1 Noyes Avenue
East Providence, RI 02916
Welcome to American Surplus Inc.
American Surplus Inc. buys and sells used warehouse storage and material handling equipment, and has an outstanding reputation of working with our customers to get them the right equipment they need quickly, and at the most competitive price available. For over 22 years we have been providing material handling solutions for both business's and consumers.
Challenge us to get answers to your warehouse storage or material handling problems, issues, or concerns. Our sales staff will happily speak with you to determine your exact material handling needs so that they can provide accurate solutions. We have an incredibly large inventory of used equipment on hand and should have no problem finding you the right product in a timely fashion.
With over 530,000 square feet of inventory in our warehouse, ASI is the largest used material handling dealer in the country. All of our inventory is stored indoors, so weather damage is not a concern when buying used equipment from us. Our main facility is located in RI, but we have shipping locations throughout the nation. This allows us to ship nationally while still maintaining competitive freight rates. (read more)
ASI also buys used material handling equipment, warehouse equipment, and industrial storage equipment. All used equipment must be in good working condition for ASI to consider purchasing it. We regularly buy large quantities of used conveyor, used mezzanines, used steel shelving, used pallet rack, and much, much more! Call us today to speak with Mike Cienava II from our Purchasing Department, and he will work with you to package and ship your used equipment. The price we are able to offer depends on the quantity being sold, the condition of the product, and the location of the product.
ASI's headquarters are located in Rhode Island, but we have shipping points throughout the USA, allowing for use to ship anywhere in the country, and even globally. We will work with you to get the lowest freight rate possible. When a warehouse is closing or consolidating, we are also able to buy their equipment and sell directly from that site, saving you on freight. Call us today for a free quote, and quantity discounts are available. All pricing is listed as "as low as". The prices that are displayed are dependent on the quantity desired, the capacity required, and the condition. Our friendly and experienced sales staff will be glad to help find you the right items to suit your specific material handling needs, while still providing the lowest prices possible. Installation services are also available, ensuring that your used material handling equipment is installed properly in as little time as possible.
Recent Material Handling Solutions
Conveyors have been around for hundreds of years, and they were originally used in agricultural settings. Farmers would use conveyor belts to load grain onto ships, but these devices were not even close to as technical as the conveyor systems we use in today’s material handling industry. Modern conveyor systems are highly sophisticated networks of conveyors that can automate many of your warehouse’s processes. (read more)
Before forklifts, manually powered hoists were typically used to lift loads. These hoists were mainly composed of chains and winches. The first platform trucks were essentially hoists that were mounted to a platform with wheels. The first “forklift” type vehicle was introduced by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1906 for moving luggage at their train station in Altoona, PA. World War I also utilized various lift trucks mainly because of the labor shortage the war had caused.