Wire Shelving

The Official page of Metro Wire Shelving 

In 1969, Metro invented the wire shelving that is prevalent around the globe today. We first developed our wire shelving racks to replace wood and other forms of metal materials for walk-in cooler shelving.

By design, wire shelving is elegant, minimalist, and timeless. It is a proven, strong, versatile, and durable storage solution for over 50 years. 

Our wire shelving, often referred to as wire racks, metal shelving, or metal racks, is second-to-none against the competition.

Metro is synonymous with heavy-duty industrial wire shelving within the commercial space. Metro commercial shelving is often sought after by facilities due to being one of the most reliable storage racks available. 

Founded initially as Metropolitan Wire Corporation (Metro Wire for short), Metro has carved a large space within the commercial, foodservice, and healthcare industries.

Our wire rack shelving units are excellent for dry storage. The Metroseal green epoxy wire shelving units are the foodservice industry standard for walk-in coolers and freezers. Our assortment of other solutions are also a preferred storage solution for commercial kitchens and dry storage applications.

Metroseal products are embedded with Microban antimicrobial product protection to inhibit the growth of bacteria and other micro-organisms that cause stains and odors for a cleaner space. 

Metro stainless steel commercial wire shelving is corrosion-proof and commonly used in life sciences and lab storage applications.

Our steel wire products are highly customizable and can be built to the specifications of any facility. 

Metro shelving stands apart from our storage shelving competitors in quality and breadth of line. This is because we continue to focus on operational excellence and total quality. 

The proven strength and durability of our wire shelving are a function of its design. The post and collar design provides a full 360-degree capture of the post for maximum stability and durability. A 48” long wire shelf can hold up to 800 pounds safely.

In addition to our primary finishes and styles, we offer more specialized finishes for retail and grocery applications. Metro also provides a variety of wire shelving parts and accessories to enhance organization and efficiency in our customers’ processes.

Wire rack shelving ledges are used to keep your product from falling from shelves. Our wire rack dividers create separate storage bays for enhanced organization. Metro's wire shelving end panels help prevent your items from falling out of your unit's side. We also offer wire shelving label holders to provide visual indications of where a product is stored on the shelf.

All our wire racks are great for first-in, first-out storage of #10 and #5 cans. You can add casters to any wire shelving unit to turn it into a wire utility cart. We have many caster options available and can tailor them to the desired application.

Generally, Metro wire racks fall into a few different categories based on the material, finish, and style. Once you select the options you want for your wire shelving unit, you will need to consider the setup. Stationary are adjustable in 1” increments and provide stability. Standard center mobile posts work with casters and create a mobile storage solution.

Beyond the different materials, our wire shelving also comes in a range of designs and sizes. The most common option is free-standing shelves, but we also offer wall-mounted and hanging wire shelves.

Uses for Wire Shelving

The potential uses for our wire shelving are nearly endless. Businesses that benefit from this product include restaurants, healthcare facilities, factories, warehouses, laboratories, and many others. 

Because Metro wire shelves can hold so much weight, they can easily store bulk food items, medical equipment, and more. Metro shelving racks can also be designed to meet NSF requirements for use around food.

Industry Improvements

Metro has been at the forefront of shelving design improvements and online design & quoting tools. Our new builder tools help make it easier to build the ideal industrial rack storage system for your application. Our free 3D builder tools can help you build a perfect shelf, outfit an entire room, find the best wire shelving parts for your needs, or help simplify your shelving builds with the view-in-room feature. 

Or if you are looking for a quick, easy purchase; Metro offers multiple pre-configures shelving kits that allow you to choose a shelf without needing to choose the individual pieces. 

Need some help building the perfect shelf? Try our Shelf Builder.

Are you trying to find the best solution for your space? Use our industry-specific shelving guides. 

Foodservice Shelving Guide

Healthcare Shelving Guide

Commercial Shelving Guide