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Pallet Racking Systems

Pallet racking is a steel storage system designed for storing inventory stock materials on pallets in horizontal rows with multiple levels. Like industrial shelving systems, it is utilized in warehouses and distribution centers to optimize storage space and facilitate easy access to stored items. Efficiently designed racking systems enable businesses to maximize warehouse square footage while ensuring inventory accessibility.

Roll-Formed vs. Structural Steel Racking

Pallet racks can be constructed using either roll-formed steel components or structural steel components, each with distinct advantages. Roll-formed steel racking is cost-effective, involving the punching and forming of coils of sheet steel into frame post and beam profiles. Conversely, structural racking offers enhanced durability due to its sturdy channel construction. A combination of both types can provide a balanced solution. Speak with one of our racking specialists to learn what works best for your facility.

Advantages of Pallet Rack Systems

  • Space Utilization: Pallet racks maximize vertical storage space efficiently.
  • Inventory Management: Facilitates effective inventory tracking and reduces stockouts.
  • Safety: Designed to support heavy loads and minimize the risk of accidents or damage.
  • Accessibility: Easy access to items for loading and unloading with forklifts or pallet jacks.

Project: Structural Racking Project in St. Albert, AB 📍 Facility Size: 543,000 sq ft

Pallet Racking Styles

There are many different types of warehouse racking options and styles tailored to meet the specific needs of various industries and storage environments. From standard selective racking designed for easy access to individual pallets, to specialized systems like cantilever racking ideal for storing longer items, there’s a solution for every storage challenge. Whether it’s maximizing storage density with options like double deep pallet racking or prioritizing FIFO inventory management with pallet flow racking, our experts can assist in selecting the ideal warehouse racking system tailored to your facility’s unique needs.

Choosing the appropriate racking system:

This is based on several factors including the type of goods being stored, the available space, the desired accessibility, and the operational requirements of the facility.  Additionally, considerations such as load capacity, inventory turnover, and space utilization play a significant role in determining the most suitable racking option. 

Standard Selective Racking

Standard Selective Pallet Racking

Selective racking works best for maximizing inventory accessibility, this system allows direct access to each pallet, ensuring efficient storage and retrieval operations.

Cantilever Racking

Cantilever Pallet Racking

Cantilever racks are tailored for long and bulky items, such as pipes or lumber, this system features arms extending from vertical columns, facilitating easy loading and unloading.

Double Deep Pallet Racking


Doubling storage capacity by placing pallets two-deep, this system optimizes space utilization while maintaining accessibility to the rear pallets.

Very Narrow Aisle Racking

Very Narrow Aisle Pallet Racking

Narrow aisle racking is designed for tight spaces, this system utilizes specialized forklifts to navigate narrow aisles, maximizing storage density without sacrificing accessibility.

Push Back Racking

Push Back Pallet Racking

Push back systems offer high-density storage with a Last In, First Out (LIFO) configuration, this system enables pallets to be pushed back along sloped rails, maximizing storage while minimizing aisles.

Drive-In Pallet Racking

Drive In Pallet Racking

Drive thru racking or drive in racking systems are ideal for high-density storage of homogeneous products, this system enables forklifts to drive directly into the rack structure to retrieve or store pallets.

Pallet Flow Racking

Pallet Flow Pallet Racking

Pallet flow racking systems employ gravity-fed rollers or wheels, to facilitate FIFO (First In, First Out) inventory flow, ensuring efficient stock rotation for perishable goods or time-sensitive inventory.

Components and Accessories

You can find every rack component and accessory needed to build complete and safe pallet racking systems, or add to an existing system, right here.

Components for Building
  • Uprights (Frames)
  • Beams
  • Bracing
  • Wire Decking
  • Footplates
  • Shims
  • Anchors
  • Row Spacers
  • Safety Clips / Pins
Accessories for Safety
  • Pallet Rack Safety Nets
  • Post Protectors
  • Row End Protectors
  • Pallet Rack Labels
  • Fork Entry Bars
  • M-Rack Dividers
  • Rack Back Fence Safety Panels

Pallet Flow Racking

Pallet Flow Pallet Racking

Pallet flow racking systems employ gravity-fed rollers or wheels, this system facilitates FIFO (First In, First Out) inventory management, ensuring efficient stock rotation for perishable goods or time-sensitive inventory.

Components and Accessories

Pallet Racking Components

You can find every racking component and accessory needed to build a complete and safe pallet rack system, or add to an existing system, right here.

Complete Range of Services for Pallet Racks

Our comprehensive range of services for structural steel racking systems includes Installation, Design, Engineering, Disassembly, Relocation, and more. Once the racking system has been installed, we can support your facility with ongoing Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair. Whether you are starting a new facility, relocating, reconfiguring, or repairing an existing operation, we will ensure your warehouse storage solution meets your needs, optimizes space, and complies with all necessary regulations. We are dedicated to fulfilling each stage, ensuring the development of a strong steel framework that effectively aligns with your storage objectives and core business requirements.

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Monthly and yearly inspections and repairs of your pallet racking systems are required to maintain a safe working environment.

CSA recommends an expert pallet rack inspection be performed on an annual basis and and internal inspection be performed monthly. 

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