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Crating Services

For 37 years, MSS Precision Crating has offered unparalleled services to our clients worldwide. Recognized as one of the top names in the industry, we offer customized crating services designed to cater to the specific needs and nuances of unique products. MSS clients can trust that our packaging and crating services adhere to a strict set of guidelines, ensuring that all products prepared for shipment arrive at their final destination safe and sound.

Recently, we were employed by a client from Bronx, NY to prepare a 1,000-pound baseball sculpture for shipping.

Challenge
For this project, MSS’s dedicated team of technicians was asked to design, build and pack a shipping crate for a one-of-a-kind 3D Pop Art sculpture. This sculpture was located in Brooklyn, NY and was to be sent to an All-Star baseball game being held at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, KS.

Description
The oversized nature of the piece, combined with its spherical shape, created a unique packing scenario. The immense sculpture weighed over 1,000 pounds and was designed by an internationally known 3D pop artist. The location in Brooklyn, NY was a small artist’s studio, and access to the sculpture was extremely difficult due to multiple factors, including lack of parking, the sculpture’s size and the entrance of the studio. In order for the crating to be accomplished, it was necessary for the sculpture to be very carefully removed from the studio. 

Planning
Standard practice for MSS technicians is to gain an understanding of the materials and mediums used to create any item being prepared for shipment. In doing so, we can tailor custom crating services for each client we work with. Therefore, in order to learn more about the sculpture, determine access issues and verify dimensions, MSS technicians visited the site in Brooklyn. 

Process
The MSS team designed and implemented a personalized scenario to safely remove the sculpture from the studio and place it on the crate base. Utilizing a series of specialized ramps, dollies, and straps, the figure was delicately moved through the studio, lowered down a set exterior stairs and placed on the crate base. A combination of moisture resistant polyethaline plastic, ventilated dolphin wrap, form fitting strata cell foam, and strategically placed foam-lined blocking enabled the sculpture to “float” in the crate, allowing for a damage-free transit to its final destination.

Results
Through on-site assessment and examination into the nature of the item, MSS engineered a custom crate for a one-ton sculpture to guarantee its safe journey from New York to Kansas City.

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