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The Early Days of CDC Packaging

On the occasion of CDC Packaging’s 25th Anniversary, President Bob Cook, reflected on the company’s origin:

What do the letters CDC stand for?

It’s the first initials of the last names of the three guys who started the company. Eventually, the other two partners moved on to other ventures, but I kept the name because we had such a good reputation at […]

The Evolution of CDC Packaging

On the anniversary of CDC Packaging’s first 25 years in business, President Bob Cook, shared the story of the company’s evolution:

Is CDC a regional or national business?

Both! At least 80% of our customers are located in New England because the crating business tends to be regional. But we have cleanroom packaging customers from all over the country because it’s easy […]

What to Expect from a Mobile Packaging Team

If you have ever hired movers to pack up and relocate all your belongings to a new house, you know that it’s not quite as simple as welcoming them into your home on the day of the move and then heading out for a coffee while they take care of all of the heavy lifting.

The movers will seriously lighten your […]

Packaging for International Shipments

When you order crates and skids, you probably expect to provide details on the size, shape, and weight of your product. But knowing the final destination of your shipment is also vitally important to the people responsible for the packaging.

Just like it’s important for your industrial packagers to know whether your product is top-heavy or sensitive to moisture, being aware […]

Reduce Shipping Stress with a Mobile Packager

Does your manufacturing facility have an in-house packaging team? If not, your shipping routine probably involves either:

1) Pre-ordering custom crates that your employees can assemble at your location or

2) Transporting your finished product to an industrial packager’s site to be packed and shipped.

But there’s a third option that’s worth consideration: Having the packaging professionals come to you.

That might seem like […]

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 of stamp on the side panel.

Before allowing any crate to enter their country, customs officials will look for an IPPC ISPM-15 certification stamp. In […]

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 can have vastly different levels of durability. The trick is in the technique used to construct the crates.

The secret to building super-strong shipping crates? […]

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 transporting your product to the customer’s site is the critical final step of the manufacturing process. But packing and shipping […]

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 industrial packaging, you need to look inside the crate.

The shipping crate is like a shell […]

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 will face as it travels from your facility to your customer’s location.

But, as comforting as it might be, it would be impractical to attempt […]