Contact us: 800-876-3736

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.

Contact American Surplus or visit our 550,000 sq. ft. facility





Used Warehouse Safety Equipment



Used industrial safety products are a must have for your warehouse facility.  Safety products such as used guards and column protectors will help keep your storage equipment safe from damage done by forklifts and other lift equipment. It also includes machine guards to protect workers from getting too close to moving parts.  Creating a safe environment for employees and equipment should always be a company’s top priority.  


Used Anti Fatigue Mat
  • Make employees comfortable
  • Mats absorb shock and sound
  • Fewer slip and fall injuries
Used Dome Mirror
  • Increase visibility at corners
  • Mount on ceiling or wall
  • Affordable security
Used Column Protectors
  • Even impact absorption
  • Securely grips the column
  • Bright, easy to install
Used Guard Rail
  • Protect people & property
  • Avert forklift damage to facility
  • Unlimited configurations
Used Wire Security Cages
  • Maintenance free
  • Components make design easy
  • Control access to property
Used Folding Security Gates
  • Provides instant security
  • Open grid design for air flow
  • Mount on either side of door

Warehouse facilities can be hazardous to your safety in a number of ways if the proper safety procedures aren’t being followed. Some of these scenarios are more common than others, but we will discuss the potential hazards and various ways to avoid them. A safe facility is one of the key components to maintaining a successful material handling operation.(click here to view entire article)

Some of the most common hazards are also the most commonly overlooked. These include potential hazards that could cause an employee to trip and fall while transporting material. This is generally caused by spills, uneven surfaces, and equipment improperly stored in aisle space. To avoid this, employees should make sure that they are only manually transporting product that isn’t too heavy for them, and utilizing lift equipment when appropriate.


Another common hazard caused by the improper storage of inventory is falling objects. If pallets or items aren’t neatly stacked, they can potentially fall out of the racking or shelving. This will not only compromise the safety of your employees, but will also damage valuable products. Properly and neatly storing pallets or loose product is one way to avoid this, but accidents do happen. Make sure all forklift and lift equipment operators are properly trained to minimize human error, as this is typically the main cause.


Some common safety procedures that will reduce the amount of incidents in your warehouse include the following:


  • Never block emergency exits, first aid and eye wash stations, or fire extinguishers
  • Never leave sharp tools or parts out where people could accidentally cut themselves on
  • Keep wires and cords off of floors and away from moisture
  • Properly store all items, don’t leave in aisle space
  • Clean up any debris and spills immediately


Probably the most straightforward but still noteworthy safety procedures is having common sense. This includes reading and obeying warning labels, staying aware of your surroundings, carefully handling tools and equipment, and most especially, not fooling around. This could probably apply to any job in any facility, but the consequences are much more dramatic in a warehouse facility. Bumping into a desk might spill a coffee on some important paperwork, but an inattentive forklift driver bumping a rack in a warehouse might collapse the entire structure.


For a complete list of effective warehouse safety procedures, review OSHA regulations. There are several thousand regulations, so by no means is it realistic to learn all of them. They do come in handy if you are questioning the safety of a specific procedure, because OSHA outlines the proper safety techniques when utilizing virtually any piece of material handling equipment.


This is just a brief overview of our safety recommendations. Reading up on OSHA regulations and carefully reading all safety instructions on all equipment will also help ensure safety within your warehouse facility. American Surplus Inc. also carries a wide variety of used industrial safety products. This includes column guards and protectors, guard rails, hand railings, end of aisle guards, safety gates, wire enclosures, and more. This will help protect your equipment and facility from the occasional bump or collision.


Unsure of what you need for safety equipment? A member of our sales team will come to your warehouse facility, and provide recommendations as to what safety equipment could be utilized. Give us a call today, we will happily work with you to provide solutions to your material handling concerns. We have been doing so for over 20 years, and have over 30,000 clients to prove our success.

(click here to view less)