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Wire Shelving Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory is a top industrial directory listing of leading industrial wire shelving manufacturers and suppliers. Access our comprehensive index to review and source wire shelving manufacturers with preview ads and detailed product descriptions. These wire shelving companies can design, engineer and manufacture wire shelving to your specifications and application need. A quick and easy to use request for quote form is provided for you to contact these wire shelving manufacturers and suppliers. Each company has detailed profile information, locations, phone number, website links, product videos and product information defined. Read customer reviews and product specific news articles. We are the right resource for your information requirement whether its for a manufacturer of metal wire shelving, mobile wire shelving, steel wire shelving.

  • North East, PA

    Whether you are looking for wire shelving or individual shelving units, turn to the experts at Ridg-U-Rak for your next project. With over 65 years of experience, we have the knowledge and expertize to find the perfect solution for your need. Regardless of the size of your project, we are confident that we will be able to find a solution that fits all your specifications. Explore our website or call us today for more information.

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  • Milpitas, CA

    We manufacture wire shelving that is integrated with high quality resourced. These systems are economical and can be used for libraries, expandable storage and more! We pre-test our products to ensure their durability. We put a focus on your satisfaction and we are confident we can find a product that is perfect for your situation. Visit our website to see full read-outs of our products. Give us a call today!

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  • San Dimas, CA

    As a manufacturer of industrial shelving, you can choose from Western Pacific Storage Systems' RiveTier open shelving, Deluxe 3-section shelving, or Pacific shelving which has the versatility of added components to make it open shelving or closed shelving. Not quite sure which is best for your application? Give us a call, we'll help.

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  • Taylor, MI

    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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  • Chicago, IL

    REB Storage Systems International specializes in the design, manufacture, distribution and installation of material handling and record storage systems. Since 1962 our mission has been to provide our customers with innovative ways to maximize space, increase productivity and efficiency.

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ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES

Before Choosing a Shelving System, Consider This...

by Jenny Knodell, IQS Editor There's a statistic out there that claims we use only 20% of what we own, and when I look around the office and think about my full-to-the-brim closet at home, that sounds about right. I think it's also true for factories and warehouses, probably more so. The other 80%, whether in your home or workplace, must be stored somehow. And if you want to make your life a whole lot easier, it should be organized. In industrial environments, where large amounts of bulky, heavy boxes... Read More

businessIndustry Information

Wire Shelving

Wire shelving is a particular type of shelving unit wherein the base or surface upon which items are placed is composed of several interwoven or latticed metal rods. Like all shelving, these serve to maximize vertical and horizontal spaces for the purpose of increased storage, which allows for faster process flows and increased productivity in a number of industrial and commercial settings.

Wire shelving is also found in residential areas in need of organization or storage and may even be used as presentation shelves. The transparent appearance provided by the porous wire grid is less imposing than alternative paneled shelving systems and also means that units are less prone to dust collection, making them particularly well suited to medical and food processing industries among others. In factories and warehouses that might have expansive storage shelving, wire is often chosen to better comply with building and fire safety codes as emergency sprinkler systems are not impeded by the open surfaces. Air circulation is likewise unhindered by wire grids. Although water and air may freely pass through the shelving, the porous construction does not mean that this type of shelf cannot be closed for better product security. In fact, closed wire shelving provides the security of lockable panels while maintaining visibility for easy monitoring of inventory. For both open and closed designs, however, it is important to consider the slit size of each shelf in comparison to the products it will house. The slit size should be smaller to prevent items from falling through or becoming stuck.


The weight capacity of each shelf should also be considered with regard for inventory and should always exceed the total weight of items it will hold to avoid mechanical failure due to overloading. The weight bearing abilities will depend largely on the materials, size and manufacturing processes used to construct a given shelf. While wire shelves can be made using aluminum, copper and brass; steel and stainless steel are the most common materials used in industrial settings. Though already lauded for rugged durability, finishes such as nickel plating, painting, anodizing and powder coating often serve to enhance the desirable traits of steel components. The wire grids that form the base or platform of the shelves are formed through a series of fabrication processes. First the wire itself must be formed through either rolling, extrusion or stamping. The particular method chosen depends largely on the parameters of a project and CNC machining is often used to ensure the most accurate shelving design. These components are either welded or woven together. Interwoven threads are suitable for light duty units, but welding offers a large improvement in strength for heavy duty shelving. The poles, braces and general support framework are also produced via cold-rolling, stamping and extrusion and then welded or fastened into place. While the materials and construction of wire shelving is important, the dimensions of a shelf and inventory should also be considered to ensure optimization of storage space.