Mezzanines for Material Handling, Storage

conveyor system supported by steel mezzanines and platforms

Four Main Types of Steel Mezzanines

Steele Solutions has expertise in the the four main types of industrial and commercial steel mezzanine systems for distribution centers and other material handling and storage applications:

  • Free standing — also known as a structural, steel, or wide span mezzanine, these are commonly used in a wide variety of applications and offer great flexibility in set-up and restructuring if needed. These structures are considered capital equipment and, thus, can be depreciated over a shorter period of time – providing tax advantages.
  • Building-supported – if a building is designed to support additional loads, the structure can be used to support a mezzanine or platform. A blended system can also be developed in which a mezzanine is supported partly by the building structure and partly by columns, as long as the foundation can support the additional load. Steele Solutions is capable of handling building-supported mezzanines without calling in a general contractor.
  • Rack supported – these platforms create a mezzanine level of usable space between existing storage racks, provided that the rack system can support the additional loads. Catwalks also can be installed in these situations.
  • Shelving-supported – ideal for storage of smaller items alongside existing shelving. This is an economical way to make more efficient use of existing space. This type of mezzanine structure is the least flexible in terms of reconfiguration.

types of mezzanines

The mezzanine systems we manufacture are installed at major distribution centers throughout the U.S., supporting conveyor systems, storage platforms and other equipment used in material handling.

Our storage mezzanines are ideal for use in warehouses, factories and elsewhere.

See our Framing Guide to determine the type of steel framing best suited for your application.

For easy and safe access to conveyor systems and other equipment atop mezzanines, catwalks from Steele Solutions are idea. We offer ready-made sections of ceiling-hung catwalks, as well as custom catwalks. See more on our Catwalks page.

Looking for a steel structure to support industrial process equipment? Check out our Support Structures page to learn about our expertise in those vertical structures.

We are members of MHEDA – the Material Handling Equipment Dealers Association, MHI, and SMA – the Storage Manufacturers Association, as well as the National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA).

See our FAQ page for information on mezzanine height requirements and other details and requirements.

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