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 manufactures premium metal shelving solutions to both large and small projects. We have been a pioneer in the industry for over 65 years and continue to develop innovative solutions to improve safety. Turn to the experts for your shelving needs. Explore our website for more information or call us today.

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  • Milpitas, CA 877-483-5733

    Your satisfaction is paramount to the growth of our company. Our metal shelving can be utilized for a large selection of products. These items are constructed for mobile and permanent storage capabilities. We are committed to making the most aesthetically pleasing and strong metal shelving. Our fabrication processes will save you money in the long run. To learn about the advantages of our company please visit our website today!

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  • Capitol Heights, MD 800-648-2600

    In business for 50 years, Advanced Equipment Co. has provided storage and material handling solutions. Our industrial and warehouse steel storage shelving choices include lockers, metal rivet shelving, boltless, wide span, pallet racks, modular drawer storage and more by Penco Products and CUE.

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  • Fairfield, NJ 973-227-0018

    Specialized Storage Systems is dedicated to helping customers find the best way to store their records, inventory and supplies and save them space, time and money. With hundreds of installations, we have designed a storage solution for your application. In stock and available for immediate shipment.

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  • East Taunton, MA 800-564-0152

    American Material Handling (AMH) is a full-service-stocking distributor of new and used wire shelving, pallet racks, storage cabinets and other material handling products. AMH Corp, a woman-owned and operated small business, offers nothing less than top quality new and used material handling equipment products at realistic prices.

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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.