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Metal Shelving Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of metal shelving manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source metal shelving manufacturers with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate metal shelving companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture metal shelving for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading metal shelving manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for mobile metal shelving, metal storage shelving, or metal shelving units.

  • North East, PA 866-479-7225

    Ridg-U-Rak has been a leader in industrial shelving for over 65 years. We have the experience to handle large projects or the small jobs that require 100% selective pallet rack. Turn to the experts for premium industrial shelving solutions. For more information explore our website or call one of our experts today.

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  • Milpitas, CA 877-485-1482

    Turn to RDM Industrial Products, Inc. for high quality steel shelving. Our products are easy to assemble and they have fully welded end frames. These items are cost effective and ideal for various projects and applications. It is our mission to provide you with outstanding shelving solutions. Give us a call today to learn more information.

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  • Greenville, SC 888-301-1421

    For over 50 years, Engineered Products has provided material handling and storage solutions to warehouses just like yours. Our solutions maximize space and operational capabilities, they also minimize costs. Whether it’s better-utilizing your current warehouse space, overhauling your order picking system or creating a rack-supported storage facility from the ground up, we pride ourselves in our ability to create customer-specific storage solutions that fit your budget and your unique needs.

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  • Fort Atkinson, WI 800-255-8170

    As the world’s leading manufacturer of mobile storage systems and supplier of steel shelving, Spacesaver Corporation has offered the best in storage shelving since 1972. Our high density shelving saves space and conserves energy as well as improves productivity. ISO 9001 certified.

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  • Granby, QC 800-363-8330

    At Cresswell Industries, we guarantee the grade and thickness of the steel of all our products by sourcing only from major Canadian mills. ISO 9001:2015 certified, we ensure that all our storage systems meet the requirements of the CSA and RMI standards as well as the seismic standards of each region. Our customer list, the result of more than 65 years of experience in the production of various steel products, also testifies to the reliability of our products.

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Metal Shelving

Metal shelving is an extremely rugged organizational tool that allows for maximum use of horizontal and vertical storage space in industrial, commercial and residential settings. Automotive, garage, chemical and food processing, factory, warehouse, textile, publishing and many other industrial facilities require the additional storage provided by shelving systems.

Metal shelves are often the most cost effective option for buyers, especially when considering product longevity and durability. While plastic, composite and wood may also be used in the production of shelving units, aluminum and steel shelving have several advantages. Over time wood shelves can absorb moisture from the air and either expand or contract making shelving uneven and brittle. While plastics are waterproof, they are nowhere near as durable as metal shelving nor can they support as much weight without mechanical failure. With the proper coating and design, metal shelving can withstand accidental impacts from industrial equipment such as forklifts, resist chemical corrosion and hold weights far exceeding the capacity of other materials. Even small metal shelves can support as much as four hundred and fifty lbs. With shelving systems capable of holding as much as thirty five thousand lbs, metal shelves allow the convenient storage of totes, boxes, cases, pallets, motor parts, large equipment and more without the risk of overload. As such a range exists, it is important to consider the weight capacity and dimensions of a shelf before loading it to ensure the optimal usage of space.


Aluminum, steel and stainless steel are used in the construction of metal shelving. Each affords different advantages and should be chosen in relation to the intended use of a shelving system. Aluminum is a malleable, ductile metal with good conductivity and resistance to oxidation. It is also a lighter metal as compared to steel. Steel, however, is more rugged. Stainless steel shelving in particular is corrosion resistant and in some cases self-repairing. Units of any of these metals may be either panel or wire shelving. Panel shelves use rolled sheet metal as the bases or flat surfaces upon which inventory to be stored is placed. Alternatively, several extruded or cold rolled rods of metal are welded into a grid pattern to make the base for wire shelves. Metal poles are needed for both to effectively increase vertical storage. Poles are often solid pieces of extruded or cold-rolled plastic, which are placed vertically at the four corners of a shelf and throughout as needed for support. A framework of stamped metal bars and braces may be necessary for additional support and stability. The components are joined by welding, riveting or the use of several clips and fasteners such as bolts and nuts. The specific metal chosen as well as the configuration and construction of a metal shelf will have a significant impact on the weight capacity of a particular unit and should therefore be considered carefully for each application.