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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.

Be Safe With Your Used Storage Racks

Used Storage Racks from Tier-Rack are tested to be as sound as possible.  We examine each of the racks that pass through our possession for faults or damage before they are sold, and can tell you that they meet a certain capacity.  However, just because they have been rated at one weight doesn't mean they are safe to exceed it.  Be safe with your used storage racks.  Don't exceed the listed capacity for these racks and your warehouse will be a safe place with safe workers and products. 

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

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

Tier-Rack Corporation has been a leader in rack solutions and flexible warehouse racking systems for almost sixty years. The original Tier-Rack® pallet stacking frame converts regular warehouse pallets into sturdy storage racks in seconds without screws or bolts. And the Load-Nester® all-steel storage rack features light and heavy duty models of solid all-welded, knock-down, or nestable designs for all your material handling needs. Our portable stacking racks and rack systems are designed to handle and store even the most fragile, odd-shaped, and awkward merchandise. They can be designed to transport two loads at a time. Our stack racks reduce handling time, stack four to six high, and they are capable of supporting thousands of pounds per unit load. All Tier-Rack racks are engineered with a "2-to-1" safety factor to ensure the racks will perform safely and last for decades.  For more information, visit www.tier-rack.com today. 

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Storage Racks Are the Best Bet For Your Warehouse

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Whatever the application, whether it is for portable stack rack shipping racks, nesting racks, portable cart or warehouse storage racks – Tier-Rack has a portable stack rack that will do the job.  Tier-Rack Corporation has been a leader in rack solutions and flexible warehouse racking systems for almost sixty years. The original Tier-Rack® pallet stacking frame converts regular warehouse pallets into sturdy storage racks in seconds without screws or bolts. And the Load- Nester® all-steel storage rack features light and heavy duty models of solid all-welded, knock-down, or nestable designs for all your material handling needs. Our portable stacking racks and rack systems are designed to handle and store even the most fragile, odd-shaped, and awkward merchandise. They can be designed to transport two loads at a time. Our stack racks reduce handling time, stack four to six high, and they are capable of supporting thousands of pounds per unit load. All Tier-Rack racks are engineered with a "2-to-1" safety factor to ensure the racks will perform safely and last for decades.  For more information, visit www.tier-rack.com or call 800-325-7869 for more information, or to order your racks.

 

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Used Tire Racks Sell Your Tires

OK, if you got this far, you're obviously a tire seller or someone who has to store a lot of tires on a regular basis.  Great, you're EXACTLY who I need to talk to.  Let's talk a little bit about storing tires, and how it can be extremely difficult.
Tires are both solid and malleable.  Tthey are heavy, and made to stand up to the pounding of roads, and the pressure of a car on top of them.  Getting tires to stay in the shape they started in, however, isn’t easy.  They’re made of malleable rubber, great for absorbing road shock and keeping your car safe, not great for being stored for months at a time in a hot warehouse.  Tires need to be stored specifically, in a way that they don’t deform.  That’s where tire racks come in handy!
Tire racks are designed with two basic features in mind.  Safety and accessibility.  You should always be able to get to your tires when you need to sell them, and they should be stored in a way that they will not deform or warp.  They also need to be stored in a temperate environment.  Too much cold can damage the rubber, and too much heat and moisture can warp them irretrievably.  A warped tire is a dangerous, unsellable tire, and you can’t afford to lose them to insufficient storage.  Always store tire racks inside, in climate-controlled warehouses to prevent this.
For actually physically holding the tires, the rack should be designed to distribute pressure evenly throughout the surface of the tire, as opposed to one point of contact.  Rack surfaces should have perforated decks, as they allow the tire to sit comfortably while not putting extra pressure on the actual tire.  Too much pressure will force the tire to reform, and cause it to become less stable.  It also will lead to easier blowouts and less reliability, costing you repeat customers.
Call Tier-Rack Corp today at 800-325-7869 or read more at www.tier-rack.com.  Tier-Rack has carried the best in tire racks and warehouse racks, including their revolutionary stack rack, since 1955. 

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How to Use Your Tire Racks This Summer

It's a perennial issue with extra sets of tires and/or wheels: How to use your tire racks this summer. Many people store tires improperly, and this can often shorten the life of your tires.

The essential problem here is outgassing: as the rubber ages it loses volatile oils through the outer layers of the tire. Normally, the flexing motion of the tire tends to keep the oils evenly distributed throughout the rubber, so that outgassing is a minor issue. But when tires are stored for long periods of time without that flexing motion, outgassing must be kept to a minimum to avoid drying out the outer layers of rubber to the point that they begin to crack instead of flexing. We call this pattern of cracking rubber that develops over time “dry-rot” and it's a sign of approaching doom for your tires. Here are the best ways to avoid it if you are storing your tires or even a whole car over a season or longer.
Get the Weight Off

If you're storing a car for any period of time, it's best to put it on jack stands and take the wheels off to store separately.

Keeping the weight of the car on just one area of the tires can help to flatspot the tires and the constant flex on only one portion of the tire can prematurely age the rubber. There are a few different gadgets out there which are supposed to help avoid flatspots, such as curved plastic tire rests that you drive the car onto, but these are extremely expensive and do not work nearly as well as good old inexpensive jack stands.
Clean Them Up

When you take tires or wheels off the car, this is often the best time to clean them,as you will have much easier access to areas that are less accessible with the wheels on the car. Tires can simply be cleaned with mild soap and water if necessary. Wheels can usually also be cleaned with mild soap and water, or with a non-corrosive, non-acid wheel cleaner such as Auto Magic MAGnificence, P21S or the like. Do not use any cleaner that instructs you to remove the cleaner within minutes, as this is usually an acid-based product. Do not use chemicals like tire shine or tire dressings before storing your tires. Make sure that wheels and tires are cool to the touch before cleaning, and make sure that they are completely dry before storing.
Tag and Bag

Mark the tires with the position they were removed from – I suggest using LF, RF, LR, RR on the inboard sidewalls – so you can replace or rotate them in the proper positions next season. I use a Markal B Paintstick to write on tires and rims.

Put the tires in large plastic garbage bags and try to remove as much air as possible before sealing them with tape. If the tires are wet or snowy let them dry completely before bagging them, in order to keep moisture out of the bags as much as possible. If you really want to completely prevent outgassing, there are storage bags with valves that can be hooked up to a vacuum cleaner to provide a near-airless environment for each tire. It's probably overkill, but relatively inexpensive overkill can still be fun.
Store In a Cool Dry Place

Tire rubber is built to soak up heat, and black rubber left outside will soak up solar heat remarkably quickly. Tire rubber is also built to dissipate heat quickly, but with heat dissipation comes high levels of outgassing that will quickly dry out the rubber. Store tires out of the sunlight, preferably in an area like a basement that is climate-controlled and moisture free. Garage or outdoor storage should have as little temperature changes and/or extremes as possible.
Whitewall to Whitewall

If you have whitewall tires or white-lettered tires, you should definitely bag them to avoid discoloring the white parts. But if you can't bag them or if you're just stacking them up to get bagged, stack them whitewall to whitewall. The rubber on the whitewall side is treated to avoid staining the white parts. The rubber on the back sidewall is not.

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Bins and Baskets For Your Warehouse

Are you tired of buying stackable bins out of catalogs 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 forklift.

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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Shipping Racks For Your Business This Summer

As Summer heats up, shipping and warehouse issues become difficult.  It's hard to work in a really hot warehouse, so you want to have your materials ready to move and available.  That's where using top-quality Shipping Racks will push your business to new heights.  Using Shipping Racks that are designed to cube out a truck or to be moved quickly in and out of your facilities can cut time off of your employees' day and keep them out of the dangerous heat.  Using Shipping Racks just makes sense.

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 that nobody does it better than Tier-Rack! Whether you need 100,000 racks or 10 racks, Tier-Rack is your best choice for stacking shipping racks, storage bins, utility racks, and shipping containers.

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Storage Racks - Buy Quality Racks

When you are purchasing storage racks, one of the main considerations is the durability and longevity of the product.  You don't want to purchase a rack and have it fold on you in less than a year, or have the welds break on you in transit.  While it's impossible to have 100% durability, when you make racks with superior metals and techniques, they will last longer and perform better for you.  That's why Tier-Rack is the top choice for storage racks for any business.  Tier-Rack provides storage racks for the long haul.

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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Used Stack Racks To Organize Your Warehouse

When you are organizing a warehouse, the warehouse manager is looking for speed and efficiency.  They think that there is one chance to get the warehouse right, but with Stack Racks from Tier-Rack, that's not true.  Warehouse organization saves you money, and keeping it organized is easy with Stack Racks.  You can use these racks in almost any configuration, stacking them to the ceiling and moving them with forklifts to create the warehouse that gives you the maximum ROI for your investment.

Keeping your warehouse moving is the main goal for any warehouse manager, and having the flexibility to move your product around the area gives you the power to make your warehouse into what you need RIGHT NOW.  No more dealing with a warehouse that was organized years ago.  Now you can move and sculpt your setup to reflect what your business is today.

With the advent of Amazon and "Shipping today" it's more important than ever to make sure that you can get your product into the hands of customers right away.  You need to be be to get to everything, not just the stuff that's on sale.  On-line shoppers are savvy and are looking through your entire catalog.  Search engines that crawl your entire site for every item helps them find your product better, but wreaks havoc on your ability to keep items in the forefront.  That's why having mobile racks and an adjustable warehouse is vital.

Give us a chance to show you what 60 years in the industry have shown us.  Tier-Rack can build you the perfect rack for your warehouse or find you the ideal used rack for your needs.  Visit wwww.tier-rack.com or call us at 1-800-325-7869 to find out how Tier-Rack can transform your warehouse.

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Used Stack Racks

For everyone looking to make their warehouse more functional, the three things to look for are flexibility, price and durability.  You can get all of these qualities with Used Stack Racks from Tier-Rack.  They are lower priced, versatile and checked for quality, and will help you make your warehouse or distribution center into the building that you want to work in.  Used Stack Racks change your warehouse into a well-run machine.

The best use for Used Stack Racks is in making your warehouse more versatile.  You can change traffic patterns, ship products, and stack them 5 high to make your warehouse more vertical, which gives you more space to work with.  You can use them to rotate products and keep your items fresh.  Imagine not reloading pallets and racks, but moving them to the front with a forklift.  Save hours of work and let your employees do what they do best.  

Used Stack Racks are designed by Tier-Rack to be durable as well.  Our racks are built right here in the United States and feature all-steel welding and construction, making them safe for years of use.

Saving money is easy with Tier-Rack Used Stack Racks.  We will do the searching for you.  If you need a particular type of rack that isn't available, we will find it for you.  Nobody can beat our selection and prices on Used Stack Racks.  We are there from the first phone call, and will help you to get the racks installed and operating properly in your warehouse.  We will be there with advice and help after installation as well, and our team and engineers are available for any questions.

Whether you need 1 rack or 1,000, Tier-Rack has the solution for you.  Give us a chance to change your warehouse with Used Stack Racks and speed up your business. 

 

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Distribution Center Racks

Since distribution centers have ever-changing needs, they need to have racks that will fill a variety of needs.  Tier-Rack distribution center racks are designed to save space, time and money by their portability.  You can use these racks to organize your distribution center however suits your business best.  You can also make changes whenever you need to in order to keep your warehouse running smoothly.

Another big advantage of the distribution center rack from Tier-Rack is the ability to bulk store items.  If you have merchandise that needs to be rotated, such as holiday or seasonal items, you can rotate it quickly with these portable racks.  You can also stack these distribution racks five high, and utilize far more of your warehouse space than with a traditional storage rack.  This allows you to safely store items in a small space and utilize the wasted space above a traditional rack.

Warehouse and distribution center managers can also load the products directly on the stacking racks, meaning that the distribution center racks can then be loaded straight moved directly with forklifts and stacked for storage.  You can cube out your warehouse quickly and efficiently with less wasted manpower and hours, and cut down on the wooden pallets you're stuck storing.

These distribution center racks are designed specifically for your distribution facilities.  If you need to store 10-pound items or 6,000-pound loads, we can engineer a solution for your distribution center rack.  We also keep your handling needs in mind when creating the design.  If you need to access the racks from all sides or just the front and back, we can make you a rack that stands up to the daily wear and fills your operational needs.

Call Tier-Rack today at (800) 325-7869 or visit www.tier-rack.com today and let us show you what over 60 years of designing stack racks and storage racks can do for your business.  Let our experienced engineers and sales representatives help you build out the warehouse that will help your business thrive.  

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How a Stack Rack Builds Your Warehouse

A warehouse is a living organism, constantly evolving and changing in the needs and necessities of what needs to be where, and how accessable different items need to be.  No matter what you sell, you need to have a versatile warehouse that can change with the tides of consumer demand.  You have to balance safety and speed and make sure that your employees can get their jobs done.  How a Stack Rack builds your warehouse is by giving you the ability to move your products quickly and efficiently and build your warehouse for permanence or fluidity.

Your warehouse changes from season to season and sometimes week to week.  Holidays come fast and furious.  You also have a constantly changing roster of employees that need to be able to find what they need to access quickly, and Stack Racks let you put these items where they need to be.

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.

Factory direct prices on new and used portable stacking storage racks, pallet stacking frames and rigid or collapsible corrugated metal containers move more material, cut handling time. Pallet stacking frames utilize air space, save floor space. Tier Rack style nest-able storage racks can safely stack up to 5 high. Bulk stack safely while preventing product damage. Stack racks have a high quality powder coat paint finish. Store difficult-to-handle items. Knock down or nests when empty. Attachable sides, posts, or end frames. Stack rack is excellent for tire storage.

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.

Tier-Rack's portable stack rack is preferred to common pallet rack for many applications due to it's flexibility.  It can be bulk stored with no aisles to save space on non perishable items or condensed down and moved to a corner when not in use for seasonal items.  Stack rack can also serve to ship product out to customers or move product around your warehouse.

Call us every day at 800-325-7869 or visit www.tier-rack.com to order your Stack Racks and build your warehouse today!

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How Used Pipe and Tube Racks Save You Money

Storing pipes and tubes are a difficult issue.  You have to keep them stable and still, and moving them through the warehouse requires a specialized rack that is balanced for round pipes and tubes.  These racks can be designed from scratch for your particular tube or pipe, but you can also buy used pipe racks and tube racks.  These can save you money if we can match them to what you sell and keep your pipes and tubes from rolling around your warehouse.

These used pipe racks and tube racks are inspected by Tier-Rack for quality and shape to ensure that they will stay secure and keep your employees safe.  These used racks make sense to companies as storage racks and shipping racks.  They can also be moved around the warehouse to provide flexibility in the warehouse configuration.

Tier-Rack offers options for your tube rack, bar, conduit, re-bar, steel, tube racks, pipe stands, and various pipes to make sure that you never have to deal with pipes and tubes rolling around your warehouse.  We can also design a custom rack for you if you have more specific needs or uncommonly shaped pipes or tubes.  We can build them for floor storage or vertical stacking depending on your needs.

We can help you save floor space, move your products around the warehouse, ship them across the world, store 50, 1000 or even 10,000 pounds of product for you, and save you money.

Tier-Rack Corporation has made and sold the best warehouse racks in the industry since 1955, and it's not even close.  Call one of our knowledgeable salespeople and let us show you how we can save you money and make your warehouse more efficient.  Call us today at 800-325-7869 or visit www.tier-rack.com today to order used pipe racks and tube racks today.

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Used Stack and Tire Racks Can Give You a New Warehouse

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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Better Racks Give You Better Customer Service

Everyone wants to know how they can build better customer service for their business.  Better customer service leads to more sales and higher profits.  One sure way to improve your customer service is through better racks and a better warehouse layout.  Don’t believe me?  Let’s look at how.

Smarter communications – Keeping a line of communications between your warehouse, the front of the house, and the customer is vital.  Having an organized warehouse that communicates clearly and efficiently with the other components of the company builds customer goodwill and support.  Keeping your warehouse organized helps accomplish this.

Constant change – Every industry changes day-to-day.  It’s a fact of business.  Warehouse management has to change with it.  Whether it’s new products, a change in focus, overstock from unsold products, or other issues, every day in a warehouse can change drastically.  Knowing this, having an organized, mobile warehouse can help weather these storms.  Stack Racks can help rebuild the warehouse on the fly, and keep your product flowing.  This keeps customers happy.

Product on the move – Everyone wants their product faster and faster.  With next-day delivery on the menu for many companies, shipping quickly is the name of the game.  Having an organized warehouse keeps your product moving in and out of the door, whether it goes to a customer or between your warehouses.  

Smarter management – A clean, organized warehouse gives you the advantage of knowing what stock you have, where, and how much of it.  You can be assured that whatever you sell, you’ll be able to get out to people.  Finding your tock should never be a surprise.  The better organized you are, the better all of the above reasons work to keep your warehouse profitable. 

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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Let Stack Racks Speed Up Your Warehouse

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 the 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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The Shipping Solution? Used Shipping Racks

Used shipping racks are the lifeblood of the trucking industry.  Companies need used shipping racks.  They are what let companies move their products across the country safely and quickly and they help keep your products safe and sound through the process of getting them from your warehouse into the hands of your customers.  Used shipping racks make shipping affordable and convenient.  The best part about them is that they also double as warehouse racks, so you can ship your products on the same rack that protects and holds them in your warehouse.

Finding a reliable used shipping rack can be tough though.  You need to buy them through a reputable company, or you can risk putting your products on a faulty base, exposing them to the damage that you would if you sent them without a rack.  A faulty used shipping rack can collapse on you at the wrong time, and dump your products all through the truck or train car you're transporting them in, or the rack itself can crumple and crush your products.

That's why Tier-Rack inspects used racks for quality to make sure that you are getting the used shipping rack that you paid for every time.  Your products will be safe throughout the shipping process, and save money by not having to pack and repack, or replace broken merchandise.  Our shipping racks also allow you to "cube out" your container, giving you the maximum return for your investment and getting your product where it needs to be on-time and intact.

Tier-Rack has been the leader in the storage rack industry since 1955.  We sell used shipping racks as well as warehouse racks to fit every budget and industry, and will save your company money while providing the highest-quality rack available.  Call us at 800-325-7869 or visit www.tier-rack.com today to order.  

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Used Stack Racks Make Your Warehouse Work

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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Warehouse Management Starts With Stack Racks

Everyone wants to know how they can build better customer service for their business.  Better customer service leads to more sales and higher profits.  One sure way to improve your customer service is through a better warehouse layout.  Don’t believe me?  Let’s look at how.

Smarter communications – Keeping a line of communications between your warehouse, the front of the house, and the customer is vital.  Having an organized warehouse that communicates clearly and efficiently with the other components of the company builds customer goodwill and support.  Keeping your warehouse organized helps accomplish this.

Constant change – Every industry changes day-to-day.  It’s a fact of business.  Warehouse management has to change with it.  Whether it’s new products, a change in focus, overstock from unsold products, or other issues, every day in a warehouse can change drastically.  Knowing this, having an organized, mobile warehouse can help weather these storms.  Stack Racks can help rebuild the warehouse on the fly, and keep your product flowing.  This keeps customers happy.

Product on the move – Everyone wants their product faster and faster.  With next-day delivery on the menu for many companies, shipping quickly is the name of the game.  Having an organized warehouse keeps your product moving in and out of the door, whether it goes to a customer or between your warehouses. 

Smarter management – A clean, organized warehouse gives you the advantage of knowing what stock you have, where, and how much of it.  You can be assured that whatever you sell, you’ll be able to get out to people.  Finding your tock should never be a surprise.  The better organized you are, the better all of the above reasons work to keep your warehouse profitable.

 

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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Used Tire Racks Help You Outsmart the Competition

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

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

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

Tier-Rack Corporation has been a leader in rack solutions and flexible warehouse racking systems for almost sixty years. The original Tier-Rack® pallet stacking frame converts regular warehouse pallets into sturdy storage racks in seconds without screws or bolts. And the Load-Nester® all-steel storage rack features light and heavy duty models of solid all-welded, knock-down, or nestable designs for all your material handling needs. Our portable stacking racks and rack systems are designed to handle and store even the most fragile, odd-shaped, and awkward merchandise. They can be designed to transport two loads at a time. Our stack racks reduce handling time, stack four to six high, and they are capable of supporting thousands of pounds per unit load. All Tier-Rack racks are engineered with a "2-to-1" safety factor to ensure the racks will perform safely and last for decades.  For more information, visit http://tier-rack.com today. 

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Bulk Bags and Bins For Your Warehouse

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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