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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 Get Fooled By the Wrong Warehouse Rack

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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
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          - 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 Can Your Warehouse Racks Make You Money?

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Getting a product in the customer’s hands is the ultimate goal of any business.  That’s why having a professional, modern warehouse is so important to any business that ships a product.  Knowing that your product is going from warehouse to shipping to customer with no delays is knowing that you will be able to grow as a company.

Tier-Rack Stack Racks are the best way to get this started.

When you order Tier-Rack Stack Racks, you are building a modular, adaptable warehouse.  Stack Racks are designed to move around the warehouse to fit whatever configuration you need.  They also make excellent permanent structures, and can be used in shipping to protect your products.

Knowing your warehouse and the way your business operates is key.  This lets you design the warehouse for speed and efficiency, and Stack Racks help make it happen.

We have experienced sales and engineer staff that will help you design the warehouse and racks to work best for you, and help find used racks that may be able to help save you money on your storage!

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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Tier-rack's Lessons on Rack Storage

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Are you suffocating under your supply?  Is your warehouse a mess?  Do you feel like you’re just not organized, and it’s keeping your warehouse from being the efficient system that it should be?  You’re not alone.  Many companies are using outmoded storage systems that don’t give easy access to your products, or have flexible solutions to your particular warehouse space. 

Proper shelving will make your company more profitable, simply by maximizing your space. Who needs an expensive warehouse expansion, or a relocation to a new building? Using racks that are portable gives you more ways to utilize your available space. With more product on hand and a safe way to keep it organized, your operation can excel to new heights with the right shelving unit!

Here’s a quick look at some of the most popular types of industrial shelving to get you started.

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.

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.

Another 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.

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.  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 www.tier-rack.com or call 800-325-7869 for more information, or to order your racks.

 

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Used Racks Store Products As Well

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When buying a storage rack, many factors come into play.  Building out your warehouse is a complicated process that has to be tailored for each space.  Your warehouse is different than any other, and needs a plan that works for you.

 When you’re determining your warehouse plan, you also have to think about cost.  That’s where Tier-Rack’s used racks can make all of the difference. 

 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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Tier-Rack Helps Ship Your Products

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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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A Hot Warehouse Is a Slow 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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Stack Rack and Steel Shelving

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Stack Racks and Steel Shelving are massively important parts of a working warehouse.  They can offer you many different configurations and ways to store most any product that you need to store.  You can use these racks as a fully-adjustable, working warehouse.  You can develop a way to make your warehouse work for your products.

Tier-Rack Corporation is a leading rack manufacturer that specializes in portable stack rack and steel shelving.

Our portable industrial rack storage systems offer many benefits and flexibility that fixed pallet racking do not. Tier-Rack also offers many related products such as rack shelving and shelving rack.

Rack shelving can refer to decking such as wire mesh. Tier-Rack can provide you with standard or custom sized wire mesh decking along with our production of new stack rack or to retro fit your existing stack racks, pallet rack or shelving with wire mesh or other types of decking. Rack decking can provide support for smaller boxed items or loose stored items. Rack deck also provides a measure of safety if your warehouse workers tend to step on or walk on your racking.

Shelving racks by comparison are racks designed to offer many levels such as a heavy duty shelving unit and can be adjustable, but are for heavy duty industrial uses. Let Tier-Rack design racks and shelving to meet your needs.

Call us at 1-800-325-7869 or visit www.tier-rack.com today to order your stack racks and steel shelving.  Make your warehouse work for you!

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Pipe Racks Help Product Flow

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Storing pipes can be difficult.  They have to be held with a systek that won't cause them damage while still being accessible.  Pipes are an odd shape for storage.  Round objects are one thing to store, but hollow things give a different challenge.  That's why pipes need a specific type of rack to protect both the product and the productivity!

Tier-Rack offers numerous options for your pipe storage including tube rack, bar, conduit, re-bar, steel, tube racks, pipe stands, and various pipes. Tier-Rack can design & engineer a pipe rack specifically for your material handling needs. These racks can be designed for floor storage, or even better stacked at multiple levels to save valuable storage space. Tier-Rack can design pipe racks that store 50, 1000, or 10,000 pounds!

Tier-Rack also offers a wide range of pipe racks, tube racks, and pipe racking. If you need some advice on selecting the best solution for your pipe rack storage. Please feel free to call us, and one of our knowledgeable sales representatives would be happy to help you. See why Tier-Rack is the leader in the pipe rack and piperack storage since 1955. We can offer a variety of pipe storage solutions or pipe storage systems.

Call Tier-Rack today at 1-800-325-7869 or visit www.tier-rack.com today to order Tier-Rack Pipe Racks.

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Tire Racks For Your Warehouse Custom-Made

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Warehouse managers, listen up.  Do you have a warehouse with an odd design?  Feel like the store's sales area or the repair area for your shop is pushing you into a smaller space? Do you find that you're leaving product on the floor instead of stacking it where it won't be damaged or dangerous to foot traffic?  Then contact Tier-Rack Corporation to fix that problem today.

Tier-Rack sells thousands of racks to help your organization in every way possible, from retail wheeled tire racks to enormous stationary racks to the stack racks that make vertical storage possible.  They are your source for any storage solution that your company will need and will work with you to make sure that your issue is solved.  Tier-Rack also uses only the highest quality metals and materials to create their racks, in their two US-based manufacturing plants. 

Tier-Rack engineers can also design any rack for you, and with their manufacturing and engineering experience, will make exactly the rack that your company needs built, guaranteed.  Please call 800-325-7869 and visit www.tier-rack.com today to find out how Tier-Rack can make exactly the racks that your company needs to get that warehouse under control.

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Like New Used Stack Racks From Tier-Rack

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Tier-Rack Corporation is proud to offer our "Like New" U-1002 racks from our stock!  These racks come 25 to a bundle and we currently have 750 in stock.  These are 2,500 lb capacity racks that will stack up to 5 high, giving you unparalleled flexibility in the warehouse.
Tier-Rack Corporation, the leader in warehouse rack storage solutions, is not just a manufacturer of the first and best stacking rack system.  They are a full service warehouse solutions center, providing everything from custom designed racks to resale racks.  If a company is in need of a warehouse solution, Tier-Rack can find it.

They currently have in stock several racks,  These racks use a wire mesh decking, making them perfect for any size boxes or pallets and make them safe to walk on.

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.  Visit them online at www.tier-rack.com and call 1-800-325-7869 to order these racks!

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Tier-Rack Tire Racks Will keep Your Tires In Shape

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With summer almost here, the last thing you're thinking about is winter tires.  Well, you've got them in storage, and nobody is buying them.  How can you keep your winter tire stock in shape while still having room in your warehouse for more stock?  Tier-Rack Tire Racks will keep your tires in shape.
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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Need More Warehouse Space? Go Vertical!

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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.  Do you need more warehouse space?  Go vertical!

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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Perforated Decks Save Your Stored Tires

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Wire decking, or racks, serve a very important purpose in the safety of your storage space.  Racks, and all storage, need to work with your existing fire prevention systems in order to be safe.  What a perforated deck will do for your storage facilities is allow water to sluice through the rack in the event of a fire, allowing flames to be extinguished beneath the racks.  This essential safety feature makes the racks an active participant, not a hindrance, to the safety of your facility.  This also helps your tire rack to pass important fire safety codes and keep you operating.  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.

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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Tire Shipping Racks From Tier-Rack

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Our center post Tier-RackR 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 one of 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, Tier-RackR Corporation manufactures a folding rack for the economical return of the 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 90% of tire distributors use to store tires effectively.

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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Let Warehouse Bins Keep You Organized

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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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Warehouse Racks From Tier-Rack Equal Warehouse Speed

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Getting a product in the customer’s hands is the ultimate goal of any business.  That’s why having a professional, modern warehouse is so important to any business that ships a product.  Knowing that your product is going from warehouse to shipping to customer with no delays is knowing that you will be able to grow as a company.
Tier-Rack Stack Racks are the best way to get this started.
When you order Tier-Rack Stack Racks, you are building a modular, adaptable warehouse.  Stack Racks are designed to move around the warehouse to fit whatever configuration you need.  They also make excellent permanent structures, and can be used in shipping to protect your products.
Knowing your warehouse and the way your business operates is key.  This lets you design the warehouse for speed and efficiency, and Stack Racks help make it happen.
We have experienced sales and engineer staff that will help you design the warehouse and racks to work best for you, and help find used racks that may be able to help save you money on your storage!
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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Learn About How Stack Racks Work

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Everyone that has a warehouse knows that a storage rack can be the only barrier between order and chaos.  Having a professional rack, made for your item and industry, keeps your warehouse clean and organized.  They give you a place for everything.  Different industries need different racks, but every business that stores anything needs racks.

Stacking Racks are a great solution for many businesses.  What are a few reasons to choose stack racks?

•Store more product in less space

•Contain products in stack

•Eliminate use of wood pallets

•Allow bulk storage, no aisles needed

•Rearrange storage layout easily

•Unused racks collapse to save space

•Protect products during shipment

•Economical solution to many 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.

Individual racks can be moved by pallet jacks or forklifts. Each rack can be stacked on top of other racks to create a column of three to six racks, depending on the size of the rack and the weight of the load in the racks. Empty racks save space when the posts or side frames are removed from the bases. Our rack system can help with any storage problem that you may have.

Call Tier-Rack today at 800-325-7869 and visit www.tier-rack.com today to purchase the right rack for your business.  Tier-Rack carries everything from tire racks to pad racks, and all storage racks in-between.  We also engineer custom racks, so if we don't have what you need, we can build it!

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Warehouse Racks Have Weight Limits. Obey Them!

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Overstacking a rack is dangerous. whether it's for tires, general goods, giant coils, grains, or whatever, there's a weight limit that your rack was built to specifications for.  This weight limit, however, isn't always easy for warehouse managers to convey to their employees, regarsless of how important it is to warehouse safety.  There may be a missing link in the chain of information, where the manager creates a sign which is covered by something else, or the lessons get lost in the shuffle of employee turnover.  However, this important lesson needs to be imparted at every level, as no company can afford for their inventory to crash to the floor.

Overstacking isn't the only problem though.  Racks can be weakened by collisions with forklifts, by improper stacking, by being in improper configurations or environments, or they may arrive in an unsatisfactory condition.  This last one, however, is one that Tier-Rack Corp can fix.  Every rack manufactured by Tier-Rack Corporation meets their highest safety and manufacturing specs, and are manufactured here, in the United States, of the finest metals and techniques at their manufacturing factories.  

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 www.tier-rack.com today. 

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Your Warehouse Needs Distribution Center Racks

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When you run a distribution center, you know what it takes to run it  Keeping everything running smoothly is a constant balancing act of knowing where the materials are, and where they need to go.  You are building a way to get your products into the hands of your customers or to other stores, and it takes a lot of coordination.  Using portable stacking lets you reconfigure your warehouse on the fly.

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.

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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Automotive and Tire Racks

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Automotive racks are a specialized warehouse rack requiring different capabilities depending on what you're using them for.  Tires, engine parts, frames, body, all of these need to be stored in differrent ways.  Tier-Rack Coproration creates racks for all different categories of racks, including automotive racks of all types.

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                                                                                       
  • 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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