Toyota Forklifts & Reddy Ice
Announcers: Soft drinks, cereal, potato chips, pancake syrup. It’s all part of a day’s work at States Logistics. This third party distribution company operates 11 warehouses in Southern California and Arizona. This facility is in San Bernardino, California, and it is dedicated to distribution for a leading soft drink and snack food company. A relationship of 15 years and growing, thanks to States proven dependability and productivity. And partnering with States Logistics all that time, Toyota forklifts.
Ryan Donovan: In this distribution center, we’re handling a lot of their food products, food and beverage products. This is a 480,000 square foot facility, we’re running 24 hours a day, five days a week.
Announcers: States Logistics has been in this building for about three years now. Moving here allowed them to consolidate distribution for the soft drink company, and have ample room for growth. This is a high-velocity building, with most products handled as full pallet loads.
A fleet of 33 Toyota forklifts provide all of the material handling in this large building. These are Toyota’s core internal combustion, 5,000-pound capacity, counterbalanced, sit-down models, powered by propane. These IC models can operate around the clock, only needing to stop for an LP tank change.
Ryan Donovan: Yeah, we’ve been using Toyota lifts for many years. We find them to be very versatile, very little maintenance, very little problems with breakdowns and issues, comparatively priced, and our local dealer here is fantastic and gives excellent service.
Announcers: These trucks handle a wide range of products. From heavy bottles of water and athletic drinks, to lightweight cereals and breakfast bars. This portion of the distribution center is temperature controlled to keep juices and snack bars cooler. A large part of the work is loading and unloading of trailers. About 40 truckloads move through here daily. The majority of these products are taken to floor storage areas where the goods are stacked several layers high.
Many of these loads are not palletized, so a number of the forklifts are equipped with Cascade Mark 55 Push/Pull attachments, designed to handle slip sheets. Using this attachment eliminates the step of having to palletize products before storage.
Other loads that arrive on pallets find a temporary home in these racks. Five of the vehicles in the fleet have four-stage masts to reach upper levels. Toyota’s Active Mast Function Controller senses the load weight and tilt, and automatically makes adjustments to secure the load, even when the masts are at full height. This is just one of the many safety features found standard on Toyota forklifts.
Altogether, Toyota forklifts move about 4,000 loads daily in the San Bernardino facility. The quality of the machines, the timely planned maintenance, and superior ongoing service from Toyota and the local dealer, Southwest Toyota Lift, make sure that these busy trucks show up for work each and every day.
KristinWilliams: I think they’re great, and we always have somebody onsite whenever we have an issue with them. It’s really easy, I call my rep, or he calls me every morning to find out if there’s any issues.
Ryan Donovan: Very satisfied with Toyota. Both the quality of the product, and the quality of their service from the local dealership. Makes us a no-brainer choice that gotta use them.
Toyota Forklifts & Megatrade
Announcer: Few home building materials have the durability and beauty of ceramic and porcelain tiles. Megatrade is a leading provider of these beautiful tiles. Their products are imported from some 30 different suppliers all over the world. Italy, Colombia, Ecuador, Spain, Brazil, and China. Megatrade actually owns two factories and a mine in Venezuela that supplies much of its products.
They are all available to be seen in the showroom at the company’s distribution center and headquarters in Doral, Florida. Megatrade is one of the top suppliers of tile throughout the southeast. In fact, if you buy tile products at a Home Depot in this part of the country, chances are good that you will be purchasing Megatrade tiles. The company only sells through distributors and leading home improvement stores.
The company’s 110,000 square foot distribution center receives the imported tiles in about 60 containers that pass to them each week through the south Florida ports of Miami and Port Everglades. They are checked and labeled as they are unloaded from the containers.
Megatrade carries over 1000 different tile products. Toyota forklifts do all the heavy lifting of these tiles with some loads weighing as much as 4000 pounds.
Ruben C: When I first came in, they had other brand of forklift. And I had the experience of dealing with Toyota before, and I asked Toyota to come in. Since then, and you’re talking about 14 years, we been strictly Toyota user. One of the reasons why we like Toyota is if you give a good maintenance, they’ll never quit on you.
Announcer: There are eight Toyota forklifts in a fleet at Megatrade. All core propane powered counterbalance models with 5000 pound lift capacities. The forklifts transport the tiles to floor storage within the warehouse, where they are stacked one on another.
The three stage masts enable the forklifts to easily reach up to 18 feet high, to the tops of the stacks. Toyota’s system of active stability, SAS, active mast control, AMC, and side shift attachments make it easy to handle, deposit, and secure the loads even at high heights.
Ruben C: When we put one pallette right on top of the other, they all have to stay aligned so that the weight is always on the pallettes and on the tile. It is very important that when we are setting up one pallette on top of the other one, they are aligned. And that’s why we use the, also the shift to one side or the other one, just to make sure all the pallettes are right on top of the merchandise. And that’s the strength of the load the tile.
Announcer: Space in the warehouse is tight. These Toyota forklifts are very maneuverable, and can easily navigate the narrow spaces and tight turns between the stacks.
Ruben C: They can turn in right on the same spot that they use. We working for eight solid hours. Without stopping, only for a break, and for lunch time. They work to maximum capacity. We are lifting two, three, 4000 pounds on pallettes. Unloading trailers. Loading trailers. Picking merchandise. Moving merchandise and stocking it into the warehouse. And they never quit, and they are constantly there, they’re very reliable.
To me, having a forklift that is down costs us money. You see the kind of volume that we have here, every time a forklift is down I have one down man also. And I cannot afford to have a down man when we have so much work.
Announcer: About 70% of the facility’s orders consist of full pallettes, with pallettes of mixed cases making up the remaining 30%. The stock is pulled for orders, and loaded onto outbound trucks. About 10 to 12 truckloads leave the facility daily. These forklifts work hard, only stopping to exchange propane tanks and for employee breaks.
They have to perform. And it is because of their dependability and the top notch service that Megatrade receives from Toyota and the local Toyota forklift dealer, Nationwide Lift Trucks, that these forklifts were chosen in the first place.
Ruben C: If you give them maintenance, it will never, never let you down. In reference to customer service, we have a schedule, regular maintenance, and they just call me every three month I says, “We going there. Which, at what time and what day you want,” and that’s the way it works with them. I have no problem.
In reference to the sale personnel, I have like a friend. They are very enthusiastic, and they have serve all my needs. That is a good partnership between them and us.
Toyota Forklift & JIT Transportation
Announcer: Centrally located in the heart of the Silicon Valley, JIT Transportation is ideally situated to be the logistics partner of choice for many high-tech companies. On the transport side, JIT operates 120 over the road trucks and 200 trailers to move goods along West Coast highways, but it also provides warehousing and distribution services for its clients with facilities, Reno, Sacramento, Los Angeles, and this one near San Jose, California: Silicon Valley Central
David Butcher: We’re in the Silicon Valley so we’re a high-tech operation. 90% of all the business that happens here is relegated to the service area that we provide to customers such as Expeditors National, Harmonic, Roku, and various other customers in the high-tech world.
Announcer: Computer systems and other high-tech products make up a large portion of the goods that JIT handles in the San Jose operation with Toyota Forklifts and warehouse equipment. This is a large building: 600,000 square feet. Everywhere you look can be seen products that reflect the output of this region, including clean energy solar panels.
David Butcher: We handle about four different solar programs here where we’re doing direct deliveries out to either big solar farms or to direct consumers. We handle all of the panels. We also handle raw materials, so a full line of products that a solar company would need to install.
Announcer: Besides the high-tech items, clothing, shoes, and other finished goods are also distributed here for JIT’s clients. Helping to keep all of these goods on the move is a full fleet of Toyota Forklifts and Toyota warehouse products, 33 in total. Both propane and electric powered trucks lift and move these heavy crates and pounds of products throughout the building.
David Butcher: We run counterbalance trucks, propane lifts, because those are running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to manage our cross stock operation for the transportation side. Then, we run the full gamut of lifts in the distribution world.
Announcer: Three Toyota reach trucks operate in narrow aisles to put product in and out of high storage racks. Nine Toyota order pickers operate in these racks to select products needed by customers. A number of electric pallet jacks, mainly Toyota’s in-control rider, are also employed in the San Jose facility to load and unload the many trailers that arrive daily and depart from this large building.
The Toyota Forklifts and Toyota warehousing equipment product lines are relatively new to JIT transportation. Previously, JIT used a mix fleet of other brands, and as a result, they weren’t getting the performance they wanted from their equipment.
David Butcher: We were running older equipment, we were buying used equipment, we were dealing with a lot of rentals, which is also used equipment. We had a lot of downtime, a lot of problems with the lifts. We decided to make a move to go with Toyota. The bottom line is the dependability, the service, and the product speaks for itself.
Announcer: The local Toyota Forklifts dealer, Toyota Material Handling of Northern California, locally referred to as TMH, supplies JIT with their material handling equipment fleet, as well as maintains each vehicle to exacting standards.
John Sullivan: Having the right piece of equipment is extremely important to a company’s operation, for safety purposes, also for efficiency purposes. Making sure that all of the equipment is up and running at all times is extremely important. Having one unit down could severely affect the operations. Part of our role in helping JIT succeed was to lower their full maintenance cost while giving them a customizable service plan that fit their needs.
Announcer: Toyota Material Handling of Northern California also introduced JIT to opportunity charging of their electric models, which has reduced JIT’s electrical costs by 25%. Beyond that, Toyota provides JIT with the latest forklift technology at an affordable cost.
David Butcher: We’re niche. We’re a medium-sized company bidding up against some of the larger companies in this industry and Toyota’s provided us that flexibility we needed to be able to supply new equipment to our customers. The biggest thing that I think they brought to us was technology, so we can actually gauge what our drivers are doing with the lifts. We’ve had great service from Toyota. We’ve had little downtime and we feel very confident in the choice that we made with Toyota.
Toyota Forklifts & Viking Freight
Announcer: If you live on a Caribbean island, you rely heavily on imports. You don’t have sufficient land or resources to grow or manufacture the things you use every day. That’s why there are companies like Miami-based, Viking Freight Consolidators.
Bryan Valdes: Our company’s been in existence for 35 years. We’re a consolidator of freight, shipping primarily to the Caribbean and South American markets. We receive freight for our numerous clients throughout the region from various suppliers throughout the United States and in other parts of the world. We receive, we store, we load containers for these clients. We also handle air freight shipments on a weekly basis going to different markets where we will consolidate, repack, and prepare all documentations and everything required for shipment.
We are a marine insurance broker. We insure cargo for our clients. We handle the inland freight portion of shipments for our clients from different origin points in the United States to Miami, or to Jacksonville, or to other ports in the United States, whether it be a small UPS shipment to a full container load shipment.
Announcer: Pallets of products are received and loaded into temporary storage racks or staged on the floor until they are ready to ship to markets, including Aruba, Curacao, the Dominican Republic, Trinidad, and Bonaire. TVs, dog food, cake mix, tires, refrigerators, pool supplies, toilet paper. Just about everything needed to sustain life passes through this facility, and keeping it all on the move is the work of Toyota forklifts.
Bryan Valdes: We currently are operating three, 2.5-ton Toyota forklifts. We use them to receive freight, here behind us, in various fashions, whether it’s offloading 53-foot trucks, flat racks, or small UPS shipments, FedEx-type shipments. We use the trucks to store the freight throughout the warehouse in racks, and then we use a forklift again to load containers.
We exclusively use Toyotas, primarily for the reliability in our business. We’re a small business, and they are our most important asset of the day. Our business out here in the warehouse would not function without a reliable forklift. We work with Toyota because we know that when we need them, they’re going to turn on, they’re going to work, and it’s as simple as that.
The maintenance is reasonable. We find that with good preventive maintenance, they last for years. The downtime is very, very minimal, and that’s important when we have a limited fleet.
JC Martinez: Oh, let me tell you, these are very convenient, very simple to drive, the maneuver. I love the way the steering goes around. I mean, in tight spaces I can maneuver it around, and I get the freight out without any problems. It’s definitely comfortable. The seats are very comfortable. I’m a big guy, so that’s part of my thing is comfortability. I really enjoy driving the Toyota forklifts.
We’ve been driving forklifts, Toyota, for years. 20-something years that I’ve been here, it’s always been Toyota. We’ve never had any issues and we really … I don’t think we’ll ever change from that.
Bryan Valdes: We like the visibility that the operator feels and has with these units. We receive other units for clients who are not loyal to the Toyota brand, and obviously we have to offload them from trucks. So we get the opportunity to try other units from other competitors of Toyota, and we just find that the safety and the visual that the driver has is superior. That’s important for safety.
We try to turn them over every five years, give or take, depending on the hours, but that’s about the average over the years. What we usually do is bring them in for one last preventive maintenance stop, and then we send them to our offices overseas. We have offices in Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, and other markets. We will send them down there because we know that while we enjoy the first five years of the brand new truck, they will continue to use them for anywhere from seven to 10 more years. We find that we get a good 15 years out of them.
And down there, because of the facilities, et cetera, they’re used in a much more, let’s say, rough way because the facilities aren’t like they are here in the US. It’s important to have reliable trucks down there but not necessarily new trucks. That’s kind of been the strategy for 20 years and it’s worked really well for us.
Announcer: Toyota forklifts, helping Viking Freight Consolidators maintain the economic lifeline to the Caribbean and beyond.
2016 brought LTS our officially, unofficial mascot – Phil the groundhog. This furry rodent with a flare for dramatic costumes, and holiday festivities has been a staple of the LTS Facebook page all year. In an ode, to all things Phil 2016 – we’ve gathered his Toyota forklift holiday experiences into one post for your viewing pleasure.
It’s been rumored that Phil may not reprise his role as the officially, unofficial mascot of Lift Truck Supply in 2017. We’ll just have to wait and see but for now we’re simply thankful for the laughs he has provided this past year.
From everyone at LTS, have a happy and safe New Year.
Phil on Groundhog’s Day.
Phil on St. Patrick’s Day.
Phil on Easter.
Phil on April Fool’s Day.
Phil on Cinco de Mayo.
Phil on Memorial Day.
Phil on Fourth of July.
Phil on Labor Day.
Phil on Halloween.
Phil on Thanksgiving.
Phil on Christmas.
Toyota Forklifts & Cohen Recycling
Announcer: Scrap processing and the recycling of different metals and electronics has become big business over the years. Cohen, a successful family-owned scrap processing company, has been around for nearly 90 years, and operates 18 locations across four states. Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Over the years, Cohen has taken advantage of the strong market for these recycled goods, and leveraged strong partners and machinery on the road to success.
Cohen is in the business of taking in scrap metals, such as iron, steel, copper and aluminum, and recycling them so that they can be turned into new and useful products. They handle about one and a quarter million tons annually. This facility covers 52 acres and is in Middletown, Ohio between Cincinnati and Dayton. And just about every kind of metal scrap can be found here, including sharp pieces that must be moved around the yard safely.
Geoff Rosenberg: We’re a labor intensive business, we’re an equipment intensive business. The forklifts are used at every facility to move any product, but mainly non-ferrous bales, pallets and bulk material containers.
Corporate wide we probably have somewhere around 80 forklifts, and they vary in size from 3,500 pounds up to a 50,000 pound lift. But the bulk of our fleet are 5,000, 6,000 pound diesel forklifts. Three stage, side shift, some with rotation, some with barrel clamps and squeeze, but for the most part your standard 3-way forklift. 52 of those since 2012, the last 52 I might add, are Toyota’s.
Announcer: Cohen began relying on Toyota forklifts, primarily the Core IC Pneumatic Forklift line, because they are reliable and durable in the tough conditions of outdoor work, where dust is everywhere and much of the driving surface is uneven concrete or dirt. But what really sold Rosenberg and the management at Cohen was Toyota’s local dealer, ProLift Industrial Equipment.
Geoff Rosenberg: When we first started out, we were looking for a forklift, we weren’t necessarily looking for an orange forklift. We were looking for a partnership. We were looking for a dealership and a company that was just as interested in what we were trying to accomplish, as what we were. And we were looking for a company that didn’t have the word can’t in their vocabulary, and ProLift has exceeded our expectations.
Announcer: The forklifts in this yard do many of the same operations as they would in a warehouse, except that this warehouse is acres in size and does not have a roof. The trucks move heavy loads of raw metals over uneven surfaces. These bundles of crushed aluminum cans will be sent to a manufacturer to be turned into new cans.
Inside one building on the property a Toyota forklift dumps brass objects into this equipment where it is separated and prepared for recycling. In another building, an electric pallet jack helps workers move pallet loads of scrap as they are sorted.
A fast growing market for Cohen is in recycling electronics. Computers, copiers, monitors and more. This new building receives truckloads of used electronic products. The items are sorted and placed into bins or large Gaylord boxes. Forklifts then pick up the loads and take them to these large shredding machines. The forklifts have rotating attachments to dump the electronics onto a vibrating belt. The belt helps to separate the items as they convey up into the shredder. Once shredded, magnets and other sensors separate the plastic, metal, wiring and other pieces so that they can be accumulated by type for recycling.
ProLift provides ongoing servicing of Cohen’s forklift fleet, including a dedicated technician to make sure the trucks are maintained in top condition.
Steve Feck: I do a lot of the routine maintenance on the trucks, which involves giving the trucks a very thorough check over, lubrication. I have a good relationship with the manager and stuff at all the locations, trying to keep them up to speed, what’s going on with the truck.
It all comes down to a safety issue and a monetary issue. You know, if the trucks are not being properly operated, taken care of, the life of the truck is going to be shorter. Cohen’s really stepped up and they do a good job making sure the trucks are taken care of. They do a good job with trying to minimize any damage to the units themselves.
Announcer: Cohen has experienced just how rugged Toyota forklifts can be in very adverse conditions. Their durability and the expert service that ProLift offers, makes Toyota the forklift of choice at this scrap processing company.
Geoff Rosenberg: Well our expectations in the next couple of years are to have all Toyota forklifts. And what we’ve found over the course of the last four years, and that’s why we have 52 in succession, is they’re tough, durable machines that hold up under our environment. And quite frankly when you combine that with the service and our partnership expectations with ProLift, it’s been a great marriage.
Choosing The Right Equipment: Floor Sweepers And Scrubbers
In the previous edition of this guide we covered what factors needed to be considered before deciding if you need a floor sweeper / scrubber to clean your facility. If you covered those factors and decided that it is in your best interest to get a floor sweeper / scrubber, the next step is deciding which kind would best meet your needs. This section of our floor sweeper scrubber guide will walk you through the different types of floor sweepers that are available and the application in which they work best.
Floor sweepers are made to pick up dry material such as dirt and dust that are covering your floors. While your maintenance crew can sweep up messes most larger facilities have dirt, dust, and other dry messes that a simple push broom can’t clean fast enough to be efficient.
Floor scrubbers are made to pick up the kind of messes that floor sweepers can’t clean. Most wet, sticky, or compacted messes can’t be swept up so you have to use something that can apply a cleaning solution and then scrub the floor to make sure the facility is cleaned. Floor scrubbers do exactly this by dispensing the cleaner onto the floor, scrubbing the floor where the cleaner is applied, and then vacuuming up the cleaner after it is scrubbed all in one passing which limits how much labor is needed to clean your facilities floors. Floor scrubbers come with two water tanks, one for dispensing cleaning solution and a separate tank for storing the dirty water that is vacuumed back into the scrubber.
Using a floor sweeper / scrubber is efficient both in terms of time and cost – making it a great solution when trying to replace a simple push broom. There are many different types of floor sweepers to consider however, and this guide will walk you through the different kinds of floor sweepers to help you figure out which one is best for you.
Walk Behind Sweepers And Scrubbers
Walk behind sweepers / scrubbers can be either manual or automatic. Manual walk behind floor sweepers / scrubbers must be pushed by the operator while automatic walk behind floor sweepers / scrubbers are battery powered and only need to be guided by the operator. Both of these provide an easy and fast method for your employees to maintain your facility with and increase productivity greatly over standard push brooms or mops.
One of the biggest perks of this kind of floor sweeper / scrubber is the overall cost of the equipment. Walk behind sweepers / scrubbers will require a much lower initial investment than other sweepers. The small maintenance costs of walk behind sweepers / scrubbers makes these one of the most affordable options for facility upkeep.
Increased efficiency and reduced labor costs due to quicker clean-up versus a standard push broom or mop make walk behind sweepers / scrubbers a popular choice for economically minded organizations. Additionally, the easy to use walk behind sweepers / scrubbers reduce operator fatigue, allowing more area to be cleaned during a shift. All of this allows for a significant decrease to labor cost over standard push brooms.
If you’re considering a floor sweeper / scrubber for surfaces that are more than moderately dirty, you may need to go with a stronger floor sweeper / scrubber such as a rider sweeper / scrubber.
Difference between rider and walk behind floor sweeper
Rider Sweepers And Scrubbers
A rider floor sweeper / scrubber is controlled by an operator riding and controlling the machine using a steering wheel and levers. This kind of floor sweeper / scrubber is ideal for large areas, such as industrial warehouses or facilities. Depending on your preference, your floor sweeper / scrubber can be powered by either battery, propane, or gas.
Rider sweepers / scrubbers require a larger up-front investment but with many finance options available, monthly payments fit most budgets. Because rider sweepers are typically more heavy duty than walk behind sweepers / scrubbers there is also more maintenance to be done on these machines. Depending on fuel type your rider sweeper / scrubber may need oil, grease, or battery maintenance to make sure the sweeper / scrubber remains as efficient and effective as possible.
While these factors may make for a pricier piece of equipment, rider sweepers / scrubbers also outperform cheaper pieces of equipment in both efficiency and effectiveness. Rider sweepers / scrubbers can cover more square footage than a walk behind sweeper and require less effort from the operator.
Rider sweepers / scrubbers also clean dirt and dust more effectively than walk behind sweepers / scrubbers, leaving a cleaner environment. If you are cleaning a facility that gathers large amounts of dirt and dust, a walk behind sweeper may not be able to handle the clean-up as efficiently as a rider sweeper.
Difference between rider and walk behind floor scrubber
How To Know When You Need A Floor Sweeper Scrubber
Facility maintenance can be costly with training, labor, equipment, and maintenance all factoring into that one task. This makes it important to choose the right solution for your facility when deciding how to best approach cleaning the facility.
Sweeper scrubbers are among the best and most efficient solutions to this problem but with many different options it is important to know what you need in a sweeper scrubber to get the most out of your purchase. While some facilities may only need a sweeper others may need just a scrubber. However, sometimes you need a sweeper scrubber combination to get the most from your cleaning equipment.
This guide will help you identify what kind of sweeper or scrubber best fits your facility’s needs.
Part one of this guide will cover the first steps in deciding whether or not a floor sweeper scrubber is the right tool to increase efficiency and effectiveness in your facility.
Would a Sweeper Scrubber Improve Your Cleaning Process?
The most important part of making the decision to get a sweeper scrubber is determining if your current process is cost-effective.
Would a Sweeper Scrubber Reduce The Time You Spend Cleaning?
Before you can determine whether you should upgrade from a push broom or from a different floor sweeper, you need to know how long it currently takes to clean your floors. If you find that your employees are spending more time cleaning your facility than they are at other revenue generating task, it may be a good time to look at other options.
A great way to decide if your employees are spending too much time cleaning is to set a maximum amount of hours per week that make financial sense for this endeavor. This duration should be based on how big the area your employees are cleaning as well as their labor rate. If you’re not sure whether a floor sweeper would be faster, you can always find a floor sweeper rental to use and compare to your current method.
Would A Sweeper Scrubber Reduce Your Cleaning Costs?
Everyone wants to cut costs as much as they can, so that their company is running as efficiently as possible. Facility maintenance can come with big costs attached to it, and while it’s a necessary cost, this does not mean it has to be a high cost. Paying attention to what your facility maintenance costs run, can be a key factor in deciding whether or not you want to upgrade. Set an acceptable cleaning cost benchmark based on the size of your facility when making a decision on a floor sweeper scrubber.
Is Your Facility Big Enough to Justify Using A Sweeper Scrubber?
One item to consider when deciding on a floor sweeper scrubber versus a push broom is how big of a facility you have to clean. If you’re cleaning a small facility that can be easily managed with a push broom, then you’re probably not going to get much use from a floor sweeper scrubber.
However, if you have a larger facility that you’re cleaning with a push broom, you may find your employees are spending a large portion of their time cleaning. A large facility cannot be easily maintained with a broom like it can with a floor sweeper scrubber. And, when you have a large facility to manage you don’t want to spend all your time cleaning when there are other, more lucrative tasks.
Would A Sweeper Scrubber Reduce How Often You Have to Clean?
Another key factor in deciding whether or not you need a floor sweeper scrubber is knowing how often your floors are getting cleaned. You should record how many days a week your floors get swept or mopped. This should tell you if you’re spending too much time cleaning versus other more profitable tasks.
If you are sweeping a large facility every day, then you’re likely losing a lot of productivity to facility maintenance, and the job could be done quicker with a floor sweeper.
Would A Sweeper Scrubber Be Able to Clean Better Than Your Employees?
Even if you’re within what you find to be an acceptable range of time spent cleaning, you also need to consider how effectively the cleaning may be. Sometimes a mess can’t be completely cleaned with a simple push broom and something more powerful is needed to meet facility or regulatory standards.
Floor sweeper scrubbers are very effective when it comes to cleaning both wet and dry messes. So, if you find too much of your wet or dry messes are being left behind because of improper tools it may be worthwhile to look into buying a floor sweeper scrubber.
How Much Could a Floor Sweeper Scrubber Save You in The Long Run?
While buying a floor sweeper scrubber clearly has a higher initial costs than a simple push broom or mop, it is important to look at where it can save you money in the long run. A decrease in time spent cleaning floors reduces cleaning labor cost as well as recoups revenue generating productivity.
Will A Sweeper Scrubber Help You Keep OSHA Compliant?
OSHA has recently reduced the permissible exposure limit for respirable crystalline silica and requires employers to limit worker exposure. This change in OSHA regulation can affect many different industries. One simple way to make sure you are keeping your business compliant with this rule is to make sure the area that workers operate stays as clean as possible.
A floor sweeper scrubber is an effective way to accomplish this efficiently. While it is not the only thing needed to stay OSHA compliant, most industrial sweeper / scrubbers not only remove debris but filter the air.