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Full rail capabilities, boxcar trans-loading and a wide range of warehouse storage options!

Capacity Warehouse Distribution Center is proud to serve the United States steel industry, providing the highest quality warehousing and transportation services for over 70 years now. Capacity Warehouse and our dedicated employees are committed to providing you with the best service and on-time deliveries. We have over 120,000 square feet of climate controlled warehouse space and comprehensive “in warehouse” rail services as well as full transporting capabilities.


We have 120,000 sq. ft. of climate-controlled storage, comprehensive in-house rail services, fully reportable inventory, and more!

Boxcar Trans-Loading

We boxcar trans load steel coil products as well as skidded coils, steel products, crated automotive parts, machinery, palletized commodities and more.

What Makes Capacity Warehouse Distribution Your Best Choice?

We are the only warehouse located on the Norfolk Southern Oakwood Yard!

One warehouse for all your needs: full rail capabilities and a wide range of storage options.

Unlike other warehouses that store your coils at different locations, we have it all right here!

  • 120,000 square feet of climate-controlled storage
  • Coils are single stacked with an indoor capacity of 70,000 tons
  • Coils are stored on oak cradles or racks
  • Outdoor storage for 1400 coils
  • Rail services provided by Norfolk Southern, with nationwide reciprocating rail agreements
  • Controlled inventory with reports provided upon request
  • 10 hours of daily Shipping and Receiving, with the availability of 24-hour Shipping and Receiving 7 days a week, 365 days a year upon notice or special requests
  • Outside Storage Hot Band and Slab materials
  • Outside materials stored off the ground on railroad ties
  • Virtually unlimited storage capabilities
  • C-Hooks, ID Lifts, and ID Grabbers
  • Twelve rail car in-building loading and unloading
  • Six cranes total; two 40-ton, two 30-ton, one 20-ton and one 25-ton
  • Four hilo’s with 65,000-pound unloading capability
  • Electronic computer data capabilities including FTP, Internet and bar coding
  • Steel maintenance: De-lapping, De-canning, samples, upending, packaging, cleaning and banding
  • Four pull-through doors for continuous truck traffic
  • Mic and measure capabilities
  • Boxcar trans-loading

What can Capacity Warehouse offer you?

Warehousing Services

  • Full-service warehousing services at competitive rates
  • Centralized location in Melvindale, Michigan (Metro Detroit), minutes from I-94 and I-75 freeways as well as Severstal NA and US Great Lakes Steel. This means we can reach your customers faster
    • Three minutes from Cleveland Cliffs Dearborn, Gate 12
    • Ten Minutes from US Great Lakes Steel
  • Superior rail capability: we are the area’s only warehouse located on the Norfolk Southern spur with 12-rail car loading and unloading capability, providing you with fast and easy access for both shipping and receiving
  • Reciprocating agreement with Norfolk Southern gives you nationwide options for rail delivery
  • Controlled inventory
  • 24/7/365 shipping and receiving by customer request

Box Car Transloading

Capacity Warehouse Distribution Center now offers boxcar trans loading.

We are the only trans-loading warehouse facility located on the Norfolk Southern Oakwood Yard.

Although we specialize in steel coil products, we also handle boxcar trans-loading for general commodities such as:

  • Skidded Coils
  • Steel products
  • Ingots
  • Lumber
  • Crated automotive parts
  • Building products
  • Machinery
  • Consumer products
  • Paper
  • Pulp products
  • Palletized salt bags
  • Cement products…
  • and just about any other product you can imagine!

We can also trans load your products and get them to your customer fast with our own fleet of trucks and centralized location. The Norfolk Southern line can ship your products almost anywhere in the USA and Mexico too! Need to store your products? No worries as we can also store your products. Please contact us with any questions about boxcar trans-loading services.

We’re always here for you - 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year!

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