Senior man welding at his work place.  He is dressed in work suit.
The fiber laser cutting machine cutting  machine cut the square stainless steel tube. The hi-technology sheet metal manufacturing process by laser cutting machine.closeup view of hydraulic industrial sheet bending press brake with tool.Press metal sheet bending CNC machineIndustrial cnc plasma machine cutting of metal plateElectromechanical coordinate turret punch pressCNC lathe drilling.Industrial CNC lathe with band saw for cutting metal products. Coolant supplied from plastic tubes. Shooting in real conditions, a little blurry and maybe grainCNC Tube BenderPowder Coater

Secondary Steel Processing – Short Lead Times

Don’t think of us as just steel wholesalers, Warehouse Rack & Shelf LLC excells in secondary steel processing. Secondary steel processing is our expertise! Give us a try – you won’t regret it. What we promise you is excellent customer service, competitive prices, quality workmanship and short Lead times. All we ask is that you … Continue reading Secondary Steel Processing – Short Lead Times

Lower Prices for Larger Quantities
  1. Don’t think of us as just steel wholesalers, Warehouse Rack & Shelf LLC excells in secondary steel processing. Secondary steel processing is our expertise! Give us a try – you won’t regret it. What we promise you is excellent customer service, competitive prices, quality workmanship and short Lead times. All we ask is that you please send a couple parts to quote along with monthly or annual usage, drawings and photos to sales@rackandshelf.com. We will respond back with a formal quotation.
  2. As for the overall products we supply, look on our website under “products” it is so extensive it would take forever to type them all. Overall, the best chance we have to benifit you the customer is our tube lasers and plasma cut parts. Those parts can be very complex and end up being very expensive, and freight isn’t such a huge deal with the cost of the parts. The REAL ADVANTAGE WE HAVE IS THE LEAD TIME… WHY THE CAPS? We can’t hammer away enough how important the lead time is to people. Fabricators call these large competitors and get told 6-10 week lead time. And unfornately you only option is to deal with it. we are the alternative. Depending on what it is, we can knock it out in a day or so, get it on the road and delivered to your dock.
  3. As for minimums. We try not to have a minimum. Obviously there are setup charges and packaging charges that we can’t get around, so if you are ordering 1 pc, its going to look way out of wack compared to hundreds where that price is spread around. That being said, the big guys do have minimums and will not even process the order. So, that could be a huge market. The small orders. They have to get it somewhere. Lets think very basic. Think of the post a stop sign is on. Square tube, 2x2x3/16”, with holes on all 4 sides from top to bottom, then galvanized. If you had to buy that tube, saw cut it, drill each hole, then galvanize it, you would be there for a couple of days. If you just need 1, we can do it on the laser in a matter of seconds.
  4. As for secondary processing, this is something we would like to get an opportunity to quote for your company. Large service centers keep their machines booked for weeks in advance. For example, one of the largest secondary steel processors current lead time on their tube laser is 6-10 weeks. Ours is 2-3 days. Same with our saws and our plasma cutting.
  5. We specialize in quick turnaround and kits that are ready for production when they get to the end user. If you have some saw cut things, some tube laser, some plasma, we get them all cut and put in a kit ready to go. Welders aren’t getting a delivery today of saw cut parts that they can’t do anything with because they are waiting on the plasma parts then the next day waiting on the tube laser parts.We offer a pipe support company bought out a few years ago.  We do a lot of fabrication in house.  We win most of these jobs because we are the service center as well as the fabricator. Same with our racks. If it’s a job that other fabricators can’t buy mill direct,(meaning less than a truckload of each part) they have to buy from a service center. Service center puts their markup on it, plus fabricators markup, we win.A few examples from our pipe support company
    1. On the attached Beam-LVL 07. Part 1 is saw cut, parts 2,3,4 are plasma cut, then we weld them together. Then we took them to the galvanizer and delivered finished parts galvanized to our customer. Things like that we can easily do.
    2. Another example is a patio frame we just finished for a customer.  All the parts that start with 1C. I can’t send you the final product because of non-disclosure agreement, but most of the parts to make it are attached. Used the following processed
    • Saw cut
    • Plasma cut
    • Hole punching
    • Laser cut
    • Welding
    • Galvanizing

     

    1. One of the more complex ones we have done is a large platform “1” attached. This platform is 65” tall x 39’8” long x 48” wide. We built 80 of these all galvanized in kit form. It got to the customer, they simply bolt them together, and anchored them to the floor.
      1. This one used all of our resources:
        • Plasma / oxy fuel plate cutting
        • Hole punches
        • Saws
        • Tube laser
        • Bending machines
        • Welding
        • Galvanizing

     

    As for the Tube laser and Plasma/Oxy cutting machines. We do a lot of contract JIT deliveries. A customer needs 600 of a part every 2 weeks, we keep 600 on the shelf, they let us know when to release it, then we cut the next 600 and have them boxed up waiting on next release.