Mallard Mfg. Announces New Carton Flow Rack Manufacturing Facility

Mallard Manufacturing, leading manufacturer of gravity flow storage products, announces the opening of a new production facility in Maquoketa, Iowa. The 30,000 sq. foot facility opened its doors on July 1st, 2019 as a dedicated carton flow rack manufacturing site. The need for a new facility is largely due to the increased market demand for carton flow rack to handle faster, smaller, more customized order fulfillment. Carton flow rack is recognized as an affordable, space-saving storage solution for case, carton and each-pick applications.

“The new Iowa plant gives us the added capacity we need to meet increased order volume of carton flow rack and accessories,” says Kevin Risch, President of Mallard Manufacturing. “The site is equipped with high-speed punching equipment and automated workstations to ensure optimal processing efficiency, accuracy and lead times,” adds Risch.

All six types of Mallard carton flow will be produced in the Iowa facility. The style selected by customers is mostly dependent upon the size and style of inventory that will be stored in the flow system. Dyna-Flo is a leading wheeled carton flow product from Mallard and Cart-Trak is their leading roller system. Wheeled systems accommodate inventory of different sizes within the same picking bay, whereas roller systems are more suited for same-sized inventory. Mallard’s Dyna-Flo HD is for cases, cartons, packaging or totes weighing up to 50 lbs. per item. Beverage, wine & spirits, dairy are often prime HD inventory.

Other Mallard carton flow products include Dyna-Deck which is a replacement system for old or ineffective carton flow products, Flo-Guide which is a flanged-wheel system for items that might shift in the lane, and economy products Rack-Trak and Econ-Flo.

About Mallard Manufacturing
Founded in 1960, Mallard Manufacturing Company is a leading international resource for the design and development of quality engineered gravity flow, pallet flow and carton flow systems. From a single bay of carton flow shelving to deep-lane pallet flow and complex pick modules, Mallard’s team of gravity flow experts develop custom solutions to solve the toughest material flow challenges. Centrally located in Illinois USA, Mallard’s production facilities are equipped to handle project requirements of any size and scope.

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