Versatility

Wraps standard, oversized and irregularly shaped loads with no weight restrictions.

Tri-State Fabricators
Improve Fabricated Parts Assembly Shipment Efficiency with Orbital Stretch Wrap Equipment from Yellow Jacket

Productivity makeover cuts pack-to-ship costs and delivers proven ROI

Hear Jack in his own words and read the full Tri-State story, maybe you'll get a good idea of how Yellow Jacket can deliver proven ROI to your operation.

Challenges:

  • Eliminating shipping department bottlenecks
  • Reducing ergonomic-related worker injuries
  • Reducing excessive labor costs and shipping time

Solutions:

Results:

Jack Deimling, Tri-State shipping manager, “Before Yellow Jacket we were doing about 30 pallets a day of odd-shaped loads. Now we're doing about 80 or 90 a day. The system has already paid for itself in labor savings alone.”

“If we had purchased any other type of stretch-wrap system — even up to three standard systems — it wouldn’t have solved our problems. With the Yellow Jacket 110 stretch-wrapper, you leave the building knowing that every load is going to be safe and that you’ve done it right the first time.”

— Jack Deimling, Shipping Manager for Tri-State Fabricators, Cincinnati, Ohio

A productivity makeover can cut pack-to-ship costs by more than two-thirds. Deimling explains that nearly two years ago, the department was using a three-person packing crew – one person on the forklift and two people to wrap the load. "The forklift operator would have to stop everything, find two people pull them off their jobs, so they could take up 20 minutes to wrap one load. This was costly, time consuming and very inefficient. With the new stretch-wrap system, one person can do the job of three.”

“Before the Yellow Jacket we were doing only about 30 pallets a day. Now, we’re doing 80 to 90 pallets each day, and I can turn a truck in about 15 minutes. Before, it would take nearly an hour…”

— Jack Deimling, Shipping Manager for Tri-State Fabricators, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio

“With both job shop and long-term contract work, [Tri-State Fabricators] services small businesses to large corporations in a variety of market segments. Its focus on versatility results in load sizes of all shapes, dimensions and weights. ‘We ship parts that are the size of a quarter all the way up to lengths of 18-feet. No matter what size or shape of load, I have to make sure that the product remains safely on the pallet throughout shipment.”’

— Jack Deimling, Shipping Manager for Tri-State Fabricators

“Every load is protected from costly damage due to shifting and sliding. Orbital stretch-wrapping also prevents load contamination from dust and debris. We want a zero return rate. That’s how you remain profitable. We’ve discovered a great way to safely package and ship, as well as eliminating returns.”

— Jack Deimling, Shipping Manager for Tri-State Fabricators, Cincinnati, Ohio

“With our old hand-wrapping methods, the forklift would go up and down and there would be people underneath that pallet trying to wrap it. When the Yellow Jacket pallet wrapper came along, it was our answer to getting workers out and away from these moving pallets, and preventing serious accidents.”

“We’ve not had any worker’s compensation claims for this process since we’ve started using the Yellow Jacket, and we don’t anticipate any.”

— Jack Deimling, Shipping Manager for Tri-State Fabricators, Cincinnati, Ohio

“Before the Yellow Jacket we were doing only about 30 pallets a day. Now, we’re doing 80 to 90 pallets each day, and I can turn a truck in about 15 minutes. Before, it would take nearly an hour…”

— Jack Deimling, Shipping Manager for Tri-State Fabricators, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio

“The system has already paid for itself in labor costs savings alone,” With the new stretch-wrap system, less fuel and maintenance is required for forklift operation. ‘When you look at what we save by no longer purchasing additional pallets, less forklift fuel and maintenance, major manpower cuts, and the ability to get far more out the door, it all adds up.’ Tri-State Fabricators Vice-President of Sales, Rick Vogt, calculates that it took less than six months to realize a complete return on investment.”

— Jack Deimling, Shipping Manager for Tri-State Fabricators, Cincinnati, Ohio


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Staber Industries
Yellow Jacket’s Unique Orbital Stretch Wrap Machines Cost Effectively Secure Odd Shaped Pallets & Powder Coated Parts

Contract fabricator triples productivity/delivers proven ROI

Hear Bill in his own words and read the complete Staber story, maybe you'll get a good idea of how Yellow Jacket can deliver proven ROI to your operation.

Challenges:

  • Damage free shipments of “slippery”, odd-shaped loads
  • Reducing banding-related worker injuries
  • Reducing excessive labor costs and shipping time

Solutions:

  • Yellow Jacket 87M Manual Orbital Stretch-Wrapper
  • Eliminated product damage in shipping
  • Eliminated banding/ergonomic injuries
  • Tripled pack-to-ship productivity
  • Delivered PROVEN ROI ($1000 savings per week!)

Results:

Bill Staber, President, “Our old wrapping method took two guys 15 minutes to prep a load. With Yellow Jacket it takes one guy five minutes. We get more product out the door."

“Steel banding was definitely a two-man operation…Now with the Yellow Jacket 110, we have nearly tripled our pack-to-ship productivity and we need only one man to prepare the load for shipment. Out two-man operation used to take 15 minutes per pallet. Now our one-man operation takes under five minutes per load. The Yellow Jacket 110 is a big plus in getting more product out the door.”

— Bill Staber, President of Staber Industries, Groveport, Ohio

“On the powder coat side of our business, there are no 12-inch-square products stacked four-wide and six-high on a skid. We handle all different shapes and sizes. Things that are almost impossible to strap down, such as wrought iron railing, fencing and gates; and the circular, wraparound valences for gas pumps… Traditional methods simply tie the parts together, while this orbital technology locks the products down to the pallet, which acts as the foundation."

— Bill Staber, President of Staber Industries, Groveport, Ohio

The Yellow Jacket 110 features a wrap tension that adjusts easily to provide arange of film stretch, which can secure cargo of any dimension, weight or shape.

"Every load is protected from costly damage due to shifting and sliding. Orbital stretch-wrapping also prevents load contamination from dust and debris. We want a zero return rate. That’s how you remain profitable. We’ve discovered a great way to safely package and ship, as well as eliminating returns."

— Bill Staber President of Staber Industries, Groveport, Ohio

“Although Staber Industries is currently dedicating the system to one shipping area, the Yellow Jacket 110 is designed for portability. The model 87-M can be moved easily, on locking casters, throughout an operation and can be plugged into any 110-volt outlet.”

— Bill Staber, President of Staber Industries, Groveport, Ohio

“When the Yellow Jacket 110 was delivered, it took all of 15 minutes to show everybody how to use it. It is extremely easy to operate."

— Bill Staber, President of Staber Industries, Groveport, Ohio

“Do the math, if it takes about five minutes for one man to pick up a pallet with the forklift, put the load into the stretch-wrap system, wrap it, and then put the secured load in the shipping area; based on 14 loads per day, that's 70 minutes of labor costs. With the old steel banding method, it took two men 15 minutes. That's 420 minutes or 7 hours of labor costs. Figuring labor at a round average of $20 per hour (including labor and benefit costs), as well as material usage, the new system allows us to save at least $180 per day or nearly $1,000 in labor costs per week."

— Bill Staber, President of Staber Industries, Groveport, Ohio


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