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Trust the Crating Experts at MSS

MSS is more than a trusted crating company. Our team of custom crating, shipping and relocation experts have deep roots in the community that date back to the early 1890s. As an industry leader, we strive to exceed the highest standards in commercial crating and relocation services. Our custom designed curriculum, MSS University, is a required educational program for all our technicians - providing skilled training, live service demonstrations, and ensuring our employees are knowledgable about the latest technology, materials, and construction methods. MSS provides protection for your products whether they are shipping domestically in the U.S. or internationally in IPPC ISPM-certified custom crates. 

We provide certified, comprehensive crating and packaging solutions to a diverse group of industries that need to relocate sensitive technology, large or bulky equipment, and uniquely shaped equipment and products, including: 

If you need a highly experienced crating company and personalized, dedicated service is important to you, work with MSS today!

Complete the form on this page or call us directly at 888-714-5541. Our experienced customer service team will contact you to learn more about your crating and relocation needs.

Humble Beginnings to International Shipping

When Patrick Hughes made the transatlantic journey with his family from Ireland to Philadelphia in the 1890s, he brought with him a plan to launch a piano moving company under the family name. The company blossomed into one of the largest piano moving companies on the East Coast, lasting for the next century. 

From the company’s success, a new business opportunity arose. Patrick’s nephew, Joe Hughes, started a general moving company and employed his eight nephews to work for him during their high school and college years. While in his first job after college at a nationwide van line, Patrick’s nephew, Tim created the concept of one single tradesman possessing all of the skills needed to serve the requirements of a relocating family. Based on this concept, Tim Hughes founded Movers Specialty Service out of his one bedroom apartment in 1978. Tim’s business flourished and soon served the entire Mid-Atlantic region. Tim knew he could grow the firm into a nationally recognized presence due to years of serving satisfied clients. Then in 1984, he announced that MSS would go nationwide.

MSS Today - Custom Crating Services 

Today, MSS serves businesses and corporations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, New York, and more, frequently offering international commercial crating and containerizing services. Our customers receive reliable expert packaging services to protect their valuable products, including: 

Proven Leader in the Crating Industry

During the 1990s, MSS celebrated continuous milestones, including a move to our current headquarters in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, as well as accolades as one of the Fastest Growing Companies in the Philadelphia region for two consecutive years. In 1997, Tim was elected as the first non-mover to the American Moving & Storage Association Board of Directors.

In the 2000s, MSS’s success only progressed even more. We were given the Service Provider of the Year award by the world’s largest relocation company, we launched our MSS University training programs, and we served our one-millionth client. MSS also was presented with the American Moving & Storage Association’s inaugural Summit Award for supplier excellence and was named winner of the Global Network Commitment to Excellence Platinum Award for its exceptional services.

In 2015, MSS was named in Philly’s 100 Top Workplaces for the sixth consecutive year. Learn more about our commercial crating and relocation company and how we have proved ourselves as a leader in the industry! 

Precision crating experts are ready to assist you with your next project!


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