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The McCue Blog

The Next Generation of Damage Prevention: Moving From A Steel Fabricator to A Long Term Solution

Posted by Evan Oswald on Oct 11, 2017 1:02:00 PM

When it comes to protecting your manufacturing facility and equipment from accidental damage and daily wear-and-tear, it's smarter to avoid myopic solutions. Though local steel barrier fabricators can provide an effective short-term damage and safety fix for your equipment, using steel for all of your preventative maintenance needs is no longer the most cost-effective or sustainable strategy.

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Topics: Facility Maintenance, protective guarding

4 Ways Modular Protective Products Add Functionality to Your Facility

Posted by Evan Oswald on Sep 15, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Making the switch to modular protective products can improve your efficiency, protect the safety of your staff and revolutionize your maintenance efforts. Here's how:

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Topics: Material Handling, modular, Facility Maintenance

Why You Should Focus Maintenance Expense on Being Proactive vs. Reactive

Posted by McCue Material Handling Team on Jun 22, 2017 3:06:55 PM

Why should hindsight be 20/20 when foresight can be just as clear?

By studying the high-traffic areas in your facility and keeping abreast of accident trends in your industry, you can stay one-step ahead of most common (and frequently occurring) workplace accidents — and reduce your overall maintenance expenses.

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Topics: Facility Maintenance, FlexCore Bollard, asset protection

Injury Prevention Shouldn't be at Odds with Distribution Volume

Posted by Roxanne Woodiwiss on Jun 15, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Improving safety at your facility can often seem to be at odds with managing efficiency and keeping up with distribution volume. When all of the various moving pieces start to turn a little faster, it stands to reason that employee safety inherently becomes an even greater concern. But it doesn't have to be that way! Here are few injury prevention practices you can use to protect employees and assets in your facility, without sacrificing efficiency.

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Topics: Warehouse Tips, Pedestrian Barrier, Facility Design, Facility Maintenance, Safety, signs

Improve Machine Guarding Without Investing in a Complete Redesign

Posted by Bill Sullivan on Jun 8, 2017 12:51:20 PM

Is there a section in your facility that just constantly seems to generate problems? Or maybe it's a certain product in the warehouse that your maintenance team continuously needs to repair? When there's a consistent issue facing your facility, a facility manager's first instinct is to implement a solution to put a stop to it. But if the problem is larger than one off-the-shelf product can fix, in lieu of a complete redesign for that area of your facility, it's often tempting to have your team spin up a customized machine guarding solution and figure out a way to make it work.

But as with most quick fixes, in the long run it's best to get something done correctly from the get-go. Now, that doesn't have to mean complete redesign, but you should create a solution that's meant for asset protection, not one that's pieced together.

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Topics: product damage, Facility Maintenance, Pedestrian Barrier, Bumper

3 Huge Ways Your Facility Is Experiencing Profit Loss

Posted by McCue Material Handling Team on May 3, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Developing a scalable, high-efficiency site is your bread and butter. And you work with your team on a daily basis to solve the big problems facing each facility. All in the hopes of what? You guessed it: lowering downtime and increasing profitability.

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Topics: Material Handling, Facility Maintenance

How to Trim Your Maintenance Budget Without Sacrificing Quality

Posted by McCue Material Handling Team on Apr 25, 2017 9:00:00 AM

You can get something done fast and cheap, but it won't be high quality.

You can get something done cheap and well, but it's going to take a whole lot of time.

You can get something done well and fast, but it'll cost you.

And all three — good, fast and cheap? Keep dreaming.

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Topics: Material Handling, Facility Maintenance

How to Convince Your Employees Warehouse Cleanliness Matters

Posted by Scott Tierny on Apr 5, 2017 9:00:00 AM

If cleanliness is next to godliness, it’s safe to say your warehouse is not the holiest of places. The general upkeep of your warehouse is often the first thing a visitor will notice, but it can be hard to convince your employees of the importance of keeping things clean. Taking the time to show your employees the value of warehouse cleanliness will go a long way toward keeping your facility running smoothly. You can get started right away.

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Topics: Warehouse Tips, Facility Maintenance

Are You Prioritizing the Right Facility Repairs?

Posted by Scott Tierny on Mar 3, 2017 9:00:00 AM

You already know that if you don't jump on repair issues, you'll hear about it pretty quickly. The short timelines and high potential costs make prioritizing maintenance requests a logistical nightmare. So what can you do to ensure the most important requests come first and that your organization doesn't lose time or money due to poor prioritization? If you don't have them already, start by creating defined priority levels for requests.

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Topics: Facility Maintenance