Can Shelving be Improved for Better Ergonomics?

One of the leading causes of lost time at work are injuries caused by bad ergonomics. This fact has led to many companies examining their work processes to not only boost efficiency, but to improve ergonomic conditions. Q Material Handling can help you with the most common solutions such as adjustable work platforms, scissors lifts, loading dock equipment, palletizers, self-leveling lifts, etc. But what about the not-so-common solutions? What about shelving? Can your garden-variety industrial shelving really be improved, ergonomically? The answer is YES, by utilizing Rousseau’s 400-lb. capacity drawers with roll-out shelves. Please call us for information about any of these solutions.

Picture yourself trying to find an item that is located on the back of a shelf that is about 4’ off of the floor. What if that item weighs 30 pounds? With Rousseau’s drawers, you simply pull the drawer all the way out giving you 100% access. With large and heavy objects you can use a roll-out shelf, which allows two people to easily pick up the said item or you can also slide it onto a cart or truck (we can provide you those as well).

Are you looking to improve not only space utilization but ergonomic conditions for your team? Call us today and ask about Rousseau’s drawers-in-shelving. Already invested in another brands’ shelving? Not a problem. We can install Rousseau’s drawers in more than 35 of our competitor’s shelving. Call us today at 301-745-8908

New Rousseau Install

We just completed an installation of Rousseau’s drawers-in-shelving at one of our customer’s new facilities. By using a common post, we were able to create a seamless design that is efficient, easy on the wallet, easy to install and great looking! Rousseau’s modular design allows you to go from basic shelving to drawers-in-shelving to cabinets with lockable doors.

You want to install a workbench with wall cabinets and a light? Not a problem! Many other options are also available, call us today to start your custom design. Our service area includes the Northeast & Mid-Atlantic areas.

Rousseau Solution for Crescent Towing

Crescent Towing is responsible for running the harbor assist tugs that tie up the ships at the Port of Savannah, one of the busiest in the country. It’s imperative that they keep their tugs in top running order, 24/7. So, you can imagine that having an accurate, well-organized, and efficient inventory is very important to their success. In their warehouse they had installed a self-supporting, shelf mezzanine system. This is a very inexpensive way to maximize your storage capacity by taking advantage of your overhead space. However, when it comes to smaller parts and basic inventory control, “drawers-in shelving” is the optimum solution. In an ongoing project, Q Material Handling was able to install Rousseau’s modular drawers into our competitor’s shelving. I could go on and present the math of how this would improve their inventory system, but these pictures do a much better job:


48" bank of drawers

With two banks of drawers consisting of eight 3″ drawers and four 6″ drawers, we were able to open up five shelving units.

Like what you see? Would you like a free consultation or literature about how to improve your storage capacity using Rousseau products? Please give us a call at Please give us a call 301-745-8908.