Portland Pallet Racking

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Tilikum Crossing bridge (Portland, Oregon) with a streetcar and MAX train passing. Mt. St. Helens in background. Photo by Steve Morgan, March 2016.

The Pacific Northwest home to “Portland Pallet Racking” may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of this the beautiful mountain landscapes and ocean fronts. However, in the city of Portland as many others, the movement of goods and warehouse storage requires pallet racking.

The city of Portland is one of the most populous in this region, and a major point of distribution for goods and products. Nestled amongst the Willamette and Columbia rivers. The use of US steel to build ships, buildings and yes, even pallet racking is common.

Meanwhile, in the background, thousands of dock & warehouse workers move goods from point a to point b. Items that must be stocked and stored using the best pallet racking in the USA.

Portland Pallet Racking

So if you are in Portland looking to buy pallet racks. Look at our products. Our racking is RMI certified for use in the city of Portland. RMI is a standard that has been around for over 50 years. A group of engineers tests the materials and grants this label. This guarantees the quality of the workmanship for our clients. This means that they are structurally sound. Made in the USA, uprights use large footplates to help meet seismic requirements.

The Basics of Pallet Racking

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The core of a pallet rack system is typically very simple. This includes only a few parts that allow it to be sturdy and durable. This includes at least two frames (also known as uprights) with some cross beams and decking. The number of beams determines levels and bays are stacked side by side to form an aisle.

Teardrop Style Racking

This is one of the most popular types, as it costs less and highly efficient. The term teardrop refers to the pattern cutouts on each upright. Using a boltless design, beams attach using a 3-pin clip. This makes racks easy to assemble.

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upright teardrop style
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Other Common Types

Some of the best know include drive-in, push back, and pallet flow. All of these have a specific function to support a specific workflow.

Safety Considerations

As a whole anchoring rack to the floor is one way. However, bracing, size, and thickness of the steel help to keep racks sturdy. In most western states, meeting seismic standards is important. As are the fire regulations.

Storage Rack Permits

Most local cities or counties may require a building permit. The city of Portland is no exception. While the fire department regulates high pile permits. This is secondary to the city permit. Known as a high pile permit, it certifies that your facility meets certain fire regulations.

Why buy pallet racking from Pacific Bend Inc?

Look, the vendors are numerous, but we make these racks. That means a nice discount for you. We do not stop there, we support our customers. Our goal is to establish a long working relationship with you. Being your partner and helping your business thrive is good for us.

Call or email today and let us know how we can help. 1-888-277-9817