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Steel King in the News


Steel King Industries has a wide impact

April 18, 2023 – As far as the president of Steel King Industries is concerned, the manufacturer and integrator of material-handling products and material-storage solutions is another humble Northcentral Wisconsin success story.

“You wouldn’t think a small company with as many great employees as we have would have as wide an impact as we do, and that’s unique,” said Brian Pfannes, president, Steel King Industries. “While we do projects with national recognition, our focus is on doing our work and telling a good story so we can attract that new wave of talent to help us grow.”

Steel King lives up to its name in a few ways, making and incorporating material storage solutions featured into distribution centers throughout the United States. And, of course, heavy-gauge U.S. steel is typically at the heart of the numerous racks, systems, containers, platforms and accessories coming out of the company’s manufacturing facilities. Read more here

Pallet Flow Rack as Recipe for Efficiency

April 6, 2023 – Many food manufacturers have storage and material flow requirements that need to be able to handle the production of goods during busy harvest seasons, ideally keeping storage and production under one roof for efficiency. Storing pallets on the floor can meet such seasonal storage needs, but when pallets can’t be stacked, this consumes warehouse space that can drive the need to purchase or lease off-site storage as product sales grow. GLK Foods, a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of sauerkraut and other foods products, faced this very challenge of finding a way to efficiently store materials for one of its sauerkraut product lines. Read more here

For Storage Flexibility and Vertical Space Optimization, Portable Racks Fit the Bill

January 27, 2023 – While pallet racking systems are commonly installed in warehouses and distribution centers, portable racks are often the right solution for material handling, providing a protective storage and delivery medium with incredible flexibility. Read more here

Women in Supply Chain: Being Open to Asking for Help Makes Great Leaders

November 1, 2022 – Katie Ekstrand, Director of Inside Sales for Steel King and one of this year’s Women in Supply Chain award winners, says being open to asking for help and communicating constantly are signs of a good leader. Read more here

Where Conventional Warehousing Fits

October 24, 2022 – With all the emphasis these days on automation, conventional warehousing is often overlooked if not forgotten. In fact, conventional warehousing is alive, well and thriving even at high-volume facilities and in e-commerce. Read more here

Portable Storage Racks Maximize Flexible Storage Space

October 17, 2022 – Various types of portable storage racks can be very cost-effective when product size and shape make traditional storage impractical or inventory levels fluctuate. Read more here

Warehouse Storage Expansion: Creating Supply Resilience with Cost-Effective Options

September 24, 2022 – With storage, logistics and distribution facilities strained to the limit today, managers are looking to cost effectively optimize operations without leasing more space or expanding the buildings with new construction. Read more here

Steel King to support workforce solutions with $250K AMETA Center sponsorship

August 30, 2022 – Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Technology and Apprenticeship (AMETA) Center at Mid-State Technical College in central Wisconsin gains monetary donation as well as gift of material storage products needed for the center from Steel King. Read more here

Warehouse Storage Expansion: Creating Supply Shock Resilience with Cost Effective Options

July 26, 2022 – Since the pandemic showed manufacturers, distributors and retailers how supply chain disruptions can cause dramatic shortages of products and materials, many are seeking to increase inventory to avoid similar problems in the future. Read more here

60 Seconds with… Jay Anderson, Steel King Industries

July 12, 2022 – Modern’s editor sat down with Jay Anderson to discuss his carrier and the racking industry. Read more here

Steel King announces succession plan as president Jay Anderson to step down

June 2, 2022 – Steel King Industries, a leading manufacturer of storage rack and material handling products has announced that company president Jay Anderson will be stepping down from his role at the company. Brian Pfannes, the company’s Vice President of Supply Chain and Platform Products, will be named president of Steel King in January 2023, with Anderson supporting the transition process during the second half of the year. Read more here

Warehouse Safety: Protecting People, Equipment and Productivity

June 2, 2022 – Warehouse and distribution center efficiency and productivity has risen tremendously in recent decades. However, the gains can be jeopardized by safety breakdowns that lead to personal injury, equipment and product damage. Read more here

Rethinking racking

May 10, 2022 – Steel King (Booth B5002) is showcasing the company’s full range of solutions, including pallet racks, drive-in racks, flow and push back storage systems, multi-level pick modules, portable racks, custom shipping racks, safety guard rails, as well as the company’s NexCaliber Structures. Read more here

Optimizing Warehouse Cold Storage Capacity and Longevity

April 5, 2022 – Freezer and cooler storage pallet rack must withstand some of the greatest forklift abuse in warehouse material handling. This can be attributed to a number of factors including confined space, slick surfaces, and the cold temperatures. Read more here

Steel King showcases full range of materials handling solutions

March 28, 2022 – Steel King (Booth B5002) is showcasing the company’s full range of solutions, including pallet racks, drive-in racks, flow and push back storage systems, multi-level pick modules, portable racks, custom shipping racks, safety guard rails, as well as the company’s NexCaliber Structures. Read more here

Innovation Expedites Warehouse Logistics

March 18, 2022 – The growth of e-commerce is driving warehouse, distribution, and fulfillment centers to utilize larger structures, automated systems, and engineered elevated work platforms that can deliver faster logistics and shipping. Read more here

Innovation in Work Platforms Expedites Warehouse Logistics

October 1, 2021 – Warehouse OEMs and integrators can accelerate successful project completion of even increasingly complex, automated systems with advanced platforms. Read more here

Steel King Maximizes Warehouse Space at Reeves Ace Hardware

September 27, 2021 – Reeves Ace Hardware faced storage constraints because of limited space. Options to expand the building were limited. See how a cantilever rack-supported building solved their issues. Read more here

Pallet flow racking system triples storage, streamlines production

June 16, 2021 – Using vertical space, a Steel King racking system enables manufacturing and storage space consolidation at GLK Foods, eliminating off-site storage and double-handling. Read more here

Movin’ on up

June 16, 2021 – To ease a warehousing space crunch, distributor Werner Electric tapped Steel King to design an extra-tall storage system for its oversized products. High-rise cantilever racking was a perfect fit. Read more here

Steel King Expedites Warehouse Logistics for Largest, Most Challenging Work Platforms

June 3, 2021 – Steel King Industries, a leading manufacturer of material handling products for improving operational efficiency in manufacturing, assembly, distribution centers, storage facilities, and warehousing, has created a new independently operated business unit, called NexCaliber Structures, focused on supplying turnkey solutions for engineered elevated work platforms. Read more here

A sweet storage solution

April 12, 2021 – Food ingredient manufacturer Denali’s rapid growth drove the need for more space, leading to a high-density storage solution suited to a narrow aisle environment. Read more here

Refrigerated warehouse gets racking makeover

July 29, 2020 – Third-party logistics service provider Americold needed to retrofit one of its cold storage facilities without shutting down operations. Steel King used rolling racking installation to get the job done. Read more here

How to meet product demand

October 26, 2020 – Dynamic racking speeds product loading and unloading, while minimizing labor and maximizing storage. Read more here