Kalmar Invests in Parts Facilities Upgrades
Kalmar has completed improvement projects to enhance operational capabilities, efficiencies and safety at two of it’s parts facilities in the U.S. The first being at the parts Operation in Ottawa, KS, expanding the primary warehouse 9,500 square feet, resulting in 40% more capacity for pallet storage and five additional Packaging stations. The expansion also allows for inbound and outbound shipping operations to be separated which improves traffic patterns and safety throughout the warehouse.
“With the expansion and new warehouse layout our employees are better able to complete their daily work in a much safer environment,” said David Hopkins, Ottawa Warehouse Supervisor. “Separating shipping and receiving areas was a key to improving the work flows and better enable us to meet our customer needs.”
The entire warehouse was also converted to LED lighting which provides a brighter, safer working environment for employees. In conjunction with the warehouse upgrades the entire facility received an update to the HVAC system which combined with the lighting updates have resulted in a 30% savings on electric utilities each month.
The Monroe, NJ facility also underwent significant upgrades as part of the signing of a 5 year lease extension which will mark 20 years at the current site. Office work areas were upgraded with a more efficient HVAC system along with cosmetic upgrades with new flooring and paint. Similar to the Ottawa facility the Monroe warehouse also underwent a lighting change to all LED’s, resulting in safer work environments and lower utility costs.
“The upgrades to our facility are an indication of our commitment to the market and fully supporting the customers in the Northeast region,” said Lucinda Bass, Monroe Site Manager. Randy Vance, Director of Parts, Kalmar Americas echoed the comments saying, “The investments of the corporation to upgrade our facilities display our commitment to support Kalmar products from cradle to grave while ensuring the safety of our employees. These enhancements will allow us to grow the services business throughout the region.”
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