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Borroughs Rivet-Span Bulk Rack, Storage Racks, Shelving units

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Bulk Rack

Rivet-Span Bulk Racks go together without nuts, clips, or bolts ... and store almost anything. Rivet-Span is an economical and versatile hand-load storage product that is incredibly easy to assemble, yet strong. It starts with a simple, economical design. A unit consists of posts, horizontal beams and wood decking. A variety of beams are available to accommodate a wide range of loads...and in spans and depths wider and greater than conventional shelving.


  • Low initial investment reduces shelving costs.
  • Quick labor saving installation reduces set-up costs.
  • Sizes to eliminate costly decking material cutting charges.


  • Steel frame construction extends shelving life.
  • Rigid boltless connection between posts and beams.
  • Secure double key hole and shoulder rivet connections.


  • All pieces universal: No lefts or rights, no fronts or backs, no tops or bottoms.
  • Requires no cross or sway braces.


  • Allows access from any or all four sides.
  • Variety of beams to accommodate a wide range of loads.
  • Spans up to 8' to optimize storage.

Types of Rivet-Span Units

Bulk Storage Units

Rivet-Span is ideally suited to virtually any type of hand-loaded material. It is designed for greater cube capacity than shelving and lower price than rack. Rivet-Span can be used to make bulk storage racks for storing a broad range of hand-loaded heavy materials, bulky parts or hard-to-store items.

  • Designed for spans of 48" to 96" wide.
  • Choice of beam capacity to meet your storage requirements.
  • Uses double rivet angle, channel or Z beams.
  • Beam levels adjust on 1-1/2" centers.
  • T Post adder units further reduce material investment and installation time.

Shelf Units

Rivet-Span can also be used as quick, low-cost, steel wood shelving. Single rivet and double rivet low profile beams provide maximum space between shelf levels. Plus, Rivet-Span is ideal for double entry shelving units. It can be accessed from all four sides because no cross braces are required for stability.

Designed for units up to 48" wide.

Uses single rivet or double rivet low profile beams on intermediate levels.

Uses full "perimeter" double rivet angle beams at the top and bottom levels for rigidity.

Shelf levels adjust on 1-1/2" centers.

T Posts provide additional savings on runs of shelving.

Specialty Units

Special uses of Rivet-Span are limited only by the imagination of the individual. Some of the obvious uses are as archival records storage units or tire racks or three foot high units and rows as work benches and packing or receiving tables. Additionally, retail establishments can use Rivet-Span for back room garment hang rod units. Rivet-Span is perfect for many hard-to-store items.

Product list updated : March 21, 2015 12:11 am