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The Stack Rack “Stack 2 on Top of 2” Technique for Safe Stacking

If you are a new buyer of our stacking racks and you intend to stack them 4 high I would recommend you use the “Stack 2 on top of 2” stacking technique for safe stacking. Start by making two stacks of two and then stack them on top of one another to achieve your stack … Continue reading The Stack Rack “Stack 2 on Top of 2” Technique for Safe Stacking

RackandShelf.com- Your Own Personal Warehouse Concierge

Let one of our friendly and knowledgeable sales people be your “Personal Warehouse Concierge”. Contact us at 800-763-9020 with your questions and concerns about racks, shelving and containers and let us attempt to solve your problems. We have over 100 years of combined experience. If we can’t offer you an answer or a solution we … Continue reading RackandShelf.com- Your Own Personal Warehouse Concierge

2022 Domestic Steel Prices Are on Their Way Back Down Due to Reduced Demand

As a follow up to the post we had done a year or two ago, steel prices are on their way back down which will eventually help reduce the cost of racks, shelving and containers made of steel. Surprisingly as it seems the price of everything else in the world is going up, steel prices … Continue reading 2022 Domestic Steel Prices Are on Their Way Back Down Due to Reduced Demand

Is it Advisable to Keep Racks and Containers Outdoors?

Yes, racks and containers can be stored outside. That’s not a problem. Pallet racks, cantilever racks, returnable shipping racks as well as steel and wire containers are commonly installed or stored outdoors. Most often because there is not enough room indoors to utilize and store them. But keep in mind that they will eventually get … Continue reading Is it Advisable to Keep Racks and Containers Outdoors?

Collapsible Wire Containers: Standard vs. Heavy Duty Feet

The age old question: Wire containers with standard feet vs. wire containers with custom heavy duty feet. Which is better? Let us set the record straight. It’s our educated opinion that our collapsible wire basket with standard feet perform just as good as our baskets with heavy duty feet. The feet on our standard wire baskets are robotically seam welded and also … Continue reading Collapsible Wire Containers: Standard vs. Heavy Duty Feet

Made in the USA

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused many logistics headaches, including increased prices, longer lead times, limited supplies, rising steel prices, and much more. Many warehouses have long relied on overseas providers for their warehouse materials. But because of the pandemic, it’s taking between 17-20 weeks for products from overseas to be delivered, which is causing … Continue reading Made in the USA

In 2020 Rising Steel Prices are to Blame For Cost Increases

12/12/20 – Record high steel prices, increasing by the week and supply chain bottle necks at the ports reeking havoc on lead times, what more could go wrong! It’s become more challenging selling racks, shelving, containers – anything made of steel. Having to explain to customers why prices have gone up. It’s even tougher to be the one purchasing these steel products. … Continue reading In 2020 Rising Steel Prices are to Blame For Cost Increases

IMMEDIATE ROI WITH FLOOR MOUNTED ROLL OUT PALLET SHELVES

Did you know? Implementing Floor Mount Roll Out Pallets to your existing warehouse supply chain can easily increase your storage space by up to 20%. One of the Dead Zones commonly found in racking is the space above material stored on the floor and under the first beam level. This free space allows order pickers … Continue reading IMMEDIATE ROI WITH FLOOR MOUNTED ROLL OUT PALLET SHELVES

Interlake Mecalux Introducing New Galvanized Zinc Plated Strut Design on Pallet Rack Upright Frames

10/9/2020 Press Release: Effective immediately, Interlake Mecalux is manufacturing and stocking pallet rack upright frames that have new and improved galvanized zinc plated diagonal and horizontal bolted bracing. These are available in Chicago, IL, Sumter, SC, Dallas, TX and San Diego, CA. The primary purpose of this change is to reduce cost and lead time. … Continue reading Interlake Mecalux Introducing New Galvanized Zinc Plated Strut Design on Pallet Rack Upright Frames

Buying Shelving with a Spliced Post is a Big No-No!

If you own or operate a company with a storeroom, warehouse or distribution center, please don’t purchase shelving from the hardware store. If you purchase your boltless steel shelving from a big box retail store you are most assuredly purchasing shelving with a spliced post – big mistake! The only way that a retail store can … Continue reading Buying Shelving with a Spliced Post is a Big No-No!