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Some frequently asked questions and resource guide

A/G - Warehouse Rack Style Guide

Pallet Rack: Know the Advantages of Different Styles

A&A Surplus Inc. carries virtually every type of new and used pallet rack. What we don’t have in stock, we can usually find it for you. Please call us at 1-800-826-3526 about any type of pallet rack, including the following styles, and we’ll do our best to assist you:

  • Selective Rack: Selective rack provides the most flexibility in a warehouse because you can immediately access every pallet. Selective rack is good for warehouses with high turnover of products. The drawback of selective racks is low storage density.
  • Pallet Flow Rack: Pallets are loaded on one end and flow forward to be unloaded on the opposite end, providing good rotation and first-in, first-out inventory. Automatic rotation of stock saves time, reduces forklift use, and is beneficial for perishables.
  • Pushback Rack: Pushback rack is good for dense storage of goods that don’t have to be rotated often. Pallets are loaded and unloaded from the front, resulting in last-in, first-out inventory.
  • Drive-In Pallet Rack: This is a very dense style of storage that’s often seen in freezers. Pallets are loaded and unloaded from one side, stacked as deep and high as space allows. Forklifts can be driven into the rack structure, right up to the next available pallet for loading and unloading, which provides last-in, first-out storage.
  • Drive-Through Rack: Similar to drive-in pallet racks, except forklifts can enter from both sides to access pallets. Drive-through rack is also good for cold storage, fast-moving merchandise, and dense storage of similar items.
  • Double Deep Rack: Double deep rack is similar to selective rack, except it offers more density because pallets are stored two-deep. They are loaded and unloaded from one side for last-in, first-out retrieval, but double-deep rack offers more selectivity than a drive-in rack system.
  • Narrow Aisle Rack: Special forklifts have been developed to navigate between very narrow aisle racks. Pallets and boxes on narrow aisle racks are 100 percent accessible. Narrow aisle uses much less floor space than selective racking.
  • Cantilever Rack: Cantilever is best utilized for the storage of long, awkward items like lumber, plywood, steel bars, tubes, rolls, furniture, and sheets. Since there are no support beams at the front, cantilever rack allows easy loading and unloading.
  • Portable Pallet Racks: Portable racks do not require wooden pallets and can be customized for better storage density or better selectivity. Portable racks can also be broken down and stored, which is beneficial for fluctuating inventory levels. Warehouse rack style directly impacts the overall productivity and organization of a warehouse by maximizing storage capacity and facilitating smooth operations.

New and Used Pallet Rack and Industrial Shelving for Increased Productivity and Organization of Warehouses and Facilities Nationwide

With multiple locations of new and used pallet rack, A&A Surplus Inc. is sure to have what you are looking for at the price you need it. A&A Surplus Inc.’s used pallet rack is inspected to ensure quality and reliability. When you purchase a used pallet rack from A&A Surplus, you can rest assured that you are getting quality pallet rack at a great value.warehouse rack style  pallet racks

A&A Surplus offers different styles of new and used pallet rack including, structural, roll formed, push back, and much more. Our used cantilever rack is perfect for holding all your hard-to-store items, such as pipes and lumber, while our used metal shelving is especially affordable and environmentally friendly. To make the most of your space and keep items off the floor, A&A Surplus Inc. also offers wall mounted shelving, which can be a custom fit for your needs.

A&A Surplus Inc.’s new and used wire shelving is perfect for light storage. This type of shelving makes any space appear larger by letting light pass through the wire. Plus, if you ever have a fire, wire shelving lets the water through rather than blocking it, allowing the water to mitigate the effects of the flames.

A&A Surplus Inc. also offers drive-in pallet rack, new and used, for your heavier-duty storage needs. Perfect for large warehouses, drive-in pallet rack, as the name suggests, allows you to drive a forklift or other machinery through it so you can move and maneuver heavier items.

Regardless of the type of new or used pallet rack you choose from our wide selection, you’re sure to be impressed with the quality and lasting integrity of all of our products. Call A&A Surplus Inc. today for the best prices, products, and services.

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Cantilever Racking Accessories

Open and accessible, cantilever racking provides the best of all worlds for warehouses handling long, oddly shaped, and bulky items such as building materials, appliances, furniture, and pipes. With no front columns to get in the way, cantilever racking allows you to load faster, unload faster, and adapt to any type of load. Similar to pallet rack and other material handling systems, cantilever racking can be repaired, modified, and improved with various accessories, including:

  • Double-sided uprights to create cantilever racking with twice the space
  • Innclined arms to make use of gravity when holding loads
  • Lips and end stops attached to the end of the arms to keep loads in
  • Sway brace sets to hold upright columns in place
  • Roof brackets to hold a roof over the cantilever racking
  • Wire decking to create a shelf
  • Core and axle saddles so the cantilever racking can hold rolls with an axle in the middle (i.e., rolls of paper)

In addition to new and used pallet rack and cantilever racking, A&A Surplus Inc. carries a variety of cantilever racking accessories to customize your warehouse for every type of merchandise. Please call or e-mail us today for more information.

New and Used Pallet Rack and Industrial Shelving for Increased Productivity and Organization of Warehouses and Facilities Nationwide

With multiple locations of new and used pallet rack, A&A Surplus Inc. is sure to have what you are looking for at the price you need it. A&A Surplus Inc.’s used pallet rack is inspected to ensure quality and reliability. When you purchase a used pallet rack from A&A Surplus, you can rest assured that you are getting quality pallet rack at a great value.

A&A Surplus offers different styles of new and used pallet rack including, structural, roll formed, push back, and much more. Our used cantilever rack is perfect for holding all your hard-to-store items, such as pipes and lumber, while our used metal shelving is especially affordable and environmentally friendly. To make the most of your space and keep items off the floor, A&A Surplus Inc. also offers wall mounted shelving, which can be a custom fit for your needs.

A&A Surplus Inc.’s new and used wire shelving is perfect for light storage. This type of shelving makes any space appear larger by letting light pass through the wire. Plus, if you ever have a fire, wire shelving lets the water through rather than blocking it, allowing the water to mitigate the effects of the flames.

A&A Surplus Inc. also offers drive-in pallet racks, new and used, for your heavier-duty storage needs. Different warehouse rack styles, such as selective pallet racks, drive-in racks, and cantilever racks, offer specific benefits based on storage needs and inventory characteristics.

Perfect for large warehouses, drive-in pallet rack, as the name suggests, allows you to drive a forklift or other machinery through it so you can move and maneuver heavier items.

Regardless of the type of new or used pallet rack you choose from our wide selection, you’re sure to be impressed with the quality and lasting integrity of all of our products. Call A&A Surplus Inc. today for the best prices, products, and services.

A/G - What Is Cantilever Racking?

Cantilever Rack: An Economical Choice

Maintaining a warehouse is expensive, so warehouse managers must do everything they can to ensure the warehouse operates efficiently.

One of the first considerations of warehouse space is the best way to store the products inside, including what type of pallet rack to buy. Every item in the warehouse should be easy to arrange, locate, and obtain. Boxes are relatively simple to store since they are stable on a variety of surfaces. However, if you’re dealing with long, cumbersome items, cantilever rack is usually the best choice.

Does your warehouse stock sheets of metal or planks of wood? How about plumbing pipes or mattresses? Many companies have successfully opted for cantilever rack to store their oddly shaped merchandise. Some cantilever racks are constructed especially for a certain type of merchandise, for example, furniture cantilever racks.

The “Christmas tree” theory behind cantilever rack is what makes it so appealing. There are three main parts to the cantilever rack concept:

  • Uprights: vertical columns in the back that are bolted to a base
  • Arms: strong “limbs” extending out from the uprights
  • Braces: the hardware holding the arms, uprights, and base together

Using these three components, the cantilever rack is able to hold a heavy load without any front column at all. The front of cantilever rack is left completely open, resulting in these cantilever rack advantages:

  • Easy, fast loading and unloading
  • Every storage slot is immediately visible and accessible
  • Any type of load can be stored, from rolls of carpet to boxes
  • Stores more items in a smaller space
  • Gives you more handling clearance
  • It’s open to accommodate sprinkler systems
  • Reduces employee injury and product damage
  • You’re able to add arms and uprights as needed

Cantilever rack is one of A&A Surplus Inc.’s specialties. Call us at 1-800-826-5326 and our material handling experts will advise you on which pallet rack option is best for your warehouse.

New and Used Pallet Rack and Industrial Shelving for Increased Productivity and Organization of Warehouses and Facilities Nationwide

With multiple locations of new and used pallet rack, A&A Surplus Inc. is sure to have what you are looking for at the price you need it. A&A Surplus Inc.’s used pallet rack is inspected to ensure quality and reliability. When you purchase used pallet rack from A&A Surplus, you can rest assured that you are getting quality pallet rack at a great value.

A&A Surplus offers different styles of new and used pallet rack including, structural, roll formed, push back, and much more. Our used cantilever rack is perfect for holding all your hard-to-store items, such as pipes and lumber, while our used metal shelving is especially affordable and environmentally friendly. To make the most of your space and keep items off the floor, A&A Surplus Inc. also offers wall mounted shelving, which can be custom fit to your needs.

A&A Surplus Inc.’s new and used wire shelving is perfect for light storage. This type of shelving makes any space appear larger by letting light pass through the wire. Plus, if you ever have a fire, wire shelving lets the water through rather than blocking it, allowing the water to mitigate the effects of the flames.

A&A Surplus Inc. also offers drive-in pallet rack, new and used, for your heavier-duty storage needs. Perfect for large warehouses, drive-in pallet rack, as the name suggests, allows you to drive a forklift or other machinery through it so you can move and maneuver heavier items.

Regardless of the type of new or used pallet rack you choose from our wide selection, you’re sure to be impressed with the quality and lasting integrity of all of our products. Call A&A Surplus Inc. today for the best prices, products, and services.

A/G - Push Back Racking Information

Push Back Rack: New and Used Push Back Rack at Low Prices

Push Back Rack is another way warehouses are reducing the need for aisles, obviously saving a lot of empty space. Push Back Rack is an ideal style of pallet rack for the warehouse following a last-in, first-out inventory system.

In a Push Back Rack system, there are carts rolling on inclined rails. Each cart holds a pallet. Pallets are placed on carts by a forklift. When a pallet is placed on a cart, the cart rolls back, “pushing back” the pallets behind it. When a pallet is removed from a cart, the pallets behind it slowly roll forward to fill in the empty space, exposing the next pallet in line.

The advantages of push back rack include:

  • Much more selectivity than drive-in racks
  • The carts are color-coded so they can be used to visually organize inventory
  • High storage density and maximum space utilization
  • You can store pallets several deep yet still have easy access to them
  • The carts protect the pallets, preventing product damage

For more information on push back racks and other warehouse storage racks, call the experts with A&A Surplus Inc. at 1-800-826-3526. We’ll be glad to answer your questions and advise you on all the options available.

New and Used Pallet Rack and Industrial Shelving for Increased Productivity and Organization of Warehouses and Facilities Nationwide

With multiple locations of new and used pallet rack, A&A Surplus Inc. is sure to have what you are looking for at the price you need it. A&A Surplus Inc.’s used pallet rack is inspected to ensure quality and reliability. When you purchase a used pallet rack from A&A Surplus, you can rest assured that you are getting quality pallet rack at a great value.

A&A Surplus offers different styles of new and used pallet rack including, structural, roll formed, push back, and much more. Our used cantilever rack is perfect for holding all your hard-to-store items, such as pipes and lumber, while our used metal shelving is especially affordable and environmentally friendly. To make the most of your space and keep items off the floor, A&A Surplus Inc. also offers wall mounted shelving, which can be a custom fit for your needs.

A&A Surplus Inc.’s new and used wire shelving is perfect for light storage. This type of shelving makes any space appear larger by letting light pass through the wire. Plus, if you ever have a fire, wire shelving lets the water through rather than blocking it, allowing the water to mitigate the effects of the flames.

A&A Surplus Inc. also offers drive-in pallet rack, new and used, for your heavier-duty storage needs. Perfect for large warehouses, drive-in pallet rack, as the name suggests, allows you to drive a forklift or other machinery through it so you can move and maneuver heavier items.

Regardless of the type of new or used pallet rack you choose from our wide selection, you’re sure to be impressed with the quality and lasting integrity of all of our products. Call A&A Surplus Inc. today for the best prices, products, and services.

A/G - Rack Sizing

Pallet Rack: Measuring Up for Your Warehouse

When customers call us to purchase pallet rack, the conversation often starts out the same way: “Hello, I need to buy some pallet rack.” But when asked about the layout of their facility and how much pallet rack they need, most people don’t know more specific (yet important) information about measurements.

Situations vary from warehouse to warehouse, but here are some dimensions to consider when buying pallet rack:

  • What is the length, width, and height of a single pallet? (The most common length and width are 40” by 48”.)
  • What is the measurement of the fork entry side of the pallet?
  • What are the measurements of the load on each pallet?
  • With the load included, how much will each pallet weigh?
  • What are the measurements of the warehouse space you have available (length, height, width, aisle width, etc.)?
  • What are the capabilities of your forklift?

These are some of the basic questions we’ll ask you about your warehouse supply order so that we can give you an accurate quote. Please call A&A Surplus inc. at 1-800-826-3526 and we’ll help you fit your warehouse space with the most affordable and appropriate pallet rack option available.

New and Used Pallet Rack and Industrial Shelving for Increased Productivity and Organization of Warehouses and Facilities Nationwide

With multiple locations of new and used pallet rack, A&A Surplus Inc. is sure to have what you are looking for at the price you need it. A&A Surplus Inc.’s used pallet rack is inspected to ensure quality and reliability. When you purchase used pallet rack from A&A Surplus, you can rest assured that you are getting quality pallet rack at a great value.

A&A Surplus offers different styles of new and used pallet rack including, structural, roll formed, push back, and much more. Our used cantilever rack is perfect for holding all your hard-to-store items, such as pipes and lumber, while our used metal shelving is especially affordable and environmentally friendly. To make the most of your space and keep items off the floor, A&A Surplus Inc. also offers wall mounted shelving, which can be custom fit to your needs.

A&A Surplus Inc.’s new and used wire shelving is perfect for light storage. This type of shelving makes any space appear larger by letting light pass through the wire. Plus, if you ever have a fire, wire shelving lets the water through rather than blocking it, allowing the water to mitigate the effects of the flames.

A&A Surplus Inc. also offers drive-in pallet rack, new and used, for your heavier-duty storage needs. Perfect for large warehouses, drive-in pallet rack, as the name suggests, allows you to drive a forklift or other machinery through it so you can move and maneuver heavier items.

Regardless of the type of new or used pallet rack you choose from our wide selection, you’re sure to be impressed with the quality and lasting integrity of all of our products. Call A&A Surplus Inc. today for the best prices, products, and services.

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Pallet Rack: Enhancing the Safety of Warehouses

When properly utilized and applied, pallet rack and pallet rack accessories will greatly improve safety issues in any warehouse. The keys to achieving the highest level of safety is choosing the right type of pallet rack for your facility, and then keeping that pallet rack in good condition.

What can you and your employees do to ensure your pallet rack system is the best it can be?

  • Use a reputable rack supplier like A&A Surplus Inc.
  • Replace pallet rack that has been damaged by forklifts, rust, etc. A damaged pallet rack beam could cause inventory to come crashing down.
  • Instruct employees to keep pallet rack clean.
  • Do not mix brands or styles of pallet rack unless you know it will work safely together. Check with A&A Surplus Inc. or the manufacturers first.
  • Double check pallet rack capacities and ensure that the weight loads on your pallet rack are not going to overload it.
  • Arrange your pallet rack so that it leaves as much space as possible for employee movement, forklift driving, sprinkler system water, lighting, etc.
  • Reduce labor. Employees won’t have to lift and carry as much if the pallet rack is set up for optimal efficiency.
  • Reduce forklift use. Organize your warehouse so that forklifts travel as little as possible, since forklifts cause the most serious injuries in a warehouse.
  • Provide a lot of lighting and space for the light to shine through in your warehouse’s pallet rack aisles.
  • Give your employees continuing education and training about working safely with pallet rack, forklifts, conveyors, etc.
  • Post signs and visible instructions on your pallet rack.
  • Schedule regular inspections of your warehouse to find unsafe pallet rack conditions.
  • Stabilize the loads on your pallet racks with shrink wrap, decking, etc.

A&A Surplus Inc. is an industry leader in providing pallet rack and warehouse safety equipment. Please call us at 1-800-826-5326 and we can advise you on how to best utilize your pallet rack system.

New and Used Pallet Rack and Industrial Shelving for Increased Productivity and Organization of Warehouses and Facilities Nationwide

With multiple locations of new and used pallet rack, A&A Surplus Inc. is sure to have what you are looking for at the price you need it. A&A Surplus Inc.’s used pallet rack is inspected to ensure quality and reliability. When you purchase used pallet rack from A&A Surplus, you can rest assured that you are getting quality pallet rack at a great value.

A&A Surplus offers different styles of new and used pallet rack including, structural, roll formed, push back, and much more. Our used cantilever rack is perfect for holding all your hard-to-store items, such as pipes and lumber, while our used metal shelving is especially affordable and environmentally friendly. To make the most of your space and keep items off the floor, A&A Surplus Inc. also offers wall mounted shelving, which can be custom fit to your needs.

A&A Surplus Inc.’s new and used wire shelving is perfect for light storage. This type of shelving makes any space appear larger by letting light pass through the wire. Plus, if you ever have a fire, wire shelving lets the water through rather than blocking it, allowing the water to mitigate the effects of the flames.

A&A Surplus Inc. also offers drive-in pallet rack, new and used, for your heavier-duty storage needs. Perfect for large warehouses, drive-in pallet rack, as the name suggests, allows you to drive a forklift or other machinery through it so you can move and maneuver heavier items.

Regardless of the type of new or used pallet rack you choose from our wide selection, you’re sure to be impressed with the quality and lasting integrity of all of our products. Call A&A Surplus Inc. today for the best prices, products, and services.

A/G - Picking the Right Storage Solution

How to Determine What Type of Pallet Rack You Need

When searching for pallet rack that suits your company, there are a seemingly infinite number of options available. However, once you consider a few aspects, the choices narrow significantly. When trying to determine what type of pallet rack you need, you must consider first and foremost what you’ll be using it for. Obviously if you’re storing lightweight office files, then archive shelving and file storage suits you more than industrial racking.

To determine what type of pallet rack you need, you must determine how heavy your heaviest load will be. Once you have done that, you know how strong the pallet rack should be to properly and safely store your goods. Next, determine the maximum size you will need. Your pallet rack should be no larger than you need, but it is equally important to make sure it is not too small. Also, the pallet rack should fit into the storage area, whether it is a warehouse or an office. Further, if you’ll be using a forklift for your pallet rack, then you must also consider if your method of moving pallet rack fits your forklift.

For more tips on how to determine what type of pallet rack you need, call or e-mail A&A Surplus Inc. today. Our knowledgeable and helpful experts will be happy to advise you on the type of pallet rack that suits you best.

New and Used Pallet Rack and Industrial Shelving for Increased Productivity and Organization of Warehouses and Facilities Nationwide

With multiple locations of new and used pallet rack, A&A Surplus Inc. is sure to have what you are looking for at the price you need it. A&A Surplus Inc.’s used pallet rack is inspected to ensure quality and reliability. When you purchase used pallet rack from A&A Surplus, you can rest assured that you are getting quality pallet rack at a great value.

A&A Surplus offers different styles of new and used pallet rack including, structural, roll formed, push back, and much more. Our used cantilever rack is perfect for holding all your hard-to-store items, such as pipes and lumber, while our used metal shelving is especially affordable and environmentally friendly. To make the most of your space and keep items off the floor, A&A Surplus Inc. also offers wall mounted shelving, which can be custom fit to your needs.

A&A Surplus Inc.’s new and used wire shelving is perfect for light storage. This type of shelving makes any space appear larger by letting light pass through the wire. Plus, if you ever have a fire, wire shelving lets the water through rather than blocking it, allowing the water to mitigate the effects of the flames.

A&A Surplus Inc. also offers drive-in pallet rack, new and used, for your heavier-duty storage needs. Perfect for large warehouses, drive-in pallet rack, as the name suggests, allows you to drive a forklift or other machinery through it so you can move and maneuver heavier items.

Regardless of the type of new or used pallet rack you choose from our wide selection, you’re sure to be impressed with the quality and lasting integrity of all of our products. Call A&A Surplus Inc. today for the best prices, products, and services.

A/G - Design Your Warehouse Rack

Design Your Pallet Rack

When you need to design your pallet rack, there are many considerations to make among the countless pallet rack systems available. First and foremost, you must determine the weight capacity needed. You should design your pallet rack to hold up to and even beyond the heaviest item you plan to store. This is to ensure that your goods are safe and will not be damaged. Further, when you design your pallet rack, you should consider what type of forklift you’ll be using to move the items.

Also, your pallet rack design should take into consideration the depth of your uprights and the width of your beams. When calculating height, your design for pallet rack should include the height of the pallet as well as the height of the load.

For more tips on how to design your pallet rack, call or e-mail A&A Surplus Inc. today.

New and Used Pallet Rack and Industrial Shelving for Increased Productivity and Organization of Warehouses and Facilities Nationwide

With multiple locations of new and used pallet rack, A&A Surplus Inc. is sure to have what you are looking for at the price you need it. A&A Surplus Inc.’s used pallet rack is inspected to ensure quality and reliability. When you purchase used pallet rack from A&A Surplus, you can rest assured that you are getting quality pallet rack at a great value.

A&A Surplus offers different styles of new and used pallet rack including, structural, roll formed, push back, and much more. Our used cantilever rack is perfect for holding all your hard-to-store items, such as pipes and lumber, while our used metal shelving is especially affordable and environmentally friendly. To make the most of your space and keep items off the floor, A&A Surplus Inc. also offers wall mounted shelving, which can be custom fit to your needs.

A&A Surplus Inc.’s new and used wire shelving is perfect for light storage. This type of shelving makes any space appear larger by letting light pass through the wire. Plus, if you ever have a fire, wire shelving lets the water through rather than blocking it, allowing the water to mitigate the effects of the flames.

A&A Surplus Inc. also offers drive-in pallet rack, new and used, for your heavier-duty storage needs. Perfect for large warehouses, drive-in pallet rack, as the name suggests, allows you to drive a forklift or other machinery through it so you can move and maneuver heavier items.

Regardless of the type of new or used pallet rack you choose from our wide selection, you’re sure to be impressed with the quality and lasting integrity of all of our products. Call A&A Surplus Inc. today for the best prices, products, and services.

A/G - Pallet Rack Terminology

Pallet Rack Terminology from A&A Surplus Inc.

If you were to compile a list of pallet rack terminology, you would literally find thousands of terms relating to pallet rack. Pallet rack may seem like a simple enough concept—basically shelving for merchandise and other commercial applications—but in reality, pallet rack is a complicated business not to be taken lightly. As an example, here is a very basic list of pallet rack terminology:

  • Upright frames—the vertical columns that support the shelving and pallets
  • Horizontal beams—the horizontal bars that are either used as shelves, or support shelves and pallets
  • Pallets—a flat square or rectangular structure that is used to support goods while being lifted and moved by a forklift or pallet jack.
  • Low density—a type of pallet rack storage that favors the ability to find, select, and reach goods, instead of the ability to store goods in a dense fashion
  • High density—a type of pallet rack storage that favors packing a large amount of goods in a small space, but the goods are less accessible
  • Supply chain logistics management—controlling the efficient and effective movement and storage of goods from manufacture to pallet rack to consumption
  • Warehouse inventory labels—signage and labels used to identify everything from safety issues in the warehouse to items stored on the pallets

The experts at A&A Surplus Inc. are well-versed and experienced in all pallet rack terminology. Whenever you have a question about pallet rack terminology or other pallet rack needs, please call us.

New and Used Pallet Rack and Industrial Shelving for Increased Productivity and Organization of Warehouses and Facilities Nationwide

With multiple locations of new and used pallet rack, A&A Surplus Inc. is sure to have what you are looking for at the price you need it. A&A Surplus Inc.’s used pallet rack is inspected to ensure quality and reliability. When you purchase used pallet rack from A&A Surplus, you can rest assured that you are getting quality pallet rack at a great value.

A&A Surplus offers different styles of new and used pallet rack including, structural, roll formed, push back, and much more. Our used cantilever rack is perfect for holding all your hard-to-store items, such as pipes and lumber, while our used metal shelving is especially affordable and environmentally friendly. To make the most of your space and keep items off the floor, A&A Surplus Inc. also offers wall mounted shelving, which can be custom fit to your needs.

A&A Surplus Inc.’s new and used wire shelving is perfect for light storage. This type of shelving makes any space appear larger by letting light pass through the wire. Plus, if you ever have a fire, wire shelving lets the water through rather than blocking it, allowing the water to mitigate the effects of the flames.

A&A Surplus Inc. also offers drive-in pallet rack, new and used, for your heavier-duty storage needs. Perfect for large warehouses, drive-in pallet rack, as the name suggests, allows you to drive a forklift or other machinery through it so you can move and maneuver heavier items.

Regardless of the type of new or used pallet rack you choose from our wide selection, you’re sure to be impressed with the quality and lasting integrity of all of our products. Call A&A Surplus Inc. today for the best prices, products, and services.

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Pallet Rack Increases Warehouse Space

The signs have been around for some time but it’s finally time to face the grim reality: It appears your warehouse is running out of space. Warehouse rack style plays a crucial role in optimizing storage space and improving inventory management.

You may have a good pallet rack system in place, but successful companies grow and change over time. What are the signs that it could be time to upgrade your pallet rack system?

  • The space is at 80 to 85 percent capacity.
  • New equipment won’t fit, even if you need it to serve your customers.
  • It’s a struggle to store new inventory coming in.
  • At full inventory, very few of your storage areas are empty.
  • There’s clutter on the floor.
  • Employees are getting in each other’s way and bumping into each other.
  • There’s low employee morale and high employee turnover.
  • Products are being damaged when loading or unloading.
  • The pallet rack is being damaged.
  • Shipping errors are more frequent.
  • It will take more time to ship the items.
  • Inbound trucks have to wait in line so they can unload.
  • To get something from your storage racks, you often have to move something else out of the way.
  • You’re having trouble locating merchandise.

Thankfully, there are many styles of pallet racks to choose from, some of which can squeeze more space out of your warehouse and greatly improve warehouse optimization. Call A&A Surplus Inc. at 1-800-826-5326. Our pallet rack experts have countless ideas about making your warehouse space more efficient. By helping you with warehouse design and pallet rack options, A&A Surplus Inc. will find a way to get your warehouse running more smoothly.

New and Used Pallet Rack and Industrial Shelving for Increased Productivity and Organization of Warehouses and Facilities Nationwide

With multiple locations of new and used pallet rack, A&A Surplus Inc. is sure to have what you are looking for at the price you need it. A&A Surplus Inc.’s used pallet rack is inspected to ensure quality and reliability. When you purchase a used pallet rack from A&A Surplus, you can rest assured that you are getting a quality pallet rack at great value.

A&A Surplus offers different styles of new and used pallet rack including, structural, roll formed, push back, and much more. Our used cantilever rack is perfect for holding all your hard-to-store items, such as pipes and lumber, while our used metal shelving is especially affordable and environmentally friendly. To make the most of your space and keep items off the floor, A&A Surplus Inc. also offers wall mounted shelving, which can be a custom fit for your needs.

A&A Surplus Inc.’s new and used wire shelving is perfect for light storage. This type of shelving makes any space appear larger by letting light pass through the wire. Plus, if you ever have a fire, wire shelving lets the water through rather than blocking it, allowing the water to mitigate the effects of the flames.

A&A Surplus Inc. also offers drive-in pallet racks, new and used, for your heavier-duty storage needs. Perfect for large warehouses, drive-in pallet rack, as the name suggests, allows you to drive a forklift or other machinery through it so you can move and maneuver heavier items.

Regardless of the type of new or used pallet rack you choose from our wide selection, you’re sure to be impressed with the quality and lasting integrity of all of our products. Call A&A Surplus Inc. today for the best prices, products, and services.

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Rack Supported Structures: Pallet Rack and Cantilever Rack Can Support Buildings and Structures

When a company runs out of warehouse space, it’s not always essential to build or lease a new warehouse. There is a less expensive option: a rack supported structure.

Assuming you have the land and authorization to build such a structure, rack supported buildings are a clever combination of pallet rack and warehouse space.

The basic idea behind rack supported buildings is: a complete pallet rack system becomes the structural support for the entire building. Instead of using support beams or columns to hold up the roof, pallet rack or cantilever rack holds up the roof and surrounding walls. The floor generally consists of a concrete slab foundation.

A rack supported structure could be a low-cost compromise for your business, and here’s why:

  • Building columns are not necessary, saving space in the structure and allowing more freedom in pallet rack design.
  • Ceilings can be several stories high.
  • It costs less to build a rack supported building because the structure requires fewer building materials.
  • The pallet rack supported building is easier to move and adapt to your changing business.
  • A small or temporary pallet rack supported structure can be constructed alongside your existing warehouse or building.
  • Depending on the tax code that applies to your company, you might be able to write off your pallet rack supported building as an equipment expense.

Pallet rack supported structures are not for every business, but they are a good possibility for companies storing items that don’t need extensive protection from the outdoor elements. Call A&A Surplus Inc. at 1-800-826-5326 and our pallet rack experts will be happy to speak with you about expanding your warehouse capabilities.

New and Used Pallet Rack and Industrial Shelving for Increased Productivity and Organization of Warehouses and Facilities Nationwide

With multiple locations of new and used pallet rack, A&A Surplus Inc. is sure to have what you are looking for at the price you need it. A&A Surplus Inc.’s used pallet rack is inspected to ensure quality and reliability. When you purchase used pallet rack from A&A Surplus, you can rest assured that you are getting quality pallet rack at a great value.

A&A Surplus offers different styles of new and used pallet rack including, structural, roll formed, push back, and much more. Our used cantilever rack is perfect for holding all your hard-to-store items, such as pipes and lumber, while our used metal shelving is especially affordable and environmentally friendly. To make the most of your space and keep items off the floor, A&A Surplus Inc. also offers wall mounted shelving, which can be custom fit to your needs.

A&A Surplus Inc.’s new and used wire shelving is perfect for light storage. This type of shelving makes any space appear larger by letting light pass through the wire. Plus, if you ever have a fire, wire shelving lets the water through rather than blocking it, allowing the water to mitigate the effects of the flames.

A&A Surplus Inc. also offers drive-in pallet rack, new and used, for your heavier-duty storage needs. Perfect for large warehouses, drive-in pallet rack, as the name suggests, allows you to drive a forklift or other machinery through it so you can move and maneuver heavier items.

Regardless of the type of new or used pallet rack you choose from our wide selection, you’re sure to be impressed with the quality and lasting integrity of all of our products. Call A&A Surplus Inc. today for the best prices, products, and services.