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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.

Safe Storage Practices For Stack Racks

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 its 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 customer's 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 sound 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 

 

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Distribute Your Products With 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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Use All Your Space With Used Stack Racks

Unused space is the white whale of warehouse management. Looking above your racks and seeing that you could have product stacked high above you is infuriating when you work with older, static rack systems.  The Tier-Rack Stack Rack is a great way to elevate your products by storing them higher in your warehouse and utilizing that space.  Used stack racks lift your products up to create more usable area for you to keep your products, and can save you money in the bargain.

Used Stack Racks will provide you solutions to a lot of the thorny problems of space management.  These 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 really solve a multitude of issues.

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.

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.

Let the sales team at Tier-Rack find you the perfect Used Stack Rack for your warehouse and build your space out properly.  Save time and money with a perfect warehouse using used Stack Racks.  Call us at 1-800-325-7869 or visit www.tier-rack.com today.

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Move Industrial Tires With Industrial Tire Racks

When Industrial Machinery needs to move, what moves it?  Tires.  And these tires need to be up to snuff, especially when we're talking about large-scale equipment, bulldozers, harvesters, shredders, wheel loaders, and cherry pickers all need ways to store their tires and treads.  These are heavy duty, requiring a little bit more support and metal than typical tires need.  These racks require toughness that a typical rack doesn't need, giving them a heavier, sturdier feel than most tire racks.  Luckily Tier-Rack Corp has on-site engineers specially trained to design these racks to stand up to the rigors that construction equipment tires put on them.  Whether its a construction company, a state office, or a supplier, Tier-Rack can develop a rack that suits your company and manufactures it in their local manufacturing plants here in the United States, using the highest quality parts and metal.

Since Tier-Rack is the designer, manufacturer, and seller of Tier-Rack stacking racks, they can assure you of the quality of their products.  This gives them a leg up in creating the perfect rack for any situation, particularly one in which precision is important, such as Industrial Machinery Tire Racks. 

Since 1955, Tier-Rack Corp has used their Tier-Rack storage system to store tires, boxes, fabric, pipe, electronics, bicycles, furniture, food, beverages, and almost any product that can be kept in a warehouse.  Any company that uses pallets can use this product, which stacks frames on top of your existing wood pallets to create vertical space.These will allow a company to stack 3 to 5 loads of crushable of fragile products, as well as awkward, non-stackable product.  

When the frames aren't being utilized, they take up a small amount of space, folding down to conserve your precious warehouse space.    

For more information on Tier Rack Pallet Stacking Frames, visit http://tier-rack.com today.

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How Can I Ship Tires In Tire Racks Effectively?

Our center post-Tier-Rack tire stacking frame is a popular alternative for those who appreciate the ease of loading and unloading tires when there are no obstructions on the corners of the stack racks. These tire racks are also one of the least expensive storage solutions for tires available. The frames easily attach to your existing warehouse pallets and will hold loads of 2,000 pounds per pallet when the racks are stacked five high.

If you need shipping containers for tires, Tier-RackR Corporation manufactures a folding rack for the economic return of the racks. Since the posts are not removed from the rack, there is no concern about losing some posts during the return trip. As with all of our varieties of tire racks, these can be made for any size and load capacity that you need. These shipping racks can be designed with or without decking to meet your needs. They are strong enough to withstand years of use and material handling.  The tire and rack combination is what 90% of tire distributors use to store tires effectively.

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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Tire Racks Made in the USA By Tier-Rack

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

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

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

 

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Buy Used Tire Racks From Tier-Rack

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 the 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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Used Stack Racks For Your Warehouse

Used 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 the product.

Factory direct prices on used portable stacking storage racks, used 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 used 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 used stack racks are a 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 used stack rack is preferred to common pallet rack for many applications due to its 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.  Used Stack racks can also serve to ship product out to customers or move product around your warehouse.

Call us today at 1-800-325-7869 or order used Stack Racks at https://tier-rack.com/buy-and-sell-used.html today.

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Production Racks From Tier-Rack

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 workplace.

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 the 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.

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.

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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Shipping Racks Get Your Products On The Move

Tier-Rack Shipping Racks are specially designed to get your products from one place to another with the minimum of damage and the ability to be used for both shipping and storage.  They are perfect for businesses that need to move products often and keep them on racks.  A business that needs to get items between warehouses or from point to point needs Shipping Racks.  Shipping Racks get your products on the move.

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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Used Stack Racks Change Your Warehouse

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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Best Practices To Store Tires Safely

The Tire Industry Association’s Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) has issued best management practices guidelines for proper tire storage.

The document outlines the steps tire dealers must take in storing tires to maximize the service life of their inventory, TIA said.

“If tires are not stored correctly, it may result in the loss of performance as prolonged exposure to outside forces like heat, direct sunlight and ozone can affect the integrity of the materials,” TIA said.

The document includes guidelines for outdoor and long-term storage of vehicles, TIA said.

This is the seventh best management practices compilation TIA has drafted, covering handling, transporting, recycling and/or disposing of materials important to tire dealers, including tires, used oil, fluids, degreasers and batteries. All available for free download at www.tireindustry.org.

If you need shipping containers for tires, Tier-RackR Corporation manufactures a folding rack for the economical return of the racks. Since the posts are not removed from the rack, there is no concern about losing some posts during the return trip. As with all of our varieties of tire racks, these can be made for any size and load capacity that you need. These shipping racks can be designed with or without decking to meet your needs. They are strong enough to withstand years of use and material handling.  The tire and rack combination is what 90% of tire distributors use to store tires effectively.

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 Tire Racks Help Store Your Tires

Used Tire Racks

Whether you call them tier racks, stacking racks, pallet frames, portable stack rack, tire racks, diamond tops, nestable racks or stackers, Tier-Rack has a portable storage solution to fit your requirements.  Used Tire Racks help store your tires.

We have served thousands of companies in the tire, automotive, retail, agricultural, construction and building materials, textile, and food industries for over 50 years providing many types and sizes of portable stack racks.

Used Carpet Pad RackTier-Rack specializes in both the purchase and sale of used rack including used tire rack, pallet stacking frames, stack rack, used pallet racking, used warehouse rack, stacking bins, nestainer style racks and other material handling equipment throughout the U.S., Mexico and Canada. These items include our own Tier-Rack® frames, Load-Nester®, as well as brands from other rack manufacturers like Jarke, Steel King and others. Please enjoy browsing our online selection of used items for sale. If you have used material handling equipment you would like to sell, let us know and we can pay you cash for your used inventory!

However you store your tires, flat, on tread or laced, Tier-Rack can provide tire rack storage that won’t break your budget. Tire Racks were our original product, and the tire industry continues to be one of our important markets. While the 60” x 60” rack is still the most popular size, we also make many other sizes to meet your specific tire stacking rack needs.

Here are some of the different types of tire racks Tier-Rack can produce for you.

Choose the style of tire rack that works best in your operation. Add  perforated deck that meets fire codes by allowing water from overhead sprinklers to pass through to the stack racks below and protect the side walls. The ratio of holes to solid deck gives good support to the tires and will not leave marks on the tires in the portable rack.

Another style of stacking rack uses wire mesh decking. This decking is less expensive than perforated metal decking and has larger openings in the deck. This is a good option if your tires are in and out of your warehouse rack frequently and the wire deck doesn't have time to leave marks on your product. Naturally, the least expensive portable stack rack for tires has no decking at all. The inner and outer rack beams are located so they support the tires. This works best if you do not have people standing on the rack as they load or unload the tires, since the rack beams do not provide as secure a work surface as a deck does.Used Tire Racks

Our center post Tier-Rack® tire stacking frame is a popular alternative for those who appreciate the ease of loading and unloading tires when there are no obstructions on the corners of the stack racks. These tire racks are also the least expensive storage solution for tires  available. The frames easily attach to your existing warehouse pallets and will hold loads of 2,000 pounds per pallet when the racks are stacked five high.

If you need shipping containers for tires, we make a folding rack for the economical return of the LacingTiresempty racks. Since the posts are not removed from the rack, there is no concern about losing some posts during the return trip. As with all of our varieties of tire racks, these can be made for any size and load capacity that you need. These shipping racks can be designed with or without decking to meet your needs.  They are strong enough to withstand years of use and material handling.  The tire and rack combination is what all tire distributors must have to store tires effectively

Let us show you how our years of manufacturing experience can provide you with quality tire racks at a very affordable price. We buy steel tubing directly from the tube mills in truckload quantities. Then our talented and efficient teams in our low overhead production facilities transform the steel tubing into high quality steel tire racks that have been designed to meet your needs. Give us a chance to prove to you that nobody does it better than Tier-Rack! Whether you need 100,000 steel tire racks or 10 tire racks, Tier-Rack is your best choice for stackable tire racks.  Are you wondering on how to store tires, look at the gallery below for different options.

To buy or sell used tire racks from Tier-Rack, click HERE

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Is This the Used Stack Rack That I Bought?

Buying a Used Stack Rack can be a leap of faith.  You're buying a product on faith that it will function properly and that you will get the product that you ordered.  When you get the wrong color shirt from Amazon, you send it back.  If you get the wrong Used Stack Rack from some overseas company, you may be out of luck if they are non-responsive.  If you ask yourself "Is this the used stack rack that I bought?" then you probably didn't buy it from Tier-Rack, the most trusted name in Used Stack Racks.

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 used tire rack from Tier-Rack, the sales team takes your order 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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Move your Warehouse Operation into Spring

With Spring around the corner, it's time to take a look at your warehouse and make sure that you are set up properly for the future of your business.  With warmer weather, you can move out the Winter products and get your Spring and Summer items towards the front, if you have a mobile warehouse.  What I mean by a mobile warehouse is a building with portable racks that can be combined into different configurations and moved around your warehouse to fit your needs.  Tier-Rack Stack Racks are the best way to move your warehouse operation into Spring and keep it fresh and productive.

Tier-Rack Stack Racks are a system of stackable racks that can be used to completely reorganize your warehouse, ship your products more efficiently, rotate your items quickly, and take advantage of the height of your space, not just the floor's area.

Reorganize Your Warehouse

Tier-Rack Stack Racks can be moved through the warehouse and fit into nearly any configuration that you can imagine, stacked five high, cubed out in a truck, or spread out however you want.  They can be moved with a forklift with your products safely aboard, to speed up the process.

Ship Your Products More Efficiently

You can use Tier-Rack Stack Racks to move your products from spot to spot in your warehouse, but why stop there?  Instead of loading and unloading the products, load them in the truck on the Stack Racks, getting your products in and out faster and letting your warehouse staff concentrate on getting your items in the hands of the customers.

Rotate Your Items Quickly

When the weather changes, so do buying habits.  Wouldn't you love to be able to put your current most popular products up front right away instead of spending a whole day taking things off of shelves and moving them to different shelves?  Just move the whole rack!

Take Advantage Of The Height Of Your Space

Tier-Rack Stack Racks stack 5 high, letting you store products higher and safer than ever before.  You can use every square inch of space you have, instead of looking at that area above your racks and wishing you had something stored there.

Let Tier-Rack show you how to move your warehouse into the future and set you up for success.  Call us today at 1-800-325-7869 or visit www.tier-rack.com today to learn more. 

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American Made Stack Racks For Your Company's Safety

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 its 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 customer's 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 the 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 sound 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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Used Tire Baskets Store Your Tires For Less

Tires are malleable and soft, yet have to be completely round and flawless to avoid blowouts and failures.  An improperly stored tire is a ticking time bomb that can lead to blowouts, accidents, and deaths.  Finding the medium between storing tires safely and cost efficiency can be hard to discover.  That's where Used Tire baskets can help.  Used Tire Baskets Store Your Tires For Less, saving you money and keeping your products in great shape.

Tires can be stored on racks, but is there another way to store tires effectively in a rack beside straight up and down or stacked?  The Tier-Rack Tire Rack Basket answers this question.  Wire baskets across the boards of the racks hold tires in place safely, while the wires are spaced to create a safe landing area that supports and cradles the tires, keeping them from developing "dead spots" and warping.  This ensures that whether tires are being stored for customer use or as part of fleet maintenance, that all tires will be stored safely.

Since 1955, Tier-Rack Corp has used their Tier-Rack storage system to store tires, boxes, fabric, pipe, electronics, bicycles, furniture, food, beverages, and almost any product that can be kept in a warehouse.  Any company that uses pallets can use this product, which stacks frames on top of your existing wood pallets to create vertical space.These will allow a company to stack 3 to 5 loads of crushable of fragile products, as well as awkward, non-stackable product.  

When the frames aren't being utilized, they take up a small amount of space, folding down to conserve your precious warehouse space.    

For more information on Tier Rack Pallet Stacking Frames, visit http://tier-rack.com today.

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Used Stack Racks Lift Your Products

Used Stack Racks Lift Your Products

Unused space is the white whale of warehouse management. Looking above your racks and seeing that you could have product stacked high above you is infuriating when you work with older, static rack systems.  The Tier-Rack Stack Rack is a great way to elevate your products by storing them higher in your warehouse and utilizing that space.  Used stack racks lift your products up to create more usable area for you to keep your products, and can save you money in the bargain.
Used Stack Racks will provide you solutions to a lot of the thorny problems of space management.  These 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 really solve a multitude of issues.
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.
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.
Let the sales team at Tier-Rack find you the perfect Used Stack Rack for your warehouse and build your space out properly.  Save time and money with a perfect warehouse using used Stack Racks.  Call us at 1-800-325-7869 or visit www.tier-rack.com today.

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Warehouse Organization Saves You Money

Warehouse Organization Saves You Money

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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Distribution Centers Need Flexible 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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