About American Cart & Rack
American Cart and Equipment was established in 1997 by Granite Industries. The primary commitment was to provide heavy duty hand trucks and contractor grade equipment. We noticed need in the hand truck market. There have always been hand trucks but there are very few innovative hand trucks that can withstand heavy duty applications. American Cart set out to redefine what a hand truck is and what “standard” duty is. We have developed every cart that comes off our assembly line from the ground up. We use high quality steel, weld each cart by hand and then apply a custom powder coat the carts. This method takes longer than most methods but creates the highest quality cart.
Over the last twenty years we watched the hand truck side of the business grow in ways beyond our initial scope. The equipment side never quite caught its footing. As of the 2017 catalog there were only three equipment items still under the American Cart and Equipment name. The three items were: the drywall lift, the aluminum ramps, and the blue dollies. These items have moved over to our Granite Industries brand. Specifically they are listed as utility products. They can be found in our Contractor Catalog.
As the equipment side of the business was becoming less relevant to American Cart, the racking side of American Cart was flourishing. We were discovering noticeable growth in every warehouse racking product in our line up. Not only that, but were were getting requests for more styles and designs. All that to say, racking has become a cornerstone of the American Cart product line and equipment has become less relevant. Thus the transition to American Cart and Rack. The new brand name better describes the products and focus of the line.
We hope you enjoy our carts!
– The American Cart Team