The UNEX Blog

50 Years of Unex

In the coming year, Unex Manufacturing will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary. Over the course of those 50 years, Unex has evolved in order to overcome multiple challenges- from changing markets to periods of both economic turmoil and prosperity, Unex...

From the Rack to the Tap- How Unex Makes Your Drink Flow

 

The Kaizen Mindset- Implementing Continuous Improvement with Unex

Toyotetsu manufactures metal frame parts for Toyota vehicles. They stamp metal for vehicles like the RAV4 or the Corolla, as well as for Lexus vehicles. Toyotetsu practices a Japanese method called Kaizen, which basically translates to continuous...

Show Don't Tell- Unex Solutions at Work

Business is Personal at Unex

Running a business is about much more than your bottom line. For some, running a business means continuing a legacy that one’s family began many years ago. This is the case for Unex Manufacturing, which has been owned and operated by the Neuwirth family...

Flexibility with Flow Cell

You've ordered a tube and joint dynamic storage unit for your facility. You're standing in front of a pile of steel tubing that has to be measured, cut, and fitted. You glance at your watch and start to mutter.

Helping People Help Themselves- Unex and Open Door Rehabilitation Center

Giving back to the community has long been a priority for Unex Manufacturing. While there are many causes out there worthy of support, the story of Open Door Rehabilitation Center in Sandwich, Illinois struck a chord with us in a profound way. When the...

It's a Small World- Maximize Your Chunk of it With Unex

The world we live in is a small place. Populations are exploding alongside technologies that allow us to interact with the international community. This presents distributors with a double-edged sword- while more people means more business, more people...

Solutions, Ahoy! How Unex Can Bolster Productivity

Do you know the number one time-waster in order picking? It’s footsteps.  Every time a picker has to leave the line to retrieve items or conduct an exhaustive search to find an item, your operation’s productivity starts to sink. These extra footsteps add...

Case Picking: Spotlight on Discrete Order Picking

Case picking is one of the most labor-intensive parts of the product distribution process. Depending on the type of operation, there may be a few different types of products or hundreds which need to be picked and shipped to the customer. Choosing the...