We strive to provide every customer with the best combination of storage solutions for their operation by understanding their project goals, fulfillment philosophy, inbound and outbound throughput requirements and budget.

Whether working with clients in the layout of a small stockroom or filling a large distribution center with racking and multi-level pick modules, our goal is always to guide our customer in industry “Best Practices” while refining aspect of our design to suit their specific industry needs.

We understand that no two facilities have the exact product mix, customer service level requirement and general performance expectations so how can their designs be identical? In most cases our blend of storage technologies utilized will make your facility uniquely positioned to maximize your efficiency.

Facility Layout, Design Studies and Engineering Services

  • CAD Based Rack or Shelving Layout Services – included at no charge with every project
  • “Design for Fee” Services – involves analysis of order data to prepare velocity profiles charts, order characteristics, relative distribution of pallet, case and piece pick order components as well as identify seasonality and promotional requirements specific to your business
  • CAD Documentation of Existing Facility – used for preparation of Life Safety Plans, emergency evacuation plans, utility infrastructure planning and general client planning
  • Building Code Review and Permitting Services – architectural code review is often ignored aspect of facility and project planning but must be considered for every project in this age of stricter local code governance
  • Fire Protection Survey and Code Review – analysis of existing sprinkler and fire alarming capacity as well as proper NFPA code review of racking and modular construction projects is necessary to preclude problems during permitting process
  • Structural and Seismic Design Service – structural engineering is required on many racking and all mezzanine and modular construction projects

Pallet Racking

Conventional Selective Racking

Classic racking system used for full pallet storage and case picking configurations.

Drive-in and Drive-thru Racking

Dense storage technology used to store many pallets of the same SKU in one bay.

Pushback Racking

Dense storage technology for storage of products with pallet quantities of at least 2 pallets per SKU.

Palletflow Racking

Dense storage technology for operations with high volume pallet storage for FIFO products.

Small Parts Shelving

Rivet Shelving

Most cost effective form of “bulk shelving”.  Ideal for light bulky product to be picked on the ground level.  Sections are typically 24”, 30”, 42” or 48” deep by 72”, 84” or 96” wide but can be made shallower or narrower.  Shelves can be made of particle board or wire mesh.

Widespan Shelving

This is a shelving product that is basically like small racking components popularized by Penco Products.  Like rivet shelving, shelves are typically 24”, 30”, 42” or 48” deep by 72”, 84” or 96” wide. Widespan is great for document storage and light bulky products such as apparel and can be built up to 20’ tall without top-tying (in low seismic zones).

Metal Shelving

Shelving typically used for storage small parts, inner packs, automotive parts etc.  This type of shelving is typically 36” or 48” wide and 12”, 18” or 24” deep but can be made in larger formats.  Shelving is usually height adjustable in 1” or 1 ½” increments and sections are between 6’ tall and 12’ tall.  Shelving sections can be “open” with cross braces on 3 of the 4 sides, open on all sides (with some compromises) or can be configured with “closed” backs, sides or both.

High Rise Shelving

This is a format of metal shelving that utilizes heavy posts to allow configurations up to 25’ tall.  This shelving system is highly engineered to withstand “tip over” and seismic forces.  Also poses some fire code issues and would require a Fire Protection Code Review by a fire protection engineer.

Multi-level Shelving

This is metal shelving that is designed with special posts and cross aisle supports to allow for construction of picking aisles above the floor level picking aisle. Upper level aisles are accessed by mezzanine stair systems and flooring can be either bar grating or solid wood composite.  See Engineered Structures – Shelving Supported Mezzanines for more information.

Mechanized Racking Systems

Pallet Shuttle Systems

Deep lane racking structure configured like drive-in systems, but no truck is required to enter storage lanes. Pallets are deposited on one end of the lane and low-profile robotic pallet carts run under loads, raise loads and slowly move them down the lane to accumulate on the other end of the lane. Suitable in similar applications as palletflow racking but more space efficient since long lanes can be configured without raising the loading side to create pitch. Pallets can run in both direction and logic can be programmed into system to effectively operate like a Unit Load AS/RS System.

Mobile Racking Systems

Single rows of selective racking with upright on heavy carts that run on perpendicular tracks allowing forklift aisles to be closed, collapsing the entire storage cube into a dense block of pallets. An aisle can be opened between any two rows allowing access to racking on both sides of the aisle. Very effective for storage of product of relatively slow movement. The concept is similar to Mobile Shelving used for document storage.

Our strong relationships with the world’s top manufacturers allow us to design systems that pass on significant savings to our customers without sacrificing quality.

Let us show you how technology can impact your operation.

Specialized Storage

Cantilever Racking

Cantilever racking is composed of towers and arms arranged in rows to support long loads such as pipe, conduit, wood trim, electrical strut etc.

Wire Reel & Coil Racking

Heavy duty racking custom made to hold heavy reels of wire or coil steel.

High Bin Density Racking

High density storage of product with a high sku count yet relatively low quantity stored per sku is generally stored using bins or cubes created with sheet metal, wire mesh or cloth.