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Pallet Rack Beams

We have Thousands of New Pallet Rack Beams In Stock Ready to Ship!

Factory Direct New Pallet Rack Beams

Pallet rack beams provide support for pallet racks to assure the racks have adequate support for the weight of the products stored on them, ensuring they don’t bow or create an unsafe condition. Racking beams are made from heavy-gauge, powder-coated steel for strength and durability. Warehouse racking beams are available in multiple lengths suitable for almost any warehouse layout and product mix.

Warehouse racking beams enable a safe warehouse environment, helping to prevent both safety issues and inventory damage. The right beams allow you to store material safely and securely while allowing complete accessibility for material handling equipment.

Teardrop pallet rack beams work with multiple pallet rack beam types because the teardrop shape works flawlessly with a variety of connectors, allowing you to mix and match securely with different pallet racking beams.

Material Handling Exchange has its own manufacturing facilities, so we can make new pallet rack beams that precisely fit your needs, whether you need an entire warehouse or just a few racking beams. We manufacture both teardrop pallet rack beams and other types, so we can easily recommend racking beams that work with existing equipment. We also carry a vast inventory of used racking beams if your budget is tight. In either case, we ship your pallet racking beams from one of our many distribution centers, reducing your total cost by saving on freight charges. Our ability to offer the best of new or used pallet racking is unsurpassed in the industry.

Free Design Services

Material Handling Exchange has a full team of experienced warehouse design professionals who understand industry best practices as well as the ergonomics of warehouse operations. This team works with you throughout the process to help create the most efficient warehouse design for your needs, including the right pallet racking beams to support your product safely.

Your unique pallet rack system design from Material Handling Exchange will consider the following:

  • Sufficient space to allow for lifting and removing/placing the pallet
  • Easy to remove/install beam connections that allow for quick reconfiguration of beam height
  • Beam strength sufficient to support planned loads without allowing pallets to bow
  • Heavy-duty compression fasteners that ensure racks and beams stay put
  • Teardrop pattern connections that accommodate most rack beam types
  • Beam types utilizing gravity pins or metal safety clips
  • Bolting beams to frames or snapping each together with slotted rack systems

Thousands of New and Used Pallet Rack Beams In-Stock

MHE rack experts are with you every step of the way, checking and double checking calculations, such as rack beam length against load capacities to ensure safety, and scouring our inventory for the best fit and price specifically for your needs. With MHE you get expert service coupled with the unmatched selection from our over 500,000 square feet of inventory across the country.

Whether you only need pallet rack components, new or used rack beams, or if you require a complete custom layout design, give us a quick call or put us to work by filling out our quote form.
(Received orders ship within typically 48 hours.)

Pallet Rack Beams Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Pallet Rack Beam?

BEAMS are the horizontal bars that connect between the rack uprights to form a BAY or SECTION of pallet racking.
Beam variations include Step Beams, Box Beams and Structural beams.

The most common beam size is a 96″ x 4” for 5000 lbs. capacity per pair. Other common lengths are 102″, 108″ 120″ and 144″.

  • 144″ beams allow storage set-ups 3 pallets wide and reduce the overall number of uprights needed in the system. The most common pallet size is a 40″ Wide x 48″ long. Pallets can be either 2-way or 4-way. 4-way pallets are made with cut-outs on the side that allow the forks of a forklift to enter from any of 4 directions.

What are the standard lengths of Pallet Rack Beams?

BEAMS are manufactured in 96”, 108”, 120” and 144” lengths.

What are the standard capacities of Pallet Rack Beams?

2,000 lbs per shelf, up to 9,000 lbs per shelf – Depending on width of shelf

What is the most popular style of Pallet Rack Beams?

Due to the ease of changing beam levels and overall ease of installation, Teardrop Racking is universally the most sought after style. Teardrop pallet rack beams work flawlessly with a variety of connectors and can be used with multiple pallet rack beam types. This allows user to mix and match securely with different pallet racking beams. There are several other types of pallet racking that MHE likely has available. In fact we may be able to match specific request from our USED inventory if your company needs to match a specific style that is no longer in wide production.

What if I need an odd sized Pallet Rack Beam?

Material Handling Exchange has the ability “custom-cut” in-stock sizes to create any size beam that you would need. Simply fill out a measurement form and we will be in contact.

Why can M-H-E offer the best pricing on Pallet Rack Beams?

Material Handling Exchange owns our own manufacturing facilities. This gives us the ability to make new pallet rack beams that precisely fit your needs. Whether you need an entire warehouse or just a few racking beams. We manufacture both teardrop pallet rack beams in addition to other types of systems. We can easily recommend racking beams that work with existing equipment. Plus, we also carry a vast inventory of used racking beams if your budget is tight.

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What Our Customers Are Saying

"Over the past 12 years I have had the pleasure of working with Chris Summers and Mark Horwitz with Material Handling Exchange. Over this period of time I have had the pleasure of working with them on large and small projects whether I was selling (or) buying uprights, beams, wire decking, shelving, carts and pick-modules from Chris and Mark. They have always been helpful and friendly. They treat you more like a friend than just a customer and that goes for to entire staff at Material Handling Exchange. They will go out of their way to help you whether your needing racking, shelving or anything necessary to equip your facility. I can’t express just how much they have helped me over the years. Now that Material Handling Exchange has the capability of manufacturing racking they can beat anyone’s price and supply you with quality racking!!"


"Great response time, follow up and delivery. The product was in great shape and the communication never faltered."

Teresa Jones

"Mark Horwitz is a pleasure to deal with. The material was delivered timely and the quality was there. We will definitely be doing business again."

Brian Lowers

"Very satisfied with our experience purchasing from MHE. Orders were processed in a timely manner and we look forward to doing more business with them in the very near future."

Mark Crosby

"Great experience!"

Curtis Feucht

"Excellent Service"

Wayne Musser

"Good service, good price"

John B

"Great company to work with."

Sam Tucker

"Quick and exactly what I ordered!"

David Gruber

"Great service & fast response times!"

Kevin Murray

"Always a pleasure to do business with!!!"



Mike Noss

"Always professional and easy to work with."

Steve Newburg

"Great company, Very helpful and knowledgeable"


"MHE has been very helpful under tight time restraints"

Doug Temposky



"Good company to work with , very responsive to emails, good quality product"

Ben Gilb

"Easy to work with and easy to communicate with about quotes, questions or any issues"


"Quick quoting and delivery process. Understands what we are looking for. Very competitive pricing."

Greg Salway

"This is the fourth order I have sent to MHE. Always recieved the racking in good order as promised."


"MHE is a top notch company. If you are in the market for new or used racking I highly recommend this company!"

Charlie Williamson

"Aaron R was very helpful and responsive to our needs! Quoted quickly and helped solve the problem we were having."

Brandon Sutor

"Made multiple purchases, quality products and service for a great price. We will buy from in the future. Thanks again from Ashland Conveyor"

Bobby Ray
Ashland Conveyor

"I have worked with MHE for a year or so. They have helped me with old racking repair parts as well as new racks for our shop floor and warehouse. There team has been very helpful."

Kevin Glieden

"All items were as advertised and in far better condition that expected for be used. Everything arrived quickly and well packaged. Very nice folks to work with."

Spencer Johnson

"MHE has always responded quickly to our requests for quotes and availability of product. The customer service/sales staff are quick and eager to assist our needs and prices are competitive."

Alex Darling

"Chris Summers is always very helpful and gets our quotes to us in a timely manner. If we have a question he’s quick to answer and goes out of his way to provide us excellent customer service."

Jennifer Liebert
Gotta Go Surplus

"Have used MHE several times and it is a good experience each time. I have worked with Chris S. and he has been very helpful as well. They do what they say…what more can you ask for."

Paul Doggett

"MHE was easy to work with and quickly provided the racking we required at a reasonable price. We would definitely recommend them to anyone who is looking to procure warehouse materials."


"Material Handling Exchange employees were knowledgeable, helpful, and involved throughout the design and installation. Very easy to work with. The installation crew were professional and easy to work with."


"We have been outfitting a new 14,000 sqft warehouse with new racking. We worked with MHE a couple years ago and had great experience with getting everything specced out and rated for our needs. We had to get racks custom made for the specific work we do. Their prices were very competitive. We went back and ordered another quantity from them last year. We will likely be ordering more from them in the future. The only issue we had was the delivery. The trucking company they used didn’t brace everything and some of the racking fell off the pallets in the truck. It took us several hours to partially hand-unload a full 53 foot trailer. That was the trucking company though. MHE was great."


"Working with Bradly Cross and Ms Herbert in shipping was great. I had some problems with my shipper and they were very responsive to my needs for photos to help find the mis-shipped material."

Rob Smith
Action Industrial Service

"From layout and design to pricing and delivery M.H.E is the best material handling company I have used. The professionalism from beginning to end has ensured they will be my supplier in the future and i recommend that they become your’s as well."


"I always have a great response when requesting quotes from MHE. When ordering, they always keep me in the loop, letting me know within hours when my product will be delivered. Courteous with all phone calls and emails. I will keep them in my sights when I need any type of racking."

Judy Hill

"I would recommend Material Handling exchange to anyone and everyone that deals with pallet racking cantilever and small store shelving. I’ve been dealing with Material Handling for a few years now an they have never let me down even on messed up orders the product is Rush delivered immediately. Hats off to Brad Cross and his crew there."


"Gleaners Food Bank recently contracted with MHE to install racking in our cooler rooms and Material Handling Exchange was great to work with. They were very responsive to our needs and gave us very reasonable pricing. The install team that came to our facility was outstanding; they worked safely and cleaned the work areas meticulously once the work was completed.

We will absolutely use Material Handling Exchange for future projects in our DC."

Neil M. Underhill

"I had MHE design and build cantilever rack for our cabinet manufacturing company. the sales person I worked with was knowledgable of how our business works and knew exactly what we needed. This order was a custom build due to the limited ceiling height we have to work with in out plant. when we received our cantilever order we built and loaded it with lumber. everthing works great."


"Hands down the best company for racking I have worked with in my 15+ years. The racking is clean,safe,strong and easy to put up fast. I would also say that the sales team is right there if anything comes up with the job. All my questions where answered quick and they made sure to go over every detail to ensure I got the correct racking for my application. My company is located in North Carolina and there was no problems with shipping and was fast to get to us."

Todd Sigler

"Starting at the beginning of this year I have been dealing with Mr. Horwitz. He has been very helpful and accomodating to our needs here at Newegg. He is very knowledgeable and prompt when offering quotations. Once orders are in the process the rest of his team communicates at a very professional level. We’ve ordered from them several times already this year and will continue to do so in the future."

Todd Herman

"We’ve done business a handful of times with MHE. It’s always a problem-free experience. Whether we’re picking up a small order from their warehouse directly or having them ship an order to our shop, the order is always accurate. Prompt shipments. Good quality used stock. New stock is fairly priced. Their sales staff is always personable and checks over orders to make sure you didn’t overlook anything. We have no reason to buy from anyone else."

Michael Bartoli

"Excellent products."

Benavidez L.

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