CUSTOM SKIDS AND PALLETS FOR THE UPPER MIDWEST
PRACTICAL PACKAGING SOLUTIONS AT A FRACTION OF THE COST
Not all items require a shipping crate, but everything must be palletized. One money-saving strategy recommended by Midwest Crating Unlimited is to package your products onto pallets or heavy-duty skids using a Dura-Skrim® protective wrapping. For some items, this is all the packaging you will need.
A standard pallet is made with 2×4 runners slatted with 1×4 planks, and is well-suited to transport most loads up to 500 lbs.
These are heavy-duty pallets made with 4×4 runners and 2×6 deck boards, with 4-way forklift access. Custom skids can be fabricated to any size from 2×2 feet to 20 x 10 feet, and can bear multiple tons of weight without a hitch. Customized skids not only meet the practically universal requirement that everything shipped is palletized, but they also make it easier to load and unload heavy and awkwardly shaped cargo such as industrial and farm equipment. They also simplify the transport of these heavy goods upon arrival at their destination.
Midwest Crating Unlimited always uses heat-treated and ISPM-15 compliant wood for our pallets and custom skids.