Jonesboro, AR -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/03/2015 -- Dick's Sporting Goods adapted to changes in the market. These changes required several warehousing and distribution modifications and the company worked in tandem with Bastian Solutions and Hytrol Conveyor Company to make these needed changes.
According to Boyce Bonham, Director of Integrated Systems and Controls, with Hytrol, "The distribution center in East Point, GA, back in 2007 was beginning to recognize these retail product shifts. Conveying systems needed to accommodate a new variety of package sizes, shapes, and products of varying weight. Moving golf clubs on a conveyor presents a totally different set of challenges than soccer balls." Bonham has been with Hytrol Conveyor Co. for 27 years. In addition, he has served as Chair for the Conveyor Equipment Manufacturer's Association's Engineering Conference.
Bonham shared that Dick's had already selected another conveyor system, but had promised to come to the Jonesboro, AR Hytrol plant and innovation center. They kept their word and decided to change their purchase order to Hytrol, recognizing the value proposition of an innovating lean manufacturing company.
Dick's Sporting Goods has come a long way from its founding in 1948 by Dick Stack as a bait and tackle outpost in upstate Binghamton, NY, as recently reported Retail Dive. There are now some 600 Dick's stores nationwide, and counting. Agility in retail means adjusting to shifting categories. Sporting goods retailers like Dick's have a wide range of products to offer, from guns to yoga pants.
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Hytrol Conveyor Co., Inc. (http://www.hytrol.com) designs and manufactures advanced conveyor systems, controls, and solutions for customers with processing, manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution needs. For over 65 years, Hytrol has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to understanding the unique material handling needs of businesses. Hytrol is focused on creating innovative, customized conveyor solutions that help companies achieve their goals.
Hytrol's consistent growth is strengthened by its Integration Partner Network, with over 100 locations worldwide. Hytrol's Technology Center is the birthplace for many industry-changing solutions, such as EZLogic® accumulation conveyors and the E24™, an energy efficient, motor driven roller conveyor series. These technologies are complemented by Hytrol's sortation offerings, the ProSort 400 Elite series high speed shoe sorter, as well as the ProSort MRT series narrow belt sorter.
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