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Move H-Style Shelving With the Help of Blue Streak Speed Skates

A close up shot of a installed Gondola Train Speed Skate.

The Blue Streak Speed Skates are the best solution for moving H-Style 2 ¾” gondola shelving. This moving system is the most efficient and safe shelf mover with benefits like:

  • 3 simple steps to mobility
  • Works on tile, wood, cement, and commercial carpet
  • Non-Marring, high impact glass-filled roller bearing wheels

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What Are Our Customers Saying?

Our customer Mikel from Real Canadian Superstore found great efficiency and partnership in the Gondola Train speed skates.

“The speed skates we rented easily saved us 3-4 days of work. We were able to move approximately 124 feet of Gondolas in 2 days. The speed skates we used meant we didn’t have to remove any product from the shelf. I would highly recommend these items if you need to relocate Gondolas in your store!” – Mikel Webber, Assistant Manager.

Learn More About the Blue Streak Speed Skates

Ready to save time and money?

A women moving a retail shelf.

The thought of moving your fixtures can seem like a daunting task if you’ve never done it before. One of the most common worries going into projects like this is having to shut down a store, costing companies’ business. However, our Gondola Train movers can help move your store shelving smoothly and quickly.

How Involved is the Labor?

The Gondola Train Original Roller is perfect for moving Solid Base Style gondola shelving during a renovation, retail remodeling project, flooring project, or simply re-arranging for your customers.

Moving store shelving with the Gondola Train Rollers can save you days or months of time depending on the scale of your project. With this mover, merchandise can stay on the shelf while being moved to save your team time to take everything off shelves and put it all back after the move is completed. Using the Gondola Train Roller moving system requires two simple steps. Our customers efficiently move their shelves with the help of these added benefits:

  • Simple 2-piece design
  • No mechanical moving parts
  • Works on tile, wood, and commercial carpet
  • Non-marring high impact glass-filled roller bearing wheels

Costs of Moving Store Fixtures

Gondola Train has moving systems for rent or purchase. No matter which investment you go with, Gondola Train will save you money and help keep your project within your estimated budget without needing to shut down your store for more than a day.

Our cost and labor savings chart estimates the labor cost for re-setting an entire 10,000 SQ. FT. store. The comparison is based off the same number of employees and hourly wage with or without Gondola Train. What’s the key takeaway? Without Gondola train this move would take 10 days to complete, skyrocketing your total cost to more than $5,000. With one day of commitment the help of Gondola Train, the totally cost of this project would be $960.

What Our Customers Have to Say

James Stueber, JR of Park Falls True Value partnered with us for his remodel process saying, “Having the Gondola Train simplified our remodel process from Ace to True Value.  Having the ability to do the fixture moving ourselves saved us tons of money and time!  I’d recommend this product to any retailer I encounter in the future!”

Interested in partnering with Gondola Train for your project? Our moving experts will help you figure out exactly what you need to make your big move. Contact Us Today!

What is the optimum time that should elapse between refresh or remodels?

Retail Store Remodeling Considerations

The layout, look, and feel of your store says a lot about who you are as a business. Every customer that comes into your business presents an opportunity to make a great first impression with their experience or maintain the experience that keeps them coming back to you. It’s important to recognize when your store needs a refresh so you can maintain a great experience and provide your customers with value.

What Is the Optimum Time That Should Elapse Between Refresh or Remodels? 

Retailers should plan on refreshing high-traffic areas every three years before visitors notice the environment looking shabby. They should also plan on remodeling their locations every five to seven years. Some retailers, especially those involved with technologies, will typically experience several rollout projects each year through such things as fixture installations, kiosk relocations, and display case installation. If you’re thinking of undergoing a refresh or remodel to your retail space but aren’t sure where to start, here are some considerations to get you started!

What Is the Purpose?

If you’ve been wondering when the right time to remodel your store is, there is a good chance some things have caught your eye. It’s important to identify why you are going to remodel. Store spaces often get damaged and worn down every few years from traffic and everyday activities. Will you be doing cosmetic changes like fresh paint or updating your store fixtures and shelving? Or will you be doing a total remodel? Before starting the process, you might consider creating a written plan that includes your store floor plan, details of the priority fixes, a timeline, and budget.

What is the Scope?

Getting a written plan together may help you realize just how much work will need to go into the project. It’s not uncommon for store owners to start projects not realizing the scope which can sometimes lead to delays or unexpected costs. To have a successful remodel, it’s important to make sure your project is realistic, aligns with your timeline for the project, and is within your budget. Seeing the full picture can then help you adjust any of these elements if they are out of scope so your project can remain manageable for you and your staff.

Let Gondola Train Help

Are you in need of experts to partner with you during your retail store remodeling project? With more than 23 years of experience in the field, Gondola Train has partnered with some of the most powerful retailers in the world while they renovated and remodeled their stores. From our equipment movers to our speed skates, we have solutions to help your remodeling project go smoothly! Our team of experts is here to help you every step of the way and answer any questions you might have.

Contact us today and find out how Gondola Train’s Moving Systems can assist in your next remodel project by being more efficient and less time.

Global Shop 2019

The GlobalShop 2019 logo stacked above the RetailX logo.

Gondola Train will be at the GlobalShop 2019 trade show on June 25-27. This event will be held at McCormick Place in Chicago. GlobalShop has been the industry’s largest design and merchandising trade show for 25 years.

Make visiting Gondola Train at Booth #5127 a priority during your GlobalShop experience! See all of our Gondola Train equipment in action and ask us any questions.

Learn how we can help you save time, cut costs, and control your labor!

The GlobalShop 2019 logo stacked above the RetailX logo.




FCICA Convention 2019

An advertisement for the FCICA Convention 2019.

Come join Gondola Train and FCICA for the Commercial Flooring Trade Show and 37th Annual Convention!  Gondola Train is packing up and getting ready to travel to warm weather!  Gondola Train will be attending the FCICA Convention 2019 next week!  Be sure to stop by Booth #19 to check out how Gondola Train can save you time and money!


Talking About Our ExporTech™ Experience With The Milwaukee BizTimes

Two people turning a retail shelf with a Gondola mover.

Our team at Gondola Train was very excited to participate in the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership’s ExporTech™ program. Graduating from the program in March 2018, our team had the opportunity to learn about how international exports can drive growth and tackle challenges of expansion at the same time.

We want to thank @WMEP_News and #ExporTech for all of the wonderful opportunities and programs that have been presented to us. The networking and expert advice that we have received through #ExporTech went above and beyond our expectations! We are truly grateful to everyone involved in such an excellent program.

Thank you @BizTimesMKE for the interest in our brand and the work we’ve been doing!

Read the full feature story Gondola Train Creates International Export Strategy 

– The Gondola Train Team

The Perfect Accessory!

Gondola Train Speed Skate System

Gondola Train Speed Skates are the perfect accessory to your upcoming project!  They are a low profile, universal tool that everyone needs in their tool-bag. The Speed Skate System is a versatile solution for moving retail and office fixtures.

Read More about the Gondola Train Speed Skates features and applications.










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Saving Time Saves Money

See what Brian @ Broadway Home Medical had to say about the Gondola Train and our Original Rollers saving him time!

“I was facing a tight deadline. The task was to move five 24’ sections of gondola so we could install new carpet and reposition our shelves. This was a task that no one was looking forward to. Then I found the Gondola Train. After watching a quick video, we were now excited to get this project started. Before we found Gondola Train or only option was to remove all product and take down the shelves section by section and re-install. After a quick account set-up process our rental Gondola Train arrived at our location in 2 days. Gondola Train is very easy to use and saves a ton of time. Next time we need to move shelves, we’re hopping on the Gondola Train! CHOO! CHOO!”

Brian Lindsey

Broadway Home Medical