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American Surplus Inc. buys and sells used warehouse storage and used 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. Since 1992 we have been providing used pallet racking, used conveyors, used steel shelving, used mezzanines, and much more. 


Challenge us to get answers to your warehouse storage or material handling problems, issues, or concerns. 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.


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.


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. Installation services are also available, ensuring that your used material handling equipment is installed properly in as little time as possible.

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Used Industrial Shelving
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Used Industrial Shelving for Sale as Low as $57.75/Bay

Used Industrial Shelving for Sale

Open and Closed Shelving Options

Clip or Nut and Bolt Styles

Great price and quick delivery

Quick, same day shelving quotes

Shelving installation available

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           Clip Style Shelving                       18-20 Gauge Steel Shelving              5' to 20' High Shelving Posts


Used Industrial Shelving - Shelf Sizes Available

                           12" x 36"                                           18" x 36"                                                 30" x 42"

                           12" x 48"                                           18" x 48"                                                 36" x 36"


                           15" x 36"                                           24" x 36"                                                 +More!

                           15" x 42"                                           24" x 48" 

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       Enclosed Steel Shelving                          CAD Layouts Available                  Warehouse Picking Operation

*Price and product availability subject to change without notice.  Call today for free quote 800-876-3736 


Quantity discounts available on used industrial shelving.  50-80% off the price of new.  Call 800-876-3736 or Email for additional product information, pricing & a free quote on used industrial shelving. American Surplus will provide a quote on new equipment if used is unavailable. Nationwide shipping is available. 


Used industrial shelving is available in two styles, open and closed.  The open style is the least expensive, with no side panels or back panels.  This type of used shelving is utilized for hand loading inventory, and when quick visibility of products is required.  Used industrial shelving is installed with compression clips.


Industrial steel shelving can be placed against walls to save floor space.  The sturdy steel shelves are ideal for storing bulky items.  Organized, cost saving, dust-free products are the advantages of used industrial shelving.


Used industrial shelving manufacturers include Triboro, Burroughs, Interlake, Lyons and Penco. Design and installation of used industrial shelving, by trained professionals, is available nationwide.

Used industrial shelving is the most common type of shelving, and covers a large variety of styles. One of the first options you will be faced with is an open or closed design. Open shelving allows for visibility, and allows for product picking from either side of the shelving. Closed shelving has back panels and side panels, and it keeps products more secure and is more durable. Products can only be picked from the front of closed shelving, so typically they are placed against walls. (click here to view entire article)



A common feature to used industrial steel shelving and many other types of shelving is adjustable shelf heights. This is an extremely valuable feature because it allows for you to add or take away shelves, and increase or decrease their height depending on inventory size. The increments that these shelves adjust at depend on the style of uprights being used, but typically is between 1'' and 3''.

There are three common ways to assemble used steel shelving, nut and bolt, clip, and bolt-less shelving. Nut and bolt shelving uses nuts and bolts to secure each shelf to the uprights, and is typically the heaviest duty of the three. Clip shelving comes in second, with shelves that are secured to the uprights using metal clips. This is quicker to assemble than nut and bolt shelving because clips easily lock into place once the shelf is secure. The style that is easiest to assemble is bolt-less shelving, because shelves just slide into place without clips or bolts. The weight capacity of this style tends to be less than the other styles, but they are great for applications where you need a medium duty shelving unit quickly.

These are just some of the options you have to consider when buying used industrial shelving. You also need to know the weight and size of the product being stored, as well as the height clearance in your storage facility. All of these options can seem overwhelming, and that is where we come in at ASI. Our highly trained sales staff will get to know you and your specific material handling needs before making any recommendations as to what product would be right for you. We are a large operation with a massive inventory, so instead of leading you towards the product we want to sell, we have you lead us to the product that is right for you.

by Bill Dimaio


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