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Rack manufacturer adds paint line to meet demand

Hannibal Industries will increase capacity by 30 percent

January 15, 2020

The new paint line at Hannibal Industries plant in L.A. will add 30 percent capacity.

LOS ANGELES – Hannibal Industries, one of the largest steel pallet rack manufacturers in the U.S., has added a full, second custom powder-coating paint line to its manufacturing in facility in Los Angeles, greatly increasing its production capabilities as demand for the company’s products increases.

As e-commerce trends continue to dominate retail globally, the need for larger footprint warehouses increases, making pallet rack in almost constant demand. The new line will increase capacity by 30 percent, according to a company video.

The new powder-coating paint line includes the most recent technology available, which allows Hannibal to more quickly rotate projects. The decision to purchase a new system for its west coast facility is part of the company’s strategy for expanding its customer base in late 2019 and early 2020.

“Hannibal continues to invest in new technology and increase its focus on what will help maximize production in relation to customer needs, and this new paint line will help us meet those goals in a big way,” said Steve Rogers, executive vice-president of Hannibal Industries.

“We just announced our robotic frame cell equipment last month, and this is just another example of our commitment to our customers and our employee owners that Hannibal will continue to lead and invest where it makes the most sense.”

Using two paint lines instead of one not only improves production time, it also eliminates delays and waste when changing colours during a paint run.