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

Fletcher Durant

We very recently purchased some Metro shelving as temporary storage areas during processing.  As far as my research into the topic could tell, the chrome plating is acceptable for long-term storage.  There was not any research into the suitability of “Super Brite” chromate finishes.  I was also advised that for long-term storage, you want to cover the wire shelving with corrugated board or coroplast, as the shelving will end up damaging heavy archival boxes.

Good luck.