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Craters & Freighters, the national leader in specialty freight solutions, announced today the opening of a new location in Pittsburgh at 220 Commerce Park Drive, Cranberry Twp. The new location, marking Craters & Freighters’ 66th national operating center will be open for business on August 1st and service the entire metro area.
“We are pleased to expand our presence throughout the Pittsburgh and Western PA region,” said Diane Gibson, Craters & Freighters founder and president. “This franchise is an exciting new step in advancing our growth strategy and strengthening our presence as a leader in specialty freight solutions. As a key strategic area for the company, Pittsburgh and Western PA is an ideal market for us. We are looking forward to building strong partnerships with Pittsburgh’s Fortune 500 companies, world-class museums, renowned medical facilities, historic higher education institutions, and cutting-edge technology companies. Many of these institutions often require unique packing, crating and shipping solutions. Craters & Freighters of Pittsburgh is ready to provide the services they need.”
“By joining the Craters & Freighters franchise, I will be able to offer the highest quality specialty freight handling solutions possible to customers throughout Pittsburgh and Western PA,” said Paul McMorrow, Craters & Freighters of Pittsburgh owner and general manager. “With more than 20 years’ experience in distribution, logistics, manufacturing, and engineering management at Fortune 100 companies, anticipating and providing solutions to my customers’ unique requests is second nature. I am excited to become part of the Craters & Freighters organization, and look forward to delivering the engineered design, construction and service needed to package, crate and ship items that are especially large, heavy, fragile, valuable or complex for customers throughout the Pittsburgh area.”
Craters & Freighters was founded in June 1990 to meet the needs of businesses and consumers for specialty freight handling, including pick-up, crating, shipping, tracking, insuring and delivery of shipments that are too heavy, oversized, valuable, awkward, and time-sensitive for other shipping agencies. The company serves consumers and businesses in all sectors including telecommunications, electronics, medical equipment, aerospace, biotechnology, and heavy machinery. Some of the most unique, valuable and challenging shipments the company has handled include:
- $13 million worth of paintings by masters including Van Gogh and Rembrandt, which were shipped from a locked vault in Florida to a locked vault in Switzerland
- A complete F-15 flight simulator, which was shipped from an Air Force base in Florida to one in Texas in 32 crates ranging in size from 20’ x 12’ to 3’ x 3’
- $195,000 full-size, wooden carved Ferrari for a luxury hotel in Las Vegas
Craters & Freighters in Pittsburgh is located at 220 Commerce Park Drive, Cranberry Township, PA 16066. The phone number is 724.776.2728.