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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.

Shipping Racks From Tier-Rack

Shipping products around the world is a logistical headache at the best of times.  Coordinating times with trucks, trains, planes and tankers to arrive at the destination on-time and with your products intact can be a nightmare.

That’s why finding the right material way to ship your products is imperative.  Whit everything having to be there faster and faster, shippers may cut corners on product safety, putting your product in a precarious position.

Shipping racks from Tier-Rack are the best solution for front-to-back shipping and logistical solutions.  The racks are designed to fit in shipping containers or standalone and give your product the support it deserves while keeping the ability to move it quickly and efficiently.  Tier-Rack shipping racks are made in America with 100% American steel, and are guaranteed.  Tier-Rack will also be with you every step of the way, from sales through implementation.

Tier-Rack can also design custom racks for your company that can help you keep your products safe and sound, regardless of what they are.  Tier-Rack shipping racks can also be used in the warehouse to keep your products stored safely, outside of shipping.  This can help with speed and efficiency.  

Finding the perfect rack isn’t luck.  It just takes a call to Tier-Rack.

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

 

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Store Your Tires Correctly With Tire Racks

While many companies can sell you a passenger tire rack, not every company has the breadth and depth of experience that Tier-Rack Corporation does.  Tier-Rack is your one stop shop for all industrial racks, and passenger tire racks are no exception.  Whether a large tire storage warehouse or a retail tire shop, Tier-Rack has a rack for you.  With our custom design engineers, we can create any rack for any space you need to fill, from warehouse to showroom.

 We are also the tire rack manufacturing leader, supplying all of the major tire companies.  Our products are all made in the United States, in our factories.  We do not outsource or re-distribute our products, instead designing and building all of our racks in-house.  This allows us a very lenient pricing and construction model, giving us the best blend for your products.

 Tier-Rack, while not being a re-distributor, is the only seller of Tier-Rack passenger tire racks and has been supplying the tire industry for almost 60 years.  Our sales team is there from the initial call through installation, and will follow up with support every step of the way, including helping with inspectors and regulators to ensure that your business runs smoothly. 

 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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Tire Rack baskets For Heavy Duty Tire Storage

Tires can be a difficult storage issue.  As a product, they are malleable and soft, yet need to be perfectly round and flawless for customers to avoid blowouts.  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 Tier-Rack Corporation can help.  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 an 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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Use Perforated Tire Racks For Tire Storage

When businesses store tires, they need to know that they are safely stored and that their WAREHOUSE will be safe.  Believe it or not, this is a very important question in storage.  When racks store items, such as tires, they need to be set up to allow water to sluice through, going from fire suppression systems all the way to the floor to put out fires in your storeroom.

Perforated deck 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.

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.

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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Used Stack Racks In Your Warehouse

Buying warehouse racks doesn't have to be a difficult process.  If you are a warehouse manager, you need to find a balance between price and product, and get the highest quality item possible for the money you are spending.  That is where used warehouse racks come in.  If you want to save money and get a high-quality rack, you can trust used warehouse racks from Tier-Rack.

Used warehouse racks are exactly what they say.  They have been in a warehouse and done their job.  We inspect every rack to ensure that the quality is to our high standards before we sell them to you.  Warehouse racks can be expensive, and are even more so if you are constantly replacing them.  If you are getting a guaranteed, used rack that has been inspected by Tier-Rack's professionals, you know you are getting a rack that will last for a great price.

Warehouse racks alone are tough to manage.  Every company has different needs, and even the, the needs can change to show the development of the business and industry.  One year, you may need to have your warehouse ready to deliver your product right away.  The next year, your product may be storing more product for a longer haul, without the need to move the product so quickly and find a way to keep your product long-term, or maybe you need to rotate your product often but keep it in storage.  Whatever the need, you can buy used warehouse racks that will help you keep up with the changes in your industry and company.

Tier-Rack has been a leader in the storage rack and warehouse industry since 1955.  Let our experts hep you find the best used warehouse rack or design the perfect new warehouse rack for your business to help your business grow.

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Tire Racks Custom Built For Your Business

Many businesses need to store tires.  What some of them don't understand is HOW.  Tires, as a soft, malleable object, need to be stored in a way that they won't warp and deform, creating wobbly, dangerous tires that can cause blowouts and accidents.  Wobbly tires can mess up the alignment on a vehicle, and on an 18-wheeler, this is a huge problem costing thousands of dollars to fix.

Some companies have found themselves with unusable stock, simply because they have not stored their tires properly on a professional, custom built tire rack.  These tire racks are easily the safest way to safely store your tires, as they hold the tires on perforated decking that helps distribute the weight of the tire throughout, keeping it from warping.  

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.

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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Make Your Warehouse Like New With Stack Racks

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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Want a Faster Warehouse? Try Stack Racks!

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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Folding Racks Relieve Cramped Warehouses

Creating space is a constant struggle for most businesses.  Finding the balance between being able to properly store your product and having it available is essential, especially with sensitive parts like tires.  These give rise to new problems - how can I store tires in a small area without damaging them?  How can I find space for these large cases when they AREN'T filled with tires?  This is where a folding tire rack from Tier-Rack Corp becomes an essential for your storage needs.  

The Tier-Rack folding tire rack folds down to become an easily-stored piece of equipment, one that gives an immediate relief to the space woes that a warehouse encounters during operations, and in changes of seasons and inventory.  The folding tire rack is stackable when engaged, and folds down to conserve space.

Since 1955, Tier-Rack Corp has used their Tier-Rack storage system to store tires, boxes, fabric, pipe, elecronics, 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 Folding Tire Racks, visit htp://tier-rack.com today.

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Keep Your Warehouse Racks Safe In Winter

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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Pipe Rack from Tier-Rack

If you have ever tried to store pipes, you know that it's a difficult task.  Anything that rolls, really, is hard to store.  It's a matter of simple physics - an item that is predestined to roll will roll away, and become a hazard.  That's why a Pipe Rack from Tier-Rack is such a great investment and will save you headaches on every level, from production to storage.  Don't let your products roll away. 

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 !!

Tier-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 pipe rack storage since 1955. We can offer a variety of pipe storage solutions or pipe storage systems.

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Tire Racks For Care and Storage

It's a perennial issue with extra sets of tires and/or wheels: What's the best way to store them when they are not being used? 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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Tire Racks For Your Storage Needs

 

Tires are a year-round product.  From punctures to wear to accidents, tires are constantly needing replacement.  However, there are parts of the year, where, traditionally, more tires are sold.  How to know when to store tires is very important, as having tires on your tire racks is the most important part of selling them.  But when are the times that tire sales spike?  The answer lies in knowing when people need them.

The two main parts of the year for tire consumption are April and October.  In April, companies often drop prices on tires in order to encourage customers to replace tires before those summer road trips.  Nothing spoils a drive to a theme park like a flat tire.  In October, companies try to encourage replacing worn tires that may become dangerous during winter weather.  Nobody enjoys changing a flat on the side of the road in the snow, and worn tires, sans grip, are deadly in snow and ice.

How can you be prepared as a retailer? 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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How Should You Store Tires On Tire Racks

Tires are an interesting product for storage.  On one hand, they will last during a lengthy storage if kept in optimal temperatures.  On the other hand, they can develop "flat spots" if time and care aren't taken to ensure that the tires are properly stored.  There is a bit of a debate as to whether tires should be stores vertically or horizontally.  Tires can be stacked side-by-side or aligned vertically, but will develop these flat spots either way unless they are stored on proper decking.

Vertical stacking is better for the life of the tires, as horizontal stacking wears on the sidewalls of the tires and causes them to wear excessively.  Vertical storage is easier on the tires, but can create a flat spot in the tire if left on a flat surface for too long.  Tier-Rack tire racks are designed to alleviate this issue.  Tier-Rack offers wire mesh decking and perforated decking, both of which leave holes that allow the tire to rest in a way that won't cause a flat spot on your tire, and the wire and holes are spaced out to avoid leaving marks on the tires.

If the tires are to be used quickly, horizontal tire stacking is perfectly acceptable, but can cause the "beads" to set too close together, making the tires difficult to mount and inflate.  Other tips for tire storage include storing them in a cool, dry place.  Your hot storeroom doesn't make a great place to store a malleable rubber product.  Try to keep them away from motors, generators, and furnaces, as these produce ozone that can age your tires.  Stack "white rubber" tires together to avoid staining.  And store the tires in a way that they won't collect moisture.  Unless you're into mildew. 

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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Used Tire Racks Are Warehouse Enhancers

Warehouse managers, listen up.  Do you have a warehouse with an odd design?  Feel like the store's sales area or the repair area for your shop is pushing you into a smaller space? Do you find that you're leaving product on the floor instead of stacking it where it won't be damaged or dangerous to foot traffic?  Then contact Tier-Rack Corporation to fix that problem today.

Tier-Rack sells thousands of racks to help your organization in every way possible, from retail wheeled tire racks to enormous stationary racks to the stack racks that make vertical storage possible.  They are your source for any storage solution that your company will need and will work with you to make sure that your issue is solved.  Tier-Rack also uses only the highest quality metals and materials to create their racks, in their two US-based manufacturing plants.  

Tier-Rack engineers can also design any rack for you, and with their manufacturing and engineering experience, will make exactly the rack that your company needs built, guaranteed.  Please call 800-325-7869 and visit www.tier-rack.com today to find out how Tier-Rack can make exactly the racks that your company needs to get that warehouse under control.

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A Nesting Rack Saves Space

A Nesting Rack used in your warehouse saves space for you.  It's a rack that works as both a Movable Rack and a nestable one - it helps out in bulk storage and is often used for bulk bag storage in warehouses.  If you need to store assets in this way, the Nesting Rack is the way to go.

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 are in the market for a nestable rack that can stack and save space while storing bulk items, the Nesting Rack is the product that will serve you best in your warehouse.  Don't spend another day precariously stacking other racks or leaving bulk bags sitting around your warehouse.  Get organized and save space with Nesting Racks from Tier-Rack.

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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Stack Rack Safety Tips From Tier-Rack

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 for more information.

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A Used Stack Rack Can Be As Good As New

When buying a storage rack, many factors come into play.  Building out your warehouse is a complicated process that has to be tailored for each space.  Your warehouse is different than any other and needs a plan that works for you.

When you’re determining your warehouse plan, you also have to think about cost.  That’s where Tier-Rack’s used racks can make all of the difference. 

 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 products 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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Tier-Rack Stack Racks Improve Warehouse Efficiency

Every warehouse needs to ensure that they run efficiently.  There are certain ways to ensure this, beyond buying the right racks from Tier-Rack.  Here's our list of five ways to ensure that your warehouse runs efficiently and safely.

1. Processes Lead to Accountability

Create a series of processes in your warehouse that will make sure that your employees are accountable for inventory and safety.  Make them part of the solution, rather than part of the problem.  Employees that are invested in the safety and viability of the warehouse will make it run more smoothly.

2. When You Make Changes, Let Everyone Know

Post new warehouse policies.  Have meetings.  Build a rapport with the employees in the warehouse to make sure that everyone is on the same page.  All of these will make sure that your employees feel that they have been informed and know what to do.

3. Get Managers and Decision-Makers On the Floor

Senior leadership and managers make decisions all of the time about how the warehouse operates.  Shouldn't they have a first-hand knowledge of the operation?  Let them walk the floor.  Give them an opportunity to see the procedures in action.  Get hands-on occasionally.  This helps in two ways.  It gives decision makers much needed intelligence on the operation at ground level, and it shows the employees in the warehouse that their bosses do care about what happens in the warehouse.

4. Have the Right Configuration 

Using the right warehouse configuration for your product and space is crucial.  The key to this is flexibility.  Being able to reconfigure the warehouse on the fly ensures that you can adapt to changes in inventory and personnel.  That's why a Stack Rack from Tier-Rack Corporation is a great fit for any warehouse.  Tier-Rack is a leading manufacturer of quality stack rack, portable rack, storage bins, warehouse rack and specialty shipping racks.  Tier-Rack has been in business for over 55 years and actually manufactures rack in our own facilities out of quality materials, we never use thinner 16 GA material.

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 airspace, 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. Knockdown 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.

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Stack Racks Raise Your Operation To New Heights

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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