Reply To: Uline, Metro, modular wire shelving vs. powder-coated steel

Michael Nagy

Yes, this could work.  Three considerations I would have.  Only go for NSF rated chrome shelving.  See that the documentation and packaging actually carrying the real NSF certification label, otherwise it could be cheaply painted chrome colored wire.  Note the carrying capacity, weight rating.  Will the shelves hold boxes full of paper, as opposed to dry foods.  Are the shelves free standing, or do they have to be anchored to the building.  Many of these are only designed to be next to walls, not in ranges in the middle of a space.

We actually decided on powder coated steel because it was less expensive for our space.  We got records center shelving with powder coated steel frames and replaced the default particle board decking with powder coated steel wire decks.