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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.

Lead Time for Portable Tire Racks – Purchasing Considerations - 3 of 4

In almost any manufacturing process, production is as fast as the delivery time on the slowest component.  Tier-Rack is no different.  Our lead time and delivery schedule for stack racks is dependent upon delivery of parts, steel, decking components, paint and other materials required for assembly.  For carts, automotive racks or shipping racks, specialized parts or dunnage components may also be required.

Tubular steel is often the last arriving component.  Most producing tube mills operate with rolling cycles that may vary from two or three weeks to perhaps six or eight weeks depending on the size and demand for a given size of shipping rack.  Mill rolling dates are scheduled in advance since the mill must 1st   secure flat rolled coils in the proper gauges and then slit and reroll them to conforming feeder coils to serve the tube production. 

Our purchasing department at Tier-Rack works with multiple tube mills in our supply chain.  We visit the key producing mills and invite them into our plants.  This is done to gain a full understanding of their capacity and of our production needs.  Steel pricing is volatile and can vary widely during a calendar year.  At any given time, prices can vary by region, for example Great Lakes vs. Southeast. 

Common mill stocking sizes for tubular steel are 240” (20 feet) and 288” (24 feet).  Consider a common post size of 60 ½” – On a 240” length, the waste factor is 24%.  On a 288” length the waste factor is almost 20%.  Considerable value and cost savings is achieved by ordering a custom mill length of 304”, with near zero cut waste.

On large orders considerable savings are available to our customers who provide a delivery window sufficient to allow for the production cycles on raw materials best suited for the specific job.

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Tier-Rack Corporation offers used nestable racks for sale

Tier-Rack Corporation, is a leading US manufacturer of portable stack rack, tire racks and custom shipping racks. Tier-Rack also buys and sells used rack and has acquired a multi truckload lot of 385 good condition used nesting racks.

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Customized stack racks are no problem for Tier-Rack!

Tier-Rack Corporation, a leading US manufacturer of stack rack, warehouse rack and shipping racks specializes in custom size and style portable racks at off the shelf prices.

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Add Tier-Rack Suspended Roll Racks to your Production Line

Tier-Rack customers report that they are Saving Time and Money using Suspended Roll Racks from Tier-Rack Corporation.

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Tier-Rack designs Custom Stackable Bins

Go vertical with a Tier-Rack Storage Bin

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Tier-Rack announces a solution to handling balky bulk bags.

Tier-Rack Corp. has been recognized as the source for bulk bag racks by major companies

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Tier-Rack CEO discusses Main Street vs. Wall Street in this economy.

Tier-Rack has a broad customer base for its stack racks, tire racks and shipping racks. This provides the company with an interesting overview of how the economy is affecting companies from the Fortune 500 to middle market to family owned small businesses.

 

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Stop Shipping Air, and Start Using Our Shipping Racks

When shipping, many companies ship with half filled trucks.  Tier-Rack designs and manufactures shipping racks, returnable racks and truck decking that alleviate this issue.

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Tier-Rack introduces new fold down post connection

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

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