Phil Strouth

2209 Patterson Court Greensboro, NC 27407 Phone: 336-294-2346 Mobile: 336-362-1639 Fax: 336-294-6841 Email: I follow sports with great enthusiasm. My favorite sports are football, softball, and basketball. You can find me rooting for Western Carolina and Virginia Tech Hokies. This is because I played football for Western Carolina from which I graduated in ’93 and my oldest daughter, Emma, plays softball at Virginia Tech. I also spend time cheering my other children when they take part in sports.   


Heavy Duty Cast Iron Floor Lock. These are used to create a positive stop on a cart that would transport heavy items. Its capacity is 1000 pounds. Polyurethane on Aluminum core caster.
Heavy Duty Cast Iron Floor Lock. These are used to create a positive stop on a cart that would transport heavy items. Its capacity is 1000 pounds. Poly on Aluminum. Anti-corrosive and weather resistant.
Can you use teardrop style pallet rack as garment rack?

Sure you can! Our customer in Sanford, NC CUOC created a great way to use our standard teardrop pallet rack to store garments in their warehouse. They use threaded rod dropped down from the channel of the wire decking to hang 2″ round pipe. Then they just use coat hangers to hang on the pipe. The boxed goods and pallets can still be stored overhead.

20EP72 Bluff Edge of Dock provides safe and durable loading and unloading of trucks. We mounted an approach plate to the existing concrete dock and welded the edge of dock to the approach plate and secured to the face of the concrete dock with concrete wedge anchors. 20,000 lbs capacity with a 72″ wide usable plate that easily folds out and lays in the bed of the trailer. Dock bumpers are part of the edge dock.
Check out our latest large scale pallet rack storage system for one of our customers in North Carolina. This is their east coast distribution center. We used Interlake teardrop storage rack. 20′ high x 42″ deep double posted heavy duty uprights, 12′ long x 6.5″ face beams with 7,500# capacity per shelf level and 42″ deep x 46″ wide wire decks with 2,700# capacity per piece. We also installed end of aisle protection for the pallet rack and bolt on post protectors for added forklift damage protection.
Our customer needed a way to separate their warehouse area from their production area. We designed a Goff’s Curtain wall to do the job. Now the customer can keep their production area at a constant temperature and use less energy to do it. The curtain wall has two drive thru / walk thru strip door curtains for forklift traffic and worker access.
A roofing company in NC needed a rack to store heavy items. They acquired from us, one single bay of our used pallet rack. Many beams were used to avoid over stacking while still maximizing storage efficiency.
We installed a 14′ high x 29′ long outdoor industrial curtain in Greensboro, NC in November, 2016. The curtain is 28 oz. beige vinyl coated polyester material with welded sewn seams and welded seam hem construction. This outdoor curtain will provide protection from debris and water from going into the scrap metal bins. This industrial curtain is hooked to trolleys that ride in a 12 ga. galvanized steel track mounted to the existing awning.
Our customer in Martinville, VA needed storage for their great products. CMH and I helped design a teardrop pallet rack system to help their warehouse rack needs. We used new upright and wire decks, but we’re able to include used teardrop beams to recycle back into use. Great win for all.

I believe in the power of sports and outdoor activities to help people stay focused on their goals. My family is important to me and I have four children – Emma (19), Abby (17), Ty (15), and Chloe (6) – all of whom I adore. I am from Julian, North Carolina, and have 17 years’ experience in representing Carolina Materials Handling. My business is centered on meeting the needs of my customers. I work to ensure that I supply my customers with exactly what they need, when they need it. I use my extensive experience in the industry as well as an analysis of my customer’s needs to ensure that I recommend only the most appropriate products for their needs. I specialize in heavy-duty casters and wheels, stainless steel casters, pallet rack, and wire decking storage systems, and customized carts and delivery trucks for industrial and commercial applications. Another area of specialty is helping to increase floor space with Modular In-Plant office systems and mezzanines. I understand the needs of industrial and commercial organizations and help them better plan their materials handling. My hobbies are fishing, gardening, and investing. I enjoy spending time outdoors, leading an active physical life. I also love the challenge of early stage investing and dividend investing. My hobbies make me stay connected to the natural and business worlds.

• Brown Summit, NC • Burlington, NC • Climax, NC • Denton, NC • Eden, NC • Elon, NC • Gibsonville, NC • Graham, NC • Greensboro, NC • High Point, NC • Hillsborough, NC • Jamestown, NC
• Lexington, NC • Liberty, NC • Madison, NC • Mayodan, NC • McLeansville, NC • Mebane, NC • Pinehurst, NC • Pittsboro, NC • Randleman, NC • Reidsville, NC • Robbins, NC • Roxboro, NC • Salisbury, NC
• Sanford, NC • Siler City, NC • Southern Pines, NC • Thomasville, NC • Whitsett, NC • Blacksburg, VA • Chatham, VA • Christiansburg, VA • Danville, VA • Dublin, VA • Martinsville, VA • Roanoke, VA


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Materials Handling


Material Handling

After nine years in material handling sales in West Virginia and North Carolina, John L. Middleton came to the decision that his customers’ challenges could be better solved using a variety of material handling products rather than a “forklift truck fixes all” approach. In 1971, he incorporated Carolina Material Handling, Inc and began representing an extensive lineup of nationally acclaimed material handling suppliers as well as stocking a small selection of hand-trucks in his home. Read more.



Carolina Material Handling offers customers a complete line of light duty, medium duty, medium-heavy duty, heavy duty, general and v-groove casters in many different sizes and load capacities. You have the choice of several finish options such as powder coat, steel and plating. When it comes to casters, we have something that is sure to fit all of your needs. Shop

Pallet Racks

Pallet Rack

The profitability of your company is affected by your choice of an industrial shelving supplier. At Carolina Material Handling, we pay close attention to the total costs and only carry pallet racks that are dependable, affordable and leaders in the industry. You should consider some essential factors when determining the best pallet configuration for your warehouse. The types of storage items and inventory should be considered as different loading systems should be matched with specific products. Food products must follow FDA regulations and use approved storage racks. Shop

Conveyors Section

Conveyors Section

Looking for a conveyor solution for your company? Carolina Material Handling has several different conveyor options for you. We carry ball transfer, belt conveyors, roller conveyors, skate wheels and conveyor stands. Your assembly and transporting lines are important to us. We are sure to have a solution for all your industrial needs. Carolina Material Handling keeps your products moving with our selection of conveyors. Whether you need a temporary or permanent conveyor solution, we can help. Give us a call today to discuss your unique needs. Shop

Scissor Lift-Lift Equipment

Scissor Lifts/Lift Equipment

Looking for equipment to help lift oversized loads and maneuver objects too heavy for the unaided human? Carolina Material Handling provides many options including scissor lifts, ergonomic lifts and stackers. You have the choice between different weight capacities, platform size and shapes, and durability. We are sure to have something that meets all your lifting needs. 


Shelving – Wire, Steel

Shelving – Wire, Steel

Whether you are looking for shelving for your business, warehouse or home/garage, Carolina Material Handling has what you need. We carry steel, mobile, wire and rivet shelving. Not sure what type of storage cabinets or shelving units are right for you? Our experienced and knowledgeable staff can help. With a wide variety of options, you are sure to find the right shelving units suitable for your needs.  Carolina Material Handling provides modern solutions for all your storage and handling needs.  Shop

Inplant Office – Modular

Inplant Office – Modular Buildings

In need of an office solution for your warehouse but don’t have a lot of space? Consider a modular building, Inplant office, or mezzanine from Carolina Material Handling. We have several options that are sure to solve your space problem for a price you can afford.

We not only offer mezzanines for your company but can help you match your unique design requirements with the right solution. We install mezzanine flooring as well as seamless integration between mezzanines and modular buildings.  Shop

Mezzanines & Work Platforms

Mezzanines & Work Platforms

Looking for a cost-effective way to maximize your space and incease productivity? Let Carolina Material Handling create a mezzanine solution for your space. Our mezzanines cost much less than constructing additional structures and are quicker to set up. Whether you need free-standing platforms with the ability to restructure as needed or a more supported structure, we can create the perfect solution for your workspace.  Shop

Wire Partition/Guardrail

Wire Partition

Have some safety and security issues that need to be resolved in your industrial facility? Carolina Material Handling offers wire partitions, guard rails and wire cages to solve your safety problems. We have many choices to better suit your needs. Whether you are looking for a safety railing system, a security system for separation or a tool crib, we can help. Our wire partitions are also used to build cages and enclosures on industrial facility floors.  Shop

Installation Services

Installation Services

Where do you start when it comes to installing your new mezzanine or conveyor belt? Carolina Material Handling not only offers equipment, inplant offices and pallet racks, but we also install them for you as well. Our industrial installation services allow you to deal with one company from beginning to end which cuts down on downtime and pricing. Our installation of mezzanines will minimize downtime and ensure OSHA compliance. Read More

Drum Handling

Drum Handling

Looking for something to help you lift, move, dispense, rack, stack, rotate, palletize, or pour your drums and barrels? Carolina Material Handling offers a wide variety of drum handling equipment to assist you in transporting your barrels. Whether you need a drum lifter, dolly or truck, we’ve got you covered.  All equipment is designed to make your job easier.  Shop

Fluid Handling

Fluid Handling

Need to cut fluid handling costs, prevent accidents, and increase productivity and efficiency? Are you ready to eliminate heavy drums and the challanges that come with moving and storing them? Carolina Material Handling offers the best in fluid storage and handling equipment. If you’re looking for a lighter and more mobile alternative for working with oil, lubricants, and other fluids, we have the ideal solution.  Shop

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