Speedrack has been building storage systems for over 65 years.
Speedrack began pioneering modern storage systems in 1954, when it launched by developing vertical storage racks for manufacturers in Skokie, IL. It is a charter member of the Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI), formed in 1958.
In 1971, Speedrack created the first totally tubular rack design, which provides greater strength per pound of steel and higher resistance to damage than conventional open shape sections. Tubular design increases safety, durability, and lowers the maintenance needs of the rack solution. Even today, few rack manufacturers offer this style due to its higher production costs and greater precision requirements compared to typical open shapes.
In 1990, Speedrack purchased Palmer Shile and Keystone. It also incorporated Applied Dynamics to manufacture associated product lines in 1991.
Speedrack established its current headquarters in Sparta, MI in 1989. It has since developed two manufacturing facilities in Michigan. Its primary facility for manufacturing new products opened in 2003 in Quincy, MI, while a second satellite manufacturing facility in Litchfield, MI opened in 2017. Speedrack employs nearly 300 people across the three facilities.
In 2012, Speedrack introduced Innovative “e-commerce focused” Hybrid Shelving and Light Duty Cantilever storage solutions.
In 2020, a major expansion to the Quincy manufacturing facility broke ground, to be completed in early 2021.