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Commercial Crating Services

Crating, when done well, is a skill. But crating, skidding, and shipping large machines (and sometimes full production lines) is an absolute art. It’s an art that few companies can do, much less do well. D&R Riggers & Movers provides a full range of commercial crating services for moving or relocation. It took us 60+ years to get as good as we are. We’re always ready to bring our crating skills, knowledge, and creativity to businesses of all kinds.

Custom Crating & Skidding

D&R Riggers & Movers specializes in custom crating and skidding for everything from single machines to full production lines. Since 1955 we’ve been skidding, packaging, and crating just about everything in sight in the rigging, industrial, and commercial industries. As a commercial mover, D&R is intimately familiar with specialized equipment of all kinds. With more than 60 years of experience in skidding and crate fabrication, we have the knowledge and expertise to get your crating job done.

Quality Construction Throughout

You can be confident when you choose D&R Riggers & Movers for your crating and skidding goals. We use 100% kiln-dried, HT (heat treated) lumber per the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) with ISPM 15 Certification. We build full crates rather than slatted crates, and the walls and tops of the crates are always constructed with 2×4’s along with ½” or ¾” plywood. Decking is a rugged 2×8 construction instead of plywood, and runners are 4×4s, 4×6s, or 6×6s, and made of hardwood or softwood, depending on the application. If you have super-heavy pieces, we can fabricate steel reinforced crates to handle them.

Specialized Crating and Skidding Services

With our ability and expertise in crating and skidding, we can build over-sized crates and shipping containers for larger equipment. We use Mylar protective barrier bags with desiccant packs to seal out moisture, light, insects, and oxygen. You don’t need to worry about your machines or equipment getting wet or rusted during ocean transportation. We can provide specialties per your specs: monitoring devices and anti-shock skids. Take a look at our crating case histories to see examples of some of the crates we’ve built.

Crate Right on Your Property?

Do you have assets that, for one reason or another, need to be crated on your property? We’ll bring the crate and skidding services to you. We can crate on site. Or bring custom, made-to-fit, prefabricated crates right to your facility. Or, if you prefer, our machine riggers can load your items and transport them to our facility for in-house crating and skidding.  D&R Riggers & Movers also can handle all of your crate shipping needs, both domestic and international.

Nothing is Too Difficult for D&R

Do you have pieces that appear difficult to crate? Rest assured, we can crate it. Give us a call today and we’ll arrange for you to have a free onsite survey with our crating and skidding experts who will provide you with an accurate crating plan suited to your budget and goals.

Call us at 800-258-1053 or click here to schedule a free, no obligation estimate.

Crate Shipping Services

If you are looking for crate shipping services, your search is over. D&R Riggers & Movers provides crate shipping services. Yes, the same D&R that builds, crates and skids will gladly ship your crates all over the United States and the world. We have decades of experience shipping them. We’re always on time.

A Deep Level of Experience

Whether you have single- or multi-component machinery, sophisticated machinery, full production lines, over-sized machines or equipment, sensitive electronics, or anything else, call us today. We’ve done it all. We’ll build the crates and ship them where you need them to go.

Smart Enough to Do Shipping Right

Our in-house crate building, handling, loading, and shipping services are of the highest standard and conform to domestic and international crate shipping guidelines. When it comes to domestic and international shipping we do the homework for you so you don’t have to. We are able to custom build crates to fit any machine or item, and we ensure safe and proper crating and skidding, loading and shipping services.

Domestic Shipping with Several Hauling Options

D&R Riggers & Movers offers domestic crate shipping services with several hauling options, including flatbeds, single- or double-drop trailers, and lift gate trucks. We can provide 48’ and 53’ air ride straight floor freight vans. We also offer expedited ground or air freight services for your time-sensitive shipments. Need climate control for temperature sensitive items? We can set that up. Need crane service for crating or loading? We have you covered with crane capacities ranging from 40 to 365 tons.

Let’s Talk About International Shipping

Need it? Give us a call. We’ll create a crate shipping service plan suitable to your requirements and specifications, then ship your crates overseas where you want them. We offer delivery options by ocean and air: door-to-door, door-to-port, port-to-port.

Crating. Shipping. Everything.

D&R Riggers & Movers is a full-service machine-crating and crate shipping company. The services that we offer will get you exactly what you’re looking for: a dependable crating and crate shipping service that is safe, compliant, reliable, and performed properly. Oh, and by the way — If you require warehouse storage, we can provide that, as well.

“I’ve used D&R for our crating needs for more than a decade, from having items picked up and crated at their warehouse to having the pre-cut crate components dropped at our dock for assembly. The work is always done in an efficient and timely manner. I would recommend them to anyone.” -M.M., Nashua, NH