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Warehouse Safety Inspections – Tips Before You Start

A warehouse is the nerve center for a material handling business.  It houses your products, provides a work area for employees, and is the setting for key points in the supply chain operation.  Keeping your warehouse safe is of paramount importance, not only to fulfill legal responsibilities but also in maintaining good business practices. Scheduling regular inspections as part of your operational calendar is a means for maintaining optimal conditions. read more

5 Tips to Spring Clean & Organize Your Warehouse

Spring is here!  …finally in Minnesota at least!  Warmer weather means it’s finally time to start cleaning out what may have been piling up in your warehouse over the winter. As a warehouse manager/director, you’re busy, and like most busy people, you don’t have much room on your plate for anything that isn’t already there. Just like you won’t have time for any potential on-the-job hazards, or forklift accidents. Routine warehouse maintenance is extremely important and will save you time, stress and money in the long run. read more

Celebrate Administrative Professionals Day!

It’s routine for administrative professional assistants to perform “above-and-beyond” tasks for their bosses and companies. They screen calls and emails, manage calendars and schedules, organize meetings, handle travel arrangements, track expenses, resolve administrative issues, run errands, maintain organization, put out small and large fires, and the list goes on. Executives would be lost without them.

This year’s Administrative Professional’s Day falls on April 25th with the whole week used to observe the event. Office professionals say they’re more likely to stay where they feel appreciated, so it’s time to show your employees how much you value them. If you haven’t already, do something to recognize the hard work your office personnel are performing each more

Drone Delivery – The Future of Logistics?

Drones have been in the headlines for years in various ways. Will drones be the future of logistics?

Drones have been in the headlines for years in various ways. There have been many stories surrounding amateur and hobbyist use of the remote controlled aerial vehicles, but more and more companies are looking to use drone technology to assist with their logistics.

Google and Amazon were among the business giants to launch campaigns for using the aerial vehicles to assist with package deliveries.  Will thousands of drones take to the skies to transport large items? Will container ships and trucks become ancient relics as we rely on new sources of transportation?read more

Malark Logistics Took the Plunge – Again in 2018!

[Press Release: Malark Logistics Took The Plunge – Again in 2018]

Malark continues their support of the Special Olympics of Minnesota

Malark Logistics put together a brave team of 25 individuals to jump in the frigid waters of Fish Lake.  Their team is called the, “Malark Safety Crew.”  This is the largest team Malark has ever complied in their 6 years participating in this event and they raised a record amount of donations.

Placing second in the small business category, Malark was a great contributor of the $114,000 that was raised at the Maple Grove Polar Plunge.

Malark would like to thank all their jumpers and sponsors that helped support such a wonderful cause.  To view pictures of the plunge, visit:

Make sure to look for the Malark Safety Crew again next year in their signature bright yellow and orange colors!

Happy Easter from Malark Companies!

The team at Malark Companies would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a safe and blessed Easter break. We hope you find some time during this holiday celebration to wind down and relax with your loved ones.

Over the holiday break, you can rely on us at Malark to ensure smooth operation of all your logistic needs. If you require any of our services during this holiday, please contact our vigilant team as we are always available to you.

Supply Chain Trends To Watch For in 2018

In the coming year, supply chain professionals should expect no huge surprises. What they can expect is an intensification of the business trends seen in the past few years.

Expanding Global Markets

ECommerce in developing markets has grown exponentially, and more flexible boundaries between these countries have opened up the market for cross-border eCommerce. According to BCG, global cross-border eCommerce will reach between $250 billion and $350 billion in 2025, up from $80 billion in 2014. Asia, Europe and North America will account for 40%, 25% and 20% of the market respectively. This projected economic growth cannot occur without an efficient, seamless global supply chain at its foundation. read more

Safety Initiative – Malark Joins The Blue Light Brigade

[Press Release: Malark Logistics Installs Blue Safety Lights on Forklifts]

Keeping Workers Safe By Using Safety Lights To Prevent Forklift Collisions

Maple Grove, Minnesota (January 2018): Malark Logistics continues to showcase safety as their top priority by installing blue safety lights on the rear of all their forklifts. These lights are designed to warn pedestrians when a lift is fast more

Winter Driving Safety Tips for Semi-Truck Drivers

Winter is the most dangerous time of year for truck drivers. Not everyone will be tackling driving conditions like the “Ice Road Truckers”, but even in areas where snow is a rare sight, preparation against unknown weather and driving conditions is key to survival.

Experienced truck drivers always make the effort to prepare for winter weather driving by being ready to take action when the snow and ice hit hard. The following driving safety tips increase your chances of staying safe when severe weather creates bad road more

Malark Logistics Taking “The Plunge” For The 6th Time!

[Press Release: Malark Logistics Takes The Polar Plunge in 2018]

Continuing their commitment to and support for Special Olympics of Minnesota.

Maple Grove, Minnesota (January 2018):  Malark is putting together their polar plunge team once again.  This team has been named, “The Malark Safety Crew” and they’re prepared to brave the frigid water of Fish Lake for the annual Maple Grove Polar more