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The McCue Blog

If You Don’t Know Your Safety Barriers’ Stopping Power You're Being Joulish..

Posted by Ryan Kiick on Nov 19, 2020 9:35:32 AM

Safety Barriers in Warehouses, Distribution Centers, and Manufacturing Plants need to do two things:

  1. Stop a machine from going where it isn’t supposed to go
  2. Stop it in such a way that the person operating it remains as safe as possible.
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Topics: FlexCore Bollard, Material Handling, asset protection, Pedestrian Barrier, mccue corporation, Warehouse Tips, product damage, Facility Design, forklift safety tips, barriers, risk assessment, Flexcore Guardrail, Rated Bollard

Forklift Accident Statistics

Posted by Ryan Kiick on Oct 22, 2020 11:59:05 AM

It shouldn’t come as any surprise that a forklift is a dangerous piece of machinery. There are some pretty grim accident statistics to back up that notion. In reality, forklifts account for only 1% of all warehouse or factory accidents. But the accidents tend to be more serious than others, accounting for 10% of all physical injuries in those workplaces. 

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Topics: Material Handling, asset protection, Pedestrian Barrier, Safety, Facility Maintenance, Warehouse Tips, product damage, Facility Design, bollards, risk assessment, OSHA, Flexcore Guardrail

Have Your Safety Barriers Become Liabilities?

Posted by Ryan Kiick on Oct 8, 2020 9:15:00 AM

On recent site walks, our safety experts found plenty of examples where damaged steel barriers were no longer up to the job. Take a look below and if any of the pictures look familiar to you contact McCue to discuss ways to improve the safety and longevity of your barriers:

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Topics: Material Handling, asset protection, mccue corporation, Safety, Facility Maintenance, product damage, Facility Design, forklift safety tips, updating protective guarding, barriers, protective guarding, risk assessment, Flexcore Guardrail

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, Facility Maintenance, modular

Attracting Millennial Workers to the Material Handling Profession

Posted by Kate Newman on Aug 17, 2017 2:01:00 PM

The biggest challenge facing the manufacturing industry today involves recruiting and retaining young, skilled employees who are a good-fit for a given position and work environment. In order to accrue an experienced workforce with long-term growth potential, implementing effective recruitment and retention strategies, at all levels of the business ladder, is key. 

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Topics: Material Handling, staffing

5 Facilities Engineering Challenges Every Engineer Will Face

Posted by Amanda Meltzer on May 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Houston, we have a problem.

As an engineer, there might not be a worse phrase to hear. While you're likely not facing issues quite as complicated as a major technical problem on a spaceship thousands of miles away from earth, there's certain to be a host of problems you come across with each new build.

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Topics: Material Handling, Warehouse Tips, Facility Design

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

5 Things Not To Miss at PROMAT 2017

Posted by Valery Miranda on Mar 21, 2017 1:00:00 PM

1. New Industry-Transforming Ideas

At ProMat you will find the best solutions and innovations the industry has to offer. This is your chance to meet, connect and build strong partnerships with providers from around the world. Learn the latest ideas and strategies that are driving the industry to the next level. MHI has gone beyond to make Promat the best experience for your business.

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Topics: Material Handling

3 Tips For Surviving #MODEXshow

Posted by Maeve Greenaway on Mar 28, 2016 3:15:12 PM

 

It’s almost here! MODEX 2016 is around the corner and we are beyond excited to see what this year brings to the table. The show will take place in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center from April 4th until the 7th and all the lively exhibitor booths will be ready for action, or at least McCue's Booth #3275 will be.

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Topics: FlexCore Bollard, Material Handling, MODEX2016, MODEXshow, asset protection, Pedestrian Barrier, Supply Chain