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New rack considerations published by RMI

This publication is designed to promote the effective purchase and use of storage systems using pallets, pallet racking and mechanical handling equipment in industrial facilities.
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
November 27, 2012

The Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI) of Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) recently published “Considerations for the Planning and Use of Industrial Steel Storage Racks – 2012 Edition.” This publication is designed to promote the effective purchase and use of storage systems using pallets, pallet racking and mechanical handling equipment in industrial facilities.

These considerations detail the purchase and use of storage systems that are well designed, diligently maintained and used as intended - systems that meet the safety objectives of industrial facilities and avoid injury to persons and property. It provides guidance on the best practices and proper use of industrial steel storage racks for the warehouse or distribution center operator who may not be a specialist in technical matters or in the detail design related to the storage facility.

This publication is for sale in the MHI Bookstore for $25.00. It is offered at no charge to RMI members. Click here to learn more and to order.

RMI is an affiliated trade association of MHIA. RMI was formed in 1958 by visionary industry leaders whose mission it remains to advance standards, quality, safety and general fitness for intended use of industrial steel storage rack systems and welded wire rack decking. RMI member companies are concerned, conscientious manufacturers affiliated in an industry association to provide voluntary standards for the design of industrial steel storage rack systems, and to formulate guidelines for the proper use, operation and maintenance of those systems.

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