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November 26, 2008 - The Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI), affiliated trade association of MHIA, has announced ANSI MH16.1-2008, a revision to Specification for the Design Testing and Utilization of Industrial Steel Storage Racks. Approved by ANSI following the Accredited Canvass Procedure, it provides design, safety, performance, and testing requirements for these devices. The revised standard helps compare manufactures' capacities and safety features and ensure International Building Code conformance.

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Revision of Steel Storage Rack Standard (MH16.1 - 2008) Now Available

Press release date: September 4, 2008

The Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI) affiliated trade association of Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) announces the availability of the latest revision of the Specification for the Design Testing and Utilization of Industrial Steel Storage Racks-ANSI MH16.1-2008. Buyers and specifiers of industrial steel storage racks can use this standard to facilitate equal comparison of various manufactures' representations as to capacities and safety features and to help assure conformance to the International Building Code.

Approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) following the Accredited Canvass Procedure, this significant revision of the 2004 version of the ANSI Standard provides design, safety, performance, and testing requirements for industrial steel storage racks.

ANSI MH16.1 - 2008 Specification for the Design Testing and Utilization of Industrial Steel Storage Racks is available at the MHIA Bookstore at no cost as part of RMI's 50th Anniversary celebration.

RMI is an affiliated trade association of Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA). RMI was formed in 1958 by visionary industry leaders whose mission it remains to advance standards, quality, safety and general fitness for intended use of Industrial Steel Storage Rack Systems. RMI members voluntarily agree to a certification process administered through a panel of independent Registered Professional Engineers. This R-Mark Certification is a registered asset of RMI and is offered under license to members and non-members who are proven to meet certain requirements.

RMI members are the Industry's leading suppliers of Industrial Steel Storage Racks and Related Structural Systems. They supply industrial rack solutions worldwide and in virtually every major manufacturing and distribution sector.

For the last 50 years, RMI has played a vital role in the safe and efficient installation and operation of industrial storage racks. Please join RMI in celebrating this important milestone, and RMI's continued commitment to this vital industry.

MHIA is an international trade association that has represented the material handling & logistics industry since 1945. MHIA members include material handling and logistics equipment and systems manufacturers, integrators, consultants, publishers, and third party logistics providers. Member companies come from all areas of material handling and various parts of the world, making MHIA a strong national and international representative for the material handling industry. Much of the work of the industry is done within its product-specific sections, councils and affiliates. The association also sponsors trade events, such as ProMat and NA 2010 to showcase the products and services of its member companies and to educate industry professionals on the productivity solutions provided through material handling and logistics.

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