pallet rackAccording the MHEDA’s 2011 forecast, 2011 is expected to be a promising year for storage and material handling buyers and distributors.  But along with the potential for industry growth comes a rise in steel prices, which inevitably have a profound effect on the costs of new pallet rack.  The $75 per ton increase in scrap steel prices have had a very tangible effect on new steel products.

So many customers struggle with the idea of incorporating used materials into their warehouse solutions.  Many companies will store used materials outdoors where beams and uprights are exposed to the elements and can often develop rust.  The great thing about Storage Solutions is that we store all of our materials (new AND used) inside our 330,000 sq. ft. warehouse to ensure that everything we sell has maintained structural integrity.

Buying used can have many benefits…

1)  IT’S COST EFFECTIVE!  With steel prices on the rise and no stalemate in sight, purchasing completley new materials can definitely put a damper on project budgets.  When you purchase used pallet rack, you can get more bang for your buck without having to worry about jeopardizing the integrity of your operation.

2)  AVOID LEAD TIMES.  When you purchase new materials, there is almost always a lead time of 4-8 weeks before manufacturers are able to produce and ship their product.  Whether you’re under a time crunch or bound by your budget, purchasing used equipment is the perfect solution.

While we know that used materials are never quite as good as new ones, our goal is to make sure that your used pallet rack beams and used pallet rack uprights are of a comparable quality to what you would purchase new.

If you’re looking to save this spring, whether it’s on a warehouse consolidation, purchasing new equipment, or re-configuring a current operation, Storage Solutions has a solution for you.  Be sure to check out our clearance section for special deals or call one of our sales representatives at 866.474.2001–they’re ready and willing to get you what you need.

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