Warehouse boom heightens demand for storage solutions
Consumer confidence has improved a great deal since the Great Recession in December 2007. With an improving economy and the addition of 160,000 new nonfarm payroll jobs in April 2016, more companies are willing to invest in products and services. This may be responsible for the recent rise in demand for retail, leading to a heightened need for warehouse space.
According to Bloomberg Technology, retailers are responsible for fueling the warehouse boom as products require storage solutions. Retailers need more warehouses in more locations to stay on pace with the growing demand for products, so flexible building solutions are key.
“Finding really good space is always a challenge,” said James Reinhart, the chief executive officer of ThredUp, according to Bloomberg.
A fabric covered building from Winkler Structures is easy to construct and extend. In addition, the materials used ensure all products are adequately protected while they are stored.
What makes Winkler the best option?
When retailers invest in a clear span building from Winkler Structures, they are purchasing a structure built with the highest-quality materials on the market today. The NovaShield Membrane Structure Fabric has an impressive strength-to-weight ratio and stands up to every weather condition.
Retailers can feel confident knowing that their inventory is safe from excessive moisture and damage from sun exposure, as the cover material is especially durable and protective. In fact, the advanced UV-protective coating ensures individuals never have to worry about the impact of constant sun exposure, as the structure is backed by a 15-year manufacturer’s warranty.
“The polyethylene material also successfully combines UV resistance with flame-retardant properties.”
The polyethylene material also successfully combines UV resistance with flame-retardant properties. In addition, it passes the most demanding standards and abides by just about any building regulation across the world.
The steel used by Winkler Structures for its buildings can be flattened, cut, punched or bent without impacting its integrity. The Allied Gatorshield steel production process results in superior corrosion resistance. This steel is also up to 33 percent stronger than alternative materials in a lighter-weight tube.
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How does Winkler meet all building needs?
The Winkler Structures team works closely with customers to ensure the fabric building they invest in meets their unique needs. From having enough inventory space throughout the year to ensuring the structure’s layout supports the logistics of finding, packing and shipping merchandise, Winkler Structures can design an appropriate building for all needs.
Different sections or buildings can be designated for returns, shipping, or storing out-of-season items.
The impressive overhead space, clear span design and customizable doorways also make it easier for loading and unloading for inventory deliveries.
Another benefit associated with a Winkler Structures’ fabric covered building is its ability to control the interior temperature and minimize damage to stored merchandise. The specialty fabric keeps the interior 10 to 15 degrees cooler during the summer and 10 to 15 degrees warmer during the winter. Furthermore, moisture, dust and precipitation are kept at bay thanks to the NovaShield Specialty fabric.
A fabric covered building from Winkler Structures serves as the perfect solution for retailers looking to invest in more storage space for merchandise. Not only is it able to be quickly constructed and deconstructed, but it also can be customized to fit the unique needs of this industry. Reach out to a dealer today to learn more about these structures.