Pallet Racking - Calgary, Edmonton, and Western Canada

Large racking project in Edmonton Alberta


Why choose cam|industrial for your racking needs?

Pallet Racking Project

For 40 years, cam|industrial has been your best source for pallet racking. If you need industrial racking in a hurry, we carry a large inventory of Redirack® compatible warehouse racking, and generating an online quote can help you with the beginning steps. If you have another racking brand that you need to match, just use our racking identifier page and let us know what brand you need. Our in-house engineering team will make sure you have compatible equipment and can walk you through the permit and installation processes from start to finish.


We typically have a good selection of used pallet racking as well. Our online listings show a current inventory of used materials. Contact us to get set up with an account. 







If you would like some help with your project, we offer complete Turnkey Solutions. Whether you’re just starting your project, or are in the finishing stages, cam|industrial can provide services and consultation for everything, including: design, engineering, racking permits, material supply, project management, installation, preventative maintenance, pallet racking inspections, and racking repairs. Pick and choose what you want us to do. Feel free to browse our online articles as well to learn more about permitting, racking inspections, buying used racking, and maintaining your systems.






Pallet Racking Installation Videos

Pallet Racking Systems Overview

There are several types of racking systems available. Each design is built around a specific needs, and can change your space utilization as needed. Optimizing a warehouse for productivity and density will often require a design that incorporates a combination of systems.


Which Type of Pallet Racking System is Right for You?

For a visual comparison, use the chart below to identify the best racking choice for you based on the product mix you need to store, the overall volume of storage space needed with your racking system, as well as a rough comparison of the investment required for each style of racking system.

Click on each image for more details on the style of racking system, as well as the equipment needed to properly utilize the racking.

Standard Selective Rack

Standard Selective Pallet Racking
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Selective Pallet Rack is the most common type of racking system. 


Very Narrow Aisle

Very Narrow Aisle Pallet Racking
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Using a Very Narrow Aisle Pallet Racking design can increase the utilization rate of your floor space.

Double Deep

Double Deep Pallet Racking
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Double Deep Pallet Racking is another way to increase the utilization rate of your available floor space.



Drive In

Drive In Pallet Racking
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Drive In Pallet Racking is a high density storage system suitable when storing many pallets of the same SKU.  

Push Back

Push Back Pallet Racking
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Push Back Pallet Racking is a high density storage system that provides a greater degree of selectivity than Drive In Racking.


Pallet Flow

Pallet Flow Pallet Racking
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Pallet Flow Racking provides the density of Drive in with the selectivity of Push Back and creates FIFO inventory rotation. 

Cantilever Racking

Cantilever Pallet Racking
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Cantilever Racking is suitable for long length or irregular shaped loads and can be designed for use with traditional lift equipment or side loading fork lifts. 


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Pallet Racking Comparison Chart
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This comparison chart provides a high level overview of the most common industrial racking options available. A well designed warehouse may incorporate a variety of systems to accommodate product mix, throughput considerations, and investment concerns. 



Does pallet racking need to be certified, or is a permit required?

At a minimum, pallet racking systems must be designed and installed to meet Building Code requirements. Whether you need a permit will depend on the municipality in which your facility resides. In most municipalities in Alberta, including Calgary and Edmonton, a permit is required. This article explains the requirements and process in greater detail. 


Does pallet racking need to be bolted to the floor?

Anchoring your system to the floor is always recommended, but may not be required depending on the overall height of the system, height to width ratio, method of loading, and equipment traffic in the area. An engineer will specify the number, type, and size of anchor required.


How do I identify the pallet racking brand in my warehouse?

Each brand is different, although some manufactures make a similar and compatible style of racking under a different brand name. We have put together a comprehensive guide, complete with pictures, to help you identify the most common pallet rack brands found in Canada.


What is the difference between Roll Formed and Structural Pallet Racking?

Pallet racking is available in two basic types, depending on the type of steel used. Roll Formed racking is produced with lighter gauge cold rolled steel whereas Structural Racking is produced with heavier gauge hot rolled steel. Click here for more details on Roll Formed vs. Structural Pallet Racking.


Do you sell used pallet racking?

Yes. If you are looking for used industrial racking, we can help. We can assist you through the entire process including inspecting existing or used racking, design and layout of your warehouse, engineering, permitting, and installation. We have written an article outlining some factors to consider when purchasing used pallet racking. Click here to see our used racking currently for sale.


What styles of decking are available?

There are many different decking styles available including waterfall, flush mount, standard flange, standard channel, and inverted channel. Click here for more details on wire mesh decking.


What types of safety bars are available?

The most common safety bar styles include clip in, drop in, and flanged. For pictures of each style and more information see this page.


Does pallet racking need to be inspected?

Pallet Racking does need to be inspected, learn more in our article: 3 Reasons to Have Your Pallet Racking Inspected.

OH&S places particularly stringent regulations on racking inspections. They outline several areas of responsiblity for employers, particularly in Part 12, Section 187 (2) which states:

  • “an employer must ensure that racks used to store materials or equipment:
    • A) are designed, constructed, and maintained to support the load placed on them
    • B) are placed on firm foundations that can support the load”






If you have any further questions, or are looking for a quote, email us here.



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