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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.

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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Buy American Made Storage Racks

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

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

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

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

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Lease Your Warehouse Racks From Tier-Rack!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ship Products? You Need Tier-Rack Racks!

 

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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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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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Shipping Racks Save Money

 

bumperafterShipping 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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The Most Common Warehouse Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

tierracktiresEvery warehouse is different, with unique challenges and issues to deal with.  Two warehouses in the same industry, in the same BUILDING, can have drastically different operating and structural issues and challenges.
That being said, there are some constants to warehouse and storage management that can be applied across most operations.

Keep your records

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

Overloading on product


Many companies feel that having too much product is OK, because it’s still potential sales, and they don’t want to get caught without product during a sale.  This line of thinking unfortunately leads to overbuying and excess stock languishing in the warehouse.
This eliminates crucial space that you could be using for your newer product lines, and stops you from optimizing your area.

Make obvious paths

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

Housekeeping and safety

Maintaining a clean warehouse is paramount to having a safe, smoothly-operating warehouse.  Don’t let old pallets and garbage clog up your well-planned aisles and stacks.  You can plan out the perfect warehouse, but if it can’t be navigated because people are tripping over old wraps and forklifts are blocked by used boxes and pallets, what’s the point?
Make sure that housekeeping is a part of the daily ritual for the warehouse and reward it when completed.  Your workers deserve to work in a space where they won’t trip over junk or have boxes fall on their heads, but they also need to be a part of the process to maintain it.


Hopefully, making your warehouse clean and efficient will help you be more successful.  Tier-Rack can help as well.  We have experience designing custom racks and helping companies utilize their space, both in the horizontal AND the vertical.  We can help your company whether you’re moving in or redesigning.  Call us today at 800-325-7869 or visit www.tier-rack.com for more information.  Don’t live with frustrating racks and unusable space any more.


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Rack Safety Do's and Do Not's from Tier-Rack

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We here at Tier-Rack Corp believe in a few things.  American-made products, quality materials, and the value of giving customers what they pay for come to mind.  But the most important thing we believe in is safety.  Tier-Rack has some rules that we like to send to customers to follow, in order to create a safer, more harmonious work environment.  Finding the balance between safety and productivity is difficult, and we feel that these rules will help your company properly use storage racks for any product, including tire racks, in a safe and secure manner.

*Do not carry more than one rack at a time. The racks are manufactured for static loads, not lateral loads.

*Always read the label on the rack for it’s weight capacity and stack height.

*Do not overload racks. Tier-Rack stack racks are engineered to withstand twice the capacity rate just in case this happens.

*Do not use racks with damaged posts or bases. This (as with any type of racking) will greatly reduce the safety of the racking. We suggest if posts or bases are damaged, to call us and we will make replacements for your racks. Then please recycle the damaged material as soon as possible, so no one will grab and use them.

*Do not stack any higher than is stated on the label. Each rack is engineered specifically for each customers maximum weight capacity. If they are stacked higher than they were engineered for, it could cause safety problems for employees.

*Tier-Rack engineers each rack to store product(s) to a given specification that is printed on the label. These calculations assume the weight on the rack is evenly distributed across the rack. Basically, don’t store anything heavy on one side and lightweight on the other. I know it is common sense, but it is good to share this information with the fork truck drivers and employees that may load the racks with product.

*Do not fabricate (drill holes, grind, cut) the posts or bases of the racks without contacting Tier-Rack first. This can cause safety concerns down the road. We can have our engineers on staff calculate if these practices will affect the integrity of the steel and it’s performance short term and long term.

*If you lose a label for the rack, just give us a call and we can send you replacement labels for you. Our labels are heavy duty and last for years, but sometimes they are damaged and knocked off. This is important because it tells your workers the specifications for the rack. If the label is missing it should be replaced immediately.

*Please call Tier-Rack if you are going to ever use the racks for shipment in your trucks or trailers. We can determine if they can safely be stacked, or they may not be stacked while shipping.

We feel that following these rules will help keep your employees safe and soound in their interactions with our racks and will give your company a safer work environment.  Feel free to print this list for your workplace to let your employees know the guidelines for rack safety, so that they can be as safe as possible and keep your company moving forward into the future.  Visit www.tier-rack.com today for more information.

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Do You Ship Products? Read This First!

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When conducting business, shipping is a constant headache.  If you move product, you've had items break on the way, get lost on the truck, or had another calamity occur.  Whether you ship to customers, or business-to-business, you need a reliable way to keep your products secure in transit.  Otherwise, you're just throwing money away every week instead of maximizing your profits by getting every item where it needs to be.  With every shipment, you're getting further along, doing it wrong.

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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Ship Your Products With Tier-Rack Racks!

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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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Shipping Racks Help Move Your Products!

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When shipping anything, you need to know that it's safe and secure during the process, but also available when it arrives.  There are many ways to accomplish this, but we think that shipping racks are the best bet for moving your merchandise across the street, city, country or the world!

Let us show you how our custom designed shipping racks can help you cube out a trailer or shipping container and save on shipping costs. Calculate your ROI using our cost saving shipping containers and you will see what a value they offer. We offer total design services for these stackable shipping racks, including AutoCAD® drafting. Often we can design a custom rack with no more than a prototype of the part to be shipped. Our product design team will deliver a solution that will hold your items securely in a cost effective stack rack. Many types of interior protective dunnage are used to keep your parts from being damaged during transit.

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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Stop Shipping Air, and Start Using Our Shipping Racks

When shipping, many companies ship with half filled trucks.  Tier-Rack designs and manufactures shipping racks, returnable racks and truck decking that alleviate this issue.

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