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**New Teardrop Pallet Rack Quick Ship Program**

American Surplus is now stocking new teardrop pallet rack.


New Teardrop Pallet Rack FramesNew Teardrop Pallet RackNew Wire Decks



Pallet Rack Frames, Beams, and Wire Decks are in stock and ready to ship to you.


We understand price, quality and convenience are important when purchasing pallet rack for your warehouse. Now we are making it even easier to purchase new pallet rack. This program is best suited for our New England based customers as this New Pallet Rack will ship right out of our massive used equipment warehouse in Rhode Island.


On top of our quick ship program out of Rhode Island, for very large quantities & customers out west, we can source the same product and ship it directly to you nationwide.


Click here to request a quote or call us today! 800-876-3736




American Surplus is headed to Promat 2017

Promat 2017


We are very excited to have 5 ASI team members headed to the 2017 Promat Show in April this year. It is a great way to network and put a face with the vendors & customers we talk with all year via email & phone. New ideas and solutions are what fuels our business and we are eager to learn and build relationships & partnerships. We are especially excited to learn from the keynote speakers at this years Promat Show, especially Magic Johnson!



We are looking forward to seeing our existing vendors and meet new ones to further our reach and network of Material Handling Equipment to better help you, the customer. There are only a few ASI staff members who have not already attended the show, Tom Oliveira and our newest salesman, Matt Hawkins. Returning to the show will be the owner, Bill DiMaio Jr, along with me, Bill DiMaio III in marketing, and our seasoned purchasing agent, Mike Cienava II.


We hope to see you there!



Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from American Surplus



American Surplus would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. As we reflect on the past year we give special thanks to all of our friends, family, co-workers, vendors & customers and look forward to continuing to do great things in 2017. We have made it through the year with all the ups and downs and have come together to be a stronger, better team. American Surplus strives to provide quality products & excellent service to every customer and potential customer. With our 25th year in business anniversary party to kick off the year, 2017 has a lot to promise and we look forward to continue to grow and learn. Thank you, and we wish everyone a very happy, and safe New Year.




Huge Tax Savings Opportunity Before the End of the Year



Small businesses around the country are taking advantage of the Section 179 program this year. The deduction is good on new and used equipment, for the 2016 year. The equipment must be bought and put into service by the end of the day 12/31/2016. The deduction limit has increased to $500,000 with a spending cap of $2,000,000 on equipment purchases.


Here is an example of the 2016 Section 179 Calculation




Now most people thing that this is a complicated tax code, but it really isn’t. The deduction allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment during the tax year. That means if you buy or lease a piece of qualifying equipment, you can deduct the FULL PURCHASE PRICE from you net income.



Overall this is an incentive created by the government to encourage businesses to buy equipment and invest in themselves.



All businesses that purchase, finance, and/or lease less than $2,000,000 in new or used business equipment during tax year 2016 should qualify for the Section 179 Deduction.



For a complete explanation check out this link:





Happy Thanksgiving from American Surplus





We’d like to wish all our friends, family & customers a very happy thanksgiving. American Surplus is a family business and we value family above all else. We strive to treat our customers & friends like family and work together to solve problems & provide solutions for businesses across the globe.


This year has been a great year for American Surplus and we thank all our employees for their hard work and dedication. The used material handling business is not always easy and we all work hard to make sure everything works out for our customers. Our sales team & production staff work together to provide warehouse solutions every day and help business get their feet on the ground, as well as help those already in business continue to grow and prosper.


As we near the end of 2016, a lot of things are happening around American Surplus. We have our Pizza Luncheon this week in honor of Thanksgiving. With all the cooking to be done on Wednesday & Thursday, what better way to relax than kick your feet up and order some delicious pizza & calzones to share with our friends. Next week, another employee outing at the Providence Bruins game will be taking place as they host the Binghamton Senators @ The Dunk. Following the New Year, we have a huge event going on, which will be celebrating American Surplus’ 25th Anniversary. We could not be more proud of this milestone and again, led by Bill & Claire DiMaio, we have all our employees to thank in accomplishing 25 years of success. We will also be celebrating Bill DiMaio Sr.’s 80th Birthday & honoring his retirement. He is one of the most hardworking people in this country, and will continue to aid American Surplus and guide the company to continued success in the future.


“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson