Material Handling

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Busi­ness­es across all indus­tries must reg­u­lar­ly man­age, trans­port, col­lect, store, and sell var­i­ous mate­ri­als to keep their oper­a­tion run­ning. In a per­fect world, these mate­ri­als could be instant­ly tele­port­ed from one loca­tion to anoth­er even between short dis­tances. But until such a break­through in tech­nol­o­gy aris­es, we are bound to our cur­rent under­stand­ing of physics. Mov­ing some­thing from point A to point B requires work, whether per­formed by employ­ees, machines, or both. Of course, these haul­ing ser­vices don’t come free, so opti­miza­tion is key. The Budd Group’s mate­r­i­al han­dling ser­vices are designed to improve a facility’s over­all effi­cien­cy while also increas­ing safe­ty.

What is Mate­r­i­al Handling?

Mate­r­i­al han­dling describes the process or process­es used to haul objects small dis­tances, whether inside a facil­i­ty itself or to and from a deliv­ery vehi­cle. This includes process­es like stock­ing shelves and trash removal. Because a busi­ness’ mate­ri­als are valu­able and some­times frag­ile, a mate­r­i­al han­dling sys­tem also fac­tors in meth­ods for pro­tec­tion, safe­ty, con­trol, and prop­er stor­age of these items. In oth­er words, mate­r­i­al han­dling isn’t just about mov­ing things, but mov­ing things in a smart, safe, and effi­cient man­ner. Mate­r­i­al han­dling plays an impor­tant role in most indus­tri­al and com­mer­cial facil­i­ties. If a busi­ness can­not eas­i­ly move prod­ucts around or store them in a sen­si­ble way, it will lose time, mon­ey, and put its employ­ees’ safe­ty at risk. Many indus­tri­al plants use auto­mat­ed sys­tems in con­junc­tion with man­u­al labor to han­dle its mate­ri­als, includ­ing con­vey­or belts and indus­tri­al robots for var­i­ous appli­ca­tions. Addi­tion­al­ly, those in charge of cre­at­ing a mate­r­i­al han­dling sys­tem will adhere to key prin­ci­ples that ensure effi­cien­cy. Some of these prin­ci­ples include stan­dard­iza­tion, unit load, ergonom­ics, envi­ron­men­tal con­cerns, and life cycle costs.

Mate­ri­al­iz­ing a More Effi­cient Workplace

At The Budd Group, we under­stand that a busi­ness can­not reach its full poten­tial with­out effi­cient and safe solu­tions. We train and employ work­ers who can com­pe­tent­ly oper­ate a num­ber of mate­r­i­al han­dling machines, such as fork­lifts, pal­let trucks, pal­let jacks, trol­leys, and much more. Addi­tion­al­ly, our facil­i­ty main­te­nance solu­tions and clean­ing ser­vices will ensure that your work­place remains spot­less and san­i­tary so your work­ers can get the job done safe­ly and effec­tive­ly. Let us help you cre­ate and exe­cute a mate­r­i­al han­dling sys­tem that works for your oper­a­tional needs.

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Dane Slaughter, Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District

I have worked with The Budd Group since 2011, and I have been very pleased and impressed with their staff, account managers, and regional support they provide. They have been very prompt to respond if there is an issue with the janitorial services. They provide an exceptional service and understand the importance of greeting our passengers and guests to allow them to have a wonderful experience when traveling. I view their service as a partnership and count on them daily to deliver exceptional quality to our tenants, passengers, staff, and business partners.

Guy Harley, Wake Forest University Health Sciences

The Budd Group provides exceptional custodial services for our campus. We are grateful for their service to our patients, families, visitors, staff and faculty for over 40 years. The Budd Group is very responsive to our requests and needs, and we truly believe in their loyalty and commitment to our success.

Billy D. Smith, Kershaw County School District

I personally have had the best experience and relationship with The Budd Group. From their owner all the way to their day porters, they take great pride in representing the company name, and doing the best job they can. During these unprecedented pandemic times The Budd Group has been flexible and responsive to the changing needs our district has had in every way. With every firm that we have used there have been issues, but no firm has ever been as responsive, and as quick to fix whatever the issue may be as The Budd Group!

Nick Mincey, Orange County Schools

The Budd Group has gone above and beyond in providing custodial services to our district. Following a lengthy RFP process, we as a committee selected them to help our district achieve a new and rejuvenating approach to campus cleaning and facility care. We asked them to take on a difficult task of staffing, and preparing schools for the start of our school year with only 6 weeks of transition time. We all knew it would be difficult at best. However, with the help of their Human Resources department and successful hiring strategies, we were up and running by the time our Staff members began to enter the campuses for the school year.

Blaise Winch, Capsugel

The Budd Group has been providing services to Capsugel for over 6 years. The service provided has been excellent and professional. They perform duties in multiple locations including a manufacturing plant, distribution center, office area, machine shop and fitness center. They clean all of the following types of areas at those various locations: office, bathroom, cafeteria, fitness center, locker room, shipping/receiving and CGMP production areas. As it relates to CGMP experience, they also created a sanitation program for the cGMP areas, maintain and created their own operating instructions, maintain document control and follow all cGMP guidelines for hygiene and documentation.

Susan A. Maddux, Presbyterian College

The Budd Group has become a true partner with Presbyterian College. They have taken the time to fully understand our mission and become a true part of the Blue Hose family. The housekeeping staff often pull off miracles when given very little time to clean a space on campus between events. They work long hours and respond 24/7 to emergencies on campus. The landscaping team has transformed the grounds of the campus such that the college regularly gets positive feedback from those who visit the campus. Before outsourcing to The Budd Group, the college performed these services in house. We have seen significant improvement in both housekeeping and grounds since The Budd Group took over.


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