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We’re uniquely qualified to offer custom industrial crating and product packaging to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and aftermarket customers in every major U.S. market. Our crates are IPPC ISPM-certified, which enables us to satisfy stringent international shipping requirements. Approaching each project with a fresh perspective, our crating experts provide complimentary pre-work on-site consultations to analyze and discuss our recommended approach.

CRATING & PACKAGING SERVICES

All services include a free on-site or virtual consultation.

INDUSTRIAL CRATING

Our crating specialists methodically study each project’s specific requirements, blending proven construction techniques with the most current technology in both materials and methods. We don’t just build crates; we provide customized protection.

Aerospace, Automation, Laboratories, Machinery, Medical, Pharmaceuticals, Technology

PALLETIZING AND SKIDDING

A complete crating solution is not always the best or most practical approach, particularly if the item in question must be prepped for equipment handling. We offer heavy duty skidding services, using properly sized timbers and hardware to enable easy forklift access. In addition to the logistical benefits, this option can yield considerable cost savings when compared to complete crating. 

VAPOR BARRIER & WEATHER SHIELD

Crating alone may not provide sufficient protection for items transported overseas as salt air and humidity can wreak havoc on exposed metal and sensitive electronics.

Vapor Barrier

In order to minimize the risk of corrosion, our specialists utilize a technique to vacuum seal the item using a Mylar bag (or poly-foil bag) with appropriate levels of moisture-absorbing materials (i.e. desiccant). MSS fabricates and installs these custom Mylar bags which provide additional protection from the elements.  

Weather Shield

Our experts also fabricate and install weather shield shrink wrap to maintain a complete form-fitted barrier from all the elements. The wrap’s UV inhibitor minimizes fading and damage from the sun. 

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ART/COLLECTIBLES

Our experts are trained to handle all mediums of artwork. We utilize industry-specific packing materials to gently secure and protect fragile and valuable works of art, from private residential settings to commercial or public ones. Examples of our service offerings include paintings, sculptures, mosaics, sketches, tapestries, and statues.

In addition to high value artwork and paintings, MSS provides Packaging Services for family heirlooms that require protection during transport or while in storage. Our precision craftsmanship ensures a perfect fit, with clean, secure crates custom built either on-site at a residence or business or at our warehouse prior to arrival. IPPCstamped for export according to ISPM15 regulations, our crates are properly certified for international shipping. 

ASTM & MIL-SPEC CRATING

Our crating specialists are seasoned professionals when it comes to building government and military crate designs. Send us your ASTM or Mil Spec information and we will custom build crates and pallets to meet exact specifications.

ASTM

American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM International) standards are defined by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ASTM develops the most current standards for the Transport Packaging industry including packaging materials and packing methods for domestic and international shipments. 

Mil-Spec

Mil-Spec, or ‘military specifications,’ crating is used to describe the physical and/or operational characteristics of a product that ensure it meets particular requirements. Many Mil-Spec crates cover federal requirements for shipping crates, boxes, and containers used for domestic and overseas shipping of various products, materials, and supplies.  

CONTAINER LOADING, BLOCKING, AND BRACING

With ocean shipping, containerized goods are subject to the same forces of pitch and yaw to which the ocean-going vessel is exposed. The higher a container sits on the vessel deck, the more vulnerable it is in stormy seas. Our expert blocking and bracing methods reduce the risk of cargo damage during transit. Whether it be machinery, vehicles, electronics, or any other non-bulk loads that require shipment, our crews have the expertise to prepare and protect the items for load, lash, block, and brace.  

RIGGING

Oversized loads and heavy equipment often require Rigging Services to safely and efficiently lift, move and transport, position, and pull using hoists and pulleys. Our Rigging specialists have the knowledge and experience to handle a variety of heavy machinery, household goods items (statues, etc.), equipment, and other cumbersome items.

FOAM FABRICATION

Custom foam packaging and cushioning solutions for aviation, medical and electronics applications including custom foam trappings, foam lined cases, crates, and skids, design of custom molded cushions, and ISTA testing.

FACILITY RELOCATION CONSULTS

Our professionals provide thorough consultations to determine the best and most economical way to protect equipment during your small or large scale industrial plant, laboratory, warehouse, or facility relocation. From full service export crating and packaging to load planning/container layout, our specialized services prepare equipment for safe transport during shipment and/or while kept in storage.

Have a question? Need a quote?

I have used MSS Crating three times in the past two months to package sensitive production test stands and manufacturing machinery for international shipping. Very knowledgeable, on time and easy to work with. First class service.

- John Lyons
Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Ametek

Excellent Service! MSS does all of my company's overseas shipments. Don, Roger, and Kevin make sure our overseas shipments go as smoothly as possible.

- Dustin Turner
Procurement Specialist, Loomis

I have worked with the team at MSS for years as a partner when coordinating complex shipping and logistics projects for customers all over the country. Their knowledge, service, and capabilities are unmatched and the reason why I will continue to utilize their services in the future.

- Adam Emerson
Director National Account Management, XPO Logistics

MSS does all of our packaging of custom machinery (international and domestic). They are simply the best!

- Linda Smith
Manager, Loomis

These guys are awesome! Don is a precision guy who always gets the job done right the first time!! Thanks again for all of your efforts. My piece was installed perfectly!

- Jonathan Mandell
Independent Fine Artist

Thanks again for all the help that you and the MSS team provided! Everyone was extremely professional, and it was a pleasure working with all of you!

- Maria Sibio
Manager, Purchasing Graphics, AGFA

It is with great pleasure that I recommend MSS. Not only did MSS handle this job without incident, but they did so with an easy professionalism which made the entire process more manageable. I look forward to working with MSS on future projects involving our art and other valuable collections.

- John J. Meko, Jr.
Executive Director, The Abraham Lincoln Foundation of the Union League of Philadelphia
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My most important role is leading and motivating the customer service staff to ensure we are collectively providing the best possible service to our customers. I have found working at MSS to be incredibly satisfying and rewarding. The combination of the leadership, employees, and the core values creates a work environment that is both challenging and transforming. You become a part of this amazing and wonderful endeavor - and you grow tremendously in the process.

- Laura O.
Director, Customer Service
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I have been with MSS for 30 years. The most satisfaction I get are the challenges we face from time to time. When going to a customer’s home after their relocation, we put their life back together no matter the circumstance. I also enjoy when the children of the family ask how quickly the swing set can be assembled. That is what it is all about - getting the job done no matter what and making a positive impact on the family. What can I say? Our company is an awesome place to work and grow and always feel appreciated.

- Jim P.
Lead Residential Assembly Technician
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The benefits at MSS are tremendous. Free ice cream on Fridays, holiday celebrations, Managers ‘Thank You’ Picnic, and end-of-season toast, and not to mention - a generous 401(k) employer match, profit sharing, and private investment consulting. I can't imagine any other company supports their people better than MSS.

- Josh F.
Director, Compliance & Supplier Management
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I consider myself privileged to be part of the MSS Team. Under Tim Hughes' leadership and sound business strategy, the company has continually grown. He has been successful in instilling a strong culture and good business practice, as well as high moral and ethical values in his employees. MSS also demonstrates agility & adaptability to suit the needs of our customers. We are truly engaged and view them as partners. MSS takes very good care of their employees from an excellent benefits package including profit sharing right down to the Employee Appreciation program that rewards us with countless events throughout the year.

- Catherine L.
Customer Service Manager

THE PRECISION DIFFERENCE

  • Innovative Equipment: Our investments in automated, efficient equipment allows us to pass cost-savings down to our clients.
  • Fully-Equipped Service Vehicles: We’re prepared for changes and add-ons with a rolling stock of lumber and supplies.
  • Diverse Offerings: From heavy machinery to delicate, fragile items, we pack and service it all.
  • Administrative Technology: Our proprietary app captures crate/job information, signatures, and photos from the job site which is immediately accessible by our clients.

OUR NETWORK OF EXPERTS

  • Our Crew: Background-checked, uniformed, and experienced industrial packaging specialists
  • Problem-Solvers: Our job goes beyond the packaging process. We take every detail into consideration when determining our approach.
  • Industry Alliances: Our relationships allow us to extend our offerings (custom engineered foam solutions, rigging/cranes, and other heavy-duty equipment, etc.)
  • Nationwide Reach: We serve many metro areas like Philadelphia/Delaware Valley, New York, Atlanta, Houston, and Los Angeles — Don’t see yours listed? Contact us anyway!

THE PRECISION DIFFERENCE

  • Innovative Equipment: Our investments in automated, efficient equipment allows us to pass cost-savings down to our clients.
  • Fully-Equipped Service Vehicles: We’re prepared for changes and add-ons with a rolling stock of lumber and supplies.
  • Diverse Offerings: From heavy machinery to delicate, fragile items, we pack and service it all.
  • Administrative Technology: Our proprietary app captures crate/job information, signatures, and photos from the job site which is immediately accessible by our clients.

OUR NETWORK OF EXPERTS

  • Our Crew: Background-checked, uniformed, and experienced industrial packaging specialists
  • Problem-Solvers: Our job goes beyond the packaging process. We take every detail into consideration when determining our approach.
  • Industry Alliances: Our relationships allow us to extend our offerings (custom engineered foam solutions, rigging/cranes and other heavy-duty equipment, etc.)
  • Nationwide Reach: We serve many metro areas like Philadelphia/Delaware Valley, New York, Atlanta, Houston, and Los Angeles — Don’t see yours listed? Contact us anyway!

CLIENTS & AFFILIATIONS

MEET OUR TEAM

Don Hughes

Supervisor

Kevin Quinlan

Supervisor

Roger Stone

Sales

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