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BHS Inc. Offers Trench Lid Lifter for Safer Access to Utility Trenches

BHS, Inc., a leading manufacturer of material handling equipment, now offers a Trench Lid Lifter (TLL-300) designed to access trenches with covers featuring pick holes or grates. Utility trench access has long been associated with risk of injury; lifting concrete and metal lids can lead to musculoskeletal disorders, while a dropped lid can break fingers, toes, and worse. The BHS TLL-300 significantly reduces these risks while making access easier and more efficient. Ergonomic features include comfortable grips, an adjustable handle, and low-force lifting capability. “A lot of the lid lifters you see on the market grasp lids at the lip, requiring clearance at the edge,” said Melissa Bowen of BHS marketing. “Or, worse, they’re just hooks that place all the… Continue Reading

BHS, Inc. Releases Parallel Reel Payout Trailer for Bulk Cable Pulls

BHS, Inc. a leading provider of electrical material handling equipment, now offers a portable, turnkey solution for large-scale cable pulls at construction sites and other high-volume electrical installations. The Parallel Reel Payout Trailer (PRP-TRL) mounts two or three swiveling, high-capacity Parallel Reel Payouts on a 14- to 24-foot trailer, ready for hauling and instant payout. “Material handling takes time away from actual installation,” said Melissa Bowen of BHS marketing. “With the PRP-TRL, we’re cutting down on unnecessary labor to make every cable installation much more efficient.” The PRP-TRL is available in any of three models: The PRP-TRL-14 includes two swiveling Parallel Reel Payouts (PRP) on a 14-foot trailer; The PRP-TRL-22 expands to three PRPs and a 22-foot trailer; and the… Continue Reading

Why Retailers May Need to Prepare for an Early Holiday Shopping Season (And Some Ideas for How to Do It)

The 2019 peak retail season may begin earlier than usual — and that’s important news for retailers, logistics operators, and shippers across the United States. Two unusual market conditions are colliding to create this unique situation: retailers’ perceptions of overly high inventories (leading to less replenishment) and consumer reaction to news of increasing tariffs. If consumers rush to beat price increases, they could end up depleting inventories much faster than usual, and at an earlier date. That, in turn, could lead to low inventories right during the heart of the typical peak shopping season. Admittedly, this is a guess — but business owners in the consumer goods supply chain will be better off preparing for an earlier peak than being… Continue Reading

BHS, Inc. Releases Exclusive Mobile App for Dealers and End-Users

July 14, 2019 — St. Louis, MO — BHS, Inc., a leading manufacturer of material handling equipment, battery room solutions, and electrical equipment, has joined the app revolution. The St. Louis-based company’s new mobile app, BHS Optima, launches Jul. 14, and will be available for download from the Apple App Store, the Android Google Play Store, and the BHS website, [https://eu.bhs1global.com/media-library/bhs-optima/]. “BHS Optima is really a one-stop shop for everything BHS,” said Melissa Bowen of BHS Marketing. “Dealers can find all the sales tools they’ll ever need in one place, while end-users can use the app to stay in contact with BHS Technical Support 24/7.” The app features an easy-to-use interface that guides users to resources for sales, service, and… Continue Reading

BHS, Inc. Releases Dyna Reel Platforms to Simplify Storage and Handling of Cable Reels

July 9, 2019 — St. Louis, MO — BHS, Inc., a leading provider of material handling equipment for the electrical industry, is offering a new, low-cost solution for storing, filling, and paying out cable reels. The Dyna Reel Platform (DRP) stores bulk cable reels on a bed of steel rollers, allowing users to smoothly pull product without moving reels. Users who need more mobility can choose the Dyna Reel Platform Attachment (DRPA), a similar product that fits onto lift truck forks or pallet jacks. Both options provide new opportunities for compact storage and quick, ergonomic access in industries that depend on cable reels, including suppliers, construction electricians, and telecommunications providers. “Our customers were looking for a way to store fully… Continue Reading

BHS, Inc. Celebrates 40 Years of Service in 2019

Over the past 40 years, BHS, Inc. has grown from a regional Midwestern producer of industrial/traction battery stands to a global material-handling powerhouse. As the company celebrates its 40th anniversary, here’s a look back on how that growth occurred — and how BHS leadership plans to keep it going. The Origins of BHS, Inc. in the Industrial Battery Industry Marty Huber got his start as a dealer with an inventory of industrial batteries and a single employee. His desk was an unmounted door straddling two 55-gallon drums. “It was makeshift,” Marty said. Huber faced challenges in those early days. Interest rates hovered north of 20 percent, for one thing. And Huber was young for the industry, still in his early… Continue Reading

Connect With BHS, Inc. at ProMat 2019

Apr. 8-11, 2019 — Chicago, IL — A team from BHS, Inc., a leading provider of material handling equipment and forklift battery room solutions, will attend the ProMat 2019 trade show, April 8-11, in Chicago. ProMat attendees can schedule a face-to-face meeting with BHS representatives by calling 1.800.BHS.9500. “ProMat is our chance to connect with colleagues, distributors, and clients in the industries we serve,” said Kelly Buatte, Corporate Strategy & Business Development Manager at BHS. “We’re excited to get out there and talk about how we can all run more efficient manufacturing and logistics operations.” The BHS team will be available to discuss their growing lines of productivity-enhancing material handling products. They also hope to learn about the toughest challenges… Continue Reading

TT-978: Battery Room Safety – Signage & Posting

Clear, concise warning signs prevent accidents, alert staff of potential dangers, and contribute to a safe and well-run warehouse. According to several safety agencies signage is also a requirement to comply with federal regulations. BHS provides Signage and Posting that can be purchased as a kit or individually to ensure compliance. Description: The Occupational Health and Safety Administration states: “Caution signs shall be used only to warn against potential hazards or to caution against unsafe practices. All employees shall be instructed that caution signs indicate a possible hazard against which proper precaution should be taken. Safety instruction signs shall be used where there is a need for general instructions and suggestions relative to safety measures.” (OSHA 29 CFR 1910.145(c)(2-3)) The… Continue Reading

Eliminate Supply Chain Bottlenecks at Distribution Centers

Supply chain bottlenecks can slam the brakes on a booming economy, say economic analysts. Currently, market capacity is limited by a shortage in labor; there simply aren’t enough truck drivers on the road to move goods in sufficient quantity. However, the shipping industry is responding. Trucking firms are offering pay hikes and hiring bonuses in an effort to attract new drivers. These efforts could pay off sometime in 2019, say some experts. If they do, distribution centers need to be ready to operate as efficiently as possible to avoid becoming the next big supply chain bottleneck. Here are some changes every distribution center can make to ensure the quick flow of goods and materials throughout the supply chain. Start by… Continue Reading

BHS, Inc. Turns Attention to the Dock with Versatile Ramps

October 29, 2018 — St. Louis, MO — BHS, Inc., a leading provider of material handling solutions, is bringing its experience with forklifts from the battery room to the dock. The Midwestern manufacturer has recently begun offering two ready-to-use ramps, designed for extra dock-to-ground and ground-to-trailer access for lift trucks and personnel alike. “Back in 1979, we started manufacturing battery handling equipment for forklift fleets,” said Melissa Bowen, of BHS Marketing. “We’re using that expertise to make a safer, more adaptable set of ramps designed for warehouse docks.” The BHS collection of dock equipment currently includes a Dock Ramp (DR) and a Yard Ramp (YR), each designed to integrate seamlessly into existing infrastructure. The DR-model ramp creates a shallow slope… Continue Reading