The economics of Durham, North Carolina, are deeply connected with its history. The area is home to North Carolina Central University, the nation’s first publicly supported liberal arts college for African Americans; has been a hub for major African-American owned businesses since the early twentieth century; and had an important role in the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s & ‘60s and today.
Durham’s rise to a major, modern, metropolitan city began in the 1860’s. Throughout the late 19th century the boom in its tobacco industry drove the surrounding economy. Among the businesses born in this era was W. Duke & Sons Tobacco Company – owned by the same Duke family that later gave their names to the university and power company (among other enterprises).
Today, Durham is one of the three major vertices of Research Triangle Park – the nation’s largest research park. Education, healthcare, and professional, scientific, and technical services are its largest industries by employment.
At Richmond Rack, we take pride in our small part of Durham’s storied legacy. We provide premiere, new or used material handling equipment to the industries that continue to make Durham one of America’s best places to live.
Whether your needs include item storage, movement, or both, Richmond Rack can help you find a cost-effective solution that meets your needs. Our products include:
- cantilever rack for storing long, tall, or bulky items efficiently,
- pallet racking for maximizing storage and ease of accessibility,
- conveyors of all sorts for efficiently and safely moving items through a facility, and
- mezzanines and industrial platforms for expanding space cost effectively.
We also offer guardrails and rack repair for keeping your investments and your employees safe.
At Richmond Rack, we’ll do more than provide you with the materials. We’ll help you configure your warehouses and other facilities to more effectively store and move your product.
Unsure what you need? Contact us today to learn more about our racking applications and warehouse configurations.