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American Surplus Inc. buys and sells used warehouse storage and used material handling equipment, and has an outstanding reputation of working with our customers to get them the right equipment they need quickly, and at the most competitive price available. Since 1992 we have been providing used pallet racking, used conveyors, used steel shelving, used mezzanines, and much more. 


Challenge us to get answers to your warehouse storage or material handling problems, issues, or concerns. We have an incredibly large inventory of used equipment on hand and should have no problem finding you the right product in a timely fashion.


With over 530,000 square feet of inventory in our warehouse, ASI is the largest used material handling dealer in the country. All of our inventory is stored indoors, so weather damage is not a concern when buying used equipment from us. Our main facility is located in RI, but we have shipping locations throughout the nation. This allows us to ship nationally while still maintaining competitive freight rates.


ASI also buys used material handling equipment, warehouse equipment, and industrial storage equipment. All used equipment must be in good working condition for ASI to consider purchasing it. We regularly buy large quantities of used conveyor, used mezzanines, used steel shelving, used pallet rack, and much, much more! Call us today to speak with Mike Cienava II from our Purchasing Department.


Call us today for a free quote, and quantity discounts are available. All pricing is listed as "as low as". The prices that are displayed are dependent on the quantity desired, the capacity required, and the condition. Installation services are also available, ensuring that your used material handling equipment is installed properly in as little time as possible.

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Used Shelving


ASI has a large inventory of new and used shelving, including industrial grade steel and wire shelving.  Our professional team will work with you to determine the proper style needed for your specific application.  At a fraction of the cost of buying new, ASI only sells quality used shelving in great condition.  Nationwide shipping is available with competitive freight rates.  Call us today for a free quote and ask about our quantity discounts.  Pricing may vary due to condition, desired quantity, and required capacity.  ASI has been selling used warehouse equipment for over 25 years and we enjoy working with our customers to provide solutions to any of their material handling needs. Click here to view our department video to learn more. 

Used Industrial Shelving
  • Open & closed styles 
  • Access from both sides
  • Design assistance available
Used Steel Shelving
  • Open & closed styles
  • Easy to assemble
  • Ideal for hand loading
Used Rivet Rack Shelving
  • Single or double rivet
  • Snap together assembly
  • High capacity storage
Used Warehouse Shelving
  • Versatile shelving
  • Available in a variety of sizes
  • Utilize vertical space
Used Record Storage Shelving
  • Efficient storage solution
  • Fast access to documents
  • Double your storage space
Used Modular Drawer Shelving
  • Full access to contents
  • Ball bearing slide suspension
  • Faster parts picking
Used Wire Shelving
  • Rolling or stationary
  • Variety of sizes
  • Speed up order picking
Used Shelf Supported Mezzanine
  • Combines shelving & structure
  • Doubles storage space
  • Accessible from all four sides

When determining if and what type of shelving your warehouse facility needs, it is important to first consider what type of product you are storing. Used industrial shelving is typically used for individual items or boxes, whereas pallet rack is used for products loaded onto pallets. Used shelving comes in many different styles, including enclosed, nut and bolt, modular, wire, clip, record storage, and more. ASI offers all of it used at discounted prices, and we have a huge selection to choose from.(click here to view entire article)

For storing heavy inventory items, used industrial steel shelving should be considered. This style has the highest weight capacity of industrial shelving, and the shelf heights are adjustable to accommodate different product sizes. Used industrial shelving comes in different styles, including open or closed, and clip style or nut and bolt. Open style used shelving allows for product visibility, which makes inventory spot checking very quick and efficient.


Used closed style shelving protects product from falling out of the shelves, and is great for keeping small parts organized and separated. Doors can be added to closed style shelving for added security, and additional features include dividers and shelf boxes. In addition to side walls, there are also back walls to used closed shelving, so two rows can be placed back to back. This helps save on aisles, making storage more dense.


The two ways that used shelving is typically assembled is nut and bolt and clip. Used nut and bolt shelving is the most secure, as it uses nuts and bolts to secure each shelf to the upright. This takes longer to install than used clip shelving, but also has a higher weight capacity. Used clip shelving uses clips to secure each shelf to the uprights, which is still very sturdy, but not as sturdy as nut and bolt. Clip shelving is easy to install and can be done so very quickly.


There are a lot of options to choose from when purchasing used shelving for your material handling facility. ASI’s dedicated sales team will work with you to determine the right style of shelving for your specific needs. We always have an abundance in stock, and quantity discounts are available when buying in bulk. ASI will help you save money when buying quality used equipment, so please give us a call today!


by Bill Dimaio


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