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Used Shelving for Sale


Used Shelving for Sale

Used Metal Shelving
  •  6' to 16' tall shelving posts
  • Easy to assemble
  • 18 & 20 gauge steel
  • Nationwide Shipping
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Used Wire Shelving
  • Multiple Finish Available
  • Excellent Shelf Capacity
  • Easily Reconfigure
  • Quick Installation
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Used Wide Span Shelving
  • Long-Lasting Reliability
  • Store Items in Bulk
  • Quick & Easy Installation
  • For Manual Item Storage
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Used Boltless Shelving
  • Affordable Shelving Solution
  • Available in a variety of sizes
  • No hardware required
  • Save 40% - 60% Off New
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Used Shelf Supported Mezzanines
  • Parts department mezzanine
  • Doubles storage space
  • Shelving & Structure
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We Buy Used Warehouse Equipment

Are you moving or liquidating your facility and looking to sell your used warehouse equipment or material? American Surplus Inc. can help! American Surplus Inc. offers a purchasing program for new and used warehouse and material handling equipment. Learn more about our purchasing program online or call our sales office at (800) 876-3736 to get started.

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About Industrial Shelving

For warehouse facilities with high storage capacity needs, industrial strength shelving is an economical solution. Industrial warehouse shelving is an excellent alternative to racking that provides many advantages. Over time this warehouse shelving will have an impact on your business’ revenue, while providing you with the additional space you need without emptying the bank. Another great benefit of industrial warehouse shelving is flexible and can be customized to suit your facilities individual needs.

We currently have over 10,000 bays of used steel shelving in stock. Used shelving systems are available in clip or nut and bolt styles. Our second-hand industrial shelving specialists are here to help you determine the proper style needed for your specific application. We offer nationwide shipping and quantity discounts are available.

How to Choose a Warehouse Shelving System

When determining the type of shelving system your warehouse facility needs, it is important to first consider what type of product you are storing. Used shelving is typically used for individual items or boxes, whereas pallet racks are used for products loaded onto pallets. Used shelving comes in many different styles, including enclosed, nut and bolt, modular, wire, clip, and record storage. ASI offers all of it used at discounted prices, and we have a huge selection from which to choose.

Used steel shelving should be considered for storing heavy inventory items because they have the highest weight capacity and the shelf heights are adjustable to accommodate different product sizes. Steel shelving comes in different styles, including open or closed, and clip style or nut and bolt. Open style used shelving allows for product visibility, which makes inventory spot checking very quick and efficient.

Closed style used shelving protects products from falling off shelves and is great for keeping small parts organized and separated. Doors can be added to shelving for added security as well as additional features, including dividers and shelf boxes. In addition to side walls, we also offer back walls for the shelving so that two rows can be placed back to back. This helps save on aisle space, making storage denser.

Used Shelving Assembly

The two ways that used shelving is typically assembled is nut and bolt, and clip. Used nut and bolt shelving is the most secure; it takes longer to install than used clip shelving, but also has a higher weight capacity. Used clip shelving uses clips to secure each shelf to the uprights, which is still very sturdy, but not as sturdy as nut and bolt. Clip shelving is easy to install and can be done so very quickly.

There are a lot of options to choose from when purchasing used shelving for your material handling facility. ASI’s dedicated sales team will work with you to determine the right style of shelving system for your specific needs. ASI will help you save money when buying quality used warehouse equipment, so please give us a call today!

American Surplus Inc. has been selling used shelving and warehouse racking for over 30 years. We enjoy working with our customers to provide solutions to any of their material handling needs. American Surplus stocks a range of used shelving from every major manufacturer in our 530,000 Sq. ft. indoor warehouse. Call (800)876-3736 today to receive a free quote for your industrial shelving needs and do not forget to ask about our bulk rates.

Advantages of Industrial Shelving

Industrial shelving offers numerous advantages for businesses and warehouses, providing efficient and organized storage solutions. Some of the key advantages of industrial shelving include:

  • Maximized Storage Space: Industrial shelving systems are designed to make the most of available vertical space, allowing businesses to store more items in a smaller footprint.
  • Improved Organization: With industrial shelving, it becomes easier to categorize and organize products, leading to faster retrieval and reduced downtime during order fulfillment.
  • Enhanced Accessibility: Easy access to stored items is facilitated by open shelving designs, making it simple for workers to locate and retrieve items quickly.
  • Durable and Sturdy: Industrial shelving is built to withstand heavy loads and is often constructed from robust materials such as steel, ensuring long-lasting performance and minimal maintenance.
  • Safety: Many industrial shelving systems are equipped with safety features like locking mechanisms or safety bars to prevent accidental spills or falling items, promoting a safe working environment.
  • Customization Opportunities: Industrial shelving comes in various configurations and sizes, offering flexibility to tailor the system to fit the specific storage needs of a business.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: Investing in industrial shelving can be a cost-effective solution, as it optimizes storage space and reduces the need for additional storage facilities.
  • Inventory Control: Proper organization with industrial shelving enables better inventory control, reducing the risk of overstocking or stockouts and ensuring efficient stock rotation.
  • Enhanced Productivity: Easy access to stored items and improved organization lead to faster picking and restocking processes, ultimately increasing overall productivity.
  • Adaptability: Industrial shelving can adapt to changes in inventory requirements and storage needs, allowing businesses to scale their storage capacity as needed.
  • Suitable for Various Industries: Industrial shelving is versatile and widely used across different industries, including manufacturing, warehousing, retail, and more.
  • Ease of Installation: Many industrial shelving systems are designed for easy installation, reducing downtime during setup, and ensuring a quick return to operation.
  • Clean and Professional Appearance: Industrial shelving creates a neat and orderly storage environment, which reflects positively on a business's image and professionalism.
  • Better Space Utilization: By utilizing vertical space effectively, industrial shelving can reduce clutter and create a more efficient and pleasant working environment.

Types of Industrial Shelving

Industrial shelving comes in various types and configurations, each designed to meet specific storage needs and requirements. Some of the common types of industrial shelving include:

  • Wire Shelving: Constructed from wire mesh or grids, this type of shelving allows for improved air circulation and visibility of stored items. It is commonly used in food storage, retail, and healthcare environments.
  • Steel Shelving: Made of durable steel, this type of shelving is commonly used in industrial settings. It is available in various load capacities and configurations, such as open or closed-back, and can handle heavy-duty storage needs.
  • Bulk Storage Shelving: Designed for handling large and heavy items, bulk storage shelving is perfect for storing oversized equipment, tools, or machinery.
  • Mobile Shelving: Also known as compact shelving or high-density shelving, this system features shelves mounted on mobile carriages that slide along tracks. It maximizes storage capacity by eliminating wasted aisle space, making it ideal for archiving and document storage.
  • Mezzanine Shelving: Mezzanine shelving creates a second level of storage above existing floor space. It effectively doubles the storage area without the need for extensive construction, providing additional storage capacity for various items.
  • Modular Shelving: Modular shelving allows for easy reconfiguration and expansion. It consists of individual units that can be combined and adapted to meet changing storage needs.
  • Rivet Shelving: Also known as boltless shelving, this type of shelving is easy to assemble without the need for nuts, bolts, or clips. It consists of vertical posts and horizontal beams that lock together securely, providing sturdy storage for medium to heavy loads.
  • Wood Deck Shelving: Wood deck shelving refers to shelving units where the shelves are constructed using wood decking materials. These types of shelving are often used in warehouses, retail spaces, and workshops for their sturdiness, versatility, and aesthetic appeal. Wood deck shelving can be an economical and practical option for organizing and storing various items.
  • Boltless Shelving: Boltless shelving is a type of shelving system designed for easy assembly without the need for nuts, bolts, or specialized tools. The shelving components are typically pre-engineered and use a combination of keyhole slots, rivets, and locking mechanisms to securely connect the components together.
  • Wide Span Shelving: Wide span shelving, also known as wide span racking or long span shelving, is a type of storage system designed to handle larger, bulkier items and provide a more substantial load capacity compared to traditional shelving units. It bridges the gap between standard shelving and heavy-duty pallet racking, offering a versatile and robust storage solution for items that are too large or heavy for standard shelving but do not require pallet racking.

Industrial Shelving Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I use shelving to support a warehouse mezzanine?
A: Yes, single or multiple level mezzanines can be built with shelving.

Q: What are industrial warehouse scales used for?
A: Industrial warehouse scales are used for accurately measuring the weight of goods and materials in warehouse and industrial settings. They help with inventory management, shipping and receiving, quality control, and compliance with weight regulations.

Q: How do I choose the right industrial shelving for my needs?
A: When selecting industrial shelving, consider factors such as the types of items you need to store, the weight and size of the items, available space, accessibility requirements, and budget. Consulting with shelving experts can also help determine the best solution for your specific needs.

Q: How quickly can I get my used shelving order filled?
A: It depends on the size of the order and our current production schedule. Your salesperson will include the estimated lead time on your quote.

Q: Will ASI provide a shelving layout?
A: Yes, ASI shelving technicians will work with you to produce a layout and assembly instructions. ASI often has experienced professionals who can assist in creating an efficient and optimized shelving layout based on the specific requirements and space available in a customer's facility.

Q: What brands of used shelving does American Surplus have available?
A: We carry used shelving from the following popular manufacturers:

  • Triboro Shelving
  • Lyons Shelving
  • Schaffer Shelving
  • Edsal Shelving
  • Steel King Shelving
  • Republic Shelving
  • Durham Shelving
  • Metal Ware Shelving
  • Tennsco Shelving
  • Equipto Shelving
  • Global Steel Shelving
  • Penco Shelving
  • Andrew Wilson Shelving
  • Borroughs Shelving


Let ASI Handle Your Industrial Shelving Installation

Used Industrial Shelving Installation

At American Surplus, we do more than just sell you a used industrial shelving. We also take care of the installation process so you do not have to risk doing it yourself. Save time and money by calling ASI today! We will ensure your used industrial shelving systems are assembled in a safe and timely manner.

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