Ross develops industrial racking solutions for the lumber industry. We use structural wide-flange I-beams to engineer Dexco® indoor and outdoor cantilever racking for lumber storage. At Ross, we provide standard and custom Dexco racking solutions to meet every client’s storage and safety requirements. Our team can develop lumber racking systems that help you maintain the appropriate storage conditions for your lumber’s species and moisture level.
Our lumber racking systems include:
The Dexco cantilever racking system can store materials of practically any weight or dimension due to their custom structural steel design. A typical Dexco cantilever arm can hold loads between 1,000 to 20,000 pounds. At your request, we can also develop systems with higher load requirements. Since we have complete control over the manufacturing process, we can create cantilever systems with ideal dimensions and capacities for lumber.
Also known as shed racks, Dexco outdoor cantilever racks protect lumber from the elements with a comparable storage capacity to our indoor systems. We offer T-shed, L-shed and drive-thru configurations to accommodate a variety of outdoor plywood and lumber storage layouts. A typical Dexco outdoor cantilever arm will support up to 14,000 pounds of weight or higher, depending on your specifications.
Industrial cantilever racks deliver the following benefits for lumber operations:
Dexco outdoor lumber cantilever storage systems can be configured with as many arms as necessary to hold the length of lumber you require. Since they leave the vertical space between the arms open, our cantilever racks can accommodate lumber of various lengths and sizes within the same system. Our lumber storage racks are perfect solutions for lumberyards to help store:
Depending on your capacity requirements, you can utilize a standard or custom cantilever system for your lumber storage. Due to the improved weight capacity of steel I-beams over rolled steel, our systems can meet a variety of weight specifications. Our standard cantilever racks will hold up to 10 tons of material, and you can request higher weight accommodations if needed.
Cantilever systems improve lumber accessibility and safety through a lack of vertical obstructions. Their open faces make it easier and faster for forklifts to load and unload lumber compared to storage systems with vertical components in the front. By decreasing the number of potential collision points during loading and unloading, cantilever lumber systems may also help you reduce related accidents.
We design Dexco lumber cantilever racks with a focus on adjustability and modularity. As your storage requirements change, you can add or remove arms and columns to create the layout you need. You can also reconfigure the arms’ position according to your load size and shape. A standard system’s arms adjust in 4-inch increments and slope at a 2-degree angle. You may also request a custom cantilever rack with arms that slope at steeper angles or that that adjust in 3-inch vertical increments.
To find the right Dexco system for your company, request a quote online.
The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), headquartered in Chicago, is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry in the United States. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural-steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, and market development. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry providing timely and reliable information.
Applicable Standard: AISC 360, Specification for Structural Steel Buildings.
ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards. Today, some 12,000 ASTM standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance safety, facilitate market access and trade, and build consumer confidence.
The American Welding Society (AWS) was founded in 1919 as a multifaceted, nonprofit organization with a goal to advance the science, technology and application of welding and related joining disciplines. From factory floor to high-rise construction, from military weaponry to home products, AWS continues to lead the way in supporting welding education and technology development to ensure a strong, competitive and exciting way of life for all Americans.
Applicable Standards: AWS D1.1/D1.1M, Structural Welding Code – Steel
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Ross is an ISO 9001:2015 registered firm.
For over five decades, we’ve been a trusted die storage rack manufacturer and enjoyed many long-term relationships because we’re easy to work with. We understand your business and have the technical expertise to respond to your needs.
Our experienced designers can help you determine the best rack system and guide you through the design process. We know time is of the essence, so we strive to turn around your quote requests quickly—often within 24 hours—and fulfill your submittal and delivery requirements swiftly.
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