The Advantages of Using Industrial Shrink-Wrapping Machines

Shrink wrapping is one of the most versatile methods for shipping goods and materials. This plastic film shrinks tightly over objects of all sizes to be shipped locally, or even locations around the globe.  There are many advantages to using a shrink wrap machine while providing a cost-effective solution for your transporting needs. There are many factors to consider which industrial shrink-wrapping machines to suit your transportation and budget needs.


The main concern of shipping large or small objects is keeping the products or materials safe from breaking or being damaged. This strong binding film is weather-proof, which would prevent moisture and pollutants from seeping into materials which could cause damage. This film can also protect your equipment from the sun’s harmful rays.


Shrink-wrap that is applied properly can almost guarantee that your materials will arrive safely to your final destination, because of the strong binding material. This durable film is great for long distances without the worry of packaging tearing or breaking down.

Cost Savings

Because shrink-wrap is so versatile, large objects such as flat-beds or heavy machinery equipment can be wrapped all at once and ready to ship. This saves you a tremendous amount of time, for example, if you are packing up an entire warehouse or an office space. Shrink-wrapping is one of the best cost-effective solutions to save time and money, while alleviating the stress of transporting large objects.

Environmentally friendly

Not only is there a ton of bulky packaging out there, it can be bad for the environment. If you are eco-friendly, shrink-wrap is a great packing material that is recyclable. If you want to take it a step further, there is biodegradable shrink-wrap which is broken down and decomposed naturally now available on the market.


Planning on moving heavy machinery or equipment? Choose Adkins. Adkins, Inc uses a 7-mil industrial shrink-wrapping film to wrap our customer’s equipment prior to export crating or shipment upon request. By covering your equipment with this film, it can protect it from the sun’s rays for up to nine months. This film is waterproof as well as puncture and tear-resistant to ensure safe and secure shipping to your requested destination. We can also use tectyl-506 preservative on your equipment upon request to prevent dust, chemical and water erosion for overseas shipment and containerization.


Choosing the Right Heavy Equipment Company

Choosing the right company that checks off all the specific boxes needed to move your heavy equipment can be a tough one. There are several factors to be considered before choosing the company that offers the services you will need to provide the quickest, safest, and most cost-effective solution to your moving project.



Determine your needs, budget, and timeline to help ensure a smooth moving process. Often-times, a heavy machinery moving company can help you plan and execute your move, but it is necessary to define your needs before tackling a plan of action. Below are examples of how to determine which company is the best for your moving needs.



It is important to select a company who has all the capabilities to successfully move your equipment. Here is what to look for:

  • Resources: The very first thing to consider when choosing a moving company is if they can provide the appropriate resources and capabilities to suit your needs.
  • Type of machinery: Whether it’s moving a single machine or an entire manufacturing facility, the company you choose must provide the capability and resources to get the job done.
  • Research companies that provide a wide variety of moving options. Some companies can also dismantle, move, reassemble, level and anchor your machinery.



How can you make sure the company you may select is experienced in this industry? Below are a few factors to consider:

  • Knowledgeable: You will want someone who is an expert in the moving industry. Any question or concern you have should be addressed with confidence and the skill set to solve your problems.
  • Proven track record: Has the company been in business for very long? Research the history of the company and moving projects they previously completed. Odds are, if the company has a stable history with successful projects, they are reputable and experienced.
  • Testimonials: Does the company have testimonials and reviews listed on their website? Look for a proven track record of successful projects and positive reviews of the company’s services.



Ensuring your equipment arrives safely to your destination is a critical component of the moving process. Here is a run-down of standard OSHA safety precautions to make sure the company you are considering follows:

  • Ensure that all operators have been trained on the equipment they will use
  • Check vehicles at the beginning of each shift to ensure that the parts, equipment, and accessories are in safe operating condition. Repair or replace any defective parts or equipment prior to use
  • Ensure that vehicles used to transport workers have seats, with operable seat belts, firmly secured and adequate for the number of workers to be carried
  • Equipment should have roll-over protection and protection from falling debris hazards as needed

When deciding on the right heavy machinery company for you, there are several things to consider mentioned above. Adkins Inc can do all of these things for you.

Common Issues In Warehousing Management

One of the biggest challenges of warehouse management is running at maximum efficiency while cutting costs, keeping your laborers happy, and customers satisfied. Below are some common issues you may run into while managing a warehouse, and the key components to solve those inefficiencies to improve overall operations.

Poor use of Space

No matter the size of the facility, if the space is not utilized to its potential, there can be a major inefficiency with laborers locating stock. Hot stock items that sell fast should be located closest to the loading dock and transportation vehicles in the facility so workers can spend less time walking to stock items. Inventory that is not pulled as frequently should be placed in the back of the warehouse. Organization is also key to maximize your space and for pickers to find inventory quickly and easily. For example, instead of horizontally shelving stock, vertically shelve items to provide more room for inventory and for pickers locate those items easier. Also, each space of the facility should be clearly labeled when new inventory comes in to be placed in the proper location so items aren’t lost or miscounted for when stocking shelves.

Inventory Issues

Inaccurate inventory is a huge problem that drives slower production times and could potentially lead into a late delivery to the customer. To avoid this problem, automated inventory tools need to be utilized in the facility. Poor inventory programs will inevitably result in product loss, decreased profits, and customer dissatisfaction. With the proper tools in place, all inventory will be accounted for, and production will be maximized.

Frequent employee errors

Identifying frequent and excessive mistakes by employees could make a huge improvement with overall operations. First and foremost, have management create weekly detailed reports of employee mistakes and issues that slow down production time. By identifying the problem first, you can get a grasp of where things are going wrong and solve these issues with the employees. Proper routine training for employees is vital when managing any facility. This small step can increase productivity time and in turn can lead to happier customers.

Whether your facility is big or small, the challenge remains the same: running at maximum efficiency while keeping all parties happy. Undoubtedly, this is a difficult task to achieve, but with the solutions listed above, this can definitely be achieved. If you are looking for warehousing services, Adkins Inc can help.  Our warehousing services include outside storage as well as 71,000 square feet of inside storage space. Our location provides easy access to all major highways in and out of Louisville to ensure prompt delivery of your equipment or machinery. We also provide temporary or long-term storage for any equipment at our location prior to shipment.


Forklifts: Rent or Buy?

There are a number of advantages and disadvantages on deciding to rent or buy equipment. Whether you will be needing to use the equipment short-term or long-term, there are many options to consider depending on your needs. This guide should help you decide whether you should rent, lease, or buy equipment.



The best advantages to renting equipment is low up-front costs and flexibility. If there is an uptick in demand, renting provides the flexibility to have a fast turn-around during production. Renting more equipment during high demand could potentially improve productivity with workers, thus providing a quicker turn-around and happier customers. Flexibility with renting provides the option of short-term or long-term use. Renting is usually costlier in the long run, but the benefits could potentially outweigh those expenses incurred.



Leasing is very similar to actually owning the equipment without the hassle of maintaining the equipment or incurring extra repair costs. Leasing gives you access to the most up-to-date and top of the line equipment. If you anticipate the value of your equipment will decrease over time, leasing would be a great option. Disadvantages to leasing include interest charges, which would likely make the final cost more than what you could have paid for the equipment with cash up front. You are also obligated to pay for this equipment for a certain time frame, which could be a problem, for example, if your lease was for 12 months and operations ended at 9 months.



If you plan on using the forklift over a long period of time, such as over 10 years, and anticipate little maintenance costs, this may be the best option. Most likely, little maintenance costs are due to using the equipment infrequently, as the more you use the equipment, the more likely maintenance issues and other costs will arise. The biggest disadvantage to owning equipment is the high up-front cost of the purchase. If you are the owner of your equipment, precautions must be made to make sure you meet all safety and maintenance requirements to prevent accidents in the workplace.



Whether you want to rent, lease, or buy equipment – there are several advantages and disadvantages to consider for each option. We hope this guide will steer you in the right direction based on your needs.

Thinking about renting? Adkins, Inc offers our customers the option to rent our forklifts. We provide daily rentals from our fleet of forklifts ranging from 5,000 lbs. to 60,000 lbs. for any size job. Adkins has on site forklifts from Hyster, Toyota, Caterpillar, Versa-Lift just to name a few. For pricing please fill out the Request Quote form.

Frequent Challenges of Equipment Transportation

Moving heavy equipment from one location to the next is not an easy task. Whether you are moving heavy equipment a long distance, or only a few miles away, there are many factors to consider to ensure a smooth process.

Poor planning

Choosing the right type of trailer can be tricky when planning your move. The type of trailer you will need, whether standard or specialized, depends on the size of equipment. Oversized loads will most likely require permits to travel.  Getting from point A to point B involves extensive research. Researching road conditions is critical to reaching your destination safely with no issues. There are multiple road safety issues that can be overlooked when traveling such as poor pavement, bridge construction, inadequate capacity, and many other safety hazards. Make sure to weather proof your equipment to withstand harsh weather conditions such as extreme heat, wind, and rain as well. You also may need research if there is a certain amount of insurance is required to transport certain equipment, or if you need to add extra coverage.


Lack of skilled personnel

The last thing you need to stress about is costly damaged equipment. A major challenge while moving heavy equipment is preventing damage while safely transporting goods and equipment.  The goal is to have your equipment to arrive safely and on time to your desired destination. Choosing a moving company you can trust with the skills and knowledge to handle your equipment properly is key for a smooth and efficient moving process.  There is heavy-haul equipment specifically designed to move over-sized and large items. Finding skilled personnel to safely handle this equipment is a challenge in itself. is important to research for companies who are trained with the risks and challenges and take proper care of equipment to prevent damage or unnecessary issues.


Poor planning and unskilled professionals could potentially jeopardize your moving process. Researching all your bases beforehand can reduce costs and allow your equipment to arrive to your destination safely. If you are looking for an equipment moving company you can trust, choose Adkins, Inc. We are prepared to meet all of your international and national logistical needs. We are entirely capable with our facilities, specialized equipment and overall experience to provide the quickest, safest and most cost-effective solution to your project. Call us today for a free estimate, so we can put over 85 years of combined experience to work for you.