Wireless Installation for Dayton Parts Warehouse

Dayton Parts is a leading manufacturer and distributor of truck suspension and undercarriage parts. Based in Shiremanstown, PA, Dayton Parts has 2 manufacturing plants and 7 distribution centers strategically located throughout North America.

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Dayton Parts
Shiremanstown, PA & Montreal, Canada
90 Days


Dayton Parts was moving a Central PA distribution center from downtown Harrisburg to a new, modern, efficiently organized warehouse located in Shiremanstown, Cumberland County. In this new facility, Dayton Parts required fast, ubiquitous wireless connectivity for real-time inventory receiving, put-away, order pick, and shipment processing.

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Developing a Solution

BIG was contracted by the project’s electrical contractor to help design and implement a wireless network for the warehouse facility. This included creating a heatmap of the space, designing the network infrastructure, and installing all of the hardware.

One of the biggest obstacles to good wireless coverage in this facility was all the metal – a warehouse full of metal truck parts and metal racking causes wireless signals to bounce and scatter. The BIG team relied on wireless heatmaps to measure the space and identify the precise placement of access points for optimal coverage.


Because Dayton Parts was opening one facility as they were closing another, this project required a lot of coordination with other parties. It also involved a very tight turnaround: 90 days from signed contract to the finished project.

BIG was able to work with Dayton Parts & other contractors to make sure there was fast, reliable wireless coverage throughout the warehouse. Employees are now able to scan inventory anywhere in the facility without running into a dead spot or weak signal.

Once the Central PA facility was completed, Dayton Parts again contracted with BIG to outfit their newly acquired distribution facility in Montreal, Quebec with an equally fast and reliable wireless network.

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It was a real pleasure working with BIG

“It was a real pleasure working with BIG. Despite our very short project timeline, BIG’s knowledgeable, courteous, and professional staff worked within our schedule and delivered our project on time.”


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