Low Density Storage

For Co-op member wineries that have products that deviate from standard storage / handling configurations, we have what is known as “low density” storage charges. Low-density storage charges apply to the following:

CODE 1 (billed @ 1.2 x standard rate) Unstable and odd sized cased goods – Any product that the Co-op is unable to clamp into a storage lane for maximum capacity is considered low -density. These products include 1.5 liter bottles, 6 pack lay downs, 12 pack lay downs, wooden boxes, magnums, sparkling wines, odd shaped boxes and any product where the packaging is too unstable to clamp into a standard configuration.

CODE 2 (billed @ 1.2 x standard rate) Slippery cases – Cases that slip out of the carton clamp at normal pressure are considered low-density. These include cases with a high gloss finish, waxy cases, or any case that looses its consistency when clamped. As such, these must be held on pallets and occupy more space than clamped wine.

CODE 3 (billed @ 1.2 x standard rate) Unlabeled product – Wine that is received into the Co-op without labels on the bottles (shiners) is considered low density for the following reasons. It ships out the same way it comes in full pallets and always goes back to the winery. The tops to the boxes are generally not glued making it unstable to clamp.

CODE 4 (billed @ 1.2 x standard rate) Low production runs – Any product that will have less than 800 cases in a production year will be considered low-density because it does not meet the minimum requirement for lane capacity. We must make use of all available space at the Co-op to the benefit of all members with high efficiency storage in mind. This makes it very important that the bottling schedule be accurate for proper storage consideration.

CODE 5 (billed @ .60 x standard rate) 6-PACKS - In quantities of 88 cases or more to the pallet will be charged at this rate because the volume and size allows the Co-op to store more cases in the same amount of space.

6PKLOW (billed @ 1.0 x standard rate) 6-Pack Low Production - In quantities of 88 cases or more to the pallet, any product that will have less than 1600 cases in a production year will be considered low-density because it does not meet the minimum requirement for lane capacity.

CODE 6 (billed @ 1.2 x standard rate) Empty glass – This product must be stored on pallets because the boxes are unsealed and too unstable to be clamped into a location without major damage to the product. Often, they may not be stacked beyond two pallets high.

CODE 7 (billed @ 1.2 x standard rate) Oversized boxes – When the cases are configured on the pallet in such a way that the product is over hanging the pallet, it will remain on the pallet for the following reason: The over-sized boxes make it impossible to clamp off the wine without damaging the cases on either side of the lane. Thus, the wine must remain on the pallet so it can be moved by a forklift versus a clamp lift.

CODE 8 (billed @ 1.2 x standard rate) Racks - Product is placed into the racks when the quantity and frequency of demand is diminished to the point where it is no longer advantageous to store it in a lane.

CODE 9 (billed @ 1.5 x standard rate) Inactivity - Anytime a product amount drops below 56 cases, and is inactive for more than 60 days it is considered “slow moving”, obsolete inventory or long term storage i.e.: “library wine”.

CODE 10 (billed @ 2.0 x standard rate) Kegs - 5 gal - New 5 gal kegs that come 20 kegs to a pallet and can be stacked 4 high. Pallets are single level. One keg holds 5.23 gallons of wine (one 750/12 cs = 2.38 gallons)