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Figured I'd share some work pics. Two to be precise. Here is where I do temp work in a 'materials handling capacity'. Said terminology covers a lot of ground.

These are paper rolls used in printing. Books, magazines, stuff like that. We get several 18 wheeler loads of them every day. Each roll usually weighs about 2,300 lbs. On the other side of the rolls are other aisles of rolls. This is one of the wider paths through them. Wide enough for forklifts to zip down. There are some spaces between the stacks wide enough to squeeze into. Sometimes at the end of the space there may be a little alcove where people go to hide. Not supposed to, but humans do stuff like that. Kind of dangerous to squeeze into one of those places though because forklifts race down both sides in both directions and careen around corners and some of the bottom rolls bear collision marks and sometimes when nudged the whole column can shift sideways or even topple one of the top rolls. When you see or hear that happen, run away. Sometimes a bouncing roll can also bring down the next stack, then you have a whole bunch of one ton bowling balls dropping out of the sky and going every which way. You learn to keep one eye on the top rolls when you hear, but don't see the forklift on the other side and also to keep an eye out for a safe spot to dodge big rolling things.

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This is a typical parts rack (in the back behind the white crates). We have lots of them scattered about. During the day, two or three times a day really, someone will have to go up one of them and get a replacement part for some press or another. Once upon a time the dream was each press or embossing machine or laminating machine would have it's own parts rack near it. Then they moved the machines and stuff for anything can now be found just about every where except the rack it is supposed to be on. Ideally to get a part you ride a scissors lift up to the shelf you want. However, not only is there a problem there (busted lift), there would in this case be no capability for the lift apparatus to get close. An alternative when a part is on a skid is to use a forklift to get the skid. Again, there may not be enough room. The solution is some person plays Jungle Jim and climbs the shelving to see if the needed part is where it is supposed to be. We will figure out how to get it down after we confirm the needed part is really up there. Could be it is on one of the other shelfs on the other side of the warehouse. :)

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Comments (9)

namaron
i drove for 8 yrs hauling those rolls of paper,,,,(tractor trailer)
Ken_19
LoL, Nam sometimes we get so many of them there are 4 or 5 trailers told go away and come back later because we have no more room for them. This aisles stack is short cause the roof there is low. I have seen them stacked 6 or 7 high and when a fork lift smashes or backs into the bottom roll and the stack wobbles and the top roll moves out a foot, everyone near just holds their breath. wow
namaron
i used to picked them up on staten island...10feet tall sometimes..even those small ones showing there are heavy...theyre mostly used to make cardboard....on staten island they take bales of scrap paper..and thats what they end up with..what you have there..
123butterflies
Wow could you imagine if that went up in flames wow not good sad flower
virgosingle
yes the toasted marshmallows would taste great ....banana
Ken_19
LoL, there is a sprinkler system. Smoking is prohibited in there of course. Recall the occasional alcoves between the stacks I mentioned. They come and go as rolls are added or removed. Sometimes cigarette butts have been found on the ground where the alcoves were. There are chemicals too, some flammable. I suspect the local FD would just evacuate the area and wait a few days before doing more. I know that would be my approach to those stacks of rolls and tanks of chemicals.

Nam, yeah even the smallest rolls can go 800 lbs. They usually put them on top of the bigger rolls. The red in the photo is a roll that was so badly damaged by an earlier collision that a (red) metal support shield has been placed to buttress the support of the upper rolls. We have many like that. Especially at aisle intersections where one speeding forklift will dodge a forklift going the other way. Bump. The yellow is a (cracked) plastic buttress around one of the roof supports. Usually both the red and yellow shields bear evidence of many subsequent collisions.
Ken_19
Thinking it through.., for the ceiling mounted sprinkler system 50 feet up to self activate, the flames would probably already have to be 20 feet high at least. Might be a little late by then. laugh
Zeurich
What are those cylinders? confused
Ken_19
"These are paper rolls used in printing."

Gotta read the text dear. comfort

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