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Tier-Rack Corporation has been a leader in rack solutions and flexible warehouse racking systems for fifty years. The original Tier-Rack® pallet stacking frame converts regular warehouse pallets into sturdy storage racks in seconds without screws or bolts. And the Load-Nester® all-steel storage rack features light and heavy duty models of solid all-welded, knock-down, or nestable designs for all your material handling needs.

Don't Store Carpet and Pad Rolls on Pallets

Carpet and carpet pad take up a lot of room when stored on pallets. At most you can arrange the rolls into a pyramid, risking a collapse to the floor unless you shrink wrap the pyramid. Then when you want one or two rolls, you must break down the wrapped pyramid and re wrap it when finished.

A Tier-Rack® carpet & pad rack allows the carpet or padding to be stacked in a dense bundle, stacked 4 or 5 levels high in the racks. The result is that you can store about three times as many rolls per pallet position than in standard rack and shelving, multiplied by the number of racks high that you can stack. This opens up a large amount of valuable floor space for other uses.

The carpet roll rack also provides security for the rolls of carpet or padding as they are being moved from receiving to the storage area. It is faster and easier for a forklift truck to pick up loaded carpet storage racks than pallets of loose carpet. The rolls are held securely by the uprights as the carpet rack is moved. The rolls don't fall off of the rack like they might from a pallet.

Stage your empty carpet pad rack at the receiving dock. Unload the loose rolls from the truck onto the carpet racking, pick the racks up with your fork lift or pallet jack and move them into your storage area. Customers have reported that they can reduce the time needed to unload a 53’ trailer by 75% using our carpet racks.

Let us show you how our years of manufacturing industrial racking can provide you with quality carpet racks at a very affordable price. We buy steel tubing directly from the tube mills in truckload quantities. Then our talented and efficient teams in our low overhead production facilities transform the steel tubing into high quality carpet shelving that has been designed to meet your needs. Give us a chance to prove to you that nobody does it better than Tier-Rack! Whether you need 100,000 stack racks or 10 stack racks, Tier-Rack is your best choice for a rack system for carpet and carpet padding stacking rack.

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Run a Nursery? Use Our Nursery Racks

Nursery owners know that they can't just keep plants any old way.  You need to have special racks that keep the plants safe and sound.  That's why Tier-Rack has created our Nursery Racks, to keep these plants safe for you.  Run a nursery?  Use our nursery racks!
The strong shelving helps keep the delicate plants from being crushed by the plants above them, and allow the plant containers to be stacked 4 or 5 high, helping you maintain your space.  They can also be used to transport the plants and keep them safe during shipping.  The design keeps the plants cool and lets air circulate around them, as well as alow them to get sun if necessary.
We also offer Seedling racks that can be used to keep seedlings safe and secure.  These are designed with three removable seedling shelves to allow them to be easily stored out-of-season.  As the seedlings are loaded to the racks, the nursery shelves can be quickly and efficiently placed as the previous shelf is filled.  They are also moveable by truck or forklift.
Let us show you how our years of experience manufacturing metal shelving racks can provide you with quality nursery rack at a very affordable price. We buy steel tubing directly from the tube mills in truckload quantities. Then our talented and efficient teams in our low overhead production facilities transform the steel tubing into high quality portable racks that have been designed to meet your needs. Give us a chance to prove to you that nobody does it better than Tier-Rack! Whether you need 100,000 racks or 10 racks, Tier-Rack is your best choice for stacking seedling racks.

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Steel Containers For Your Inventory

Tier-Rack portable steel containers are used by thousands of customers in hundreds of industries. Some of out customers use our stacking steel boxes as standard warehouse racks or as a stackable bulk container. In this case they place their product directly on our mobile rack and save the cost of wooden pallets. The protection provided by the corner posts of the storage rack is a primary benefit. Bulky or hard-to-stack products are contained within the corner posts of the pallet container. This provides stability for goods on the bulk containers when moving them within the warehouse or factory.

It only takes a few alterations to turn a stacker into a portable steel container. A portable rack with enclosed sides can become a small parts container for metal scraps, water pumps, fasteners, carpet remnants, or just plain trash that you can count on to handle load weights of thousands of  pounds and stack to the ceiling. A metal bin that saves space and time can save you money and material handling headaches.

 

Add side panels to fold down frames and you now have a returnable shipping container with less parts to be lost and protective containment for your product. Returnable containers can save much cash by cubing out the trucks you use for shipping and a collapsible reusable shipping container saves money on the return trip of empty returnable shipping containers. A steel shipping container has a long life and can be a cost effective alternative to disposable packaging.

 

Let us show how our years of experience manufacturing metal shelving racks can provide you with custom steel containers at a very affordable price.  We buy steel tubing directly from the tube mills in truckload quantities. Then our talented and efficient teams in our low overhead production facilities transform the steel tubing into high quality portable containers that have been designed to meet your needs. Give us a chance to prove to you that nobody does it better than Tier-Rack Corp.! Whether you need 100,000 steel racks or 10 steel racks, Tier-Rack is your best choice.

 

 

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Suspended Roll Racks For Protect Your Products

Do you manufacture or distribute product in rolled form? Rolls that you cannot stack on each other without risking damage? Plastic film, fabric, rolls of vinyl and non wovens can occupy excessive floor space. Use your warehouse air space!!

Tier-Rack® suspended roll rack is an excellent fabric rack that allows the rolls to be protected from creasing and flattening within the rack, while permitting the rolls to be stacked to the ceiling in your warehouse. Standard pallet racking does not solve this problem.Fabric racks do solve this problem!

 

– Use these sturdy stacking racks to protect sensitive rolls from damage. Since the roll is suspended on a core beam, the material never touches the rack. You can access the rolls with a fork lift or hoist. Instead of taking up all of your valuable floor space with individual rolls, put them into roll racks and stack the racks 3 to 5 high. A suspended roll storage rack is the best way to store rolls of vinyl or a paper roll or a packaging roll. These racks can be designed as a label rack to hold rolls of labels, or as paper storage rack or paper roll rack for paper roll storage. Portable suspended roll racks are also ideal for storing and shipping plastic film. 

Our heavy duty custom racks are designed to give years of service. Whatever you need to store or ship, whether the product is light or heavy, bulky or fragile, we can provide an affordable solution.

 

The stacking racks also provide security for the rolls as they are being moved in your operation. It is often faster and easier for a forklift truck to pick up a loaded roll rack than a loose roll. In some applications this industrial shelving is also used as a heavy duty stacker to stage the rolls in your production area from which product can be fed directly into the production process from the stackable rack.

 

Do your rolls need to get to your customer undamaged? Why build crates that have to be dissasembled and disposed of by your customer never to be used again? Use the roll rack as a returnable shipping container. We can design a custom rack that contains your rolls and fits within your trucks.

 

Let us show you how our years of manufacturing experience can provide you with quality suspended roll racks at a very affordable price. We buy steel tubing directly from the tube mills in truckload quantities for our storage racks and storage bins. Then our talented and efficient teams in our low overhead production facilities transform the steel tubing into high quality portable racks that have been designed to meet your needs. Give us a chance to prove to you that nobody does it better than Tier-Rack! Whether you need 100,000 racks or 10 racks, Tier-Rack is your best choice for stacking suspended roll racks.

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Ship Anything With Tier-Rack Shipping Racks

Every business ships SOMETHING, and every business knows the headaches this means.  Putting your product on a truck and pointing them toward the customer isn’t the way anymore.  You need to coordinate the trip, making sure that the items going will be safe, and secure for the trip, as well as easy to remove from the truck and move into the warehouse.  This can be a real pain if the truck or train isn’t packed properly and everything shifts in transit.

We have a solution.  The Tier-Rack Shipping Rack is designed from the ground up to deliver your goods to their destination in one piece, with a simple extraction method once they arrive.  You can even set the shipment up to leave the product on the shipping racks in the warehouse, letting your company utilize the racks for your storage needs going forward, or repurpose them to move more products!

We can design racks to span the width of a trailer often called Truck Decking, or racks to hold individual pallet loads sitting side by side like automotive racks.  Often these shipping racks or shipping containers are designed with sides that can fold down. This allows empty racks to be stacked more densely for lower freight costs on the return trip. This also prevents the rack posts from being misplaced in shipment. Whether your products are light and fragile or heavy and awkward to handle, we have the experience to help you move your parts safely.
Past applications include the following:

  • Transmissions
  • Hoods
  • Catalytic converters
  • Side panels
  • Glass
  • Palletized and boxed items

Let us show you how our years of manufacturing experience can provide you with quality shipping racks, truck decking and returnable racks at a very affordable price. We buy steel tubing directly from the tube mills in truckload quantities. Then our talented and efficient teams in our low overhead production facilities transform the steel tubing into high quality portable racks that have been designed to meet your needs. Give us a chance to prove to you than nobody does it better than Tier-Rack! Whether you need 100,000 racks or 10 racks, Tier-Rack is your best choice for stacking shipping racks, storage bins, utility racks, and shipping containers.

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Winter Tires On Demand With Tier-Rack Tire Racks

One issue that tire companies have is getting their stock rotated.  Need to get rugged winter tires out of the back and available?  Well, why not use portable tire racks to get winter tires out front, where the people who need them can get them, and your warehouse staff can access them?  The effect on your warehouse is transformative.  Suddenly, you go from a static warehouse with immovable racks to a dynamic workspace, saving hours of time in your warehouse and letting your employees concentrate on managing the warehouse, not moving product.

Choose the style of tire rack that works best in your operation. Add perforated deck that meets fire codes by allowing water from overhead sprinklers to pass through to the stack racks below and protect the side walls. The ratio of holes to solid deck gives good support to the tires and will not leave marks on the tires in the portable rack.

Another style of stacking rack uses wire mesh decking. This decking is less expensive than perforated metal decking and has larger openings in the deck. This is a good option if your tires are in and out of your warehouse rack frequently and the wire deck doesn't have time to leave marks on your product. Naturally, the least expensive portable stack rack for tires has no decking at all. The inner and outer rack beams are located so they support the tires. This works best if you do not have people standing on the rack as they load or unload the tires, since the rack beams do not provide as secure a work surface as a deck does.

Our center post Tier-Rack® tire stacking frame is a popular alternative for those who appreciate the ease of loading and unloading tires when there are no obstructions on the corners of the stack racks. These tire racks are also the least expensive storage solution for tires available. The frames easily attach to your existing warehouse pallets and will hold loads of 2,000 pounds per pallet when the racks are stacked five high.

If you need shipping containers for tires, we make a folding rack for the economical return of the empty racks. Since the posts are not removed from the rack, there is no concern about losing some posts during the return trip. As with all of our varieties of tire racks, these can be made for any size and load capacity that you need. These shipping racks can be designed with or without decking to meet your needs.  They are strong enough to withstand years of use and material handling.  The tire and rack combination is what all tire distributors must have to store tires effectively

Let us show you how our years of manufacturing experience can provide you with quality tire racks at a very affordable price. We buy steel tubing directly from the tube mills in truckload quantities. Then our talented and efficient teams in our low overhead production facilities transform the steel tubing into high quality steel tire racks that have been designed to meet your needs. Give us a chance to prove to you that nobody does it better than Tier-Rack! Whether you need 100,000 steel tire racks or 10 tire racks, Tier-Rack is your best choice for stackable tire racks. 

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Start Winter Warehouse Prep Today!

As the seasons turn, the challenges for your warehouse change with them.  Gone are the long days and high temperatures of summer, and the early dark and freezing temps of winter are closer than they appear.  When you run a warehouse, it's imperative that you stay ahead of the curve on the weather.  Here's some tips for getting your warehouse ready for the winter.

Shut The Doors

The huge open doors that every warehouse needs are a liability when it comes to maintaining the health and comfort of your employees in the warehouse.  They do a great job of letting you get your stock in and out, but they also do a great job of letting the heat out and bringing in cold air.  It's vital to ensure that the doors are equipped with large plastic strips to help keep that warm air from escaping. 
They're easy to install and will save you money on heating, along with maintaining a consistent temperature.  Also, get your employees into the habit of closing these doors whenever possible.

Control The Flow
Even if you have perfectly placed heaters running full blast, you can still run into air flow issues.  Making the hot air in your warehouse run entirely in the direction that you want it to go may involve moving some racks.  If you have Tier-Rack Stack Racks, they're easy to move around the warehouse to maximize airflow.  If your racks are difficult to move, you may want to consider replacing them with more mobile racks, or wire frame racks that allow for better airflow. 
This will help your warehouse stay warmer throughout the season.

More POWER
If these tips haven't fixed your heating issue, consider adding more heat.  It's not just giant industrial heaters that do the trick, though.  Walk the warehouse.  Find the coldest places and pick up portable heaters for your employees.  We've talked to companies that have made their employees BUY their own heaters.  Frankly, a cold warehouse is YOUR fault.  Don't compound the error by making your employees fix this themselves. 
Also, look for areas that may not be covered, cracked windows, uninsulated areas, and fix them.  You'll be glad when the heating and a/c bills come.

Hopefully we've helped you with some tips to keep the warehouse warm this winter that you can implement NOW and get a head start.  If you're interested in transforming your warehouse more substantially, Tier-Rack can help! For more information on Tier Rack Pallet Stacking Frames, visit http://tier-rack.com or call 800-325-7869 today.

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Keep Your Warehouse Safe With These Rack Rules

*Do not carry more than one rack at a time. The racks are manufactured for static loads, not lateral loads.
 
*Always read the label on the rack for it’s weight capacity and stack height.
 
*Do not overload racks. Tier-Rack stack racks are engineered to withstand twice the capacity rate just in case this happens.
 
*Do not use racks with damaged posts or bases. This (as with any type of racking) will greatly reduce the safety of the racking. We suggest if posts or bases are damaged, to call us and we will make replacements for your racks. Then please recycle the damaged material as soon as possible, so no one will grab and use them.
 
*Do not stack any higher than is stated on the label. Each rack is engineered specifically for each customers maximum weight capacity. If they are stacked higher than they were engineered for, it could cause safety problems for employees.
 
*Tier-Rack engineers each rack to store product(s) to a given specification that is printed on the label. These calculations assume the weight on the rack is evenly distributed across the rack. Basically, don’t store anything heavy on one side and lightweight on the other. I know it is common sense, but it is good to share this information with the fork truck drivers and employees that may load the racks with product.
 
*Do not fabricate (drill holes, grind, cut) the posts or bases of the racks without contacting Tier-Rack first. This can cause safety concerns down the road. We can have our engineers on staff calculate if these practices will affect the integrity of the steel and it’s performance short term and long term.
 
*If you lose a label for the rack, just give us a call and we can send you replacement labels for you. Our labels are heavy duty and last for years, but sometimes they are damaged and knocked off. This is important because it tells your workers the specifications for the rack. If the label is missing it should be replaced immediately.
 
*Please call Tier-Rack if you are going to ever use the racks for shipment in your trucks or trailers. We can determine if they can safely be stacked, or they may not be stacked while shipping.
 
We hope this helps you and your employees about the safety of the stackable racks. Please let us know if you ever need anything and we would be glad to help. We appreciate your past business and continued interest in Tier-rack.

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Use Your Whole Warehouse With Tier-Rack Racks

Warehouse space is at a premium.  Creating space for all of the products that need to be stored in your warehouse is a time-consuming mess, that can always go wrong.  Finding a layout that works for your particular company can be even a bigger challenge.  This is where stackable warehouse tire racks can come in handy.  These stack racks, when utilized properly, raise your floor plan and allows you to utilize moveable racks, that store your products in the best way to access them.

The Tier-Rack Stack Rack is the original stacking rack.  Invented by Tier-Rack, they are designed and manufactured in America to exacting specifications.  Their factories use the most durable steel and manufacture each rack they sell in their factories in the United States.

Tier-Rack Corp of St. Louis, MO has been providing custom designed and manufactured tire racks since 1955.  Tier-Rack has created hundreds of customized racks for every shape and size of tire, using wire mesh and perforated decking to support the tires while keeping them from warping during long periods of non-use.  Let us show you how our years of manufacturing experience can provide you with quality earthmoving machine tire racks at a very affordable price. We buy steel tubing directly from the tube mills in truckload quantities. Then our talented and efficient teams in our low overhead production facilities transform the steel tubing into high quality portable racks that have been designed to meet your needs. Give us a chance to prove to you that nobody does it better than Tier-Rack! Whether you need 100,000 tire racks or 10 tire racks, Tier-Rack is your best choice.  Visit www.tier-rack.com today!

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Redesign Your Warehouse

A new warehouse is exciting and frustrating.  You get all of this new space, sure, but how should it be laid out?  Is the building you can afford the one you require?  Will it have your amenities and space to grow?  The most important question though, is how to lay it out.  Here are a few factors to examine as you develop your warehouse layout.

 

Equipment Size: Will your production machinery need more space than you anticipate, between its footprint and the employees that use it?

Get LEAN: This is a great time to restructure your operation.  Talk to the employees on the floor.  Ask them what they would change, how they would lay things out.  They’re there every day, ask them what would make the process more streamlined.

Height: Make sure that you have some vertical space, but not too much.  Stack Racks make it easier to utilize this space, but too much and you’re heating and cooling space for no reason.

Aisles: Start with measuring the size of your lift trucks.  Then give them adequate space on each side to get through.  Sounds like common sense, but we’ve been asked to design racks for companies that didn’t plan ahead and couldn’t get their trucks through.

Department Matters: You’re banking on your business growing, so why not build out in a way that can help facilitate that?  Make sure that every department has the room it needs to grow.  Often, one part of the operation ends up shortchanged (usually receiving) and it hurts the entire operation.

 

This doesn’t take into account all of the EHS factors of course, but it’s a great way to start getting your warehouse organized.  Tier-Rack can help as well.  We have experience designing custom racks and helping companies utilize their space, both in the horizontal AND the vertical.  We can help your company whether you’re moving in or redesigning.  Call us today at 800-325-7869 or visit www.tier-rack.com for more information.  Don’t live with frustrating racks and unusable space any more.

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Industrial Racks For YOUR Industry

Tier-Rack Corporation is a leading rack manufacturer that specializes in industrial racking.  Our industrial rack systems and industrial shelving offer many benefits and flexibility that fixed pallet racking do not.

whseaisleTier-Rack portable industrial racks are just that, they are portable.  Move product around your warehouse easily saving material handling time and money.

Tier-Rack's portable industrial rack and shelving systems can be used immediately with no installation time or cost and no take down costs.

Portable industrial storage rack are perfect for seasonal product and can be easily condensed down and moved out of the way when not in use.

hi-densitystorageAlthough there are many types of industrial shelving available out there, most of them can't be used to ship product back and forth from vendors or customers.  Tier-Rack portable racks can also be used as shipping racks.


Our all steel and welded construction provides a durable, flexible industrial shelving system that will provide decades of use and an excellent ROI.  Please visit our In Stock Rack page for small quantities or call in to one of our seasoned salespeople for a volume quote on industrial and warehouse storage racks.  Custom sizes and applications are our specialty! 

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Storage Racks For Your Business

Tier-Rack® portable racks are used by thousands of customers in hundreds of industries. Some of our customers use our portable stacking rack as standard warehouse racks, or as a stacking bin. In this case they place their product directly on our mobile rack and save the cost of wooden pallets.

The protection provided by the corner posts of the portable rack is a primary benefit. Bulky or hard-to-stack products are contained within the corner posts of the mobile storage racks. This provides stability for goods on the portable pallet when moving it within the warehouse or factory.LN-3SteelSlatdeckfront

Others who use wood pallets and need to stack without causing product damage, find that our Tier-Rack® Pallet Stacking Frames fits their needs. The steel frame of the Tier-Rack® stacking rack clips onto the wood pallet, providing a secure “cage” that both allows the pallets to be safely stacked and protects the products within the rack enclosure.

LN3 long boxes short postsAnother use of portable storage racks is for handling work-in-process parts; a metal bin that holds several parts at one time, reducing plant traffic. They are custom racks designed to meet your needs, whether the parts to be handled are delicate or massive. Usually, these parts racks are designed as folding racks or collapsible racks.

Nestable racks are another type of portable stacking racks. These racks can be “nested”, or stacked inside of each other when empty, without removing the corner posts. Our Load-Nester® stacking racks
nest when not in use, and carry and stack loads of 4,000 pounds per rack or more. This can be beneficial in an active warehouse where unused space is at a premium.OutsideStorage

 

Whatever the application, whether it is for portable stack rack shipping racks, nesting racks, portable cart or warehouse storage racks – Tier-Rack has a portable stack rack that will do the job.

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Get Your Warehouse Racks From Tier-Rack

In the warehouse world, the only thing that matters is that you can trust your storage solution to fix your warehouse storage issues.  The racks made by Tier-Rack do, because they follow our slogan: High Quality – Great Service – Low Prices.  We like to make sure that we sell the exact right rack to every company, and that they are happy with the results.

We start by only using the highest-quality materials in our American factories.  We build our racks right here in the US, under the highest standards.  Not every company can say that.  Tier-Rack was a founding member of the Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI), which established the standards used by complying manufacturers of portable stack racks. We take the safety of our rack designs very seriously, for we know that avoiding the possibility of a rack failure is in the best interest of everyone.

We also have the best customer service in the industry.  We are there at every step of the way.  You work with the same sales rep throughout your relationship with Tier-Rack, with the continuity helping speed up the progress of your orders.

Even with our high standards and excellent service, our prices are the lowest in the industry.  Our years of experience have provided us the opportunity to learn how to produce quality products efficiently. We have learned which suppliers are reliable and consistently provide top quality steel at fair prices. Our manufacturing plants are located where they can provide reduced freight costs for most of our customers. Our experienced fabricators continue to find ways to reduce the cost of producing racks. Our financial strength means that our suppliers are willing to give us good prices because they know that they will be paid on time. All of these reasons combine to allow us to offer Tier-Rack stacking racks at low prices every day. Whether you need 10 racks or 100,000 racks, Tier-Rack is your best choice for portable racks, rack shelving, bins, tire racks, used rack, storage bins, shipping racks, pad rack, rack shelving, and material handling equipment.

Call Tier-Rack at 1-800-325-7869 and visit www.tier-rack.com to order and learn more about what products we offer.  Give Tier-Rack a chance to help you get your warehouse in order.

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Save Money With Shipping Racks

Shipping products around the world is a logistical headache at the best of times.  Coordinating times with trucks, trains, planes and tankers to arrive at the destination on-time and with your products intact can be a nightmare.
That’s why finding the right material way to ship your products is imperative.  Whit everything having to be there faster and faster, shippers may cut corners on product safety, putting your product in a precarious position.
Shipping racks from Tier-Rack are the best solution for front-to-back shipping and logistical solutions.  The racks are designed to fit in shipping containers or standalone and give your product the support it deserves while keeping the ability to move it quickly and efficiently.  Tier-Rack shipping racks are made in America with 100% American steel, and are guaranteed.  Tier-Rack will also be with you every step of the way, from sales through implementation.
Tier-Rack can also design custom racks for your company that can help you keep your products safe and sound, regardless of what they are.  Tier-Rack shipping racks can also be used in the warehouse to keep your products stored safely, outside of shipping.  This can help with speed and efficiency. 
Finding the perfect rack isn’t luck.  It just takes a call to Tier-Rack.
Tier-Rack Corporation is a leader in warehouse racks and the inventor of the Stack Rack.  We have provided storage solutions for Fortune 500 Companies and smaller businesses all across the globe.  Please call us at 1-800-325-7869 or visit www.tier-rack.com today to order your warehouse racks and change how your warehouse works.

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Shop For the Tire Rack You Need

Finding the right tire rack takes real research, and a real attention to detail.  While many companies can quote a tire rack, or build a tire rack, not all of them do it accurately or ethically in every phase.  Finding a company that sells, designs, builds, and delivers your racks is one way to guarantee accuracy in your order.  Start with a quote.  Finding a reputable company with a solid reputation in the industry.  Preferably, your target company will have an on-staff engineer, who will be able to accurately design the tire rack to properly support and store your tires for how your company uses them. 

They can also help to ensure that everything that you want is included in the quote.  Every specification, from metal gauge to load rating, needs to be spelled out in the quote.  A short list to help you would be: load ratings, stack heights, all tubing gauges, rack design details and empty rack weight.  Also, make sure to demand domestically manufactured racks. Often, companies will quote racks from overseas which use inferior tubing, and won't inform you of the 12 weeks of lead time that it takes due to sea container shipping, so that they can save on manufacturing costs. 

When the racks arrive, it is equally important that the work is checked. Just because a company tells you that their racks are 14 gauge doesn't mean that they are.  Demand in the quote to know what the estimated weight will be for each rack, and measure a sampling from the order upon arrival. Companies will skimp on the construction in areas that aren't seen, such as in the base which is welded closed.  These are hard to spot, but easy to measure if the estimates on weight are given.  It's also not unreasonable to check the physical address of the manufacturing facility to ensure that you know that these are made domestically.  If they come in a container, they are probably from China. 

Some of the most common pitfalls to avoid are:

          - Dealers or distributors posing as actual rack manufacturers
          - Inferior overseas material and workmanship
          - Quoting lighter gauge tubing
          - Quoting the correct gauges but then delivering lighter gauge
racks
          - Omitting rack tags indicating manufacturer and safe load limits

Let us show you how our years of manufacturing experience can provide you with quality car tire racks at a very affordable price. We buy steel tubing directly from the tube mills in truckload quantities. Then our talented and efficient teams in our low overhead production facilities transform the steel tubing into high quality portable racks that have been designed to meet your needs. Give us a chance to prove to you that nobody does it better than Tier-Rack! Whether you need 100,000 tire racks or 10 tire racks, Tier-Rack is your best choice.

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How To Keep Your Warehouse Safe

Warehouses are busy, buzzing hives of activity.  They are the heartbeat and lifeblood of your organization, moving your product quickly from one place to another, or helping to push your items out to customers.  The importance of being efficient can't be understated, but safety is even more pressing.  How to keep your warehouse safe is the question at the top of the mind of any great warehouse manager.

One way to keep your warehouse safe is to use stack racks made with real steel.  It's really important to know that your storage system will be solid for years, and Tier-Rack is the best at it.  Tier-Rack racks are made with the highest-quality steel and are built to last.  We also are the industry leader in rack engineering, and can help you build a safer and more efficient warehouse.
 
After you get your stackable racks, here are some other ways to maximize your space:
Be methodical when stacking items such that they are always in the same order, in a way that compliments each other. Doing this creates an order that allows easy retrieval, encouraging employees to more easily find items and to find them using the same, repeatable process, which creates efficiency over time. And, you are less likely to lose items and less likely to have spoilage of items that have a shorter shelf life while optimizing space available, which will create more shelf space for inventory storage.
Keep the space clean in your warehouse such that it is free of any unneeded items. If you organize your building in a way that maximises the given area, you can greatly improve the flow and efficiency of movement. More areas can be used when items are set in an area specifically designated for those items. The position and arrangement of the items greatly affects the available space given to you. A metric that is often used to measure this efficiency is “inventory turns.” The greater the number, the more times you are replenishing your inventory and making greater efficiency of your inventory space.
Think carefully and highly value every space used for any warehouse storage needs. If an item isn’t really needed to be stored locally, remove it. Only using space you truly need significantly improves the number of items you can fit in any given building, increasing efficiency and avoiding unnecessary expansion. Doing this can also help lower the cost for the maintenance and security of the facility you maintain.
 
Knowing your space and using it properly is the key to safe, efficient warehouse usage. Let us show you how our years of manufacturing experience can provide you with quality stack racks at a very affordable price. We buy steel tubing directly from the tube mills in truckload quantities. Then our talented and efficient teams in our low overhead production facilities transform the steel tubing into high quality portable racks that have been designed to meet your needs. Give us a chance to prove to you that nobody does it better than Tier-Rack! Whether you need 100,000 racks or 10 racks, Tier-Rack is your best choice. Visit www.tier-rack.com today for more information.

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Automotive Shipping Racks Move Your Parts

Tier-Rack is a rack manufacturer supplying new and used automotive shipping racks, returnable shipping racks and portable stack racks.

We offer a wide range of capabilities necessary to customize automotive rack for our customers particular needs. We supply steel storage racks and metal containers to help our customers utilize warehouse heights and save valuable floor space. Serving all industries, we can design and manufacture a standard or custom storage solution for your material handling needs. Any of our standard racks or containers can be modified with several options that might better fit your needs. If you have a special part configuration, we can design a custom steel rack to accommodate the parts shape while ensuring the racks are able to be stacked.

Tier-Rack has been providing custom shipping solutions for your material handling and storage needs for over 55 years. We can often supply custom automotive racking samples in a few weeks and after customer approval we can supply custom manufactured racks in approximately 4-6 wks. We also have a used rack department that may be able to locate used returnable shipping racks.

You want to place your material handling, storage and shipping rack requirements with a known industry leader. Whether you're considering custom shipping racks with side containment, stirrups, dividers, casters, or decks, Tier-Rack is your solution.

With our experienced sales staff, diverse manufacturing facilities, state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment and powder coated product, it's easy to see why Tier-Rack should be your #1 choice. Give us the opportunity to exceed your expectations. Please e-mail or call us with what you would like us to quote along with a drawing of the racks and we will send you a very competitive quotation.  You may also want to send us a sample of your rack and we can design our auto racking to be interchangeable with your existing racks. After we have had a chance to inspect your returnable rack we will ship it back to you.

Many of our customers have special material handling needs that require a custom engineered rack solution. Some of these auto racks are designed to ensure part separation in transit to prevent damage. We have made rack to carry windshields, engines, radiators, carpet rolls, hoods, body panels and many more products. Returnable racks can be knocked down and returned to the point of origin to reuse, usually in a 4 to 1 ratio.  The advantage of this type of rack are as follows:  

  • Reduce product damage           Auto_Rack_4                                                                                              
  • Eliminate the need to continually reorder expensive disposable packaging
  • Increase efficiency of in house handling
  • Store difficult to handle items

We offer a wide variety of reuseable returnable auto rack, shipping containers and dunnage racks. Here is a sample of the different kinds of custom steel returnable storage racks that we can manufacture:

  • Drive Train Parts Racks: Engine Rack, engine cover rack, outboard motor rack and axle rack.
  • Vehicle Exterior Parts Racks: Bumper rack, window glass rack, mirror rack, door panel rack and bag rack with vynal dividers.
  • Vehicle Interior Parts Racks: Dashboard rack and instrument panel rack.
  • Implements Rack: Lawnmower rack, heavy equipment racks.
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Use Portable Stacking Distribution Center Racks

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In the distribution center, Tier-Rack portable stacking DC racks save space, time and money. Since our distribution center racks are portable, they can be easily moved to allow you to reconfigure your storage space anytime your needs change. A number of warehouse distribution center managers have said that they were skeptical about portable DC racking at first, but that once they tried our stack racks they became sold on the concept and would never use anything else.

 

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How does our DC rack benefit our customers? One advantage mentioned is the ability of Tier-Rack® stacking racks to bulk store items. For seasonal merchandise that needs to be stored for a few months, the ability to fill an area with racks stacked up to five racks high and with few (or no) aisles means that a tremendous amount of product can be stored in a small amount of space. Another advantage of using Tier-Rack® portable racks is the ability to load incoming product directly on the stack racks. Once loaded, the distribution center racks can be moved by forklift trucks to the storage area and stacked for storage. This saves manpower and handling time, and often reduces the need for wooden pallets in the operation.

Tier-Rack stacking racks are designed to meet the specifications of your distribution facilities. Whether you are storing items that weigh 1,000 pounds per pallet position or 6,000 pounds per pallet position, we will engineer a rack that will safely hold your load. Your handling needs are also considered during the design phase. Do you need to pick up the racks from all four sides, or just from the front and back? Do you need decking on the rack, or will you be loading only full pallet loads into the rack? Will you need more than one post height, or are all of your loads of a uniform height? Your answers to these and other questions will help us provide a rack that will meet your operational needs for years to come in your logistics center.


In some instances, additional labor savings can be realized by moving two loaded distribution center racks at the same time. Please be sure to let us know if you wish to carry two loaded stack racks at the same time so we can engineer the racks to safely handle the additional live load.

 

Let us show you how our years of manufacturing experience can provide you with quality distribution center racks at a very affordable price. We buy steel tubing directly from the tube mills in truckload quantities. Then our talented and efficient teams in our low overhead production facilities transform the steel tubing into high quality portable racks that have been designed to meet your needs. Give us a chance to prove to you that nobody does it better than Tier-Rack! Whether you need 100,000 racks or 10 racks, Tier-Rack is your best choice for stacking distribution center racks.
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How To Use Stackable Bins

Are you tired of buying stackable bins out of catalogues with limited size selections? Call on Tier-Rack Corp. and we will design a storage bin to meet your unique product load dimensions that stacks and can be transported with your pallet jack or fork lift.

Satisfy 2 needs with 1 metal storage bin system. A portable rack with enclosed sides can become a small parts bin for metal scraps, water pumps, fasteners, carpet remnants, or just plain trash that you can count on to handle load weights of thousands of  pounds and stack to the ceiling. A metal bin that saves space and time can save you money and material handling headaches.

Would you like to save time and space when shipping small boxes to your regular customers? You won’t have to shrink wrap the boxes or ship a load that is half air. Double stack your pallet loads in LTL carriers with our shipping bins sized to fit side by side in the van. By using a wire mesh bin you can make sure the product is visible for a quick count when unloading the shipment. To save space on the van for a full load of returnable metal storage bins we can make a folding rack or a simpler bin with removable sides.

Let us show how our years of experience manufacturing metal shelving racks can provide you with custom racks at a very affordable price.  We buy steel tubing directly from the tube mills in truckload quantities. Then our talented and efficient teams in our low overhead production facilities transform the steel tubing into high quality storage bins containers that have been designed to meet your needs. Give us a chance to prove to you that nobody does it better than Tier-Rack Corp.! Whether you need 100,000 bins or 10 parts bin. Tier-Rack is your best choice.

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Stackable Carts For Your Warehouse

Need a stackable cart? You came to the right place! Let us build you a portable rack with casters added. We can accommodate any reasonable weight capacity and load dimension.

Often our customers need the option of moving their portable racks into locations that are not amenable to fork lift operations. Just take your steel bins and manually move them anywhere in your facility on our industrial strength casters made to handle your load weight.

Our movable racks become utility cart racks that stack when fitted with specifically chosen semi-metal or phenolic casters.  Tell us the condition of your floor and we choose a caster that won't cause any harm even when the steel carts are stacked 2-3 high with over 2000 lbs. on each cart rack.  The casters can be fixed or swivel, with our without brakes, to insure that your industrial cart can be safely stacked into tiered bins.

tLet us show you how our years of experience manufacturing steel carts can provide you with warehouse carts at a very affordable price. We buy steel tubing directly from the tube mills in truckload quantities. Then our talented and efficient teams in our low overhead production facilities transform the steel tubing into high quality industrial carts that have need designed to meet your needs. Give us a chance to prove to you that nobody does it better than Tier-Rack Corp. Whether you need 100,000 heavy duty carts or 10 warehouse carts, Tier-Rack is your best choice for your heavy duty dart needs.

Whatever your application is for portable rack, shipping rack, utility cart, stacking rack or warehouse cart - Tier-Rack has a portable stack rack that will do the job.

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