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Custom crating solutions for

Dallas – Fort Worth – North Texas and Beyond

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Building on a nearly 23-year success story, Freight Crafters and RSI Crating and Packaging are now DFW Crating and Packaging. Freight Crafters, Inc. was established in 2001, serving clients throughout Dallas – Fort Worth metroplex and all over the world. In 2019, we acquired RSI, Inc. – a company that had been providing similar services to its customers for over 30 years. By taking advantage of complementary core competencies, DFW Crating and Packaging gained a firm leadership position in the marketplace. We can proudly say that DFW Crating and Packaging has the experience, expertise, and capacity for creating ALL types of custom packaging solutions for any industry, no matter the complexity.

Currently, we serve companies specializing in aerospace, energy generation, oil and gas, medical, defense, advertising, furniture building, high-tech, 3-D printing, food processing, automotive, mining equipment, heavy industrial machinery, etc. Our company’s custom-engineered crating solutions will protect your products whether they are shipped via truck, train, sea, air, or if you need a long-term storage solution. As we developed our core staff, we purposefully sought out people with established experience, and they have remained with us for years.  Some team members have been building custom crates and packaging solutions for over 30 years!

Industrial Applications and Experience

Images on this page demonstrate only a small sample of the multitude of industries we serve. These pictures were chosen with a specific purpose to illustrate the complexity of the engineering challenges we solve. Components for aviation, automotive, offshore drilling, turbine power generation, and other manufacturing applications often cost hundreds of thousands to produce, while complex instruments may cost millions. DFW Crating and Packaging has the expertise to prepare these items for shipment, which means a healthy bottom line for your business.

Our packaging solutions and custom crates are designed for your product and built with safety in mind. Our engineers study each product we crate to build in safeguards against damage during transportation: center of gravity movement, moisture barriers (if needed), minimization of crate bowing, enhancements for reusability, show crates, etc. We use advanced CAD software in our design process that allows us to demonstrate exactly how your component will be packaged and supported throughout the shipping process. Moreover, we digitally store all crate and pallet drawings to ensure precise repeatability of the process in the future. Our clients can always rest assured that we are providing the best possible protection for their invaluable assets!

DFW Crating and Packaging uses ISO9000 as its guide during the implementation of its engineering, production, and quality assurance processes. In addition, while serving our overseas clients, we can meet a majority of the international crate-building and packaging standards.

Only ISPM-15 Certified materials are used in the company’s facilities; hence, each crate or pallet will have a unique stamp verifying compliance. As a condition of obtaining the stamp, DFW Crating and Packaging is audited monthly by a third party. This independent auditor scrutinizes purchasing documentation, storage processes, and lumber quality to validate compliance.

Reusable Crating Solutions

Another specialty of ours is a crating solution that can be used over and over again.   An example of this would be a trade show booth.   We have some excellent examples on our custom application page.  We would build a crate specifically with YOUR booth in mind so that every piece can be packed and transported to achieve the maximum life span for your booth.  Booths like this can exceed $25,000, $50,000, or more, and the right shipping crate will enable you to use this booth over and over again for years. 

Custom Shipping Crates

Many products may have a unique shape that may require a complex set of brackets to hold them securely in place during shipping.  Our consulting and rendering process will evaluate your product, identify areas that require any extra support, and plan accordingly.  DFW Crating’s engineers then design a solution with a firm quote.

Our Core Values

We consider capability, credibility, and reliability to be the cornerstones of our core values.  With care and pride, we built a company that provides world-class services to our customers globally.  We assembled a highly-skilled team, and, with the help of the latest technology, we are ready to fulfill all your crating and packaging needs at a competitive price.

Our Promise

No matter the size and complexity of your crating or packaging needs, DFW Crating and Packaging will provide quality on-time services, within the estimated budget, and to your complete satisfaction.

Our Commitment to the Customer

How can I define world-class customer service? Customer service is all about consistently exceeding customers’ expectations – relentless communication during project assessment, making the design surpass customer anticipation, delivering on time, project execution within budget, continuous process improvement, no excuses made, and zero unresolved challenges.

– Mark Mathews, President of DFW Crating and Packaging

Our Clients Say

“Best service and very knowledgeable staff if you need it crated and done right these are the guys to use”

Eric NTexas

Trusted Partners

Custom Crating Solutions for all Your Shipping Needs

Whether you need a crate for a single use, or one that will be re-used for 10 trips or longer, we can build a crate that will meet your needs.


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