Pallet rack

  • 6 Essential Parts Your Pallet Rack is Missing

    It's tempting to look at pallet rack as a simple construction project. Lift the uprights, attach the load beams, and you're done. Presto. Just like an erector set. But while the new rack you've installed in your warehouse may look pretty, it sure isn't sitting pretty. Because aside from the framework itself, there are a half dozen other little bits you've ignored, and which are necessary to the safe construction of your pallet rack, not to mention for full compliance with Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI) standards.

    Whenever you're installing new or used pallet rack, we highly recommend consulting material handling experts like us at Speedrack Midwest before beginning work. The following is a list of components that should come standard with every pallet rack project you undertake, and which you should seriously consider whenever you're installing rack in a new building you're unfamiliar with. These components are meant to save lives, prevent injury, and avoid damage to your rack and inventory.

  • Double Deep Selective Pallet Rack

    For greatly increased storage density without a major compromise to accessibility, double-deep pallet rack is an excellent solution. This system preserves a high number of pick faces but allows for the storage of pallets two deep in a bay, rather than one. It's simply designed and is trusted as a primary means of warehouse racking.

    This is ideal for situations in which multiple quantities of the same item are stored. Product options include offset truss designs that let deep-reach lift trucks access second-depth loads efficiently. You get complete selectivity and excellent cube utilization. This kind of pallet rack has been a staple of material handling systems for decades.

    Teardrop pallet rack 

    Very narrow aisle VNA teardrop pallet rack

  • Drawers-In Shelving Modular Storage


    Drawers-In Shelving Modular Storage

    This is a modular storage solution that is integrated into existing metal shelving. If it makes more sense to store certain goods in cabinets with drawers, but you’d prefer to utilize your shelving, have drawer-in shelving installed. This gives you the freedom to install drawers wherever they are most accessible and secure.

    Modular storage for your material handling systems

    We can't emphasize enough how important modular storage is to improving your material handling systems. We work to give you the highest capacity for storage in the smallest area without compromising safety and productivity. Call us now to begin work on a material handling solution for you.

  • Drive-In and Drive-Through Pallet Rack

    The greatest motive for using drive-in or drive-through pallet rack is cube utilization. No other system attains the high density storage of these two, which allow forklift drivers to enter load bays to deposit and retrieve loads at any depth of the rack. Palletized loads sit on rails, and can be loaded from and unloaded to the aisle at the same level at which they rest.

    Recessed cant-leg uprights that face the aisle give forklifts more clearance to maneuver. Because drive-in and drive-through systems make the most of available volume, they are considered the best for cold storage facilities, where space restrictions are high.

    Both systems also work well with homogeneous products or for operations with high throughput. Drive-in racks are ideal for LIFO (last in first out) operations because of this. And because forklifts can reach loads from both ends of the load bay, drive-through systems are ideal for FIFO (first in first out) operations. For storage of perishable goods or anything with a short shelf life, drive-in and drive-through rack are your greatest options.

     Speedrack Midwest is Sparta, Michigan can help you design and install a drive-in or drive-through pallet rack system in your warehouse or distribution center. Contact us at 616-887-8886 to start improvements to your building today.

    Drive in pallet rack

    Drive through pallet rack

  • Dry Boat Storage Racks

    Dry Boat Storage Racks

    Meet the rising demand for inland dry boat storage with a fully customized boat storage rack system that offers you a clean new layout and easy access to your clients’ boats. Our boat storage racks are easy to install and offer you a chance at achieving your ROI within one year of use.

    Interest in recreational boating has been surging upwards, and the days of bulky, over-engineered structural racks or cobbled-together shelving are gone.

    Now is the time to overhaul your existing dry boat storage rack system or get in the game with a brand new system to protect your reputation with the boat owners you proudly serve.

    High ROI and Ease of Use

    Get a tremendous return on your investment with a dry boat storage rack that is carefully calibrated to make the most of your usable space without costing you dearly or demanding big changes to your facility. There are few things harder to store efficiently than boats, but with our dry boat storage rack you can:

    • Consolidate your floor space and recover vertical storage space
    • Replace old, ugly storage rack and clean up your facility all at once
    • Quickly access all boats for maintenance or client withdrawal
    • Set competitive storage rental rates and possibly achieve an ROI within 1 year!

    With our storage rack, you can easily set your mind to assisting your clients with all their dry storage needs, including security, repairs, maintenance checkups, and winterization. Make the decision, take control of your dry boat storage system, and earn from it immediately by getting a free quote today.

  • Equipment and Supplies

    Speedrack Midwest has a full catalog of material handling equipment and supplies for every component in your possession. Our selection includes products for several industries that are used on a regular basis.

    For equipment and supplies, visit our online catalog.

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  • Getting Started With Seismic Pallet Rack

    Regulation is the name of the game for pallet rack, and depending on what state you live in, you may already be familiar with the legalities surrounding seismic pallet rack for earthquake-prone zones. California and Tennessee are leading the way in seismic pallet rack safety, which includes stricter rules on pallet rack design and installation. As material handling experts, we at Speedrack Midwest make it a point to know your seismic requirements and will work with your local laws to make sure your warehouse is up to code before the first load is delivered.

  • Humidity and Your Pallet Rack

    Humidity and your pallet rackVery few places in North America are free from humidity and rapid temperature fluctuations, and out of those places, even fewer make sense for a distribution center. Issues of humidity and temperature can be the bane of a warehouse safety manager's existence, leading to sweating slab syndrome on concrete floors that leave dangerous standing water for employees and forklifts alike.

    While concern over slippery surfaces spurs on efforts to fight sweating slab syndrome, there is even more at stake than your workers taking a fall when fighting for control of your indoor climate: your pallet rack. You may think we're only talking about rust, and you're partially correct. Rust is still a problem, particularly where your pallet rack is scratched or paint is chipped, but a greater threat rises straight out of the floor. One that will threaten your workers' safety just as much as standing water.

  • Industries

    Here are some of the industries and facilities served by Speedrack Midwest:

    • Warehousing
    • Distribution
    • Storage Facilities
    • Shipping
    • Manufacturing
    • Architecture
    • Maintenance
    • Construction
    • CNC
    • Tool & Die
    • Automotive
    • Agriculture
    • Livestock
    • Factories
    • Furniture
    • Moving
    • Boat/Marine
    • Airports
    • Rail yards
    • Ports
    • Mining
    • Quarries
    • Oil Rigs
    • Refineries
    • Steel Mills
    • Lumber Mills
    • Aeronautical
    • Security
    • Restaurant/Food Service
    • Retail
    • Wholesale
    • Repair/Service Centers
    • Hazardous Material Cleanup
    • Offices/Professional Buildings
    • Convention Centers
  • Liquidation of your material handling systems

    See our main articleon warehouse liquidations. Speedrack Midwest willl buy your pallet rack, offering full asset disposal and cleanup services to empty your warehouse or distribution center of its equipment. We'll take everything you have: pallet rack, conveyor, industrial metal shelving, mezzanines, and more. Contact Speedrack Midwest today and sell your used pallet rack and material handling systems now.

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  • Pallet Rack

    Pallet Rack

    Static pallet rack describes storage racks that are completely stationary and incorporate no moving parts. Most storage facilities and warehouses use static pallet rack for storing inventory, equipment, parts, or disused or dormant assets.

    For Storage and Distribution

    You can find all styles of new and pre-owned pallet rack with us. As a Speedrack distributor, we can provide you with the best manufactured Speedrack brand products, including our exclusive Speedrack and teardrop pallet rack. We carry an extensive inventory of pre-owned selective pallet rack like Speedrack and teardrop pallet rack. Drive-in and drive-thru rack are terrific examples of static pallet rack that can be employed to speed up shipping and receiving in distribution centers with high turnover. Structural pallet rack is available for especially heavy loads and harsh conditions.

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  • Pallet Rack

    Dynamic Pallet Rack

    Dynamic for two reasons: moving parts and innovation.

    Dynamic pallet rack is designed to convey loads from where they are originally deposited to another part of the rack, like a receiving area or deeper into storage. For example, push back pallet rack uses rolling carts and modular rollback pallet rack has a full track – like a tank tread –for storing and conveying palletized loads.

    Dynamic pallet rack is so innovative because, through its modifications, it’s helped to improve cube utilization and speed up shipping and receiving operations. While still boasting the strength of its static counterparts, dynamic pallet rack permits denser storage and faster handling.

    Pallet flow for time-sensitive storage and distribution

    For businesses that deal in perishable goods, or anything with an expiration date that needs to ship fast, dynamic pallet rack will typically be your starting point. Depending on the configuration, it can work terrifically for FIFO and LIFO operations.

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  • Selective Pallet Rack

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    Selective Pallet Rack

    Selective pallet rack is the most common kind of storage rack in use. Its simple design lets you construct highly configured systems on which you can store large quantities of product on pallets. Although there are many styles of selective pallet rack, several are compatible across brands, and they all provide stable storage space in warehouses or similar facilities.

    With selective pallet rack, your pallets are easily accessible and your free space is fully exploited, achieving high cube utilization. Beams and uprights are typically made of cold roll-formed steel, then powder coated, for increased strength and longevity.

    There are different variations of selective pallet rack:

    • Single-deep: plain and simple, every pick face has one load bay, so that every pallet is within reach of personnel or forklifts.

    • Double-deep: maximize your storage space by increasing the depth of your rack to support two pallets per pick face.

    • VNA (vary narrow aisle): by using extremely reliable cantilever legs facing the aisle, you can fit racks closer together while still allowing forklifts the ability to maneuver in and out as easily as with single- or double-deep rack. Learn more about cantilever pallet rack here.

     We stock new and used components for selective pallet rack from a number of manufacturers:

    • Speedrack
    • Unirack
    • Ridg-U-Rak
    • Interlake
    • Kingway
    • Unarco
    • Alta Rack
    • Spacerack
    • Clymer
    • Husky
    • Steel King
    • Republic
    • Hi-Line
    • Webb
    • Palmer-Shile

    Selective pallet rack we carry:

    • Speedrack Round Hole
    • Teardrop
    • Keystone
    • T Bolt
    • Hi-Line
    • Webb
    • Structural

    Industries and facilities that use selective pallet rack:

    • Warehouses
    • Food storage centers
    • Distribution centers
    • Manufacturing
    • Aeronautical
    • Agriculture
    • Marine
    • Shipping
    • CNC
    • Retail
    • Wholesale
    • Big box stores
    • Grocery/Supermarket


  • Single Deep Selective Pallet Rack

    Quick Access to Pallets

    Single deep teardrop pallet rackSingle bay pallet rack is the ideal solution for small storage areas or small to medium size warehouses, where space matters and you want easy access to material from both sides. If you have limited floorspace and are looking to move things off the ground, you can do no better. If you are new to the market and want to start simple, you can do no better than start your rack system with single bays that you can expand or move when you want. If you do know what you're looking for, you'll find it with us. We're happy to design warehouses that require nothing but rack, as well as systems that are fully integrated into your distribution center's material handling operations.

    This storage solution has been around for decades, and while progress keeps being made in picking methods, material handling solutions, and supply chain management, there will always be a use for sturdy pallet rack to hold whatever product you're moving around. Make the decision to reclaim your floor space and maximize your vertical storage space, improving your operationl efficencies and overall safety all at the same time.

    High Visibility Warehouse Storage

    Single bay pallet rack gives you the benefit of high visibility and safety. Your fork trucks will have no trouble reaching, storing, or retrieving product, and you'll be able to find whatever you need in the blink of an eye. If your picking methods involve a sophisticated warehouse management system (WMS) or nothing but paper and clear eyesight, you'll be able to find a use for single bay pallet rack in one part of your facility, if not the whole thing!

    Come prepared to discuss your storage application, available space and buildings dimensions, and your goals for the future when buying pallet rack. the more your business grows, the more pallet rack you'll want to keep a clean, efficient process going.

    New & Pre-Owned Pallet Rack for Any Application

    Whatever you plan on storing, our pallet rack will most likely hold it. Palletized product is no problem, and you'd be surprised at what else your pallet rack can store. We have a full line of accessories that integrate into our own K-1000 teardrop, Speedrack, structural steel, and keystone pallet rack. Even if you don't think pallet rack is the answer, tell us what you're trying to store, and we'll be able to come up with a solution.

    We carry a full inventory of new and used pallet rack in addition to the pallet rack we manufacture at our plant that is ready to ship from our warehouse in Sparta, Michigan. The material handling experts at Speedrack Midwest are happy to solve your storage problems, no matter how complicated. Call us today at 616-887-8887 or fill out our online form to get in touch with one of our representative.

  • What Kind of Pallet Rack Do You Need?

    It's easy to get caught up in the specifics of pallet rack. Brand names and hole patterns, measurements and steel gauges, new and used. There are plenty of little things that go along with finding the right style of rack for you. So let's step back a moment and look at the bigger picture.

    In the grand scheme of things, how much of a victory is it that you got a steal on used load beams that match the hole pattern of your unidentifiable uprights when you might not even have the right type of rack to begin with? You may think you're happy with the system you cobbled together over the years, but a material handling expert might have an altogether better solution – a different kind of pallet rack – that will work better for you.

  • What To Do When Pallet Rack Gets Damaged

    It's bound to happen one way or another. No matter how many safety protocols you have in place, it's only a matter of time before a fork truck butts heads with your pallet rack, crumpling an upright column to leave whole stacks of inventory hanging precariously over your workers' heads. No matter what protocol was broken for this to happen, you better have another one ready for what happens next. When your pallet rack is damaged, you need to make sure you take the right steps to keep workers safe and fix your rack before using it again.

  • Wide Metal Roller Pallet Flow Rack


    Flow Rack for Non-Standard Pallets

    Pallet flow rack with wide metal rollers are designed with a very specific goal in mind, and that is to accomodate the most specific pallets you have. You may use non-standard pallets, trays, or containers that don't conform to the bottom deck boards designed into standard pallets, and simply want a trusty flat surface to convey your material from one end of your rack to another without any hangups or other disruptive malfunctions. Wide metal rollers are available for any type of load, providing a near-seamless surface for your material to travel on. What's that mean? High rates of product flow, no damage to your rack, and no damage to your product.

    Custom Heavy Duty Pallet Flow Systems

    There is no reason to store or convey your material on rack that isn't properly designed to handle the type of material you have. Wide metal roller pallet flow rack may be just the thing for material that just can't be trusted to convey properly on plastic or metal skatewheels. Taking size, dimensions, and weight into serious consideration, you may find that heavy duty wide metal rollers are the best option in the long run, helping you reduce costs and increase operational efficiency. You know your product best, and it will be an easy decision when you see just well wide metal roller pallet flow rack conveys your particular loads.

    Find The Right Flow for Your Pallet Rack

    There is no one-size-fits-all solution for every business, which is why you'll want to contact a material handling expert to visit your facility and research the best plan of action based on your goals and resources. If you've run into too many obstacles conveying material with unusual dimensions, or you think that heavy duty wide metal rollers are the best type of flow system to incorporate into your pallet rack, tell the experts at Speedrack Midwest. You can fill out our contact form online or reach us at 616-887-8886. We're more than happy to talk with you about your business goals and get you the best customized solution for your warehouse.