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What Happened to This Storage Facility Can Happen to You

Posted by David Charney on April 19, 2019

The Dallas Morning News reports on a storage facility incident in which the owner ended up with a huge bill. After the customer stopped paying for a storage unit, the owner discovered a mess. One that could lead to legal trouble. The Surprising Contents Found in the Storage…

What's Driving a Hot Leasing Market for Industrial Properties?

Posted by Sean Murphy on April 12, 2019

Looking for companies to lease your warehouse or empty retail space? Increase your chances by targeting e-commerce and logistics companies. According to a new CBRE report, these companies dominated warehouse deals in 2018. Together, they took up 61 out of the 100 largest…

This Trend Will Make You Change Construction Security

Posted by Ryan Cox on March 26, 2019

Two recent incidents of crane climbing indicate that the dangerous activity isn't going away any time soon. It’s not just the risk-takers looking to climb the tallest item on a construction site. In fact, the people in these cases weren't climbing for thrills. Here are two very…

Is There Really A Cannabis Shortage in Canada?

Posted by Mark Mariotti on March 25, 2019

Since the recreational use of cannabis went into effect in Canada in October 2018, the country has encountered a severe cannabis supply shortage. Many retailers are going out of business as they don't have enough access to their main product. The question is: Is there really a…

Does Your City Let You Track Neighborhood Crime Like This?

Posted by Amy Hite on March 20, 2019

Do you know where neighborhood crime is happening in your city? Is it near your home or workplace? Residents and businesses in Frisco, Texas, have a way to get answers to all their neighborhood crime questions with an interactive visual tool. Crime Mapping Frisco Residents and…

What to Do with Vacant Retail Centers That Need a New Life

Posted by Rick Charney on March 18, 2019

Payless ShoeSource has announced its plans to close all U.S. stores and wind down its e-commerce activity. With national retailers like Payless ShoeShource announcing closings and bankruptcies, the industry feared vacancy rates would skyrocket. However, real estate research firm…

For the First Time, Construction Technology Shows Signs of Life

Posted by Sudesh Jangalee on March 13, 2019

Construction isn't known for technology advances or innovation. Why would an industry not explore construction technology innovations that could lead to productivity gains and cost savings? Entech lists three reasons for the stagnant construction technology: Over half…

What's New in Supply Chain News That You Need to Know About?

Posted by Sean Murphy on March 4, 2019

Distribution facilities want to automate "piece picking." This process involves robots selecting specific items and placing them in boxes rather than selecting an entire case. Why hasn't it happened by now? Because it's an expensive part of the order fulfillment process and it…