The UNEX Blog

The Top Three Reasons to Make in America

Okay, so there are far more than three reasons to promote American manufacturing. If I tried to list them all in this entry, we'd never get to the bottom of the list. American manufacturing is absolutely crucial to the growth and prosperity of our...

Cash Flows, Too: Evaluating Your Carton Flow Investment

Purchasing material handling equipment for your facility is no small task. If you're serious about stepping up efficiency and reducing the operating costs of your facility, outfitting your operation for success is an in-depth process. When it comes to...

99 Problems But Pitch Ain't One

Getting your product to the pick point is crucial to your order picking operation. At UNEX, the rule of thumb is that your pitch should equal one inch per linear foot of depth, or approximately five degrees of pitch. Therefore, if you've got a flow lane...

Watch Your Back- Improving Ergonomics in Your Operation

This past weekend, we celebrated Labor Day. It is a day dedicated to the achievements of America's labor force, and celebrates the contributions our workers have made to the prosperity of this country. At UNEX, celebrating America's laborers doesn't just...

The Flow Down Showdown: Roller vs. Wheel

When it comes to carton flow options, the choices are nearly limitless- not to mention confusing. How do you choose the option that's best for you and your operation? Although we at UNEX do our best to guide you down the right track (literally),...

Out of the Dead Zone: Introducing Wire Pick Shelves

Stop me if this sounds familiar: You're reaching for a box in the back of your pallet rack. You step on a lower level, reach blindly into the rack, cross your fingers, and hope you pull the right product. This scene plays itself out over and over in...

Meet the New Flow Bed

Over the course of the past fifty years, Unex Manufacturing has evolved alongside our customers in order to accommodate their changing needs and practices. As the world of material handling has grown and proliferated, so have the challenges our...

Unex and the Lean Lab

The United States, along with the rest of the industrialized world, is facing a workforce crisis. While our citizens are more educated than they have ever been, multiple industries suffer a similar epidemic- there are simply not enough qualified...

Racking Up Results With Unex

Walk down any convenience store candy aisle, and you’ll see a new product or service every other week. All that variety is great for consumers, but it can wreak havoc on the distribution center that has to store and pick the product and support the...

Red, White, and Unex- Carton Flow for the Holidays

As our nation's birthday approaches, distributors are inundated with products relating to Independence Day. From flags to fireworks, games to grills- sellers face the challenge of supplying customers with the products they need for the holiday. These...