Dave Milner, Wildeck’s Vice President of Sales, shared his thoughts on how industrial mezzanines are impacting fulfillment to Workplace Material Handling and Safety (WMHS), an industry leading news publication that connects buyers and sellers of industrial equipment, services, and supplies.
In the wake up the global pandemic, the shift of consumer purchasing to online retail has accelerated. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, fourth quarter 2020 ecommerce sales are estimated to have increased 32.1% (±2.1%) over the fourth quarter of 2019. Additionally, online spending represented 21.3% of total retail sales for the year.
Wildeck’s article featured on WMHS titled, Industrial Mezzanines: Supporting Fulfillment in 2021, provides insights on why e-commerce giants are choosing to add industrial steel work platforms (mezzanines) to accommodate the rapid growth of online orders. In the article, Milner identifies the core reasons why mezzanine platforms are being sought after, as well as their strategic benefits over other expansion options – including new building construction.
“With the trend in ecommerce set to remain strong going into 2021, industrial steel mezzanines will continue to be identified as a strategic cost-saver for fulfillment centers that are in the planning stages of being built or in process of renovation. Their practicality and highly customizable nature make them a preferred solution for the most perplexing material handling challenges. For those looking to add floor space without unnecessary HVAC costs, and with significant tax benefits, look no further than a mezzanine.”
Wildeck mezzanines have been installed in thousands of facilities across North America and are custom designed based on customers application requirements. Quality Wildeck work platforms meet stringent industry standards (as well as specified national, state, and local codes) and are specifically designed to meet your size, load and span requirements. To learn more about Wildeck mezzanines, click here.
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