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Shipping Methods: Custom Wooden Crates

Sometimes the items you are looking to ship are either too large or too small. The standard “one size fits all” shipping box has slowly become a method of the past. The crate experts over at Crate Tech have determined that custom wooden crates are the best way to go for shipping virtually anything you need! Custom wooden crates provide a way for you to safely store and ship items that traditional packaging techniques cannot accomplish. Take a look at this list that we have compiled that displays the benefits you can take advantage of when using custom wooden crates for shipping your items.


Why Use Custom Wooden Crates for Shipping?


Worry Less About Size

One of the perks about custom wooden crates is that they can be built around just about any item that is in need of shipping. In order to meet customer’s specific needs, it is important that a crate can be built for any specification required. Crate Tech prides themselves on being able to meet any crating need desired from a customer.


Safe & Secure

The beauty of custom wooden crates is that they ensure the protection of your item during transportation. To restrict any movement and reduce minor damages, the crates are built around whatever it is you may be shipping. This guarantees quality protection because your valuables will have a snug fit in the crate.


Reuse of Materials

If you’re a DIY type of person, or simply just enjoy recycling and reusing products then custom wooden crates are perfect for you. Once your item is safely transported, it is easy to break your custom crate down and reuse the material. In the past, we have seen customers reuse their custom wooden crates to create bookshelves, desks or even additional storage crates!


In Need of a Custom Wooden Crate?

Crate Tech is here to serve all of your custom crate needs! Committed to “service beyond expectation,” our craftsmen have been building wooden crates for over 20 years. We are constantly meeting the needs of our customers by being able to take on jobs of any size. The benefits of using custom wooden crates to transport your items outweigh other traditional methods of shipping such as the use of pallets. If you’re located in Seattle, Wichita, Chicago or Kingston, NC and are in need of a custom wooden crate then get in touch with Crate Tech today! Give us a call at 253-872-6857 to see what how we can be of service to you!

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The Best Crates for Shipping

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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!

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What Are the Benefits of On-Site Packaging?

These days, there are many objects and products that need to be shipped for businesses and companies, both worldwide and here in the United States. Here at Crate Tech, packaging is the specialty. But an option that not everyone is aware of is the on-site packaging. Crate Tech is able to ensure that property is kept safe by not moving it, as well as come and package items that are simply too big to be moved to a Crate Tech location where they can be packaged. That’s great news for those with large items that are needing to ship them for their business. Whether one is manufacturing airplanes, motorcycles, or the propellers for a cruise ship, Crate Tech has the tools to get anything package and ready to ship.

Pros of On-Site Packaging


The shipping and packaging specialists at Crate Tech are able to crate and package items and materials on site so that they do not need to be transported to another location. Freight, shipping, and packaging are each made easier when the service is brought to your location.

Convenience and Efficiency

Crating and Packaging on-site is much more convenient than having to go to the location of a packaging service to have materials shipped for transport. When running a business there are many items that need the attention of the employees. In many cases it is more efficient to have Crate Tech come to the location and do on site packaging right then and there.

Vacuum Sealing

Some items should not be exposed to increased moisture. To prevent oxidization and the growth of unwanted fungi or aerobic bacteria, a great idea could be to have the item vacuum sealed. Vacuum sealing Is helpful because it makes sure that no air or moisture gets in or out of the packaging.

Heat Shrink Wrap

Another way to protect an item being shipped from the elements is to have Crate Tech heat shrink wrap the item. The nature of shrink wrapping allows it to be something that can easily be done on-site. Large items can be shrink wrapped to protect them from weather and the outside world, and smaller items can also be shrink wrapped to group them together safely and securely and prevent shifting during transit.

These are just a few of the many benefits of having Crate Tech handle the crate and packaging needs on-site, rather than attempting to transport a large item to one of the locations. Shipping and freight can be a hassle, and many times the best answer is on-site shipping. Have Crate Tech come out and assist in the Midwest, including Chicago, Kansas, and even the Pacific Northwest including Seattle and Kent. Crate Tech can be reached today at (253) 872-6857!

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