
This type of pallet racking is very popular. It’s made of hot rolled structural channel, using the same of traditional roll-formed pallet racking, but it’s available in much heavier capacities. All structural pallet rack types should be assembled and installed by a professional material handling expert. Here are some of the benefits structural pallet racks offer:
- It’s capable of withstanding the toughest environments and years of wear and tear.
- It’s often used in harsh temperature-controlled environments like freezers and coolers.
- It’s impact resistant and is often used in seismic locations.
Roll-Formed Pallet Racking
Constructed from light gauge, high yield, and high-strength steel, roll-formed pallet racking is shaped in a roll-forming machine. When the steel is bent, the load-bearing capability of the product increases. This allows us to produce extremely strong and durable pallet racking without the high weight of structural pallet racking. Here are some of the main benefits of roll-formed pallet racking:
- High load-bearing capacity to weight ratio.
- Easy for professionals to install.
- Elevations can be changed more easily than structural pallet racking.
Structural Versus Roll-Form Pallet Racking
For the most part, both types of pallet racking can be used for very similar applications. However, in certain cases, it may be recommended that you choose structural pallet racking over roll-formed pallet racking due to the added durability. The load bearing capacity of roll-form pallet racking can be increased with the use of gauge steel and other reinforcements, however, it doesn’t compare to structural pallet racking. Generally, structural pallet racking has more applications but its cost is higher. When you speak with a material handling expert at Felix Loeb, we will fully assess your situation and determine which type of pallet rack will be best for your facility.
Shelving is another important aspect of warehouse material management. At Felix Loeb we offer a large variety of both open and closed shelving including bin shelving, wire shelving, die shelving, NC tooling shelving, modular drawer shelving, boltless shelving, and four post shelving.
Since we offer so many types of shelving, it’s a good idea to start by understanding what you need and go from there. If accessibility is an issue, you may opt for open shelving which allows access from either side. Wire shelving is a great option if you’re looking for something that won’t accumulate dust, water, or debris — great for food service and institutional requirements.
Our die shelving has roll-out shelves that can hold up to 2,000 pounds with as little as 15 pounds of effort to roll. This is great if you need to store heavy materials, but still need easy accessibility and want to maximize aisle space.
Felix Loeb can install modular drawers on the lower part of existing shelves to make smaller parts more accessible for workers while the upper part can be used for larger materials. Modular drawers are typically installed at working height and can be added to a variety of shelving types. Speak with a material handling specialist at Felix Loeb to learn about all your options for this type of storage.
Vertical Storage Systems
Felix Loeb offers a wide array of vertical storage systems including vertical lift modules, vertical carousels, tire carousels, wire carousels, and office carousels. Vertical storage has applications across many different industries and not only let you store more, but the moving trays allow you to have easier access to everything in the system without the use of a ladder or forklift. Here are some of the main benefits of vertical storage systems:
- Make use of vertical space within your office, warehouse, or facility, allowing more room to work.
- Moving carousels makes accessing different shelves as easy as pushing a button. All carousels are motorized.
- Move heavy materials quickly and efficiently, and most importantly, safely.
- Can be used in a wide range of applications in the automotive industry, offices, warehouses, laboratories, and other facilities.
Safety And Security Equipment
Felix Loeb is not just committed to efficient workplaces, but safe and secure ones too. As important as storage is in a warehouse or industrial facility, it can also be a huge safety hazard if it’s not done correctly. We offer flammable cabinets to hold hazmats, safety netting to prevent materials from falling, anti-slip mats, spill containment systems, wire partitions, and much more. During your consultation with one of our material handling experts, be sure to bring up any safety concerns you have.
Chicago is known for having high crime rates, so that’s all the more reason to have a secure workplace to protect both your employees and products. We offer a number of security products including wire partitions, which can be used to secure more valuable materials and our storage lockers can be used to secure your employees’ personal belongings. Additionally, when you have a more organized warehouse or work facility, it’s easier to keep track of your inventory, and thus, you’ll know immediately if there was a break in.
When it comes to high-quality material storage and handling, there’s no question about who you should call. Our team has a significant amount of experience in the industry and has helped hundreds of business owners just like you to create functional, efficient, secure, and safe warehouses, offices, and other work facilities. Pallet racking, steel shelving, vertical storage systems, and safety equipment are just several of the material handling products we offer. If you’d like to view our full list of products, visit our site and click on the “products” tab.
Do you have any questions about our products or services? Give us a call today for a free consultation and a free project quote.