As early as the 1840’s, Greensboro, North Carolina, earned the moniker “Gate City” for its role as a transportation hub for the Piedmont region.
In the 19th century, most of what was being transported in and out of the Gate City were textiles on rail lines. Today, Greensboro is still a hub for both freight and passenger rail. But now Greensboro also lies at the intersection of Interstates 40, 73, and 85. This, combined with the close proximity of Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTI) – home to a $300 million FedEx cargo and sorting hub – has made Greensboro a logistics hub as well as a hotspot for families and businesses alike.
Beginning in the latter half of the 19th century, much of Greensboro’s economic success was owed to textiles. Investments in mills and the success of local farms made Greensboro a giant in the industry well into the 20th century.
The strength of Greensboro’s economy was enough even to blunt the effects of the Great Depression. When the latter half of the 20th century saw major offshoring of textile manufacturing, Greensboro – as home to the International Textile Group and Wrangler – maintained its strong role in the industry.
Today, however, Greensboro’s economy is more diversified. Health care, retail, manufacturing, education, and finance are among its major industries.
Greensboro continues to earn the reputation it gained in the early half of the 20th century as a well-planned and well-run city. It was recently voted the 51st best place to live – based on quality of life and job market – by US News. And for the third straight year, was among the top 20 best-run cities in America according to WalletHub’s estimation of the city’s financial stability, budget per capita, and educational opportunities.
Richmond Rack considers the Gate City an important strategic partner. We are a supplier and integrator of new and used rack equipment, conveyors, shelving, and mezzanines. Our storage solutions are an integral part of the warehouses, distribution centers, and manufacturing facilities throughout the north Atlantic Coast.
Richmond Rack has developed a reputation for developing creative storage solutions that help our clients store and move product throughout their facilities efficiently and cost-effectively.
We carry all the national brands of conveyors for moving large or small items, from roller-and-wheel conveyors to accumulation and sortation.
We can also help you find the right storage solution to meet your needs. Cantilever rack lacks front columns, which makes it ideal for large or bulky items. More traditional pallet racking, on the other hand, maximizes storage space and ease of use. Wire deck can be added to increase stability and make it easier to store open- and split-case items.
We recommend protecting your investment and keeping your employees safe through our line of guardrails. And should an accident happen that damages your investment, we also offer rack repair.
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.