Metal Shelving Manufacturers and Suppliers

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  • 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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  • Stevens Point, WI 800-826-0203

    Steel King's steel shelving unitsnare the solution to expanding useable floor space and provide reliable storage without expensive leases, costly land acquisition, or construction delays. Our steel shelving is designed to be accessed by fork lifts or overhead cranes, is designed for stacking, and can hold thousands of pounds worth of items. Contact us today to learn more!

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  • Taylor, MI 800-348-7225

    UNIRAK Storage Systems manufactures and supplies high-quality equipment and accessories such as steel shelving and mezzanines. We take pride in the fact that we’ve been providing consistent value to our customers for decades. We are centrally located and provide impeccable service. Don’t take our word for it- call UNIRAK Storage Systems today for your storage rack needs. Your satisfaction is guaranteed!

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  • Rancho Cucamonga, CA 800-404-RACK

    QMH has a full line of steel shelving, boltless shelving and heavy-duty bulk rack shelving to fit your job. Whether is it heavy automotive parts or hardware, to lighter clothing and apparel we have the right shelving system to fit your businesses need. We have serviced companies in all industries and sizes. Contact one of our reps today!

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Metal Shelving Industry Information

Metal Shelving

Metal shelving is a storage space that has compartments or partitions for safely keeping tools, equipment, books, files, and other items. These shelves are also used for placing chemicals in laboratories. In other words, they are a great invention for storage in a variety of industries.

Metal shelves are constructed by first designing the drawing according to the dimensions required. Suitable material is selected from the market, cut, and welded together to make a shelf. The final step is painting the shelf, smoothing it, and giving it a better finish.

Metal Shelf

Materials Used for Making Metal Shelves -

There are various materials that are used in making metal shelves. These are:

  • Stainless Steel Shelving

    Stainless steel is the most common material used in constructing metal shelves because it is readily available, strong, easy to clean, can bear lots of weight, and has great tensile strength and high ductility. Stainless steel is also well known for its durability; it can withstand high temperatures and has a longer lifespan than any other material. Many industries use stainless steel material for making metal shelves such as the food and beverages industry.

    Stainless Steel Shelving
  • Chrome Wire Shelving

    Chrome wire is also one of the metals that is used for making metal shelves. It is versatile and cheap, with great strength comparable to stainless steel. Chrome wire is also used in other facilities such as offices, dormitories, and store display units, but the shelves made from this material are best in kitchens or garages with limited space.

    Chrome Wire Shelving
  • Wrought Iron Shelving

    Wrought iron is also a metal used for making custom made shelving units. It is mostly used for making furniture, though this material is versatile. Wrought iron is less prone to damage, can bear lots of weight, and is water resistant.

  • Aluminum Shelving

    Aluminum has the same properties as steel: ductility, durability, and thermal and electrical conductivity. Other ideal properties of aluminum are being corrosion resistant, lightweight, impermeable, odorless, and recyclable.

  • Copper Shelving

    Copper is also a material used for making metal shelves. It is an attractive material; therefore, it is used in interior designing. Copper is highly resistant to corrosion with high conductive properties. The material also has non-magnetic properties, making it ideal for storing metals. Another unique property of this material is its antibacterial property; it slows down the spread of bacteria in areas where this material is used.

Types of Metal Shelving

Following are the types of metal shelving:

  • Boltless Shelving

    Boltless shelving is ideal for storing heavy-duty equipment. It can be configured easily, with its boltless design making it highly versatile.

    Boltless Shelving
  • Clip-style Steel Shelving

    Steel shelving is popular among other types of metals due to its durability and affordability. Clip style steel shelving contains all the properties of steel, and also has the addition of compression clips for easy configuration.

  • Bulk Rack Shelving -

    Bulk rack shelving is used in retailers or distribution centers for holding bulky items in warehouses. It is also known as wide-span shelving. Bulk rack shelving is a boltless system with easy assembly and adjustment.

  • Clipless Shelving -

    Clipless shelving is also referred to as backroom shelving. This system is easy to assemble and extremely versatile. This shelf can carry weight of more than 500 pounds (227 kg). Clipless shelving is widely used in store rooms or back rooms for stock storage. As they are made of steel, clipless shelves are great to hold cartons and other heavy objects.

    Clipless Shelving
  • Mobile Shelving

    Mobile shelvings are ideal to use in areas where space is an issue. These shelves have a rail track system and individual aisles to open when needed. Mobile shelves are often used in offices or storerooms for storing small parts.

    Mobile Shelving
  • Rivet Shelving

    Rivet shelving is the best choice for durability and convenience. This type of shelving does not require any clips or bolts and also has the ability to withstand heavy loads. Rivet shelving is easily adjustable, and its shelves can be fabricated according to custom requests. Particle board and metal wiring are the two materials used in its creation.

    Rivet Shelving
  • Wire Shelving

    Wire shelving is not designed to bear heavy loads, but can give a better visibility of products with good air circulation. Thesy are mostly used in the food industry for storing baked items. The shelves of wire shelving can be customized according to individual needs.

Applications of Metal Shelving

  • Metal shelving is used for storing heavy items in industries, thus providing space for other work.
  • This shelving is also used in storing business documents in offices, warehouses, schools, colleges, etc.
  • Metal shelves are also used in temperature controlled or cold storage units for storing different items.
  • The food and beverage industry uses metal shelving for storage of products.
  • The retail sector uses metal shelving for visual merchandising.
  • Metal shelvings are also used in the chemical industry for storage, packing, and unpacking of different sorts of chemicals.
  • Backroom organizations and hotel laundry rooms use these metal shelves for holding their products safely.