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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.

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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Warehouse Space Is Precious. Use the Right Rack

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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Avoid These Warehouse Mistakes

Every warehouse is different, with unique challenges and issues to deal with.  Two warehouses in the same industry, in the same BUILDING, can have drastically different operating and structural issues and challenges.

That being said, there are some constants to warehouse and storage management that can be applied across most operations.

Keep your records

No matter the size, warehouses have to keep a paper trail.  Knowing your inventory and where it’s going is vital to the health of the operation.  If you don’t hold on to your paperwork, there’s nothing telling you what happened in case of an issue with shipped products.

Overloading on product

Many companies feel that having too much product is OK, because it’s still potential sales, and they don’t want to get caught without product during a sale.  This line of thinking unfortunately leads to overbuying and excess stock languishing in the warehouse.

This eliminates crucial space that you could be using for your newer product lines, and stops you from optimizing your area.

Make obvious paths

In a warehouse, “picking paths” are hugely important.  Having a way for your employees to quickly and efficiently grab multiple items makes your warehouse really sing.  Finding a way to build this is critical.  You have to know what gets purchased together frequently, and what stacks well together, to maximize efficiency.  Plan for your employees and they’ll reward you with better productivity. 

Housekeeping and safety

Maintaining a clean warehouse is paramount to having a safe, smoothly-operating warehouse.  Don’t let old pallets and garbage clog up your well-planned aisles and stacks.  You can plan out the perfect warehouse, but if it can’t be navigated because people are tripping over old wraps and forklifts are blocked by used boxes and pallets, what’s the point?

Make sure that housekeeping is a part of the daily ritual for the warehouse and reward it when completed.  Your workers deserve to work in a space where they won’t trip over junk or have boxes fall on their heads, but they also need to be a part of the process to maintain it.

 

 

Hopefully, making your warehouse clean and efficient will help you be more successful.  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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Tier-Rack Experts Can 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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Use Bins In Your Warehouse

If your warehouse stores lots of different types of materials, including bulk items, grains, small assorted items or anything like that, you know that storing them can be a real issue.  Finding a way to keep all of your items stored, secured, and separate are among the major headaches that warehouse managers have to suffer through.

Once you’ve determined your needs, you can find a solution with Tier-Rack.  We have both bins and bags that will keep your warehouse organized and operating at a peak level.  Our bins and bags are very portable, and will let you store every type of material that you need.

This helps increase storage density and efficiency, and lets you separate your items to where you save time searching for things in the warehouse.

Bins are also great for shipping.  Our shipping bins let you remove the headache from shipping small boxes of material, especially from your own warehouses to each other.  Never pack a new box when you already have a bin packed.  Ship in your Tier-Rack bin – they’re durable enough to be handled with a forklift and stand up to the rigors of travel.

Our bags are terrific for storing anything small that needs to be ported.  They’re ideal to use in a warehouse sorting grains or small tools, or anything that pours (and makes a mess when it spills!)  We sell bulk bag racks that keep these bags upright and make them extremely portable and safe to use.

Tier-Rack isn’t just the top storage rack company in the United States, they also make other products that help keep your warehouse safe and efficient year-round.  Call us today at 800-325-7869 and visit www.tier-rack.com for more information.  Don’t let your warehouse become a mess this year.  Let Tier-Rack organize it and save thousands, while getting certified U.S. Steel, made right here in the United States.

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Buy American Made Storage Racks

While there are any number of reasons to buy American-made products, including helping American companies, putting money back into the economy,and growing the job market, a reason that should hit closer to home for companies is quality.  American made racks, such as the Tire Racks manufactured by Tier-Rack Corporation, are built in manufacturing centers located here, ensuring quality.  As Tier-Rack designs, sells, and manufactures the racks here, customers can be assured that every step in the process is Made In America.

This extends to quality.  When a Tier-Rack sales rep or engineer tells you that their racks are 14 gauge, you can be assured that they will be.  Making sure that the racks are the correct weight ensures that you know that you have gotten the thickness and stability that you paid for.  Your engineer or sales rep can tell you the weight that your rack should be at, and the racks can be weighed, or stacked and weighed for an average to determine the gauge by weight.

Tier-Rack Corporation has been a leader in rack solutions and flexible warehouse racking systems for almost sixty years. The original Tier-RackR pallet stacking frame converts regular warehouse pallets into sturdy storage racks in seconds without screws or bolts. And the Load-NesterR 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.

Our portable stacking racks and rack systems are designed to handle and store even the most fragile, odd-shaped, and awkward merchandise. They can be designed to transport two loads at a time. Our stack racks reduce handling time, stack up to six high, and they are capable of supporting thousands of pounds per unit load. All Tier-Rack racks are engineered with a "2-to-1" safety factor to ensure the racks will perform safely and last for decades.  For more information, visit http://tier-rack.com today.

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How Should You Store Tires?

Many businesses need to store tires.  What some of them don't understand is HOW.  Tires, as a soft, malleable object, need to be stored in a way that they won't warp and deform, creating wobbly, dangerous tires that can cause blowouts and accidents.  Wobbly tires can mess up the alignment on a vehicle, and on an 18-wheeler, this is a huge problem costing thousands of dollars to fix.

Some companies have found themselves with unusable stock, simply because they have not stored their tires properly on a professional, custom built tire rack.  These tire racks are easily the safest way to safely store your tires, as they hold the tires on perforated decking that helps distribute the weight of the tire throughout, keeping it from warping. 

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.

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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Used Racks Save Money

Not everything works as well after it's been used.  Gum comes to mind.  Also underwear.  However, sometimes, buying a product used can give you an advantage, and that's where Used Tire Racks come in.  Tire racks, while infinitely customizable, can be used by different businesses repeatedly, as many businesses sell the same type or size of tires.  This is where Tier-Rack can step in and make it easier for businesses to save money on their tire storage needs.

Tier-Rack helps find used racks that can fit the customer, and delivers them into the hands that need them.  We operate as a re-seller for racks that otherwise may be impossible to find, as we scour the country looking for the best deals on the widest variety of used tire racks.  Finding these aren't easy, but our staff of sales professionals can find you the used tire rack that you need.

As such, we also BUY used racks.  Many companies, when changing product or moving to larger/smaller facilities, will change and adapt their rack space accordingly.  We are there to help facilitate this process with you, to let you move on from your used tire racks and help you find a new home for them.  This allows us to have racks for our customers, and help keep everyone who wants to buy OR sell used tire racks happy. 

Tier-Rack Corporation has been a leader in rack solutions and flexible warehouse racking systems for almost sixty 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. Our portable stacking racks and rack systems are designed to handle and store even the most fragile, odd-shaped, and awkward merchandise. They can be designed to transport two loads at a time. Our stack racks reduce handling time, stack four to six high, and they are capable of supporting thousands of pounds per unit load. All Tier-Rack racks are engineered with a "2-to-1" safety factor to ensure the racks will perform safely and last for decades.  For more information, visit http://tier-rack.com today.

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Industrial Machinery Tires Need Great Storage

When Industrial Machinery needs to move, what moves it?  Tires.  And these tires need to be up to snuff, especially when we're talking about large scale equipment, bulldozers, harvesters, shredders, wheel loaders, amd cherry pickers all need ways to store their tires and treads.  These are heavy duty, requiring a little bit more support and metal than typical tires need. 

These racks require toughness that a typical rack doesn't need, giving them a heavier, sturdier feel than most tire racks.  Luckily Tier-Rack Corp has on site engineers specially trained to design these racks to stand up to the rigors that construction equipment tires put on them.  Whether its a construction company, a state office, or a supplier, Tier-Rack can develop a rack that suits your company and manufacture it in their local manufacturing plants here in the United States, using the highest quality parts and metal.

Since Tier-Rack is the designer, manufacturer, and seller of Tier-Rack stacking racks, they can assure you of the quality of their products.  This gives them a leg up in creating the perfect rack for any situation, particularly one in which precision is important, such as Industrial Machinery Tire Racks.

Since 1955, Tier-Rack Corp has used their Tier-Rack storage system to store tires, boxes, fabric, pipe, elecronics, bicycles, furniture, food, beverages, and almost any product that can be kept in a warehouse.  Any company that uses pallets can use this product, which stacks frames on top of your existing wood pallets to create vertical space.These will allow a company to stack 3 to 5 loads of crushable of fragile products, as well as awkward, non-stackable product. 

When the frames aren't being utilized, they take up a small amount of space, folding down to conserve your precious warehouse space.   

For more information on Tier Rack Pallet Stacking Frames, visit www.tier-rack.com today.

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How To Order the Perfect Rack Online

When ordering racks online, there can be some guesswork with a lot of companies.  How do you really know what you're getting?  That's why every online order from Tier-Rack Corp is handled by a sales specialist, who will explain exactly what you are going to get. 
That's how Tier-Rack operates.
Tier-Rack's online ordering at http://tier-rack.com/stock-racks-order-racks.html lets you order any rack we have in stock.  We can also create custom racks and storage solutions for your business to let you work the way you work, just faster and more efficiently.
You get the personal service of Tier-Rack's experienced professionals and the advice of experts, and you get racks built right here in the United States.  Our factories in Mississippi and North Carolina are creating and building the best racks in the industry, to keep your workers and products safe.  In fact, all Tier-Rack racks are manufactured in the US, so we can verify their quality to you any time.
You're not ordering from an overseas company that doesn't have to obey the rules or make the best products.  We make the strongest and safest racks in the business.
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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The Rules For Modern Warehouse Management

Organizing a warehouse is a constant struggle.  You have to know what to prioritize to maximize efficiency and profit while keeping the building safe is the something that takes constant monitoring to get right.  However, if you follow these rules, you can keep your warehouse and its occupants and products safe and happy.

  • 1. Keep your products organized by product type.  Keep tires with tires, gaskets with gaskets, and widgets with widgets.  Don't make your guys hunt for what they need.
  • 2. Give a walkway by organizing neatly.  Don't ever let product spill off of shelves or you will have peoplle hurt and product damages.
  • 3. If you aren't using space, make sure you know what to do with it.
  • 4. Excess product and older items need to be cycled to less-accesable areas.  This frees up your closer racks for the product that has to move quickly.  Keep track of what is selling/being used and rotate accordingly.
  • 5. Keep consistent patterns, but don't get stuck to a fixed grid.  If you say that a particular thing has to be in one area, you can waste space, but you can also waste time searching for products you use every day.  Find that balance for YOUR warehouse and develop a strategy for how to keep the warehouse running.

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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Tier Your Tire Racks For Space

Tire businesses across the world have a space problem. There aren't a lot of ways to keep tires stored that do no damage and are space efficient.  Stacking tires isn't effective, as it creates soft spots and wear patterns, and causes the tires to become lopsided and wobbly.  This makes mounting the tires difficult, and even dangerous.  Tires worn in patterns or that are lopsided can blow while driving, an extremely dangerous proposition.

Tier-Rack has solved this.  Warehouses and other businesses that need to store tire racks vertically can use the Tier-Rack Stack Rack, or Tier Tire Racks.  These stackable racks allow companies to store tires vertically, creating "stacks" that safely and securely store tires.  These custom-designed racks allow for both safety and ease of access for storage of tires, creating a warehouse that employees can easily access their tires from.  This makes warehouses safer and more efficient, saving money and time, and protecting both your inventory and your employees.

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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Seismic Support Makes Your Warehouse Safer

 

Seismic activity can be deadly to a warehouse.  If you don't have legitimate racks setup properly, they can fall and do real damage, and hurt your employees badly.  The last thing that you want is to have a poorly-optimized warehouse rack hurt someone.  Hwever, it happens all of the time with shoddy racks, or improperly ised storage racks.  If you stack too much product or go too high, above safety parameters, you are asking for real trouble.   That is why we build our racks with Seismic Support built-in, to keep you safe.

From Scientific American, September 2004...The leading techniques “try to absorb a lot of the ground motion energy so the building doesn’t have to,” says James Malley, senior principal at Degenkolb Engineers in San Francisco. That often means inserting heavy-duty fixtures between the building and its foundation, such as base isolators that act as rubber mats, viscous fluid dampers that operate like shock absorbers, or slide bearings that allow the building to sway instead of snap.

What this illustrates is similar to how our stacking pallets (sometimes called rack) perform.  They will sway and rock and absorb the shock.  We even have evidence of them scooting across the floor moving with the shock waves, but not failing.  As opposed to the rigid structure of bolted to the floor pallet racking, our rack's relatively "loose" fit acts as the dampers allowing for the necessary shock absorption to withstand inpact more efficiently.

Each municipality interprets and applies the IBC (International Building Code) differently.  Some inspectors don't use it at all and apply different codes to determine suitability of rack or bin design.  Tier-Rack has no way of knowing this from township to township so it is up to you to lay the groundwork.  Much of the confusion comes from the misapplication of standard "rack" codes to our portable material handling pallets.  "Racking" by definition is a bolted to the ground structure.  To apply those "racking" codes to our product is as erroneous as trying to apply it to a forklift.

  Don't let our name fool you.  The name Tier-Rack was coined back in 1955 and is only a trade name.  Our product is truly a steel pallet, portable and stackable.  Steel portable stackable pallets are not structures. The steel portable stackable pallets are pieces of equipment intended to protect the product that is being moved around a warehouse. They are no different than wooden pallets or even crates. Materials in wooden crates or on wooden pallets are stored and stacked commonly on the ground (see picture to left).

The steel stackable pallets are no different. They are steel pallets which hold a product (just like wood pallets) with steel tube members that protect the product by supporting any additional steel pallets that one might stack on top of the lower steel portable stackable pallets. The tube post members are no different than the wooden panels of crates in that respect. They are not structures; there is no positive connection between each piece of the units; they are meant for temporary storage only and not intended to be permanent fixtures (just like wooden pallets of material stored on the ground).

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Custom Racks Could Solve Your Warehouse Puzzle

 

Tire Racks can help your business in a variety of ways.  Whether you are a wholesaler of tires, or a dealer directly to the consumer, or a distributor to large companies, an effective rack is essential to your workflow.  Unfortunately, a tire rack is not a one size fits all proposition.  This creates a conundrum for organizations that deal in many different sizes of tires, from consumer class passenger tires, to high performance sport tires, to trailer and industrial machine tires.  Custom racks are sometimes necessary to keep your inventory organized and accessable.

The essential furniture for a manufacturer of seller of tires can be acquired through a variety of means.  There are distributors and wholesalers across the world that can deliver a quality product, or a low price, or excellent customer service. There's one company, however, that excels in all three phases of this operation.  Tier-Rack, of St. Louis, MO, is the largest manufacturer of stack racks in the United States, and they're not a dealer, or someone else's distributor.  They are the first person you talk to when ordering, and they are the people you call for customer service.  They're the low-cost, high service alternative to re-sellers and distributors, who disappear when a problem arises.  Tier-Rack also creates custom designs, one of the advantages of being both sales and manufacturing.  They sub nothing out to fabricators or third party manufacturers, creating every rack themselves.  When customers need assistance with anything from engineering to local inspectors, Tier-Rack is there to help, and make sure that there is no interruption in your business.  All products from Tier-Rack are also proudly manufactured in the the United States, in our facilities, ensuring the highest quality and care goes into every rack. 

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. Our portable stacking racks and rack systems are designed to handle and store even the most fragile, odd-shaped, and awkward merchandise. They can be designed to transport two loads at a time. Our stack racks reduce handling time, stack four to six high, and they are capable of supporting thousands of pounds per unit load. All styles of racking are engineered to meet and/or exceed the "2-to-1" safety factor established by the Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI) for portable rack design specifications. For more information, visit http://tier-rack.com today.

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Perforated Decking For Tire Racks

When businesses store tires, they need to know that they are safely stored, and that their WAREHOUSE will be safe.  Believe it or not, this is a very important question in storage.  When racks store items, such as tires, they need to be setup to allow water to sluice through, going from fire suppression systems all the way to the floor to put out fires in your storeroom.

Perforated deck 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.

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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Avoid These Common Warehouse Mistakes

 

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Every warehouse is different, with unique challenges and issues to deal with.  Two warehouses in the same industry, in the same BUILDING, can have drastically different operating and structural issues and challenges.

 

That being said, there are some constants to warehouse and storage management that can be applied across most operations.

Keep your records

No matter the size, warehouses have to keep a paper trail.  Knowing your inventory and where it’s going is vital to the health of the operation.  If you don’t hold on to your paperwork, there’s nothing telling you what happened in case of an issue with shipped products.

 

Overloading on product

 

Many companies feel that having too much product is OK, because it’s still potential sales, and they don’t want to get caught without product during a sale.  This line of thinking unfortunately leads to overbuying and excess stock languishing in the warehouse.

 

This eliminates crucial space that you could be using for your newer product lines, and stops you from optimizing your area.

 

Make obvious paths

In a warehouse, “picking paths” are hugely important.  Having a way for your employees to quickly and efficiently grab multiple items makes your warehouse really sing.  Finding a way to build this is critical.  You have to know what gets purchased together frequently, and what stacks well together, to maximize efficiency.  Plan for your employees and they’ll reward you with better productivity. 

Housekeeping and safety

Maintaining a clean warehouse is paramount to having a safe, smoothly-operating warehouse.  Don’t let old pallets and garbage clog up your well-planned aisles and stacks.  You can plan out the perfect warehouse, but if it can’t be navigated because people are tripping over old wraps and forklifts are blocked by used boxes and pallets, what’s the point?

 

Make sure that housekeeping is a part of the daily ritual for the warehouse and reward it when completed.  Your workers deserve to work in a space where they won’t trip over junk or have boxes fall on their heads, but they also need to be a part of the process to maintain it.

 

 

 

Hopefully, making your warehouse clean and efficient will help you be more successful.  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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A Cool Warehouse Is a Profitable Warehouse

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It’s a hot summer.  Nothing slows down production like a heat wave in your warehouse.  Think about it though – couldn’t your warehouse run more efficiently and quickly if the workers are comfortable?  As anyone who runs a warehouse can tell you, being uncomfortable leads to rushing leads to mistakes.  Here are a few ways to deal with warehouse heat and humidity to help make your warehouse run more efficiently through the summer.

What can you do

  1. Install high-volume A/C units.  Fastest and safest method to reduce heat and humidity.  May not be as effective if you have large bay doors that are open constantly, and doesn’t help outdoor workers.
  2. Some machinery is prone to overheating.  Make sure that if you have conveyor belts or other machinery that doesn’t perform well in the heat, try to keep it in the cooler parts of the building. 
  3. Know your employees and workforce.  Not everyone handles the heat as well as others.  If you have employees that have trouble with the heat, consider moving them to a cooler area or giving them frequent breaks.
  4. Watering stations can really help with cooldown.  Keep stations at regular intervals and assign employees and resources to keep them filled.  An employee with heatstroke is a serious matter.  Not just lost work time, but a human being hurt in your warehouse.  If you see signs of heatstroke, or your employees do, rectify that right away.  Tell your employees to watch for signs such as dizziness and loss of breath.
  5. Lock in the cool air. Vinyl strips can keep in as much as 60% of your cold air without disrupting the workflow of your warehouse.
  6. Industrial dehumidifiers are a huge comfort to employees. Taking the humidity down makes an immediate difference in the health and comfort of your workforce.

 

These are just some of the ways that you can make your warehouse more comfortable and effective.  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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Lease Your Warehouse Racks From Tier-Rack!

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Tier-Rack now offers a Rack Leasing program!  That's right, you can now have your warehouse filled with a non-permanent structure, and give your company more flexibility than ever before!  Tier-Rack's Rack Lease Program offers customizable solutions for the issues that may be slowing your warehouse down.

Tier-Rack offers several different ways to save with leased racks.  We offer: Lease-to-Buy, short-term leases, and long-term leases.  Whatever your need, Tier-Rack can make your warehouse work for you. 

Our Lease-to-Buy Program allows smaller warehouse owners or businesses that may need to ramp up in the future a way to own their warehouse racks without making a large initial investment.  It's a great way for a new company or a small business to boost their inventory and get their warehouse situated for a lower cost.

The Short-Term Leases are designed to let companies that have a brief need for storage, but don't need to carry large storage for the entire year.

Long-Term Leases let companies have flexibility and save money, even if they don't want to keep their racks forever.

With a small upfront deposit, we will help to customize a warehouse solution for your company.  If you need:

  • tire racks
  • shipping racks
  • warehouse racks
  • bins
  • bags
  • stack racks
  • coil racks
  • carpet racks

or anything else that needs a custom storage rack, we have it and can get it to your warehouse.  You can also utilize our vast supply of Used racks in order to save even more.

So call Tier-Rack today to take advantage of the best Rack Leasing Program in the business and put our years of experience to work for you. 

For more information on Tire Racks and other Stacking Racks, visit www.tier-rack.com today, and call 1-800-325-7869 to speak to our sales team!

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Don't Let Your Tire Warehouse Stay Disorganized

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Warehouses are an ever-changing ecosystem.  Keeping it running requires constant upkeep and work, and knowledge of your product and employees.
You can also need to freshen things up and change the layout from time to time.  That’s why Stack Racks and proper warehouse design are so important.
Stack racks are durable, portable, collapsible, shippable, low-cost stacking racks that reduce costly product damage associated with bulk stacking, offers better space utilization, product identification and easier handling of product.  
They allow you to reorganize your warehouse on the fly by stacking in different configurations and moving easily around the warehouse, unlike traditional stationary racks.
When your main product changes and you need access to different products at different times, being able to put what you need up front or near the trucks can save dollars and time.  Your warehouse is the heart of your operation, so do everything to make it work correctly.
Tier-rack engineers are experts in both rack and warehouse design.  Common terms for stack racks are stackable box, stackable container, stackable pallet, stackable racks, stacker, stackers, stackable storage bins, stacking bins, stacking pallet, stack and rack, or simply stacking rack. If you need some advice on selecting the best solution for your application. Please feel free to call us, and one of our knowledgeable sales representatives would be happy to help you. See why Tier-Rack has been the leader in stack rack since 1955.
Our flexible designs and ability to help you change your warehouse make us a leader.  Our customer service through the sale make us the best choice for your warehouse.
Tier-Rack isn’t just the top storage rack company in the United States, they also make other products that help keep your warehouse safe and efficient year-round.  Call us today at 800-325-7869 and visit www.tier-rack.com for more information.  Don’t let your warehouse become a mess this year.  Let Tier-Rack organize it and save thousands, while getting certified U.S. Steel, made right here in the United States.


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