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San Diego Crating Expert: Destination Unpack (Part 6 of 7)

san diego crating expert packaging lifecycle

Valley Box Company, a San Diego crating manufacturer, welcomes you to this 7-part series exploring the package lifecycle with a focus on matching you with the right packaging method for your product. 

You have a few options moving forward.

  • Voracious Reader: Below you'll find a blog-transcript of this sixth section in the Package Lifecycle. 
  • Press Play: If you want to sit back, relax and let us do the talking watch the video of the presentation below!  

Now the product has reached its destination, the time to unpack has arrived. Consider the end recipient’s handling abilities:

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  • What are their lifting capabilities? Do they have a crane, forklift, lift gate, or hand truck on site for safe unloading?
  • Can the package be opened safely?
  • Are there outside dimension restrictions, for instance is the package passing through a standard entry way or door jamb?
  • What is the man power required to safely access the part?
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Your packaging should always consider if the end destination has handling challenges like these.

Easy to Open Wooden Shipping Crate Case Study

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This particular Aircraft Manufacturer had a receiving challenge.

Challenge: In this situation the end user had no mechanical equipment on the receiving end and needed to safely access the wings by hand using two people.

Solution: Valley Box developed an ergonomically designed 3-section lid with drop-down sides in order for two people of average height to lift the wing out without damage or injury.

Steel Reinforced Long Box


Watch more of the series

  1. Packaging Design - Watch the Video - Read the Blog - View the Slideshow
  2. Product Assembly - Watch the Video - Read the Blog - View the Slideshow
  3. Packaging Process - Watch the Video- Read the Blog - View the Slideshow
  4. Transport and Handling - Watch the Video - Read the Blog - View the Slideshow
  5. Storage - Watch the Video - Read the Blog - View the Slideshow
  6. Destination Unpack - Watch the Video - Read the Blog - View the Slideshow
  7. Evaluation of Performance - Watch the Video - Read the Blog - View the Slideshow

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Valley Box Company

Written by Valley Box Company

Valley Box demonstrates what is possible beyond just the typical wooden box. This specialty packaging manufacturer works with a wide variety of materials from wood to plastic, corrugate, metals and more. Discover how to take specialty packaging to the next level.