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Design and Construction

Discuss options and variations in design and construction techniques for all types of wood shipping crates, boxes and cases.

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Request For One-Time Design... - last post by benbosma

Bases, Skids and Support

Talk about how to support your load. Discuss size and placement of Headers, Runners and Load Bearing Members.

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What is a "fork lift suppor... - last post by Marcel

Packing, Blocking and Bracing

Disuss issues such as protection against shock and vibration as well as various methods of Load Stabilization.

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Strapping / Banding Machines - last post by jktobin08

Dangerous Goods / Haz-Mat

Discuss issues of packing hazardous materials and how to overcome potentially dangerous situations

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Eradication Time frame - last post by Marcel


Everything from basic nails, staples and adhesives to nuts-and-bolts, strapping and other load anchoring methods. Share information about alternate fasteners and methods.

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Installing Fasteners - last post by Denny Sullivan

Alternate Methods

Beyond wood and nails - discuss various ways to handle difficult or unusual shipping requirements including heavy equipment, off-center weight distribution or ways to overcome unique loading or shipping problems.

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Different serial numbers to... - last post by Hugo

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Sales and Marketing Techniques

Crates are a renewable resource - share the best ways to present wood containers against other products or just talk about the basics of how to market your company. Ask your questions, close your sales!

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Advise on what to charge... - last post by Marcel


Talk about species, prices and availability, lumber, large timbers, plywood, oriented stand board (OSB) or anything else grainy.

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Light white looking 4x6x 10... - last post by Marcel

ISPM 15 Inspection and Eradication

Talk about heat treatment, fumigation and difficult countries to ship to. How and when to use eradicated wood, and the best way to stay profitable while doing it

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Fumigation Banning - last post by New_Crater


Local, long-haul, intermodal and international. If you have a question about shipping and transportation, post it here.

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International Shipping - Se... - last post by MitchMambises

Rigging, Cranes and Helicopters

Getting large or heavy equipment into or out of difficult places. Ask the questions before you make the quote.

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Blocking & Bracing- alt... - last post by hardyfastener

Design Standards and Regulations

Discuss your interpretation and opinion of some of the standards and regulations including US Mil Spec, ASTM, BS 1133 ISPM 15 or anything else on paper.

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ASTM or Military Standards - last post by Administrator


Share ideas on how to keep your insurance cost to a minimum while getting the best coverage possible

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Working with Government

Don't get stuck in the red tape - Working with the United States government or any other sovereign country can be a challenge. Share experiences and ways to overcome the bureaucracy.

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U.S. Gov. jobs - last post by Administrator

Working with Corporations

Get the inside edge - Large businesses think different, buy differently and can make or break your company. Share your experiences with others or ask others how they overcame challenges.

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Coroporations, both large a... - last post by hardyfastener

Used Equipment and Surplus Materials

Have used wood boxes or crates to get rid of?Bought more timbers than you needed?Don't need that extra panel saw anymore?List them all here!

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Cutting a large quantity of... - last post by woodbender

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United Kingdom / Great Britain

The environment in the UK is different than the US. Cases vs. Boxes and British Standard 1133 is the counterpart to most every US box and crate standard.

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Introductions.... - last post by Gilmour

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