Custom trade show crates | Re-usable crates.
Custom Crates Designed for you
Strong, re-usable and easy.
Re-usable trade show crates are designed and built to last multiple round trips.A trade show crate most often includes special features and hardware that make them stronger, faster and very user friendly.
Common features found in trade show crates include:
hand selected lumber | glued and screw assembly | hinged doors and lids | shelves | dividers | ramps | wheels | handles | tie-downs | foam | carpet lining and more.
Designed to fit your situation.
Built our way.
"Good morning Steve,
The crate arrived Tuesday as promised. We are extremely happy with the design.
We will be packing it today and it is shipping out to it's first show on Friday.
Again thank you very much.
(cUSTOMER EMAIL RE: The crate shown, received on 8/23/17)
Heavy-duty trade show crate with double doors
Easy strong and durable with wide open access.
Steel corners | 2x4 rub strips | Heavy duty hardware (lockable) | Glued & Screwed
Custom sizes available!
Large, top-loading trade show crate
with a hinged front half-panel and a divided interior.
This re-usable crate system was designed to protect large flat trade-show display components. Despite it's large size, and a deep, top-loading design, we engineered it with features that make it very user-friendly. (No tools required).
Really custom trade show booth crate
Designed by the customer. Upgraded by Specialty Crate Factory.
Customer requested features:
Removable cargo box (Piggy backs on top during shipping)
Removable lid with draw latch hardware (draw latches are used everywhere on this crate).
Small removable front panel for access to a mini fridge!
Small hinged panel on the bottom of one end panel.
Multiple divided compartments inside.
This interesting design was submitted by the customer, who knew exactly what they wanted and designed this system to stay right in their booth to make life easier at the show.
We upgraded the design to our heavy duty construction and this is what came out.
What a great design! What can we build for you?
More Custom re-usable Crate ideas for you
Below, you will see some of the many, many different reusable crate configurations and options that are available. Or contact us, and we can design wood crates that are specially suited to your needs.
Flat "counter top" crates on wheels
Mobile, Re-usable shipping crates with smooth, flat lids at "transaction height", that can double as counter tops in your trade show booth. OR use them in your shop as a wheeled/workbench/storage cart..thing. Use in your garage at home, to make the most of your space. Combine them to make a longer surface. Lots of uses!
Hinged lids with Hinged half-panel
These convenient trade show crates feature a piano-hinged lid with a hinged front, half-panel (Bottom fixed), which grants easier access to the bottom of a deep crate. Secured by draw-latches with no removable panels, and no tools required, they're very user friendly. Add wheels for even more convenience? Sure!
heavy duty with removable lid
AVAILABLE IN ANY SIZE, this top-loading re-usable crate, can be used for trade show displays or shipping multiple round trips. They feature a removable lid secured with draw-latches. No tools required. Easy.
Look at this thing. With protection like that...No worries.
Top Loading Flat Crate
This reusable crate could be used for so many things.
Tell us what size will work for you, and we will design a custom solution.
Divided interior? Sure! Carpet? Foam interior? Ok!
Tall crate with a hinged door
A tall reusable crate featuring a hinged door with heavy duty, hinges, and slide-bolt locking hardware. Add a ramp for your wheeled machine, server rack or medical equipment? Sure! Shelf above that with some carpet on it? Sure!
What could you use this crate for?
crate with hinged ramp that doubles as the door! brilliant!
No, we didn't invent the concept. But we do make it look good :)
mix and match
You decide. Or we can determine and suggest the best product for your situation.
Re-usable industrial Utility Crates
Not just for the trade show circuit
A re-usable crate can also be a durable container used every day for shipping between facilities. A crate to shuttle parts to a machine shop vendor to re-work and send back, or ship something out to the coating shop to finish and return it, undamaged. Use them to catch small parts as they are output from a machine...
NEED MORE IDEAS for your crates?
Below are more photo examples of many different types of re-usable crates.
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big crate vs two smaller crates
Putting it all in one big crate vs. two smaller ones, is not always less expensive or more practical.
You may have some very large items and will need a big crate. However, IF it isn't necessary, we say; don't put it all in one.
Here are a few pointers to help you decide what is best for your situation.
1. Over sized dimensions = Higher Freight Charges.
Optimize dimensions when able Meaning re-configure your dimensions for better shipping rates.
A pallet space on a truck, etc. is 48" x 48" (The size of a large, standard-sized pallet).
So a crate that is 80"L x 52"W x 48"H takes up, technically, 4 pallet spaces on a truck, and may fetch a higher shipping rate than if you reduced the width to two pallet spaces.
Like this example:
Same volume, smaller foot-print: 80"L x 48"W x 52"H =
(The freight carrier can now put another paying customer's pallets next to yours, and you both save money!)
(This is something that we will usually recommend to you when we design the crate)
3. HUGE crates may look really tough, but they may receive more damage from abuse and mishandling.
A huge re-usable crate gets pretty heavy! Which isn't a problem if they're always handled properly...(yeah right).
THE FORKLIFT: Is the destroyer of huge expensive, HEAVY trade show crates.
Some fork lift operators hastily push, turn and maneuver (shove/crash) crates wherever they want them, with their pointy little metal tines, in places that they shouldn't. Like the crate corners or sides. Again, usually not an issue for a well-built crate, like ours.
However, a Huge crate is HEAVY. So It doesn't want to move when pushed. So the forklifts wound and cut away, or even puncture the crate one hit at a time. After just a season, your huge, expensive crate that you just bought (even a well built one, like ours) might look like it should be replaced sooner than you want..
Whenever possible, divide into two smaller crates instead of one, huge, heavy, more expensive one.
They will last longer, save you money on shipping, and be a whole lot easier for the shipper and the fork lift operators to deal with.
Or just have us regularly repair/rebuild them for you.
That works for us also :)
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