About Us

About Republic Storage

Republic Storage Systems traces its roots back to 1886, when John and Wilson Berger of Canton, Ohio began forming lengths of metal conductor pipe in their basement workshop. In 1921, Berger Manufacturing Company merged with United Furnace Company and created the trade name Berloy which quickly became known nationwide for steel furniture, storage products, lockers and shelving.

The company fostered the creation of Republic Steel Corporation in 1930 and built essential components for ships and planes throughout the war years. Post-war, the company began to focus on the storage systems that are our core business today. Republic Storage Systems was purchased from LTV Steel by its employees in 1986. In 2006, we became part of the Versa Capital Management, LLC family of companies. In January of 2012, Republic commissioned its first powder coating finishing line, adding this capability to our suite of liquid finishing options ~ creating a one-stop shop opportunity for our customers across their entire spectrum of needs.

Today we operate over a million square feet of warehouse, manufacturing and office space. Our warehouse facility in Statesville, North Carolina brings Republic products closer to cost-, time- and quality-conscious customers.

After more than a century, our drive for growth, innovation, quality and service to our customers is stronger than ever. We look forward to working with you.


Republic lockers have proven to be easier to install and more trouble-free than any other system on the market. Available in a variety of configurations to suit corridor, athletic room and other applications, they feature reliable latching systems and a premium finish. Choose from twenty-nine standard colors, available in liquid paint or powder coat and hundreds of size and style combinations to suit your needs precisely.

Storage Products

Republic’s industrial storage line includes clip shelving, boltless shelf framing systems, racks, Metal Lumber slotted angle, automotive shelving, cabinets, book units and shop furniture.

Clip shelving offers complete storage solutions for everything from basic back-room storage to integrated warehouse applications.

Wedge-Lock shelf framing systems provide economical and versatile storage solutions for a variety of applications including retail stockrooms, auto part centers and archive storerooms.

Republic Rack is the industry standard for quality and design. This system allows clear, immediate access to all material and can be easily adapted to a wide range of storage needs.

Metal Lumber slotted angle, work benches, storage cabinets, automotive shelving, book units and shop furniture are made from high-quality, heavy-gauge steel and coated with a baked enamel finish.

Shelving Mezzanine Systems

Custom-designed shelving mezzanine systems from Republic can triple your floor space and storage area. Each system is custom-designed by our professional engineers to match your area, height, load, use and color requirements. These systems provide maximum flexibility because they are easy to assemble and reassemble. Of course, they conform to all applicable specifications, building codes and OSHA requirements.

Engineered Storage Systems

Republic offers multilevel, high-rise and integrated systems to meet your material handling needs. Multilevel areas with full access aisles make the most of costly warehouse space. High-rise systems are designed by our qualified structural engineers for long-term reliability and safety and can be incorporated into automated storage and retrieval systems. Integrated systems combine Republic products into comprehensive material handling and storage solutions that can include conveyors, sprinklers, HVAC, electrical conduit and other piping systems.