Chemicals and Plastics

Critical Challenges for Chemicals and Plastics Industries

Manufacturing doesn’t slow down for volatile materials requiring special handling. The additional challenge of employee turnover makes training and safety a larger problem for the Chemicals and Plastics industries. Damage and downtime take on new meaning working with materials that have differing levels of stability and variable shelf lives. Finding the right equipment to move materials safely and securely should be at the top of the priority list for these manufacturers.

Considerations for Chemicals and Plastics

Warehouses and plants should be aware of these key challenges associated with chemicals and plastics:

  • Highly Regulated Safety – OHSA requirements and federal regulations are put in place to protect employees from dangerous spills and damage. Selecting equipment that works with these safeguards keeps workers safe and provides a second layer of protection for the daily hazards of many warehouse environments.
  • Workforce Retention – Training employees to learn about the unique challenges in the chemicals and plastics industry becomes a hazard itself with high turnover and lackluster retention. Finding solutions to support skilled workers in the jobs that they do, by promoting a safe and productive workflow, becomes a priority for plants and warehouses.
  • Sustainability – Protecting the environment becomes a part of a sustainability plan, where safety protocols in chemicals and plastics can be just as important as a smaller carbon footprint. Utilizing equipment preventing hazardous accidents, that are also efficient and sustainable, makes a huge environmental impact. 
  • Tight Spaces – Using the warehouse or plant space available for operations may not offer an optimal area for storage and transportation of materials. Finding the best equipment for the job, safely, can open up additional opportunities to store materials vertically or even reduce the footprint for materials handling and loading.

Trusted Solutions with Black Equipment

The nature of the chemicals and plastics industry requires working with vendors that understand the importance of safety and reliability. Black Equipment has been an established and trusted partner in materials handling for over 50 years. We have 10 locations ready to provide any industry with the tools and resources necessary to meet the unique needs of every facility.

EX Explosion Proof Forklifts

Double down on safety selecting equipment that safeguards employees with prevention of ignition, stability, and operator-assisted features. Choosing the right tools for the job makes operator performance more productive while being protected.

Walkie Pallet Trucks

The ultimate in efficient transport and replenishment, the walkie pallet is loaded with smart features to keep costs low and increase productivity. Easy maneuverability makes this the choice for flexibility in loading and unloading.

Reach Trucks

Make retrieval and replenishment effortless with a tool considered the workhorse of operations. This low cost option moves more with less, showcasing high visibility with ergonomic ease.

Support When and Where You Need It

Black Equipment does more than just supply equipment. Our customer support is unparalleled. Always prepared to meet your needs quickly, we are a customer-focused, family-owned dealership that can pivot with you to solve any problem.

Our customers can take advantage of our preventative maintenance programs, extensive parts inventory, and even our maintenance technicians to keep fleets up and running with little to no downtime.

We even offer our Premier Fleet service & online portal to keep needed Service and Repair information at your fingertips, 24/7.

We Solve for Chemical and Plastic Industry Pain Points

Our customer-centered approach is at the heart of our operations. Contact Black Equipment today and let us provide a customized solution for your warehouse.