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974 Griffin Street
Grover Beach
CA, 93433
United States
Phone
(805) 473-1535
Fax
(805) 473-1536
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Diana Ourston

Leading Wine Barrel Rack Manufacturer

We aim to save two things... The Environment & Your Money.

Topco, Inc. Leading Wine Barrel Rack Manufacturer

We specialize in recycling and refurbishing wine barrel racks. With the use of our roto-blast Pangborn machine, your old rusted racks can become like new again!

Bring your racks back to life!  Ship your old racks to us and we will strip the old powder coat and rust from them and apply a new coat. You can choose a customised color.

New Racks? We manufacture those too. Your racks, your way.

Let us know how we may serve you. Please call 805.473.1535 or email TopcoInc@aol.com 

Check out our new BLOG!  www.Barrel-Racks.com

Topco, Inc. Barrel Racks - Topchock Cradle

BARREL RACKS: Manufactured & Refurbished


Topco, Inc. is the leading barrel rack manufacturing company in the wine industry. Our new focus on recycling your old rusted racks is what brings us to the top. 

We provide 3 basic products/services:

New Racks

Remanufactured Racks

Refurbished Racks

 Topco, Inc. Wine Barrel Rack Specifications

Click here for an AutoCAD drawing book of our most popular wine barrel racks. 

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News Archive


Save the Environment & Your Money: How to Refurbish Your Wine Barrel Racks
06 February, 2018

Your old rusty racks are valuable and you have control of how Topco impacts the environment. Time to cash in on your “bone-yard”! 

When Topco Inc. began producing barrel racks for wineries in 1997, it was evident that these racks had a limited service life, primarily due to rust degradation. Although they were finished with high-quality powder coat, intrusions caused by denting or abrasion allowed metal exposure to the generally corrosive winery environment. Typically, after five to seven years of service, many racks are unfit for continued service. In addition, it was known that many wineries had extensive “bone yards” of damaged or obsolete racks which were rusting to perfection. Since then, Topco Inc. has searched for a solution. And now we are pleased to announce that one has been found.

To read more about the recycling process, click here.


Protect Your Wine from Earthquakes: TOPCAP Seismic Wine Barrel Rack Holder
05 July, 2017

Earthquakes are inevitable in California and occur without warning. 

During an earthquake, wine cellars with barrels stacked on racks 4 to 6 high, begin rocking back and fourth violently. The result is that the top barrels become ejected from the stack. Followed by the rest of the barrels and racks to come tumbling down.

Case studies have shown that when the top barrels are secured, the stack has a much better chance of remaining upright.

Our Solution: The TOPCAP

This is a rack with a strap designed to reduce the risks involved with the top barrels falling during an earthquake and everyday service.

♦ Simple and effective design.

♦ Requires only one person to install and remove.

♦ Lightweight approximately 15 pounds.

♦ Works with all common racks and sizes, 2 and 4 barrels.

♦ Design based on testing and research performed at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California.

♦ Inexpensive “insurance” against earthquakes.

The TopCap is a low profile solution to strapping your top barrels for earthquake safety. The TopCap comes with safety strap.

Earthquake Risk Managment

Earthquakes have long been feared as one of natures most terrifying and powerful phenomena. Although earthquakes cannot be prevented, modern science and engineering provide tools that can be used to reduce their effects.

A winery is a fragile production facility. Everyone needs to do their part to ensure that their winery is not left for loss in the next earthquake. The “TOPCAP” helps to protect your wine barrel stacks to enable you to accomplish the first essential step in winery risk management.

For more information, click here

 


Protect Your Wine from Earthquakes: TOPCAP Seismic Wine Barrel Rack Holder
05 July, 2017

Earthquakes are inevitable in California and occur without warning. 

During an earthquake, wine cellars with barrels stacked on racks 4 to 6 high, begin rocking back and fourth violently. The result is that the top barrels become ejected from the stack. Followed by the rest of the barrels and racks to come tumbling down.

Case studies have shown that when the top barrels are secured, the stack has a much better chance of remaining upright.

Our Solution: The TOPCAP

This is a rack with a strap designed to reduce the risks involved with the top barrels falling during an earthquake and everyday service.

♦ Simple and effective design.

♦ Requires only one person to install and remove.

♦ Lightweight approximately 15 pounds.

♦ Works with all common racks and sizes, 2 and 4 barrels.

♦ Design based on testing and research performed at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California.

♦ Inexpensive “insurance” against earthquakes.

The TopCap is a low profile solution to strapping your top barrels for earthquake safety. The TopCap comes with safety strap.

Earthquake Risk Managment

Earthquakes have long been feared as one of natures most terrifying and powerful phenomena. Although earthquakes cannot be prevented, modern science and engineering provide tools that can be used to reduce their effects.

A winery is a fragile production facility. Everyone needs to do their part to ensure that their winery is not left for loss in the next earthquake. The “TOPCAP” helps to protect your wine barrel stacks to enable you to accomplish the first essential step in winery risk management.

For more information, click here

 


Refurbishment: The Recycling of Your Wine Barrel Racks
13 June, 2016

The key to recycling wine barrel racks depended on finding an effective, convenient, inexpensive and environmentally friendly way to remove rust and old finish material. And now a solution has been found. Topco Inc. is proud to announce the installation of a Pangborn Rotoblast wheel abrader system, which works like a sandblaster, only better. With the Rotoblast equipment, racks may be stripped to shiny bare metal in average of two minutes each or less. This machine is a self-contained factory. Inside a sealed cabinet, racks are stripped by two streams of high strength steel micro-balls, travelling at the rate of 700 lbs./min. by two large wheels at about half the speed of a 45 caliber bullet. The racks rotate on a turntable in front of these streams to expose as much surface as possible. Below the rotating table a material handling system recirculates the media from a trough in the bottom of the blast cabinet to a hopper above the slinger wheels. Finally, there is a sophisticated separation system that removes and captures all unwanted debris and dust. In all, this machine is about 22 ft. tall, 24 ft. wide, 15 ft. deep, and weighs about 61,000 lbs. not including the10,000 lbs. of media which it contains.t.

Refurbishing your wine barrel rack not only saves the environment, it saves you money.

HOW THE PANGBORN WORKS

Our Pangborn* Rotoblast wheel abrader performs much the same task as sandblasting, except, in place of sand, super-hard steel microballs are hurled by a rapidly spinning paddle wheel at about half the speed of a 45 automatic bullet toward the material to be stripped. The entire process is self contained and fully automatic. Not only are the racks efficiently stripped, but surface roughened as well for superior powder coat adhesion.

THREE STEP PROCESS

1. Stripping: Each rack to be refurbished is stripped of rust and old paint, then inspected.

2. Inspection: Racks in good physical condition are re-coated. Minor non- structural dings, usually caused by forklift handling, are allowed. A sophisticated ultrasonic device is used to spot check for wall thickness of the steel tube.

3. Refurbishment: Racks passing inspection are powder coated. The finished racks look like new.

 

For more information click here


New or Recycled Racks, We've Got Your Back!
19 August, 2015

Topco, Inc. is the leading barrel rack manufacturing company in the wine industry. Our new focus on recycling your old rusted racks is what brings us to the top.

We provide 3 basic products/services:

New Racks

Remanufactured Racks

Refurbished Racks

 

Click here for more info

 

See some of our customer showcases below:

J. Lohr Winery

Niner Wine Estates

Bouchaine Vineyards

 

 


We Make Your Wine Barrel Racks Look Like New!
08 June, 2015

Refurbishment: The recycling of your wine barrel rack.

When Topco Inc. began producing barrel racks for wineries in 1997, it was evident that these racks had a limited service life, primarily due to rust degradation. Although they were finished with high-quality powder coat, intrusions caused by denting or abrasion allowed metal exposure to the generally corrosive winery environment. Typically, after five to seven years of service, many racks are unfit for continued service. In addition, it was known that many wineries had extensive “bone yards” of damaged or obsolete racks which were rusting to perfection. Since then, Topco Inc. has searched for a solution. And now we are pleased to announce that one has been found.


Topco Inc. Problem Solving: Earthquake Damaged Barrel Racks
18 September, 2014

Topco, Inc. would like to offer a solution for barrel racks that were damaged in the recent Napa earthquake.

We want to help you rebuild.

Did you know that you can save money and over all losses by having us repair your damaged barrel racks? This is a much simpler solution than just out right replacing them all brand new.

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All you have to do is call us up and tell us your story. At our expense, we will come out and pick up all your damaged racks. Once delivered to our manufacturing plant we will assess what can be salvaged. We blast the racks, assess the damage, deconstruct for useable materials, then reassemble with a new powder coat finish if not stainless steel.

This process saves you not only you money, but additional resources from being unnecessarily used.Broken-Stack

Re-Manufacturing services include:

- Changing single cross bar racks into double cross bar racks.

- Converting 2 barrel racks into four barrel racks (4 barrel racks are known to be more stable during an earthquake than 2 barrel racks).

- Re-powder coat.

Give us a call! 888.473.2005 or Email: TopcoInc@aol.com

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Topco Presents TOPCAP – Seismic Wine Barrel Rack Holder
28 August, 2014

Earthquakes are inevitable in California and occur without warning. Just such a disaster occurred last Sunday morning in Napa, California.

During an earthquake, wine cellars with barrels stacked on racks 4 to 6 high, begin rocking back and fourth violently. The result is that the top barrels become ejected from the stack. Followed by the rest of the barrels and racks to come tumbling down.

Case studies have shown that when the top barrels are secured, the stack has a much better chance of remaining upright.

Seismic Response Mechanism

Our Solution: The TOPCAP

This is a rack with a strap designed to reduce the risks involved with the top barrels falling during an earthquake and everyday service.

♦ Simple and effective design.

♦ Requires only one person to install and remove.

♦ Lightweight approximately 15 pounds.

♦ Works with all common racks and sizes, 2 and 4 barrels.

♦ Design based on testing and research performed at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California.

♦ Inexpensive “insurance” against earthquakes.

Seismic Wine Barrel Holder

Seismic Wine Barrel Holder

Earthquake Risk Managment

Earthquakes have long been feared as one of natures most terrifying and powerful phenomena. Although earthquakes cannot be prevented, modern science and engineering provide tools that can be used to reduce their effects.

A winery is a fragile production facility. Everyone needs to do their part to ensure that their winery is not left for loss in the next earthquake. The “TOPCAP” helps to protect your wine barrel stacks to enable you to accomplish the first essential step in winery risk management.


EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
02 April, 2012

This season, Topco is offering $100 orders $1,000 and above; and $200 off orders $2,000 and above.  Just mention the “Early Bird Special” at time of order.  Offer runs through May 31, 2012.

Don’t wait for harvest! Beat the rush! Expedite your shipping time by ordering early.  

Please call us for a quote (805) 473-1535.

Business hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Stainless Steel Wine Barrel Rack

Title Name Email Phone
CEO & Sales Diana Ourston TopcoInc@aol.com 805-473-1535
Company Manager & Sales Melissa Mireles TopcoInc@aol.com 888-473-2005
Web Design & Marketing Monica O. Krause Monica.O.Krause@gmail.com 805-709-4663