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When properly designed to meet the specific inventory and storage requirements, pallet flow racks maximize storage space and improve shipping logistics. Any warehouse or distribution center with limited floor space that needs high-density storage or automatic rotation of inventory on [read more...]

Round Corner Corrugated Containers

Posted on Sep 28, 2020
The Lasting Solution to Rugged, Low-Cost Bulk Parts Storage The all-purpose industrial container is built for abuse, custom to the application.   Heavy corrugated steel sides and deck make Steel King’s Round Corner Corrugated Containers a rugged, low-cost, all-purpose solution [read more...]

Why Powder Coat?

Posted on Sep 11, 2020
There are several advantages to powder coating – and its process – over wet painting. We are all familiar with the wet paint process – pigment within a water- or solvent-base is sprayed to coat a surface. While at first [read more...]
Recent earthquakes in the Midwest and East Coast point to increased need for seismic consideration in warehouse construction While we typically associate earthquakes with areas such as California, recently Monroe, Michigan, was hit with a 3.2-magnitude earthquake. Light to weak shaking was [read more...]

Going to Great Lengths in Rack Design

Posted on Jul 24, 2020
So what exactly is cantilever design, and when is it the ideal storage rack?  Modern architecture has used the concept of a cantilever design in some of its most memorable structures:  Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater in Pennsylvania, the Guggenheim Art [read more...]
Manufacturer’s beam tables are generally based on uniformly distributed loads. Both the capacity and the beam deflection will vary if the load is not uniformly distributed on the load shelf beams. While some degree of deflection is normal for a [read more...]

Rack Inspection Checklist

Posted on Jun 2, 2020
It’s a good idea to be in the habit of regularly inspecting your warehouse storage rack system. While it is also recommended to have a third-party rack inspection specialist periodically conduct a more through inspection, doing a visual inspection at [read more...]
Whether you operate a warehouse or design the rack systems for them, a few small design or operational changes could mean the difference between a localized fire and a devastating loss or tragedy. The most effective way to reduce the [read more...]