wooden crate

There are different materials used in constructing shipping crates and boxes. There are also different designs of boxes and even pallets can be used to ship freight or to stack shipments on. There are even custom crates that can be designed to hold any shape or sort of material. So when looking at all the different options, it’s important to know what the best crates are for shipping.

Packaging and freight is a vital industry to the economy of the United States. The ability to ship supplies long distances sustains industries and companies who manufacturer products that need to be shipped. That’s why those in the crate and packaging industry manufacture crates of different sizes which are used to ship all sorts of materials.

Best Crates for Shipping

Custom Crates

Crate Tech takes the “custom” to the max, and the biggest benefit of wooden crates is that they are able to be customized to fit any order or specification. Quality crate companies pride themselves on being able to meet the customer’s needs. Sometimes standard crates are able to complete a job successfully, and in these times each shipping job is treated individually, because each one has its own specific needs.


The benefit of pallets is that freight is able to be stacked on them in an efficient way, and pallets are the preferred method of shipping for a number of different jobs and scenarios. There is a time and place for using pallets as opposed to crates and it is best to consult with a crate or shipping company as to which type of crate option is best for a certain job.

Custom Projects

Storage units, work tables, and racks, are other items that have been constructed in the past to be able to meet the needs of companies that need to ship an item. At times wooden crates are even paired with metal or aluminum fabrications to be able to sustain the needs of a customer with a more rigorous job requirement. The one thing that’s certain is that custom crates fill a great need in a job that has specific and technical requirements for shipping.

The packaging and crate industry is one that requires experience. Crate Tech, Inc. brings 20 years of experience in the wooden crate industry to the table and is currently committed to “service beyond expectation.” Clients have been pleased with the service and products from Crate Tech for years and continue to be amazed by their commitment to excellence. Crate Tech now has 4 locations across the country, in Seattle, Wichita, Chicago, and now in Kingston, NC. To get in touch with Crate Tech today and get started with custom crates, give them a call at 253-872-6857!