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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.

Rack Shelving Puts Your Products Where They Should Be

Rack shelving is the best way to keep your products safe and secure to ensure that they will be in satisfactory condition to sell.  You can ensure that your products will be in saleable and productive condition with a minimum of loss with Tier-Rack rack shelving.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Shelving racks by comparison are racks designed to offer many levels such as a heavy duty shelving unit and can be adjustable, but are for heavy duty industrial uses. Let Tier-Rack design racks and shelving to meet your needs.  Call us today at 800-325-7869 or visit www.tier-rack.com to order your racks.

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Carpet Pad Racks For Your Storeroom

Carpet pad occupies a lot of space when floor stacked on pallets. At the most you can stack the rolls into an unstable pyramid. A Tier-Rack®  pad rack allows the pad rolls to be stacked in a dense bundle. The uprights on a modular rack hold your pad rolls in place without using shrink wrap. This allows you to store about three times as many rolls per pallet position. Stack the pad storage racks 3 to 4 bins high giving the appearance of standard pallet shelving This opens up a large amount of valuable floor space for other uses.

The portable foam racks also provide security for each pad roll as the roll storage rack is being moved about your location. It is often faster and easier for a forklift truck to pick up a loaded foam rack than a pallet of loose pad rolls. The rolls are also held securely as the rack is moved, which means you are less likely to have a pad roll fall off the load. In some applications the roll storage racks can be waiting at the receiving dock for a truckload of loose pad rolls, loaded with carpet pad rolls and moved into the warehouse to be stacked. Customers have reported that they can reduce the time needed to unload a 53’ trailer by 75% using our roll racks.

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Let us show you how our years of manufacturing experience can provide you with qualitypad 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 racks and shelving that has 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 foam racks or 10 foam racks, Tier-Rack is your best choice for stackable padding rack.

Whatever the application, whether it is for portable racks, shipping racks, nesting racks, stacking racks or pallet shelves-- Tier-Rack has a portable stack rack that will do the job.

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If You Roll Product Suspended Roll Racks Will Store Them

 

Suspended roll racks: Do you manufacture or distribute product in rolled form? Rolls that you cannot stack on each other without risking damage? Plastic film, fabric, rolls of vinyl and non wovens can occupy excessive floor space. Use your warehouse air space!!

 

Tier-Rack® suspended roll rack is an excellent fabric rack that allows the rolls to be protected from creasing and flattening within the rack, while permitting the rolls to be stacked to the ceiling in your warehouse. Standard pallet racking does not solve this problem.Fabric racks do solve this problem!

 

– Use these sturdy stacking racks to protect sensitive rolls from damage. Since the roll is suspended on a core beam, the material never touches the rack. You can access the rolls with a fork lift or hoist. Instead of taking up all of your valuable floor space with individual rolls, put them into roll racks and stack the racks 3 to 5 high. A suspended roll storage rack is the best way to store rolls of vinyl or a paper roll or a packaging roll. These racks can be designed as a label rack to hold rolls of labels, or as paper storage rack or paper roll rack for paper roll storage. Portable suspended roll racks are also ideal for storing and shipping plastic film. 

Our heavy duty custom racks are designed to give years of service. Whatever you need to store or ship, whether the product is light or heavy, bulky or fragile, we can provide an affordable solution.

 

The stacking racks also provide security for the rolls as they are being moved in your operation. It is often faster and easier for a forklift truck to pick up a loaded roll rack than a loose roll. In some applications this industrial shelving is also used as a heavy duty stacker to stage the rolls in your production area from which product can be fed directly into the production process from the stackable rack.

 

Do your rolls need to get to your customer undamaged? Why build crates that have to be dissasembled and disposed of by your customer never to be used again? Use the roll rack as a returnable shipping container. We can design a custom rack that contains your rolls and fits within your trucks.

 

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Let us show you how our years of manufacturing experience can provide you with quality suspended roll racks at a very affordable price. We buy steel tubing directly from the tube mills in truckload quantities for our storage racks and storage bins. 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 suspended roll racks.

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Let Tier-Rack Tire Racks Store Your Tires

As a product, one would think that a tire should be easy to store.  You buy them, you stick them in a warehouse, and you sell them.  Easy as pie.  However, the way that tires are stored has a HUGE effect on their appearance, durability, and value.  There are several different styles of decking that store the tires in different ways.  You can choose between perforated decking, wire decking, and no decking.

Perforated decking has a solid hole to decking ratio.  This ratio of holes to solid deck will give solid support to the tires and will leave racked tires unmarked in the rack.  These also are fire codeapproved, as they allow water to sluice through the decking, allowing fires below and around the racks to be extinguished.  Wire mesh decking is less expensive than perforated decking, and leaves larger openings in the decking.  If you don't plan on keeping stock on hand for long periods, this is a great option, as you want for the tires to have little time for the wire to leave marks on the tires.  The least expensive way to store your tires is with no decking at all.  Tier-Rack Corp engineers can design your racks with the inner and outer rack beams aligned to hold your particular tire, however, this works best when people will not be standing on the racks as they load or unload: the beams are not designed to support people securely.

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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Storage Racks For the Long Haul

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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Ship In Shipping Racks

Your products deserve to be safe and sound from packing to shipping.  Unforseen circumstances crop up from time to time but there are no excuses in shipping.  You can pack your items on the truck as well as possible, but a short stop, a rear end, or any problem along the line can render your product unsellable and put you out money.  That's why shipping racks make so much sense.  Ship in shipping racks to keep your items safe.
Tier-Rack shipping racks are built to last.  They are engineered to stack in trucks, letting you completely cube out a truck and keep your items from shifting and falling during transit.  A steel container will hold your products together better than a ratchet strap or a plastic tub, after all.
Shipping racks are also portable, and can be used as permanent storage in your warehouse, or you can utilize the racks as temporary storage to keep your items in the warehouse, with the racks stacking for additional storage.
Shipping racks are the best way to keep your products safe during the long trip to the next warehouse.  When you need to move lots of product, these are the best way to accomplish it. 
Let Tier-Rack show you why we have been a trusted face in the storage rack and warehouse industry since 1955.  We can engineer a solution for you to make your warehouse more efficient and keep your product moving to your customers.  Call us today at 1-800-325-7869 or visit www.tier-rack.com to learn more about Tier-Rack.

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Portable Racks Are Safe and Mobile Storage

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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Need a Stackable Cart?

Need a stackable cart? You came to the right place! Let us build you a portable rack with casters added. We can accommodate any reasonable weight capacity and load dimension.

DollyandBaseOften our customers need the option of moving their portable racks into locations that are not amenable to fork lift operations. Just take your steel bins and manually move them anywhere in your facility on our industrial strength casters made to handle your load weight.

Our movable racks become utility cart racks that stack when fitted with specifically chosen semi-metal or phenolic casters.  Tell us the condition of your floor and we choose a caster that won't cause any harm even when the steel carts are stacked 2-3 high with over 2000 lbs. on each cart rack.  The casters can be fixed or swivel, with our without brakes, to insure that your industrial cart can be safely stacked into tiered bins.

WheelBarrowCartLet us show you how our years of experience manufacturing steel carts can provide you with warehouse carts 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 industrial carts that have need 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 heavy duty carts or 10 warehouse carts, Tier-Rack is your best choice for your heavy duty dart needs.

Whatever your application is for portable rack, shipping rack, utility cart, stacking rack or warehouse cart - Tier-Rack has a portable stack rack that will do the job.

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Increase Your ROI With Shipping Racks From Tier-Rack

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

 

We can design racks to span the width of a trailer often called Truck Decking, or racks to hold individual pallet loads sitting side by side like automotive racks.  Often these shipping racks or shipping containers are designed with sides that can fold down. This allows empty racks to be stacked more densely for lower freight costs on the return trip. This also prevents the rack posts from being misplaced in shipment. Whether your products are light and fragile or heavy and awkward to handle, we have the experience to help you move your parts safely.
Past applications include the following:

 

  • Transmissions
  • Hoods
  • Catalytic converters
  • Side panels
  • Glass
  • Palletized and boxed items

Let us show you how our years of manufacturing experience can provide you with quality shipping racks, truck decking and returnable racks at a very affordable price. We buy steel tubing directly from the tube mills in truckload quantities. Then our talented and efficient teams in our low overhead production facilities transform the steel tubing into high quality portable racks that have been designed to meet your needs. Give us a chance to prove to you than nobody does it better than Tier-Rack! Whether you need 100,000 racks or 10 racks, Tier-Rack is your best choice for stacking shipping racks, storage bins, utility racks, and shipping containers.

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Auto Shops - Use Tier-Rack Automotive Racks

We offer a wide range of capabilities necessary to customize automotive rack for our customers particular needs. We supply steel storage racks and metal containers to help our customers utilize warehouse heights and save valuable floor space. Serving all industries, we can design and manufacture a standard or custom storage solution for your material handling needs. Any of our standard racks or containers can be modified with several options that might better fit your needs. If you have a special part configuration, we can design a custom steel rack to accommodate the parts shape while ensuring the racks are able to be stacked.

Tier-Rack has been providing custom shipping solutions for your material handling and storage needs for over 55 years. We can often supply custom automotive racking samples in a few weeks and after customer approval we can supply custom manufactured racks in approximately 4-6 wks. We also have a used rack department that may be able to locate used returnable shipping racks.

You want to place your material handling, storage and shipping rack requirements with a known industry leader. Whether you're considering custom shipping racks with side containment, stirrups, dividers, casters, or decks, Tier-Rack is your solution.

With our experienced sales staff, diverse manufacturing facilities, state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment and powder coated product, it's easy to see why Tier-Rack should be your #1 choice. Give us the opportunity to exceed your expectations. Please e-mail or call us with what you would like us to quote along with a drawing of the racks and we will send you a very competitive quotation.  You may also want to send us a sample of your rack and we can design our auto racking to be interchangeable with your existing racks. After we have had a chance to inspect your returnable rack we will ship it back to you.

Many of our customers have special material handling needs that require a custom engineered rack solution. Some of these auto racks are designed to ensure part separation in transit to prevent damage. We have made rack to carry windshields, engines, radiators, carpet rolls, hoods, body panels and many more products. Returnable racks can be knocked down and returned to the point of origin to reuse, usually in a 4 to 1 ratio.  The advantage of this type of rack are as follows:  

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  • Eliminate the need to continually reorder expensive disposable packaging
  • Increase efficiency of in house handling
  • Store difficult to handle items

We offer a wide variety of reuseable returnable auto rack, shipping containers and dunnage racks. Here is a sample of the different kinds of custom steel returnable storage racks that we can manufacture:

  • Drive Train Parts Racks: Engine Rack, engine cover rack, outboard motor rack and axle rack.
  • Vehicle Exterior Parts Racks: Bumper rack, window glass rack, mirror rack, door panel rack and bag rack with vynal dividers.
  • Vehicle Interior Parts Racks: Dashboard rack and instrument panel rack.
  • Implements Rack: Lawnmower rack, heavy equipment racks.
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Store Agricultural Tires For Spring Sales

In the middle of winter, nobody is thinking about agriculture.  You know you need to have those tires available, but nobody's buying until the spring.  Well, now's the time to get ready for the rush, it will be spring before you know it and people will be buying agricultural tires soon.

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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Handle Winter In Your Warehouse

 

If you work in a warehouse, you know that the holiday season is the most dangerous time of the year for your employees.  Between holiday help, snow, and cold, there are tons of ways to get hurt in a warehouse if you or your employees are not careful.  Here are 3 things to look out for to keep your warehouse safe this holiday season.

1. Seasonal Employees

With the Christmas rush, lots of companies and stores hire seasonal employees.  These are people who may not always work in a warehouse and understand the flow inside of yours.  You need to make sure that these people aren’t just given a job and let loose in your warehouse.  They need to be taught how to behave and operate within the warehouse.  As you know, there are pathways for forklifts and carts that need to stay clear, but they can get filled with seasonal employees that don’t know where they can’t go.  If they’re not taught properly, your warehouse will suffer and people can get hurt.  Everyone will be moving faster and faster is less safe.

2. Wet Floors

Ice and snow get dragged into your warehouse.  That’s a fact.  Not everyone has a chance to wipe their feet on the way in.  This leads to wet, slick floors that cause hazards and slip and falls.  Ways to avoid falls during the winter season include: Posting signs, drying wet floors, taking your time, wearing proper gripping shoes, getting textured floors, putting in no-slip mats, and making sure the place is well-lit.  Doing these things WILL reduce your warehouse calamities.

3. Frigid Temperatures

Warehouses get cold.  They will not always be comfortable.  However, while being cold is a fact of life, it can also lead to colds, frostbite and hypothermia if they are not properly managed.  Employees need to dress warmly, take frequent breaks to the warmer parts of the warehouse, and keep hydrated, as cold dehydrates the body just as heat does.  Buy some good gloves for your crew and let them work comfortably in your warehouse, especially if they are loading trucks outside or are consistently outside.

Tier-Rack Corporation is a leader in warehouse racks and the inventor of the Stack Rack.  We have provided storage solutions for Fortune 500 Companies and smaller businesses all across the globe.  Please call us at 1-800-325-7869 or visit www.tier-rack.com today to order your warehouse racks and change how your warehouse works.

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Portable Industrial Racks Move Product

Tier-Rack portable industrial racks are just that, they are portable.  Move product around your warehouse easily saving material handling time and money.

Tier-Rack's portable industrial rack and shelving systems can be used immediately with no installation time or cost and no take down costs.

Portable industrial storage rack are perfect for seasonal product and can be easily condensed down and moved out of the way when not in use.

hi-densitystorageAlthough there are many types of industrial shelving available out there, most of them can't be used to ship product back and forth from vendors or customers.  Tier-Rack portable racks can also be used as shipping racks.


Our all steel and welded construction provides a durable, flexible industrial shelving system that will provide decades of use and an excellent ROI.  Please visit our In Stock Rack page for small quantities or call in to one of our seasoned salespeople for a volume quote on industrial and warehouse storage racks.  Custom sizes and applications are our specialty! 

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Folding Racks Make Your Business Flexible

You like the idea of a stackable rack that increases the flexibility of your warehouse shelving and saves space but you have reservations about extra parts that can be lost or damaged. How about a folding rack?

We can make a portable rack that has all the advantages of a stackable bin but doesn't have removable posts that can disappear and make your movable racks unusable. You can't stack a stacker that doesn't have uprights. We have designed a fold down rack with posts that are easy to use and make our collapsible racks ergonomically safe.

A collapsible rack also makes an ideal shipping rack. Use the folding racks to save space and facilitate loading and unloading your trucks when full but also to save space and minimize your costs for the return load of empty steel racks.

If you are storing smaller parts, we can provide a folding wire basket. These folding wire baskets can also be stacked in the warehouse or on trucks and can carry heavy loads.

Let us show how our years of experience manufacturing metal returnable racks can provide you with custom returnables 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 fold rack 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 custom racks or 10 steel racks. Tier-Rack is your best choice.

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New Shipping Rail Rack™ Cuts Freight In Half

 

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Computers have positively touched the rail industry like everywhere else and it's made rail car shipping  a big door-to-door savings for any company. Per Burlington Northern, "when you realize that one standard boxcar holds four times as much as one truck...you quickly begin to see the natural savings of rail rack..."

To further increase rail's savings, the Tier-Rack Corporation has developed a patented product, called the Rail Rack™, that for the first time enables companies to have their product double-stacked in a boxcar, getting even more savings from an already good deal.  Similar to Truck Decking, theRail Rack™ spans the inside of the car creating rail car storage for boxed or palletized items.

 

Here's How You Save on your Material Handling

 

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The Rail Rack™ is placed in the boxcar and the first row of product is loaded on the floor under the shelving. Another level of product is then loaded on top of the Rail Rack™ steel shelving like a table, allowing you to double the railcar storage in the same air space! Fill the rail car with loaded rail car shipping racks. That's a huge savings!

 

What Size Do You Need?

 

The 100% steel racks are all designed for your pallet size. Just provide us with the depth, width, height and weight of your pallet load. We buy steel tubing directly from the tube mills in truckload quantities for our storage racks, storage bins and rail storage racks. Then talented and efficient teams in our low overhead production facilities transform the steel tubing into high quality portable racks. Give us a chance to prove to you that nobody does it better than Tier-Rack! Whether you need 100,000 railrack or 10 rails rack, Tier-Rack is your best choice for rail storage rack.

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Where Production Racks Should Be Used

Manufacturers are always looking for ways to lower the cost of running their operation. Many have found that theTier-Rack® portable production rack contributes to a more efficient and safer work place.

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One use for these stack racks in the manufacturing operation involves loading incoming raw materials directly on to the Tier-Rack® base unit. The portable racks then can be moved with a forklift truck and either placed in the material storage area or carried directly to the production line. Completed products can be placed on the fabrication rack and carried to the finished goods warehouse or directly to the shipping dock.
If either the raw materials that you use in your production process or your finished products are hard to stack, you will find that you can get much more product stored in the same area using our stacking assembly rack to store full loads in a vertical stack. This is particularly helpful with irregularly shaped items that will not stack on top of each other, or items that would be damaged if another unit was placed on top of it.

If you have products of varying dimensions, or if you have need to store partial loads of products, stacking manufacturing racks can provide a denser storage solution. Just as we can provide racks of many different sizes, we can also provide posts of different heights. So if your standard product is 48” high, but you sometimes have partial loads that are 24” high, we can supply you with some posts that are tall enough for the 24” loads. This will reduce the chance that you will have a lot of partially filled production racks in your storage areas.

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Tier-Rack stacking manufacturing racks also can provide containment for items that would otherwise roll off of a pallet. The support posts can be designed to capture items like rolls of fabric or lengths of pipe, again increasing the density of the storage footprint. These containment racks also allow you to move larger quantities of these items through the plant at one time, which can reduce the labor costs associated with product flow.

Many customers use our stackable production rack in place of a wood pallet. This is because the portable racks can support product just as a pallet does, and also stack on top of each other while keeping the product secure and free from damage. Depending on the products you will store in the stack racks, we can supply racks with plywood, metal, expanded metal and wire mesh decks. Call our experienced sales staff to review the advantages or limitations of each deck type for your application

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Let us show you how our years of manufacturing experience can provide you with quality production 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 assembly racks or storage systems 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 production racks.

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Use Movable Racks to Get Mobile

Tier-Rack manufactures movable rack that save time and valuable storage space in your warehouse or business.  These movable racks are sturdy and can easily handle the rigorous demands that you require. All made of steel, they will allow the best floor management there is for your warehouse or businesses' movable storage systems. Tier-Rack can design a movable rack specifically for your product(s).

Some of the options that Tier-Rack movable racks offer can be a real time saver for your warehouse or business. Those options include movable shelving, modular rack, mobile material handling, carts, movable storage racks, and bins. If you need some advice on selecting the best movable racking system 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 is the leader in movable racks since 1955.

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Nesting Racks Save Space

 

The nesting rack plays the role of a movable rack that is nestable and facilitates bulk storage often used for bulk bag storage. Sometimes these racks are called a nestainer, jarke cupl-up, nestrack, nesting bin, nestable pallet, or nestable pallets. They can hold heavy loads (they are typically stacked in columns of 4 or 5 racks, with each rack holding 2,000 to 4,000 pounds). Empty racks and bins can be "nested" - one rack set inside another rack - up to 6 or 7 at a time. They are a storage system that saves time because the empty racks can be nested by one fork lift operator. A bundle of nested bins occupies less space than empty standard heavy duty pallet rack. The rear posts act as stops for your loads, so your fork lift operator does not have to guess how far into the nestable pallet the load should go. Many sizes and load capacities are available for Tier-Rack nesting racks.

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 is the leader in nesting racks and material handling since 1955.

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Pipe Rack Storage With Tier-Rack!

Pipe storage is difficult to manage.  They're round, do you can't store them on a flat surface or you have a mess on your hands.  They also come in various lengths and diameters, making them hard to build storage for.

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

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

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Tier-Rack Portable Racks Offer Mobile Solutions!

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

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