Wynright Reminds Companies to ‘Put Safety First’ as They Hire Thousands of Warehouse Workers for the Holiday Season


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Wynright Reminds Companies to ‘Put Safety First’ as They Hire Thousands of Warehouse Workers for the Holiday Season

Material Handling Leader’s Warehouse Equipment Store Offers Safety Fencing, Railings, Netting, Proximity Alarms and Other Products to Keep Workers out of Harm’s Way

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. (October 27, 2014) - Wynright Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daifuku Webb and a leading U.S.-based provider of intelligent material handling systems, reminded organizations today to keep safety in mind as they hire hundreds of thousands of temporary workers for their warehouses this holiday buying season.


Wynright offers a complete set of material handling solutions for easy integration with a client’s business processes and applications. At the forefront of material handling technologies and ingenuity, Wynright is elevating the productivity of warehouses and distribution centers, while improving worker safety.


“The holiday season brings in temporary employees who may not be as familiar with warehouse and distribution center environments as those colleagues working more frequently,” said Don DeSimone, Director of Warehouse Equipment Sales at Wynright. “It behooves companies to consider ad hoc equipment needs to make their environments productive and safe.”


Wynright’s e-commerce division, the Warehouse Equipment Store, offers a wide range of safety related products for distribution centers, such as safety fencing, railings and netting, pipe bollards, column protectors, mirrors, ergo mats, machine guarding and proximity alarms, among other products.


“It’s imperative that employees and forklifts are kept a safe distance from one another,” DeSimone added. “Safety netting is important, especially when workers are directly under inventory. Guard rails keep picking areas and loading zones segregated. Mirrors provide at-a-glance awareness of surrounding traffic. In the haste for order fulfillment, best practices are sometimes forgotten.”


Wynright’s Warehouse Equipment Store not only offers a broad array of industrial and commercial equipment and safety-related products, but also provides a high level of engineering support, experience and expert advice to help address tough storage, workflow and other material handling and supply chain issues.


As organizations prepare for the holiday season rush, here are some key questions to consider:

  • Are traffic patterns clearly marked?
  • Does your warehouse have mirrors for better visibility?
  • Are employees protected from forklift traffic with safety rails or other barriers?
  • Are there any unprotected overhead loads where employees are working?
  • How can you make it safer for those unfamiliar with your facility?
  • Is your inventory protected?

The Warehouse Equipment Store can source and ship products quickly across the U.S. To learn more, please visit WarehouseEquipmentStore.com or call toll-free number at 1-866-620-6140.

About Wynright Corporation

Wynright Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daifuku Webb, is a leading provider of intelligent material handling systems. With more than 200 engineers in-house, the company designs, manufactures, integrates and installs a full spectrum of intralogistics solutions, offering both Wynright-branded and third-party equipment to meet client needs. These include leading-edge conveyor and sortation systems, voice- and light-directed order fulfillment equipment, a suite of warehouse controls & execution software, robotics, mezzanines, and structures, all backed by critical round-the-clock service and support.

Since its founding in 1972, Wynright has been a trusted partner to some of the world’s largest and fastest-growing companies, showing them how to use their space more efficiently to deliver improved productivity, today and tomorrow.

About Daifuku Webb Holding Company

Daifuku Webb Holding Company, a subsidiary of Daifuku Co. Ltd., is a leading developer of innovative material handling technology such as Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs), Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS), conveyors, baggage handling systems, bulk handling systems, cleanroom systems and airport maintenance services. It includes Daifuku America Corporation, Jervis B. Webb Company, Elite Line Services and Logan Teleflex, Inc. Daifuku Webb specializes in the design, engineering, manufacturing, installation and service of integrated systems used in the automotive, airport, semiconductor, LCD equipment, food/beverage, bulk, warehousing and manufacturing industries. Daifuku Webb Holding Company is headquartered in Farmington Hills, Mich., with manufacturing locations throughout North America.

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