We’re Moving, Phase 1: The Warehouse Pt2

Penclic, Support Tech and Armazings. Shorty working on shipping the first items from the warehouse.

If you read our last post you would know that we are changing warehouses and moving our shipping operations down to Florida. This new warehouse is larger and more up to date to accommodate the increase in business and  orders that we have had over the last several months.

 

The moving trucks had arrived Sunday and the warehouse is now ready and operational. Sherry, Marc and Shorty all put in hard work and were able to get it up and running ahead of schedule.

Penclic and Evoluent products, organized and ready to be shipped.

This move was much needed as we have been in our old location since March of 1997. This location is a vast improvement over our old building, although with so much history in the old place it will be missed.

Our offices are currently still based in our old building until the end of the month, so stay tuned for Phase 2 of our move, when we change offices.

Just starting to get organized and get the first items in the building.

 

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We’re Moving, Phase 1: Our Warehouse, Pt. 1

The moving truck getting loaded up

As many of you know Prestige International is moving it’s warehouse and main office to accommodate our growth, and the today is the day we start the first part of that move.

Today we started the process of shipping all of the products and supplies in our existing warehouse to move to our new warehouse in Florida. Right now our warehouse is a mess with boxes everywhere, but by the end of the day everything will be in the truck and off to its new home.

The new warehouse will be a modern building with more amenities that will  allow for a more streamline and effective shipping process. We are also bringing our office currently in the state into the same building to create one location in Florida.

Below are some more pictures of the move which we will update you on when they later this week and finish setting up the new warehouse next week.

Almost done getting everything out of this room, only the Support Techs left
Just got the ramp in place, time to start loading this truck up
The Evoluent products are ready to get moved.
Secure Cords, files and miscellaneous supplies
Bakker Elhuizen products are already in the truck, now for the ARMazings.

 

 

 

 

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The Ergonomic Books You Should Be Reading

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Reading is fundamental, especially when needing to understand an innovative idea that affects society.  So, what exactly is ergonomics? Why do we need ergonomics in the workplace, at home and when using gadgets in our daily lives? Here are top ergonomic books that explain it all:

7 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy at Your Desk: Computer Ergonomics

A free ebook, 7 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy at Your Desk: Computer Ergonomics by Ann Jordan-Mills outlines ways to avoid pain and injuries when at your desk. A quick read, this 20-page ebook explains how sitting affects the body and suggests ways to improve posture and sit properly at your desk.

Office Ergonomics: Preventing Repetitive Motion Injuries & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Another free ebook ($13.55 paperback), Office Ergonomics: Preventing Repetitive Motion Injuries & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is written by Susan Orr, a Certified Safety Professional who hold a Masters degree in Industrial Safety, and features 100’s of tips for making your workstation comfortable and efficient in order to reduce MSDs. It explains causes and treatments of repetitive motion injuries and how ergonomics helps prevent these ailments, including carpal tunnel syndrome.

Ergonomic Living : How to Create a User-Friendly Home & Office

The goal of this book is to help you find the reading light, chair, bed, keyboard and even desk that is built just for you. Broken up into two sections (home and office), it advises how to structure your home and office to fit your particularly body and includes photos and illustrations to serve as examples. From how to prepare food to your computer keyboard, this book is a comprehensive guide to ergonomic living and pain reduction.

The Design of Everyday Things

The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman is an Amazon best seller than digs into design and “guides the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time.” It explores how and why some products work and why some don’t, and how to design for people.

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How Great Office Furniture Helps The Workplace

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To some, the office can be a drag. Whether watching the clock, hoping time flies by, or squirming in a clunky office chair, employees may not want to be at work at all. There is a way, however, to spruce up the office so that employees dig their surroundings and are happier and healthier at work. Here are some ways that great office furniture helps the workplace.

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Need a More Efficient Work Environment? Try This

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You sit at your desk and can’t seem to get going. At the end of the work day, you find yourself playing catch up and wondering, where did the day go?

You’re not alone in this thinking. In fact, a study discovered that many of us waste time at work. Instead of being productive and completing tasks, we peruse Facebook, take personal calls, and do anything but work. So, how do you increase productivity? Here are ways to create a more efficient work environment:
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How Good Lighting Can Affect the Mood at Work

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If you’ve ever felt frustrated, tired or discomforted by the glaring fluorescent lights at the office, you are not alone. A study conducted by the American Society of Interior Designers showed that 68 percent of employees hate the lighting in their workspace. That’s a big number. One that should alarm employers and drive them to create an office setting that has better lighting.

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How to Make Your Workspace Millennial Approved

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Whether you’re a brand selling product or a corporation recruiting the next generation of employees, millennial’s are a targeted demographic. And Gen Y is known to be technology savvy, entrepreneurial and extremely transparent about their needs and progressive views. They believe in teamwork and want to feel excited by the work that they do and their workspace.  So, how do you entice millennials to remain interested and productive at work? By providing them with a millennial approved workspace.

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Create An Ergonomic Home Office With These 5 Tips

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A recent study discovered that 43 percent of Americans worked from home just last year. That shift is impacting ergonomics and what we need at home to work efficiently with health and wellness in mind.  You may work at home in your PJ’s but it’s still essential to utilize ergonomic office furniture and computer tools. Here are ways remote workers can create an ergonomic home office:

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Ergonomically Designed Office Reduces Worker’s Compensation Cost

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$15 billion. That is how much businesses spend on workers’ compensation annually. The culprit: work-related musculoskeletal disorders. Musculoskeletal Disorders or MSDs affect our muscles, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels and nerves. The most common MSDs are Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendonitis, DeQuervain’s Syndrome, Tension Neck Syndrome and Muscle/Tendon Strain.

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