Rivet Shelving Steel Shelving

Rivet Shelving or Steel Shelving: Which is Right for Me?

In most cases, shelving should be used as a simple storage solution in situations where you are looking for storage for individual case picking or each picking. In addition, shelving works well when associates are not picking entire cases, but rather individual pieces. Shelving also is ideal for picking situations in which a warehouse associate needs a high number of pick faces to keep their products separated, organized, and easily identifiable.

While both rivet shelving and steel shelving solve the simple storage need for “less than a case” picking situations, each of the warehouse shelving options has its strengths and weaknesses. For those evaluating the right option or mix for their warehouse, let us explain the differences so you may better determine the best fit for your storage needs.

When to Use Steel Shelving

Industrial steel shelving, otherwise known as “clip shelving,” is ideal for storage situations in which accessories like drawer units, dividers, cabinet doors, etc., may be needed to separate and organize products. This style of shelving is popular because it is easily reconfigurable, akin to an “erector set” for storage. This option can genuinely be customized to fit the needs of your picking process. Steel clip shelving also typically provides more weight capacity per square foot of shelf space than other types of shelving.

When to Use Rivet Shelving

Industrial rivet shelving is a simple storage solution for case picking situations in which bulk shelving is required to store cases of products. The design of the rivet shelving unit inherently does not require hardware like nuts and bolts; the rivets on the shelving beams slide and lock into place when connected to their corresponding uprights. Due to its design, rivet shelving provides more & bigger size options than steel clip shelving. Typically, particle board or wire decking sits upon the beams and uprights to create a surface for storage. However, in recent years safety regulators have been pushing for more use of wire decking due to safety and flammability concerns.

Need More Help?

There are many more shelving options out there, from carton flow to wire shelving to plastic options and more. Rivet and steel shelving are just two of the most commonly found options for warehouse and distribution center needs.

If you need assistance with more information concerning rivet shelving or steel shelving, we’d love to help. Keep in mind, as an industry leader we can offer a variety of warehouse storage accessories customized to your needs. Our online sales team is available at 317-442-8752 or click the chat below to start a conversation about your storage needs.

Storage Solutions has a used Deluxe Shelving Package available for sale!

Contact your sales representative or call us at 866.474.2001 for purchasing details and additional information.

NOTE: All items are subject to prior sale.

deluxe shelving

36”W x 18”D x 87”H with 5 shelves – open side panels & closed back panels
QTY: 296
36”W x 18”D x 87”H with 5 shelves – closed side & back panels
QTY: 517
Additional Shelves are available for purchase!
White: Shelves
Blue: End Panels (Open & Closed)
Back Panels Available in Blue or White

 Storage Solutions has a used package available for sale immediately! Contact your sales representative or call 866.474.2001 for additional information and pricing.

NOTE: All items are subject to prior sale.




24″ X 9″ | QTY:    4,235 | TAN

24″ X 12″ | QTY: 1,703 | TAN

24″ X 18″ | QTY: 693 | TAN

36″ X 9″ | QTY:    608 | TAN

36″ X 12″ | QTY: 301 | TAN

36″ X 18″ | QTY: 98 | TAN


18″X90″ | QTY: 34 | TAN

18″X96″ | QTY: 32 | TAN

24″X90″ | QTY: 61 | TAN

24″X96″ | QTY: 48 | TAN


36″X96″ | QTY: 95 | TAN


36″X18″ | QTY: 135 | TAN

36″X24″ | QTY: 13,568 | TAN

36″X36″ | QTY: 1,938 | TAN




84″ ANGLE POST | 24 | GRAY

84″ BOX POST | QTY: 103 | GRAY

84″ T-POST QTY: 90 | GRAY


36″X36″ | QTY: 640 | GRAY




We have a large quantity of used Penco Steel Shelving available for sale! Contact your sales representative or call us at 866.474.2001 for purchasing details and additional information!


NOTE: All items are subject to prior sale.

steel shelving


36″ X 12″ – GRAY | QTY: 2,906
36″ X 30″ – GRAY | QTY: 13,074
36″ X 36″ – GRAY | QTY: 3,140
48″ X 18″ – GRAY | 2,746

Posts – 84 – 87″H (Box, Angle & Tee)

QTY: 7,174


24″ X 15″ | QTY: 550
24″ X 15″ | QTY: 390
36″ X 12″ | QTY: 1,565

Back Panels – 36 & 48″W x 87″H

QTY: 235

Back X-Braces

36″ | QTY: 1,195

Side Panels – 18″D x 75 – 87″H

QTY: 818

Side X-Braces

12″ | QTY: 820
30″ | QTY: 2,317
Front Bases36 & 48″W

QTY: 1,894

It has been a while since we featured a product special on our blog, but here it is!  USED SHELVING BLOWOUT!  We’ve got shelving units in great condition in two different sizes, available immediately.

36″W x 30″D x 87″H
Penco Gray
6 shelves
Qty: 2,418 bays
$65 each
36″W x 12″D x 87″H
Penco Gray
6 shelves
Qty: 738 bays
$65 each
Used Shelving Used Shelving Connector Used Shelving
Used Shelving Used Shelving Used Shelving

For additional photos, questions and inquiries, contact James Cira at 866.474.2001!

When it comes to this business, sometimes it’s easy for people to assume that because we’re located in central Indiana, we serve businesses in and around our area only. Well… That’s just not true.  Storage Solutions prides itself on the fact that we have skilled installation crews who are constantly going the distance. Literally.

Where Are We Now?

WhereAreWeNow Peoria, IL

Seguin, TX

Lakeland, FL

Clayton, OH

Atlanta, GA

New Brunswick, NJ

Indianapolis, IN

Waco, TX

Whether a job is 5,000 sq. ft. right next door or over 1 million sq. ft. five states away, we’re always willing and able to get the job done.  If you’ve got a project you’d like us to work with you on, give us a call at 866.474.2001 or contact us!  We’ve got a great inventory of both new and used material handling products.  Be sure to check out our clearance section for great deals!

Our Project Spotlight Series has officially started!  We would like to introduce you to the first project to kick off our series, which is located in Indiana.  For confidentiality purposes, we’re going to call this project PROJECT H.


Business Objectives:  To maximize warheouse space for efficient storage of heavy duty machinery and manufacturing parts.

Storage Solutions Project Spotlight

Featured Products:

This is just the beginning.  With Project H off to a successful start, be sure to check back next week to see our progress.  Also to be featured next week: pick module installation specs, any installation challenges on the job, and more photos!

It may not be an Oscar, but we’re pretty excited to have recently been awarded the Nashville Wire 2010 Premiere Dealer Award!  We take a lot of pride in our partnerships, and Nashville Wire has been a consistently positive one since the beginning.  We got on the phone with Nashville Wire’s Vice President of Sales, Steve Johnson, to find out why Storage Solutions received this award and what role our partnership plays in their company’s success.

Nashville Wire

According to Steve, there were three main criteria required for a company to be considered for this award:

nashville wire decking

  • Sales Volume
  • Communication
  • Professionalism

“Obviously sales volume is an important characteristic when it comes to these things,” Johnson said.  “In 2010, Storage Solutions far surpassed other partners in promoting Nashville Wire products.”

Over the years, we have prided ourselves on the fact that our teamwork, customer service and start-to-finish attention to detail parallels no other material handling company. According to Johnson, “Storage Solutions has consistently kept a great communication record,” from engineering, to quoting and lead follow-up.

“The professionalism from the beinning of the quoting process through the last step of the installation has been tremendous,” Johnson said.  “Everything in there is flawless.  [The] support staff makes the difference for your sales team.”

Partnerships mean so much to the success of our business.  Are you looking to partner with a material handling company for a project or series of projects?  We’ve got the kind of experience and customer service it takes to establish a long and fruitful business relationship.  Give us a call at 866.474.2001!

When it comes to the material handling industry, it can often times be difficult to keep up with the terminology we use from day to day.  We have decided to start posting a Term Of The Week to break it down in terms everyone can understand.

This week’s Term Of The Week:

Selective Pallet RackSELECTIVE RACK

Standard selective pallet rack is designed for the purpose of the bulk storage of palletized goods and equipment.  All types of pallet racking create some level of increase in storage density, storing materials in horizontal bays.  Pallet rack is an essential and ever-present element in most modern warehouse, manufacturing facilities, retail centers and other storage and distribution facilities.

Elements of Selective Rack:

  • Pallet Rack Uprights – the vertical pieces of these storage units, which are typically anchored to the floor and provide the support for the racking system.
  • Pallet Rack Beams – clip into the uprights and provide the horizontal support in these units.
  • Wire Decks – are the final element of these units, which sit on top of the beams and create the sheld that the pallets and/or goods sit on.

SPRING IS HERE!  Well… it was.  And then temperatures dropped 40 degrees and now we’re freezing again.  But we’ve got faith that warmer weather is headed our way again any day now.  Along with spring’s arrival, we as a company have decided to take a hard look at what it means to be green and take the environment into consideration as we head into warmer months.

Storage Solutions GreenWhen it comes to going green, not only do we look to make greener decisions within our daily office functions (we’re talking more emails, recycling paper goods, ride sharing and fewer printouts), but we also pride ourselves on providing customers with opportunities to make more environmentaly-friendly business decisions.

What Are We Doing?

There are plenty of ways, both large and small, that we are aiming to contribute to having a more positive impact on the world.

  • Shipping Via Railway
  • Selling USED equipment
  • Ride-Sharing To And From Project Sites
  • Recycling Paper Products
  • Print Less, Email More


While it is certainly not always going to be the cheapest option, rail cars can provide a very competitive price for some shipments.  Storage Solutions has managed to save companies thousands of dollars on freight costs by shipping via rail. Check out our previous blog posting for more info on the benefits of shipping via railway.

  • Railroads are three times more fuel-efficient than trucks
  • Railcars move freight without clogging freeways
  • Railcars emit only 2.6% of the total U.S. greenhouse gas emmissions, while truck account for 21% of that total

Selling Used Equipment

Purchasing pre-owned equipment is the most surefire way to have a positive impact on recycling. While companies often shy away from the “used” label on some steel products, used pallet rack can be just as effective albeit more cost-effective and environmentally-friendly.  Check out a previous blog posting on the benefits of buying used equipment.

As far as the rest goes, we’re constantly looking for additional ways in which we can lessen our impact on the environment.  Using less paper, increasing our reliance on technology as a main way to communicate, sharing rides to and from job sites nationwide and more are way in which we are trying to do our part to be an environmentally-conscious company.