Pallet rackmaker finds it's better to burn off in-house than outsource away
A manufacturer installs a burn-off oven to improve production efficiencies, reduce operating costs, and boost its powder coating capabilities. What's more, the oven paid for itself in 6 months.
Los Angeles-based Hannibal Industries has a tubular division that makes steel tubing and a material handling division that manufactures pallet rack. The material handling division supplies distributors and direct retail, such as Home Depot. The racking is made from a light-gauge, roll-formed steel or a heavy-duty structural steel. Hannibal performs its own roll forming. After receiving steel coil directly from the steel mills, the tubular division uses its splitting lines to split the coil to the specified widths. Then, the material handling division has six roll-form lines that convert the strip into either the beams or the columns for the pallet rack.