The Rack Manufacturers Institute, Inc. (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. RMI was formed in 1958.
A rack is a single or multi-level structural storage system that is utilized to support high stacking of single items or palletized loads. Racking systems are a fundamental component of any distribution, storage, or material handling operation. The right racks allow rapid access to stored or mounted materials, as well as a dependable, ergonomic product storage solution. Racking systems maximize facility space while simplifying inventory requirements.
Pallet racks are among the most widely used type of storage solutions in heavy industry, shipping and manufacturing. Rack decking is manufactured in a variety of styles, from wire mesh to channel-reinforced steel decking.
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RMI believes that it is important to you that your supplier be committed to the principles of continuous improvement in both product design/application and in the highest Professional and Ethical Standards of Performance as embodied in the mission and work conducted within RMI.
Ashley Chen, University of Tennessee
One of the Rack Manufacturers Institute Honor Scholarships sponsored by ASG Services, LLC for the 2020/2021 academic term has been awarded to Ashley Chen, a rising senior at the University of Tennessee.
She is pursuing a five-year Master’s and Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering degree with a concentration in supply chain. After graduation, Ashley would like to serve the industrial engineering profession as a future leader in material handling and supply chain.
Emily Branthoover, Kettering University
One of the Rack Manufacturers Institute Honor Scholarships sponsored by ASG Services, LLC for the 2020/2021 academic term has been awarded to Emily Branthoover, a rising senior at Kettering University. She is pursuing an Industrial Engineering degree and was on the Dean’s List in the Fall of 2019.
Emily is working her way through school with an internship at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) for the past several years where she has had rotations in manufacturing, maintenance and program management. After graduation, Emily would like to work in the industry while also pursuing an MBA.
Dairious Robinson, American Public University
One of the Rack Manufacturers Institute Honor Scholarships sponsored by ASG Services, LLC for the 2020/2021 academic term has been awarded to Dairious Robinson, a rising junior at American Public University. He is seeking a Supply Chain Management degree.
For the past 20 years, Dairious has worked in the US Army logistics field which has given him a love and understanding of global supply chain operations. After graduation, Dairious would like to secure a supply chain management position in the industry.
|Executive Members manufacture and control the structural design and manufacture of industrial steel storage rack. Executive Members can participate in all RMI membership activities.|
|General Members manufacture and control the structural design and manufacture of industrial steel storage rack. General Members have limited participation in RMI membership activities.|
|Associate Members include manufacturers of structures or structural components of the following types: Portable Racks designed to stack, Pallet Stacking Frames, or Structural Rack Decking. Associate Members also include manufacturers of rack repair and safety components for industrial steel storage rack. Associate Members have limited participation in RMI membership activities.|
|Material properties of cold-formed steel under subzero temperatures|
Cold-formed steel (CFS) structures are becoming increasingly prominent in many construction scenarios because of its distinct advantages, which includes light-weight, easy and low cost for stacking, transportation, and construction.
|Warehouse Fire Sprinkler Codes and Impact on Storage Racks|
Warehouse fire statistics and insurance losses will set background for discussion. Pertinent national codes and standards will be identified for use in designing of sprinkler protection along with the permitting process and key personnel roles. Certain rules are followed in the protection scheme process: what is stored (commodity); how is it stored (density or racking type) and how high is it stored. Special cases will be reviewed involving unique products storage or environmental constraints.
|RMI of MHI presents: Planning Your Rack System â€“ Traditional and E-Commerce|
As ecommerce becomes the norm in warehousing and distribution, the need to adapt storage and retrieval systems is imminent. RMI industry experts will share how rack system designs are changing to meet the requirements in the ecommerce world.
|RMI of MHI presents: Storage Rack Safety 101|
The safe use of a storage rack system is key to the productivity of a warehouse. We discuss the resources available from the Rack Manufacturers Institute that can be used to design and implement a safe rack system. We discuss the inspections necessary in maintaining a safe rack system. We discuss how to assess rack damage and how to make a repair or replace decision.
|Considerations for the Planning and Use of Industrial Steel Storage Racks|
The objective of this seminar is to expose participants to the latest racking technologies available and how to make the best assessment for their facility.
|Resources and Frequently Asked Questions|
The objective of this seminar is to provide information about the Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI), provide highlights from the storage rack specification, and to review important Frequently Asked Questions
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