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Warehouse System Design  •  Engineering  •  Permitting •  Installation Services

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Industrial Shelving in WA and OR

Open & Closed Metal Shelving

Industrial Shelving in WA and OR
Applied Handling NW


(Warehouse Location)
8825 S. 184th Street
Kent, Washington 98031

(Sales Only)
12148 Sky Lane NE
Aurora, Oregon 97002

Open style metal shelving units are the most basic, economical and commonly used metal shelving for general storage purposes. This type of industrial steel shelving is open on the sides and back, with back bracing to help stabilize it. Closed style industrial metal shelving units are also commonly used, which is closed on the sides and either open or closed at the back.

Assembly of these types of industrial shelving units is quick and easy. Components consist of posts, shelves, shelf brackets, sway braces for added stability, and side and back panels if choosing closed side and/or back style. Shelf levels can be adjusted without un-installing the unit, however please note that this can change the weight capacity of the unit.

Metal Shelving Unit Common Widths – 24”, 36”, 42”, & 48”
Metal Shelving Unit Common Depths – 12″, 15″, 18″, 24″, 30″, 32″ or 36″

Accessories include – shelf dividers and bins, label holders, drawer and cabinet systems

IMPORTANT NOTE: All steel shelving weight capacities are based on evenly distributed loads on the shelves.

Common Areas of Use for Industrial Metal Shelving Include:

  • Distribution Centers
  • Manufacturing Facilities
  • Warehouses
  • Retail Stores
  • Supply Rooms

Open Industrial Metal Shelving

Open metal shelving units are the most basic of all industrial shelving and is ideal for most general purpose storage, while also being the most economical. It is open on both sides, as well as the back, with sway braces added for extra stability.

Closed Industrial Metal Shelving (with Open Back)

Closed metal shelving units with open sides are still a common and economical choice. The closed sides provide added support for the unit, as well as providing a more finished look for end rows. These industrial shelving units are often placed back to back or along walls where the wall acts as the back. Bracing is also commonly used for even more added support.

Closed Industrial Metal Shelving (with Closed Back)

Closed metal shelving units can also be closed on the sides, as well as the back. This style industrial shelving provides the most stability, while protecting the contents stored inside. It is ideal, over the other two styles, for storing loose parts and providing the most finished.

Flexi-Bin Industrial Metal Shelving (with dividers)

This closed style industrial metal shelving units feature easily adjustable sliding dividers, and its modular design provides easy access to small parts and storage items. The sliding dividers adjust horizontally, and self-locking shelving that can be raised and lowered without the need to disturb the shelf contents, saving you valuable time.

High Density Drawer Industrial Metal Shelving

High density drawers can be added to closed style industrial metal shelving units to provide an even more powerful storage solution. An endless variety of drawer partition and divider combinations allow you to create the perfect layout for your small parts storage.

Other drawer features include:

  • Drawers fully extend to allow for full access of contents.
  • Soft cushion impact when opening or closing drawers.
  • Ball bearing slide suspension for smooth operation.
  • Available in many heights and can be re-arranged as needs change.
  • Optional Label holders for easy identification of contents.

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