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UNIRAK Tear-Drop Style Pallet Racks — Best in Class

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

In 1990, F & F Industries, Inc. purchased the assets and manufacturing rights for UNIRAK Storage Systems and began a commitment to provide ever increasing value for Materials Handling Equipment Dealers.

Over the past 19 years, new roll formers were purchased to produce one piece 4” and 5.5” profile beams, new tooling and roll formers were also purchased for the frame bracing and column lines. In addition, “nesting” type frame footplates (making perfect non-slip shims) and “removable” safety-lock beam end connectors became standard. In fact, every component was reformulated to state-of-the-art as the needs of UNIRAK’s growing customer base evolved.

The most significant investment occurred in 2006 when a move was made into a new larger plant. This move secured the space needed to begin powder coating one piece frames up to 24’ high by 5’ deep. Neither sprayed enamels nor dipped parts can match the hi-gloss, abrasion resistance, RAL color palette and value supplied by UNIRAK’s electrostatic baked-on polyester powder finish. UNIRAK now operates one of the most efficient rack manufacturing plants in the USA, with stocked quick ship frames, beams, and complimentary products like wire mesh decks. UNIRAK invites dealer partners and prospective customers to stop in and enjoy a Lunch and Learn Rack 101 Training Session, receive a plant tour, and witness the dedication and care that go into making some of the finest pallet rack in the market place. This same training is offered at a dealer’s facility, be it one-on-one or in front of the entire sales force.

More recently, Unirak’s dedication to customer service has made the difference in growth and sustainable advantage over the competition. With industry leaders dropping from the marketplace and unprecedented industry consolidation, more than ever, UNIRAK Storage Systems is better positioned than most to prosper in these turbulent times.

Initiatives to improve packaging and minimize freight claims have paid off with fewer claims per 100 shipments now than at any time in company history, this despite a trend towards many smaller orders. With unwavering resolve to meet lead times promised and one of the most comprehensive Quick Ship programs in the country, continued growth through increasing the dealer base is the mandate of UNIRAK Storage Systems.

Dealers are encouraged to either secure a login password via or simply submit an e-mail to to receive current Stock Solutions Quick Ship prices. Quotes on standard components are supplied within minutes, while drive-in, pallet flow, carton flow, push-back, galvanized and custom rack applications are a simple inquiry away, call 800/348-7225. In addition to immediate shipment from the Stock Solutions Quick Ship program, more competitive pricing for custom product is available with lead times from just 2 to 4 weeks.

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