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Warehouse Automation by the Numbers

Warehouse management continues to shift toward automation to drive efficiency and speed in order to meet rising consumer expectations. As you consider automating areas of your operation, keep in mind this important data. 


How to Use Section 179 Tax Deductions to Save Money on New and Used Equipment

As we approach the end of 2020, businesses continue adjusting their operations to address changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. For companies experiencing greater customer demand, some need additional equipment to process more orders through their warehouses, distribution centers or other facilities. Section 179 of the US Tax Code enables businesses to save money by allowing companies to deduct the entire purchase price of qualifying new and used equipment from their taxable profits.


5 Tips for Buying Used Lift Equipment

Companies purchase used lift equipment for a number of reasons. Newer companies with limited cash on hand may prefer the lower up-front costs of used equipment. Companies with cyclical handling needs, or with unexpected spikes in production, also may find used equipment useful as a stopgap measure. And in other cases, the features of a brand-new piece of equipment may not be desired or required for the application at hand.


8 Strategies to Keep in Mind When Implementing Planned Maintenance Services

Planned maintenance services are essential programs for maintaining the quality and effectiveness of your equipment. These services not only save you money but assure your equipment is running at peak performance. Being proactive about servicing equipment allows you to maintain high levels of productivity and prevent any serious repairs. However, it is important to be strategic when choosing planned maintenance services to make sure you select the right equipment maintenance plan and maximize the value and return you will get on your investment.


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