Category Archives: Wire Baskets

Five Unconventional Ways to Use a Commercial Laundry Cart for Your Business

laundry worker cleaning basket

You may never look at a commercial laundry cart the same way again. These sturdy, wheeled carts are perfect for so many tasks and chores. From moving products and materials around your facility to cleaning up the space after a long day, you can put laundry carts to work in more ways than one. Continue reading

The Best Bulk Storage Containers for Your Warehouse

industrial hall with metallic storage bins

Bulk storage containers are the perfect choice when it comes to keeping your warehouse neat and tidy. They’re large enough to store just about anything you might have in your warehouse, from manufacturing materials to scrap parts. Just put them in the corner or against the wall, and you can toss items right into the container. This creates some order around your warehouse, so everyone knows where to find the materials they need. You and your employees will save time by not having to search for individual items and parts. Continue reading

Product Spotlight: Collapsible Wire Containers


Choosing the right container for your specific application can be daunting, but it’s not so bad if you have something that’s extremely versatile. Collapsible wire containers, otherwise known as collapsible wire baskets, are great for many unique applications–from storing bulk goods to shipping jobs. But your containers should also work for you, and these do that extremely well! By saving space and improving workflow, wire containers help you save money and increase your facility’s production rates. Continue reading

Top 5 Reasons to Use Wire Baskets in a Manufacturing Environment

Wire baskets are among the most useful containers when it comes to a manufacturing environment. They are lightweight, yet rigid, giving companies the opportunity to store and ship various products and raw materials easily. Wire baskets also offer:

  1. Visibility. When it comes to storage, there is no greater benefit for a storage container than to be see-through. This visibility allows employees the ability to see what is in a basket without having to take the time to physically open each container. This saves time and increases production.
  2. Inventory. Not only does increased visibility of wire baskets allow employees to see what is in each basket, it also allows them to see how many are in the baskets. This allows for a faster inventory of products and materials and facilitates a faster inventory process.
  3. Space saving. Wire baskets are stackable. This means that manufacturing companies can increase their storage capacity by being able to utilize vertical space without the need to purchase stack racks or other forms of shelving or storage.
  4. Drainage. In manufacturing facilities, storage containers are often exposed to water or other substances that can cause damage to the contents if not properly drained. Because wire baskets are made with metal wire, they provide adequate drainage, which prevents unnecessary damage to the products or materials stored inside.
  5. Venting. The porous surface of wire baskets also prevents potentially harmful vapors from building up inside the container. The gaps in between the metal wires allows for safe gas venting into the atmosphere.

As you can see, wire baskets are an invaluable part of the manufacturing environment. They provide exceptional storage and shipping solutions for manufacturers of all types and can be used in many different scenarios.

Collapsible Containers – A Reusable Packaging Nirvana

Collapsible containers are known throughout the manufacturing industry as ‘smart packaging’. This type of returnable packaging comes in several styles – plastic collapsible containers and metal collapsible containers.
These collapsible containers can be used again and again and offer lots of durability, typically with the ability to handle 1,500 to 4,000 lbs. Depending upon the style and size.
Metal collapsible containers are very popular and widely used throughout many industries for bulk material handling. Combining the dual ability of being light but strong – they have lots of muscle with a low weight-to-load ratio, and can easily be stacked 3-4 high providing a high amount of visibility while conserving space and making it easy to see inventory.
Plastic collapsible containers have solid walls and the option of solid or vented bottoms to meet your particular warehouse needs. These type containers offer exceptional strength and product protection while offering supreme savings in return freight and storage costs for these collapsible containers.
Plastic collapsible containers also feature fork access on two or four sides depending upon style which allows more efficient loading, unloading, and maneuvering in trailers and storage areas of manufacturing environments. The sides of the box have the ability to be released and collapsed into a stackable and compact unit. When the walls are locked up into place, they have the ability to be stacked on top of each other, typically up to six high while protecting your product.
Plastic collapsible containers also come have the option of coming in Heavy-Duty Style boxes and Extended Length collapsible containers. Such plastic collapsible containers typically range in size from 30×32 in length x width to 70 x 48, with height variations of 25 to 50 inches.
Container Exchanger offers you the ability to purchase high quality collapsible containers on the used secondary market as well as maximizing your ROI if you are looking to sell some used plastic collapsible containers or metal collapsible containers.
Learn how the use of used plastic collapsible containers and used wire collapsible containers can add to your bottom line. Find or list your collapsible container on

Green and Economical Inventory Control – Wire & Wire Mesh Containers

Wire containers and wire mesh containers are very durable and provide the user with the ability for quick content visibility of the wire container, along with easy identification for inventory control. The wire mesh containers also have the added benefit of being stackable and collapsible while promoting material flow and more efficient stock control.
Perhaps more importantly, as companies across North America are becoming more cognizant of the importance of conservation, wire containers and wire mesh containers are sturdy and durable products which offer the opportunity to be reused many times.  At the end of its useful life, it can also be recycled.  This type of returnable packaging has aided companies, particularly in the United States to act as leaders in environmental protection and energy conservation.Collapsible Wire Basket
Wire mesh containers are very popular and widely used throughout many industries for bulk material handling. Combining the dual ability of being light but strong – they have lots of muscle with a low weight-to-load ratio, and can easily be stacked 3-4 high providing a high amount of visibility while conserving space and making it easy to see inventory.
Mattel Toys is a United States company which switched to wire mesh containers within its plant in Murray, Kentucky. Producing all types of toys, Mattel’s previous usage of plastic bins or corrugated boxes was made obsolete by the switch to the wire containers. The zinc-plated wire container that Mattel switched to will not rust and wire containers have the added benefit if being able to be fitted with casters allowing them to be towed several at a time.
If you’re interested in purchasing wire mesh containers, can be a good source for both new and used wire containers. Most of the wire containers offered by Container Exchanger are steel, but some come as galvanized or zinc-plated as well. Be sure to read the listings thoroughly to determine the exact style of wire container you are purchasing.
There are two types of wire containers available, the collapsible wire container and the rigid wire containers. Collapsible wire containers are typically lighter than rigid, with a weight capacity of 1,500 to 4,000 lbs.
Rigid wire containers are able to withstand a great deal of abuse and thus are more durable. Their square tube construction on the corner posts allow for easy stacking of the wire container and Container Exchanger has a very nice inventory of these type containers at great value pricing.
Learn how the use of used wire containers and used wire mesh containers can add to your bottom line.

One Small Change Creating a Huge Impact on Packaging Waste

Global Packaging by the Numbers
The waste produced by shipping containers on a global level is predicted to increase in the coming years. The amount of harm done to the Earth is extensive when you combine the waste produced by expendable packages with the amount of greenhouse gas emissions released for the creation and transport of these packages. It is becoming increasingly important for companies to consider feasible, reusable options when it comes to packaging materials. Packaging should be reused whenever possible to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills. Additionally, sturdy alternatives to cardboard and wood such as plastic totes or metal pallets should be adopted to reduce waste and increase the life cycle of packaging material. These types of items can withstand many more uses than items made of more traditional materials. Ultimately, recycling and reusing packaging containers will reduce the amount of time and money expended on traditional, single-use materials.
Share this infographic!  Copy and Paste the following code to use this infographic to increase awareness of packaging waste:

What Can Metal Containers Be Used For?

For companies seeking a lightweight and durable shipping solution, look no further than used metal containers. Metal containers are incredibly popular in the shipping industry because they protect materials in a wide range of temperatures and climates. Additionally, metal containers are also useful for storage purposes. The following article discusses the various types of metal containers used in shipping and storage.
Steel BinMetal Storage Bins
Metal storage bins are constructed with metal frames and solid steel walls. Because of their durability, these metal containers are used to transport a variety of industrial products, consumer goods, and construction materials. Because metal storage bins are generally smaller in size, they can be used for transcontinental shipping purposes.
Metal Baskets
Metal containers are an excellent option for business owners who have a shortage of storage space in their warehouses or other storage facilities. Metal baskets and storage bins offer unparalleled protection for the products inside thanks to the strong, durable and rigid walls. Plus, they allow products to be stacked vertically, maximizing floor space. Not only does this help save money, but products can be organized and inventoried, saving time and money when it comes time to ship products to customers. Metal baskets and storage bins are weather resistant, meaning that they can withstand large temperature fluctuations without fear of failure and damage to products. This is especially important when shipping products overseas.Rigid Wire Basket
Container Exchanger works with many businesses across the world to facility the sale or purchase of used metal containers. This helps companies in several ways. One, companies looking to sell used metal containers can discover a new revenue stream that can help boost their bottom lines. Secondly, companies looking to purchase metal containers can do so at a greatly reduced price, helping the company save money.
You can see some of the metal bins that we have available on Container Exchanger here:

New Metal Bulk Containers
Used Metal Bulk Containers
Rigid Metal Bulk Containers
Collapsible Metal Bulk Containers
Metal Bulk Containers with Drop Doors

Wire Baskets Offer Versatile Yet Strong Shipping Container Solutions

Wire Baskets are sturdy storage containers that are constructed out of heavy duty wire mesh. These containers have rigid, but open sides that offer a great deal of product protection with high visibility. They are often used by businesses as storage containers for fragile goods and work in progress while others use them as protective shipping containers for heavier products that have a long distance to travel.Rigid Wire Basket
Wire baskets come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes and offer either rigid sides or collapsible. Collapsible wire baskets offer very flexible in terms of the situations they can be used in. Some businesses even add casters to the bottoms of the baskets in order to allow for greater ease in the movement of products from one area of the warehouse to another.
Wire baskets offer flexibility in terms of customization more than other forms of storage Collapsible Wire Basketcontainers in that they offer businesses a number of options including: collapsible, drop doors, stackable, mesh walls, the gauge of steel used, the load capacity, and the size of the container.
Many businesses seek the versatility and protection that wire baskets offer however, they can be cost prohibitive to purchase new. At Container Exchanger, these highly sought after storage containers are priced less. They can do this because they offer businesses the ability to purchase these containers used, saving them a ton of money over buying new. Businesses looking to purchase used wire baskets can peruse the site regularly in order to locate the wire basket that fits their needs. Companies with wire baskets to sell can contact Container Exchanger and list an as or receive a list of companies looking for the particular wire baskets they are trying to sell. Container Exchanger has a network of businesses that buy and sell used wire baskets all over the country, so they can locate a buyer or seller for the wire baskets you have or need.
Take a look at some of the wire baskets available through Container Exchanger:

New Metal Bulk Containers
Used Metal Bulk Containers
53×48 Metal Bulk Containers
Rigid Metal Bulk Containers
Collapsible Metal Bulk Containers


Wire Baskets – Metal Bulk Containers

Wire baskets can be used as storage containers for manufactured goods, or they can be used as small metal shipping containers to ship heavy product over long distances. Mesh sided baskets are truly flexible in their application, whether you’re shipping brand new castings or collect scrap materials, a wire basket is a great heavy-duty storage option.
Some of the options for these containers are: collapsible or rigid, drop doors, stackable, heavy-duty load capacity, and the size of the container. Certain sized wire baskets are also referred to as metal bulk containers, expanded metal containers and automotive baskets.
Collapsible Wire BasketsCollapsible Wire Basket
Collapsible wire baskets tend to be lighter duty than the rigid wire baskets. Collapsible bins tend to be weight rated between 1,500 and 4,000 lbs. The collapsible metal bins are a nice option for a small metal shipping bin. They work well in this situation, because the sides of the container can be collapsed, thereby reducing the size of an empty container. The collapsed storage bin can be stacked in a corner of the warehouse, or they can be loaded onto a trailer for return shipment to your plant.
RRigid Wire Basketigid Wire Baskets
The wire mesh version of the bulk container can be collapsible, but quite often, they are rigid. These wire mesh baskets are used extensively in industrial applications and they can stand up to quite a bit of abuse. You will find the rigid wire baskets are more durable (and more expensive) than collapsible wire mesh baskets. Due to the square tube steel construction for the corner posts, they can handle more weight and they are generally easier to stack. By comparison, the collapsible wire baskets can be quite strong, but they are slightly easier to damage, and they are not as sturdy when stacked. Wire baskets are a nice way to handle parts within a manufacturing environment.
Click on one of the links below to see the wire baskets available on Container Exchanger:

New Metal Bulk Containers Rigid Metal Bulk Containers
Used Metal Bulk Containers Collapsible Metal Bulk Containers
53×48 Metal Bulk Containers