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Don't Store Carpet and Pad Rolls on Pallets

Carpet and carpet pad take up a lot of room when stored on pallets. At most you can arrange the rolls into a pyramid, risking a collapse to the floor unless you shrink wrap the pyramid. Then when you want one or two rolls, you must break down the wrapped pyramid and re wrap it when finished.

A Tier-Rack® carpet & pad rack allows the carpet or padding to be stacked in a dense bundle, stacked 4 or 5 levels high in the racks. The result is that you can store about three times as many rolls per pallet position than in standard rack and shelving, multiplied by the number of racks high that you can stack. This opens up a large amount of valuable floor space for other uses.

The carpet roll rack also provides security for the rolls of carpet or padding as they are being moved from receiving to the storage area. It is faster and easier for a forklift truck to pick up loaded carpet storage racks than pallets of loose carpet. The rolls are held securely by the uprights as the carpet rack is moved. The rolls don't fall off of the rack like they might from a pallet.

Stage your empty carpet pad rack at the receiving dock. Unload the loose rolls from the truck onto the carpet racking, pick the racks up with your fork lift or pallet jack and move them into your storage area. Customers have reported that they can reduce the time needed to unload a 53’ trailer by 75% using our carpet racks.

Let us show you how our years of manufacturing industrial racking can provide you with quality carpet 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 carpet shelving that has been designed to meet your needs. Give us a chance to prove to you that nobody does it better than Tier-Rack! Whether you need 100,000 stack racks or 10 stack racks, Tier-Rack is your best choice for a rack system for carpet and carpet padding stacking rack.

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Run a Nursery? Use Our Nursery Racks

Nursery owners know that they can't just keep plants any old way.  You need to have special racks that keep the plants safe and sound.  That's why Tier-Rack has created our Nursery Racks, to keep these plants safe for you.  Run a nursery?  Use our nursery racks!
The strong shelving helps keep the delicate plants from being crushed by the plants above them, and allow the plant containers to be stacked 4 or 5 high, helping you maintain your space.  They can also be used to transport the plants and keep them safe during shipping.  The design keeps the plants cool and lets air circulate around them, as well as alow them to get sun if necessary.
We also offer Seedling racks that can be used to keep seedlings safe and secure.  These are designed with three removable seedling shelves to allow them to be easily stored out-of-season.  As the seedlings are loaded to the racks, the nursery shelves can be quickly and efficiently placed as the previous shelf is filled.  They are also moveable by truck or forklift.
Let us show you how our years of experience manufacturing metal shelving racks can provide you with quality nursery rack at a very affordable price. We buy steel tubing directly from the tube mills in truckload quantities. Then our talented and efficient teams in our low overhead production facilities transform the steel tubing into high quality portable racks that have been designed to meet your needs. Give us a chance to prove to you that nobody does it better than Tier-Rack! Whether you need 100,000 racks or 10 racks, Tier-Rack is your best choice for stacking seedling racks.

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Suspended Roll Racks For Protect Your Products

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Ship Anything With Tier-Rack Shipping Racks

Every business ships SOMETHING, and every business knows the headaches this means.  Putting your product on a truck and pointing them toward the customer isn’t the way anymore.  You need to coordinate the trip, making sure that the items going will be safe, and secure for the trip, as well as easy to remove from the truck and move into the warehouse.  This can be a real pain if the truck or train isn’t packed properly and everything shifts in transit.

We have a solution.  The Tier-Rack Shipping Rack is designed from the ground up to deliver your goods to their destination in one piece, with a simple extraction method once they arrive.  You can even set the shipment up to leave the product on the shipping racks in the warehouse, letting your company utilize the racks for your storage needs going forward, or repurpose them to move more products!

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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Use Your Whole Warehouse With Tier-Rack Racks

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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Industrial Racks For YOUR Industry

Tier-Rack Corporation is a leading rack manufacturer that specializes in industrial racking.  Our industrial rack systems and industrial shelving offer many benefits and flexibility that fixed pallet racking do not.

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

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

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

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


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

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Get Your Warehouse Racks From Tier-Rack

In the warehouse world, the only thing that matters is that you can trust your storage solution to fix your warehouse storage issues.  The racks made by Tier-Rack do, because they follow our slogan: High Quality – Great Service – Low Prices.  We like to make sure that we sell the exact right rack to every company, and that they are happy with the results.

We start by only using the highest-quality materials in our American factories.  We build our racks right here in the US, under the highest standards.  Not every company can say that.  Tier-Rack was a founding member of the Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI), which established the standards used by complying manufacturers of portable stack racks. We take the safety of our rack designs very seriously, for we know that avoiding the possibility of a rack failure is in the best interest of everyone.

We also have the best customer service in the industry.  We are there at every step of the way.  You work with the same sales rep throughout your relationship with Tier-Rack, with the continuity helping speed up the progress of your orders.

Even with our high standards and excellent service, our prices are the lowest in the industry.  Our years of experience have provided us the opportunity to learn how to produce quality products efficiently. We have learned which suppliers are reliable and consistently provide top quality steel at fair prices. Our manufacturing plants are located where they can provide reduced freight costs for most of our customers. Our experienced fabricators continue to find ways to reduce the cost of producing racks. Our financial strength means that our suppliers are willing to give us good prices because they know that they will be paid on time. All of these reasons combine to allow us to offer Tier-Rack stacking racks at low prices every day. Whether you need 10 racks or 100,000 racks, Tier-Rack is your best choice for portable racks, rack shelving, bins, tire racks, used rack, storage bins, shipping racks, pad rack, rack shelving, and material handling equipment.

Call Tier-Rack at 1-800-325-7869 and visit www.tier-rack.com to order and learn more about what products we offer.  Give Tier-Rack a chance to help you get your warehouse in order.

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Use Portable Stacking Distribution Center Racks

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In the distribution center, Tier-Rack portable stacking DC racks save space, time and money. Since our distribution center racks are portable, they can be easily moved to allow you to reconfigure your storage space anytime your needs change. A number of warehouse distribution center managers have said that they were skeptical about portable DC racking at first, but that once they tried our stack racks they became sold on the concept and would never use anything else.

 

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How does our DC rack benefit our customers? One advantage mentioned is the ability of Tier-Rack® stacking racks to bulk store items. For seasonal merchandise that needs to be stored for a few months, the ability to fill an area with racks stacked up to five racks high and with few (or no) aisles means that a tremendous amount of product can be stored in a small amount of space. Another advantage of using Tier-Rack® portable racks is the ability to load incoming product directly on the stack racks. Once loaded, the distribution center racks can be moved by forklift trucks to the storage area and stacked for storage. This saves manpower and handling time, and often reduces the need for wooden pallets in the operation.

Tier-Rack stacking racks are designed to meet the specifications of your distribution facilities. Whether you are storing items that weigh 1,000 pounds per pallet position or 6,000 pounds per pallet position, we will engineer a rack that will safely hold your load. Your handling needs are also considered during the design phase. Do you need to pick up the racks from all four sides, or just from the front and back? Do you need decking on the rack, or will you be loading only full pallet loads into the rack? Will you need more than one post height, or are all of your loads of a uniform height? Your answers to these and other questions will help us provide a rack that will meet your operational needs for years to come in your logistics center.


In some instances, additional labor savings can be realized by moving two loaded distribution center racks at the same time. Please be sure to let us know if you wish to carry two loaded stack racks at the same time so we can engineer the racks to safely handle the additional live load.

 

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

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.

Often 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.

tLet 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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Avoid These Warehouse Mistakes

Every warehouse is different, with unique challenges and issues to deal with.  Two warehouses in the same industry, in the same BUILDING, can have drastically different operating and structural issues and challenges.

That being said, there are some constants to warehouse and storage management that can be applied across most operations.

Keep your records

No matter the size, warehouses have to keep a paper trail.  Knowing your inventory and where it’s going is vital to the health of the operation.  If you don’t hold on to your paperwork, there’s nothing telling you what happened in case of an issue with shipped products.

Overloading on product

Many companies feel that having too much product is OK, because it’s still potential sales, and they don’t want to get caught without product during a sale.  This line of thinking unfortunately leads to overbuying and excess stock languishing in the warehouse.

This eliminates crucial space that you could be using for your newer product lines, and stops you from optimizing your area.

Make obvious paths

In a warehouse, “picking paths” are hugely important.  Having a way for your employees to quickly and efficiently grab multiple items makes your warehouse really sing.  Finding a way to build this is critical.  You have to know what gets purchased together frequently, and what stacks well together, to maximize efficiency.  Plan for your employees and they’ll reward you with better productivity. 

Housekeeping and safety

Maintaining a clean warehouse is paramount to having a safe, smoothly-operating warehouse.  Don’t let old pallets and garbage clog up your well-planned aisles and stacks.  You can plan out the perfect warehouse, but if it can’t be navigated because people are tripping over old wraps and forklifts are blocked by used boxes and pallets, what’s the point?

Make sure that housekeeping is a part of the daily ritual for the warehouse and reward it when completed.  Your workers deserve to work in a space where they won’t trip over junk or have boxes fall on their heads, but they also need to be a part of the process to maintain it.

 

 

Hopefully, making your warehouse clean and efficient will help you be more successful.  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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Use Bins In Your Warehouse

If your warehouse stores lots of different types of materials, including bulk items, grains, small assorted items or anything like that, you know that storing them can be a real issue.  Finding a way to keep all of your items stored, secured, and separate are among the major headaches that warehouse managers have to suffer through.

Once you’ve determined your needs, you can find a solution with Tier-Rack.  We have both bins and bags that will keep your warehouse organized and operating at a peak level.  Our bins and bags are very portable, and will let you store every type of material that you need.

This helps increase storage density and efficiency, and lets you separate your items to where you save time searching for things in the warehouse.

Bins are also great for shipping.  Our shipping bins let you remove the headache from shipping small boxes of material, especially from your own warehouses to each other.  Never pack a new box when you already have a bin packed.  Ship in your Tier-Rack bin – they’re durable enough to be handled with a forklift and stand up to the rigors of travel.

Our bags are terrific for storing anything small that needs to be ported.  They’re ideal to use in a warehouse sorting grains or small tools, or anything that pours (and makes a mess when it spills!)  We sell bulk bag racks that keep these bags upright and make them extremely portable and safe to use.

Tier-Rack isn’t just the top storage rack company in the United States, they also make other products that help keep your warehouse safe and efficient year-round.  Call us today at 800-325-7869 and visit www.tier-rack.com for more information.  Don’t let your warehouse become a mess this year.  Let Tier-Rack organize it and save thousands, while getting certified U.S. Steel, made right here in the United States.

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Buy American Made Storage Racks

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

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

Tier-Rack Corporation has been a leader in rack solutions and flexible warehouse racking systems for almost sixty years. The original Tier-RackR pallet stacking frame converts regular warehouse pallets into sturdy storage racks in seconds without screws or bolts. And the Load-NesterR all-steel storage rack features light and heavy duty models of solid all-welded, knock-down, or nestable designs for all your material handling needs.

Our portable stacking racks and rack systems are designed to handle and store even the most fragile, odd-shaped, and awkward merchandise. They can be designed to transport two loads at a time. Our stack racks reduce handling time, stack up to six high, and they are capable of supporting thousands of pounds per unit load. All Tier-Rack racks are engineered with a "2-to-1" safety factor to ensure the racks will perform safely and last for decades.  For more information, visit http://tier-rack.com today.

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Used Racks Save Money

Not everything works as well after it's been used.  Gum comes to mind.  Also underwear.  However, sometimes, buying a product used can give you an advantage, and that's where Used Tire Racks come in.  Tire racks, while infinitely customizable, can be used by different businesses repeatedly, as many businesses sell the same type or size of tires.  This is where Tier-Rack can step in and make it easier for businesses to save money on their tire storage needs.

Tier-Rack helps find used racks that can fit the customer, and delivers them into the hands that need them.  We operate as a re-seller for racks that otherwise may be impossible to find, as we scour the country looking for the best deals on the widest variety of used tire racks.  Finding these aren't easy, but our staff of sales professionals can find you the used tire rack that you need.

As such, we also BUY used racks.  Many companies, when changing product or moving to larger/smaller facilities, will change and adapt their rack space accordingly.  We are there to help facilitate this process with you, to let you move on from your used tire racks and help you find a new home for them.  This allows us to have racks for our customers, and help keep everyone who wants to buy OR sell used tire racks happy. 

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

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The Rules For Modern Warehouse Management

Organizing a warehouse is a constant struggle.  You have to know what to prioritize to maximize efficiency and profit while keeping the building safe is the something that takes constant monitoring to get right.  However, if you follow these rules, you can keep your warehouse and its occupants and products safe and happy.

  • 1. Keep your products organized by product type.  Keep tires with tires, gaskets with gaskets, and widgets with widgets.  Don't make your guys hunt for what they need.
  • 2. Give a walkway by organizing neatly.  Don't ever let product spill off of shelves or you will have peoplle hurt and product damages.
  • 3. If you aren't using space, make sure you know what to do with it.
  • 4. Excess product and older items need to be cycled to less-accesable areas.  This frees up your closer racks for the product that has to move quickly.  Keep track of what is selling/being used and rotate accordingly.
  • 5. Keep consistent patterns, but don't get stuck to a fixed grid.  If you say that a particular thing has to be in one area, you can waste space, but you can also waste time searching for products you use every day.  Find that balance for YOUR warehouse and develop a strategy for how to keep the warehouse running.

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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Seismic Support Makes Your Warehouse Safer

 

Seismic activity can be deadly to a warehouse.  If you don't have legitimate racks setup properly, they can fall and do real damage, and hurt your employees badly.  The last thing that you want is to have a poorly-optimized warehouse rack hurt someone.  Hwever, it happens all of the time with shoddy racks, or improperly ised storage racks.  If you stack too much product or go too high, above safety parameters, you are asking for real trouble.   That is why we build our racks with Seismic Support built-in, to keep you safe.

From Scientific American, September 2004...The leading techniques “try to absorb a lot of the ground motion energy so the building doesn’t have to,” says James Malley, senior principal at Degenkolb Engineers in San Francisco. That often means inserting heavy-duty fixtures between the building and its foundation, such as base isolators that act as rubber mats, viscous fluid dampers that operate like shock absorbers, or slide bearings that allow the building to sway instead of snap.

What this illustrates is similar to how our stacking pallets (sometimes called rack) perform.  They will sway and rock and absorb the shock.  We even have evidence of them scooting across the floor moving with the shock waves, but not failing.  As opposed to the rigid structure of bolted to the floor pallet racking, our rack's relatively "loose" fit acts as the dampers allowing for the necessary shock absorption to withstand inpact more efficiently.

Each municipality interprets and applies the IBC (International Building Code) differently.  Some inspectors don't use it at all and apply different codes to determine suitability of rack or bin design.  Tier-Rack has no way of knowing this from township to township so it is up to you to lay the groundwork.  Much of the confusion comes from the misapplication of standard "rack" codes to our portable material handling pallets.  "Racking" by definition is a bolted to the ground structure.  To apply those "racking" codes to our product is as erroneous as trying to apply it to a forklift.

  Don't let our name fool you.  The name Tier-Rack was coined back in 1955 and is only a trade name.  Our product is truly a steel pallet, portable and stackable.  Steel portable stackable pallets are not structures. The steel portable stackable pallets are pieces of equipment intended to protect the product that is being moved around a warehouse. They are no different than wooden pallets or even crates. Materials in wooden crates or on wooden pallets are stored and stacked commonly on the ground (see picture to left).

The steel stackable pallets are no different. They are steel pallets which hold a product (just like wood pallets) with steel tube members that protect the product by supporting any additional steel pallets that one might stack on top of the lower steel portable stackable pallets. The tube post members are no different than the wooden panels of crates in that respect. They are not structures; there is no positive connection between each piece of the units; they are meant for temporary storage only and not intended to be permanent fixtures (just like wooden pallets of material stored on the ground).

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Custom Racks Could Solve Your Warehouse Puzzle

 

Tire Racks can help your business in a variety of ways.  Whether you are a wholesaler of tires, or a dealer directly to the consumer, or a distributor to large companies, an effective rack is essential to your workflow.  Unfortunately, a tire rack is not a one size fits all proposition.  This creates a conundrum for organizations that deal in many different sizes of tires, from consumer class passenger tires, to high performance sport tires, to trailer and industrial machine tires.  Custom racks are sometimes necessary to keep your inventory organized and accessable.

The essential furniture for a manufacturer of seller of tires can be acquired through a variety of means.  There are distributors and wholesalers across the world that can deliver a quality product, or a low price, or excellent customer service. There's one company, however, that excels in all three phases of this operation.  Tier-Rack, of St. Louis, MO, is the largest manufacturer of stack racks in the United States, and they're not a dealer, or someone else's distributor.  They are the first person you talk to when ordering, and they are the people you call for customer service.  They're the low-cost, high service alternative to re-sellers and distributors, who disappear when a problem arises.  Tier-Rack also creates custom designs, one of the advantages of being both sales and manufacturing.  They sub nothing out to fabricators or third party manufacturers, creating every rack themselves.  When customers need assistance with anything from engineering to local inspectors, Tier-Rack is there to help, and make sure that there is no interruption in your business.  All products from Tier-Rack are also proudly manufactured in the the United States, in our facilities, ensuring the highest quality and care goes into every rack. 

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. 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 styles of racking are engineered to meet and/or exceed the "2-to-1" safety factor established by the Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI) for portable rack design specifications. For more information, visit http://tier-rack.com today.

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Perforated Decking For Tire Racks

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 setup 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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Ship Products? You Need Tier-Rack Racks!

 

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Every business ships SOMETHING, and every business knows the headaches this means.  Putting your product on a truck and pointing them toward the customer isn’t the way anymore.  You need to coordinate the trip, making sure that the items going will be safe, and secure for the trip, as well as easy to remove from the truck and move into the warehouse.  This can be a real pain if the truck or train isn’t packed properly and everything shifts in transit.
We have a solution.  The Tier-Rack Shipping Rack is designed from the ground up to deliver your goods to their destination in one piece, with a simple extraction method once they arrive.  You can even set the shipment up to leave the product on the shipping racks in the warehouse, letting your company utilize the racks for your storage needs going forward, or repurpose them to move more products!
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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A Safe Warehouse Follows These Rules

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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 it’s 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 customers 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 soound in their interactions with our racks and will give your company a safer work environment.  Feel free to print this list for your workplace to let your employees know the guidelines for rack safety, so that they can be as safe as possible and keep your company moving forward into the future.  Visit www.tier-rack.com today for more information.

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Used Racks Store Products As Well

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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 product or moving to larger/smaller facilities, will change and adapt their rack space accordingly.  We are there to help facilitate this process with you, to let you move on from your used tire racks and help you find a new home for them.  This allows us to have racks for our customers, and help keep everyone who wants to buy OR sell used tire racks happy. 

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

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