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Warehouse

A building in which goods are stored, especially in large quantities and for commercial purposes. Warehouses may be used to store imports before they are distributed, commodities whose contracts are being traded, goods intended for retail sale, and many other purposes. Goods stored in warehouses may be owned by a company and sold to another for resale. Warehousing is an important part of many supply chains. See also: Wholesale.

warehouse

business premises used by a manufacturer to STORE both raw materials, components etc. (materials store) and final products (finished goods store), and by WHOLESALERS and RETAILERS to store finished products in the course of distribution to buyers. See DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL, MATERIALS MANAGEMENT, AUTOMATED STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM, ORDER PROCESSING, PICK LIST.

warehouse

A commercial storage building. Zoning regulations and building codes may place restrictions on the placement and construction styles of warehouses. See bailment for the rights and responsibilities of parties.

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Asked about the rotting grains at Olavakode godown, Thomas said: " We are examining the circumstances which led to the germination of wheat at Olavakode.
He directed FCI to get quality control report prepared about the damaged stocks and based on the needs of State Government, arrangements should be made to supply foodgrains to the states from other godowns.
A police complaint has been filed against him and 10 workers at the godown.
MULTAN -- Three teams of customs Multan conducted raids at various godowns in the city and recovered non-custom-paid goods worth millions of rupees including 1400 drums of Vax Oil and POL.
Talking to mediapersons, civil supply officer, Nilkantha Mohanty said that the stock belonged to the Food Corporation of India (FCI) and was lying unattended in the railway godowns.
On their plea, raid was conducted at the godown and found fertilizer bags with less weight.
Fire fighters were rushed to the spot and with the help of residents the bodies of the labourers were brought out of the godown and rushed to a nearby hospital where they were declared brought dead.
The rescue officials said that they faced difficulties in taking control over fire as the godown was located in a narrow street, which caused hindrance in operation.
Carrying placards and banners the protestors raised slogans in front of the godown.
We are unloading it and putting it in the godown," said Maninder Paswan, a godown labour working for the Directorate Of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) Department.
The roofs of the godown of Saleem Trading Company, a contractor responsible for supplying nearly all items related to police from badges to shoes and jackets of traffic police, anti-riot helmets, anti-riot shields, were collapsed as a result of the fire.
However, the godown officials claimed that there are facilities and proper arrangements in place for fire emergencies.