Mezzanines for Material Handling, Storage
Four Main Types of Steel Mezzanines
Steele Solutions has expertise in the the four main types of steel mezzanines for industrial and commercial use, and mezzanine floors 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, its structure can be used to support a mezzanine or platform. A blended system can also be developed in which a steel structure is supported partly by the building structure and partly by columns, as long as the foundation can support the additional load. Steele Solutions can handle 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 structure is the least flexible in terms of reconfiguration.
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, providing additional usable space in buildings with high ceilings.
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 industrial equipment, catwalks from Steele Solutions are ideal. We offer ready-made 12-foot sections of catwalks in three widths, as well as custom catwalks. See more on our Catwalks page. We also design crossover bridges for access over conveyors and other equipment.
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 Distributors Association, MHI, and SMA – the Storage Manufacturers Association, as well as the National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA). the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA), and the Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST).
See our FAQ page for information on mezzanine height requirements, weight loads, and other details and requirements.
Contact us for your mezzanine needs: