Friday, August 26, 2016

There's Nothing Wrong with Silver!

Today we're taking a look at our second most popular shelving line. That's right, we're talking about that oh-so-popular, immaculately designed, internationally renowned, five-time Oscar nominee: the Speedi-BILT®!

Alright, that might have been a slight exaggeration. We don't really operate outside of the states. In all seriousness, the Speedi-BILT is a powerful shelving unit made popular by its simplicity. The only required components? Beams and posts. Even better, the Speedi-BILT offers a tremendous amount of uninterrupted storage volume. This makes it a favorite of those who need space to effectively organize bulky items, but seek to avoid the hassle of more intricate units.

There's no need for premium hardware like compression clips or special tools when it comes to assembling this multipurpose unit. Because the beams' rivets snap neatly into place on the slotted angle posts, you can expect to use nothing more than a mallet and screwdriver to erect the Speedi-BILT. Larger units are exclusively constructed using double-rivet beams and channels for added load-bearing strength. When necessary, support ties are added to complete the base structure. Shelves composed of particle board or similar materials are then installed to finish the assembly.

Depending on a number of factors, namely whether you've elected to use single or double rivet beams, the Speedi-BILT can handle capacities ranging from 200 to 1,000 pounds. The sheer versatility of this unit all but guarantees that we're continuously learning about new applications for it. While additional storage and reorganization are obviously the most common, our customers have also employed the Speedi-BILT to solve issues related to rotating inventories and storage flow. If you've been searching for space-saving, economical storage, you can breathe easy. You've found the Speedi-BILT.

Check in after a couple of weeks to learn more about our least well-known, but nonetheless unbelievably useful, line!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Expanding Upwards

Give me an M! Give me an E! Give me a Z! Give me, uh, another Z! Ah forget it, you know where this is going. Let's talk about mezzanines.

You may have only encountered the word as it relates to theater seating, but fear not. We here at Bilt are well versed in the art of industrial mezzanine design. While most popular with our customers in the automotive service industries, the only constraint on mezzanine applications is your imagination (and your budget, of course). We've certainly found quite a few uses for our own!

It's likely that you'll only build a mezzanine once in the lifetime of your business. Initiating that sort of project is never painless, and we understand the trepidation that accompanies such an undertaking. However, we promise that you won't be disappointed should you give us the chance to put some of those fears to rest. When you partner with us, you immediately gain access to skilled professionals with encyclopedic knowledge of mezzanine conception and construction. Our efforts from this point onward will be dedicated to providing you with economical, efficient systems that cater to your unique spatial requirements. What may have once seemed insurmountable will quickly prove to be nothing more than the next stage in your business' evolution.

If you'd like an evaluation of your basic mezzanine requirements, contact your Bilt sales representative. Their findings will be sent to our factory engineering staff, who will then provide you with a survey and recommendation. Know that, while we encourage you to consider other options, it is our opinion that no pre-cut assembly will able to effectively solve your industrial challenges. Besides, who wouldn't rather have a system created expressly for their specific requirements and safety concerns? You won't even have to break the bank! We hold our costs to a minimum by using standardized, production-line components.

Interested? Of course you are! You can thank us for the advice whenever. Stop by again for more information on who we are and what we do!

Friday, June 24, 2016

KBII? What's that?

My, aren't you inquisitive! You're fortunate that we're here to indulge your interest in industrial shelving.

The Klip-BILT II®, affectionately referred to as the "KBII" by those in the know, may well be the finest line of compression clip shelving on the market. If that strikes you as arrogant, you're probably unfamiliar with Bilt. We sincerely believe that we're the best in the industry and, much as we value humility, we don't believe in lying for its sake.

Unconvinced? Just keep reading.

Combining rugged industrial strength with powerful ease of assembly, the KBII is unrivaled in its ability to solve multifarious storage issues. Optimized for both open and closed shelving, this unit comes equipped with strongbox front posts that free up space and bolster its load-bearing capabilities.

Lickety-Klip (eh? eh? get it?) shelf clips secure each corner and allow for effortless reconfiguration. Sturdy, dependable compression clips, these little devils can be readily deployed at whatever height you desire and, as they're independent of those in adjacent units, can be adjusted without hassle. Shelves can be assembled and reorganized quickly using four clips and nothing else; no bolts or tools are required.

After settling on a basic post and shelf arrangement, dividers and drawers can then be added to suit your needs. From there you decide on whether you want an open or closed configuration. The former employs side and back cross braces, the latter side panels, back panels, and, if requested, doors. Need something a bit more customized? Though we can't make any guarantees, we'd be more than happy to explore your options.

If you're still having doubts about the KBII's capabilities (or our own), we encourage you to contact us. We're confident that we can eliminate any remaining reservations once we have the opportunity to speak with you.

Check back in within a couple of weeks for the scoop on another equally impressive shelving line!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Bilt History 101

Welcome to the inaugural post for Bilt's blog! In today's class we'll be briefly exploring the history of Belton's own premiere shelving manufacturer. I know, I know, pretty exciting stuff, just try to keep it together yeah?

Bilt Industries, Inc. arrived on the scene in late 2004 when it purchased the Klip-BILT II® and Quick-BILT® shelving lines from the Frick-Gallagher Manufacturing Company. Designed at inception to be the leanest viable business in the shelving industry, Bilt's structure allows for rapid adjustments so as to insulate its customers from market forces. The only way to fully achieve this objective, however, was to invest capital in technology that would drive down costs, yet elevate product standards. And that's just what Bilt did.

Galvanized by a stalwart business model, Bilt immediately began carving out a place for itself. It has since proven more than capable of preserving the high quality specification that Frick-Gallagher first offered over 70 years ago. The fledgling company proved so successful, in fact, that by 2007 it had already introduced a new line of box shelves. An impressive rate of growth continued to afford Bilt opportunities to diversify. As the decade drew to a close, this manifested in the launch of both an HD modular drawer line and mezzanine construction services.

Today, Bilt Industries has two state-of-the-art roll formers, modernized tooling, and a painting process, known as powder coating, that mitigates its environmental impact. With a new 40,000 sq ft. corporate office/distribution center in the greater Kansas City area, there really isn't anywhere to go but up.

Anyway, hopefully you now have a better idea about who we are and where we've been. Be sure to keep checking back for posts discussing our product lines, trade show plans, and lord knows what else. We'll try to make it as entertaining as possible moving forward!