R-Mark Certification: What it is and Why it Matters

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R-Mark Certification was created by the RMI, Rack Manufacturers Institute, to provide baseline specifications for pallet rack.  R-Mark certified pallet rack must be in compliance with a specific set of specifications per RMI’s ANSI MH16.1-2012: Specification for the Design, Testing and Utilization of Industrial Steel Storage Racks. How to Obtain a R-Mark Certification: Earning an R-Mark Certification means meeting a number of different requirements. First, the product must pass meticulous testing completed by two independent engineers. Both engineers must have ample experience and be registered in the United States. Testing is performed and capacities are calculated based on ANSI MH16.1-2012. ...

Why Wire Shelving is Ideal for Tech Companies

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From retail to food service, you can find wire shelving across a wide range of industries. It is easy to see why, wire shelving offers numerous benefits compared with other commercial and industrial shelving types. The tech industry is one vertical that is often overlooked regarding wire shelving. So why is wire shelving such a good shelving choice for technology companies? Plenty of reasons. Read on to learn more! When it comes to commercial and industrial shelving, there are several different options. But most are built for heavier-duty applications such as what is found in warehouse environments. Wire shelving is...

Why Powder Coating Matters

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When it comes to industrial products, including industrial shelving, the term “powder coated” or “powder coating” is often used. Products with a powder coating can cost a little more than those without a powder coating, but is it worth the additional expense? Let’s explore powder coating and why it is frequently used for industrial applications such as industrial shelving.   What is Powder Coating? Powder coating is a process where several ingredients, including resins and polymers, are mixed, melted down, and ground into a powder. After the powder state is achieved, a unique process called electrostatic spray deposition is used...

NSF Wire Shelving: What it is and Why it Matters

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Beyond dimensions and capacity, it can be difficult to know which industrial wire shelving will best suit your needs. Often available in chrome or black, industrial wire shelving is typically easy to both maneuver and assemble and is aesthetically pleasing. However, certain industries require NSF certified wire shelving. What is NSF certified wire shelving and how do you know if your business requires it? What is the difference between NSF certified wire shelving and regular wire shelving? Let’s explore these questions. NSF Certified Wire Shelving: To be NSF certified, products must pass a rigorous set of safety standards by the...

Finding the Best Industrial Shelving for Your Business

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When it comes to industrial shelving there are without a doubt, lots of options! Finding the right industrial shelving depends on a number of factors beyond size and capacity requirements. Let us help you find the best industrial shelving for your business. What is the size of your product or material? Knowing exactly what type of products or materials you will be storing is the natural place to start. Space saver boltless shelving or wire shelving are both solid choices for lightweight product or materials. Each style features an easy to assemble design without the use of special tools. Both...

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