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Craters & Freighters of Pittsburgh

Customized Packing, Crating and Shipping Solutions

Business and residential customers count on Craters & Freighters of Pittsburgh to provide specialized packaging, crating, and shipping solutions for fragile, heavy, valuable, or complex items. Our highly-trained packaging engineers and transportation experts can handle the details for you – whether you have priceless pieces of fine art, delicate museum exhibits, fragile antiques, enormous pieces of equipment, or and climate-sensitive electronics. Craters and Freighters of Pittsburgh has a solution for every industry. We offer customized cushioning systems, highly engineered crate designs and specifications, in-shop or on-site crating, comprehensive insurance coverage, and shipping services to both domestic and international destinations. When your item is too big, too heavy, too fragile, or too valuable for others, it’s just right for us. You can trust us to make sure your goods arrive safely, securely and on time.

Embroidery Machine
1940's Antique Radio/Phonograph
Antique Harp
Laser (4,000lb)
Furnace Control Unit
Master bedroom furniture set
Multiple pieces of antique furniture
Multiple paintings and art pieces

Franchise Benefits:

Experience & Reputation

Craters & Freighters created an industry by establishing a nationwide network of packaging, crating, and shipping centers that specialize in items that are too large, valuable, and/or fragile to be handled by traditional shipping companies.

Secure Handling

Proprietary methods of handling, wrapping, cushioning, and packaging large, valuable, and fragile items that ensure customer items are shipped safely and securely.

In-House Packaging Methods

We physically perform and insure our own packaging from 67 locations nationwide, relying on proven packaging methods. With Craters & Freighters, you know exactly who will be handling your items, and you can rest assured that they are up to the task.


No move is too large or too small for Craters & Freighters. We have served clients moving everything from a single painting to entire data centers.

Special Service Needs

Different customers have different needs. Our customer service team will work to create a solution that meets your individual needs - from expedited service or after hours pickup and delivery to extended services such as storage and uncrating.

Meticulous Attention to Detail

We value your property as much as you do so you can trust us to take care of all the details end to end, just like you would. Reassurance and peace-of-mind – that’s what we deliver, for your most treasured valuables. We can literally take care of everything.

Service Area

Greater Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania areas

What my customers think...

Aug, 2012:

You've done a fabulous job of crating it. Thanks for the pics and tracking number. And now it starts it's long journey. Very cool!


Clare – Wellington, New Zealand

Aug, 2012:

Thank you for keeping me notified! Again, I appreciate the service provided by your company.

Janice – Butler, PA

Aug, 2012:

I received a quote from the other company but you’ve been much more professional from the beginning so I feel more comfortable with you

Cai – Irvine, CA

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