A Passport For Export Shipments

A Passport For Export Shipments

You would never drop an envelope in the mailbox without the proper postage. Or expect your vehicle to pass inspection without a current registration sticker. But you might not know that a shipping crate won’t clear customs on arrival unless it sports a specific type...
The Secret to Super-Strong Shipping Crates

The Secret to Super-Strong Shipping Crates

What makes one shipping crate stronger than another? You might guess that it’s the thickness of the lumber or the size of the nails used to fasten the planks together. Starting with quality materials is always important, but two crates made with very similar materials...
What Your Packager Needs to Know

What Your Packager Needs to Know

Your weekly calendar reveals that you are scheduled to meet with an industrial packager on Friday to discuss how best to ship your new product overseas. Suddenly, you feel just like you did back in school when the teacher announced a pop quiz. You know that safely...
Steady As She Ships!

Steady As She Ships!

When you think of protective industrial packaging, you likely think of a sturdy wooden shipping crate supported from below by a hefty skid. There’s no question that the crate and skid are important elements of any successful shipment. But to see the real heroes of...
Game Plan for a Successful Shipment

Game Plan for a Successful Shipment

There’s no question about it. It’s nerve-wracking to send the product you have spent months designing, manufacturing, and calibrating out into the real world. Having done everything you can to create a perfect product, it’s natural to be nervous about the perils it...