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Certified Export Crates
IPPC stamped and ISPM-15 Compliant. Certified heat treated international shipping crates for overseas shipment.
Standard shipping crates that are used only for shipment within the United States
our Standard Crates | higher standards
As you can see, we prefer to build our shipping crates, strong. Failure is not an option. We want to see you come back for more, because our crates did their job, and looked good doing it.
Our Crate Walls
are made from 2x4’s, 2x6’s, and 1/2” plywood (min.)
Common Industry Practice: 1x4’s and 3/8” ply (lighter/cheaper)
Our crate Box Assemblies
are pre-drilled and screwed together, mostly with 4-inch screws as shown.
Common Industry Practice: Nailed or stapled (Faster/Easier)
Our Strong crate Decks
are made with : 1-1/2” thick 2x12 (as shown),
3/4” ply is our preferred minimum
Double 3/4” Ply (1-1/2” Thick) works great.
Depending on your load, the crate’s deck construction is probably the most critical decision made when designing a crate.
Make it strong = No worries.
Our crate runners
heavy duty 4x4 skid runners for fork lift and pallet truck access.
Common Industry Practice:
We don’t know WHAT they’re thinking sometimes!
It’s not much fun when you can’t also fit your pallet jack under the crate.
We stick with all of this because it works. The shipping process can be rough and unforgiving at times. It certainly helps to have a good, strong crate protecting your valuable goods.
Examples and uses
Medical Equipment Crates
Crates for Scientific Instruments
Crates for heavy metal parts
Crates for server racks
Crates for shafts and rolls
Crates for fabricated assemblies
Crates for storage
Cylinder crates with chocks/cradles
Knocked-down crates (that ship flat and you assemble)
Crates for conveyors and components
The Specialty Crate Factory Difference
Good, clean building materials & pride in our work.
Good materials + Good Work = Good Product
Good product + Good service = Good company to do business with.
(Seems kind of simple really.)
4-inch Screw Assembly
All major components of our industrial crates are pre-drilled and screwed instead of nailed. Its STRONG! It also gives you the ability to disassemble the crate to access your equipment on the crate’s base/skid.
Durable and good looking
Our crates present very well, they do their job and are always strong. No worries for us, or more importantly, you.
That's how we like it, and that’s what you pay for in a Specialty Crate Factory product. You will know that you made a good choice, as soon as you see one.
Why do we use 4-Inch screws almost exclusively?
Because it’s faster?…NO
Because it’s cheaper?…NO
Because it’s stronger?…IT SURE IS!
Screw assembling our crates is just a small part of what we do to make a better, stronger wooden shipping crate that always works.
heavy duty, Knocked-down (Flat)
crate kits Ready to assemble
(We can ship them to you, to your customer, or anywhere.)
A Knocked-down (KD) crate from Specialty Crate Factory is a user friendly crate, in a kit form. It ships flat, it's marked and pre-drilled for easy screw assembly, using 4-inch screws that we supply.
Advantages of a knocked-down crate:
Freight savings - (Especially when shipping multiple knocked-down crates)
Easily Load Your Item - Access the skid/pallet from all sides, making it much easier to bolt or tie down your item before assembling the crate box around it.
Easy Assembly - Best part. Our KD crate design really makes it easy for you to assemble in just minutes.
kd crates can be shipped anywhere.
here’s an example:
Let's say that you have a sensitive machine or electronics in Florida, that needs to be crated, and shipped to you. You want it to have an excellent crate to get it there, un-damaged.
We can send a good, strong, knocked-down crate to where your item is.
They load it, pack it, easily assemble the crate, and make it ready for shipment.
Our carrier (or yours) can pick it up and ship it back to you or wherever else it is needed. With no worries.
Contact us to get started…