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Warehouse Racking: Which System is Right for Me?

So, you’ve outgrown your space and you need an easy to implement solution – no worries. You’re not alone. Let’s go over the basics. Warehouse racking, or pallet racking, is a durable storage aid system that can help solve your storage struggles. Today, there are several variations of racking systems, and all types allow for the stowing of materials in horizontal rows with multiple levels. If you’re here, you likely know you need warehouse racking, but what type should you get? Let’s take a look.

Various Racking Systems are Available to Serve Your Storage Needs

The profitability of your company is affected by your choice of an industrial supply, shelving and pallet racks supplier. At Carolina Material Handling, we pay close attention to the total costs and only carry pallet racking systems that are dependable, affordable and leaders in the industry. Racking systems are designed for a functional purpose; we provide of a variety of warehouse racking systems including selective, cantilever, and push-back. Let’s talk about the differences:

Selective Racking Systems

Selective warehouse racking systems are the most common style of pallet racks on the market today. Comprised of vertical frames and rack beams, all of your products are easily accessible from forklift operation aisles. Selective pallet rack systems provide easy accessibility to a wide variety of products. 


Cantilever Racks are designed to store lumber and other long, flat items. Mostly found in factories, warehouses and lumber yards, cantilever racking columns are welded to their bases for durability and stability.


Push-back warehouse racking systems are great for companies who store a lot of the same products. This system allows you to store your products two to six pallets deep and should be used for Last-In/First-Out (LIFO) inventory management. From one aisle, pallets are stored by ‘pushing back’ previously positioned pallets with a new pallet on the next cart, hence the name Push-Back!

Now that you have the info you need, you can take a gander at CMH’s racking systems here.

Innovative Industrial Supply and Installation

So you have the details on racking systems, the pictures and specs, do you want to know more? We look forward to helping you. Let’s talk. Carolina Material Handling provides innovative solutions for all your storage and handling needs. When it comes to industrial shelving, all of our sales specialists and employees are equipped with the knowledge to help you solve your storage obstacles with an awesome attitude. We provide racking systems to the North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia areas. Ready to take it to the next level? Request a quote or call (336) 294-2346 — we’re here to help.