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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 877-483-5733

    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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  • Los Angeles, CA 866-513-1200

    The material handling division at Hannibal Industries manufactures structural pallet racks, cantilever racks, push back systems and so much more. Our cantilever racks (roll formed or structural) with an extra heavy-duty saddle connection or an I Beam option are ideal for storage of long bulky products. We are ISO 9001:2008 certified & take pride in our quality management systems and products.

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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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  • Melrose Park, IL 708-344-9999

    Interlake Mecalux is a leading storage rack manufacturer. Some of our high-quality racks include pallet racks, drive-in racks, push back racks, cantilever racks, bulk storage racks and carton flow racks. Our quality products have been utilized in a variety of industries such as distribution/warehouse.

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  • Rancho Cucamonga, CA 888-557-5705

    Quality Material Handling (QMH) is a leading total solutions provider for boltless shelving, warehouse racking, storage systems, mezzanines, and dock equipment. With over 29 years of experience and an in-house fabrication facility, QMH designs and manufactures innovative custom solutions such as dock platforms and ramps that solve difficult loading and unloading challenges. We are a full-service warehouse solutions provider committed to doing things the right way.

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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.