Wednesday, February 4, 2009
For over 50 years, the Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI) has been evolving consensus standards for industrial steel storage racks and directly related structural systems. The industry developed the latest and most comprehensive consensus documents ANSI MH16.1 – 2008 - Specification for the Design, Testing and Utilization of Industrial Steel Storage Racks and MH26.2 – 2007 – Specification for the Design, Testing and Utilization of Welded Wire Rack Decking.
Members of RMI voluntarily choose to conform to ANSI MH16.1 – 2008 and MH26.2 – 2007 and any successor document(s).
To further demonstrate conformance to ANSI MH16.1 - 2008 and ANSI MH26.2 - 2007, RMI has developed a R-Mark Certification Process administered through a panel of independent USA Registered Professional Engineers. The R-Mark Certification Process was opened to all industrial steel storage rack manufacturers in 1999. In addition, RMI recently opened the process to welded wire rack deck manufacturers.
Certification requires the submitter to demonstrate a working knowledge of ANSI MH16.1 – 2008 and ANSI MH26.2 – 2007 including delivering evidence of various physical tests needed to compute appropriate load tables. Upon satisfactory completion of the Certification Process, the submitter is awarded a license to apply a unique registered R-Mark to designs. The R-Mark is only applied by a USA Licensed Professional Engineer along side of his or her PE Seal.
RMI encourages specifiers and users of Industrial Steel Storage Rack and Welded Wire Rack Decking to consider the value of R-Mark certification when applying racking and welded wire rack decking solutions.
Visit http://www.mhia.org/industrygroups/rmi/rmark to learn more and to view companies who hold an active R-Mark License.
RMI is an affiliated trade association of Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA). RMI was formed in 1958 by visionary industry leaders whose mission it remains to advance standards, quality, safety and general fitness for intended use of Industrial Steel Storage Rack Systems. RMI members voluntarily agree to a certification process administered through a panel of independent USA Registered Professional Engineers. This R-Mark Certification is a registered asset of RMI and is offered under license to members and non-members who are proven to meet certain requirements.
RMI members are the Industry’s leading suppliers of Industrial Steel Storage Racks and Related Structural Systems. They supply industrial rack solutions worldwide and in virtually every major manufacturing and distribution sector. For the last 51 years, RMI has played a vital role in the safe and efficient installation and operation of industrial storage racks and related structural systems.
MHIA is an international trade association that has represented the material handling & logistics industry since 1945. MHIA members include material handling and logistics equipment and systems manufacturers, integrators, consultants, publishers, and third party logistics providers. Member companies come from all areas of material handling and various parts of the world, making MHIA a strong national and international representative for the material handling industry. Much of the work of the industry is done within its product-specific sections, councils and affiliates. The association also sponsors trade events, such as ProMat and NA 2010 to showcase the products and services of its member companies and to educate industry professionals on the productivity solutions provided through material handling and logistics.
Contact: Carol Miller, Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) (704) 676-1190/800-345-1815 / firstname.lastname@example.org