Bring knowledge, help and hope to the peopple of the world

OM Ships International, Florence SC

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OM Ships International is the organization behind Logos Hope, an ocean-going ship whose goal it is to bring knowledge, help and hope to the people of the world. The organization fulfills this purpose by supplying vital literature resources through its ships that have visited over 450 different ports in more than 150 countries and territories and welcomed over 44 million visitors on board since 1970.

Through its Florence, south Carolina distribution center it not only ensures the supply of literature to the ships, but also runs a sizeable online bookstore and wholesale operation for discounted books that are distributed within the United States and throughout the world.

META CLIP shelving system

Just two building blocks (frame & shelf) can be used to build complex rows and quickly expand the current system with increasing capacity needs.

Project details

Object: OM Ships Warehouse
META products installed: META CLIP shelving system
META MULTIPAL pallet racking

The task

A recently-completed new warehouse addition increases OM Ships' total capacity by 24,000 square feet and allowed them to consolidate the warehousing operations to one location. By equipping the new warehouse with our META MULTIPAL pallet racking system and our META CLIP shelving system the capacity and efficiency increased substantially from their previous floor location set-up. The META MULTIPAL pallet racks offer 1,590 pallet spaces for boxed and palletized products. Our META CLIP shelving system with a footprint of only 1,086 square feet offers storage space of over 4,200 square feet with a total number of 648 shelves, which gives OM Ships plenty of space for non-boxed products and fast turning, small order items.

The great flexibility of our META products allows OM Ships to quickly adjust the planned staging area of 493 square feet in size to meet current and future handling needs.

META MULTIPAL pallet racking

The upright protectors at the entrance of each pallet rack run provide the required protection for pallet rack frames in a busy handling environment.

Customer statement

"It has been a joy to work with the META group from design to implementation. The quality and versatility of the shelves and racks allowed for quick installation and is just what we were looking for. META's staff helped us through the entire project and provided quick response to all our questions. META Storage Solutions came through for us on this project and we will definitely use them again in the future."

Peter Rau - Project Manager for OM Ships International

The wire decks are an excellent accessory for additional security when storing pallets and give you the option to also store non-palletized products.