Dry and Ambient Storage Guidelines and Capabilities in Waukesha, WI
Dry or ambient Storage Capability is not new to Burris Logistics. Even though our warehouses have always had a temperature-controlled focus, we have always maintained Dry Warehouse Storage to support our ecommerce Partners who require boxes, liners, and promotional collateral to run their direct-to-consumer business.
Dry/Ambient Warehouse Storage Solutions in Waukesha, WI.
Our initial operations made do with the layouts that we had for cold storage. However, we quickly evolved, creating dedicated rooms to support the ecommerce partners we were already providing Direct-to-Consumer (D2C) services to. In 2021, we acquired our facility in Waukesha, WI, equipped with up to 70,000sq ft. of dedicated dry and ambient warehouse storage.
Our Waukesha, WI, warehouse is in a prime location with direct proximity to Chicago, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis. In addition, freight and parcel shipping rely on access to I-94, I-43, and I-41. We spoke with Anton Butkovic, who is a Senior Account Executive at our Burris Logistics Waukesha facility, about some of the benefits of this location:
Q: What does Waukesha location offer to our customers when it comes to dry storage capabilities?
A: (Anton) The Waukesha location is ideal for any Ambient needs. Located with close proximity to Chicago, Minneapolis, and Milwaukee with capabilities of 1 or 2-day transit to our southwest and west regions. Waukesha can provide our customers with D2C, ecommerce, case selection, and warehouse storage space if needed. Ambient capabilities are key in Waukesha for customers that are looking to maintain their products from high temperatures or items that can be ruined from colder temperatures. Anything to make sure the goods are kept from perishing.
What Can Be Stored in Dry/Ambient Warehouse?
These attributes, plus the versatility of dry/ambient warehouse storage, make Burris Logistics the perfect partner for storing:
- Vitamins and supplements
- Canned food goods
- Dried pasta
- Prefab construction materials
- Paper products
- Auto parts
- Or any product that depends on indoor, humidity-controlled, and dry storage.
It’s challenging to include all of the categories of products we can handle since our capabilities are unlimited.
Dry Storage Guidelines.
At Burris Logistics, we take safety very seriously, and product integrity is handled like perishable foods. We maintain optimal temperatures and air exchange. Products are stored away from heat and light and off the floor to allow for proper air circulation. As a result, we can convert a space to your needs and ensure integrity.
Anton Butkovic ensures that all the products are stored and handled in proper conditions, and our valued Partners are always well-informed. He has shared some of the Burris guidelines for operating a Dry Storage space:
- Seek out a Partner with space that adheres to a 50-70°F temperature range. Burris, with our food expertise and cold storage history, understands the importance of temperature.
- Burris Logistics warehouses are monitored for temperature. Our dedicated engineers keep an eye on our warehouses remotely and are alerted of potentially impactful swings in temperature in real-time.
- Humidity, air circulation, light exposure, and pest mitigation are all important factors. Burris Logistics warehouses adhere to food safety measures in both our practices and the tolerances of our warehouse design. This quality control carries over from cold storage of food to dry and ambient storage of many types of products.
Our Direct-to-Consumer and Warehousing Capabilities.
In addition to dedicated dry storage programs, we can increase our D2C ability by storing pre-constructed boxes and equipment. We can deviate from our usual perishable fulfillment expertise and partner with ecommerce companies in the dry or ambient consumer product space. With its layout and space, the Waukesha facility has even allowed us to run a box erector machine and in-house dry ice production.
There is a lot more to warehousing than just storage! Burris – Waukesha is a perfect example of our evolution. We have taken a building and added value for our Partners with dry/ambient storage and dry ice.
About Burris Logistics
Burris Logistics is the operational brand of Burris Logistics offering traditional cold storage, distribution, and direct-to-consumer fulfillment for ecommerce companies. Since 1925, this family-owned company has expanded its networks of warehouses from Florida to Maine, and now out to the pacific coast of California. For more information about us please visit www.Burrislogistics.com.