Honeyville Farms is an innovator and leader in the food industry. Honeyville stores allow customers access to some of the food industries top ingredients. Hoj Engineering helped Honeyville Farms with a customized Tube Rack solution to expand warehouse capacity. Hoj understood that load weights and rack height planned for this building would challenge the structural code compliance of the new floor and the anchors of the building. Hoj has been a strategic dealer with Hannibal who provides an innovative new rack technology called Tube Rack. The Tube Rack utilizes horizontal bolted frame connectors to create a frame that allows lower footplate and anchor stress. This new patented product allowed for taller frames, picking up a 20 percent gain of pallet capacity while meeting the IBC (International Building Code) rack and building code requirements.
Layne Marchant, plant manager at Honeyville in Ogden, Utah, shared that the company built a new 200,000 square foot facility and had to have the warehouse portion functional in a short time frame. Marchant shared, “They provided input on building bay dimensions to help us optimize our space before the building was ever started. Some of the challenges were the weight of the pallets, and the heights of the rack. To maintain code compliance of the concrete floor specs, while trying to maximize racking height, we had to maintain small foot plates that do not affect efficiency on the floor.”
Hoj was one step ahead in coming up with solutions that kept Marchant on time and on budget. The Hoj engineers visited other Honeyville facilities and helped put a plan in place to utilize some existing racking that would still meet engineering specifications. Marchant added, “Hoj’s pricing was straight forward, open, and transparent from the start.”
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About Hoj Engineering & Sales Co. Inc.:
Hoj Engineering, based in Utah, with clients throughout the United States, are a leader in warehouse distribution consulting and material handling solutions. Hoj (pronounce Hoy) opened their doors more than fifty years ago as an engineering-driven family business with a mission to change the industry. Today Hoj Engineering & Sales Company operates with 150 employees and over 50 service vehicles.
Tim Hoj, CEO of the company, shared that all at the firm are passionate for providing the most rigorous and creative design solutions, backed up by exceptional customer service and friendly, caring people. Hoj Engineering’s goal is to extend the boundaries of modern material handling and logistics, one customer at a time.
Hoj Engineering specializes in internal logistic design, space utilization, productivity and process improvement studies, and app driven inventory management solutions. The company provides support to the distribution, fulfillment, and manufacturing industries throughout the United States. Some of their satisfied customers include Sparkle in Pink, Pitman Creek Wholesale, Backcountry.com, and CampSaver.com. Contact Hoj Engineering at http://www.hoj.net/contact-us/.
Company Name: Hoj Engineering
Contact Person: Tim Hoj
Phone: 801- 938-7282
Address:3960 South 500 West
City: Salt Lake City
Country: United States