Tri-State Crating offers a wide variety of products to meet your shipping needs. Here is what we will to take into consideration to design what you need: Dimension & weight of product, pick up & delivery location, how is it shipping (via truck, plane, ship, rail) as well as will it be one time use or reusable? We will work with you and your associates to make sure it’s exactly what you’re looking for.
Boxes, Crates, Cases
All wooden boxes and crates can be delivered to you assembled or knocked down, made for domestic or export use. All can be painted, stenciled, bar coded, and/or silk screened. We can make it for one time use or fully reusable. We can also add custom foam, bracing, saddles, waterproof paper, vacuum sealing, whatever you may need to make sure your item arrives at the destination safely. We can even add hardware so there are no tools necessary to open or close the crate!
Cleated Plywood Box
This box is made of plywood with exterior cleats, which serve as a frame for the outside of the crate. The box can be built from ¼” up to 1” plywood walls with 1×4”, 2×4” or larger cleating if required. You can tell us which side and/or top you’d like removable with screws for easy loading. Can be made any size and almost any shape you may need.
Reusable Cleated Box with Klimps
This box can be made of plywood or flakeboard as described above. Panels are held together with custom sized wire klimps, which are designed to make the box come apart without nails or screws. Skid mates (aka plastic shipping donuts) are added under the base of the box for shock absorbency. Special labels are added to alert you and your customer of any damage, due to mishandling during transit.
Knocked Down or Shook Box
This box is collapsible and easy to assemble in just a few minutes. It’s a great option for customers with a smaller warehouse space or just to save room at your facility. You can put the boxes together as you need them and then knock them down flat after each use. All of this done can be done without tools since hardware is built into the box for you.
Military specified crating is not only for the military. Many organizations are now looking for the durability and performance which comes with a military grade DoD specification. We can help you with all MIL-STD/SPEC and ASTM standards. We’ve helped every branch of the government with their packaging needs as well as their commercial counterparts. Send us your ASTM or MIL spec so we can get the requirements ready for you.
Trade Show Box
This box is heavy duty, reusable, and can be made as custom as you need it to be. These require additional planning to design the interior and exterior to your needs and liking. We will design the box with you, so your product is protected, safe during transit, and be super convenient for you to load/unload. See our customization page for more information & examples.
Crate, Open Slatted
This crate is less costly than a fully enclosed box. It offers just enough protection when full crating is not required and allows visual inspection of your product. Items can be protected with foam, bubble pack, and wooden bracing. Shipping your product this way will lower your overall cost.
Pallets, Bases, Skids
All wooden pallets, bases, and skids can be made for domestic or international export. All can be painted, stenciled, and/or bar coded. We can make it for one time use or reusable. This is an affordable option for shipping when full crating is not required. They are also great to move product inside your warehouse or use them for storage.
This is your standard shipping pallet. We can make it any size or spec you need. Pallets can be made of hardwood, softwood, and combination of both. Just let us know what size and weight capacity it needs to hold. All sizes available new, while some sizes can be reconditioned. Small quantities and truckload orders welcome.
Bases & Skids
This is a shipping platform which can hold up to 20,000 lbs. We can design it as light or heavy duty as you need it to be. The custom sized base can be made of softwood and/or hardwood, both nailed and bolted together. Many options can be added to customize your shipping platform. See our customization page for more information & examples.
Shock Absorbent Bases
This shipping platform is made of plywood and foam for the most delicate loads such as electronics. Various weight capacities are available. Adding a shock absorbent base will protect your product from shock and vibration during shipping. You can ship the base as is or add it to your crate for even more protection.
Other: Fiber Trunk Case, Packaging Materials, Crate Accessories
With all our custom crates and boxes, we can offer you a large variety of packaging materials and accessories to assure customer satisfaction and safe shipment of your cargo.
Fiber Trunk Case
This case is durable, light weight, and has reinforced corners. Both exterior and interior are fully custom and can be adjusted to fit your product. The interior is foam lined, with or without compartments and dividers at your request. It’s ideal for instruments, trade show displays, medical equipment, glassware, and computers to name a few. Handles, straps, and casters can be added.