Manufacturing Spotlight: Metalware

Metalware is one of the leading designers and manufacturers of custom industrial shelving systems in Canada. With a focus on supplying Canadian-made, sustainable, high-quality, and precise industrial shelving systems, Canadian Rack Technologies Inc. is proud to partner with Metalware to provide our customers with innovative warehouse and distribution center storage solutions.

Our most recent manufacturing spotlight highlights the best attributes of this renowned Canadian manufacturer. When it comes to storage shelving and other warehouse storage products, you can count on Metalware to deliver only the highest quality and expertly engineered units on the market.

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About Metalware

As a Canadian-owned and operated organization, Metalware has an “unwavering dedication” to providing customized storage solutions for a variety of warehousing, manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain requirements. Regardless of the size and layout of the facility, the expert engineers at Metalware will work tirelessly to help us meet and exceed the needs of our clients.

Metalware offers conceptual planning and assessment services that take structural factors, strict timelines, and budgeting into account. They also provide customized solutions that adhere to production, logistics planning, and installation needs. Detailed design and layout components such as line drawings, renderings, and itemized invoices are also provided as needed.

Advantages of Metalware

There’s a reason that Metalware is trusted by numerous industries including warehousing, logistics, and supply chains. They prioritize creating quality warehouse storage products that meet and often exceed the expectations of their customers from initial conception to the final product and installation phase.

Aside from being Canadian-made and proud, Metalware is defined by the strength of their products, the unlimited support they offer numerous industries, and the integrity that solidifies each partnership. Metalware was the first company to patent the revered No-bolt shelving system, proving that they’re always ahead of the competition when it comes to innovation as well as offering excellent customer service and competitive prices.

Metalware should not be thought of  as just another shelving manufacture, Metalware provides unique solutions such as multi level pick systems that are engineered and designed to meet the needs of today’s online eCommerce. As a pioneer in multi-tier and high-rise shelving systems and high density storage solutions Metalware leads the way in the industry. Metalware shelving towers can be found in many warehouses, the first going back as far back to 1954 at Rolls Royce in Montreal Quebec.

Importance of team. Metalware started as a family business and the owners understand the true value of a strong and happy team and can regularly be found interacting with the Metalware teams in the manufacturing area, engineering, design, sales and all other areas of the business. Providing encouragement to the team, making sure everyone fully understands their tasks, giving sound advice and great direction.

Metalware Products

Metalware has a long line of industrial shelving systems and warehouse storage products that are specially designed by their team of fully licensed and experienced engineers. Here’s a full product list that’s guaranteed to offer the right storage solutions for your clients.

  • Integrated modular drawer which features an ergonomic design drop-in dividers, full compatibility with other Metalware products, same height drawer front and sides, etc.
  • Interlok shelving, which features 20-guage box shelves, shelf clips, T-posts, an open unit on all sides, etc.
  • E-series widespan, which features a frame connector, 12-gauge roll-formed post, foot plates, a tie bar, beams, and a variety of shelf options including wood, steel, or wire mesh.
  • Multi-level shelving solutions that are compatible with and highly adaptable to various systems. These include staircases, handrails, mezzanine safety gates, and different flooring options.
  • Slotted angle which features galvanized steel shelves, slotted angle posts, and gussets.

Why Choose Industrial Shelving Warehouse Storage Products from Metalware

For 65 years, Metalware has built and cultivated a strong reputation as being one of the most dependable Canadian manufacturers of industrial shelving systems. They supply a wide range of businesses across North America with durable and precise custom warehouse storage products that are proudly made in Canada. Choosing Canadian-made products not only supports and strengthens the local economy by creating more jobs, but it also ensures a stable manufacturing industry for future generations of Canadian workers without negatively impacting your carbon footprint or bottom line.

Canadian Rack Technologies is proud to partner with Metalware. Contact us today to learn more about our products and how we can help improve your warehouse operations.


Kevin Ausman is the founder of Canadian Rack Technologies. He has over 30 years of experience in providing safe and efficient turn-key storage solutions and he specializes in pallet racking, pick systems, industrial shelving, mezzanines, cantilever racks, and more. Kevin is dedicated to providing great customer service, listening to client’s needs, and supplying the best products available.

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