My Dad always gave great advice. One of my favorites was 'the world doesn't owe you a living.'
Another one I really liked was 'don't follow the money.' He meant do something you love, and if you get really good at it the money will follow. We had to hark back to this advice over the past couple weeks when we decided whether or not to enter the shipping crate market.
Because of our name, we've fielded numerous requests over the past couple years for shipping crates but each time I had to tell disappointed potential customers we're only in the gift crate business. Until now.
We've made the decision to enter the domestic shipping crate business. It just makes sense. Clearly there's a market for it based on the calls we've taken but we had to decide if it was something we'd enjoy. Turns out we do! There's a lot of creativity and ingenuity involved when it comes to building the perfect shipping crate for a client. And we can make them look pretty too!
Our first client is Advanced Superabrasives Inc. in Mars Hill, North Carolina. We've made three different sized domestic shipping crates that are all pallet ready and easily hold their 200 lb products. And did you know one of their products is on Mars helping to search for life and water? Awesome stuff!
We're looking forward to working with them and other individuals or businesses who need products shipped.