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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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Used Warehouse Racks Make Sense

 

Used Warehouse Racks

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 make sense.  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 then, 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 help 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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Let Tier-Rack Tire Racks Store Your Tires

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

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

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

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Ship In Shipping Racks

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

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Need a Stackable Cart?

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

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

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

WheelBarrowCartLet us show you how our years of experience manufacturing steel carts can provide you with warehouse carts at a very affordable price. We buy steel tubing directly from the tube mills in truckload quantities. Then our talented and efficient teams in our low overhead production facilities transform the steel tubing into high quality industrial carts that have need designed to meet your needs. Give us a chance to prove to you that nobody does it better than Tier-Rack Corp. Whether you need 100,000 heavy duty carts or 10 warehouse carts, Tier-Rack is your best choice for your heavy duty dart needs.

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

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Increase Your ROI With Shipping Racks From Tier-Rack

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

 

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

 

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

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

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Auto Shops - Use Tier-Rack Automotive Racks

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

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

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

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

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

  • Reduce product damage           Auto_Rack_4                                                                                              
  • Eliminate the need to continually reorder expensive disposable packaging
  • Increase efficiency of in house handling
  • Store difficult to handle items

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

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

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

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

Tier-Rack Corp of St. Louis, MO has been providing custom designed and manufactured tire racks since 1955.  Tier-Rack has created hundreds of customized racks for every shape and size of tire, using wire mesh and perforated decking to support the tires while keeping them from warping during long periods of non-use.  Let us show you how our years of manufacturing experience can provide you with quality earthmoving machine tire racks at a very affordable price. We buy steel tubing directly from the tube mills in truckload quantities. Then our talented and efficient teams in our low overhead production facilities transform the steel tubing into high quality portable racks that have been designed to meet your needs.

Give us a chance to prove to you that nobody does it better than Tier-Rack! Whether you need 100,000 tire racks or 10 tire racks, Tier-Rack is your best choice.  Visit www.tier-rack.com today!

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Where Production Racks Should Be Used

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Use Movable Racks to Get Mobile

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

Some of the options that Tier-Rack movable racks offer can be a real time saver for your warehouse or business. Those options include movable shelving, modular rack, mobile material handling, carts, movable storage racks, and bins. If you need some advice on selecting the best movable racking system for your application. Please feel free to call us, and one of our knowledgeable sales representatives would be happy to help you. See why Tier-Rack is the leader in movable racks since 1955.

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Steel Containers For Your Inventory

Tier-Rack portable steel containers are used by thousands of customers in hundreds of industries. Some of out customers use our stacking steel boxes as standard warehouse racks or as a stackable bulk container. In this case they place their product directly on our mobile rack and save the cost of wooden pallets. The protection provided by the corner posts of the storage rack is a primary benefit. Bulky or hard-to-stack products are contained within the corner posts of the pallet container. This provides stability for goods on the bulk containers when moving them within the warehouse or factory.

It only takes a few alterations to turn a stacker into a portable steel container. A portable rack with enclosed sides can become a small parts container for metal scraps, water pumps, fasteners, carpet remnants, or just plain trash that you can count on to handle load weights of thousands of  pounds and stack to the ceiling. A metal bin that saves space and time can save you money and material handling headaches.

 

Add side panels to fold down frames and you now have a returnable shipping container with less parts to be lost and protective containment for your product. Returnable containers can save much cash by cubing out the trucks you use for shipping and a collapsible reusable shipping container saves money on the return trip of empty returnable shipping containers. A steel shipping container has a long life and can be a cost effective alternative to disposable packaging.

 

Let us show how our years of experience manufacturing metal shelving racks can provide you with custom steel containers 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 containers that have been designed to meet your needs. Give us a chance to prove to you that nobody does it better than Tier-Rack Corp.! Whether you need 100,000 steel racks or 10 steel racks, Tier-Rack is your best choice.

 

 

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Winter Tires On Demand With Tier-Rack Tire Racks

One issue that tire companies have is getting their stock rotated.  Need to get rugged winter tires out of the back and available?  Well, why not use portable tire racks to get winter tires out front, where the people who need them can get them, and your warehouse staff can access them?  The effect on your warehouse is transformative.  Suddenly, you go from a static warehouse with immovable racks to a dynamic workspace, saving hours of time in your warehouse and letting your employees concentrate on managing the warehouse, not moving product.

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.

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 empty 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. 

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Start Winter Warehouse Prep Today!

As the seasons turn, the challenges for your warehouse change with them.  Gone are the long days and high temperatures of summer, and the early dark and freezing temps of winter are closer than they appear.  When you run a warehouse, it's imperative that you stay ahead of the curve on the weather.  Here's some tips for getting your warehouse ready for the winter.

Shut The Doors

The huge open doors that every warehouse needs are a liability when it comes to maintaining the health and comfort of your employees in the warehouse.  They do a great job of letting you get your stock in and out, but they also do a great job of letting the heat out and bringing in cold air.  It's vital to ensure that the doors are equipped with large plastic strips to help keep that warm air from escaping. 
They're easy to install and will save you money on heating, along with maintaining a consistent temperature.  Also, get your employees into the habit of closing these doors whenever possible.

Control The Flow
Even if you have perfectly placed heaters running full blast, you can still run into air flow issues.  Making the hot air in your warehouse run entirely in the direction that you want it to go may involve moving some racks.  If you have Tier-Rack Stack Racks, they're easy to move around the warehouse to maximize airflow.  If your racks are difficult to move, you may want to consider replacing them with more mobile racks, or wire frame racks that allow for better airflow. 
This will help your warehouse stay warmer throughout the season.

More POWER
If these tips haven't fixed your heating issue, consider adding more heat.  It's not just giant industrial heaters that do the trick, though.  Walk the warehouse.  Find the coldest places and pick up portable heaters for your employees.  We've talked to companies that have made their employees BUY their own heaters.  Frankly, a cold warehouse is YOUR fault.  Don't compound the error by making your employees fix this themselves. 
Also, look for areas that may not be covered, cracked windows, uninsulated areas, and fix them.  You'll be glad when the heating and a/c bills come.

Hopefully we've helped you with some tips to keep the warehouse warm this winter that you can implement NOW and get a head start.  If you're interested in transforming your warehouse more substantially, Tier-Rack can help! For more information on Tier Rack Pallet Stacking Frames, visit http://tier-rack.com or call 800-325-7869 today.

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Redesign Your Warehouse

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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Storage Racks For Your Business

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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Save Money With Shipping Racks

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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Shop For the Tire Rack You Need

Finding the right tire rack takes real research, and a real attention to detail.  While many companies can quote a tire rack, or build a tire rack, not all of them do it accurately or ethically in every phase.  Finding a company that sells, designs, builds, and delivers your racks is one way to guarantee accuracy in your order.  Start with a quote.  Finding a reputable company with a solid reputation in the industry.  Preferably, your target company will have an on-staff engineer, who will be able to accurately design the tire rack to properly support and store your tires for how your company uses them. 

They can also help to ensure that everything that you want is included in the quote.  Every specification, from metal gauge to load rating, needs to be spelled out in the quote.  A short list to help you would be: load ratings, stack heights, all tubing gauges, rack design details and empty rack weight.  Also, make sure to demand domestically manufactured racks. Often, companies will quote racks from overseas which use inferior tubing, and won't inform you of the 12 weeks of lead time that it takes due to sea container shipping, so that they can save on manufacturing costs. 

When the racks arrive, it is equally important that the work is checked. Just because a company tells you that their racks are 14 gauge doesn't mean that they are.  Demand in the quote to know what the estimated weight will be for each rack, and measure a sampling from the order upon arrival. Companies will skimp on the construction in areas that aren't seen, such as in the base which is welded closed.  These are hard to spot, but easy to measure if the estimates on weight are given.  It's also not unreasonable to check the physical address of the manufacturing facility to ensure that you know that these are made domestically.  If they come in a container, they are probably from China. 

Some of the most common pitfalls to avoid are:

          - Dealers or distributors posing as actual rack manufacturers
          - Inferior overseas material and workmanship
          - Quoting lighter gauge tubing
          - Quoting the correct gauges but then delivering lighter gauge
racks
          - Omitting rack tags indicating manufacturer and safe load limits

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

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Automotive Shipping Racks Move Your Parts

Tier-Rack is a rack manufacturer supplying new and used automotive shipping racks, returnable shipping racks and portable stack racks.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Reduce product damage           Auto_Rack_4                                                                                              
  • Eliminate the need to continually reorder expensive disposable packaging
  • Increase efficiency of in house handling
  • Store difficult to handle items

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

  • Drive Train Parts Racks: Engine Rack, engine cover rack, outboard motor rack and axle rack.
  • Vehicle Exterior Parts Racks: Bumper rack, window glass rack, mirror rack, door panel rack and bag rack with vynal dividers.
  • Vehicle Interior Parts Racks: Dashboard rack and instrument panel rack.
  • Implements Rack: Lawnmower rack, heavy equipment racks.
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How To Use Stackable Bins

Are you tired of buying stackable bins out of catalogues with limited size selections? Call on Tier-Rack Corp. and we will design a storage bin to meet your unique product load dimensions that stacks and can be transported with your pallet jack or fork lift.

Satisfy 2 needs with 1 metal storage bin system. A portable rack with enclosed sides can become a small parts bin for metal scraps, water pumps, fasteners, carpet remnants, or just plain trash that you can count on to handle load weights of thousands of  pounds and stack to the ceiling. A metal bin that saves space and time can save you money and material handling headaches.

Would you like to save time and space when shipping small boxes to your regular customers? You won’t have to shrink wrap the boxes or ship a load that is half air. Double stack your pallet loads in LTL carriers with our shipping bins sized to fit side by side in the van. By using a wire mesh bin you can make sure the product is visible for a quick count when unloading the shipment. To save space on the van for a full load of returnable metal storage bins we can make a folding rack or a simpler bin with removable sides.

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

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Warehouse Space Is Precious. Use the Right Rack

Warehouse space is at a premium.  Creating space for all of the products that need to be stored in your warehouse is a time-consuming mess, that can always go wrong.  Finding a layout that works for your particular company can be even a bigger challenge.  This is where stackable warehouse tire racks can come in handy.  These stack racks, when utilized properly, raise your floor plan and allows you to utilize moveable racks, that store your products in the best way to access them.

The Tier-Rack Stack Rack is the original stacking rack.  Invented by Tier-Rack, they are designed and manufactured in America to exacting specifications.  Their factories use the most durable steel and manufacture each rack they sell in their factories in the United States.

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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