Get the latest news from Export Corporation about us and our industry. Since the mid 1940s, Export Corporation has been an acknowledged leader in providing expert packaging services and crating services. Some of our industrial packaging specialties include: custom crating, custom pallets, kitting and assemblymilitary packagingaerospace packagingautomotive parts packaging, and more.

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The Benefits of Integrating Assembly Into Packaging Operations

Combining assembly and packaging into one streamlined process can reduce shipping times and labor costs—read on to learn more.
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4 Reasons to Partner With a Packaging Engineer

Packaging engineers use their expertise in engineering, materials science, and logistics to create functional, protective, and efficient packaging solutions. Their focus on structural integrity, cost efficiency, and regulatory compliance is paramount for businesses. If...
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An Overview of the Crating and Packaging Process for Military Assets

When crating and packaging military assets, the stakes are often high. Military equipment, ranging from sensitive electronic systems to heavy-duty machinery, demands a packaging solution that goes beyond the standard. These aren’t just items—they’re...
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Cost-Effective Solutions to Heavy Equipment Packaging Challenges

Learn more about the four primary challenges of heavy equipment packaging and how Export Corporation handles these challenges.
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The Basic Principles of Packaging Engineering

Packaging engineering is a crucial discipline of logistics, focused on designing and developing packaging that effectively protects goods during transportation. This discipline is not just about encasing an item—it’s a strategic process that addresses...
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Packaging in the Aerospace Industry: Challenges & Solutions

The aerospace industry is characterized by its high-precision components, each critical to the overarching functionality and safety of airplanes, helicopters, and other aircraft and spacecraft assets.  The critical nature of aerospace components is what...
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Unpacking the Benefits of Custom Crates & Pallets

If your business transports or stores goods regularly, you already understand the importance of high-quality, efficient packaging, especially for high-value or highly fragile merchandise—packaging that’s too large significantly enhances the probability of incurring damage...
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Industrial Packaging & Crating: 4 Best Practices

Industrial packaging is integral to the short- and long-term prosperity of manufacturers in all industries. That’s why decision-makers need to understand smart ways to package merchandise more securely for less money and without breaking...
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What to Look for in a Reliable Custom Shipping Crate Provider

Manufacturers in many industries face common packaging and transportation challenges, including the risks of product damage or compliance issues if the wrong type of packaging is used. That’s why it’s crucial to work with...
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Advantages & Applications of Wood Packaging

Choosing the right packaging ensures safe transport and compliance with federal packaging regulations. Many companies shipping exports opt for custom wood packaging for many reasons, among them including their durability, versatility, and safety. We’ll...
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3 Benefits of Custom Packaging Services

No matter your industry, smart packing and cost-effective transit matter. Although there are upfront costs linked to customized packaging, you’ll likely find that they allow you to systemize your in-house procedures and prevent a...
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Military Shipping Labels Explained: What Is MIL-STD-129R?

Transporting products to military destinations requires an intricate understanding of various standards and regulations. Among these is MIL-STD-129R, a military shipping label standard. Established by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), MIL-STD-129R is a...
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What Are the Differences Between Wood Pallets & Skids?

Shipping is a vital part of the manufacturing process for many industries. Ensuring the safe and secure transportation of goods relies heavily on the choice of tertiary packaging materials. Two such materials commonly used...
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How Does Contract Packaging Work?

If you’re a business owner, you know that packaging can be a time-consuming and expensive process—this is where contract packaging comes in. Contract packaging is a service that allows you to outsource every aspect...
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How to Find the Best Crating Company

A professional crating company can save you time, frustration, and money by expertly packaging your high-value and/or fragile goods so they can withstand the rigors of multi-channel transit.  In this article, you’ll learn how...
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3 Tell-Tale Signs That You Need a Co-Packer

An efficient co-packer can help you save money while enhancing the routine efforts of assembly, contenting and decontenting, inventory management, kitting, labeling, package design and construction, and more.  But…do you need a co-packer? If...
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Should You Outsource Kitting & Assembly: Benefits & Use Cases

Kitting and assembly (K&A) are when products are grouped and arranged in a single unit before they are shipped, which generally results in reduced costs and improved customer satisfaction. Although product K&A is a...

What Are the Benefits of Partnering With Third Party Packaging Companies?

The many challenges impacting a company’s ability to manage in-house packaging processes successfully range from the high cost of hiring and training skilled labor, ensuring compliance regulations are met, lack of warehouse space, and...
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What Is a Warehouse Management System (WMS)?: Overview & Benefits

The days of missing papers, error-riddled inventory tracking, and logistical miscalculations are over. Today’s state-of-the-art warehouse management systems (WMS) are powered by software solutions that practically do all tasks necessary to streamline logistics and...

What Is Co-Packing?

Co-packing, or contract packing, is a product packaging business model where a manufacturer outsources the final packaging of the products or components they produce.  Contract packing allows a business to focus on improving and...
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The Top 3 Ways You Can Reduce Automotive Packaging Costs

Inflation has caused an increase in automotive packaging and shipping costs. This article explains how you can reduce these costs.
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Meet Holiday Deadlines With Co-Packing

The seasonal “crunch time” is already here. With millions of consumers getting a head start on their Christmas shopping, companies that haven’t prepared ahead of time will find it difficult to keep up with...

How Much Do Industrial Packaging Services Cost in 2022?

There is no average cost of industrial packaging services, as these services depend on a wide range of factors. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic caused unplanned shutdowns, labor shortages, and price increases involving packaging resins...
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Understanding Industrial Packaging Terms

Every industry has its own set of specialized words and phrases which can be incredibly confusing to outsiders! If you’re having trouble communicating with your third-party industrial packaging company or internal packaging team, this...
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The 3 Most Common Repackaging Errors & How to Avoid Them

Repackaging is much more than taking a product out of one container and putting it in another container. While the primary goal of repackaging involves streamlining the shipping and delivery process to reduce costs,...

Top 5 Factors to Remember When Packaging Your Wooden Crates

Although wood packaging may seem simple on the outside, it’s anything but. Contractors and manufacturers must stay compliant with a wide array of stringent regulations that vary from country to country. Failing to comply...
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How to Meet Mil Spec Packaging Requirements

Mil spec packaging often requires memorizing dozens of codes. If you’re not sure how to stay compliant during this process, read this article.
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How to Create an Effective Commercial Packaging Design

One of the best ways businesses can reduce the costs of shipping is by creating effective packaging designs. This article covers three categories and ways to help.
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The 7 Most Important Factors of Export Packaging

Are you shipping goods internationally? Read this article by Export Corporation to learn more about the seven most important factors of export packaging.

What Happens When You Aren’t ISPM-15 Compliant?

Packaging requirements exist for very good reasons. In this post, our experts at Export Corporation discuss what happens when you aren’t ISPM-15 compliant.

How to Avoid These 6 Aerospace Crating Mistakes

Don't overcomplicate packaging. Save money, reduce waste, and meet deadlines by avoiding these six common aerospace crating mistakes.
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Does Your Business Need Industrial Packaging Services?

Do you need industrial packaging services? Find out more in this article from Export Corporation, a trusted industrial packaging provider.
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RFID Labeling in Industrial Crating & Packing

Labeling is an essential part of the packing process. Read more about the benefits of RFID labeling in this article by Encore Systems.

Understanding Mil Spec Packaging Regulations & Codes

Avoid transportation errors by understanding mil spec packaging codes. Learn more by reading this overview from Export Corporation.

What Is Industrial Packaging?

Do you need industrial packaging services? Learn more about this important service from the professionals at Export Corporation.

Detroit Packaging Company

When you are looking for a packaging company, quality and reliability should be your priorities. Export has 70 years of experience providing quality packaging to our clients. Find out more today.

Case Study: Proof of Cost Savings/Problem Solving/ROI With OEM Engine Manufacturer

Export Corporation jumped in head first and set up a satellite facility to pack 2,000 engines in 4 days. Read more!

Aerospace Case Study

See how Export Corporate resolved a complicated problem for one of our aerospace clients.

Export Corporation Company Video – Past, Present & Beyond

Learn more about the history of our company!

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