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Shelving Concepts Acquires Dixie Shelving, Dura Rack, Expands Into Manufacturing

HOUSTON, August 15, 2005 – Shelving Concepts, a provider of business storage systems for industry and offices, has acquired Houston-based Dixie Shelving, a manufacturer of shelving systems. Shelving Concepts also acquired Dura Rack, which markets a broad range of shelving and racking storage equipment.

Shelving Concepts plans to retain the Dixie Shelving name and fold all manufacturing operations into Shelving Concepts’ 44,000 square-foot facilities at 944 Fisher Street in Houston. Coincidentally, Shelving Concepts purchased the Fisher Street facility from Dixie Shelving in 2000.

“The addition of Dixie Shelving is the realization of a long-term goal to add the manufacturing operations of a well-respected and high-quality brand to our portfolio,” said Tom Amoruso, president and CEO of Shelving Concepts. “We have marketed and installed Dixie Shelving since starting this company 18 years ago, so we couldn’t be more proud to call Dixie Shelving our own.”

When manufacturing is in full operation, the number of employees at Shelving Concepts is expected to increase by 33 percent.
Dixie Shelving was established in 1958 and has built a national and international clientele for the popular Dixie Shelving line of standard metal shelving.

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce and Bureau of Labor Statistics, the consumption of material handling systems in America exceeds $60 billion per year, with employment topping 300,000 workers. According to the Material Handling Industry of America, continued industrial restructuring and realignment will provide substantial real growth potential for material handling systems providers, helping to keep the industry one of America''s largest and fastest growing.

Editor''s note: A high-resolution photo is available for download.

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About Shelving Concepts
Founded by Tom Amoruso in 1987, Houston-based Shelving Concepts’ storage solutions include industrial metal shelving, warehouse pallet rack, office filing systems, mobile filing and storage systems and cantilever racks. Shelving Concepts designs, manufactures and markets business storage solutions that make a major impact on its customers’ operational efficiency and keep industry and offices organized. Get more information at www.shelvingconcepts.com or call 800.474.3531.

Author: Dan Keeney
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Category: material handling | Sub Category: business storage