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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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:  

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  • 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Military Bases Know: Tier-Rack Keeps Their Trucks Moving

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Military bases often have the biggest need for storage solutions, due to the extensive list of differently used equipment that a military base needs to utilize.  From heavy vehicles to motorcycles, just the tire storage needs of a military base can be a headache.  Tier-Rack Corporation knows the issues that you face in storing all of these different sized tires for the vehicles that need to be in fighting shape at all times.

Military equipment requires sturdy racking. Tier-Rack designs racks for heavy trucks, buses and OTR tires (farm tractors, mining machinery, etc). We have designed tire storage racks for the U.S. Air Force, Navy and other military entities.  Our racks allow for multiple tires to be moved at one time, thereby reducing handling time and  risks of injuries.  Tier-Rack military tire rack can also be used with full wheel assemblies provided that we are provided with accurate weights prior to manufacturing.

We can create a rack specially designed to hold your tires standing on tread or barrel stacked.  This tire storage system can be made to hold any size tires.  Tire capacity is determined by the length and configuration of the rack (quantity may vary with the size of the tires). The tire storage rack can also be equipped with ramps that can be used to roll a tire into the rack and can serve to hold the tires in place. 

The versatility of Tier-Rack, combined with the engineering ability and manufacturing power, creates a perfect solution for the problems of needing to provide storage for a multitude of different vehicle tire shapes and sizes, with our ability to design based on tread width, tire size, or any other potential wrinkle we need to work around. 

Our sales team is also a major advantage of our company.  We do not outsource the racks, we design, manufacture and sell these racks ourselves, giving us an ability to adapt to changing needs as very few companies can match.  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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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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