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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.

Storage Racks For Your Business

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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Get Your Warehouse Racks From Tier-Rack

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

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

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

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

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

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Seismic Support Makes Your Warehouse Safer

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A Safe Warehouse Follows These Rules

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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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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 Safety Tips 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 all of your warehouse needs.

 

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Tier-Rack Expands Storage For Used Racks

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Tier-Rack Corporation has completed construction over the past year on over 20,000 square feet of additional dedicated storage space for used racks.  Building this supplements our ability to carry larger and broader inventories of stack racks.
This is a huge bonus for our customers, as they can now choose from a huge selection of used racks that we can get on a truck that day for them.  Our larger space also makes it easier for us to buy racks, increasing our variety of racks.
Our used racks are all tested for quality and strength the same way as our manufactured ones are.  We sell purchased racks as well as our own maufactured racks used.  We have serviced hundreds of companies and fulfilled their needs for product storage and warehouse management with all types of used racks, including tire racks, stack racks, warehouse racks, pallet stacking frames, stacking bins, and material handling equipment through the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Let Tier-Rack put our expanded inventory to work for your business today.  Call 1-800-325-7869 or visit www.tier-rack.com to start building your warehouse out to fit your business.  Let our over 60 years in the warehouse rack business help you get your warehouse under control.

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Don't Buy Shoddy Tire Racks

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Tire companies around the country have an issue.  Tires aren't the easiest thing to store and carry, as they're very fungible and need to be stored with special care.  Not only do they need to be stored in cool, not cold, environments so that they don't warp in the heat, they need to be stored in certain configurations to avoid warping.  This is where a high quality rack, especially from Tier-Rack Corporation, will fit the bill.

Tier-Rack tire racks are constructed with only the highest quality metals, used for every portion of the construction of the rack, giving them a massive amount of stability and the safest rack available.  Their tire racks are also built with mesh decking, letting the tires rest evenly so that they don't develop flat spots or wear awkwardly.

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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Used Warehouse Stack Racks Can Save You Money

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Saving money is the name of the game in the warehouse business.  Every warehouse manager has heard "This costs too much" from the guys at the top.  Well, we want to help.  Tier-Rack used racks are certified storage racks that help save you money putting your warehouse together and will pair you up with the used racks you need for your business.

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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Farm Supply Stores - Store Your Tires With Agricultural Tire Racks

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Agricultural equipment requires very special types of tires.  Whether a combine, a harvester or any other type of agricultural equipment, these are hard-working tires that can't afford to get stuck in the mud or blow out, and can ruin a whole season if they fail at the wrong time.  How can these tires be stored effectively so that customers know that they will be safe when coming to your farm supply store to purchase tires?  Use a Tier-Rack Agricultural Tire Rack.  These tire racks are designed, built, and sold by Tier-Rack Corp, the leader and innovator of the Stackable Rack.  These stacking racks allow your agricultural tires to be stacked effectively and accessed safely by your staff and employees, enabling your company to become the reliable face that farmers and engineers count on to keep their equipment working and keep the crops moving in.

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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Easily Store Truck Tires With Tier-Rack Tire Racks

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Truck tires present a different storage challenge than passenger tires, as their size makes them difficult to store on a normal rack without warping the tire itself.  This creates a real hassle to warehouse managers and delivery companies that may need to keep truck tires on hand for on the spot tire emergencies.  The storage issue builds and creates a major hassle of warped and improperly stored tires.

Tier-Rack has many different varieties of truck tire racks to choose from, giving customers choices about how they store their tires.  However, unlike many Truck Tire Rack distributors, Tier-Rack Corporation actually manufactures their own products.  Tier-Rack also has engineers on staff to help design the tire rack that you need for your material storage use.  Many customers like to use wire mesh decks, for example, as their fire codes require water from overhead sprinklers to pass through grating to the floor below.  The ratio of holes to solid deck that our team designed gives solid support to the tires while leaving no marks on the tire.  The highly trained, on-staff engineering team creates custom racks that are then built on-site at Tier-Rack's manufacturing centers.

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 and call 800-325-7869 for more information.

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Make Sure You're Buying the Right Warehouse Tire Rack!

pallet tierrack unitsvertFinding 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, www.tier-rack.com is your best choice.

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Tire Racks Are the Most Important Tool For A Tire Seller

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A tire warehouse manager has lots of things to manage.  Tire storage should be easy.  Buy a tire rack and fill it, right? It's not that simple.  A tire rack needs to be bult specifically to hold tires!  They're not like holding many other items.  Tires are extremely fungible and soft, and they will warp easily if they aren't stored properly. 

The properties that make tires so valuable make them difficult to store.

Finding the right warehouse tire rack is just as important.  Some companies need permanent structures, large, imposing racks that stay in one place and hold their cargo for years.  Other companies require more portable racks, allowing for the warehouse to be configured in different ways and for different stock to cycle through according to season and volume.  Tier-Rack can accomodate both of these needs, giving companies the safety of knowing that they have bought just the right storage rack for their company, and that they are made in the USA of the highest quality materials.

If you give Tier-Rack Corporation a chance to bid on your storage solutions, they will find both the price point and quantity that your company needs to store tires in their warehouse effectively, and the support and help of Tier-Rack's sales, manufacturing and engineering teams at each step of the process.  Contact them today at www.tier-rack.com and call (800) 325-7869 to talk to a sales consultant today.

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Build Your Perfect Warehouse With Tier-Rack

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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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Tier-Rack Manufactures Racks in America

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Here's a question.  Why would you buy a storage rack made outside of the U.S. instead of buying one made here?  They may be cheaper if they come from abroad but the quality control just isn't there for many foreign manufacturers.  Buying a sub-standard rack to save a little money can lead to disaster, as the rack may not be designed properly, the welds can be made of inferior metals, and the racks themselves can be of an insufficient material.

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 www.tier-rack.com today.

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Use Your Warehouse Space Right With Tier-Rack

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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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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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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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Get The Storage Rack You Paid For

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When making a major purchase, you want to trust the supplier you buy from. If you buy a TV, you want to know you will get the Sony you paid for, not a box with a raccoon in it.  Creating this trust in business to business sales is a little different. Tier-Rack Corporation, for example, has created this trust in their Stack Rack system by being accountable for their products.

Tier-Rack sales people are the first people you talk to when you call to order, and the last people you speak to after you place your order.  For example, when you purchase a tire rack from Tier-Rack, the sales team takes your order, the in house engineering team designs your rack, the United States-based manufacturing warehouse fabricates the rack, and it's delivered

to you.  Tier-Rack's sales team also follows with you every step - including helping to deal with inspectors and regulators if necessary.

However, not every company follows these guidelines.  There are horror stories about companies receiving 16 gauge racks instead of the 14 gauge that they have ordered.  How can you determine that you've gotten what you've paid for?  The only way to be sure, and this is with any rack company, is to weigh.  Ask your supplier what the weight should be on these racks, and weigh them when they arrive.  Don't take delivery on racks that come in too light, as that means that the supplier has skimped on the metal, and delivered you an inferior product.  Many racks, particularly those manufactured outside of the US, suffer from lighter gauge tubing and inferior manufacturing, and will not hold up over the long run.  

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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Your Tire Warehouse Needs Tier-Rack Tire Racks

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When you're putting together a tire warehouse, many companies would be content to buy regular racks and stack the tires on them.  That doesn't work.  Tires need to be stored carefully, to allow them to keep their shape and integrity.  Keeping the tires safe in your warehouse should be the first thing you think of! 

A tire retailer needs many things in his warehouse, but the most important product that they can purchase is a stacking tire rack.  Tier-Rack Corporation, of St. Louis, is the nation's number one provider of tire racks, including both stacking and retail-ready racks, in the nation.  They are also the inventors of the Stack Rack, the unique stackable storage solution that has made warehouse functions run smoothly since 1955.  This knowledge and experience makes Tier-Rack the choice for any warehouse needs, including tire racks.

Finding the right warehouse tire rack is just as important.  Some companies need permanent structures, large, imposing racks that stay in one place and hold their cargo for years.  Other companies require more portable racks, allowing for the warehouse to be configured in different ways and for different stock to cycle through according to season and volume.  Tier-Rack can accomodate both of these needs, giving companies the safety of knowing that they have bought just the right storage rack for their company, and that they are made in the USA of the highest quality materials.

If you give Tier-Rack Corporation a chance to bid on your storage solutions, they will find both the price point and quantity that your company needs to store tires in their warehouse effectively, and the support and help of Tier-Rack's sales, manufacturing and engineering teams at each step of the process.  Contact them today at www.tier-rack.com and call (800) 325-7869 to talk to a sales consultant today.

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Mobile Tire Racks Display Your Tires To Customers

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When tire companies, or cpmpanies that need to display tires, have the need to display their wares, they need mobile displays.  The best displays have wheels and show the tread at the same time, allowing you to use them in different ways, or wheel tires from the back to show or compare the tires that they want to see.  This type of stand lets the customer see the tread, width, and depth and compare to get what they want! 

Using a wheeled tire cart or a tire display rack is the best way for any company that sells tires to operate.  These racks are specially designed for both form and function, and make the task of operating a tire dealership much easier.  They show the tires in an attractive manner, and also make them easy to move through repair bays and sales floors.  They are built to safely store and carry the tires, in order to allow for both temporary and long-term storage.  The SC-TIRSTORERACK from Tier-Rack is the ideal solution for these needs.

However, it's not just for tire sellers.  These racks are great for any place that does their own tires and vehicle repair.  If you have a fleet of vehicles, your repair shop can use these retail tire racks to store and move tires throughout your facility as well.  They are an inexpensive solution to a thorny issue, and can save your technicians from having to lug tires all over the repair bay.

 

Contact Tier-Rack today to order the SC-TIRSTORERACK tire display rack.  Call (800) 325-7869 and visit us at www.tier-rack.com for more information.  Tier-Rack has been the leader in storage rack technology since 1955, when they invented the stack rack.  This technology has given companies the world over the tools to transform and configure their warehouses into efficient, profitable parts of their business.  Let Tier-Rack quote you on your warehouse needs today. 

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