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On-Site Crating

For most of our customers’ needs, we’re able to build their custom wood crates at our facility and then deliver the completed crate. However, when dealing with especially large or heavy machinery, conducting the building and crating process at their facility may be preferable. For these scenarios, we offer an on-site crating service, bringing our tools, lumber, and experienced technicians to you.

As with all of our wood crates, our on-site crates are designed to offer the best protection from impacts and general wear and tear during transportation, whether it’s across town or across borders. All of our lumber is ISPM-15 certified and stamped for international export.

Our experienced design team will work with you to ensure our crates meet your needs and we have partnerships with millwrights in the area to assist in moving or disassembling equipment if needed. Whether it’s just one large piece of equipment or a dozen oversized machines on a production line, our team has you covered.

We regularly crate machinery that is 70,000+ lbs and oversized in every dimension. So no matter what size machine you have, our team is more than capable of building a custom crate for it.

BENEFITS OF ON-SITE CRATING

On-site crating is ideal for situations that involve oversized, heavy, or especially complex machinery. It is also a great option for companies who need to move machinery or clear floor-space quickly.

International

Marked for international export with ISPM-15 stamps, our crates are built to global shipping standards and allow your products to move across borders with no additional headache.

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International

Marked for international export with ISPM-15 stamps, our crates are built to global shipping standards and allow your products to move across borders with no additional headache.

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Large-Scale

Trusted to protect everything from handheld devices to oversized machinery weighing 70,000+ lbs, wood crates have the highest load-bearing capacity of any packaging product and are uniquely suited to house your largest equipment.

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Streamlined Logistics

By assembling your crates on-site, we can ensure a perfect fit and prepare your equipment for transport directly from your facility.

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One-Size-Fits-One

Designed specifically for your equipment specs and use cases, our wood crate designs are as unique and diverse as your products are.

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Slat Walls

Slat walls is a great option if you are trying to save on weight or would like to easily view your equipment inside the crate.

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Waterproof Bagging

All crates can include sealing the machine in a water and air tight barrier bag with desiccant inside to ensure maximum moisture and rust protection.

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International
International
Large-Scale
Streamlined Logistics
One-Size-Fits-One
Slat Walls
Waterproof Bagging

International

Marked for international export with ISPM-15 stamps, our crates are built to global shipping standards and allow your products to move across borders with no additional headache.

Request a Quote

International

Marked for international export with ISPM-15 stamps, our crates are built to global shipping standards and allow your products to move across borders with no additional headache.

Request a Quote

Large-Scale

Trusted to protect everything from handheld devices to oversized machinery weighing 70,000+ lbs, wood crates have the highest load-bearing capacity of any packaging product and are uniquely suited to house your largest equipment.

Request a Quote

Streamlined Logistics

By assembling your crates on-site, we can ensure a perfect fit and prepare your equipment for transport directly from your facility.

Request a Quote

One-Size-Fits-One

Designed specifically for your equipment specs and use cases, our wood crate designs are as unique and diverse as your products are.

Request a Quote

Slat Walls

Slat walls is a great option if you are trying to save on weight or would like to easily view your equipment inside the crate.

Request a Quote

Waterproof Bagging

All crates can include sealing the machine in a water and air tight barrier bag with desiccant inside to ensure maximum moisture and rust protection.

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ON-SITE CRATING PROCESS

Our production approach combines our expertise in design and manufacturing with our commitment to exceeding your expectations. Our wood crates protect your valuable equipment and other investments, saving on replacement costs due to damage over the long term. Here’s an overview of our on-site crate manufacturing process that continues to provide customer satisfaction.

  1. Consultation
  2. First, we gather critical information from you, such as:

    • Equipment measurements via sample products, drawings, 3D models, or an in-person visit
    • Equipment details, such as the level of sensitivity
    • Crate use details, including how and where crates will be used, loading and unloading requirements, etc.
    • Additional design or functionality requests
  3. Crate Design and Scheduling
  4. Based on the information from our consultation, we provide a complimentary design of your wood crate(s), along with any ramps, latches, or custom foam inserts / cutouts. We also provide you with an up-front quote for the job to avoid any surprises and confirm it’s within your budget considerations.

    After reviewing and confirming the design with you, we finalize the plans and schedule our on-site visit. Depending on the size and number of machines, available floor space, and on-site tools, the crating process could take as little as 4 hours or longer than a week. We work collaboratively with you to find the most convenient and efficient schedule so as not to interfere with your ongoing operations.

  5. Construction
  6. Once the logistics have been finalized and it’s time to build, our team of experienced technicians will report to your facility to begin crating. With tools, lumber, and a team of designers supporting construction, we work efficiently to execute the approved designs and are equipped to make late modifications if needed.

    Once the crating is complete, we pack up and transport all tools, lumber, and scrap materials as part of our commitment to leave your facility cleaner than we found it.

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INDUSTRY EXAMPLES

For more than three decades, we’ve built large wood crates on-site for a variety of industries, protecting the largest and most valuable equipment during transit:

Advanced Manufacturing

Large manufacturing equipment and machinery.

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INDUSTRY

Advanced Manufacturing

Large manufacturing equipment and machinery.

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INDUSTRY

Aerospace

Engines and engine components, spare parts.

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INDUSTRY

Electronics

Power generation devices, large research equipment systems.

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INDUSTRY

Medical

Large, specialized medical equipment.

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INDUSTRY

Nuclear

Large-scale radiation detection systems.

INDUSTRY

Research

Robotics, measuring and testing systems.

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INDUSTRY

Sensing

Cargo-sized scanning and vision systems.

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Manufacturing
Industry Aerospace Onsite
On-site Crating
On-site Crating
Nuclear
Research
Sensing

Manufacturing

Large manufacturing equipment and machinery.

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Manufacturing

Large manufacturing equipment and machinery.

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Industry Aerospace Onsite

Engines and engine components, spare parts.

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On-site Crating

Power generation devices, large research equipment systems.

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On-site Crating

Large, specialized medical equipment.

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Nuclear

Large-scale radiation detection systems.

Research

Robotics, measuring and testing systems.

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Sensing

Cargo-sized scanning and vision systems.

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ON-SITE CRATING BY VOLUNTEER CASE & CONTAINER

At Volunteer Case & Container, we are committed to delivering the superior quality your equipment deserves at the competitive prices you need. With an experienced design team, decades of practice, industry-leading two-week turnaround times, and no fees for designing your custom crate, we aim to be seen as true partners with you – working collaboratively to identify the best solution for your protective packaging needs.

Contact us or request a quote today to discuss your specific needs. You can also call us at (865) 481-3801 to learn more about our custom crates and other products.

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