Case Study | Submitted by: Scott Krasnoff
Designed by: Scott Krasnoff
Installers: Jeremy Keith, Senobio Saldivar, Jarrod Faul, Nathan Poucher

Cantilever Racks for Lumber or Pipe Storage

Weiland Sliding Doors | Oceanside, CA

CANTILEVER RACKS FOR LUMBER OR PIPE STORAGE

Project Overview:

Conveyor & Storage Solutions delivered a custom storage design for a door manufacturer to allow them to store raw material prior to pulling for the beginning stages of manufacturing.

CUSTOMER DESCRIPTION

Cantilever and Pallet Racking for Door Manufacturer

Blur the boundary between indoors and outdoors with their Sliding, Pivot and Folding doors. For over 30 years, Weiland has provided seamless transitions and outstanding performance. Discover stunning ways to maximize openings with their robust panel and frame designs paired with their smooth, effortless operation. Everything they manufacture is custom built using the highest quality material and a keen craftsmanship, so the freedom to design is in the customer’s hands.

PROJECT SCOPE OF WORK

Installation of Lumber Rack System

With business booming, Weiland, a subsidiary of Anderson Windows & Doors, found itself in need of a new larger warehouse to hold raw materials for its custom sliding doors. The demand for custom doors has continued to grow in lockstep with Southern California’s ever-expanding real estate market. A custom storage solution was required to accommodate the larger volume of the varying sizes and shapes of plastics, metals and woods Weiland’s custom doors incorporate.

Due to business booming, Weiland who is owned by the prestigious company of Andersen, needed to open a larger warehouse for manufacturing. The demand for custom doors is continuing to grow with the high demand of new apartments, condos and houses being built in the Southern California market. Weiland, who manufactures doors out of different types of plastics, aluminum, and wood needed a custom storage solution to store different lengths of raw material.

Conveyor & Storage Solutions designed a custom cantilever and pallet rack system to take full advantage of the layout of their new warehouse space. The design incorporated comfortable safety margins around the large industrial machinery used in door construction along with room for proper material storage all while complying with California building and fire code. In addition to the design and buildout of the project, C&SS handled the full building permit including both a high pile storage and fire report.

CUSTOM SOLUTION

Lumber Racking System to Protect Products

Conveyor & Storage Solutions partnered with Weiland Sliding Doors to help configure a comprehensive warehouse design layout. C&SS closely collaborated with Weiland’s engineering department to come up with the most cost effective and space optimizing design. Weiland’s previous answer for material storage had been in an outdoor yard, an imperfect solution considering the materials being stored. Through an inspection of the old facility, C&SS was able to diagnose previous design challenges and optimize the new warehouse for success.

In a site visit to the new warehouse, Conveyor & Storage Solutions analyzed and took stock of the full scope area of the building where storage was needed by reviewing the ceiling height, building structures, electrical, sprinkler system, fire access, and egress. Meeting CA code was both a priority for the customer and C&SS since a full building permit with high pile storage and fire reports were to be done.

With multiple different sizes and weights of raw material being stored, custom racking was engineered to store the needed product. C&SS worked closely with both Interlake Mecalux, a leading rack manufacturer, and Structural Engineering & Design, a licensed CA engineering company, in engineering the racks to accommodate materials being stored. Interlake Racking was designed, engineered, and manufactured for the customer to store different types of raw material including aluminum extrusion, different types of plastics, and wood. Due to different bundle sizes and weights, the Cantilever Racks designed were 18’ tall with Bay widths of 3’, 4’, 6’, and 8’. Also designed, was a hand stacking area with a Selective Pallet Rack system including ProDeck 50 Decking for Weiland to store cardboard, plastic packaging, and containers of hardware.

The main concerns for Weiland was to have the racks spaced out enough to ensure their forklift operators had enough room to both maneuver around the warehouse and unload/load material while also prioritizing the safety for employees. Being a manufacturing facility, there is plenty of foot traffic, so the necessary egress was needed. The layout was designed and met to accommodate both concerns.

OUTCOMES

Premier Door Manufacturer Storage Facility

Conveyor & Storage Solutions delivered on this project by providing Weiland a design build for them to safely and securely store raw materials. This was completed by the following positive outcomes:

• Multiple Racking Systems to Accommodate Products

• Designed a layout of (56) Bays of Custom Cantilever and (24) Bays of Custom Pallet Racking

• Materials, Installation, and Full Building Permit delivered in a timely matter

• Engineering ability exceeded customer’s expectations

• Compliant with CA code

THE C&SS DIFFERENCE

Preserved Valuable Warehouse Door Materials

Throughout this project, Conveyor & Storage Solutions was always committed to meeting and exceeding the customer’s goals and delivered in the following areas:

• Consistent communication throughout the entire process

• Transparency on timeline’s with engineering, materials, permit and installation

• Material knowledge on custom applications

• Professionalism with the installation team

• Commitment to excellence shown within the entire scope of work

My experience with C&SS was great. Everyone was very responsive and respectful throughout the entire process from quote to install to final inspection. Scott, Josh, and Bira all made the experience easy. Of all the contractors I had to coordinate with, this was one that didn’t require much attention which was much appreciated.
– Evan Guggenberger | Engineer

PHOTO GALLERY

Cantilever Rack Warehouse Pictures